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Sermon

8.

and

FA

s

T

1 N G.

there is none

quicker

than

th~t

of

.Angtr.

F?r which caufe, when time was, you may

ember we made it the chtefe

Ingredt<nt

mto

Repenta/Ice. Even,Angerat

our

[elves

~~were f~

evil! advifed as to bring our,fdves into the

~nser

of Goo. Wh.ofe

«nge;

l'Ul.n~·~·

when it comes,

~ispotertt!

who

can,who u ablel

(thatis,nonecan,

~one

1s able)

to

J, 'de

And why found we tt fo

~

Bccaufemoltlifeand.ffmtappcaresm that :

Feare

1

d

Sorrow

and che refr, are bur

dull

and heavy in comparifon of it.

.

an And this

I

now inention the rather,becaufe the

pa.fion

of

Anger

(1f you marke

it) frrikes

upo~

ira ventura

in the,Text :doth even in a!llanner

!~ad

us by the hand un–

to

it.

one anger;to another: Gods anger, to ottrs : pod sto

e~me,

to ours .for theprefent.

For by our

angtr

for

rhepre(e~t,

we

t11rne away

fi

tUo.co'."e.

Our

anger

1S a

[tperfedeas

10

Hit.

Or,ifyou w1ll have 1t

m

termes of

Iu.ftzce,pidgmg our(elves we

jh11U

not bep1d.

ged

cfthe Lord.

.

But our

<.Anger,

and (generatly) all ouraffeCl'ionsarewellcoinparedtolime;

out of the water,

where they lhould bee hot, no

heate

app,eares in them :

in wattr

wherethey lhould be cold,rhcrethey

boile

and

take

on.

V

fed there moll:, where

rhey

fhould be leafr : and auaine leafr,where they lhould be mo!t. For, take me

a

world–

ly man and lethim but over-reach himfdfe, in fomegood bargaine, ici marter of

profit,'you

!hall

fee him fo

an;sry ,[o

out of

pa:ience

with.himfelfe,as oft it

c~frs

him

into fomedifeafe. There (!o)

1srepentance

mkmd: there,1s that whtch makes 1ta

tree,

the

Spirit of life.. ours

(for the moll: part) towards Gon is

dull and bloc1ifh

;neith~r

life

nor foule

10

lt.

·

But we may nod!:and thus about the

tree:We

are called on for

Proferte,to bring

1

I'

fomewhat(Qrth: Elfehow !hall we know,itis

a

tree,

an<J.no

log

l

Small ods or none

The

8 ,;,;"'

at all,berween a

dead.ftocke

and a

barren tree;

one brings forth as much as the other,

It

o!thc

r,,,

is the

bringing

forth,thatmakes the

difference.

.

Bringing forth

is oppolite to

lueping in,we

mull: have no

kept-inrepentance. Fimh

'it muft come,

forth

it mulr be brought. From whence

~

from

within. Carying in

(be.

fore;)

Keeping

in(now:)

•llwithin's

are againll:,uttcl'ly againft

Proferte.

,

Sr.

Iohn

faw;well,which way the world wouldgoe. Men would have

theirrepen'

tance proveresintwperagenda,

a

macterto be

Jfedde,

diJPatched,fhr~ffledup

within,

be–

tween their

confcience

aad

thun

(forfooth.) And then they would tell you great mat–

ters,what

rbey

are

within.

There, within,they have it,that they have; where no body

, can fee what they have.

V

ader the

bujbe!l

much, bur nothing on the

candlejlicke,

chat

. :myman can fee. So,in ll:ead of

Proftrte,

we lhould have

Pr.tferte,noth.ing

but

preten·

M11th.

f.l

r:

dmg.

Nay,no

Pr«jerte: Proferte

(faith St.

John:)

No

bofome repentance: Brir;git out,

fhew

it.

For,upon St.

Iohn's Pr9fertc

is grounded St.

lame's o.ftende mihi, Shew

m~

thy

Iam,>.

!''

faith:

And it h,olds,itl

repentance

too. Tell them not of a

repentance under theground;

downe

"'

the root;

within, in the

hollow

of thebarke; They will not heare of

it,Vtin

P"'llltentt!t, fola confcientia pr,e(eratttr; fed ut aliqrto etiam externa

aCl'u

adminijlret11r :

Not only

a

pretmce

or

faire fhew.

to be made of our

confcience

within,but fome

out·

ward.thmg

to

be.done

and

execretedupon

it: Somewhat to be

brot~ght

forth.

Take heed

ofthts errour, as tf

repentance

were

a

matter meerely

mental!

or

intentional!.

It

is nor,

good n.uons

en

the brainc, norgoodmotions in the minde

will ferve, thefe are but the

fap

wzthm:

Looke to the

branches,

what fee you there Look to

Profertc,

what is

brougfi~

forth.

h

llringfortb then

:And

what~

Many things doth

:ttree

bring forth,and divers.of

l(J.'

~ ~m

as

fore.mnncrs

to the/rttit,as

bozighs,and leaves,and budds

,and

blof{otnes.

Saint

Thc{ruiz it

/. nmennons none of them; paffethbythem all: fhyes at no

11

c

till hecometothe

twu.

·

J

mets

Tl

· · 1

'

fl

1

N

·

1at1s tt,t 1e

tree

was plamed for. Not to make

materia!ls,not

to

give

.

Maow:

· ot fofrthegreene

bo,.gbs

,nor thegay

bloffomes

not for anythinu but for the

frNit.

The

tree1s

or rh

t'.

·

~

b

:JJ'

'

"

· •

r

h' h.

e '"

111 ;

an..., lltforthefruit, thetehadbeene notrec. FrllltltWas,ror

w 1c Itwas.fidtfet,,andfor which it

islctgrqw :

and when thereis no longer hope

.

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