26 That ye may be able toland r. Pita, fuch as rake up theSaints old fins, which God bath for- given and forgotten, (meerly to their fpirits'and befpat- ter their names,) thefe (hew their divellifh malice indeed, who can take fuch pains to travel many yeares back, that they may ISarn.1 finde a handful of dirt ro throw on the Saints face. Thus Shimei L,7 twitted David, Comeout thou bloody man. When you that lea-re God meet with fuch reproaches , anfwer them as Reza did the Papias, who for want of other matter charged him for Tome wantonPoems penn'd by him in his youth, Hi homunciones dent mihi gratiamDei. Thefe men (laid he) grudge me the pardoningmercy of God. 2. Secondly, fuch as watch for the Saints halting, and catch at every infirmity to make them odious and themfelves merry. cis a dreadful curie fuch bring upon themielves, (though they little thinkof it,) no leffe then esimalekt, the remembrance of iktit. z s, whole name, God threatened to blot fromunder heaven ; why, 19. what had vime/ekdone to deferve this ? they (mote the binder. thole that werefeeble, and couldnot march with the reit. And was it fo great a cruelty to do this -? much more to fmite with the edge of a mocking tongue the feeble in grace. Thirdly, lull who father their fins upon the Saints, thus 40,16 calls the Prophet the Troubler of Ifrael, when it was himfelfand his fathers houfe. What a grief was it, thinkyou, to Wei his fpirit, for the Ifraelitei to lay the bloodof thole that died in the wildernefre at his door? whereas _(God knows) he was their conliant Baile, when at any time Gods hand was up to deftroy them : and this is the charge which the heft of Gods fervants in this crooked generation ofours lieunder : We may thankAhem (fay the profane) for all our late miferies in the Nation : we were well enough till they would reforme us. 0 for flume, blame not the good Phyfick that was adminittred, but the cor= rapt body of the Nation that could not bear it. 4' Fourthly, fuch as will themfelves fin, meetly to trouble the Saintsfpirit. Thus RaOakakblarphemed, and when &tired to Ipeak in another language, he goes on the snore to grieve them, Sometimes you (hall have a profane wretch (knowing one to be confciencions, and cannot brook to hear the Name ofGod taken in vain, or the ways of God flouted,) will on purpofe fall upon fuche/iicourfe as (hall grate his chile cares, and trouble hisigrua; . . .