The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts in 9 Volumes

The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D., 9 vols. (Leeds: Printed by Edward Baines, 1813).

These volumes have been digitized by Google and most pages can read at
Google Books and at Internet Archive (See links below).

Volume 1: Google Books, Internet Archive

Show Fourty-Three Sermons on Various Occasions
  • GB Portrait of Dr Watts, and Title Page
  • GB Memoirs of Dr Watts
  • GB Dedication
  • GB Preface
  • GB Part 1: The Inward Witness to Christianity -- 1 John v 10
  • GB Part 2: The Inward Witness to Christianity -- 1 John v 10
  • GB Part 3: The Inward Witness to Christianity -- 1 John v 10
  • GB Flesh and Spirit or the Principles of Sin and Holiness -- Rom viii 1
  • GB The Soul Drawing near to God in Prayer Sins -- Job xxxiii 3, 4
  • GB Sorrows spread before God -- Job xxxiii 3, 4
  • GB Part 1: A Hopeful Youth falling Short of Heaven -- Mark x 21
  • GB Part 2: A Hopeful Youth falling Short of Heaven -- Mark x 21
  • GB Part 1: The Hidden Life of a Christian -- Col iii 3
  • GB Part 2: The Hidden Life of a Christian -- Col iii 3
  • GB Nearness to God the Felicity of Creatures -- Ps lxv 4
  • GB Blessed Saints, Blessed Saviour, & Blessed Trinity -- Ps lxv 4
  • GB Part 1: Appearance before God here and hereafter -- Ps xlii 2
  • GB Part 2: Appearance before God here and hereafter -- Ps xlii 2
    SERIES on the GOSPEL -- ROMANS i 16
  • GB Part 1: A Rational Defence: Or, Courage in Professing Christianity
  • GB Part 2: A Rational Defence: Or, Courage in Professing Christianity
  • GB Part 3: A Rational Defence: Or, Courage in Professing Christianity
  • GB Part 1: Faith the Way to Salvation and none excluded from Hope
  • GB Part 2: Faith the Way to Salvation and none excluded from Hope
    SERIES on CHRISTIAN MORALITY -- Phil iv 8
  • GB Part 1: Christian Morality: Truth, Sincerity, &c.
  • GB Part 2: Christian Morality: Truth, Sincerity, &c.
  • GB Part 3: Christian Morality: Truth, Sincerity, &c.
  • GB Christian Morality: Gravity, Decency, &c.
  • GB Part 1: Christian Morality: Justice, Equity, and Truth
  • GB Part 2: Christian Morality: Justice, Equity, and Truth
  • GB Part 1: Christian Morality: Purity, Temperance, Chastity, and Modesty
  • GB Part 2: Christian Morality: Purity, Temperance, Chastity, and Modesty
  • GB Christian Morality: a Lovely Carriage, &c.
  • GB Christian Morality: Things of Good Report
  • GB Christian Morality: Courage and Honour, Virtue and Praise
  • GB Part 1: Holy Fortitude or Remedies against Fear -- 1 Cor xvi 13
  • GB Part 2: Holy Fortitude or Remedies against Fear -- 1 Cor xvi 13
  • GB The Universal Rule of Equity -- Mat vii 12
  • GB Part 1: The Atonement of Christ -- Rom iii 25
  • GB Part 2: The Atonement of Christ -- Rom iii 25
  • GB Part 3: The Atonement of Christ -- Rom iii 25
  • GB Part 1: The Christian's Treasure -- 1 Cor iii 21
  • GB Part 2: The Christian's Treasure -- 1 Cor iii 21
    SERIES on LIFE and DEATH -- 1 Cor xvi 13
  • GB The Right Improvement of Life
  • GB The Privilege of the Living above the Dead
  • GB Death improved to our Advantage
  • GB The Death of Kindred improved
  • GB Death a Blessing to the Saints

Volume 2: Google Books, Internet Archive

Twelve Sermons on Various Subjects
Evangelical Discourses
Death and Heaven
Doctrine of the Passions
Of the Love of God, and the Use and Abuse of the Passions

Volume 3: Google Books, Internet Archive

Self-Love and Virtue Reconciled Only by Religion
Humility Represented in the Character of St. Paul
Orthodoxy and Charity United
A Caveat Against Infidelity?
The Harmony of all the Religions God Ever Prescribed
The Strength and Weakness of Human Reason
Holiness of Times, Places, &c.

