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.Sermotl/1.

, Thistirite;-is the rime,wlien all

Hjpot:t:ites;<Aiheljbs;

tagvand

~ag~'come

in,'and

fl

.eeke Him

in afort: And lha_ll not

b~con~o.und_ed;

to fee our

~elve~

mrheir nmn!>er-

~

a

to fa .tha.t'mufi

be

fa1d (for,

tr~eiMS)

1t 1s

pafhhe<Dwels~h_ne.

They be his

. •. .

N [Js [

cu!,ill1ft tempmt

].and he feekorh

r~.make.~h~m:ro;ursl~at'lt1s.

eyer

toofoort~

Matth.t.zjl.

\VO(<

kG

Atthe.hardell:(Itrull).wewillnotkeli~e;clmew4dl'Him.

· .,

''·l.J

.~,

·

J,!

tp

eA~d ~f;eke

Him

then; is--notto

fake

Him,/~b~~R'.t~~~~~n't-F;tf.m:

'l,'(d:

tlu!y'Tf!e~

l

~?,;me

of

Eim

not;;

d;eyidifemble

witb

him

r.f-al~hdf:aph,.m~h~~ei.lt:v.~fe.')'!or,w~e~

G_·b

·~ ~:

0

~~~~~~

of .

.(o t·rietbem,repbved

th,ern·~~ve~fo

little

llme,t~ey,~eH,~hetr-olti b~as; a~ whe~

v"r'.'!· .

' ·· he ceafed

fil/ipg,tpelrfltkmg

was <\tan

~nd.S,a are;a!bfo~··e.t:

,Seeki;Jg\;t

!1ke toabew

.' ,

...:

~-.

'rtrin"

brougli~to 'hi~full.bent,b~rJ·emim\

¥-?u neverio

l~t~lej'1t ~:l;~tet~b'~c~ ~~:iine.

f-lay

itJ:;;nqt

t{tWebal'lt

,}10

k~dly.{a~ng:Jbu~~ baf~Ig_~oble~reeP,~g;_~>wuho~c

all

inuenui~!ej ~vhen

we<;m1.1fi e1thqjdte:or

~oe

m

HNiil;her

xlft~rpo~i>.m,

to

doe 1t

~.t1Jeff.·l'

t

•.

:

l

•• .'

~:,

,\

,r_w-;

"?r.J

··

,,..

,b:;~;J•~: ~

J

·

uL~~'

But

in

very

d~ed,

irisrtMeeking at .aH;as b(£ore:wae defined

'}ll.trebant

to feeke

4

No

fttFn,

indeed. There is a

dlamdeY)1;it;:tween·occill6ri<llti3.nd

'}IIJfxeb~nt,afM

therefore,betweene "',u,

it

and

qu.trehant Ettm.

~1encanaott~en~ee~e: Iftheymull:~i{eup, andtttrnethe~

chat mull: doe it. they are not able for

th~trlives,

ro

tttrne

or

jftr

them

Cc!

ves ra dom.

Nay nor to

Enquire.

For,what is our

{eeking,then~

Is it nor,to lie frill on our bed,and

fuffe; a few words to be fpokenin our eares

~

Have alirde

opiateDivinitie

minifired

to our foules, andfo Cent away

~

Sure,.rhis is rather to be

foughtthanto feeke,

There

goethmore to

Jl.!yreban!_.

.then thus•.'Y

~!!lull:

clien

fl;f~~h~~~e,ar~!9

ca(e,ro

ghfe

Jtn(we

and

If.

;t.~ejU,d

·our

Jel.ve_s,;,;~ben

we areable

t~:takt'rP o.~fccrpf{e,be·

fore

it

be laid:on,

~s. .

.~'lf-'i'(llJWf~nd bef~re,.-tt.m occit/e~&.-''

·

v;

.~

:

Laftly;it·\V'ould be kn

What

&ecame

ofthis

~.trebant?

Wtlah1rey

f~u1id

the

illfumJ!I

that[otlghtthus; and then, and nor

before~

Theyfound not Him,

the

Prophet

faith

•fit._

.

plainely :!hey goe then,

with {beepe and

ht~lloclcs

,and all manner of Caarifice,to

feeke

!MS

·

6 •

the Lord, bttt find Him not ;for, He hath withdrawen Him{elfe he

fore.

And juftly they find Himnot,ex

lege talionio.

GodHimfelfeanCwers them; nay;

their ownhearts

an[

wer themfelves : Go,

w~om

you have fpent yourlife in

feeking,

.f(&

totl)enr~ow.

Let them fave you, at th1s, whom ye fought, at all otherrimes.

As for me, 1t /hall cometo palfe,as I cryed and you would nOt heare; So,'you fl1all

crie

andfe(ke,

and /hall not find,or be heard (faith the Lord.)

Yes: they found Him

1

but,with adoore /hut berweenc Him and them. Bur,what

fourtd

they~

The Parable of the

ten virgins

cell

(which is the.GojJ>ellforrhis

Pfalme :)

theyfound(tha:,which we,I hope,lhall never

~nd)

a

Nef.:io ves.

Where

Mm&:

zr.

1 ;;

(that we may fee, rhatth1s courfeJs folly, and thereforcmdced a

neftantJiCIIt)

that

·

which

puttetht!J$d~lftt.eri.~~lf~dfe,tha: bf,JUi~ and&o,.V,r!J;, ,th,~t,they

had fought

andlookedto thei[;ff(?,

~er ~hl'I!.r~d.egroo~e-cam_:

:_

·

~nd_~~ofeti,tat ~verefooltfh

and flmt

Matth.s).f:

our? when

theJ!,~tde~r~oiiJ? 1-\\as.e~en_

cornmmg (that

