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The

Igilile

to

the

Reader.

thing

this

day. Chri.Ft

r6

richly

worth

the

having, all

the

refidue

without

Chriit

is

worth nothing. Stand

not

upon

the

coil, whither

pines

or

flatly,

teares

or

prayers,

peace¡

or

wealth,

goods or

name,

life

or

liberty

fell all for

this

nom,ß.3

a.

role.

Chrift

is

ofthat

worth

and

ufe

that

thou

can

Ft

ne-

ver

over

-buy

him,

though thou

gaveft

thy

felfe and

all

the

world

for

him

;the

making

pre of

Chrift

is'

the affurance.J

ofall

the

re/t.

2.

Stand

forChrifl',

take

Chrifis

part,

be

on

bb'

fide,

whoever

be

againji him

;

the

viaory

ever

pa/feth on

Chrifls

fide

at

làfl

all

his

faithful'

Soldiers

are

glorious

Conquerours

:

they

all

have

crownes,

though

fomtimes

they

fwimpe

unto them

in

blood

;

take

to

thee

therefore the

bean

and

courage

of

Shammah

one

of

Davids

Worthies,

who

Rood

atíd

defended

the

field

when

all

the

teft

fled.

Thus

abide thou

with

Chrift,

fi

f

r

him,

defend

his

Truth,

his

Worfbip,

his

Church

40

children,

though

all

others

fly

from him

or

rife

up

againft

him

:

there

is

more

joy andglory

in Chrijisfuferings,

then

in

the

triumph

of

profane

perforas,

there

u

more

dignity

in

Chri

fls

thornes

then

in

their

golden

crownes

;

the more thou

loaf

jl

for

the

Lord

refits,

the

greater

is

thy advantage

:

he

is

unworthy

thename

of

a

Servant

that

will

not

(land

by

his

Lord

and

c

5!

/rafter

in

time

of

dangers

;

She

di,

f

honours

the name

of

a

wife that refufeth

copartnerflip

with

her

ham

-band

in

his

troubles

;

he is

unworthy

of

a

name: either

with

God or

man, worthy

to

have

his

name

buried

in

everla/ting

in-

famy,

that

will

not

ft

and

by

Chrift with

molt

reflution

and

confidence,with

molt

courage

and boldnefe,

when men

and

Divels

oppofe

Chrifi with

molt

rage

and

violence,:

then

a6

Mxvius

that

noble

Centurion

of

Augulus

being

ta

ken

and brought unto

Antonins

and

-

demanded

bow

hee..

Lf

3

would!