Cotton Mather Essays to Do Good

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Essays to Do Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... TO DO GOOD. COTTON MATHER, D„D. F. R. S. AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY, ANDREW THOMSOXV D' D. MINISTER OF ST. GEORGE'S, EDINBURGH. GLASGOW: PRINTED FOR CHALMERS AND COLLINS; WILLIAM WHYTE & CO. AND WILLIAM OLIPHANT, EDINBTJBGH ; R. M. TIMS, AND WM. CURRY, JUN. & CO. DUBLIN; AND G. B. WHITTAKER, LONDON. INTRODUCTORY ESSAY. I. According to the common notions, and common practice of mankind, " doing good" implies, whatever removes pain or imparts pleasure. But this is evidently a mistaken view of the subject; for pain is frequently a great blessing, and pleasure is frequently a serious evil. The amputation of a limb, though attended with severe agony, may be the means of saving the patient's life; and that which yields the sweetest gratification to the palate, may speedily terminate in disease and death. The discipline which is administered to a child may issue in his future and permanent advantage; while the indulgence of his wishes may subject him to a perpetuity of suffering. The continuance of that bodily health and that outward prosperity, on which most people set so much value, not seldom produces thoughtlessness, improvidence, immorality, and ultimate ruin ; and we sometimes observe the protracted maladies, and the worldly disappointments and misfortunes, which all men naturally regard with aversion, exerting such an influence on the character and state of those who are exercised by them, as to render them, what every one should desire to be, considerate, and virtuous, and happy. Numerous instances, in short, may be conceived, and do actually occur, from which it must be apparent, that neither the mere absence of pain, nor the mere sensation of pleasure, can be properly denominated " good;" and that he who relieves us of the one, or...

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Cotton Mather (1663-1728), trained at Harvard and ordained in 1685, was a Puritan pastor and scholar in Boston.

Andrew Thompson is a freelance author and music critic.

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