Volume 4: Google Books, Internet Archive

The Rational Foundation of a Christian Church
On Civil Power in Things Sacred
Ruin and Recovery of Mankind
On the Freedom of the Will
The Sacrifice of Christ
An Humble Attempt Toward the Revival of Practical Religion Among Christians

Volume 5: Google Books, Internet Archive

An Humble Attempt Towards the Revival of Practical Religion Among Christians
A Discourse on the Way of Instruction by Way of Catechism
A Preservative from the Sins and Follies of Youth by Way of Question and Answer
A Large Catalogue of Remarkable Scripture Names
Show GB IA A Guide to Prayer
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • GBThe Nature of Prayer
    A. Of InvocationB. Of Adoration C. Of Confession D. Of Petition
    E. Of Pleading F. Of Profession, or Self-DedicationG. Of Thanksgiving
    H. Of Blessing I. Amen, or the Conclusion
  • GBOf the Gift of Prayer
    A. What the Gift of Prayer isB. Of forms of Prayer C. Of the Matter of Prayer
    D. Of the Method of Prayer E. Of Expression in PrayerF. Of the Voice in Prayer
    G. Of Gesture in Prayer H. General Directions about the Gift of Prayer
  • GBOf the Grace of Prayer
    A. What the Grace of Prayer is, and how it differs from the Gift
    B. General Graces of Prayer
    C. Graces that belong to particular Parts of Prayer
    D. Directions to attain the Grace of Prayer
  • GBOf the Spirit of Prayer
    A. Proofs of the Assistance of the Spirit of God in Prayer
    B. How the Spirit assists us in Prayer
    C. Cautions about the Influences of the Spirit
    D. Directions to obtain and keep the Spirit of Prayer
  • GBA Persuasive to learn to Pray

Prayers for Children
A Short View of the Whole Scripture History
Questions Proper for Students in Divinity, &c.

Volume 6: Google Books, Internet Archive

An Essay Towards the Encouragement of Charity Schools
The Art of Reading and Writing English
The Christian Doctrine of the Trinity

Volume 7: Google Books, Internet Archive

The World to Come
Logic
A Discourse on the Education of Children and Youth

Volume 8: Google Books, Internet Archive

Show IA The Improvement of the Mind
  • Preface
  • PART ONE   Internet Archive
  • General Rules for the Improvement of Knowledge
  • Observation, Reading, Instruction by Lectures, Conversation and Study compared
  • Rules relating to Observation
  • Of Books and Reading
  • Judgment of Books
  • Of Living, Instructions and Lectures of Teachers and Learners
  • Of Learning a Language
  • Of Enquiring the Sense of Writers, &c. especially the Sacred Writings
  • Rules of Improvement by Conversation
  • Of Disputes
  • Of the Socratical Way of Disputation
  • Of Forensic Disputes
  • Of Academic or Scholastic Disputation
  • Of Study or Meditation
  • Of Fixing the Attention
  • Of Enlarging the Capacity of the Mind
  • Of Improving the Memory
  • Of Determining a Question
  • Of Enquiring into Causes and Effects
  • Of the Sciences, and their Use in particular Professions
  • PART TWO: COMMUNICATION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE   Internet Archive
  • Methods of Teaching and Reading Lectures
  • Of an Instructive Style
  • Of Convincing Persons of Truth and delivering them from Errors
  • Of Authority, its Abuse and Uses
  • Of Treating the Prejudices of Men
  • Of Instruction by Preaching
  • Of Writing Books for the Public
  • Of Writing and Reading Controversies

