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Funeral/

Serman~

It

feemes

plain~ly,he

loved th.c Churche.s in which he was promoted and lived;

bet:er than he dtd hts money, or hts owne ga.me. For, tfw.e confider thefe expences

in h1s Eptfcopall Houfes, and hts moll: magmficent emcrtatnment of his mofrgrac"

ousSoveraigneKing I A" • s,.at

Farneh.,~,where

in threedayes he fl;'ent

threethor::

[andpormd;

as great and bounufull entertamment as ever

King

I

A M •

s received a.

a SubjeCts hand: befidesherefufedtomake

fomeLeafes

in hislall:yeares

wh·c~

might have beene very beneficiall to him, for the good ofhis Succeffour; his reafon

w:1s,

Many are too ready to [potle JJijboprzcks, ilnd few

enot~gh

to

t~phold

them :

Ad

de

to

thcfe the many

Almes

hee gave in his life, and now at his death, and wee fhall fr;e he

was free from all

avarice

and love of

money.

In him, is truethat word ofSaint

Mni

Nolitediligere

mund~m :

hedoth not fay,

Noli~e

hahere,

but

Nolite diligere, Love no;

the

tvorld:

he doth not fay,

have not, pof!elfe not

the world, orgoods of the world .

but

lovethemmt:

He had them, but beloved them not:

Vt

diJPen{atiJr, ut Erogato/

he had them bm as a

Steward

to difpofe and expend them,

to

procure an everlal\ing

Tabernacle in tbe highell: heavens.

.

..

He medied little with them, but left the taking of his accounts from his Oflicers

to hisBrorhers: and when he began his

Wilt

at

Walthama

yeare before his death he

undtrll:ood not his owneell:ate; nay till about fix weekes before his death, whedhis

Accounts were delivered up and perfceted,be did not fully know hisowneell:ate:and

therefor~

in his firll: draught ofhis

Wilt,

he gave

bu~

little to

~i.s

kindred,doubting.he

mtght giVe away more than he had, and therefore m a CodlClll annexed to his

Wilt'

he doubled all his legacies to them, and made

every htmdred

to be

two hn,ndred,

and

every

two hundred

to be

futere htmdred :

And yet notwithll:anding this

encreafe,

hee

gave more

to

the maintenance of

learning,

and the

poore,

than

to

his

kindreil.·

His

charitieand love of Go o and the

poore,

wasgreater in him,

thari.N4tura0affeelion'

and yet he forgot not his naturall affeCtion to them.

. ·

. ,

. '

It was faid ofhim, that in his time was held to be

Delici£ h;minum (Titm,) AG;_

ftimeit alieno, ut

fi

qui!

tmqttam :

If ever any man abfiained from that which was

no~

his

owne, he was the mall. This is as true ofthis moll: Reverend Prelate: he never·

tooke any mans goods, or right from him. Give me leave to ad

de

alittle more of

him :

Dijlrihuit

{till,

ut fiquis unquam;

Ifever any ll:udied to difperfe and dillribute

his owne, either to kindred or

to

thepoore, furely this is the Man.

Neither did he fray to doe good and dirtribute till his death,that is,then gave his

goods to the

poore-,

when he could keepe them no

long~r:

Thefirft place helived on,

was

Saint Giles;

there, I fpeakemy knowledge,) doe not fay, he began;fure I am,he

continued his charity :

his certaine

Almes

there, was

tenpormdper annum;

which

was

payed <']Uarterly by eqaall portions, and

twelve pence

every Sund<w hee came to

Church,and

jive

fhi!li~>gs

at every

Communion:

and for many yeares,fince heleftrhac'

Cure, he

[entjive.potmd

ab,out Chrill:maffe, befides the number of

gownes

given to

the

poore

ofthat Parilh when he was

Almoner.

And I havereafon to prefume the like

·ofthofc other parilhes mentioned in his

Will,

to which hee alfo gave Legacies : to

Saint

Gilts

an

htmdredpotmd,

where hehad bcene

ricar.

To

Alhaltowes

Bar

kin,

where

he was borne,

twentiepound.

To

Saint

M

artins LudgAte,

where he dwelc,

jivepound.

To

Saint Andreives

in

Holborne

where

Ely.hott{ef!ands ten potmd.

And

to

this Parilh,'

of

SaintSAvioreh

inS

outhwarke

where he died,

twenty pound:

which Parilhes hehach

remembred, for his

Almes

to the

poore,

when the land lhall be purchafed for the

re·.•

liefeand ufe of the

poore.

•.

,

Wheri he came to

oxford,

attending

King

I

A" •

s in the end of htsprogrdfe,

his cuftomc was to fend

6ftiepound

to be dill:ributed

amongpoore Schlars.

And the

like bee didat

Cambridge,

in his Journey to

Ely.

And !ell: his

lifthand

lhould

know

what hisright hand

did, he fenc great

Almes

to many poore plaas, underother

me~s

names; and he frayed nottill the poore fought him, for he firll: fought them (as hts

fervlntsimployed in

t~at

fetvicecan wimeffe) as appeared at

F

arneh~m, a~ Wal~ham,

and

Wtnchefler:

And mthe !all: yeare ofgreat Sickneffe, hee gave m

t~ts

Panlh of

S4mt

SAvteurs,•~

htmdred

Mt~rk~.

Belidcs,fincethe yc:are

oNe thMfandfix

'hnr~dred a~J

-

-

,

~11mm,

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