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Sermon8i

Luk. , 8, ro.r

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The penitent

Publican's

firll

m~ving

was,

he we.nt up tu the templetttpray.

Let them

}<l".>.r7·

pray and fay:

Spartthypeople o

L o

It

.o,

andgtve notoverthmernbmtancetobear,.

lon.;.

s.

proch tmtotheheathen : (

fatth I o •

L,

1~

Ius repentance.

)Let

them cry mightily

rmto

theLo

n o,(faytheyof2'{!mve, mthms.) Aniltheprayer.iofDAv

I

o, IoN

As

MA,; Ass

11

s,

fort heir owne finnes : of D

AN I • L,

E z

R A,

N •

H • M I As

fo;

chefinnesoftheLand; andinaword, the

Penitential! Pfalmei

lhew this, that;vcre

chofen forno other end bucto bee a taskc for

penitentia!lperfonn

Thete is one

frilit.

·

z

u!lmesis

another1 A

fruit,

and fo (by the name of

fr,uii)

expreffely called

Rom;

Pro.ir..r7.

I5. 28.

For,

by mercyjhewed,jinnesarefHrgiven

(faithS A

L

o

M

oN:)

Hethatfeckes

mmy istofhewmercy,Pro.

I6,6.

Da

NI • L

(youheard)didprefcribeittonoleffe

perfon than the

King

himfelfe at

Babylo».

And the fame at

I

emfalem

was a

frRittoo :

wimeffe

E[ay.58. Breake thy breud to the htmgry,made

by him, there,a part ofcrucre.

pentane

e.

And

Zachee

!hewed as much in his owne happy practice upon himfelfe,of

Luk.r,

s.

ourS AvI ouR C

H R

1sT's

highappr~bation.

There is another

fruit.

3

Faffing

is a third fruit : and that a fpeciall one, and fo hath

alwai~s

been reputed,

,s,m.u.•

&.

Itappeareth bythethree'Kings.

King

DAv

i

o

whowasareligiosu Prince:

Not

• Rcg. "· •7·

onely by him, but by

King

A

HA •

who was fcarcefound in

religion.

Nor by rhem

lon.J·

6

·

only, but by the

King of

N'

N 1

v • a

heathen man,

who, even by the

light o{Natort,

brouaht forth this

fruit.

b

\Vh:tt there

worker

are in

gtiftra!J.

We name it lafi, but it

is

(indeed) firll: Firfi in

Nature;

fitl!:,

quoadnos.

Firll, in

nature,

a~

oppolite rothe

firft tnrnfgrefion,

which was by

eating.

Firll(l am fure)

quuadnos,

(peaking ofus and ourcounrry.

Excejfe

that \vay, infare and feeding,hath

beeneand is counted our

Gentilcvitimn,

our

~tionallfault.

So,

nofmit,

tlmour

Nation is more boundtoftringforth,than it.For

Efca ventri,andvmter

efciJ,

meat

for

the

belly,

a11dthe

belly

f~tr

meat,

it no where rcigneth fo much,

This is athird

(mit.

A

fruit,

which if we would frame our felves to bring forth irr kind, there would

come with it both the other

fruits

befides. For ifwee could

io

(aft

as wee lhould it

would abate

luft

cenainelv; which otherwife, keeps the

body high,

you !hall hardly

bring low : (thatfmit.) And, ifwe could fo

f'!ft,

it would mend our

devotion

much;

our

Praym

would not befofull of

yawning

as we find them: (that

fruit.)

And ifwe

could fo

{4/,

there would bethemore lefrtCJ enable us to befo much themoreplen·

tifull in

AlmeJ

than we be: (thatfmit.) So as a good encrcafe or yeeld would come

ofthis third

fmit

well brought forth.

T hefe

three

in fpeciall arechofen out; but in gencrall, any as well as thefe. There

is.a way, how it is poflible, there is not a

vertue

of them all, but you may make the

workc ofitafruit

of

repentavce.

In moral! m:mers it holds ever:

Finis dat fom;am,tht

end(that)givestheforme,and

fothetrue'effince to every

rvorke:

Infomuch as

theworke

is reckoned

afruit,

not ofthat

verttte

from whence it proceeds, by which it is done;

but ofthat

vertue

to which it rcfcrres, for whofe

end

it is done.

Nay,it falls out often fo,as an act ofvcttuc(as

Pray.r, Faffing, u!lmes)

done for a

vitiom

end(fuppof~,for

v•in.glory

)lofeth his ownekind, and becomes the proper

ac1

ofthatvice,it is done for. So powerful! athing is the

End, in moralibsu.

Whereby it

comes to paffe,l:he worke ofany

vertttt,

be it what it will,undertaken with amind and

intent

(or,

as wee fay)

animo corrigendi,

enjoyned

eo nomine,

referred to that,

alters the nature, and becomes a worke

oflt~jlite

correflive,

and foa

fmit

of

repen–

tance.

For, even in thefe three before remembred,fo

it

goes.

Almn,

ofit felfe, isa worke

of

ChArity :

Famng(properly)an actofthevertue;,"e,a,;.,

abffinence: Prayerofhis

owne nature, a wotke of

religiotu Jvorfhip.

But,

Almes

donefomeway toamcrceout

felves

:Failing

done

animo caffigandi cor/'."' : Prayerimpofed

as a

t.uk-wo~kc,to

(pend

fo

much time, to lland fo long bent at lt : all thefe thus referred lllll with an eye

to

that,ch~nge

their nature

;irtd

become

11fls

penafl,

and fo

fruits

of

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