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To the Chriflian Reader.

The fcope

of Elihu in

that

long

and

learned

Phi_

lot

rphicall

LeUure

was

to

teach

and

a_

fore

job,

that,

God

who

caufeth

and

di

fpof

th

thofe

vari-

ous

alterations and

terrible

impreffions

in

the

ayre,

both for the

humbling

and

benefiting

of

man,

doth

much

more

both

fend

and over

-rule

all

thofe chan-

ges

-

aßliaioni

which befall

the

font

of

men,here

on

caith,to

humble them

do

them

good.And

fur-

ther

to

affure

o

him,

that

if

man

be

not able

to

give

a

fati.rfyi.ng

reafo.n

of

thofe

workes

of

God

in

na-

ture, but

is

often

gravel'd

and

forced

to

fi

t downe

in

a

f

lent

admiration

;

then

furely

man

is

much

le

fe

able

to

fathome

the depth

of

Gods

purpofes

in

all

the

workes

of

his

providence,but

mutt

in

many

of

them

only

fit

downe

quietly

and

fubmit;For

(as

Elihu

concluded)

fromthef

e

premifes

(

Chap:

37.

2

,3)24.

)Touching

the

Almighty

we

cannot

find

him

out,

he

is

Excellent

in

power

and

in

judge-

ment,

and in

plenty

of

Juflice

he will

not

af-

fl;er,

(either

caufelefly

or

more

then needs,

though

we feldome

fee

the

caufes

or

acknowledge the

need

of

his

a

li5iions)

men doe

(that

is,

they

ought

therefore

feare

him

;

and

if

any are

fo

proud and

high

in their

owne

thoughts

that

they

doe

not,

at

their

perill

be

it

,

for

he

refpeaeth

not

any

that

are wife

in heart

;

that is

,

as

the

carnal

wifdome

of

worldly

men

cannot

be

a

barre,

fo