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·' · 'to.

j'lhe

~if!ingf!ftimehringeth

mifery.

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..

,

breed dill:ractions in the minde: as we fee in

Mttrtha,chrijlfound

notfault, becaufdhe was

carefull toprov1de;but bccaufe hercarewemfo

farrethatittroubled her, that 1he c ;mld not at–

tend uponfpirituall duties, there was the fault,

M

artha·s thMght.r were trouMed about

many

things:

when fuch difiempers grow on us, it

caufeth us to rniffe the time. If we would then

keepe ourtimes, ifwe would know the times al–

Ioted us take heed ofexceffe,take heed we affect

not too much out \VJrd comforts,that ourhearts

be not too much fet upon any outward bleffings

he

it

what

it

will be.

Take hecde againe, that we take not too

much care for any thing, that we rninde not

too intentively worldly bnfineffes, they will

caufe us to miffe our times. This is the fecond

.caufe.

6•(-ruf!.

Third

I

y

,to do.impertinent things,isthat which

~ ti:;~~t~hl!;:~ ,

·.caufeth men to rniffcthe time,

tha~

is allotted to

o

everypurpofe,& to every bufines. When aman

is

occupiedabout things that he ought not, he

'tnilfesdoing ofthofe buftndfes that he ought to

do(!. Therefore,

r·Cor

.7.the Apofile gives this

Worldly mat–

-ters imperti..

,nent in com–

parifonof

he.nen.

Rule;faith he,whatfoever you haveto do,ifyou

,

be tohuy,doeitJU

if

you

bought

not

;if

you be to

m~trry,

do it

tU

ifyoudidit

not:

And generally

uft

this world

a!

ifyeu

ufed

it

not:

That is,all theacti–

onsbelongingto this world, be not too much

occupied about fuch impertinentthings as they

be:Impertinentthingsto themaine bufinelfe,fot

whichyoucameintotheworld:For

Iwonldf;ave

you