tth well, may ever come there to know, how hot that
or how terrible that
Thefefivewords are (all) withinthecompaffe ofthe Verfe it felfe; and may
this croffe: that, we may ever
remember it and never forget it, and, never forgetting it, never feele it.
Welong ·(I know)
dainty, and the matter melancholike, and we litrldove to heate rt ftood on fo long.
faith well of rhatjire:
fi tMflimm, extinximm
fpeakenot ofit, willitgoe
:jive loqrwnrer, jive· ta,·eamm, ardet ille:
fpeake we, or keepe we filence, it burneth
it burneth. Therefore, let us
of it, and let it ftand in the name of G
Et exerceamm audit""'·
(faith the good Father)
ne tta mollc(c,,t,and
keepe our eares m·exercrfe,thatthcy grow
not nice. If, to heare ofit, be painfull; to feele it will be more. The
to rake it up. For, none fo neare it as they,
qrti nun toflunt, donee
that rakeit not up,till it belaid upon them.
Thus, we have feverally feene the counter-points ofthis
in this life; and the
ad novijima inferni,
to rhe bor–
remaineth we tenon both thefe together,as
flquent: Th•r• didjl receive: Now therefore.
Firft, that they may be: • And then,
how thl}y may be joyned.
Fdlf..then we finde, that
is, as it ends : and that, by this example, it may
and prove the one end ofan heavie Croffe. Which firfl: bringeth us
out ofadmiration of the
ofthis life. When we fee, that thefe
which (afterthe tax ofthe world) are counted, and (in a manner) ftiled the
and in the deceitfull ballance ofthis world, weigh downe
be not ever demonftrative fignes of Go o's fpeciallliking : Norrhey,
highefiin His favour, that receive them in greateft meafure: Nor peradventure
faith) fo highly accompted of in Heaven, as they be on earth. There–
fore,rhey that haverhem,not to reflect too much on them; nor be
Aregujline) qreia ohferi.-ati;
as much pride in their foule, as
on their body.
And they that have them not, not to
vex and grieve rhemfelves at
wealth, Hamans preferment,
when that commeth, we lhall fee fuch an alteration in his ftate, as he that wifheth
him worfl:, lhall wilh, ;hat for every
here, he had received a
rhoufand; and (with Saint
Eernard) Vt omnes lapidcsconverterentut in rof"'
ftone under his feet here had beene turned into a rofe. Such is his cafe,now: and
fuch theirs, that come where he is.
No. But, as it bringerh us out of
fo it bringeth us into
for, two things it offereth, either of which is, or may be matter of
hath, ofhis feed, in
that all his fonnes lhall not reft in their Fathers
Which olfereth us occafion
for all our
For, though he were
too, and fo acknowled·
yet, there he is, now.
In that he is of
and one that
life. Which miniftreth new matter of feare : that (as the
evenfor great ones;
asgoe in purple,
Even for fuch, is it prepared. Nor, as every
prifon, for common perfons; but, as
(or the Tower) for great Eftates.
So that it may feeme,.either ofboththefe have their danger at their heeles;For,
that, they to him were; to many, they are: and to us, they may be, as
to an evill
Men verily may flatter themfelves : But fure, I can never rhinkc but there
more, in this
than the World will allow. And that tbis