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P

zo8.

"

He

is

"alwaies

perjured

that inteñJ

eth

not,

what

he

promifed

:

but

he

is

not

alwaies

perjured

that

performerh not what

he

promifed.

(The

bond being

diffc;lved.)

P. 227.. Vows made to

God,

as

a

party,

cannot

be

relaxed

by

man

(though

men

may

give

away

their

own.)

If

you (wear for the

fake

of

another,

as

his

honour,

obedience,

profit, or

other good,the Oath

bindeth

not,

unlefs he

for whom you fwear,

take

it

as

acceptable

and firm.

P.

242.

Cond.

4.

It

is

a

grievous

fin

to

impofe

an

Oath

unduly,

on

another.

As

i.

An

Oath not

ftablifhed by Law

or Cuftom,

&C

2.

An

Oath

that

is

repugnant, or

in

the

lerife

that

the

words

hold

forth

in

the

common

ufe

of

fpeaking,

fiemeth

repugnant

to

any

Oath

by him

formerly

lawfully

taken.

3.

They

that

conftrain

men

to

fvvear

to

a

thing

unlawful,

as

againft

our

duty to God, or our

Superiours, or

the

Laws

of

the

Kingdom, or

a-

gainft good manners,

or that

which

is

otherwife

difhoneft,

and

may

not

be

kept.

4. He

who

impo-

feth

an

Oath

of

ambiguous

fenfe,

or

any

way

captious

;

to

enmare

the

confcience, life,

liberty

or fortune

of

his

neighbour.

5.

He

that without

neceflity

,

by

fear

compelleth, or by Authority

impelleth, or by

counfel,

example, fraud,

or

other

artifice or

reafon

induceth

another

to

fwear, who

he knoweth

will

fwear

againft

the

judgment

of

his

confcience.

I

would

all

men

in

great power

would remember how

filthy

a

charmer

?eroboarn

branded

his

own

confciéree;

fame

and

name

with,

that

made

Ifrael to

fan

:

and

how

greatly

they

provoke God's great wrath

againft

thesnfelvcs,that

abufe

their power

to other

mens

ruine, which