~~~.,-c.~m ~c~·deret)

were to

fuke

-

thm oylerhen

~H~d

no.t looked to u,nll then,t

fl{s[cto

vo~,lil-,thm·an~wer,

He

knoweth

tlmv

not: they t,Boke,too

lliort.ati,mc,rp~.rc;sd a~q.uai~ttan.ie in:~e{fib

vos

they find,

that fofeeke.

J!.rifec1o

adJ:os tomtrr<;

et¥-.:

At;th~s

clap,

h~that

waljth nor, is not

a-

lleepe,butdead.

·

.. .,

·C.r"'<'A'"·

. ,_.,;-:-...

~n

, ,·

...... ...

::~.:~~-·~::·:t- ,;~:/x~_.~

T

...,""' ,

"",.

.,.,r...

~.,.

,,

~-

.oconclude then,with o'ur

In/lrtt[J:{o'py;'f.ftl{is

tlifle,and this

feeking

have fo ma:

· .

ny ev11l matks: the rime

foun[e'aforiab~~:;,lfiqeU{Jng

fo many wayes to feeke If the

0 "'

lnj/TNffl:

luccc!fe to this

feeking

be nobetter; 'But;K£{'clo

vos:

Why then

Nefiat.

Ifrheie "''

here were nor well adv1Ced : If thofe

ri'rgins werefoolij!J:

why rhcn

Nejiant

ji.:11t,

~~~

'

.

~econdly,

To feverrhe filverfroni the drolfe; The

feekin"

is good,keepe it: the

11711

h

IS

wrong,change it; either into

Anteq11am occtderet,

or

in~o Ct~m

fervaret. Fiat,

tot

eaCizon : 'JVjiat,torhctime;

f .Th,rdly,as we confelfc,that there is mie to be fought: And that,with the turning

?

agmne we cannot have Him,when we lifi,butfeeke

Him

wemufi :!hat His

foeking

15

worth thewhile :And that it is

no~

difpatched in

:1

minure,but mu!t have time : So,

R

ta

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