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tn the Soul

of

Man.

23

'· ·

yet,

conG.dering the will of God, and the

glory which was

to

redound to

him

fron1

thence, he vvas not only content,

but

de–

firous

to fuffer it.

. l\nother

infl:ance of his love

fl .

G d

1

.

d

1. l

.

His· conaant

to

o ,

vvas 11s

e.

tg)t

111

con-

devotion•

. verfing with him.

by

prayer;

which n1ade him frequently retire hin1-

felf fro1n the world,

anq

with the greatefl:

devotion and pleafure fpend

whol~

nights

injthat heavenly exercifc, though he had

no fins

to

confefs, and

but few

fecular

interefts to pray for;

w

hieh

alas! are

al–

mofl:

the orily things

thJt

are wont

to

drive us to our devotions.

Nay, we

may

fay his whole life was a kind of prayer,

a

confl:ant courfe of communion with

God;

if

the facrifice was not always of–

fering, yet was the fire

fEll

kept alive: nor

.vvas- ever

the

hleifed

J

eD.l s · furprifcd

with

that ·dulnefs or tepidity of

(oirit which

we

mufl: n1any

tirr:.es

wrd He

vvi

rh~

before we

. can be .fit for

the

exercife

of

devotion.

In

the

ficond

place,

I ihould

fjJeak

of

his love and charity towards

all

.

.

tnen.

But he

who would

ex:-

His

chanty

to

r.

.

ll.

r

"b

1

men.

pre1S

lt,

111

Ull

traOICrl

e

t

1C

hifl:ory

of

the

gofpel,

and

co1nn1ent

upon

it:

for fcarce any

thing is

recorded to have

been done

or fpoken

by

hi1n,

which was

.not