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&M2on

2.

and run

for

that;

but,

if

any obje&

of

charity

offer,

or

if

there

beany

Hazard

of

lofs

for Chrift

and

the

gofpel's

falce,

thefe will be filent

there

;

or,

if

confcience

mutter,

it

will not be much

regarded

in

what

it

Pays.

Now,

if

Confcience fwayed

the

man

here,

there

would

be an

im-

partial

refpe& had to

one

duty

as

well

as

to

another.

q..

Where

intereft,

credit,

inclination, or

afte

&ion push,

they

drive

not

only

violently

and

partially,

but irrationally,

and cannot

flay

nor endure

to reafon and

debate

things, or

to

be diffwaded from

the thing

towards which

there

is

an

inclination

and will,

neither

will

give

a

hearing

what

may he faid

to the contrary

:

But Confcience,

in its

im-

pulfe,

is

rational and

fober,

goes

to

the word,

and

would

have matters calmly reafoned and

debated,

and

is

the

better

fatisfied

the better the

bufinefs

be

debated

and

cleared,

becaufe

it liketh

and loveth

rational

fervice,

Rom.

iz.

1.

and

therefore layeth

every

thing

to

the

rule,

and

readily

contefteth with

corruption,

with which

inclination

fideth.

5.

When credit,

intereft

and inclination in

their

impuifes are

thwarted,

they

ftorm,

they

vex

and

torture

the

man

;

but,

when

the

impufe

of

Confcience

is

thwarted,

it

hath

a

kindly

pricking

and

founding,

the

impulfe of

intereft or

inclination being

thwarted,

confufeth and put

-

teth

thorow

other

;(to 4peak fo)

and

being

but

a

carnal

fit

of

pailion,

maketh frothy, light,

and

diftemperedly

paffi-

.

onate

;

but,

if

the

impulfe

of

Confcience

be

thwarted,

it

weigheth

and flingeth

deeply.

6.

The

impufe

of

Confci-

ence affe

&eth conftantly,

and

choppeth

evenly

:

Tho'

fometimes

in its

chopping it will

be more

quick

than

at

another

time, yet where

it

fwayeth,

it leaveth not

off,

but

continueth chopping

this

year and

the

next,

and

ac-

counteth

a

thing

evil

or

good

in

another

as

well

as

in a

man's

felf, and in

himfelf

as

well

as

in

another,

and at all

times

;

but

when

a man

is

pufhed

by

credit,

intereft,

inclination

or

afk

Lion, he

is

like

a

diftempered

man

in

a

fever,

whole

puffe

beateth not

evenly,

he

is

not

conftant

and equal,but

up or

down

;

as

the particular

that

afie

&eth

him.

ítirreth

his

humour,

or

cometh near

him. As for

inflance,

a

man

waved

by his.intereft

will

difpute

for

the

government

of

filch

a

perfon this

year,

and

for

the

government of another the next

;

for

luck

an

intereft

this

year)