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'The cpiflfe

'Dcdicatorie.

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comf<>rtablc aff.,rance

~er

erA,

~ucnin

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is

gre~rcfl

miCcric. The

fcconcl

doth tnr>rc

pe-

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culi.uly

rcfpc\.~

the

{imd,onof tnt mtnijlcrte ,

the ordtn:tnc mcancs of

artaining

rhc for–

mer happiner.<:.

·,·ttc

third

rdlorerh the morall Law to his truefcnfc and

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ea!1ing,

which

the

Icwil11 Teachers had fhame!ully pcruertcd, lr>asnow we may make fl rai:c

ficp s vmo our fccr c in rh c

W'.l)'

~f

1

~bcdicnc~.

T~1e

fotn-tbdiredcth

vs in th e

rigJJt 11:an-·

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ner ofdoi,ggocd tVorkc.o,

by

fpcC1a~l 111flance

111 thdc three,

<..Almu, Pr.9rr,

and

Faltmg, ,

wherein

the

Hypocri:icall P!ton(tes had fpent much lab<.'llf in vaine. The

ffih

prc- ,

fcribeth that

moderateure and deflrc

ofearthly ulungs, whtch cloth flocke vp

toueto"fmlfc,

I

the roore of a

!I

euill.

Thcjl.xth

rcforn,eth the

pr~Clifc

of

rafh

iudgemcnt,

for th e better1

cmdence

of

humtlme

111

om

!dues, and of l0o11e

vnt~

our brethren. T11c

fiaumth

pre- ,

f<.nbeth

m>nijlaurlf

difcrett~n,

111

the dtfpenlauon of the holy th111gs of God, for the ,

tnm kerpir.g

of thcrhtng• rhcmfdues, an.dthe

[aft

6eung

of the di(pen(ersthereof. The

I

eight

doth

notabl.J

tnwt~rage

VJbt>th by precept and

promtfe,r_o_th~

holyexerci(e of

pr.<ier

~nd

inv oeation.

The

ntnth

do

rh furmfh vsco the prac\Jfc ol

lfljltu

and

equitiein

our ci–

uill cotwcr(J<ion.

The

tenth

Joth d feClnally vrge

vs

vnto care of our (aluation, by

wa/· 1

king

in

thejlraitc

Wa]

oflife,

and

{hunmngthe broad

way

th>t ieadeth to

dtj/Y11&1ion.

The

t!euenth

dorl1forewarne vsof ialleTeachers , who be thc_maine (edncersout of the

w~y

oflife. ,

The

twelfth

and

la(!,

with the

conclufion~

doth knuvp all, per(wafling vs both by pro–

miCe

~f

hapft»t/fi

erernall, and of

fccumu,

mofi comfortable; as alfo vpon peril!

?f

vttcr

r~ttne

rrrecollerabk,wah

outward profcffiou 5o toynean!iverablc obc-<heOE:c,both mheart

and life.

Nowall and eucry one of rhcfe (Right Honourable) arc _of that importance in tbe

life ofa Chfiflian, rhat none ofrhcm can be negleCted of

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that wirh comfort and

fJfctic would liue godly in Cbri£lle!its. Forthc bener cuiden£c whereof, I mult re–

ferre your Honour, with the Chn(han Reader, to thts godly and learned Expofirion

enfi.ting ; wherein the reuercnt

<.Authcr,.ifbleffid mmtorte,

hath faithfully laboured

vpon found interpretation '?f the Text, to lay down_e wholefomc iofiructions for the

obedience of fanh. My pawes herem harh bcene ch1efiy rhts, as neere as I could out

of mine owne and others notes, to commend vnro the publike viewc, the Authors

faitbfulllabours in hisowne

mc~ning.

Oncly

I haue here and there vpon good occa–

fion( thoughpriuateJO myfclfe)

addedfom~references

in the margent vmo clafficall

Popifhwritci-s,forfuch opinionsas are herem charged vpon them. Mine inrerefi for

the publifhing of this worke,

1

hope I 01a!l approoue vnro any gainefayer. Now what–

foeuer itis,inallboundcn duue and fenuce, I humbly commend it vnro your Lord–

fhip,and vndc:ryour honourable pro_teClion, to the houiliold of faith. And becaufel

doubt not of your diligence in rhe fa1:hfulhnd frequent perufall of it, I will ntrne my

pemvafions towards you this way,.into prayerro t?e Alrnightic for you,that by the edi–

fying ofyour fauh,and other

grace~

of God herem;you may more and more abound

in the fruits ofrighteoufi1effc, inioymg here

m~1~h

true honour, with

l~ng

and happie

daies, in the peace ofour Syon, and

the

profperme of your farn1ly, and m the end eter-

nalllife through Icfus Cbrifi.

Maie,

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6

o 8. ·

~ur

Honours to commaund"-

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