-5 Now, there is nothing fo pliant as Lo'(e; ever readie to
\vhatfoever may have hkdyhood eo preva•le; and 1fit be
mto that too
noteth it, that faith,
are made ofa
eafily in [under, and w1de open with
no great adoe,
Saint Paultherefor1: commeth roir; and as he
cafe towards them (in the verfe next before: ) So he faith with the kindc Father
(Luke 15,) Ecce omni>i mea
love and all mull: be proved
What harh he to part with, but hi'
1Jookts andhh parchments?
perhaps fomewhat; but at
lirtleufed and letTe regarded.
Indeedif·filver andgold·be all, and nothing·elfe worrh
but it: his
is ftalled. But, by rhe grace ofG oo,
there is fometning elfe.
fo, theworld will call them when they
lift, howfoever they elteeme them f<;arce worth
a peece.) And there be'"'·
rvifdome and knowledge, in
s ·r o I •
need to fay ; he had beft magntfie hts ownc
elfe to make of. Nay, it !hall not ftand upon h1s valuanon. They that had both.
both the wealth of
the wifdome of
and both in abundance,asbe:
ing both ofthem Prophets : The one ofthem
and that we may know how muc11
This, was no poore
faith dirtCl:ly :
the lips of kTWwledge,
he meanerh. And,
it was no flounib: hewasmearneft : For, 1t
well knowne hehimfelfe
before the orher, when he was put to his choyce; and, that his liking in that choyce,
was highly approved; by Go o's owne liking.
The truth is, Men haveno fenfe
of their foults,till they
ready to part with rhem;.and then is Saint
called for (and never fenoufly before;) when thm cafe 1s fuch as they can little
feele, what the
And, becaufe they would not fceketo feele it before, it is Go o'•
inenr they feele it no' then.
Bur, if men will labour to have fcnfe of that part in
due rime, they lhould finde and feelefuch an eftate ofminde,
none know,but fuch
as have felt : furely fuch, as they would acknowledge ro be worth an
Indeed, this it is, Saint
can befiow ; and this it is,
needs ; and the more
wealthy it is, the more.
The other, as he hathit not, fo they need it not, rhatis,
Argent11m: fl.!.1odamem habet,
but that bee hath, heeis readie
What would we have
faith our SA v
cafe; and '
dedit q11od hubnit,
ia the cafe of the poore
dorh, or nran can require. Bur, beitlittle,orbeit
much, he that giveth
leaveth nothing ungiven, and therefore his
But,when iris at the highc!l:,thePaf!ive
higherthati it. Much more;
_Am•"xp••fi· to be GeRorved,
And therefore it bath a
11 " 1 '"d"·
Forfirft, they that
give but oftheir
but, he that is
In that, thebeftower remained unbeftowed: here, hee
himfelfe is in the deed,ofgifcroo.
Secondly, before, there wasbur one
onely ; ) here, mone, are both
and there be·
3 Thirdly, before, that which wasbe–
fiowcd, what was it
life : 'l(pn.
not yet fo farre, as to the
jhedding of bt1ud:
Then, there is fome·
\vhat behind: But;
to the fheddinKof that, then1:>it love at the fartbeft: if Jtbc