Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

gr. Richard Baxter. I I, more truly honourable, as he was thought worthy of the hatred of thofe persons. 'Tis true, the Cenfures and Re- proaches of others whom he e- fteemed and loved, toucht him in the tender part. But he, with the great Apoftie. counted it a frnall thing to be judg'd by Mens day. He was entire to his Confcien e, and independent upon the opinion of others. But his Patience was more eminently tried by his continual pains and languishing. Martyrdoin is a more came way of dying, when the Combat and the Vi Cory are finilht at once, than to dye by de- grees every day. His Complaints were frequent, but who ever heard an unfubmiffive word drop from his lips ? He was not put out of his Patience, nor out of the pone% fion of himfelf. In his ilzarp Pains, he Paid, i have a rational Patience, and a believing Patience, though fenfe would recoil. His