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Funerall Sermon.

'mnmendation

without

jlatttry,

is no fault in the

opi~ion

ofthe belb men : And the an.

dent cuCl:ome of the .Church, did ce\ebratethe

memories_of holy men,

to the praife of

Go o rbat gave fuch eminem graces to them, and to !hrrc up others by their exam•.

ple

to

the

Imitation oftheir

vertues~

.

.

I

fpeake my knowledge

of

him in manythinss: I loved, and honoured him for

:tbove rhirtie yeares fpace.

I loved h1m I confeffe; but yet

Ittdicio meo non obflat A·

111

or,quiex rttdicio nat>H

eft;

My

love

doth notblinde or out-fway my

Judgement,

be·

caufe it proceeded from

Iudgemcnt.

Of whom what can I fay leffe, than that hee

was

vita innocentijim>H, ingeniojlorentijim.U,

&

propojito(ancrijimus :

In his

lift

molUnnocent,

in his

knowledge

;md

teaming

moft

flvurijhing

and

eminent,

and in his

purpofeand life

mofJ:

holy

and

devout:

whofecarriage wasfo happie,

~em

nemovi–

tuperat,nift etiam Lt11det;

n" man could ever difcommend him, bur will he nillhe, he

mufJ: witl)all

commendl1irn.

And no mans words were ever able to difgrace him:

rera, neceffeeft benedicat; falfamvita modfqttejieperant:

Theythatfpaketruethof

him,could not but fpeake well of him; and ifthey fpake falfely of him, his life and

manners did confute them.

And

if

this Text were ever fully applied inan}',I prefurrie it was in him; for, he

was

tot

>M

ir:

hitfacrijiciu;

bewholly fpem himfelfe,and his ftudies,and eftate in

the~

facrijices,

in

prayer

and the

prai{e

ofGo

o,

and

compaJfion

and

w~rks

ofcharitie,as

if

he

had minded nothing cl{e,all his life long,but this, to

offer himfdfe, hi;[011/e

and

body,

a

(ontrite ttpda brokep heart,

pitifullandcomplljfionate heart, and.athankfu!l

and

grate•

full heart,

a

living facrijice, holy

)nd

acceptable to

Go o,

by

h

s us C

H R I

s

T;

,whit:h is our

reafonable

~rvice

of Him•

·

'

' He was borneiri

~his

City of

London,ofhotieCl:

and godly parents; who befides

hisbreeding inlearning,left him a fufficient patrimony and inheritance,which is def·

cendedto hisheire; at

R4ivretp

in

Ejfex.

It

is

true:

Senum vita conpofua,

the lives of

oldmen,

many times are

orderly

and

well

comp~fed,anddifPofed,

and

flayed;

whereas i[)

youth,

many things that are in true judgement not altogether decent, are not fo

inde–

ant

in them, but thlt they_well enough become their younger yeares : In th1s, hee

·wa,s happie,

Huj>H vitarompoftta)tpueritiJ.

His life was well compofed and ordered

even fn;>m his

~hild-hood.

I may well f:1y of him, as the Prophet doth;

Bon~m

es1

port

are

It~gum

Domini ab AdolefcentiJI. :

herein was his happinelfc, that he tooke up,

and did fioutly

bearetheyokeof the

L o

"D

even

from

hi;

youth.

,

In his

tend~refi

yeares, he 01ewed f'uch readineffe and lharpneffe ofwit and capa.:

dry,that his teachers and Mafl.ers fore-faw in him,tbat he would prove

Lumenlitera·

""'"

&

literatoruni:The

ourning and lhining Candle of all learning and learned men.'

And therefore, thofe two firCl: Maflers, that had the care ofthe firft elements of his

learning (M'.

Ward

of

Ratclijfe, .

and M•.

Mt<lcafler

dfthe

Merchant-Taylors Schoole)

contended for hini, who lhould have the honour ofhis breeding, that after became

t.he honour of their Schcioles,- and all learning. M•.

Ward

firCl: obtained of his pa·

rents, that hee lhould not be a preritife: and at length M•.

Mulcafler

got him to his

Schoole: and from this time,

perit omne tempeu, quodftudii< nonimpenditur,

h~e

ac–

counted all that time loft, that he fpent not in his fiudies, wherein in learning he out–

fiript all his equalls; and his indefatigable induflt'y, bad aim oCl: outflript himfelfe:

l;:le,(ludied fo hard whenothers played, that if his Parents and Mafters had not for–

ced him to play withthem alfo;all the play had beene marred. His lacefiudying by

candle,and early riling at

form

in themorning,procuredhim envie among his equals,'

yea, withthe

rjlJCrs

alfo, becaufe he called them up too foone : Notlike eo our mo–

derne fcholars,

qui no11d11m hefternamedormiverunt·crapulam;

who at

~ven

and eight

~fthe

clocke,

have their heads and fJ:omacks aking, becaufe they have not yet flepi

out their lafi nights (urfers andfulnelfe.

.

Their painesandcare,hefo earefully remembred aU his lifelong,.that he fiudied

a!wayes bow to doe good to them and theirs. Inwhich gratefulnelfe he promoted

,Doetor

WArd

to

the

Parfonag-e

ofWalthAm.-

and ever loved and honoured his

M

ajler

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