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WilfHll Impenitency

andyou w-ould not ;

~e

hath given

you

grad..;.

· ous offers, but you wtll not : therefore you

·may look'to be wode offered, your fouls to be

defolate. . Nay,

Fourthly,

if

you

will

not,

ye

murder your

own fouls : when

a

man hath murdered

hint–

felf, the Coroner comes a·nd he does fit on.

him, and he-enquires, and he examines, and

who

math

murthered this man

?

and when he

finds that

it

was himfelf

tha~

did murther him,

fo

he concludes, and

that

man

is

branded for

murthering of himfelf ; fo you murther your

own fouls.

~he

Jews

their fouls were all mur-·

thered ; well, when the Coroner fate on them,

~e

concluded .they had murthered themfelves,

,

0 -Ifrael thou

hajf

deftroyed thJ [elf, Ho[.

I

3.

So

if

the Coroner

fit

on thee , its mofl: certain ·

I

he

thall find

thou hart murtheredthtne own

felf; 0

what

a

company

pf

you is there, your

fouls are quite murthered ; one in one fin, ano-

/

'

ther in another; who hath murthered thefe

men

?.

not God, he was ready

to

help them :

not the Minifier; .he did ufe all

me

((InS

to fave

them;he bath not been wanting to teach them

and

e~hort

them.

No,

your own felves have

'· . murthered your felves; you would be carnal_,

and

·you

wauld be proud , and you would not

lie

down

to

the

word :

when the Coron_er fits

on

you,

he

muft neceffarily coaclude,you have

n1tirthered

your

felves ;

your

own

wills

have

~ondernned

you.

· ·

,

.

. Y

QU

remember

what

exhortations

we gave

you.

As

ever

you

regard mercy to hum_ble

your felves.,

\V~ ~14

.-you

the firft

queftt~n

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