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4 And for HisEift: would Goo,itwerenot too pbine: Both ad-lis Croffe.

where the lowder their

Cmcijige,

with the more llrong crying and tea res He prayed

tuk.•3·H·

Pater IgnD(ce:

And ever fince,

tt(que hodte,

till now, when (all may fee) our

regard

is

aslittle,as His

hove

great; and He refpected,asif He had done nothing for us. Every

part of His

Love,

and the

profejion

of his

Love

,but fpccially the

Etfl

of His love pal:

fethall. For,

thrift,

by deed enrolled, hath fetoverhislovetothem. Which is

that fettethfuch a priceupon thcm,andmaketh them fo amiable, if not in their ownc

I>fal.t

1•:4.

kindneffe and lovelincffe,yet in the love

ofchrift

himfelfe. And it is theanfwer,that

Exod.·:~-::~.

Davidwhen

he

lo(eth his jlupe, tothinke,.pon thepeople of God;

that

Mofes,

whenbee

· '

·

wearieth himfelfein heAring ca,.JesftDm morning to night;

that

Iojita,whcn heftghteth the

Lords battels,and

jeopards his life in the high places ofthe field; that any,that weares

andj]>mds

himfelfe in the commoncaufe, may make, as well as St.

Paul:

Why it is

proaniiiJabm,

it is

for fouJe:r

;for f.1fegard of

Joules,

thofe

(oules,whi~h

chrifl

hathfo

dearely

loved,

and fo deerely

bMght,

and to oar love fo carefully commended :

Sic111

esovos,

as He did or ever !hall doe for us, that we doe for them. Whereto,if not the

joules

thernfelves Cforrhe moll part unthankfull) yet, this motive of

lo'tle,

of

Chrifts

love,

doth in a manner, violent!yconllraineus. For, though nothing is laffe

violent

in themanner,yer, in the worke,nothingworketh more violent than it.

The

Applic:tr!~

i

conclude then with

S~int

Btrn4rds

demand :

.Qg_4

vero utiliw in fermone heel

on,

What ufe have we of all that hath bcene

faid~

For,he that wrote it,is dead; and they,

to whom it was written, aregone :But theSctipturellill remaineth, and we are to

take good by

it.

It ferveth firll, to poffeffe our foules of that excellent verrue,

Major

h6rum,

the

greatell of the three; Nay,the verrue,without which,thc rell be but

CiplmJ;

rhe ver.

ruethat !hirieth brightell in

chrifts

example, an.d llandeth highell in.His commcnda·

tCor.s3-J';

tion,love.

But,Lwe,the

AEfion

b(

verttu;

ndt the

p4f?ion

of

vice. Love,

not of the

body,

the

Ph;Hpzpt.

vllehody

(So, theHoLY G Ho

s

T

rermerh

itl'hil.3 .)

but of

thefMle,rheprecigts

Prov.6,,6.

Joule

of man

(Pro.6.)

Love of foules ; the more,the more acceptable : If ofa

Cif1,

well; If of a

Cormtrey,

better;

if

ofa

Cormtrey

or Kingdome, bell of all.

And for them and for theirloveto bee ready to prove it by St.

Paulmia!l

;to

3

open our

Impendam,

to vow our

Impendar,

and as neere as may be,

to

afpire to the

·fame degree of

Libentijime.

V

erily,they that neither (as the

Apofile)

for the

winning

B(

Joules;

or for the defence and

(•fety offor•les

,many

thouf•nds of(bules

,the

forties

of

an whole

Eftate;in

high and heroical! couragc,have already pall their

Impendam;and

are ready to offer rhemfelves every day to

Impend11r,

and with that refolute

fo"'"'d.

nejfe,which

we all fee(for,it is a cafe prefemly

in

all our eyes :) They thatdoethus,

no good can be fpokenof their love anfwerableto thcdefart of it. Heavenly

Jt5j

and

in

heaven to receive the reward.

·

Bur, when all is done, we mull take notice ofthe wor1ds nature. For, as Saint

Paul

left it, fo wee !hall finde-it (that is) wee!hall not perhaps meet withrhatre.

gard, wee promife our

[elves.

Saint

Pan(!

<.Magis diligam

met with

a

r..MintH

ddt~

gar.

.

Thel:efore above all remember his

Etji.

For to be

kind;

and that to theunkmd:

to

know,fu~:h

we !hall meet with; yea,to meet with them,and yet hold our Etji,and

love

nevenheleffe. This cerrainely

is

that Love,

Mttjorem qu-4 nemo;

And,there ts on

earth no greater figneof afoulethroughly fetled in the love of CH

R

r s

T,

tl11nto

fland thus minded: Comewhat will come,

0l1agilor r.Miniu, Si

or

Etji;

frownor

favour; Refpect or neglect;

~d

faci•,hoc

&

faciam,

What I doe,I will doe, wtrlt

~.hap:tr.'!·

eye to

C

u

11.

1

s

r,

with hope of regard from Him, lettheworld beasitis,andastt

ever hath beene.

Sam11el(thisday in thefirfi Leffon) when he had fpent his life in

a

well ordered

Govern-