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Rule

of

aEtion,

the

will,

if

it

follow

nat,that

judges

ment

failing

from

its

Rule,

muAt

needs be

carried

into

fin.

It's

a

common

faying,

[''.'a that

cloth

a-

sainfi.

his

confcience,

buildeth

to

H

.c

]

Verily

.

he

that

fweareth

what

he

thinketh

unlawful,

would

fwear

if

it

were

indeed unlawful;

&

that

becomet[

unlawful

to

him

that

is

lawful

to

another

;

as

the

Apostle

judgeth,

Roams.

14. 14.

--

-z.

1Jay, fuck

an

Oath

loth

not

bind

-

--

Becaufe

an

Oath

cannot

take

away

a

former

obligation, nor induce

another

ob-

ligation

contrary

to

it.

But

that

Oath

which

is

taken

againft

the dictate

of

confcience, had a

for-

mer

obligation

arifing

from

that

dictate.

For the

dictate

of

confcience,

whether right or

erroneous,

alwaies

obligeth, at

lealt not

to

at

againft

it.

But

a

following

Oath

cannot

remove

that

obligation,

but

is

it

felf

invalid,

and

lofeth its

obliging

force.

3.

But

if the fwearer after

better

taught,

do fee

and

correct

his

errour,

the Oath

which bound

him not before,

beginnerh

then to bind him.

P.

77.

Other

Cafes

there are

of

things

by

Ac-:

cident

unlawful,

by

reafon

of

ill

effects

of

the

thing

it

feif

as

it

may be

a

hinderer

of

a

greater

good, or

a

caule,

at

leaft

an

occafion

of

evil.--

-

The fourth

Cafe

is,

when

the

thing fworn feerneth

unlawful,

as

hindering

the

effeft

of

forne

antece-

dent good,

as

of

a

Vow

or

Promu e

made

before

As

if

one

that

had

before

-hand

bound

himfelf

to

fbme work

of

Piety or Charity, after

take

an.

Oath that

hindereth the

fulfilling

of

the

former

Vow.

As

if

one

that

vowed

to

give

half

his

gain

weekly to

the

poor

(hall

after fwear

to

give it

all

to

the

war

:

-

--

This

cafe

hath

no

diffieul ry

;

I

plainly anfwer,

-

--

filch

an

Oath

is

neither

lawful

nor obligatory,becaufe

that

the

former

obligation,

whence: