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The

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P 1sT L -E

precede_nc_Y-' and greater

incere~.

: .

HisVertue,

(w~1ichwe

·

mull

fhll

Judge the more worthy manyman) was

compa~ .

rable to that which was wont to.be found in

t:hePr!imiti1!e

1Jijhops

ofthe

Church.

AndhadHelived amongthof-eanci...

ent Fathers,

his

Vertue

would have fhiried; even amongil:

thofe vertu0us men. And for his

Learnitzg~that

was as ·well,

if

not "better known Gbroad, than refpect.ed-at home. And

take him

in

his

Latitude,

wewhich kneW;·him "\vell,knewnot

any

kin~le ~f

Learhing to which h'e 'was aflranger; but in

his

profesfi.oq admirable.

No.n~jlronger, than

he, 'vhere he

wrefiled with

anAdverflry.

Ao~ tbat~ellarminefelt;

who

was

as weii able to

{hif~

for himfelfe:. as any chat il:ood for the

~man

party. None more

ixa.'il,

mO"re

judiciom

than he}

where he was to inflruCl: and informe others. And that, as

they knew, which.oftei1 heard him preach, fo they may .

learne,whichwill

read~

this which he bath left behinde him.' ·

.And yet this

fulnelf~

ofhis.

~

ateriallLearning,lefc

roome

enough in the temper

of

his braine, for almoft all

Langua>

ges,learned

and

moderne,to

feat.th~mfelves.

So that his learn..

ing had all the helpes Language could afforp; and his Lan...

guages learning enough for the beft Qhhem toexpreffe.·

"

Hisludgme11t,in

the meane time,fo commanding over both,

. as that neither of them was fuffer:ed'idly, or

~uriouflyto

ihrt from, or fall fhort·of;their intended fcope. So'thatwe

may better fay ofhim, then 'nvas fometime.s faid

ofC!audiUI

Patm.Hifl.

7Jrufm

;

He

n>as

of

as many, andasgreat vertues,asmortaU

na~

M.

•·

turecouldreceive, orindu/lriemaJ<.t

perfe'J.

And fincewe are

l'lal.49·

10.

b h

h

d

r.

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b

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·h

;r;,

llfr

d

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ot

taug

t,

an

1e~

1t

y

expertence, t

atl:P!femen a'Jo

tye~

andperijh togetherMn>ellas

thei.gnorantandfoolijh,

and though

they

lea"fle their riches,

yet cannot difpofe theirwifedome to

others:

'tis

fit

.we

ihould be converfantin the writings ofwife

and

religious men; that we may in part learne that in their "

workes,which the dying

duthors

had not power to bequeath

unto us.

-Thefe

'n1or.(_es

then comming&om fo Grave, Learhed,

~nd"Religious

an

Author~

have bm

~o

thjngs to doe in their

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