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'The

mijflng

of time bringeth

mifery~

6etp

unfeafonable; whereas-were the heart quiet, the ,

jadgemen~

would be cleare too; ·to.

t'ee

what

were fir,and what unfit.

As it is in the

common Converfe

with men;

Co

itis

in thefe gre-at

actions~

to choofe the time

that G' odhath al1otted

to

every

ad:ion,and pur–

pofe. Ifthere

be

any carnall,worldly

,finfuU

di–

.fiempe-r in the heart, you

are

apt to mifie ofthe

'time; for every

p:affion

and dificmper

is

like

Paffionl1ke

:~

;drunkenneffe,it cafisa man aficep. Now,hethat

drunkcnr,etrc:.

obfcrves the times, mufi: watch and watch diJi,..

;gem1'y,and a man that is dificmpered,is not

fit

to

watch,

and to

obferve.

And therefore Chrift

faith

Luke z·I.

34·

Take heede that

your hearts

6e

Luke

l 1 ;

34 •

not overc!Jargedwithfurfeting arul drtmktnnelfo,.

ttnd the cttre.s of

this

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th~tt

day

come

~tpon

yotJ

at unawares :

As ifhe fhould fay, the reafon

:why

you milfe of the times, why that

great day.

comes upon youunawares,.whyyou do

not

that

•duty that you

ought

within

the

cori1paffe

of

·the time that Ocdhath appoimedit;it cornes.from.

hence,

f0me

excdfe in the ufe o! lawfullcom:–

.forts: So

you

have two caufes given there.

. Either,

when men

inebriate themfelues too

:much with the prefent comforts ofthis

world,

when

tlrey

exceed in them,

when

they take more

than theyought,though·the things-in

themfelue·s

be

lawfuli.

Or fecondly,they take

fo·much

earcforworld:–

·ly things,tnat

it

breeds

a

difremper in them;that

is,

it diffradstheirminds,for

by

that a

man

may-

l

Hovvto know

knowwhen

his

cares are

inordinate

when

they ·

.when.carcsare

j

' 'b d

anordmate.

ree e

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