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in the Soul

of

M

m1.

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he neither underfiand

nor

defire' thofc

fpiritual

pleafures

which are

defcribed

and

/

fhadowed

forth

by

tben1;

and ·when· fuch

a perfon comes to believe that Chrifi has

purchafcd thofe glorious things for

hin1,

he

may

feel a kind

f>f

tendernefs and

af–

fection towards fo great a benefactor, and

in1agine

that

he

is

mightily

enamoured

with

hin1,

and

yet

all the while

continue

a {hanger to the holy

temper

and

fpirit of

the

bldfed

Jefus.

And

what hand the

natural

conHitution tn ay

have

in

th e

nlptu–

rous devotion of iome melancholy pcrfons,

hath been

excellently difcovered

oF

late

by

fcvcral

learned and

judicious pens.

tro

conclude: 1'berc ls nothing

prot>er

to

n1ake a n1an's

life

pleafant,

or

hin lfdf

eminent

and

con~)icuous

in -the world, but

this

natural

pnnciple,

affiftpd by

'w,ir

a1:

d

reafon,

rna

y

prornpt

him to

it.

f\nd though

I

do

not conden1n

thcfe

thinQ"s

in

thon-

~~

_felves;

yft

it

conce rns us

nearly to kno,w

and confider their nature, both that we

may

keep within due

bounds,

and alfo that

\Ve

may learn never to value ourfclves on

the

account of fuch attainments,

nor

by

th e fhefs of religion upon our natural ap-

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