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46 NaavgNìd ego tale? Plato. -Prov:Y8. The deceitfulneffe of mans heart. what wee are to tremble and to feare, even thofe hones which wee leailfu(peEt, and whereto wee find not our felves fo pronely carried, as to others. Wee would be loath to truft a beare or wolfe, or any Inch like Beaft, though by culture and manu= rance in their youth their in -borne fierceneffe bee fomethingmltigated; Still their naturali difpoficion Ricks to them, and that will teach them to doe mil- ch iefe. Why then fhould we repofe any Inch con - fidence in our felves, that wee (hall never lath out into fuch and fuch evils ? Wee have a Schoole- mafter within,that naturall corruption that cleaves fo fait unto us, that will be ready to teach us,yea to urge and force us to the very height of iniquity. Few will fo truft their bodies, though never fo found and healthy, but that they will feare even the molt dangerous difeafes,as the pox, the plague, and fuch like infeúions ;for that they know that even the bodies of the heft conftiturió bave matter within, even for the vileft difeafe to worke upon. Affuredly,thy foule is a fare more fruitfull femi- nar.y of sinnes,than thy Body of dif of s. Why then fhouldeft thou Puffer thy felf to bee deceived more in the one than in the other ?The HeathenPhilofo- pher commended this meditation to his Schollers in the hearing of others faults, have I done any firth like thing ? A goodmeditation ;but yet in cafe this queftib greatly trouble us not,lec us add this other, whey I not doe the like or warp? This is the holy fear - Godschildren fhould have of thernfelves continu- ally: Such as was that in the eleven Difciples, who he.aringChrift fore - telling,one ofyonßall betray me, every