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Preached in

L

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amatter fo!Ieighdy robe !Iipped over. There is fomc danger (no

doc~bt)

and that more

tha~

Will w!llmgly be

acknm~ledged,

to fuch as are

JVealthy,

andwell at eafein Sion.

Samt

GregorJ

confeffeth by hunlelfe,that neve, any fenrence Amos

6.r.

cnrred fo

deep~

into his foulc as th!s, . And that,

~s

S11r$tte mortm

was ever In Saint

. .

And

Non in come(fattombtu,

not

111

furfettmg, m Same

Augttiltnes,

by Rom.•J·J;

Emm"

eare .

.

. h

I'.

d h

Id

.

which he was

fir{!

convwed: So; thts was wit

urn ; an

e cou

nor get It our of

·

his nunde. For, hdit.ting in the. See of

Roome,

wh~n

it was growen

ne

hand.ofgreat

receipt,

was (as beefaith) fiillm doubt of

Rec~puh:

whetherlus exalnng Into that

Cl

·

~ioh·

norbe his recompence at Go

o •

hands, and all that ever he lhou!d

wrc '"" '·

·

r

·

A d

I d b d I ·

R

;n

·(

h. h

receivefromHim,forallhisterv•c.e.

.n _ever 1e ou re

tl!S ,

ecep'.J•'

w

ic we

(,

lily palfeover)and whether h1s cafe might not beltke. Thus did the goodFa.

1

°

ea·~nd (as

I rhinke) not unwifely: And, would Go

o,

his example herein, might

ner,

fi

·

r

h

·

I

·

f

11

make due imprellion, and worke ike eare,mw many as ave,1n t 1e eyes o a men,

receivedthegood things in tht. life.

For, tillS may d_a1ly be feme every where, that

divers,tha.rcccwcdthem,if ever any did;and that,

111

a meafure heaped

l'P

and run–

nino over; carry themfelves fo Without remembrance or regard of this pomr, as 1f

no fuch

Si17'ile

werein the ' cripture, as that of the

Needles-eye:

No

fuchexa,pfe;

as ofthis

Rich man:

No fuch

Recordare,

as this of

Abraham,

which we have

in

hand.

Mlttb.Ig.:i.j.,

It ihould Ceeme, they h8ve learned a

p~int

of divinity,

<.Abraham

never kne1v:

Ba-

laams

divinity

(I

fcare)

to lo·ve the wages ofunrighteOII(ncffe anda

gift

in the bofome,and

>

Pcu. •

yet

to

cry

Moriaturanima mea,

His foulc fhould goefirJight to

Abrabam

's

bo[ome

fot Numb,>

3:'"·

all

that: And fo,

in

etfeCl:, to deny

4brabam's

Conflqt~ence.

·

We muil:thenjoyneiffue upon the maine point, we cannot avoid it: To en::

·quire, how this

'lV•vtberefore

commeth in: And !1ow £1tre, and to whom, this

Confcquent holdtth.

I demand then: Was hee tnefrtore

tormented,

becaufe bee

received good things

.?

Is this thecafe of all tkm that

wefire pttrplt

and

(are well

in

this

life~

Shall every one, to whom Go

o

reacheth (uch

good thmgs

as thefe, be

quit for ever from

Abraham's bofome?

By no meJnts.

For,

C11jm crt.{intu,

whofe

is the

bofome?

Is it not

u1braham's?

And, whJt was

<.Abraham?

Looke

(Jene–

fis

XI I

I.

rerfe

I I.

Abraham w.u rich

tn

catuU, infilver andgold,

There is hope

rhenfor

rich men,

in a

rich mans bofome.

Then, the

bofomeit

fdfe is

a

rich mans,

rhougha

Lazarm

be in it. Yea, though we finde here

Lazartu

in it :yet elfe.where,

.

wefinde, he is not

all.

For, the

great ' Lord

that bare rule under

~eene

CandMes: a

M18.•7·

· The

b

elea Lady: IofephofArimathea,

and' the

Areopagite

(grave and wife Coun.

:

~&~~;.;~.

fellours:)

Th~

d

Pt<rple-fe!ler(and

ifthe Purple-feller,why not the

Purple-wearer~)

d

·

,.

'+•

Yes, the '

Purple-wearerroo,

were in earth,

Saints

(as wereade) and are (we doubt

e

Dan,pg.

not)inAhabam's b•fomeal[o.

It wa'tnot therefore, becaufe he was

rich:

for then mufl:

A6raha111

himfelfe have

beenefubjechorhe fame fentence. Nay, one may fo be rich, andfo ufe his riches

togeiher, as they fl1all conclude in the other

jgttre

~nd

end in

fo!aru;

and no wayes

hinder, bm helpe forward his

;~ccompt;

and

bri~g

him a fecond

recipies

ofthe

good

thmgs

of thateternalll&. And (1f you markeit well) we have here,

in

this Scrip·

ture,rworich men:' One, that giveththe

Recordare:

>The other, to whom it is gi–

.ven. The example ofa

rich man,

which rich men to avoid, Thefenrence ofa

rich

man,

wh'ch rich men to remember.

.

It

is evident : It was nor, for that he had

received goodthings in this life:

See;

(

mg, as

true!y

as

Abraham

{~id

to

him,

Sonne remember, thott didfl receivegoodthings:

Sorrucly m>ght he have rc)oyned,

Father remember,tho11 didft receive,&c.

It was

not that.

,

hN~itherwasir,

becaufehecame by them unduely, hy fuch wayesand meancsi

:;

as t e oule of Go n abhorreth: For, it

i~

(faith

Bernard) Rmrdare quia recepi(li;

nor

~~•.rapuijli,

?t

quiJdeccpifti,

by ravine, or deceipt.

Ctther was1t,becaufehe receivedrhem,and

wrapped

themup.For

1

as

hi~teceipts

~

·

Eez

are