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36

Th~

Lift

of

GOD

who really is fo.

Thofe unlimited fubmif–

fions, which would

debaf~

the foul

if

direCt–

ed to any other, will exalt and ennoble it

wher. -placed here. Thofe chain-s and cords

of love are infinitely more glorious than

liberty

irfctf;

this .flavery is more noble

than all the empires in the world.

Again, As Jivine love cloth advance and

The advan-

elevate the foul,

fo

it is rhat

tages of

di -

alfc) which can make it happy.

v ine

love.

The higheft and moft raviihing

pkafures, . the

n1o1t

folid and fubflantial

ddights,

that hu :11an nature

i's

capable of, '

are thofe

w

hieh arife from tht: endear–

nlents of a well-placed and fucccfsful af-

. fccrion.

~rhat

which imbitttTs love, and

n1akes

it ordinarily a very troublefome and ·

hurctul pailion, is, the placing i.t on thofe

·who ha\'e not worth cnnugh to detcrve it

or affeftion and gratitude, to requite ir, or

whofe abfence may deprive us of the plea–

Cure of their converfe, or their n1iferies occa–

fion our trouble. T'o all thefe evils are they

expofed, whofe chiefand

fuprcm~

affcccion

is placed on creatures like thcmfdyes; but

the love of God delivers us fron1

th~m

all.

FirH:, I fay, love muil: needs

b1

n1i1Cr-

Th

th

able,

and

full of

trouble and

.e

wor

1

the ob-

djfquietude, when there is not

jcct.

worth and excellep{y enough in

the