Show IA Geography and Astronomy
  • Dedication
  • Of the Spheres or Globes of the Heaven and Earth
  • Of the greater Circles
  • Of the lesser Circles
  • Of the Points
  • Of Longitude and Latitude on the Earthly Globe and of different Climates
  • Of Right Ascension, Declination and Hour Circles
  • Of Longitude and Latitude on the Heavenly Globe and of the Nodes and Eclipses of the Planets
  • Of Altitude, Azimuth, and various risings and settings of the Sun and Stars
  • Of the Inhabitants of the Earth according to the Positions of the Sphere, the Zones, &c.
  • The natural Description of the Earth and Waters on the Terrestrial Globe
  • Of Maps and Sea Charts
  • The Political Divisions of the Earth represented on the Globe
  • Of Europe and its several Countries and Kingdoms
  • Of Asia, &c.
  • Of Africa and its Divisions
  • Of America and its Divisions
  • Of the Fixed Starts on the Heavenly Globe
  • Of the Planets and Comets
  • Problems relating to Geography and Astronomy to be performed by the Globe
  • Problems by the Use of the Plain Scale and Compasses
  • Tables of the Sun's Declination, and of the Declination and right Ascension of several Remarkable fixed Stars, together with some Account how they are to be used

Show IA Philosophical Essays on Various Subjects
  • Preface
  • A fair Enquiry and Debate concerning Space whether it be Something or Nothing, God or a Creature
  • Of Substance and of solid Extension and a thinking Power, as the two only Original Substances
  • Of the Original of our Perceptions and Ideas
  • Of Innate Ideas
  • An Enquiry whether the Soul thinks always
  • Of the Power of Spirits to move Bodies, of their being in a Place and removing from it
  • The departing Soul
  • The Resurrection of the same Body
  • Of the Production, Nourishment and Operations of Plants and Animals
  • Of Sun Beams and Star Beams
  • Of some Metaphysical Subjects
  • Remarks on some Chapters of Mr. Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding

Show IA A Brief Scheme of Ontology, or the Science of Being in General
  • Preface
  • Of Being and not Being, with a general Scheme of the Affections of Being
  • Of absolute Affections, and first of Essence or Nature, Matter and Form
  • Of Existence, whether actual, possible or impossible; necessary or contingent; dependent or independent
  • Of Duration, Creation, and Conservation
  • Of Unity and Union
  • Of Act and Power, Action and Passion, Necessity and Liberty
  • Of relative Affections and Relations
  • Of real Relations, (viz.) Truth, Goodness and Perfection
  • Of the Whole and Parts
  • Of Principles, Causes and Effects
  • Of Subject and Adjunct
  • Of Time, and Place and Ubiety
  • Of Agreement and Difference, of Sameness, and the Doctrine of Opposites
  • Of Number and Order
  • Of Mental Relations (viz.) Abstrat Notions, Signs, Words, Terms of Art, &c.
  • The chief Kinks or Divisions of Being, and first of Substance and Mode
  • Of Finite and Infinite
  • Of Natural, Moral and Artificial Beings and Ideas

Show IA A Defense Against the Temptation to Self-Murder
  • Preface
  • The Unlawfulness of it displayed
  • Some general Dissuasions from Self-murder, by shewing the Folly and Danger of it
  • The Pretences for Self-murder, and the Motives to it examined and answered
  • Means of Security against this Temptation, or Advice to the tempted
  • Admonitions to those who have been rescued from this Temptation.
  • Cautions against all approaches to Self-murder, viz. Intemperance, Duelling, &c.
  • Conclusion

Volume 9: Google Books, Internet Archive

An Essay on Psalmody
The Psalms of David
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Divine Songs for Children
Lyric Poems
Reliquiae Juveniles
Remnants of Time

Top-level outline posted by Tony Byrne at 12/27/2007 09:54:00 AM
Chapter-level outline posted by Bob Sander-Cederlof, December 2015