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A friendly

coun[dl to

the Cprifiian Reader,

touching

the Au.thor

and

his

booke.

·

'

.

R

Eadcr;~e

bapp_v are that

l~Ttc,i?z

this bleflage oflig,ht,

~M:~t.rJ.

Jl'Vbm

by

Gods grace ar'd.f,ifis .to

mm,

CiJrijiJ

Gojptll

fhineth

bright:

16.

And

happy

[i1re)in minerfieeme, are tbofc that Pa/iors baue,

Ad:. lo•

VVho

faitbfollyivzll cj;t Gods

la~,in

lottc

rheirjo~tlcs

tnfmre :

"

7 •

Tbat ·will m

em

very hidden

faults

make

~nowr1e

r.mto

the;i'

heart,

c

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h.

{;r;l.

,

dfi

d '

l

;n

or.r4·"•

T

;elro~ 'IJC

ttOJ-t

~hat

t.

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1

c aunetm_y may,(lf;l.

.;z m

C

Jrtr a part.

.

2 .Tim.2.•

Such fo itiJf.Jll pni1tts fhall &6nuert fonlr:s by God

Aimi£,bties flrength:

2

5•

·

VVbtn blind:wd linje

fa ithlejjc

drfJanes

]hall be det r:Ef,ct length,

·

~

Hof.4.&

To

b~

the troubltrr

oft

be

ftatc,

chicfe

wor~en

afalt woe, (

a.]\j;;g.18.1~

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1

·8

To~mg,to

&hurth,to

common·wealth:.uf~orm

true_tomam foe.

.

1

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l[tbcnlhou liue in fiteh aplact,whert Gptl

(i:r.l1

guide doth

gi11e~

••

,

OIJ.bleffe b'is

namc,attmd

his voice,obey

bis

law

t:rtd

lilit:

But

it

inplace thou

haur abode

UJhtre

ignorance

da.rk!

doth raignt

1

,.,.,;jh

rhee

forthtr

(ee~e

fiwtruth,or

lhtre

due not remaine.

F~r

w:hy(alm!

)where

~ifton

foilu)ht

J'tople

ptrifh

m1tjl;

A.nd[oule,not

good

for

l»ant

oft

rutb,tu

htll,t·hm

&fJrps ro dufl.

Jutyet

if•

hat to Chrifl thou vvou!d'jl,i;: this

dar~e

jhtde

ojnight,

Sec htre alitlleflarre God[eader,iit ltJur to giue thee light :

'

A.

mirrJJur of

Gods

per(ctt

lavv,vt~hercby

thou

ji?me

mayft

fie,

.Aild

{tei?Jgjh:m,and flie to

C}rifl,

that

he

mPy

coucr

thee.

This

vvill

pr,lldnTJt~ne

thy

PIJp,Jb pride

{l[merttingco1ueitr.

. ()fable

~rength

to

~eepe

Gods

lav11,

at~djuch

li'<f 'tletp decei[s

0 fiugling

Sat

an,blirldingfouler,and

ketpii!g

mm in finne,

Andytt

bevvitciJing

them

to

hopr,hea'Hen by

'livor~s

to

vvinnt..

rea

forther.yet, iffo thou vvilt

d~oof

ethi!l·to·be thy guide.

Lca_de thu

i.t

vTJill

in

ptrfe_ll

pat.h,t~at

feete]halt

neuerJlide:

~r

1/thtJttfltf,recouerlbtt

zt

vvJU,zj

erre,retati:

Iffeeble,flrmgt

he11

and

pre(ertte~at lea~,

from

ft;z,tll

faU.

·

Ana

VtJhat thetr

thot~gh

,gainfl authors minde,it ftrft apptllr'

d

i11

fight,

By

nours hand,in ruder

tyre

compos'd, and

homely

dight

f

T~t mAt~t

herein

a

Vl.-'OY~e

ofGud,brirtging to

publi~e

viC'tiV

OfmalJJ,V'that i11tcneled vvas

f6r

priuatc

goad

of

fevv;

AndnovvreuiS'd

by

authors eye,andfaults

ofp~"int

cor:tlt,

ln

graue and[ober modeft vveede,not garifbiy bcdeckt.

"Jtt,eiue

in

lo~e

this

holy

vvoJ~e:

by

v1.1hich

zfgco"t

thou find, ·

Let'GtJd

haue

prai{e

for all;

yet

to

his {errta11t thus be

~ind,

To .Uvifl; that ftill. his life may be, to Gods mo(l

glorirJUs

prai[t,

T.t~ChNr~hes

f.ODd,and

Chriflians

ioy,

vvith ltnAJh

of

happy

d~tiet.

E.

c.

. Prn.29·tl.

Prots,

19

2.

~.Their.&.&

1.Cor.a.1

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