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Preached

in

LE

"T.

cirherbegin,or follow. No not,provo_ked by all thofe fomany forcible ll)eanes,that

Sr.

chryfo.ftome

maketh a

wonde~

at tt,

~•m•do

non convyrteremur m 4morem,

that

they were not melted and

refolvedmto love

tt felfe.

Which cold

[i

1

ccefie openeth

a

wa~

to

the hfi

~oirtt,the

l'oinr it1decd.of highefc

4

,

admiration, and of hardell: imitation or all

~he

rcll:,mthcconJunchon

Et.Ji.·.

Which

~,:•;

exttn;r·

C

·. Eton

is {iruared (much

hke·Cortnth

ttfelfe)

manarrowLand(as

!t;Werc)be.

E•fiminusdi–

,;:;;;t;o

fw;

beaten, upon the one with

(elfe-love,

on rh'other

with_imkindne!fe.

ug.<r.

Hitherto wee had

eo

doe, but wtth

fe!fe.love,

and hts affaults: but

now,rmkmdnejfe

alfo is up.

Thefe

Corinthians

(faith Samt

Partl)

my affcchon fiar;Kjeth rowa.r.<!

them in

all

love: Love them and fpare not (fatth

Setje-love)

but

tme qrtodbabes,

Nayfure,

ImpmdAm, !will bejlowit.

Well; tftherebcenoremedte:Byt (heare

you~)

Propititt< e.ftotibi,

fo; all that•. Nay, nor that netther :

Impmdar,

I

wtll

bee

b~-

Jlor~~ed

myfelfe

too.

Potejne bibere caltcem hrmc

(fatth

Selfe-love

?)

.

and,can you get 1t

~btth.

r6. n :

downe, rhinke

you~

Yea:

Libentifim'

exceedmg gladly. There ts the Conquell: of

Mn•·•

0

·4 5 ·

.

Selfe-love.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

·

But all this whilc,he hved

!hll

under

hope,hope

ofwmnmg thetr love,for whofe

fakes

h~

had rrodunder footthdove of himfelfe: Hope, that it had beene but/m,

pend;m

all rhe while

l

he01ouldhave hadre:urned his owneagaine

a:

lean. Hut,at

this

Etfi,

all is turAed out and m. For, th1s 1sas much to fay, as, All1Holmle pur.

pofe: for

(to

his griefe) he mufi take notice,rhey care for none ofrhefll: nor for

hiln

ever

a

whit the more : yea, rather the

lejfe

by agreat dcale. So that, all

t~ree

bee

in

vaine:

Et fupra

omnem_laborem.labo~irritm,

Nolabotirtolofllabour;

Norexpence

of fife orgoods, to that 1s fpenr

tn vatne.

For,rhar t.snot

Impmdam,.'ourperdam,

QP.t

Jient,

but

ca.ft awAy.

Therefore the former, though1t we1:c

fnnzcrelw tr;plex,

a three–

fold

cord and

net e4jily broken,

would nor hold, but

fly

Ill

pceccs, bot for this

Et{!,

To have

~hen

an

Etjiinourlove:

thisElji,

rhis ~'!)~r_;;, rho~ghinvai!JI!,

.though our

lmpendam,

prove

a

perd4m

' ·That is it. To be able

tq~mne

the

f~:on:oce<!nd

fi\y,

Tha~~ghthe

more I love, the le/fe! belwed, TetwtllI bejlow;

yea,

bee bfj/otJ!ed,

~nd

that

mojJ

gladly,

for all that. It is hard,

I

confelfe :

bur,Soltt< amor erubefcit nomen dijficllt–

w[t,Love endureth not rhe name of

dijfictlltie,but

lhameth ro confeffe any thing

~

0

hard or too dangerous for it, For verily,

tmkindneffl

is amighrie enemie, and the

wounds of ir;deepe. Nay there be, that of themfelvfS are moll: kind, in all

the~hJ~f

degrees before remembred, as was King

D.wid,

and as all noble narures are:

why

Selfe-love

is nothing in their hands.• But;let them beencounrred with

ll»kindne/Je(;tJ;

David

was inN

abal)

they cannot ll:and the firoke ; it woundeth deepe :.and rhe fell:er

x

slfll.:f.

r

!':

ofdifcontentment

more dangerous than it. Indeed (faithDavidJ

thu ftllow,

1[~/

" · •

have done all

il;

vainefor him;

for

herewardeth meevill(orgood : !io.tnd fodoe Gogtp

... :

me,

if

he be

aliv~

to morro111 by this time.

>Markc it in him; and in others infinite;

~a<i

you fhall

fee,

whom

S

elfe-love

could

nor,unkindnejfe

hath overeomc :al)d who palfed

well

along the other three, at

minas diligar

their

Love

hatb Wracked,

;mo;!

from

kin_d,

/ove,beene turned ro

deadly bate.

·

.

,

But neithercan this lppall the

Apoflle.,

or dif.lodge his love :

but

thorow

all

t~e

reft,~nd

thorow this too, he breaketh with his

Etji,

and lhcweth,he will hold

hin~folutton maugre lll unkindnelfe.

Mink< diligar

lhall not doe it;

f/nkindnejfe

mijfl;

yee\d,Love

will nor•

. And now we arecometothe highefi, and never

till

now: but,now we arc ;rhsr

!urrherwe cannot goe. The very highell: pitch of well-doina,the Heathen 1han faw

S<n<u;

~~Pttt

:

for, he

coul~fay, ~eneftcirl'!'

dare & perdere;

ro bcd'ow Love, and lofe it,is

,

a

~\done

: but, that 1s not 1t. Thts

tS

tt.;

llenejiciumperdere,& dare,

ro lofe thdirfi,

n yet be!tow the fecond;

Etfi,

yea, though the firl'i were loft.

·

. Yea,the

Love

of

Loves,C

Ha x s·-r·s

owne love wli•t was it'

MAioremh!icckd-

Ioh.•r.rl

rttatem

n

h

b

'

.

'

~

·

.,

·

• 0

neth

<mo

a

et, quam

111

vtta_m_qttu

po~at

pro amici>.

\V

heretO

~nt so:nard~e-

~y

lvell,

Ttl

m~Jorem hab~tijlt

Domme,

quia

ttt

vit&m po{uifli ettdmpro tJJtmtm:

rcater ove than th1s ha(h no man, to

b~frow

his life for his

friends :

Y

~t

L o .. o

F f

2

(faith