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Sermon

8.

rind

FAsT

1. N

a.

!'Arable)

wherein the

Sower

goeth forth and carrieth:with him

,s:ood

Jut!,.

and cafis it

i/1.

So is

t~ere

a

time

too (faith the

P(alme:)

fot

Redmmejfor jm11smantf.ulosficam,

Ffal.•

~G.~~

that the

Reaper comes bacl:e a11dbrmgs. hu fbea":es

wuh him; the

foeaves,

which

th~

fie_d

(he carried

in)

brot~ght

forth.

But,wtth us,lf 1s otherwtCe. For, a wonderfull thtng 1r

· how many

sermons,

and

Sermons

upon

'Sermons

Cas it were, fo many

meafures

of

fo~d)

arethrowen

in

aaily; and what becom,esC)f them;no man can tell. Turne they

allto

wind~

Or run they all thorow

~

For,{ru;tthere

~omcs

none;

omma teadver.

fi

m

all

iP: 10fllaretrorfrnn,

None~llf.

It went Hard (fatth

Aggee)

when,

(or twenty

;eafures of

feed,the~e

came bm tenofgraine

; but halfe in halfe:

y.'hr,

we would think

Agge.t.tG;

,<'!Ut

[elves happie,If that were our cafe. Nay,It was worfe With

Efay;

an

Homer

of

tray.po,

feedyecldtdbut

an

Epha

of

corm;

that,was butoneinten. It were well with us,might

onebuday that: for,that

werefomewhatyet.

To

be

wilhed,wemightfee more:'but,

rill morecome,fee but even that.

Now, that ground (faith the

Apojlle)

that receives_fuch a quantitie of

Seed,

and

Hcbr.6J ..

returnes no more for it,

isneere acur

fr.

And chat

tree

(fatth the

Gojpefl)

that was

well

leaved,

and no

(r11it

found on it, was fo neere,that it had a

c11r[e.

And thofeearts.tbat

Ch>p.u .•; :

· have (I know not how many)

SermonsandLefl11res,

and allmamannerjine

fruflH,

' ·rpout any

fmit

that can be feene,are not far from it,from a

cur(e.

.

Which I would not have drawne to be fpokcn any way againfi

hearing;

but a.·

·:gainfi our

evil!Jmportiolledhe4ring :

Norro flake our

devotio»

in receiving

goodSeed;

~:;l>ut

to makea

confcimce,in

fome degree ro proportionourfruit to our

feed:

To reduce

·\Jur

inferteand ourproferte

to Come

analogit.

ror,if there be an

analogic

of

faith;

So

is there of

hearing

alfo. Sure,ifthe

hody

chrive not with it,and yet be a!wayes

h1111gry

it is nogoodligne. It is a difeafe, which they call

' '"[4•,

or

Canin.uppetentia;

and

would belooked to.

Well; there bath beene o)d

carrying in

,and little el[e :let us have Come

6ringing

fonh another while. Bee notalwayesladingin:

bring

forthfomewhat: Elfe,we

fiumble at the very

threfhold

of the Text; and are not conic to the

fitll:

word of ir,

Proferte,bringforth.

-Bring forth fmit.

Withmuchldoe,atlall:fomewhattherecomes.

Forth

they

.

lf~

briNg;

but whatis

it~

It is well knowne,trees bring forth fomewhat elfe,before

fruit.

ilr.?g

fonb

~nd, fome~hat

brought forth there is, but it is but

leaves. Fmlt

it lhould be,

leaves

f.::;,:'

0

'

lt

IS :

there IS all our

produa.

So that here, wee lhall be fiaid againe.

Leaves

come

··

of the

kernell,as

well as the

fruit

:So

dothchaffi,of

the

Sud,

as well as

goodgraine;

What of

that~

We plant not for

leaves;

nor we Cow not for

chajfi.

Wecoum that

no

brmgmg forth.

~d

paleaadtriticum?

(faith the

Pr~phet:)

And,

fl!!id

folit~

ad

Icrcm.

'I.J.

•11

fruc1um,

may we fay

~

It IS not

chajfe,

or

leaves ;fmit

it is, wee are willed to

Bring

·

forth.

'

Vit~frondfa

I(rael

wdinde in

Hofee,andFicH< {rondofa,

we havein the

Gojfe/1.

Hor.,o.•;

1

.

A

,Vtne

and a

Ftg-tm,

that

brought forth,both;

and

(o

paffed the fir!l ;budl:umble at

Ch•p.u. ' '

this fecond :

For,frmttt

was not: But,as for

leaves,

well

tak~

both. fiore\Sf them.

Andfo?tomany

a.tree

lhall

CHRIsT

come among us,andfinde

leav :s

po

ly; but, .

.

that will not ferve. It1s

6rmg forth fnm.

What becamcofHofea's

vine,'

· ee may

vcrrcs,r,

there reade :what, of the

Ftg-tree,

we all know.

·

d

?'

1

ll you know, what thefe

leaves

be~

Saint

LA..gu#inetells

us (No man can

Wh"rhc

Oeit better.) It ·

h

s

d

;r.

r.

r

f(•vts b<.

h

·

ts, to

care a ermon,an

to

pr111

1

et11e Preacher :

There comeswme·

;

. at; fbme

leaves.

His words are:

Audifti<, laudJfti< Deu gratill<

·

Semevaccepi·

"'

v~l

4

reddidipis. Lattdes veflr«gravant nos

poti~«,Jl'in.

periculu,:mittunt. Tole–

{,am:;

1

M,

&

tremimm inter illa1. Tamen fr.ttres mei IMdes v ej/r.ef olitt (tmt ' mod'q

t;uG

u;

qu~ritur.

Yo• heare,and you commend

(faith

:Auguftine:) well, thanket be

not.

~

0

d

Good feed you receive, goodwordJ yqugiveba.-ke. Thefegoodwords profi.

·

foo,:l.J

~

1

.,'1,

1""•

dot"' hurt other.while. Bearewith them we

~mft;

tremble at the

w~

e

•"'

e11 •l!

,.

done(goodbrethren) goodwords•re bill leaves

;

and

it

if

fruit,fruit

y

il