Dyke - BV4625 D943 1642

y7$ ....----- Vfe. The deceil fulneffe of Mans heart. knowing how to avoid it, purpofely let fall his ring when he came into the Kings prefence;and fo excu- fed the matter to himfelfe , as though he fell down only to take up his ring,and not to worthip theKing. And divers filch like crancks as there might be in- (lanced in : The which indeed are but curtaines we draw before our own eyes,to hide our fin; they are indeed as the Spiders web, cunningly woven ; and Come flight of wit may there appeare in them, but wichall they are as flight as the Spiders web; they will not endure the breath and blafl of the mouth of Goi. Do nor then wilfully deceive thy Celle ; But think with thy feIÇ,will there diftinhions,precences, and qualifications fati;fie my conscience hereafter in the day oftryall ? And thus much for the hearts ex cufing of our evill ations, as allo for the judgement of our hearts, concerning our ations. The ure of all is this : r. To reach us not to be over - forward in con1t l- cing with fleth and blood, when any thing is to bee done. Who would ale a crooked rule in drawing of lineb?Who would go to fi:ch a Lawyer,whole coun- fell he knew to bee weer deceit and coufenage ? If then our hearts unasked,doe offer us their counfell, let us fufpeEt it : let us be as jealous over our hearts, as we would be overa known crafty deceiver. 2 Not to reft fecure in the judgement of our own hearts : Many ble(fe themselves in their evill courCes , becaufe their feared and fenleleffe confci- ences , their deceived and deceiving hearts doe not check them. The treacherous felling of lofeph was (wallowed down by his brechen, and did not trou- ble