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T

H

Y2¡

READ

IRS,

And

more

paiticularly

to

the

Inhabitants'

of

the

City

of

CiL

SGOpg

TH

E

Microcofm,

or

little

World

Mán

a

notable,

curious compend and abridg-

ment

(as

it

were)

of

the larger

one,

and

the

great

mafler-piece

of

all

the

vifible

works

of

G

O D,

was,

when

he

came

from

under

the

hand

of

the

omnipotent

Creator

in

the

first

edition,

a

little

model and

reprefentation

of

the

divine

per-

feEions

;

having impreffed

on him

that

blefi'ed

and

beautiful, that

amiable

and admirable conformity to

the

image and

likenefs

of GOD,

wherein

codified

the

pre=

heminency of his nature

above

that

of

all

other

crea-

tures

in the vifible

or fublunary world

;

being

one

of

the

greateft excellencies

that

a

created

nature

is

capable

of,

and

a

clearer

ray

of

divine Majefty, than

his

domi-.

fiion

over

the

other

creatures

;

and

which only

made

him

capable

of

the enjoyment

of God,

as

being

that

which

affimilated

to him,

and

brought

him to

the

nare-

cft

approaches

to

glory. All the

faculties

and powers

of

his

foul

carried

this

glorious chara&er

vively

ingraven

on them

r

His body

alfó

had fomewhat

of.

the

fame

image

Ramped

on

it, tho'

not

in

refpe&

of its

figure and

fhape,

or

natural

ufe,

but,

as

an

eflential

part of

his

nature,

it

was

interefled

therein by

a

participation

of

original,

righteoufnefs

:

For

it

was

Jman's

perfon

that

was

made

holy.

The

his

foul

was

the

firft

proper

fubje&

of

that

con-

created habit,

and

principle

of

hounds;

yet his

body

(as

I

laid)

as

an effential

part

of

his

nature,

did

participate thereof,

by a

peculiar

communication

of

that

holinefs

to

it,

as

far

as

it

was

to

be influential

on

moral..

operations

;

and

hereby

were

the parts

and.

members

of

his

body,"

in

that

flate

of

innocency

and

integrity's,

geld

inailrt

mennts

4nd fervants

unto

righteoufrtefs

ánd