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DxnicATOR.IF

....

we hope the

hefl,

we·humbJY.

?e~

your .

e(.'vfaJefiies

prbteElion

Er"·~

.

11

!

again!b the

l'POY~,

hecaufe the

dates

are e}ltU.

_

VVehave but two things to prefent to

Tour

e5Vf

ajefl:ie.

~hey

are the

per[on

to

Tour

memory;

an~

this

hi~

work,

to

Tour

eye.

ForthePerfon,wecan

add_enochmgtohtm..

To~ame

him isenoughto·allthatknew htm ; and toreadhtm,wtll

b~

eno~gh

to .them'thatkne'Y. himnot. And though

Yer~ue

have but 'tts due, when

t

ts commended, yetwe concetve

not how praife

~;Day mak~ virtu~

better than it is, efpecially

when

thepeifon

mwhom tt was,1s dead

to

all encouragement

_

or corn foi·t by it. And yet though

'Vertue

cannot thus be

.

bettered; it may be righted thus. For,

Yivorum ut magna

aJ..

PA!,:;tp;

~

miratio, ita

cwfura

dijficilU..

Tis eafie to admire the living,

Hift~

andwe doe it,

but

'its hard to cenfure themany way. Both

becaufe there will be no preferring one before another

without offence

:

And becaufe,

as

w~

know not whatmay

come·upon them before death, fo the cenfure may befo

good,as theywill ner'edeferve; or fo bad, as though they do .·

deferve,theywillnotbeare. Twas7)ihultu,hiscafe.

The . . ,.

admiration

of

m~n b~~

carried

hin:

up

to hea}len?

no lower

pl~ce ~=~r~.si

would ferve hurt, Yet when lt came to a

wifemans

cenfure,

!if:.!..

.:t

he

pr~fe~ed, hee_~nm ~o

ground

for that admiratton, andlejfe

~!d~~en~

ltlorthtn htmfor

fucb

ahetght.

But

'\vhen men have payd

al19~e~

their rights of

na~ur~

toCleath,and ate gone i?to their

fil~hce•

then where

admm~tton

ceafeth,

cenfltre

begtns. Now tfthe

cenfure be heavie (asitistqo oft upon the bell:) yet then it

fhould be fparing for humanitie fake. For that humaQitie,.

which forbids the ritling ofagrave . bids forheare him that

is !hut up irt it, and cannot an!were: But if the cenfure be

go~d,

you may _be boldwith the grave : And you cannot

pralfe any fo fafehe as the dead; for you cannot hmrtor them

tnto danger, nor melt away your

felf~

it)to flatterie.

.

. The

Ptrfon

therefore, whofew_opl£s thefe are,was ttdm

h1s

youth,aman ofextraotdinarie worth and note. A man,

as ifhe had

~een

tnade up of

Learning

arid

rertue.

Both of

them

f~

emtnel)t in

him~

as 'tis hard

to

judg~,

which had

.

A 3

precedenci~

..