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01 the

Poverty

f

tbrifi.

Examples

have

a

very great force

in

moo

-

ving ,

efpecially

if

they

bee examples

of

great

perfons

,

and

thole that

love

us

,

and

we them,

and

that

are neare

us.

The

example

of

C

H R

I

S

T

it

is

the

example

of

a

great

perfon

,

and one

that

loves

us

, and

whom

wee

ought

to

love

againe,

therefore the Apoftle

propounds

that.

Hee

might

have

alledged

the

precept

of

CH

R

is

T:

there

are

many commands

that

C

i

s T

gives

of

bounty,

and

to

the

poore

; Bee

merciful/

as your

heavenly

Father

is

mercifall

;

and give

freely

looking

for

nothing

againe

and

the

padre

yee

fhall

have

alwayes

with

Yoe .

But

becaufe

example

hath

a

more

allureing

power

,

it

moves more

freely

:

precepts

have

a

more compelling;

force:

therefore herein bee followes the

ftreame

of

our

difpofition

, which rather

de-

fires

to bee

eafily

drawne

,

then

to

bee

forced

, and

prefl'ed

,

bee brings

not

the

pre

-

cept

but the

example

of C

H

R

I

S

T;

For

yore

know

the grace

o

f

our

L

O

R

D

II;

s

u

CHAT ST,

C.

The

poynts

confiderable in

the words

are,:

Fiat

of

all,

that

Cri

fl

was

rich,

5

Examples for-

cible,

Example

more

prevalent

then

precepts.

There

is

no queftion

to be

made

of

this

truth,

Chrift

was

rich,

becaufe hee

was the

fecond

A

a

3

Perfotn

Doll,

z

o

Chrift

uvas

rich.