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29

H

A

P.3.

An

Expofttvn

vlondhefeConG VE

ROL

6.

N,h.z.re

Vfe.

L'ha,deapod

Magician in

Cambria,

vs

ioyne hands and hearts

to

*

build

the

wanes

of Ierufa-

lcm,

that

we be

no

more

a

reproach.

But

rather,

I

prefurne, you

apprehend

Paul

to

meane

the

bleffing

of

peace.

That Saint

`Bernard thus

triplcth:

There

is

peace,

1

internali,

betwixt

Jod

and

the

confci.

ence;

betwixt

reïfified

reafon

and

appetite;

betwixt

affetis_

on,

and

afffeêlion

in

Gods

children.

i

External!, betwixt

a

man and

his

neighbour.

3

Eternall

in

the

Heauens,

where

is

the tnofl perfect

tranquillitie

of

order

:

where

wee

are fet

out

of touch,

or

reach euen

of

the Deuils

wrangling.

But peace

`Paul

tneanes

external!,

twixt

a

man and

his

neighbour.

That

1

fometimes, foundes treedome from

hoffilitie,

re(l:

from the

tumults

of

ware.

lud.

g.

vit.

a

Sometimes, ifnmunitie from

perfecutions.a,lfies

g. 31.

3

And

here, tranquillitie,

quiet

conuerfation

in

Chriflian

focietie,

free from

vaine

ianglings, vnbrotherly d;fcords

and dif enfions.

As

Mar.9.

so.

L~

alibi

paam.

I pray

God

once fettle

vs in

it

:

vnite our hearts

to

feare

him; to

loue,and

hue at peace one

with

another.

Thorough

the

great

mercy

of

the Lord

of

peace, we haue

beene long

free from the miferies

of

bloody

warres

:

the bleffing

Darid

prayed for

to

0

lerufalem,

wee baue enioyed

it

feemes

ad

naufeam

vfque:

till

now the people

are

ready

to

cry

ad

arma,

alarme. So long

kith

peace

beene

within

our

manes,

and

plemeoufne

e

within our

palaces. And

as

for

perfecution,

the name

is

fcarcely

heard arnongil vs,

fithence

Tempera

Mariana;

that now

wee

are

growne

touchie,

and

tender

of

reproach,

and

churle,

if

the

Lord

call

vs

to

finer

euen

rebuke

for

his

name.

Yet,

as

if

wee

were made

of

wrangling metall,

had

our

life,

as

Salaman-

ders

in

the

fire

ofcontention,fo

dote

we

about

que%lions,and

firife

of

words

in the

Church;

fo

eagerly

purfue we

petie({

rights reuengefullyprofecutetriflingc

(I

wrongs: that

we

fet Church

and

Common-

wealth

all in

a

combuftion.

He knew the hearts

and

temper

of

his

countrimen, the

Cembro-Britàrznur,

who

thus writes

of

them.That

they

are naturally propenfe

to

brawles,

fometimes

of

the

bloudieft.