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.

the grOJ{efl

self·mura~r.·

·

.

thou nQt ·remember

my

Co{llmandements as

· 'well

?

give

account

for thy

wit.

Lord,

I have

contrived bufineffes, ·bargains

with

it,

I

~ave

.

'jefted , quirped,

be~n

merry with

it ;

thou cvill

'

. and wnprofitable fervant thou , · why couldft

. thou riot be

witty

for God,

and for

the

good

of

thy

foul?

&c. Go(l

hath given

a

grea~

deal of more

power than ever thou hringe1t to act, and

t~ere­

fore thori

arrw_ilful.

' ),

:D~monfirarion.

The more power

thou~:

Demon;

hail: to repent, the rnore

t.hy

will is

,againft

it.

They

.

The

~ore ~ea!ls·

~hat

God doth vouchfafe,

~~de

by

·the

mor~

Preachtng, the more·Knowledge, the

rhe

more ·reproofs,

the

more

inlightnings,

the

means.

~ more

power

thou

haft to

repent, the

·more

thy

will

-M

againft

it.

J!ernard

fayes, fuch

a

one is

a

per-

.

verfe

man/

that God

is

fain to fay to,

quid

faciam. tfhi

?

what

fhall

I

do unto

t~ee

?

0

HoC: 4 .

f.

·

E

phra~m

,

what fha/1

I

do

unto

thee

?

for thy ·

.

righte.Oufft,e!fe goes away like

t~e

dew.

Hof.

6~

4: The

rpore 'means 'th0u enJoyefl:, the

.mor~

·thy ·

right~oufneffe

goes

away ; one

woul~

think the

~ore t~e

Srm-jhine

of the

Gofpel

a~

rifeth

,

th~

more your ·

rig~teouf~effe

fuould

.encrea:fe;

1~

goes the rnore aw.ay, hke the

dew,

the more

th~·

S

~n

rifeth

,

the rpore

it

vani.fheth

.away ; like many of you ,

th~ mor~ Preach~

ing you have, the farther ·ye

- ~re

off; a

rna~

might ·be acquainted

w~th

you

heretofore, . but

.now that you have

b~en

fotindl y rebuked for ·

¥our fins, the further you flye

Qff ;

I

nay

,fo~~

of

you tpat were fomewhat

forward

heret0for~,

are

rnock.,.c.rs

now; 'fome of you )that

w~re fome·~

~ ~?~~ ~o"'!~~d!y

heretofore

~

·;tre more

covetu~d

an .

·~