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To

the

Chriftian

Reader.

fo

the

Lord referees

to

himfelfe

a

liberty

(his

So-

veraignty

allowing

it)

to

affli&t

the bell

and

ho-

liegi

of

his

fervants

for

the

tryall

of

their

graces,

er the

magnifying

of

his

owne

grace

to

them

and

in.

them

;a

a

Mailer

of

Heroick

Arte and

Games

im-

pofeth

a

very laborious

task

upon

his

3chollar-

Charnpion,not

as

a

punifhment

of

any

elefault,but

to

confrmehit flrength and

exercife

his valour.

The

due

conf deration

of

all

thefe

things layd

to

-..

gether

by

Elihu,

might well

fatisfie

Job

,

and

fu

fame

his

faith

in

a

patient

bearing the burden

of

all

thofe

calamities

,

which

the

Great and

molt

wife

God

was

pleated

to

impofe upon

him

,

and

likewi

fe

convince

him

that

he

hadfayled

match

im

giving

out

fo

many

impatient complaints

about

them.

And

no

doubt

they

prevailed

much

with

him,

both

towards

his

conviSiion

,

and

the

quiet

ing

of

his

heart

under

thofe

difpen

f

ations

;

For

we

heare

no

more

of

him

in

that

language.

Yet

Elihu

thought

he

had

not

done

enough,

but

continueth

his difcourfe, and draweth

a

further

demonfiration

for

his

purpofe

,

from

the wonder-

full

workes

of

God

in

nature,

from

the

raine,.

thunder,

fnow,

windes,

&t.c.

which

he doth

from

the

27th

verfe

of

the

36th

Chapter

to

the end

of

the

37th,

and.

with that

concludes

his, an

--

fwer.

the.