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Sermon z.

of

the

Ho

L Y

G

H

os

T.

kmrvltdge.

So as, he that bath not

(cientiam~

lhould not have

quem;

and they that

hemfclves

whom

rottach,and havenotfcuntMm what to teach,goc they never fo

~f:tnrothePulpit,it

isnot{lcNtdcdit Spiritu.,the

HoLY GHosT ga_ve them neither

mifion

nor

cemmifion.

He ever taketh order for

teplett,

befurc He g1verh licence for

c!lpertmt loqui.

·

J

' And t-his for .rheir

skiU.

Bur, he that reades the

Fat

hers

writings, !hall findc they ,

~~ptrunt

1,;;

teferre this

c~rpmmt

lvqui,

no leffe to their

boldnejfe,

than to rhc1r

ha6:1,ty : began,

not

qur. .

,

onely,pojfe,

robe able, in refpetl: oftheir skill, but

audere,

rq dare, mregard oftheir

fhcucou.ag•,

cour•ge.

Before, ne1ther

courage,

nor

skt~;

now, both:

th~t ~ny

man nught fce,thcre

was a

newj}irit

come inro them.

In faymg

[they began

J.1t 1s, as 1f before they had

becnetmgue-tyed;

had never fpoken. No more rhey had: nevcr,as they fpoke now;

never with that

confidence.

Before, they d1d not fpeakc out, they durll: not ; they

fpakeberweene the teeth,hoar!Iy,as ifthey had Jolt their voice. A poore

DAm~fe//IY.mh

.•

6.6.21

did

bur

aske Saint

Peter

a quefi10n, he faultered prefemly, could not fpeake

a

nghr

word. Every thing,rhen,rooke away their voice. But,after this

mighty Winde,

had

filled rhcm and blowen up the

fire,

and they warmed with it;then (faith

v.fuguffine)

/nomni pr£torio,inomNi Conjijlorio,

in every

tudgement-placc,

in every

Conftjlory,rhen,

they

(pakewbattbey hadheardandfeen,

even

before Kings,

and were nor

abalh~d.

It

confirmed them ;it gave them fides, and firengrh. Which fo Cudden change, from

fo great

pufiUauimity,

to fo great

courAge

and confiancie, was fure

mntatio

de.~ter£

Ex.

tclji,achangewrought hy tht handof themojl High.

No other hand could worke it.

m1.

7

~.to>

And(that we may know, that notonely the

tongttes

wrought in them, but even

>Linguu, &e.

the

cleaving

alfo had his

cffect)they began,not

onely

to fpeake; bur,with othertongues :

Thm

!an~.,~

..

other

than ever they had learned. For, looke

whattong~re

focver it was, befide the

Syri;ck,it

was

~not

hertongue, it was not theirs: they had but one till now; any other,

they coold nor skill of. But now,on

a

fudden,

Greeke, Latine, drabiclu, Perjian, l'ar-

thian,

none came amiffe: yet, never were they taught them ; but came to them, as it

were with a

cleft

ondy. A great miracle, in it felfe : And agreat inabling to them.

For,by this meailes,every

.Apojlle,

looke how many tongues he wopld fpeake,fo ma-

ny

dpeflles

was he, as lerving for fo many fundry men, as mufi elfe have beene ufed

for the fl'eaking fo many fundry

tongues,

ro fo many fundry Nations. Whereby, as

thelineofthe Creator

is [aid to have gone

intoaU Lands (P(al.

I9·4·)

fo is

rhejo1md

of

the

Apojllts

faid likewife to have gone as farre

(Rom.

1

o.)

The one, to proclaimerhe

Rom.

1o.

1

~;

crwion;

theother,rhendemption ofthe

world.

And fo,by !peaking all tongues,rhey

-"

have

gathered a Church,rhar fpeaketh all roogues;athing much rending to the glory

ofG

o·n. For,being now converted to CH

R

r

s

T,

they fend up dally to Heaven,

fomany

tongue;,

there to praife His name; as He, this day, f/nrdowne toearch, to

convert them withal! ro His truth. And indeed, it was normeet, one

tongue

onely

fi10uld beimploycd that way,as(before) but one was: le was too poore,and !lender;

hke rhe muficke ofa

monochord.

Farre more meet was it,that many

tong,.es

; yea,that

•lltongues

lhould doe it

3

which(as a comfort ofmany infirumenrs)might yecld a full

harmony.

Inwhich,we behold the mighty

W

orke ofGo

n

:thatthe fame meanes

ofdwerfet~n<7tlts,

which was the

dtflro'Ji""

o+ Babe!,

the very fame is here made to

k

l

6

o

'J

Gen.u.7.

wor

ethe

ouitding ofSion :

that meanes, that

fcattertd t.bun,from

the

Tower ofconfu1

Jion;thevery fame, eo reduce them, torhe

fold

ojt~mty

· that fo, rhecurfe might be

taken away, and a blelling come in place, the confu[ed tongues being united into

1

°

D

s

glmy ; and there

hung

neztber f}eech mr language, but Hu-prAife

u

heard'among

(,

:t

TheNations being once convened to the falth(mo!l: ofthem)this gift is cea-

~

·ceafed fo farre,as by immediate infpiration: rhough,inpart ro attaine it, by

our

~hi evours?a~d

Go

os

blelling uponthem, is found !till of good ufe.

For,

ev~n

to ·

~bt

day(,

lt

tsholdenforreqmfire, there be one

cleft

(at leafi) in the

tongue;

and we

h

~ ~

peake one tongue more, than our mothers rau"ht us. Better yet, ifthe

cleft,

w

1

~

Go

n

hathmade in H1s

WQrd,

intherongucs gfthe

old

and

1\j•P

Tefl~ment,

. Iii 3

be