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pure.

Loue,

I

coddle,-

is

much

talked of,

&

much

ciimended;but the

proucrbial complaint touch-

ing the lot

of

all

vertue,bell

fits

this

ofloue:

it

is

praifed

indeed, but

waxen cold:

aslfJachar,

fo

generally

Chri-

Ilians,

fee

a

Y

QoodnefJ"e

in

eafe.

ft

is

loue

enough, they

thinke,

to

will:

well to

the

Church;to

2

pray

for

the

peace,

and

building

vp

of

Ierufalem,though

they

moue nor one

l'tane

to raiic

the

walls

thereof

It

were well, this idle

loue were found amongfl people ottcly,and had

not

fpred

to force parr

of

the

Minifterie alto.

We mutt

remember

that the detcriptionof our

calling, by

the

toyle of

a

husbandman,

and of

b

Oxen

treading

out

the

corne,

and

fuch

like, were

not

refemblances peculiar

to

Apoftolicall

funaion,

but ought

to bee anfwered

in

our mduttric.

d

Simon,

faith our Sauiour,

Lomeli

thou

me

?feed

my

lbeepe:

they

loue

not Chrift, who being

Miniflers,

feede

more

themfelues

then their

fheepe.

What

fhould

I

fpeake

of

the tendernefte

and

delicacie

of the times,

inrefpeEl

of

the Crotte

:

They

are

Flea

-bi-

rings, in comparifun

to the

flings

ofScorpìons,

that

wee

are called

to fuffcrfor

righteoufnell:e;

if

wee

cafe

backe

our

eyes

to

former times

ofperfecurlon.

The

hope ofour

ecalïzng

íe

high;

the

glory

hyperbolically

f waightie,

and

euerlafling

;

the

ala55lions

light

and

momentary.

Hope

wee

profetretoraignc with Chrift;

yet

g

refufeto fuffer'

with him.

Non

fia6it,

non

crititud:

heehathnopromufe

for hope

to

rat

on, that

for

the hope

fake

of

heauen,

is

not patient in

tribulation.

VERS.

4.

Knowing,'Brethren

beloued,yoxr eleïlion

of

G

od.

Haller

that

(of

God)

be referred to belo-

ued,or to

eleEtion,the

Tex,: is

indifferét:

A

f

econd moriue to Pants thankfgiuing and

prayer

on

this

peoples

behalf,is here ipeci-

bed.

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