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of

the

Rich

Ingn,and

Lamm.

his

poore

halter

t

Adam

,

in

his

innocencie, though naked,

needed no

cower;

his

nakednes being then

fo full

of

gIori

ous

brightnes,or

as

the

Sunne

in

his

ftrength

:

our

appareil,

the braueli

we

rut

on,

would

haue

as

much obfcured

it, at

a

dance

cloud

no.

o.,

cloth

the

comfortable,

Sunne

:

but euer

fince

I'nne

intred

;

all

is

contrarie :and what

thould haue

beetle

our

glory

,

is

now

become

our flume. Therefore to

make

fo

much

ofour

fhame

,

and with

fo

great

neglec`l:

of

better

duties

to our neighbour and

the

poore,

fo

to

trimme

it,

what

is

it but

an int;

llerable and

cruel

I

vanitie

e

Againe,

who would glory

of

the

ragges that are

wrapped about

his

wounds

?

Our

attire,

what

cloth

it

but hide,

in

our bodies,

the

woundofou

f

Il

:

and

what

glorying

then

of

our

pou

deli

couer,

there

being no better matter

in

it

?

The world,

while

it

was

yong;

was

Pimple

and

plaine

;

now

in

the do*

tage

ofit,

it

is

clothed with

double,not

garments

only, but

hearts,

Prors.3

t.2

s.

Ourfathers

kept

fheepe,Gen.43.2.we,their

children,fcorne

to

were

the wooll

:

the garments that

God

made to fldam

and

to

his

wite,,ourfirli

parents,were

coates

ofskinnes.Gen®

3.2i.

Chri(is garment

was

plain,

and fimple

without

feame.Ioh.

t

9.2 3.and

many,whom

the

world

was

not

word

thy of,wandred

about in

theepe-

skinnes. Hebr.

t

r .3

7.that

is,in

leather coates,being

deliitute,affiieted,and

tormented:

which

I

fpeakenot,to bind

all,rich and

poore, to

one kind

ofapparell

without

difference

;

or

as

if

I

thought

that

rich

men might

not

put

on

more

rich attire then

other

men

:

but

iufily to reprove

by the

word

sand

by

filch

examples

of

holy men,all fond

affeetatioM

and lightnes

t

his

way.

Jacob

knew

his

fonnescoatefo

fo

one

as

his

ether

fonnes

letpbs

brethren,brcughtit

to

.

3

3

him.

Geri.; 7.3

.He knew

that

it

was

the

f,mc

coate

which

he

made to

his

fonne

lo.;ph.

The

coates

of

fantafiicall

men and

women

of

the

faf

rion,at

this

day,

cannot

be

knowne

to

be

coates

of

Gods making

:

for,

bring

them to

God,

and the

Poppets in

them

;

and

will

he

fey

T'hefe

are

my fonne

s

coates

:

or.

may

net

the

diuell

ra+

Cher

fay;

Thde

are

my fonnes

;

for

I,

made them

there-

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