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Of the

S

E N

o

IN

a

be in our

tongues

too. That, hath frill a necdfary fervice; and maimed are we

· h

out it: For,we mufi(elfe)reccive the

embalfage

from G o o, by

anlnterpmer

~~~~~:

not fo convenienr. But, enough of thee

lift o{the tongues.

'

11

·l.Theit

di/irt·

. •

N

o\V, that this might not prove to

_vai~-glory\as

it did after, in fome at

Corinth)

~i~•g,f,;;":,."'.:.

1t IS v.:ell

added,S~wt ded~t

Spmtm

(

wh1ch IS the thll'd :)that they

began t1

j}e.ke,nor,

asthmowne vamry carnedrhem, bncasthe HoLY G nos T

direfledthem,

Their

~fa!.

H-

1 •

to1Jg11e

was but

thepen;

He, the

Writer,

His

wind

blew the

.fire,

!laked it, and made it

more orleffe, as need was. The

tongues fat

m

them,

andHeinthetongtw, holding

(as it were) the reinesin His hand ; guiding and moderating their fpeech; makin•

them keepe time, meafurel ·and manner:

time,

when;

meafnre,

howmuch;

manne;

how tofpeake. Which

Sicut is

the gift

ofdifcretion;

many times as much

wonh~

tkdit,

the Gift it felfe. Sure, thefe are two: •

Dedit

is one thing, the

Gift;

•s;,,

1

another, the

ufe

ofthe gift. Tomany is given to

ffealce,

but not with therightSirut,

Two dif!inct things be they: and howfoever we dot with the one, welhallfinda

needfull ufe ofprayerto obtaine the other. Wc

may begin toJleake

when wcplcafe:

but, who !hall give us our

Sic11t?

Sure, none butthe

spirit:

OfHim wemullteceive

this, or elfe we !hall never have. Let that fuffice.

4 Thoi<

im-

Lafi then, that we milbke not, what it was He gave them to/feah;(for all this

ning_, "'''"'

while, itisnotfaid,

whAt,)

That they

hega11to ffeakeis[aid;

andwherewi;h

with

:!:~:~;.~:"''· ot~er

to11gaes

;

and how,

tU

the Spirit

gav~

them ntterance.

Ldl:therefore we

~ight

m1fiake, It was

qutcqmdm b11ccam,

any th1ng that tooke them mthe head irskilled

not what: he tels us, what it was, in the lafr word; that Hegave them'!m

1

9•rr•,s,,r;.

terance,

we reade; it is of larger contents, a more pregnant word, andmorefullof

fignificancie.

They heg•n t1Jleake

JU

the SJirit gave

th~m,

Why not there fiay, what needed

any

more~

Y

cs: more (it feemcs) needed; there goeth more unto it, than fo. Spea·

king will not fcrve the turne: elfe, ,.,.;;,.,had beene enough, and not any wordmore

put to it. Heforefaw,that ro

Jlealu,and

onely

to

fpeake,would be enoughforfome,

So

we goeup foranhoure

andJlealu,

be it to rhepurpofeor nQ,itis all one.

Forrhe

common man it skils not, it contents him well enough: But, the Ho

L Y

G a os'

is not content with''"'""' It is not every

Jleaking;

but, a kinde of [peaking itmuft

be, and that kinde is

~.,;Oir,<llui·

.

The Word, I wilh well weighed.

ChryfoHcme, oecumenim,

the

lnterpretm(all)

weigh it ; and affure us, it is no flight, or light word, but

verbum tAlenti,

a wordof

weight, ofa

talent weight.

To tell you, what it is: You have heard of

Ap•phthtgulll;

(So cloth both

Greelces,

and

Latines

call

wife

and weighty

fintemiom j}eeches:)

chat

word [

Apophthegmes

]is rhe rrue and proper derivative,. ofthis

;;;;;~~r/-~

here. Such

the

spirit

gave them to

utter.

Not the crudmesofthm owne brame, idle,loofe,un.

digefiedgecre (Go o knoweth : ) No,butpithyand

wife{entenm:

tho[ebefteut

tiedit Spiritm,

fuch as the HoLy GHOST gave them. It isafterfaid (in the

u.vtrfe)

that by verrue ofthis, when they fpake, they fpake

Magnali": r..Mag,•ll•,

gremnd

high Poi11ts;

not

Trivialia,

bafe and

vulgar

flt1fe,

not worth the time it wa!terh, and

takethfrom thehearer.

Y~t

now, all is quite turned :and

we

are come

toth~,

that

this kindeofJlealcing isonely from the

Spirit of

Go o: and the other (faidhere tobe

givm

by the H_ot Y G_HOST

)isjludie,orajfi8Ation,

or I wore not what;

but,Spmtflt

n~ndeelit,

that

1s

certame.

Well, Saint

Luke

faith ,:.,,e.-»'.a.u is that, the

Spirit

giveth. So faith Saint

Pdlll,

Tiu

9.

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Speer:h

according to

learning : [o

Saint

Peter,

fuch

Jleech

as may

'Peq. "·

feeme,orbefeeme the very

cracles of

Go o: as may worke

light

in the

underfland.wg,

Ef•y.6. 7 .

or

fervour

in the

ajfeflion:

thofe two fhew it

fire.

The

fire

of the Old

Tejl~ment,t~e

l

0

·i·

IJUrning coale,

wherewith the

SeraphittJ

touched

Efay's

mouth, :mdgave h1m (as

A

e

faith)

linguam eruditam,

a

learnedtongue;

not one!y a

tongue,

but

alearnedtongue.

'(Is

thejireofrheold; fo,ofthe

~w~

So(I amfure)was ollr SA v

1

ouR •

pro~A~;