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Ofthe

P

A

s s

I

o

N.

I

f.

So have we now the whole

Obje8;

both

1l!bat,

and With

"~~>hat

minde:

The

_Aa,

or

And, what is now to be done ?Shall we not paufe awhile, and

fiay

and

pum,

lopke upon ·this

T11eorie,

yer we goe any further

?

Yes, let us.

Proper

to

this

dtry

is this fight of the

[roffe.

:rhe other (ofthe

throne)

may

fiayte(

!

"JA•It!•g

fro..:

:A?TJ.

His

time

a

day or two henGe.

.

.

We ate injoyned to

looke

upon Him :

How

can we, feeing He is now

higher than the

HealJens,

fa:rre out of our fight, or from the kenning

of

any mortal! eye

?

Ye~, ~e

may fot:ill that._ As

(i~ ~he

_27;

of the

Chap.

ter next before)

Mofes

IS

fatd

to

have

June

Hem tbat

u

tnllijible

: Not with

the

eyes

of

flejh

;fo, neitherhe did, or we can: But (as there it is) by

faith,

So, he did; and we may. And, what is more kindly to behold

the.Aiubor

of

(aitb,than fait

M

or more kindly for

faith

tO

bel>vld,

than her

.dMhor

here

at

firft;

and her

Finijher

there at

laft ?

~im

to behold

firfl

and

laft;

and

ne.

\'er to befatisfied with

lookmg

on

Hm1,

who was content to buyus.llld

our eye at fo deare

a

rate.

· ·

·

.Our

eye

then is the

eye

of

our minde,

which is

faitli :

And dui"

a(picie,,t

1

1

in this, and the

recogitantes

(in

the

next Verfe) all One; Our

looking

to

Rim

here,is our

tbinkin.gon Him

there :

On Him

andHisPafl'ion over and over

againe,

Donee toteu fixus in cgi·de, qui totus fixuo in Cruce,

till He be as

faG

fixed

in our

beart,

as ever He was to His

CroJfe;

:and fof!le

imp'rtftion

made

in us of

Him,

aS'lihere was in

Him

for us.

, In this our

looking

then,two

ails

be

rifing

from the tWo

pr.epoflticnr:

One

'before, ,.,,

in--~·~~-"'''

looking

from

:

the other after,

~<looking

upon,or into.

There is ,.,., from,

abftra8ing

our

ey! from other Obje8s,

to looke hil

ther lometime. The

Prepojitio11

is not idle, nor the note,

bur

very

need.

full. For; naturally we put this

(pe8acle

farre from us, and endure note{.

ther oft or long

to

behold it. Other things there be, pleafe our

eyes

bet-

ter,an

cl

which we

looke gn

with greater delight. And we

mufl:d~·F"''

looke

off

them, or wee

£hall

never ;p;;:,/ookeuponthisaright. Weemult(inl

fort) worke force

to

our nature, and

per aEtum felicitum

(as theyterme

it

-inSc/,ooles) inhibite

our

eyes,

and

ever'll1eine

them from other more plea•

fing

fpeEtacles

that better like them, or

we

!halldoe no good here; never

make a true

theorie

of it.

I

meane, though our

profpe8

into the world bee

good,and we have both

occafio11

and

inclination

to

looke

thither

oft; yeteveG

and anon to have an

eye

this way; to looke from them to Him,

who;

when all thefe fhall come

to

an end, mull: be He that fhallfinijh and mz.

fitmmate our faith

and

u.~,

and make perfeCl: both. Yea, though the

Saints

be

faire marks

(as at

fi.rft

I

faid) yet even to

looke

off from

them

hirher,and

turne our

eye

to

Him

,from all; even from

Saints

and all. But chiefly,from

the

baits of Simze;

the

concupi{cence of otlr eyes,

the fhadowes and iliewes

ofvanity round about,by which

de

at/,

entrethatour

"ll>indoz11es :

which

urt·

leffe wee can be got to

looke

from,t~ishl~~ ~i~docus

nogood ; we

can~

notlooke

on

both

together.

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