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To

THE

READER.

His following

Treatife

[The

Tryall

of

a

Chrifbians

Growth]

was

formerly

printed

during

the time

of

my

abfence out

of

my

na-

tive

Country

:

and

by

reafon

thereof

had

many

imperfeltions

and

incongruities

both

it¢

flyle

and

mattter

;

which,

now

being

agaóne

(through

the goodhand

of

God upon me

)

returned,

I

have

endea-

voured

to

amend.

So

as partly

throughfame alteration

in

the method

and

frame

of

it,

partly

by

cutting

off fame

re-

dundancies,

I

have

reduced

it

to

force betterJhape,

and

neerer proportion

to

its

fellowes.

The fcope

and

way

of

handling

this

fubjeet

[Growth]

is

not

Doctrinal!

fo

much,

nor

yet

Hortatory,

as

either

perfwading

to,

or d;

fcourfing

of

a

'Chriftians

growth in

generali,

(concerning

which

much

bath

been

already

writ-

ten

by

others) But the more

proper

aime

of

this

rs

to

refolve

A

Cafe

of

Con

fcience, (like as

thofe

two

other

preceding

Traliates

of

mine

have

done) namely

this,

How

to

difcern

our growth, and

to

anfwer

more

ufuall

temptations

about

it

:

L4nd

fo

there

three Treatifes being

of

like

fort

and

kinde,

and

properly

belonging

to

that part

of

Theologie

which

we

call

Cafe

Divinity

;

1

have

therefore

in

this

new

Edition

of

the

whole

ordered

to

put

them

together,

(which

is

all

the alteration

I

have

made) although

in

their

firft

andftngle

pubs

Jhing

forre

other

came between.

If

in

the

performance this

falls

Jhort

of

many

more...

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