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Sermon

8.

of

the

GowR

IE

s.

'

l~t"t"t

by vmue ofthe words in

Gmejis, By mAn fhallhio bloudbejhed.

Bur rhat

man

G

6

W

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,

Ji

.

dl

.

'

en.~

.•

isnorevery

19,.,:

that

tvordhangs

not at every mans gtr e; nons, by every hand

-

to be drawne forth.

,

.

There is one CJfc onely, where the party would, and cannot fl:ay fortheMaai–

flrares fuccour :the alfailam comes on him fo fierce and furioufly,that eirher he

m~fl:

ufeir,or lofehislife, and yeeld ttto the rage of hts enemte, bemg a pnvareman, as

himfelfe. In that cafe, tf he cannot othenytfe keepe off

vtolence

trom htmfdfe, it is

lent him

pro hac vice tantum;

and the ufe of it made lawfull, by the

tmwritten

Law,

the

Ldr> ojNat11re; Vim vt:

Yet (as we fpeake)

cum moderamzne mculpat.e tutel,.,

or

(as our

Law) Se defendendo.

Andnever,bu~

uponthatoccafion: and in tlm cafe,the

fi'ord

is but a

weap01<Jofdefence,

to keepe oft

vtolence.

And out ofthat cafe, this one

except, not to be allowed. Even they, that carry the

[word

in theirname

(

Glasia–

tores)

we call them

Fencers:

and fo doe they themfelves, their

(<"ience,

the

Science of

Jefmce,

that is, Skill

to

ufe their weapons only to that

en~.

For (ever) a

Cherethit~

iseo

ip(o

to be a

Ptlethtte.

Thefe two were but one : thetr weapons, to

defend

and

J•ve:

rqdehver from

wrong,to

do~

none. To make

thefword,

the

weapon ofcrHelty,

is to abuferhefword: Every abufe ts naught : And fo, thefenvo,

Brethren, nontam

11

atur!t quam neqttttta,

not fo

muchinnAiure,

as

inn~ttghtineffe.

As, we know aplace,

where many fuch there be : no kinne at all by nature, yet

fworne brethren

they call

themfelves : making

SacraV1entum pietatiJ, vinculum iniquiwi;;

binding themfdves

by the oatR of

God,

to ferve the Divell: As .they all are,

wbo(e fm arefwift to jhed

E(aJ

1~.1~

6/oud.

So, the Patriarch implies rhus much: that of all his fonnes, thefe two were

by nature, ofa

revmgif~tll,

of a

blotidy dtJI!ejition.

And as they were, fo were their

.

weapons,

For, who will blame the

fword,

or!ay any thing to the

weapons

charge

c'

The

weapon

is, as the man is; as he will ufe or abufe it. Ofit felfe, not

violent,

if he

be not fo, thatwearesit. But, thefe werefo: and fo, the fault, inthemen,and nut in

the

weapons. Brethren ofblMd

they were; and not fo, but

Brethren inb(oud.

And fo

palfe we from this bloud.

You may gheffe at their difpofitions, notfo much by their

weapons

as by their •

Im•nftU~

.coun{e/1; In conjilittm eomm:

He tells ofa

Cotm~dltaken

about it,where they met,and

faid one to another, their

[words

fhould doe

violence:

their filler was

wronged,

they

would be

revenged:

and no revengeferve them, but

death

and

deflrulliun; death

of

the

men, deflmEiion

of the Towne, yea, ofthe very walls ofit. le was a

plot

or

con-

{piracie

then: a very match made betweene them.

And what was their

c.unfe/1? In dolo,

deceitfully contrived.

MArry

they would

their fifl:er, to

Siclmn;

and all fhould bewell, ifthey would be

cirmmcifed.

Where-

25,

their purpofe was, when they were

Jore,'1

oftheir

circumcijirtg,

when the wound

was ac w<:>rlt, and they could not fiir; chen, .to fer upon them, and make a maffacre

of them all.

·

.

Here,

IacoG

cann<:>t containe himfeife, but burfi out,ftw»

(acb MAtches God

kupt

me.

Ac the very firit, ac the doing,

Iacob

mifliked it·:Mifliked it then,and ever afrert

and even now, at his death, he cryes,

Ne vmiAt, Ne-ver let my Joule come 4mmg them

or have to doe with them.

·

·

. It troubled

hi~n

much, atthetime, it was done. He

fa~,

he!ofi his reputatiori

~ytt.

Loe, here

IS

the holy

Patrtarch!

Here-beimpesof hts breeding, and bring-

Ing

op

!

That they made him even

jli11ke

(

you will beare with it, it is the Ho

~

Y

Ch>p;f4·l~!

GHosT's word)beforethe Nations round about.

.

_Befide, they put him in feare, and hazard of his owne,and all theirlives. Very

ltken was, they would all have beene over-runne by thebordering people, but that

Go _o, feeing

Ia~ob's

innocencie, even forhis(ake fenc His

fe~tre

into the heart ofrhe

Nauons a_d)oynmg, that they purfued them not to death with the like ctuelry.Thefe

Were mottves for theprefent: but_herenow, fo many yeares afrer, he rakesit on his

death, he was never partie nor privie to ir. Never was he,

to

rhat; n'or c:ver would

~,e,

to a_ny fucb,as we fee by hisf<:> deepely detefting it,and protefting again£\·it. For,

ltts,~sifhe!hould

fay: I here declare openly before

Go~

and

~h;World,

ic w_ent

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h h b

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agam!l;

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