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896

OftheGuN,POWDE~

0

n1,

oracle, in the Kings lips,

andbis mouth miffed nor rhe

matter~

the.revealer offecrers,

to

read the riddle:

~iving

him .wifdome to

makeb~:~~[eph,

canon, what they would doe; and apphcanon, where

tt

was they would do• ·

j'~~was Go n certainly. This,

Pharaoh

would fay, none could, unldfe

he,~

rt•. ,;;/ds

Gcn.•

qs.

withtheSpiritoftheholy

Go n. IrwasA

Dominofac1um.

ereJ'.

e

5

Lallly,asrhat, when it was come forth rhey were nor reclaimed. not h

.

when they faw,rhehand of Go n was gone our againfl:them, and rhacit wast en,

Go n_,

they f/rave

with~!!:

no, bur

~ven

then, from hidden treachery, feU to

~v~n

rebcllwn, and even penlhed rn rr (rf Go n !hewed not a

mir.cle

ofHis,., Pn

them) perilhed there, and peria1ed eternally: as this I fay did (that it

wasfa~yo~

D£monc,

wh? never

lefcrhem~

till he had brough: them thither:)

So,that(b:f~r:

they came thrthcr)

God

ca(l therr ownc

powder

rn therr

faces,pouderedthem

and d'sfi

gured them with it; and that their quarters !land now in peeces, as they meam·

~u

•·

Pfat.o9.17•

ll10uld: Iris the cafe ofrhe

CIX.Pfal!IJe, Andhmhy fhallthey know,th

4

titis

thy

han~~

and

tb~tt

tho11 Lordhafldone

tt,How~

rnrhat, they are thus

clotbtd withtheirgw

, 9.

fhame,

and even

coveredwith their owne confufion;

that they

fall

as

fJl!

as they

rife.

a~;

fl:ill

cQnformded,

and fl:ill

thyfervants

rejoyc~.

Thefe five (as prints) fhew,it was

Gods

pr,t.,..

13 •

hand:

It was the

LorJ,

that made the

day;

lt was the

day,

that the

Lordmade. Beth••

ex~lted

Lordintltine orvnef/rength:

It was thy

right hand,

that brought thismighty

~ro~

.

.

3Ete!lmirabilt

Dcut.

.f.p .

Ier.1..10.

Luke

f.~6.

M1r.~.Js,

Mat·9·ll·

This will n?tferve the t.urne. His

doing

makes it not the

D•y;

His

doing am;,.;

cle,

that makesu: and, that rr rs too. I take no thought, to prove this point:

by

the

Larv,the Prophets,

the

Go(pdl.

To put them to it;

011ofes: enquirr now Qf thedayes,

that arcpafl, that were before rrs, flnce the day that Godcreated mantlpon earth,and.tskc

from 011e end

if

bettven to the other,

if

there came top4J!e[r1cb a thing

a;

thiJ, whether any

frechlike thing have beenebeard;

and, ifwe cannot fuit it, or fer !uchanother

by

it,we

mu(l needs yeeldir, for one.

Byrhe

PYDphets: Goetotheifiesandbehold,[<ndto

Kedar aNdtake diligent heed, andfee ifyou canpojfih!y

findethclike: ifnor, confdfe it

for

mervailous. Come hitber(faith David) and behold, bow marvellot1s God is!

and

what is

that~

that fuch, as are

rebeUiorts,

are not able to

exalt themfelvu.

We need

nor goe fo farre, we have it hereto lee; Wemay fay to him,

Come hither.

By

the

Goj}ell:

for, fo doe they (there)ackttowledge our

Saviours

for miracles:

s,,,,

we have {eeneflrangc things today:

Wenever{aw

it on thisfoj/Jion:

The

like was ne·

ver feenein

l[rMt:

therefore

mervailo11s

certainly. It is now no

miracle,

no

j/tange

thing,

to have a

King

delivered: every other yearc, we fee ir, and therefore wonder

not, at it. Bur, to fee

King,

~eenc,theirfeed,

all their

epates

delivered, that

ismi.

rabile,

that is a

new thing createdon theeartb.

I conclude: as, that wasthe

Devtifdo–

ing,

and

wasmonflrous in our eyes;

fo, this is

Gods doing,

and it is

mervailousin our

eyes.

And againe,.upon all thefe markes,that, as this was a

day

,the

devil/

would have

marred5

fo, this is a

day,

that the

Lordmade.

;,rn

"•lit

no'

Mervailotts

then it is: yet, hath it Mt (as we fay) his

{r1ll Chrijlendome,

unlcffeit

flriJ,i"'"'

befo

in our eyes.

Forthe time, it was

5

and that (of the

P{dlme)

firs us well,

Wbm

~~[.~;

uG.t.

God

(faith

Be)

trlrneda.vay thecaptivity

(fay we,

the de.Jimc1ion) ofhtiJt6ple,thmwere

we like tothem that dre4me.

Noman,but fioodin amaze,asifheknew nor

wd!,whr;~

ther he faw it

waking,

or

dreamt

ofit, it was fofl:range.

.

.

,

lntheeycs of

And let me goefurrher. Not,

inurmonely;

for(fure lam)that whrchfol·

mhm.

loweth there, is true

(Then raid the'J, inter Gentes)

of other

natiom;

The

.Lord hath

1

1

C:,I.

us,,.

J

~

h h

Ec

do11egreat thingsfor them:

arid we arc to blame, ifwe anfwer them not, wrt t. e •

V«fe 3•

cbotherefollowing,

Yea indeed, tkeLo:d bath donegreat thingsfo;IH

;[orwhzch~:

have w1e to reJoyce.

Iffl:rangers thmke It fl:range, and fay, and wnre,

A(eculo mau

trtm,

The like was neverheard before: ifit were

marveUo11s in therr eyes,

lt were very.

mervailom,

it lhould not be

fo,in o11r eyes tco.

~~~~~,"'

1

Iadde, they

thatwereth~ 4ii'cr~

ofir,

intbe~reyes,i~

is

[o;

and thatofthe.A74