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i 4Z ToIoneour('cluesnone. Vpoll the Friday ceíIriecommand vs incharge ? Diliges amicum tuum. Secondly,eueryman naturally leueshimfelfe. ZQgmovnguam carnemfoam odio haburt. And therefore God dothnot command that I fhould loue my felfe. Aug'f?`6. 4' And my friend is my fecond falfe; or(as Saint Auflen bathit) Dimidium anima mea,i. The halfeofmy Soule. And therefor it was no neceffary commaund , Dili- ges amicum tuum. Thirdly,thofe things that are moft pretious, and moltrare, which hauemoft reafons for amabilitie,asProfit,Honour,Delight,and Honefty, iris not needfull that wefhouldbee willed to loue them. Andas Laertius relates it from Socrates, The World bath not anything more pretious andmore louely thana Friend. Betides , our Sauiour fayth, Whereour Treafureis , there is our Heart. And our Friend becing fo rich and pretious a Treafure hee muft offorce fteale awayour Heart fromvs and therefore fuperfluous is thatfpeech , Diliges ami- cumtuum. Fourthly, theeffence offriendfhip confifteth in reciprocal loue, asit is deter- Áhr'ß'6' minedby Thomas,and Damafene. And therefore loue is paintedwith two keys, Dam.ri.3.3. in token thatit did openand fhutto two hearts.Andtherforefuperfluous,Diliges psrat.c.ros. amicum tuum. Heereunto I anfwere,That mans heart beeing left to it's ownenaturali incli- nation, itwill doubtleffe render loue for loue. But lince that the Deuill did rooteourthat good Seed and fowed Tares therein,weefee, that in themoft naturall and ftriEteft obligations, fometimes there grower dif-loue. As inbro- theragainftbrother, fatheragainft fonne, forme againft father , and inthewife againft her husband, &c. What thingmorenaturall, than togiue ourheart vnto God, forthofegenerali benefits Of Creator, Redeemer, and Conferuer ; and for manyother particulars,which cannot beefummed vp ? Andyet the Deuill Both blotthem out of our hearts , and fowes in (lead thereof fo many ingrati- tudes,as Heauen Randsaftonifhed therat.Though therfore it beanaturall thing to loue our friend,Xgm&Ethnicihocfacitott,i. Foreaen theHeathensdoe this, Yet the Deuill foweth akindof hatred inour hearts,fo abhorribletonature, that feigned friendfhip, comes tobee doubledmalice. And the world is fo farre gone in this cafe, thatit is nowheld as ftrange, as happy, thatone friend should truely loueanother. Hence isit, thatthe Scripturemakes fo manyinueitiues Eca.6.n. againft falfefriends.Ecclefafiicusfaith,Thereùafriendforhit 'toneoccafion,&will Pr.ra.16.29. not abidein thedayof thy trouble. Salomonfaith,virinigaus tentat amicumfuum , i. Aviolent man enticethhis neighbour. Inthat chapterof falfe and true friendfhip, fomany thingsarethere fpokentouching falfefriends, asvery well prooue,tbat commandementwas not fuperfluous, Diliges amicum tuum. And that which chryfoflome fayes,doth much fauour this doétrine; forthat one ofthe reafons why God commandedmantolouehis enemie, was to affoord matterof loue to the Will, for friends are fo rare and fo few, that it would remain idle and vaine, if wee fhould not loue our enemies. Odiohabebís inimicumtuum. Thou fhalthate thy enemie. Tremens, Saint Baftl , Saint Ambrofee,SaintChryf., Bafnon. in /lome, Epiphaniva, andHilary,hold, That this Lawwas permiflìue, like theBell R,aás .S. :n of Diuorce, Adduritiam core&veJri,i. For thebardnefe ofyour heart. So thata Plata is. leffeeuill ispermittedfor theauoydingofa greater. And thereforeSaint Außen Chiyf flours 6 fayth That Godneuer permitted that wee fhould hate our enemie,buthisfin xé ;1 r`e'ad As thou dooft hate the fhadowofafigge-tree,or thewall -nut,andyet regardeft an