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Ofthe S&

ND I M

o)&c.

ser;;;;;;-

.

as

~eare

forbidden

tohatchc~&~atrireegs, t~ings

that will doeharme: fo are we a.

fo mthe fame place, to

weave.ffzders wehs,

thmgs very finely fpun, but for

00

b d.

I

wearing; none the betterfor them. Our

"''r>'tlf"'T~

muLl: be

'&<r""""'u,

1vorker

te:/l~

to

Jrlfitrjith,

elfe are they not the

right tllorkes.

mg

But

~opo>

is not ehough;

to bring in. Bring in, bringin,

cries the

hor}ltechu

1

daughters

,till their skin crack: :Sur it is only fonhemfelves; and that is not rherighl

For, it is

notjingu~ar~•ommo~um

(this

~rofit)

our owne pnvate g.aine. Here is ;;

another part, Here IS""' (that Is)

.-on,

whiCh ever

a~gues

a

~ormnumtze;

a

projit

red!n.

dingto

m

or~

than our{elves.

For,

"""~{pov

properly ts

•ollAttttum,wherethere

be agreat

maily; brmg every one his fiocke, and lay them together, arid make a comm

banke f'?r them all.. lull:.as doe.the members in the naturall body. Every one

eo~~

ferres his feverallgift,

gfjiu,

and

..

orke,

to the generall benefit ofthe whole. Even

they did in the Law. Some offered

gold;

and othersji/ke,others

tinneD·

andfomas

Ooatts

haire;and'all to the

furniture

ofthe

'I

abertMclt.

And femblably we ;

0

by

rog~:

ther all the

graces, places,

w~rkes,

that we

~ave,

and to imploy them totheadvance.

J:ilent of the

c~mmon

f•zth,and to the fetttng forward

ofthecommonf•lvati~n.

·

For, the

fimmPn

Jalv•ti~n,

is the

pr~{it

here meant. The

Ap•Hle

himfelte faith it '

plaincly;

notfeeking mine owne profit or benefit, but theprofit efmany.

And ho

1

v

~that

they may have lands or leafes

~No:

But that they may be

{~tved,

Which is the true

profit,

red~undi!lg

ofall thefe,and which in the end will prove the belt profit: whic!t

if:my attame

net,Wha

JP

tO

tt profit htm,

if

he wmn' the whole world?

To which port

we

be all bound :to which port, G o o fend us.

And into this, as into the maine

Cijlcrne,

do all thefe

divi{ions,m411ifeJl•tiPJJ!

and

all run and emptie themfelves. All

gifts,

offices,

workes

are forth1s.

Yea, rhe61effetl

Trinity

it felfe, in their

dividing,

doe all aime at this. And this attained, all will bet()

Pax ivterri!,

the quiet and peaceable ordering of tHings here on earth; and to

GlPri£

inex.-eljis,the

highplea!ure ofAlmighty Go n.

Socome we about,and returne againe to the firll: point,we began with(that is)ra

theblef!eJTrinity. 'Ftol('them

arethefe·: and·if

from th,m,forthem ;ifftomtheirgrtu,

for

their

gl~rie

:

the

glory

ofthem thargave,

ordered,

and

wrcught : Gave

the

gifts

to us;

ordered the;l•ces

for us;

wrought

the

workes

in us. Ifwe, the

profit;

they,

tbepraije:

thetather, for that eveil that

praife

lhall redound

. to our

prljit

alfo: the highefi profit ofall, the gaining of our

Joules,

and the gaining ofthem a refi in

thehea~

venly kingdome with all the

three Per{Ms.

,

Printed

by

:R.i£hard:Badger.

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