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Preached in

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r Over which fecond cnemic having a fecond conqudl alfo, a:nd rnumphing

orme w'

1

·ch hisEtiJ. he l!Jewerh, his love robe a love ofprobfe,

to

have

all the por:

ovcm,

~·,

11

h. h

· h"

«"

f

h.

<

fecrionsandfignaruresofLove:

a

w 1{ are Wit mcompaue o r

IS

verfe.

Amor

(as in

schooles

we reckon them)

1

Impenjivm;

'.

Expenjivtu

;-l

ll<ten.ftvm

and

-1

Exten.

ji m

The two former mtherwo

verbs;

A&we,Impendam;and

1

Plffive,Impendar;

~~o~ing,

or

[pending~

Eejlowed,_

o:·

fp~nt

it felfe,

Th_e

two latter, in

the

Adverb

and

the

ConjtmEfiilrJ:

l

Intmjive,

fir:umng,tn felfeto chelughefi

def!,ree,moftgladly.:

and

+

Extenjive,

llrerchmg1r felfeto thofe that are

f~rthirlt

from

Lov~,and

Icafi

def~w~

it

Etji rninm diligar.

To

fPend;

>To fpend and

he

JPent;

l

To fpend and be fpenc

moll

willingly.

Ifrhe

full

point were there, it were

enou~h.

+·But, noc only

libentijJime;

(

•.

Bur,

tibentifime, Etji; moft gladly,

yea,

though the more he,the leffi they,

that 1s all

~ill

.

ih

But then,

!ell:

we mifiake ourterme.of

love

(as, eafily we may, and confound

it

wirh

l"ff)

we mufi looke to our

Pro,

in the fecond parr.

It is,

Prl) animabm

;

(oule:

love,

he meanerh all the while. Love,the

jhlit

ofthe Spirit;

Not

luft,the

weed ofthe

Gt-s...:

jiep,,

Not, of this

fldh

fifler to

wo~mes,

and

daughte~ t~

rottennef[e;

but, of the

Spirit

!

0

p,;~;~::

allied tothe Angels, and

partaker,

m

hope,

of the Dtvtne 114ture

Jt fclfe. And, not of

onton\y; butanimabm,

of

Sor•les:

more than love ofone foule; many foules, mahy·

thoufands offoules, of

a

whole State or Countrey. Them to love, and to them thus

coprov~ourlove,

is it, which Saint

Pate!

would reach; and it, which wee need

to

!came. Thefe beche two pms.

Whereof, &c.

·

T

o

enter the treatie ofthdirfiparr. We begin at the fourepoinrs,

I

Impell~

r:

.

da11J,'

Irnpendar,

l

Libentifime,

and

4

Etji.

If

Love

be an

Enjigne (as,Can.6.)

The

Lovt;·

1

the

Colo11rs;

I

fit be

a

Band(as,Hof.rr.)the twijls;

If

a

ScAle (as,Chry(oftume)

~:;('·

6

·1.-

thea(cmts

;Ifan

Art, (asBernard)

the

Brdes

ofir. Indeed, they talke much ofan

Art

·"+

ofLove,_and

Bookesof verfes have beene written ofit :but, above all verfes, is

Car–

menhocamort!.

This verfe hath more art than they

all:

and ofthis it may befaid;

Me

legat,

&

ieE!ocarmine doc1t<r erit:

Learne it,and fay you learned

Love.

To take

them as they lye, and with the firfi, firrt.

Ego vero impendam.

~

....

I

There was aworld, when one fa id,

da mihi cor

11111m,

&

(t1ficit:

Befio\v your

r

heart

on me, and I require no funher

bejlowing;

and the

bejlowing

of Love, though

Amorimp,.fl·

nothing but

love,

was (omcthing worth.

11114

'

1

mpendt~!11~

z

Such a world there was: Bur, chat world

is

worne our. All goerhn01vbjl

Impendam: Love

and all is put out to inrerefi.

The other empty-handed Love,is

long fince banifhedthc Court, the Cirieand theCoumrey.

For, long fince it is;

that

King

Sad

faw ir,aod faid it,to his Courriers,that

htwdJ nvt regarded,

but becau[e

hegave themjields,andvine-yards,

and offices

over hrmdreds ,zndtho

11

(ands.

Nor

1

Sam.u.7;

yer

Dtanain

the Citicof

Ephefru,

magnified there by the Crafrf-men, but,

~ecaufe

Altst 9

.•-l·

byher

Sdvershrmes, they h,zd thezradvant.1ge.

Nay, nor CH

R

r s

T

Hrmfdfe

nerther,

m

the Coumrey, but becaule they

ate ofthe leaves And!Vere filled.

For, many

Iohn.6.~_6;

mrracles had they feene much greater than that, yet never profeffed they fo

much,Si-

"'1

tttncexatttrati,

as when He bellowed a good meale on them•

.3

Such1s now the worlds love,

but

fpecially

at

Corinth,

where they doe

caupo~

narza':'oremindeed;

feclove to hire,andlove to fate; and at fo high

a

rate, as* fame

were IOrced to .

I

a

.

f,

l

I

d

both

toodtare,

grveovcr, e paymg or

ove,

ney might buy

repentance

toe!;

an

wh

~.

Thereis"n?tcmedy then: Saint

Paul

mull: apply himfelfe • td time and pbcej

e cm Cas

all

thmgs clfe, fo)

love

depends upon

Impendam,

r

edding

and

Paying.

,

5 Now,