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Sermon

Ofthe

GuN~POWDER-TREASON.

Tell me now, ifthis were not

f!i>

~oing,

and ifitlhould not have beerie aday of

His

making,

theDevtlrownemakmg ·

.

This thould have beene done; this,the

danger:

what was done Th1s,the

faCi'tlm

{ttilfet;

what

thefac7um ejl?

All thefe were undone,apd

blo~ven

over;

all tbeunder–

rninin<> d 1fappomtcd;a)l this murdet,andcruelty,an<:J,dcfolanon defeated. The

mzne

isdi!c~vered,

the fna;:e is brokea and.rve are delivered.

All thefe, the

King,

~eene,

Prince Nobles, Bijhops, lttdges,

both Houfes

alwe,

all : not

a

hatrt ofany of thm heads

D"'·lo'7;

perijhcd;

notfomuch as

thefmell offire on any theirgarments. Give thankes

J

I{rael,

Pf•l.6S..6.

rmto the Lordthy Godm the congregatton,ftom the bottome ofthe heart; here u lmle

Bm-

>7,

jamin,thy Ruler, the Princcsoflllda,

&<".

rhatthcy are here and we fee them here,and

'',&c;

that rhe

Stone

thefe

Builders

refufed, is flill the

Head-Jione ofthe corner.

That, !hould

have beene done ;this, was done: and we

all,

that archcrcthis day, are wime!fcs of

it; Wicndfcs aboveall exception of this

fac111m

eft·

But by whom,

whofedoing?

Truely, not mans doing this; it was the

Lords. A

,

A Domin•·.

D•mone fac1t<m eft iflud,

or

fic1um eH iflttd.

It was the

Devils doing,

or

devtjing(the

plot:)

A

DominofaEium ejlhoc,

This was

Godsdoing(thedeliverance.) Theblow

was

the

Devils:

The

ward

was

Gods.

Not

man,

but the

devil!,

devifcdit: Not

m.n,

but

God

defeated it. He, that

fat in heavew

all

this while, and from thencelooked

downe and fawall this doing ofthedevif/and

hislims,

in that mercy ofHe;, which

isoverafl hisworkes,

to

fave the etfufion of

[o

much bloud, to preferve the foules of

fo many innocents, to

k~epethis

Land from fo foule a confufion, to thew frill fome

token, fome

fenfi6le token ttporH/6 {orgood,that they which hate tts

"'''Y

fee it, andhe ajbd.

Pfal,86., 7 ; ,

rned;

but cfpecially, that that, was fo lately united, might not fo foone be d;tfolved;

Hetookethe matter into his owne hand. And,ifever

God

fl1ewed,that He had

ahook

in the Le·viatbans nofe;

th~t

the

Devil!

cangoe no furrherthi1n his

chame:

ifever,that

there is in

Him

more power

to

helpe,

than in

Saihanto

hurt; in d1is, he did it. And,

as the

devils

clawes to be feene in the tbrmer; fo

Gods right-hand,

in;his mighty

thing (He brought to pafie) and all the

fingers

ofit.

x.

To !hew it was

He. He held hispeace

and

keptfilence,

fat frill, and let it go on;

till

it came neere, even to the very period, to thedJy ofthe

lot;

!ol)eere, that wee

may truly fay (with

King David)

M

tbe Lordliveth, Vno W1tum gradu, nos mor{qtte

'S:un

.o.1~

dividim11r,

there was but afrep betweene death and us. We were upon the point of

going rothe

hiU,

all was prepared,

thetraine,

the

match, the fire,wood

and all,and we

Gen.u.7. –

ready

to

bethefacrifice,

and even then and there,

In monte providebat Dominsu, Gdd

vcrfe8,

providedfor o11r fafety,

even in that very place, where we !hould have beene

thehurnt

offering;

from

h.eaven,ftayedthe blow.

It was the

Lord's doing.

>

When treachery

hath his cottr{e like water,

and creepes along like

a

fnaile

(it is

Pfal.sB.s_,

thefiftieeight Pfalme)

then, to makeitlike

the:mtimely birth ofawoman,

nevertofee

thefunnc(nor,as in this,

arferunt Jicllt ignis i»JJinis,

was but

ablaze,

M

in abrifh of

vcrrc 9,

thornes:

(nay, ifit come fo farrc, it had gone wrong with us :)bur, as in

tbat,priuf

quam intefligerentJPintt,

or ever the

thornes

gate

heate,

or the

powder,

fire;) rhen,[aith

he

there,

dicit homo, v_tique eft Deus,Mcn

!hall fay, verily, there

is

aGod,and this was

V<r.u:

H1s

doing.

.

And not only,thatitwas bewrayed, butthat he made them the bcwrayersof

Hthemfelves; and even according to the place

(Eccl.xo .)

made

thi11gs withfia-

Ecclcf.>o.Io;

the~s

todilclofe it: When(asin

Pfalme

64.)

their owne tongues

(or, which is all one,

tbttr owne pennes)

make

thm; tofall:

all

that confider ir, !hall be artL1zed; and rhen

Pfal.6t,~.

all menlhall fay,

Thi,> hath Goddone; for they ]hall perceive itplaine, it is Hi; wurke.

They

!hall

be charged,in

c-/Jnfijiion,

they fl1all

fweare,

they !h.dl take the

Sacrament

not to doeir, and yet; contrary

ro all

this,it !hall come out by themfclves. Was not

this

Gods doing?

·

4

Y

ctturther,to !hew it wasfo: This which was written was fo written,as diverfe

of

profound wifdome,knew not whatto make ofit. But rhen commeth

God

againe

(God

mofi certainly)

and

(as in the

Prov•

.x

6

1

.r

?:)

puts

PCIP•a

very·

di'llination,

a very

Pr~v;•~-!~;

111 4

~rl)&fe,