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in the Soul of M an.

21

that

je11t

him.

~his

,was the exercife of

his childhood,

an~ th~

confiant

His diligence

employn1ent of h1s nper age.

in

doing-

He fpared no travail or pains

God's

will.

while he \vas about his Father's bu!inefs,

· but took fuch infinite content and fatif–

fattion

in the performance of it,

that

when, being faint and weary with his

.journey, he rdl:ed hitnfelf on

Jacob'

s

well,

and intreated water of the

Samaritan

wo–

Jnan, the. fuccefs of his conference with

her, and the acceffion that was n1ade to

the kingdotn of God, filled his n1ind with

fuch delight, as feen1ed to have redounded

to his very body,

refreihing his fpirits,

and n1aking hin1 forget the thirfl: whereof

he complained before,

and refufe

the

meat \vhich

he

had fcnt his difciples

to

buy.

Nor was he lefs patient

.

.

d

fi

b

·m

.

r_

.er

h

H1s

pattence

an

U 1111

rVe

111

lUuertHg

t

.e

in bearing

it.

will

of God, than diligent in

doing of it. He endured the iharpeft af–

fliCtions and extremefl: n1iferies that ever

1

·

\vere infliCted on any mortal, without

a

repining

t~1ought,

or difcontented word.

For though

he

was far tron1 a fl:upid in–

fenfibili ty, or a phantafl:ick or fioical ·ob–

fiina\;y, and had as

quick

a fenfe of pain

as other men, and the deepefi apprehen–

fion

of what he was to fuffer

in his

foul,

(as