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The deceitfralnde of Mans heart. fomething that muft cafe us of all the burthen of the blame. As firft ofall, how ufuall is that tranflationrup on the flefh. O fay the prophane , as of old in Au- ftenr time, fo fill, when charged with their wicked - neffe , not wee, but the flefh. We of our felves have good wils to doe otherwife,we like and approve of the belt things, but the fíefh over-mafters us,that;as a violent ftreame carries us away. And therefore we truft we may fay will Paul, It is no more wee that doe ie, btrt film that dwelleth in us, br:t this is a groffe deceit. For firft,they ihonld confider who Paul was, that tired there words, and of what finnes; not open and grof , from which even his Pharifaif?ne was free but of inward infirmities, whereby he felt the perfe- &ion of his good works to bee hindered. How fhamefull then is it to bring that in defence of open fcandals, which is fpoken concerning privie and fe- cret infirmities ? Againe, none can fay concerning their fins, that they are not theirs but the flefher, lave they, who betides theflef have the fpirit incour,tring the fk jh But in thefè kinde of men, in whole mouths this ex cule is fo ordinary, there is no ftrife at all betwixt thefpirit and the fiefh, for they are nothing but fl.p ; neither is there any thing in them but corruption Therefore isit an idle fpeech of them to fay, not we but the flefh, that is, not we.but we :For what elfe are they but fleth,in underíianding, memory, will , affe- &ions, foule, and body, &c ? But yet-, when they are to commit force fin,they feele forme ref ftance.True L 4 but t39 t Vpon the flefh. Multi cowcu- pifèentiis.earna- libus víCt cons. tnittunt grt.elue racinora,& am mundrtiis tarn pefiirnis volu- tantur , pas turpe eft etiam licere,& di- cunt frbi ifa verba Apo(1oli, Non ego, &C. Aug. Phi1.3: