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ORION;

OR
SPIRITUAL SONGS.

IN SIX PART S.
I. The BELIEVE R's IV. The BELIEVER'S

ES POUSALS. LODGING
II. The BeLIEVER's V. The BELIEVER's
JOINTURE.

SOLILOQUY.
III. The BELIEVER'S VI. The BELIEVER's
RIDDLE.

PRINCIPLE S.
CONCERNING
CREATION and REDEMPTION,
Law and GOSPEL,
JusTIFICATION and SANCTIFICATION,
Faith and SENSE,
HEAVEN and EARTH.

The Sixth E
With large ADDITIONS and great IMPROVEMENTS.

By RALPH ERSKINE, M. A.

LONDON:
Printed for J. OSWALD, at the Rofe and Crown in the

Poultry, near the Mansion-House. MDCCL.
Price Bound in Calf 2 s. and plain Bound in Sheep, Is. 6do with

good Allowance to those that take a number.

N. B. The Author's Sermons, 3 vols. and his Poem on
Cinticles, are to be had in separate Volumes, or all together,

NEW YORK

Τ Η Ε

P R E F A C E

TO THE

R E A D E R.

T

READER,

HER E baving been several Impressions of

this Book at Edinburgh, and some of them without my Knowledge, and very incorrect; I was the more easily induced tg jield, to the earnest Desire of such as urged me, to allow its being reprinted at London. Yet being unwilling it should be publish'd there, under all the Disadvantages of a homely Scotish Rhime, which I never expected was to spread so far, and make such a publick Appearance in the World; therefore, as I reckon'd myself very much obliged to the Gentleman, who inclined to be the Publisher, that he did not ad. venture to reprint any of the former Copies, without acquainting me of his Design, and defiring to know, if I had

any

Corrections or Amendments to make upon it: for if it now come abroad, (as I hope it does) to more Advantage than formerly, it is much owing to his Kindness and Civility in craving my Consent, and giving me an Opportunity (which I have taken for some Months) of putting it into such order, as any spare Hour, amidst my other weighty Work, would allow.

I do not intend, by any Corrections I have made upon this Book, to act the part of the lofty Peet, "

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