Jonathan Edwards – God Makes Men Sensible of Their Misery Before He Reveals Mercy

God makes men consider and be sensible of what sin they are guilty. Before, it may be, they were very regardless of this. They went on sinning, and never reflected upon what they did. [They] never considered or regarded what or how many sins they committed. They saw no cause why they should trouble their minds about it. But when God convinces them, he brings them to reflect upon themselves. He sets their sins in order before their eyes. He brings their old sins to their minds, so that they are fresh in their memory — things which they had almost forgotten. And many things, which they used to regard as light offenses, which were not wont to be a burden to their consciences, nor to appear worthy to be taken notice of, they are now made to reflect upon. Sensible of Their Misery

Thomas Goodwin – An Unregenerate Man’s Guiltiness Before God – 1

This is an overview of Thomas Goodwin’s (1600-1680) collected works volume 10.  Then narrating more particularly of the work of the Spirit upon the wills of the unregenerate restraining from evil, and working upon their natural affections short of changing them. Unregenerate Man’s Guiltiness Before God

Robert L Dabney – Spurious Religious Excitements – Discussions Volume 3

…spurious revivals we honestly regard as the chief bane of our Protestantism.  We believe that they are the chief cause, under the prime source, original sin, which has deteriorated the average standing of holy living, principles, and morality, and the church discipline of our religion, until it has nearly lost its practical power over the public conscience. R L Dabney

Spurious Religious Excitements