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Dioi

cAT OR I E.

publifuing

ro

the world. The one is,to teach

the "tl1orld,

what.

a

treafure

chey have of them.

,And the other,. to tell

thi.r

Church,

what aJe"111ell1he loft, when !he lop: thetr

~uthor.

Theworke is

a

BodyofSermons.

To

the~

he had been moll:

bred, and in themhe moft excelled. And hewas not a

grea:..

ter Preacher

in his age, thar1

h~

was both great and

fjequent,

ia

his .younger and .firongertime•. As

forth~

boC!y ofthe

\vork It felfe, were It riot that we hke not to difparage any

mans endevours by comparing,we would fay, the

[hrifliatt

worldhatb

not many fuch

'Bodies

of

Sermons,

as we here pre;

fenr, under

Your Majefties

favour,to the view,and ufe ofthis

Lhurch.

And

if

another

:1\(ation

had them, they would as

highly-value them.

:

And here we humbly beg leave to tell

'Your Majefie,

thae

'thefe Sermons

are in this, like their

Author,

mixed,

of~ligif.m

and

"111i[edome.

It is

ari

excellent thing for aman tofpeake

wifely, and eloquently, both at once

:

but

where thefe

per~

,

fections meet not, there faith S.

vf

ugu~ine,

VicatJapienter,

~~~fi~'

4

;

~uod

non poteft eloquenter.

Let the Preacher (ofall men)

Chap.

:s~

fpeake that wifely,

wh~ch

he cani10t utter eloquently. And

ifS.

dugufline

in his time found that fit, out ofall doubt 'tis

necelfary now, thatmen ofQur profesfion, fee themfelves to

preachwith more

r:J;t_fidome,

than eloquence. VVith

Chri..

flian andreligiomWtfedpme;

which alone kno\vs how to pre.-

~erve

truth and peace together.

F:

or as all other

Church

et

m

the world,are moft happy when thefe meet; fo is this too.

Buti:oomanyamongthe

people,

choofe rather to have-their

humorfed,

than their foules

edified.

And carry partial! eares

even to the hciufe ofthat

(jod,"tl1ho

i1

no accepter ofperfons.

To

fettle therefore the

peace

ofche one,and td abate the

humor

of

th:

ot~er,

hothing certainly under

qod,

would be ofgreater

tAdtxo.fi

effi~acte,chan

Conciones [apientes,

wife,artd difcreete

Serm{)ns~

·whtch

y~t!:hay

be as zealous

and

devout as any otl1er. Fdr

he

that Is_ zealous according to knowh:dge, is not lei1'e zea...

lous

for

h~~~110wledge

fake. . .And true

Wifedome,

which

is

~~t

trUe

tf

tt be not

Chriflian

carries no water

about it

to

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