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(or as one well exprcfrit) n?t

ii;t!e-/~,trnedAurelim,

Bifh•p

of

great Car•

t!Mge,andgrw.levned StUnt Auguflme,Bijbop

,of

!mle Htppo.

!h1s 1sa trefpaqe fure,

againft the firfl:

dwifton:

wh1ch refpecterh not one!Ythe

gifts tnJPecu

,but

10

mea[ure

coo.

Proportion

the

places,

to

theproportzon of the gifts :

wluch

pr•portton

(we know)

· both wayes broken, whether alow

gift

bave

ahzgh

place,or a

rrch gt{t

be let lye in

~spooreplace

;contrary tothemindeof C

ij11.

1sT~

whowouldhavethedegreeof

the

place

as neere as co11ld be, to the

meafrm

ofthe

gift•

Th;rcihould be but one G o o. In the Text, there

i~m;;

more. But)lereis

ana~

ihcr. The

Apojil~cals

him the

G6d6fthu world:

who hath h1s '-•fY'I'''""•;who

work{s

Cor. 4

.4;

too: and his

workestend

to

de{4<"e,

and

dampifte

the

church,

all h_e may.

,.

'J

Nor, there is but one

Lml

here, to

diTJide places.

But by a

]lire

patronat~«,

other

Lords there are, that make

diviftons, andfubdiviftons

ofthem: Ofwhom fhe poo"re

(u6dividedplaceJ

may fay(withEfay) 0 Loa o, other

Lords beftdcsthee

hAd

the di}:

Efay•'·

!_~;

peftng of*•

. .

.

.

.

..

-

So,

t~ere

isbut one

Spirit.

Bur, another

J!trtt

thc;re

IS

abroad mthe world.

~e

thattarried CH a

1sT

uptothetop ofthemountame,andtalktofTsbsd.tbu, as

if

M'\·4 ?;

he had

gifts

too.

.

I !hail be forry to make any other

divifton

of

gifts,

than thofe

df

the

H6ly Ghod,

But,

made it mu£1: be,which the world hath made,and makes daily;and makes more

accompt ofthem,than ofthefe here in the Texr. And indeed, fuchaccompt, as the

Holy Ghoff

may fit fiill, and keepe his gifts

rindivided

wellenough. 'the other

Spirit

divides other m•nnergiftJ, than the

81)/y

Gpofl

hathany. The

gifts

of,rhe

Holy Ghoft

are

donA peCJoru,

c~me

out ofthe

breAjl :

You would thinke, the others come out

of

the

breaffroo;

but they comebut out ofthe

boforne.

And in

fPeculati~n

we fay, rhe

Holy Ghojis gifts

are farre above thefe;but, in

practice,

they are daily found to be far

abovetheminpower. For,theWife-manfait:h,

Dilaw•tvi~tmhominu,

thefegifts

~ro!·!9·~~

]

haveapower to

makeaway

through never fothtcke a preafe;power,to make

tiny doore

ftye

6ftn

afore them. They Cpeake of

gram :

They make any, that come with them,

more

gracious,

than thefe ofSaint

Paul.

Nay, they

will

difgrAce

them,and mar their

falhion quite.

Butthen thofegifts hold not ofthis

FeAjl,

not of

Pentteoft;

but hold ofthe

F

w1

of

Simd!<

and

It~de,

they.

TheChttreh

hath joytled thofe two Sainrs,io one

Feafl:

And the

Divell

(in many thingselfe,

Gon'sApe)

hathmadealikejoyning)ofhis

too, in imitation ofthe true. His

Simon,

is

Simon r...Magt«;

not

Simon Zelotts;

and

It~de,

lt1dM I{cariot,

not

Iudatthe brother o{l4met;

no kinne to him.

Sim,ll,

he came

offround!

y,

<>e.~<>ivsy•~

x_p>if'<'T"-,

offered frankely, would come to the price. And

Iudd'f,

All•

s.

1

8..

hewould know

what they wouldgive,

how

thankf.vO

they would be ; and it was done,

M'" , 6 11 .

andthere goeth a bargaine. Thefetwo are like enough

to~ree.

And thus is the

Ho-

-· •

ly

Ghofl

defeated:

boteghtiout

,He and His

gifts

by

Simo»

frill. A'nd thus is C H

11.

I

s

T

betrayed in His

places

>

and that, by

lNdM

fl:ill. This

wickedftattrnity ofSimm an(!!

Iude,

are thebaneofthe

Churcb,untothisday.

ltlda~,

that fold CHars

T,

lik'e

enoughtomakefaleofCH a

Is

T'splam. Simon,

thatwouldbuythe

B•lyGhoji

(had He beene to be fold) as like to buy out the

Holy Ghoftsgifts,

as the

Holj Ghoft

Hunfelfe. And this fault io the firll concoill:ion,is never after amended iri the fecond.

For, with fuch as thefe Go o will never co-operate: never

corn~

there-any fruit of

fuch.

Eno~gh~

ifany rhingwereeaough. But thus CH

11.

1

s

y'splt~m

goeagainft

C1<

a

Is

T

swtl!.

I

l'

Thus have ye acaOingwithoutagift. What fay you nowtoagiftwithoutacal.

~

mg?

Thofe,arenotfortheHo/y

Ghoft:

Thefecare as little for CH

RI

.-r.

Some

fuch there are ; no man mull: fay, but

gifts

they have, fuch as they be : but they care

~t

greatly for troublingthemfelves with any

&4Uing.

They are even as well without.

th~"£

llnd

d~nme

AS

Gr-Jhoppers;

hither and thither,burp/ace they will have none;yer.

~fingers1tch,and

they cannot hold them . doing they mufl: be : and ifrhey have

g~c

ut

the fag end of a

gift,

have at the

wo;ke

;

be doing they will, oftheir owne

ads(un.cald by any fo, that haveright to calk) Aod for default ofothers, even

Yyy

make