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AND SMOKIKG FLAX. 1 g soul as a torrent or land-flood. This is .the case, especially, in bodily distempers, which, by reason of the sympathy between the soul and the body, work upon the soul so far that they hinder not only the spiritual, but often the natural acts. Hereupon St. J ames directs us in affliction to pray oursehres ; but in case of sickness, to " send for the elders," J arnes v. 14, that they may offer up the sick person to God in their prayers, being unable to present his own. God permitteth such a plea from the sharpness and bitterness of the grievance, as in the sixth Psalm; and in Psalm ciii. 14, " The Lord knoweth our frame, he remembereth that we are dust,'·' that our strength is not the strength of steel. It is a branch of his faithfulness unto us as his creatures; whence he is called a faithful Creator, 1 Peter iv. 19. " God is faithful, who will not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able,'1 1 Cor. x. 13. There were certain commandments which the Jews called hedges of the law : as to fence men off from cruelty, he commanded they should "not take the dam with the young, nor seethe the kid in the mother's milk," Ex. xxiii. 19. c 2