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·

.w;!folimpenitency

- ·.

'

.

ing

to

promote

any

goDd

'Work..,.

till men

tt~gJeE!

r-

'

or conttmn.

And thts

leaves

men

wholy

wr,thoNt

exc~j{,

and £hews

it

is

not

their

&llm.zot,

but their

. ,

Will

not~

which

betrays

them

tO

,their

fpiritaal .

loffei;

namely their

-wilfol

rejecting

of

G~ds

gra.-:

tiOHJ

offers. .

.

.

I

I

I

'

'

. •·

Pref,p.

·

lestrue, God

gives

the

wicked

bNt one

Taltnt,

when

he giveth

his

children

!our,

two

at

~he

.,

...

leaff;

but

they

~annot

fay

he

1s

~tuftere,reap'~lr

·"

·

"RJhere

he [()wed nrJt,

·gathering

~he~e

he

ftrowea

not.

No,

There"'sthe

fame proportton between

one,

Talent,

and

g~tthering

one

more,

as there

is

1/et-we'en

two,

and the gathering of

two

o-:-

.

.

.

•;.

..

thers '

&c.

'

·

'

.

You know_that

they are

ready

to

complain,

~s

Chrift

fuews

lt

in the

Parable,

_Lord,

I

k.pow

that

thou

waft"'

hard man,

reaping

wh~re

thon

haft

not

[owtJ

,

and

gathering

where

thou

haft

not

ftrowed:

But

ye

remember alfo the Lords

~nfwer

: Thqu wicked -and

floathful

fervant;

&t.

Mat.

2).

26.

Mark,h~

cafrsthe

blame

up–

on his

wilfulfle[s

,

that he

would not take

pains

for

to

trade.

.So the wicked

complain,

alas God h'lth

not fow'en

any

power

~f

cowver–

fion

1n

my

heart;

and

will he'

look

for to

reap

it

?

This is

a#fterenelfe

and hardnef[e

of

dealing.

Oh thou wicked

and floathful

fer·

Vanr,

&c.

Why

didf\:

thou

not

·tYitde

with the

Talent that

I ,gave

thee

?

·One

Talent

fhould

beget one,-

as well as two

beget

two,

&c.

But

' , I

ga~e

thee 'wit,

and thou

buriedjf

it,ln the

e'ttrt~.,

and

frail:

been

earthly

with··it

;

rgavethee

k..,11o-w~

ledge·,

and thou

haft

hid

·it

in

the

~artb,

and

~ot

traded for

reform~etion

according

to

it,

&c~

·

Alas'