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PART

II.

Reverend

Mr.

Richard

Baxter.

3

í

Even

the Collect

on

Eafler

-day is

diforderly, and

dry,

having ho Requefi an-

nexed

to

the

mention

of

thrift's

RefurreEtion, but that

[by 'God's

help

we may bring

the good defsrel be

bath given

us to

good

chit],

which

alfo

is

repeated the next day

,

and

alto

on the

firtt Sunday

after.

EaJter.

That on the fecond Sunday

after

Falter

is

fitter for

Goad-

friday,

but

indeed

mutt

be

a

daily

Petition.

That

on

the third

Sunday after Eager

bath no

reafon

of

its

order orplacing

there.

The

fame

is

true of that

for

the fourth Sunday

after

Rafter

:

and that on the

fifth

Sunday

:

which are but Generals

(to think and

do

god).

That

on

Wbitfunday

and divers days

after,

ufeth

the

words

[

as

upon

this

day] of

which

before

:

and petitioneth for no

gift

of

the Spirit,

but

[

a right judgment and

rejóycing]..

That

on

Trinity Sunday asketh

nothing

at

all,

but

[

through

the

fledfaftnc[{

of

cut

Faith

to

be

defended evermore

from all adverftty].

A Petition

To

frequently

repeated,

even alone,

as

if

we would perfwade

the

Enemies

of

the

Church, that

we are

a

worldly carnal People

;

-and

principally

leek

the things that

peril]:

:

when indeed

it

is

a fin

to pray to

lie[

evermore defended

from

all

adverfsty

]

;

when God

hat:

tolti

us,

that

through many tribulations we

mull

enter

into his

kingdom; and

that

he

that

will

live

godly

in Chrifl¿fets,

jhall'uffer

perfectrtirm,and

that

God

chaÍtewth

every

fan whom

be receiveth,

and

that

he

that

will

be

Chrill's

Difciple

mull

deny

hirhflf,

and forlake

all

and

take

up

bisCrof and

follow him, accounting the

afiblions

of this

prelim time-unworthy

to

be

compared

with

the

glory

to be

revealed.

That

on the

firft

Sunday after

Trinity

h

as

the

relt;

having no

fpecial refpeei

to

the

day,

or

order

of

Requefts: and eontaineth only the General Requeil,

fo

oft re-

peated,

of

Grace

to keep God's Commandments

and

pleafe

him.

No more

reafon

is

there

for

theorder of

the Petition for [fear

and

love] on the

fecond Sunday after Trinity.'

Nor ofthat

on the third Sunday, which only

asketh

audience,

and

that

God

[by

bis

mighty

aid will

defend

us) without any infiancing from what.

No

more reafon

is

there-for

the order

of

the Requeffson the fourth

Sunday after

Trinity,

the

fifth,

the

fixth,

the

fevench, the

eighth

(

which

only prays

God,

whole

Providence is neverdeceived,

toput

awayfrom

us

allhurtfu!

things,

and

give

Si

thole

things

that

be

profitable: all

meer

Generals; in,

Which

no

particular

repentance

or

defines

are

expreffed).

:So

alfo on the

ninth

Sunday

( that bath the

like

Generals)

and

on

the tenth

Sunday,

which

asketh

nothing but that

we may

obtain our petitions,

and

ask

that

-which

pleafeekGat

and that on the

eleventh Sunday

(that

we

running

to

the

Premifeá

may.

be

partekero

of

the

heavenlyTreaJure)

i

and that on the twelfth ( which

asketh

for

that

which we

dare not

profumo to

ask)

:

and that

on thethirteenth

(chat

we

mayfo run to

the

premifes

as-

to

attain

them)

which

is

all

the Petition

:

and that

on

the fourteenth

;

and

that on

the fifteenth

(

kelp us ever

by

thy belp,and lead

us to

all

things

profitable

re-aeer

falvation)

;

and that on

the fixteenth, the feventeenh,the eigh

t

teenth (where [the

infellions

of the Devil]

is

an inconvenient phrafe

);

the nine-

teenth, the twentieth, the one and twentieth, the two

and

twentieth (which again

prays

that the

Church may

lie

free

from all adverfsties)

:

the three

and

twentieth

(which

is

nothing butin general, that what

we

ask

may

be

granted)

;

the four and

twentieth

(for

fergiveneß); the

five

and

twentieth

(for

Good

works) ;

all-

which

are

with-

out

any

fpecial reafon

both appropriated to

the

feveral days,

and

placed where

they

Band in the order

of

our

Requefts.

The.

Petition on

Sr.

Thomas's

day,

for

fo

perfell

a

Faith

as

jhal

never

be

reproved

in

the fight

of

God,

is

of

doubtful conveniency, becaufe contrary

to the Scripture pre-

di &ion

of the

event.

In

the Collett on

St.

john

Baprafi

s

day,

the

preaching

of

Penance, is

a word

of a

more

mifleading

tendency,

as

now ufed,

than

the

preaching

of

Repentance.

14.

The

Lord's Prayer is

a

third time to

be recited before

the

Communion: when

yet

as

it

is

a

Rule

of

Prayer

as

to

order,

it

is

forfaken

through the

Book.

The

next Prayer for

loving

andmagnifyingGod'slhanie,is

moll neceffary,but there

out

of

order.

The

Commandments

come in

alfo

out

of

order, without any fpecial

reafonof con-

nexion

to

what goeth

before

and

followeth.

So

do the following Prayers for the Ring, which yet

in

themfelves

are verygood.

And

the

Epillie, and

Gofpel, and Creed.

-

The

Churchwardens are

not direeted

to an

orderly collefiion

for

the

Poor.

In