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E R..-T REAsoN.

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The

day

(we a!J know)was meant to be the day_of all our

deaths; a;;;-;-–

many were

appointedasjheepetothejlaughter;

nay,worfe thanfo.

Th~re'

nd

thing

doing

on it, ifit had beenedone, we all had beelie undone. And

thever/~a~~

daywe(all know) the day, wherein that appointment was difappoinredb

God

a e

we all faved.,

tlm

we might

notdye b11t live,anddeclare

th~praife

ofthe Lor"Jthe

£::1

ofwhofedomg, that

marvellous deed

was; of whofe makmg, rh1s

Joyful/day

is tha'

we celebrate.

'

t'

l'f.1l.~!~·f·

This mercifull and gracious Loa o (faith

David, P[alme

lii.) .)

hathfs

d

H&

lharvellotu workes, that they ought to be

had,

and kept in rememhance,

Of

ke~/"e

in

remembrance,

many waycs there

be:

Among rherell:, this is one, of

making da;:f.

fer folemne Dayes to prefcrve memorab\e Acrs, that they bee not eaten out,

b'

them, but ever rev1ved, With the returne oftheYeare, and kept frill frdh in comin!

E<od.u. 3,&c,

all memorie. Go oHj_mfelfe.raught

u~thisway. ~n

remembrance ofthegrea;

d'elivery

frQm the

deflroytPJg Ange/J,

He _h1mfelfe ordamed the day ofthe

Paffe·over

y_earcly to be k:pt.

T_hepht~rcb,

b,y

H1m taught, tookethe

~ame

way. Inremem.'

!lficr

~·•6.

branceofthe dtfappomurrg of

H

amans blottdy lots,

they hkewlfe appointed the dayes

of

Purim,

ycarely to

bd~pt.

Tl\e)ike memorable mercie dicllie v.ouchfafe us: The

d1fr~yer p~ffed

over

o~r

dwellings, this day.:

~t

is our

Paf{e-over. Haman,

and

his.

Fellowes had fet rhe

dm

on us, and we by th1s tune had beene all

\n

peeces :It is our

Ptlrimday.

-

We

have therefore

well

done and upon good warrant,

to

tread in the fame lleps'

a?d by law to provide, that this Day fhould not dye, rior

thethemoriallthe\eofpe~.

nlh, from

out

fdves or from our feed; but be confc€rated

tg

p.crpetuallmemorie,

by a yearely acknowledgcment tofbemade of it throughout all generations. In ac–

complilhmenr of which order, we are all now herein the prefenceof Go

n,

on this

day, that hefirll:, by His Act of

doing,

hath made; and wefecondly,by our

act

of

decreeing,

have

made

before Him, His holy

Angels,

and men, to confelfe this

His

goodndfe, anp our

[elves

eternally bound to Him f9r ir. A.nil,_bcin'g to confelfeir,

with what words ofScripture can we better .or fitter doe ir, than thofewe have

read

out

ofthisPfalme

r

Sure,

I

could thinke ofnone.fitrer, bur even rhus

to

!ay,

ADO:

,minofallum,

&c.

r

TheDivifiow:

The treatie whereofmay well be comprifed

i!l

threepoints:

I.

'The

Deed

orJo~

I.

ing:

z.

The

D•y,

and

The

Dutie.

The

Deed,

in thefe

:'Thi; is the Lords,/!c.'

II.

The

Day,

in thefe

:Thi; i< the day, &c.

TheDutie,in the reft:

Let

m,

&c.

The other

I I I.

two reduced to the

Day,

which is the cenrer ofboth. The

diing

is the

ca~fc;

The

Duty

is theconfequent : from the

day

groweth the

dttty.

,

,

,. 1'

o proceed orderly,we are to begin with the

day.

For though (in

place)

it,l!en4

after the

deed;

yet to us, itis

lid~ :

our knowledge is

a

pojleriori•

.

The eifccr cyerfir!!,

whereitisthegroundoftherell:. Ofthe daythenlirll:.

, '

..

· _

, That fuch d4yesthere be, and how they come to be fuch.

z.

Thcnofth.edo·..

ing,

that maketh them: wherein • that this of

Davids

was; and •thatours 1s no

lelfe, rather more.

Thenofthe

d11t7,

how to doe it; by

rejoyci11g,

and

bemggltd,

John

!~·"·

for

[o,gaudium er

it

plenHm,

rhefe two make it full : How to take order, that

we may

long and often doe

it,

by faying our

Hofanua,

and

Bmedic1us; for,gaudtttm

noftmw,.

nemo toilet

a

nobi5,thofe

will

make, that

011r

joy no

manJba!ttake

fiwn_ ll!~