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Sermon

t.

Ofthe

GuN-POWDER-TREASON.

tfGod,

char

brought thi! mighty thing topajft.

Then we giverhe

day

for

GodJ,

with–

ut moreadoe. Nowthen, we have all that goerh to

1t:

1

A

Delwerance

wrought·

~wrought,

by

cod;

;

a

wondtrfull deliverance;

4

and that, even

in sur eyes.

The[~

make

1J

avids

day,

a

day

of

Gods maktng.

Willthefe

befoundinon~s,

at1d then ours

!hall be

fo

too~

They

will,~ll

ofrhem

?u:;;.naywl•

cettainl

y;

and that, man h1gher degree, magreater meafure; match

1J

avtds day

,and

overmarch it

10

all.

1.

We

were

delzvered,_

and from a

danger,

that

IS

cleere. How

Thefc fourein

great~

(for, chat makes the oddes.) Boldly,

I

dareCay, from

agreaterthan Davids.

;;:;~.,

r/1.

Thus

I

01ew lt, andgoe no furtl1er than the

Pfalmelt

fclfe.

'A

dctivmnre

·

1.

Davi~calledupon ~o

Din his danger; heknewofit, therefore. We did

~

0

;';.~,;;;:-;::

nor: weunagmcdnofuch thmg; butthatall had been fafe, :md we m1g_ht have gone

,f,.

·

10

rhe

Parliament,

as fecure as ever. The

danger

never dreamt of, chat

1S

the

danger.

z.

His was, by

comp4Jfing

and

hemming in;

char is,

&bovegroHnd,and

may be clef–

cried from a watch-tower. Ours was by

undermining,digging

deep

underground;

that

none could

difcero~.

One cant1ot be bdet, but he may have hope

to

breakethrough,at fame part.'

But here, from this, no way, no meanes, no poffibility of efcaping. The

d<nger

not

eo

be defcried, notto be efcaped, that is rhe danger.

His were

afwarme efbees(He

callerh them fo :) they,huzze and make a

noife

Verfe

u:

when they come. Ours, a brood of

vipers, mordentes in filmtio ;Jiilt,

not fo much as

ahiffi,

till the deadly blow had beenegiven.

. . . ,

5.

His was but of

himfelfe

alone;

Co

he faith

,I

vus introubte,They came about

me,

Verre

"·'l'

kept

me in,

thruftfore at

me: But onepcrfon,

Davids

alone. Ours ofa farregreater

extent;

David,

and his three Efl:ates with him. Now, though

David

himfelfe were

valued by them at

tmthor{and

ofthemfelvcs (and not over-valued neither; for he is

•Satri.1&,J:

worth more ; and all Kings like him, no lelfe worrh:)yet he and rhey too,mufl: needs

be more, then He alone. Not onely

King D.widhad

gone, bur

f<r!_eene EHher

too.:

and nor one!y they, but

Salomon

the young

Prince;and Nathan

his

brother.

Norrhe[e

were nor all. The Scriptures recounr,

Davidhad Jehofaphat

forhi~Chancdlor,

Ado.

>Sam.:o.••:

rmn

his

Treafurer, Scraja hisSecretarie,Sadoc

and

Abiathar,

and rwentynvo more,rhe...

cbiefeofthe

Priejls,Admohisiudgc,IoabhisGenerall;

all had gone

:.Hisfcrtyeigkt

•Sam.•J·

Worthiu

or

Nobtu,

all they too. The Principal! ofall the

Tribes

in the kingdome:

all

they too; and many more than rhe[e; no manknowcrh how many.

It

is out of

quellion, it had exceeded this of

Davids

here.

.

.

6.

One mote. His

danger

(heconfelferh) was from

mAn:

Hegoeth no further;

!

rv!llnotfeare

ivh~t m~n

doth unto me:

This of ours was n?t : meercly mans,

I

deny

verre

&;

u;

ltwasthedevtl/ htmfdfe. The mfl:rumems(not ash1s,

ajrvarmec(Bees,

bur)a

fwarme of

Lomfls,DIIt oftheinfernatlpit.

Not

mm;

No not

Heathen mm:

Their

Apoc. 9 .

3 ;

Stsries;

nay, their

Tr4gedies

can ihew none neere it. Their

Poets

could never

fain~

any fo

prodigioufly impioH<.

Nor men ; No, nor

fav&ge wilde men

:the

Hr1tmes

,the

He-

mli,

the

Trwcilingi,

noted for

inhumanity,

never fo inhumane: Even amon<> thofe

barbarous people,this fact would be accounted

barbarous.

How

then~ Beajls~There

were at

Epkafm,be4fsinJbape

of~"~;

and :;,

1!m,,

bmtif/mejfe

is the

worfl:,Philofophie

r

Cor,t5

·l';

r,ould 1magme ofour

nature.

Th1s.1s more than

bmti{h;

What

Tiger,

though never

fo mraged, would have made the hke havock

~

Then,ifthe like,neirher in.the narure

of

men,

nor

heajlsto

be found (it is f? unnatural!;) we mull not looke to parteroe it

upon earth, wemufl: to

hell;

thencelt wascertamly, even from the

devitt,

He was

a

.

murderer from the

hegin~ing,

and will bee fd to theending.Ineveryfinofbloud,

Iohns.H;

he harhaclaw, bur, all

h1sclarvu,

mfuch an one as this: wherein fo much bloud,as

v.:ould have made it

raine btoud; Co

many baskets of

heads, Co

many peeces ofrent ho-

d!es cafi up and downe,and fcattered

all

overrheface ofthe earth. Neverfueh a day;

allzoels

fignes of

a

fea~efutl~ay,btoud?

and

jire

and the

vaportr offmoake.

As

he_ is

a Iocl •-lo:

11Jt<rthercr

;fo wefee(mMarKe)

by

hts

rant•!'g andtming

the

poorepo{feJfedch;lde,

Mar.

g••,,

!iii

3

he

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