WHOLE DUTY OF MAN
IN A PLAIN AND FAMILIAR WAY FOR THE USE OF ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY THE MEANEST READER; DIVIDED INTO SEVENTEEN CHAPTERS, ONE WHEREOF BEING READ EVERY LORD’S DAY, THE WHOLE MAY BE READ OVER THRICE IN THE YEAR; — NECESSARY FOR ALL FAMILIES.
PRIVATE DEVOTIONS FOR SEVERAL OCCASIONS
A Preface to the ensuing Treatise, showing the Necessity of Caring for the Soul
Of the Duty of Man by the Light of Nature, by the Light of Scripture; The Three Great Branches of Man’s Duty, to God, Ourselves, our Neighbour: Our Duty to God; of Faith, the Promises, of Hope, of Love, of Fear, of Trust
Of Humility, of Submission to God’s Will in respect of Obedience; of Patience in all sorts of Sufferings, and of Honour due to God in several ways, in His House, Possession, His Day, Word, Sacraments, &c.
Of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper; of Preparation before, as Examination; of Repentence, Faith Obedience; of Duties to be done at the Receiving and afterwards, &c.
Honour due to God’s Name, Sins against it; Blasphemy; Swearing; of Assertory, Promissory, Unlawful Oaths; of Perjury, Vain Oaths, and the Sin of them, &c.
Of Worship due to God’s Name; of Prayer and its several Parts; of Public Prayers in the Church, in the Family; of Private Prayer; of Repentance, &c.; of Feasting
Duty to Ourselves; of Sobriety; of Humility; the great Sin of Pride; of Vain-glory, the Danger, Follow; the Means to prevent it, of Meekness, &c.
Of Contentedness and the Contraries to it; Murmuring, Ambition, Covetousness, Envy; Helps to Contentedness; of Duties which concern our Bodies; of Chastity, &c.; Helps to it; of Temperance
Of Temperance in Drinking, False Ends of Drinking, viz., Good Fellowship, putting away Cares, &c.
Temperance in Sleep: the Rule of it, &c.; Mischiefs of Sloth, of Recreations, Cautions to be observed in them; of Apparel, &c.
Of Duties to our Neighbour; of Justice, Negative, Positive; of the Sin of Murder, of teh Heinousness of it, the Punishments of it, and the strange Discoveries thereof; of Maiming, &c.
Of Justice about the Possessions of our Neighbours against injuring him, as concerning his Wife, his Goods; of Oppression, Theft; of Paying of Debts, &c.
Of Theft, Stealing, of Deceit in Trust, in Traffic; of Restitution, &c.
Of False Reports, False Witness, Slanders, Whisperings; of Scoffing for Infirmities, Calamities, Sins, &c.; of Positive Justice, Truth; of Lying; of Envy and Detraction; of Gratitude, &c.
Of Duty to Magistrates, Pastors; of the Duty of Parents to Children, &c.; of Children’s Duty to Parents, &c.
Of Duty to our Brethren and Relations, Husband, Wife, Friends, Masters, Servant
Other Branches of our Duty to our Neighbour; of Charity to Men’s Souls, Bodies, Goods, and Credit
Of Charity, Alms-giving, &c.; of Charity in respect of our Neighbour’s Credit, &c.; of Peace-making; of Going to Law; of Charity to our Enemies, &c.
Directions for the Morning
Prayers for the Morning
Directions for Night
Prayers for Night
Collects for Several Graces
A brief Paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer
Pious Ejaculations taken out of the Book of Psalms
Brief Heads of Self-Examination, especially before the Sacrament
Prayers before the Receiving of the blessed Sacrament
Ejaculations to be used at the Lord’s Supper
Prayers for their use who Mourn in secret for the Public Calamities, &c.