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fe.

I.

6

ofthe

Rich

von

AndLazarus.

that

were

fuch

appareil

,

forget their Chriflian

calling,

which is,to

walkefoberly.?'it.

Z.I

z.SecondIy,fuch

put their

heauen in

their

apparell,

and

make

it

theirhappines,

not

to

goe

modeflly

in their clothes

as

Saints, but curioufly and

finely in

them,

as

this rich

man thirdly,fuch

make nets

of

their

apparell

to intrappe

themfehaes

and others in

it

and

not

onely

nets

of

wantonneffe

,

butfponges to

drinke

vp

both

theirowne,and

the

poores

prouifion.

A

reproofe

to

the

maner

of

attiring

vfed

in

our

dayes,

and to the proud and

chargeable apparell that

is

fo

corn.

mon now:

for

doe

not

meane

perf©ns

now

offend heere.

in,as

well, and

ordinarily ,

as

Gnfull

Diue3

?

They

that

can

not

fpare

a

penny to

a

Poore

man,can

find

inough to

fpare

for

their great ruffes,and

Glke

fhooe-

firings:

euen

feruing

men,and

feruant

maids,thac

receiuebut

final wages,haue

a

common

hand in

this

vanitie

;

and by their

apparell

it

is

hard to

know,

who

is

Dicser,and

who

Lazarsss.

It

is

but

a

fimple maide

that

weares

not

as

fine

litinen

as

her

mif

}reife:

and

that

man

is

as

no body,and

of

no

fafhinn,that

is

not

af-

bone

in

the

fafhion

as

his

mailler,

or,

(if

he

be

fofer

in

his

clothes) before

him

:

How

neare

doth

this

cone

to

the

cu+

rious

and vnmercifull

apparell

ofthis

rich

man

?

therfore it

is

not

curiofìriein

Miniflerstodealein

thefe matters

,

buta

neceifarie

and

charitable

labour in

them

to preffe them to

the

full

in

their

Sermons and exhortations:

for,

though

fine

garments

be

Gods

gifts,

and

the

riches

ofthe

earth

, Gods

good

nes

, yet

the abufe

of

thefe

to

all

proud

and vnfober

couerings;is our

fhame,

Our

apparell was giuen

vs

to

hide

our

nakednes

;

Gen.

3.21.

which nakednes

came

from our

fall

and iinne

:

and

fhall

we

glory

in

that,which

at

firfl

was,

and

to

this

day,is

the couer of

our

fhame:

Is

it

feemely that

a

theefe, faced

from

the gallowes,

fhould

be

proud

of

the

halter that fhould

haue

hanged him

:

or

if

this be

vnfeeme.

ly,

as

little

and ill

doth

it

become Chriflians to

bee

proud

of

that

,

that

fhould

as

much

humble

them ,

as

the halter

the

theefe

?

What

difference

then,

I

meane for

any

good or

found

matter

ofreioycing,betweene thy proud

clothes

and

his