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Father

is

angry,

and

that the

infinite

patience

of

God

is

turned

into

fury,

being

infinitely

wronged,

and

(

if

I

may fo

fay

)

overcome.

it

is

not

eafy

to

fay,

for which

fins

this

chiefly is, when

all

fins

are very

great:

But

verily

he

that

will

ferioufly

think,

fince

God

hath

begun

to

fcourge

us

by

a

neerer

rod, how we have not

grieved

for there

grievous

fins

of

fwearing

and

perjury,

yea

how

greatly

on

one

fide is

increafed,

the

unbridled

and

unpunifhed licence

of

fwearing

and

blafpheming,

and

on

the other

fide

the

foul

hypocrifie

of

for

-

fwearing

on

pretence

of

religion

;

it

can

fcarce

be,,

but

that

of

yeremy

will

come into

his mind

,

Becatife of

Oaths the land

mourneth.

There

things

being

to

neer, Fathers

and

Brethren,

we

that

are

here

and all

others

that

with

well

to the

publick

peace

ofthe

Kingdom

and

Church

%and

the private

peace

of

their

own

hearts

and

confciences, muff

be intreated that they

firft

carefully

beware

of

the

name

of

God,

and

the crime

of

violated

fidelity,

and wholly avoid

unneceffary

Oaths,and

constantly

refufe thofe

that

are

unduely impofed

(or

offered

)

by others

;

and fulfill

thofe faithfully

that

are duly

and

rightly

taken by

our

felves

;

and

then

that

as

much

as

we

are

able, we ftrenuoußy

retrain the

liberty

of

finning

in

others

;

and

that

we pray

to

our

molt Good

and

Great

God continually that,bec

ing

taught

by

his

fcourge,

and

admonifhed,

and

humbled under

his

mighty

hand, we

fly

to

his

mercy,

acknowledge

his

juftice,

implore

his

grace,

for

the

pardon

of

our

fins,

the

amendment

of

our

lives,

and

the

fitfety

of

our

fouls,

by

and

for

the

merits

of

our Lord

Jefus

C.hrift

To whom

with

the

Father,

and

the Spirit, the Three

one

-Omni-

potent

G

od

be Kingdom,

Power,

and

Glory

for

ever. Amen.

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