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Sermon

8.

88r

From

thecounfell

we come to thefali',to the

blttclving ofit.

There is

too

much in

1I.

the

Cormfell;that

was faulrenough,tfno

fac1

followed: Bur,here followed a

fac7

roo,

The

Fatl.

and that

afoNlefaCI.

Whtch

IS

of rwo forts: expreffed firfi mtwo words, •

Inwfe.

,

Murder.

cernnt,

a~d

fr1foderrmt,:har is,MIIrder

,and

Burgl<ry:

a~d·rwo

more; killed,

whom~

Iottrfrcmme;

iris faid, a

man, virum,

mthe fingular, bur one; the number dorh bur aggravate,the

faet is all one, one ormore, both to be condemned.

.

.

~

Bur

[ure, !ACoh,

in faying

Vimm, aman,

meant but, and ayl\ledbut at one, prin-

rir~mi

cipaUy.

rirnfl':

Atquun viritm

?.

what man wasir

~

Hemor

.rhe~hiefe

man, the

Rre.

/er,the

Lordofthe Citie,and

the rerntory about. Ofno great ctrcutt (perhaps:) That

comes all

to

one: Bur, being the

Soveraigne Ruler ami Lord,

fuch a man is worth ma•

ny men: that, in killing him, they may be (aid, in one to have killtd many. And? as

if

Iaceb

thought, they might be quit ofthe refi, fo they had let that man (the chtefe

Magifirate) alone.

,

.

. '

,

.

·

Bur, they killed more than one: Even every mothers fonne,

!tfl the males intbe

cliap·H·•f·

Citie.

This is

anOittrage:

not to leave a mantokill; to killthem all, as ifthey were

but one,.,.; to leave no cinealive!

.

.

And

why~

whatwastheotfence

~

Siclumhaddejlowrdtheir Sijler.Say,tho:e

was

Gen l4 . ; :

afault in

Sichem:

what,no remedy,but

kill andjlay

him~

But,ifhis were the fault, let

him alone be llaiqe. Bur, what

wa~

his

fathers

f.llllt

~

He, !ought to make amends,by

mariage, forrhe wrong done, and gave them a

blancke

for her

Ioynter,

to

put

in what

Gen tpr;

they \vould :Agreed to

becirmmci(ed,

he and all his people: All that ever in reafon

Gcn 34·•4,

.. could be required.

Why

was he (then) llaine

~For

being hiSfather; Nothing elfe

canbe alleaged. But,all the men inthe Cirie,the poore people,what had they

done~

They went about their bufineffe, medled nothing in the matter : Yet, they went to

the pot, too. So,it is murder of

many,and

thcife many, innocynrs all.

Innocent

and

nocent

together, to be fwept

away~

(hall thelrtdgeoftheworlddoe

ii!

ll1all any

Ittdge

Gcn. r~.•r:

in the world doe

t~at,

which

thelr~tfgeofthe

wortd

would not

doe~

They faid:

{hottld

6 ,., 30 , ,

he ahufe orer Sijler.?

No: Bur, ll1ould he doe it, and'all they fuffer for it

~

But, what

had their

wives

and

children

deferved,thatthey lhould be led captive,and all they had,

either in houfe or field, taken for a prey, made fpoile of, and carried cleaceaway

~

Bur, what had the

wals,and

houfes hurt them, that not onelythe

hot~fe.wals,

but even

the

Towne-wals

mull bclaid flat for

it~

was there ever heard ofa greaterhavocke

~

And,fo eager upon

it

they werc,that,ro commit

chem11rder,theycommit JJurgh-

Burghfary.

lary

firfl: : Firfl:,

downe with the

hot~fe.rvals,

that after,

downe

with the

men.

So greedic

S•Jf•dmo<

to

kill,

as

hreake downe wals,

breakc up houfes to make their

jlareghter.

For, either it

mumm•

. mufl: be, they broke through the

horefes

to cqme at the

men

and kill them :Or, when

they had killed the

men,

they pull'd downe the

horefes

and aU. Both (it may wdl be)

they did: Bur, one it rrtufl:needs. And, that one, is too

fortleand b'arhai'Oiu.

Now, put ro the circumfl:ances,which are ever ofimporrance(fpecially in a fl:o:

rie)and well worthy

to

be weighed, in a matter of faet. Here was no

rvarre,

where–

infuch things are done: (for, the mame of

warrc

covets

m~ny

a foule fault.) Bur,.

•wre

it w.1s not; bur a treaty ofpeace. So,they ll1ed the

bloud

~r

warre

(that is,) that

King.~.~~·bloud, which bur iD

warre

ll1ould not be fhed : ) rrtadc

fpoiles

as in

war

·

razed downe

To1Mes,

as in

warre,

and all this in

peace.

'

Nay, not only a treaty of

peace,

but ofa

match

and marriage,

contr«fing 4finity;

of

afirmeleague,

of

amititperpetHaU.

Nay, of unitie in

Religion,

taking upon them

the fame{ealeoftbe

Coven&nt.

That; they violated all three

'I11ra Fcederi;,

C~tJ·

nu.hll,

3

Rtligioni&.

And that, in

all

thefe, their

corm{efl

WA.s'fraudulent,

Bemerma,

01~~

\~ttbout

any go?d meaning, coloured onely with tbefe three pretences•.Which they

dtd not onely vtolate, bur above all abufed rhe holy •

ordinanoe

of

Matrtmony,

ab~-

flbed the

Sacrament,

~and

made the facred

Seale of

righttoufr~tJ!e,

a cloake for thetr

ad and barbarous uitent.

They wouldfeemetopretend jufiice:

Bu~,evcn

injHfrice, therule

is,pro menfrer!i..

H

h h h 3

peccat~