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if!

the Soul o.f

Man;

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advice of '

his

countrymen and ' l<indred,

vvho would have had all ·ll.is great works

performed

in

the eyes of the world,

for

gaining

him

the greater fame.· But when

his charity had prompted him

to '

t:he

re–

lief of the rr1iferable,

his

hmnility made

l1im

many ti 11es

injoin

the conccaltnent of

the miracle; and when the glory

of

God,

and the dd'ign for which

he

came into the

world, required the publication

~f

therp,_

he afcribeth the honour of all to his

Fa–

ther, telling them,

that

of

himjej he was

ab/e to do nothing.

_

I

cannot

infitt

on all the in11ances

of

humility i'n his deportn1enr towards men

;

his withdrawing himfelf when they would

"

have made

him

a king, his fubjccrion not

only to

his

bldfed mother, but to her huf–

band, during his younger years; and his –

fubmiilion to all the indignities and

af–

fronts which his rude and malicious ene–

n1ies did put upon hin1.

The l!i11ory

of

his holy life, recorded by thofe who con–

v~.:rfed

with him, is full of fuch paffages

as

thtJe. ·

And indeed

the

ferious and at–

tentive fiudy of

it,

is

the bdl

way

to

get

right meafures

of

hu-mility, and all the

oth~r

pJns of

religion

w

hi

eh

I

have

bLcn

endeavouring

to detcribe•

.

C 3

..

·. But

...