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C01.3.1

, 2.

The

Epi

file Dedicatory.

foule

,

Jerem.

12.

7,

and his

glory ,

Efay

46.

13.

And thus they

are

though

accompanied

with

ma-

ny

weakneffes

:

For

as

David

law

nothing

in

lame Mephibofheth,

but what

was

lovely,

be-

cau

fe

he íàw

in

him

the

features

of

his

friend

7onathan

:

So

God

beholding his offending

Saints

in

the

face

of

his

sònne,

takes

no

'no-

tice

of

any thing

amiffe

in

them.

And

truely,

the knowledge and remembrance

of

thefe

things

is

that

which

doth

wonderfully fupport the god-

ly

under

their greateft preífures, and draw

forth

the

it

affedions Heaven

-ward

:

The

Saints (faith

a

Reverend

Divine)

are

lowly

in

their

Epee

ches

,

but lofty

in

their actions; but

efpecially

in

their

affedions,

which

are

carried

above

all

Earthly

Objects

,

and

not

content

till

they

are

got

home to Heaven. Thefe

flan-es,

though

they

are

feene

fometimes

in

a

puddle, though

they

reflect

there,

yet they

have

their

f-

tuation

in

Heaven Thefe

Birdes

of

Paradife

though they may

happilie

fometimes

touch

up.

on

the

Earth,

yet they

are

moftly

upon the

Wing,

and thefe

outward

comforts,

and

Crea-

tures

are

to

them

,

but

fcale

&

ale

, wings

,

and

winde in

their

wings

to

carry them upwards.

I

write

not

thefe

things

(Right

Worfhipful)

as

fufpeiing

your

ignorance,

or

doubting

your

pra-

dice

ofthem

;

but only

to

fiirre

up

your

pure minds

by

patting you

in

remembrance,

that

wherein

you

have