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f

(brill

s

example

a

motive

to

bountie.

rimes,

and

not to

abufe

the

fweet

affeCtion

and

grace

of

pity

,

(it

is

an

affe6tion

in

all

:

but

it

is a

grace

in

them that

are

good)

becaufe

there

are

fo

many

wretched

people,

that

live

without God,

without

Church,without Common-wcalth,with-

out mariage, without baptifine, likebeai}s.

If

any

thing

bean

obje6t

of

pity,

certainly this

is

;

that

there

are

fo m my

that

carry

Gods

image

on

them,

that

are

Gods

creat

ures,

and

for

ought

we know

fuch as

Chrift

died

for,

that

they

fhould be ftffe-

red

to live irregular,

debautht,and

bafe lives,fcan-

dalous

to

the

Church

and State. And

without

que(l;ion,if

things

be

not

better

looked

unto, there

will

be

inflruments

of

much mifchiefe

by

Gods

juft

judgment

:

becaufe there be

good

lawes,

that

are

not

executed.

The belt

mercy

to

fuch,is

to

fee

them

fet on

worke

and to give

them correftion.

But

then

for

fuch

as

are

beginning the

world,

that

are Poore,

and

cannot

fet

up, and

thole that

have

the

Church

of

God

in

their families,

that

are rea-

dy

to

fall,

and

a

little

reliefe

would

keepe

them,

that

they fall not

into

inordinate courfes,it

is

mer-

cy

to

fet

them

up and

maintaine them

;

and;

alto

by

upholding

thole that

are

in

the

minifiery.

There

are

many wayes

in

the Church

and

State

:

A

wife

man

can

never

want

objehs

of

mercy

and

charity,

as

Chrift

faith,

The

Poore

you

Mall

have

al-

way

with

you:

but

(as

I laid)

we muff

labour

for

a

fpirit

of

wifdome,

to

doe

good

as we

fhould,

and

not

to

feed

Drones,

inflead

of

Bees.

The

Spirit of

God

is

frequent

in

preffing

this

point

:

but this argument

in

the

Teat,

it

may melt

any

75

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