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beariog about us this•bodie of flelh,the fieppes whereoflre fo un!layed.

)(ol."""'"'""'"-iiJ",and walking in d\is world, thewayes whereof

arefollipperi~'

!t is an

Apl!ftle~h<lt[aith

it,.Inmultis, 1mnes, &c. lnmany things weojfend,all:

andi;

IS

anotherrhat fayth, that,

whofoeverfayth otherwi{e

(not, he

IS

proud,

and there is no

hn~t,.feneffe

j

but)

he

ts

tt

lyar, and there

is

i'JV

tmth in him.

Our efiate then (as it is) needeth fome

Scriptttre,tbat ojfereth moregrace:

And

fuch there be (faith

St~

lames)

an·d,this,ls fuch. Thanhey Which have not heard the

Apojlle

and his counfell.

~i

jla't,&c.

_May yet heare the

Pro~~et h~re

andhis

%i

ceczdt~,

let

htm up.

agame; That they, whtch have not heard

Efaze s votce,Amhli/

411 •

You are

;;:i

the •••y,trerne notfrom it;

May yet heare

Ieremie'

svoice,

f<!!javerfru

cft,&c:

He that is o11t,let hirn'getinto it againe.

The Srimme:

So that, this is

thef~mme

of that I have read. Ifwe havenotbeene fo happie;

·

~s

to

ftand-:u:d·keepe

our way; iet us not be fo unhappte,as not torife,and

turne

to it

:tg\tioe. J3efi it were, befol·e we fin,

tq

fay to our [elves,

~id

facio,

What am I now

abo~tto

doe.; If we haye not t.hat, yet iS will not beamilfe,after to fay:

What foav,el

dom?

Gd,d wtll not be pleafed,ro bean'

tiS

lo fay.We lhould not

follow thofefcules

;we

ll10uld haye no wings,to lly from God: but if in

flying away,

we have followed them;

then, that we follow them roo,in the

ret~ive

or fecond Bight. In a word:

re.fterday,if

rr.,t.

9

r

7

.s.

we have notheard His voice,

To day if

IV<

willheare His voirc, not to harden our hearts,

whei).He callerh us

to~epenrance.

This is the fummc. The manner of the delivery is nof common,bot fomewh•t

un-uluall and full of

pafion;

For fedng, phine

pmnztentiam agite

doth but coldly

af.

feet us,

It

pleafeth God,

hac vice,

to take unto him the termes,the ftyle,the accents

of

pafion;

thereby to give

i~ail ed~c,tllarfoit

may make the

fpeedi~r

and deeper iti'IpreC:

tioti. .

2

1.

4

And, the

Pafion,

He choofeth, is tlpt of

Sorrew:

For, allrhtfe verfes areto6e

pronounced,,with a fott?!'l'.full

~ey. ~omnv (manl(ti~,es)worketh

us to that,

bn

melting compaffi?n,

'\ht~h

the,tJ;Jore_r{'ugh and

VI~lenr

paffions cannot get at.out

hands.

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"J:"his forrow He Clf.P\4feth, by .way of

complaint ..

(For, all the fpeech is)o)

Which' kind offpeech m'ake th the better nature to relent; as mooved,that by

H~

meanes any ll10uld:have ciufe

to

tomplaine; and not fine! redrelfe for it.

·

'Jl!ar, He

complai'!e!.

of.i~

(not

rha1~ve

fall and.erre,but) that we rife not;and

re;

ttmle

not;tnatis,fiil ael'ay;f\ifp"ut

offoucrepentance.Arid

that r.Comrarie to our own

cour(e and cufiml}till'other' things: we:dodt every.where elfqyet here we do it not.

~

.. Conrrarie to Goo.'s exprelfepkafufe."For,glad and faine He wouldheare,wedo

)'t,

yet we doe it not. 3• <:;ontrarieto t?e very light <:f nanJre.

For,thefowles

here

jly

~ef.,.em:,~nd

ll1ew bs tbe.wayto doe tt,

yet~ve

doelt riot for all

~har.

.

"

Which three He uttereth by three fundty wayes of rreatie: r.

Th~

firl:):,

by

a

gentle yer forcible expoll.ulatioii

(Ver.4.) Willy9tt not?

Why will ye·not?

2·.

Thefe·

condby an earnefi protefiation

(Ver.

5

.) Hoivgreatly He d9th hearken after it.

The

tl1ird, l;>y a paffionate

Apoftrophe (Ver.7 .)hy turning Him away to thefo!Vles oftheayre,

that tioe.that naturally every y.earc, whichwe cannot he got to, all ottr life long.

:..ll ,

..

Qf

wqicl~

Pafions,

to fay a word : It is certaine,the immutable cdnllancy ofthe

J?irine nat11re

i~

not

fuqj~Ct-to

them;howfoever here

orelf~where

he prefenreth him·

{cif<;

in tht!p. I.adde, that as itis

notprop.er,[o

neither it is not

.fitting

for God,thus to

~xpre\Tehimfelfe.

But that He (notrefpeCtingwhat befi may become Him,but what

'!}ay.

~eft .f~em,e

to, move us and doe us mof\

good)

choofeth ofpurpofe that

dtAlefl,

that

ch~r.aq'p_r;•bofetermes,~ijich

ate moll meet and mofi

li~ely

to affect us.

·

At)q._be~~pfe

good moral! coun(ell-plainly delivered enters but f:1intly, and of

BallionatdP\iec~es.we ha-ce;~,.more

quiak apprehenfion,He attireth His fpeech in the

~

·' ·' -· habit, utter"ethitin thS phra,Ceifigure, and accent of

anger, orforrow,or

fuch like,as

may lgeme

ro»Jl:

fit

and forcible to prevaile.with us.

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Ter't;,iltan,.ftyth,ther-eafqn (this cour[e is ufed) is

adexaggerandum

maliti~

vim,"

tq

ma~e

·t.QC..

}lilinoufnelfe of our

cantetnp~

appeare die more. Goo:(indeed) cannot

eom·