Fonseca - Houston-Packer Collection. BX1756.F66 D5713 1629

8o Huner gneat Vpon, the fiat sveb.4. v.r. TheDenies tradeonely to doeEniu, His diligence infollowing it. andthirft, itisverie great torment, and nottobe endured, Craneeft Domine,fail fames: IntheDefert Godwith-held the giuingofMannafor iome fewdales from his People ;and the Text faith,That he did it for to proue them: And it is agreat trial' ofour venue, tofuller hunger for Gods caulè ; it is filch a forme as is able to put a manbetides his wits. When Iofeph dreamed of thole feuen yeares of dearth , fpecified by thole feuen leane Kync Theodore; bath noted, Thathe then forefaw,that the hunger ofhis brethrenwould force them to fall downe andworfhiphim whom before theyfomuch fcorned andabhorred. The Deuill now thoughthimfelfe cocke-fure, andthought tomake his entrieatthis little hole, and to get withinhim.Eccleftaflictufaith, That fine islike the drop- ping of raine, whichby littleand little fokes through thewall , till at laft both it, and thehoufe whereon it Rands, fall fuddenlyto the ground. God comman- dedEzechiel, That heíhouldtake a tyle-(tone, and paint thereon the holyCitie of Ierufalem, drawing round about it agreat Armie, Sume tibilaterem,&c. The likedoth the Deuill ; he defires no more of thee but a Tyleftone , or the like toy, andoutof that he will makeTowersand walles,and bulwarkes,and armies of fouldiers to befiege thee. AcceßitTentator, TheTempter drewneere. This word Tempter ( as Rupertus hath noted it ) containethin it thefe two things : The one, The-Deuills-malice. The other,His craft and fubtletie. Touching the firft,he hath no otheroccupation fauedoing of ill, &working ofmifchiefe. Theviiknowne Author expounding thofewordsof Dauid, They mediateddeceit allthe day long,faith, Thatthefe are thofe Deuils whichfpend all thewholeday inplottingofmifchiefe,andinworkingdeceit,as ifthis weregi- uen them totaske and were hired fo to doe. There is noday-labourer, bee hee neuerfo hardaWorkeman, but towards highnoone dothrefhimfelfe a little : but the Deuill, Dolos, tatadiemeditabatur. It is Paidinthe Revelation, That cer- raine Locufts cameoutofabottomleffe Pit,and that theyhad a Kingouerthem, which isthe Angellofthe bottomleflePit, whole nameinthe HebrewTongue is ,4baddon; in the Greeke,Apollyon,andin the Latine,Exterminans. Here is like to like, fuch fouldiers, fucha Captaine. Your Locuftsneuer dogood,but hurt, and this is the Deuillsoffice;and therfore is he termed Exterminans.Dauidcalls himby the nameofDragon,who with his veriebreath doth taint the aire, and . kills therewith theBirds that fie toand fro therein: Exterminauit cum aper defil- ua,TheBoareof the AQountaine deflroyeth'theLords Vineyard ; heouerthrowethMo- nafteries ; through (loathand idlenelfe foliciting Religious men tobenegligent incommingro Church, careleflè inpreaching, and loofein their life. In the marriage bed hefoweth tares,treacheries,and lightneffe. Withwordlymen he perfuadeth, Thathe is nobodiethatis not rich ; and therefore,bee itbyhooke or by crooke,by right, or bywrong, he wouldhaue thee get to bewealthie. In aword, he is generally fet vponmifchiefé ; and therefore bath heethename of Tempter. But itis tobenoted, that he eloth thenmolt hurt,whenhee is molt prouoked. PetrelChryfologus faith,Eftquidem Diabolus perfinequam,fit tamenne- quior,prouocatus. Like vntoyour Dogge,whobarkes out ofcúftome,but ifyou throw {tones at himhewill bake the more : orlikevnto the Bullin the Place, who beeing houtedat,and galled, growes therebymore mad, andmore fierce.: or like vnto the Boarewhen he is woundedwith theSpeare ;or theBeare,who enraged.,