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Preached in

L

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belt

is,

AbrahiJm

hath more(onnes than this fon; and they may take good by it, and

have

u(e

of that, whereofhe had none. W tth

tillS

fonnc

1t

1s too late;,. 'Yith fome

h

·

1

is not· Nor with us : we are yet upon the llagc: 0 ur

r.xm

vero

1s

not yet

01

ere,

1 And:.o·r· us is this Infcription fer up, and for our

f~kcs,

both

CaR x ;

1'

corn •

''

'

'd d

I .

d.

orred .and Saint

L11ke

recor e t us

Gecor are.

rep

Ify~u

aske, What good is

that.~

What is thego_od ofexemplar)' Iullice

~What;

ood is it,to .fee amalefaetou_r pumfhed,or to readem .a paper the cnme

wherefore~

.

~har,butonely

thatby readmg what brought htm th(ther,we may

re~nember

what

will keepe us from thence. Thenegleer of

Recordarers

the caufe, hers tb.ere: why

th n

Recordare

ji!i,

and keepethee from thence. So, With one v1ew ofthis Infcnp-

tio:,'we reade both his

mine

andour owne

remdu.

.

.

.

.

This is the righrufe of tlus

t1tle :

Go o forbrd, wdhould have noufe oftr, trll

we come where hee is. Bur, !fus therefore fer over Ius head mrhat

!Jfe,

th~t

wee

rnay readeitinthis

:

readc it, and

remember

it

:

remember

1rand never have urlefet

over ours.

It willbe good then,fometimes to keepe fame day holy to the

exaltation

of

thi~

Cro(fe,

and to [etthisritle before our eyes: to approch it and reade ir over: Yea, not

once,but often to recorcl this

Recordare.

Iudeed, ,it is thar, Saint

Gregvry

faith:

Re–

cordatiom magiugetver(m ifle q11am <epojiti.ne:

Indeed, it mdre needs a

diffojitioli

to

remtmber

it, than an

expofiti6n

ro underlland it.

We are yet

:

how long wefhall, we know not, (lOt how foone

vita

tu£

will be

• '

gone nor, how quickly this

l•m

vero

will come in place. This we know :betweene

his

fi~te

and ours,rherc is only a puffe ofbreath in our nollrils. That this life(ihort

though it be, and in amanner, amoment; yet)

h•c

ejl

moment,.m, unde pendet £tenJi-

ta:

Onir, nolelfe matter dependeth than our er_ermty: or bltffe or bane,

comfort

or

torment.

That

\n

that place, without all hope .either ofrdeefe, efcape or end: and

that from rhence,ne•therour

profefton

oftruth, norrhe grearneffe-of our

receivtng

!halldeliver,but only this

Recordare.

It ftandeth us then in hand, to take perfecc ilJl-

prdlion of this

Recvrdare :

and (as Saint

t1nguftine

faith)

ob!ivifci quid

Jimm

,attmde-

requidfieturijimm,

ro forget, what we now be; to confider, what we !hall be

with~

out all quellion yer long, but we know not how foone: bur; oft it falleth, the ihor-

ter and fooner, the leffe we rhinke of it.

Three things then I with, for conclufion: ' that we may

remember :

remember

f

in time:

l

remember

ejfellually.

That we may

remember thejre,

the

thirjl,

and the

torments;

and know what theymeane, by

memory,

rather than by

{en(e.

.tdbraham;

from heaven cals to us to that end: The party in hell cryerh,

Ne veniant

&

ipji.

That.we

doeirintime:

that we be not in rhiscafe,never lift

tp

o1er eyes,

rill we be

~

in hell;

nor

remember

that may doe us good, till it be too late.

.

That we doe it

effillually

froin rhe heart: For, there is a

heart

in

Recordan:

3

And that, this being our greatell bufineffe, we make it not our leall: care.

Our

Remembringwill

beeffeetuall, ifwe pray to Go o daily,we may fo

reQeive,

~s

we may

be remved.And

our

remembring'lhall

be effeetuall,ifit have the effecc,rhat

ts, make us remember

Laz.,m.

~otidie

Lazartu :

You may finde

Lazarm,

ifyou

feeke hrm, every day: Nay, you lhall finde him,though you feeke him nor. Our pre-

fent ell:are, by prefem oc7afion of the

dearth.

now upon us, makes the

memory

more

frefh,

than~t

oth.er umes it wouldbe.

Remember

then om· being remembred there,

lyerh on thts thm remembrance here; and,up?n their receiving, our

recipiej,

or ra-

ther

rwpmu.

And

reiiJember

that day, wheremwhat

rve

have received

(hall be for-

gotten; and what

He hath received

ofus lhall be remembred·and nothing elfe n,all b6

ili~embrcd,

bur

quodnni ex

miwim~.

The atta!ning

evertafling taber?acles!theavoi-

M.tt&.

10 . 4 .,

{i

~

everlafhng torments

lye upon it. That whrch we

remember

now m

Lazarm

bo-

ome; ihallbe remembred to us againe in

Abrahamsbofome.

To which, &c.

A SER..'