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.'The fifth

S

E

k

M

o

N

tWo parts; 'a

body,

aad •

afonle,

he

rememh~ed

the onefo much; as he quite left the

()ther our ofhis

1iiementll.

·For, his

Recipijli ta

was

his.hodj,

arid rtothing elfe.

Now

reafon would, the

body

lhould nor take up the whole.&uipt; buttbar the poore

foufe

lhould be thought upon too.

Ptirple

and

Jilke,

and

Ede, bzhe,

they are butthe

bodies

part: But

almes

and workes ofmercy, they, they be the

{oules.

May not our foules

h.e admitred fuitors,that we would

remember

them (that is)remember

Lazarru?

for

that is rhe foules portiori : For, the other parr, he and we all

remember

fall: enough.'

~:. ·~

.

4 Thus,remembrmgnelther Goo hor

Lazarfl4,

nay, nor

h1sownejoule,

his

.J

rncmorie rhus failing him, Go n pro7ided, and fent fome, to put him in minde.

.Sprc, as he.hJd

received

thofe former

good thing's,

fo alfo had he received

M~fes

and

th~

'Prophets,

by his ovme.confeffion: And,in receiving them, he had received a great

benefit, and (peradventure) greater in this than the other: And,

Mo{es

had told him

Dcuq

•·•9·

~s

much-as

A

br~ham

eels him now:

Vtinam novifima providerent, Would

Go o (faith

Mofcs)

menwotd~rememberthefot~reNovifima;

I.

Thatthereisadeath;

z.

Ther~

Dcut.p.a.

is

a,It~dgemmt;

3• There is·a

Heaven;

4· Theteis a

Hell:

Bur,of all the foure,

No.

<vijfirnainfemi

(in the fame

chapter)

the nethennoll:;

Nuncigitur cruciari;,

the place

Icr.s

.p.

of

torments.

The

Propl1ets

fa1d as much:

Ieremze,

Evcrrhmke, that an end there will

be,

Et qutdjiet

in

novifimo,whar

ihall become of

u~

inthat

end~

Who

ninMgll4(faitb

E!ay ll·' 4 ;

E{a.y)

C411

endt~re

devourzngjire.?

Who can dwell

w1~h ~rdor~s

{emptterm;

ever

!ailing

Jlurnings

~

Thefe he had: and1fh,e had heardlhefe, 1t •s plamly affirmed,

Audtamip–

jos

would have done it; they would havekepthim,for ever comming in that place.

But, rhefe

~lfo

living

~e

ll:rove

to

forger, and (as ingenderers ofmelancholy) to re·

move dwm

farr~

;tway."

Artd~ th~t

he might the more eafily doe it, it was thought

not arniil"e, to

cal\sh~ir

authomy m

~ueihon, w~mher

they were worth the hearing

or no.

It

is (in

effcet)

cohfelfed by h1m : that Ius

jive brethren

and he were of one

opinion.; tha.t the hearing of

Mo{es

and the

Prophets

was

a

motivefarreunworrhyt()

<;arry fu.ch

m~n

as they. An,

A11gell

from heaven, or

imeftom the deadmight

(per·

haps<)

~ut, theBooke~of

Mofes

~ould ~ev:rmovethem.

It was not, for nothing;

he.complamerh ofh1s

tongue: Illalmgtta,.

wuh that

tongt~e,_

he had fcomed the

Holy

oracles:

peradventure, that place, wherem he now lay, w1th that tongue which, in

that place, feelerh the greatell:

torment;

and, from that place, the fmallell:

comfort:,

both which it had beforeprophanely derided.

Thus then you fee his

Scalam inferni,

thebriefc of his faults, for which his

Rt·

,eeipt

cndeth in this bitter

Re.:ipe

of

tormmts

without end. ' Epicuriline: no life but

this:

Nogoodbut

thefe here, Good

attire;

good

~heere,

,

This \vas his reward:

<.A·

Mmh,6,~.

men, dicevobu, rmpiffis.

<Saint

Chryfortome

two.) •

B.emembring

neither Go o in

heaven, nor

Lazarfl4

on earth; • but being a

Gurges;

a Gulfe of all that he

received,

himfelfe:

l

No not his

ownefoule;

4

nor (!ail ofall) this place of

torments,

before

he was in.it; and fcorning at

Mofes

for

remem~ring

him ofit. This you fee: And,

\..

in him, you fee who they be, over whom

.ll.braham

lhall reade the like fentcnce:

jzyl

bah(t

&;res,

&e•

tr.

lhetit/tt

R"•!dArtfili

. Now then; wee have fetupbothfidesofthis

Croffe,

andfafretiedeachpartfo

other with

'l{pw

therefore:

Let us atlix the

Infcription,

and fo an end. That, is

Rt.

cordareJili:

The want of which brought him thither; The fupply of it {hall keepe

us thence. ·

_

.

Fili recordare: optime

dif1t~m,

(ell{er'o,

Excellently wdl faid, but

too

!ate(faith

SaimBernard.)

For,alas! commeth

Ahrahamin

now,

·withRecordare?

Dothhe

nowaffixthetitle~

why; itistoolare. True, itisfo: But, rill now, he would

not

{uffer any to fet it up. Before, while it was rime, and when it might have done him

good, then he would not endureit : Now he is faine (when it is out oftime)ro

kno~,

what in time might have done h1mgood: andmay doe others, if(inrime)they look

to it. , Indeed,to him now, it is of no ufein the world; buronely to let him fee,

by

what lullice he is where he is; and what he futfereth, hefutfererh defervedly.

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