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SermonS.

and

FAsTING.

of

fruits,

wefaidat firlt,

two

Vfes there arc:

Fir.ft,

to be offered

as

aprc[ent:

So,

'I;he

Yfto£

I

AC 0 ;

fentthem to the*

Governollr

of

./Egypt.

For the

fir~: ~e

havepn all)

bu~ :~~~~~~

;.

three things to offer unto Go

v,dto prefident,

ro

11

ho~o;_r Huuf~~ttl~, /h~

h

Spmt

_(or

•i•g.

iff

Sot~le)•

thebody, aodlourworllygoo

".'

T

eoJJermgo

t

e_,o"ets,te~ownng

' Gcn. 43 .u,

it out in

prayer,

and other

workes

ofthat ktnde•.

2

~fthe

body,

the

chaJfemngitby

ex-

ercifes that way tending • ;

0

four

goods,

by d1flnbuung and dumg goodWith them

in

Almcs

and

ojforings.

.

.

.

,

.

Suppotin"the

Jinne-ojformgm

the

Law

bell: to futte With repentance (as it doth.)

Pr<il

'A

forrowjr.'!t.ffirit

is

a

fMrijice to

GoD (that we know;) • and no

reafo~?,u.t

a

cha

0

·fl·'

7 •

jlcHed body

fl

1

ould be[Q!ikewife; land why the

prtce andcharges ofthe

Sacrijzcefho~i~

not come into rhe reckonmg,

I

fee not,whiCh was parr oftheir worldly Stare ; wh1cn

being difiribured and done good withall, in meat a.nd drinke offerings,this the

Apoftle

.

.

calleth

a[acrificewherervzth

Go

vu wellpleafed.

fhe firlt Vfe otthete

frt~zts

brought

Phil.4.d.

iorth.

The

fecoHd

Vfe we fpake ofwas, as they are

medicinable.

This difference there is

2

• •

.

berweene the

prmijhmentof Ir'.flice,

and

repentance.

luflzce?t~Jerwhiiesdeffroyesthe

AraMtd.eme.

tlelinquent.;

[o

dorh

repentance

never, but faves alwayes. So, it 1s more hke the

p11ni}b-

mentof Phyjickethan

of

La1v.

For,

Phyjicke,

though it be amre, yet a

penance

it is to

the

body,

ifwedeale with it through!y,and goe through with it. And

repentance

is the

Phyjickeofchefouleandbodyboch. Sitobfecrofanatio

(faith

DA

N

r •

L)

Let

there

Dlll.4.>{~

he a

&"redone, when he exhorted him to

repent.

Botharea

mre :

as

Correc1ive

of

whatispaft,

foprejervative

(or ifyou will, you may call it

corret1ivetoo)

ofwha~

is to

come.

When the finner is

correc1ed,

bath

,correc1ion

given him, for the former,

he

correfleth

his wayes amends his'life forever afcer.

Cafligo corpus

ferves fo,rwhat

bath beene done:

In

ferviilllem redigo

ferves, that he doe itno more. Both to

wrealce

our [elves for fo often offering fo fouleindigniries

to

heaven and the Go., ofheaven, '

Cor.gJ,;;

in our formerbad courfe oflife : And to keepe l)nderchefkfh, and hold the concupi-

fceoce in awe, that it runne nor againe into the

form~r

ryot.

T.his latter, •we call

a.

'mendment oflife

;

which is nor

Repentance,

for it pertainesrarherto

ITei,,:,

than to

,..,7.,,•(being yet to come) but it never failes to follow it infallibly, in fo much as if

it

doe nor, nothing is done.

For

I

report me

eo

you : Let it be but knownc to the

.flcjb

that rhis tal).le

light

or

flerght repentance,

fhall not ferue-the turne, but to a

rormd reckoning

it fhall come and

m~ke ~ull acco~pt

t.o tafle ofthefe

fmits

rhroughly,without hope ofbeing difpenfed

With; .whether it will not take offrheedgeof our

ttppetite,

and

make it more dull and

fearefull to offend

~

On the other fide, kr it be confidered, whether this be not to

lay the

bridle

on the

neck

of

conwpifcence eo

pawre it felfe into all riot, if(/inning) it

·know,tt fhall be d1fpatched wnh any

repentance,

never fo fhort and !hallow as

doe

no

more[o,

and

All

is

well?

Whether

(I

fay) this will not make all the

fappeg~e

downe,

as

wee !hall never fee

frmt

come : Nay, whethent bee not to

d'.ftroy fmit

and

tree

and

all~

Verily, they that for purezea!e and

indignation

at themfdves forcheir.ftnnu, never

!hed a

teare,nor

milfe.a

meale,nor

breake a

jleepe,nor

d<?,nor fuffer,nor part with ought;

Jt

may fceme a queltwn, wherherchey rhmke not Samt I o

H N

here overfeenin pref:

ling that for fo

needfit/1,

whiCh they can lo eafily

dijfenfe

with.

h

Bur

if

when we come to

Ca.ftigo Corpus,

thercwdeave Saint P

A

u

L

·whento

nei-

JCor.g.• 7 ·;

t

trtatrng

nor drinking,

there weleave Saint I o

u

N •

and when to

jlevi;amar'i:

there

M•10h.

xus.'

.fi

wele~;eSaim

PE

T •

!!.,

and when

ro.,.,'~"and ,.7,;~.,

chall<>ing our

mirth

in~ope11·

?:.

6 . 15 '

vene;Je

rherewel

S ·

I

I

11

h

b

11

1

b '

eave amt

A M •

s, marve ,

w

at manner

repentan"

we wi

cave cfore we have done, or what lhall become ofour

fruits

here~

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