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Chrifis example

a

tnotüve to

bountie.

77

man

is

not

the

poorer for diferect mercy.

Iris

feed

(as

I

Paid

before)

a

poore

man

labours

to

have

his

feed

Towne, becaufe

it recurnes-olentifully.

Lec

us

be

fober

and

abate

ofour

fuperfluous expences:

pride

is

an

expender,

and

fuperfluous lufls;

let

us

cut

off from

them, that

we

may have

fomewhat

for

feed;

lec

us

labour

in

an

honeft

calling,that

we

may have

fomewhat to give.

oh,

is

is a blefl'ed

thing

to give

!

It

is

a

thing that

muff

be

gotten by

itfe,

our

foules mutt be

exercifed

to it,

and when

we have

gotten

ir,

learne

an

art

ofgiving,

we

muff

exercife faith

in

ir.

And when

we corne

to

dye,

it

will make

usdyewondrous

fweerly

:

for

when

a

man hath depended

by faith,

and

trauft

upon

Gods

promife,

that

He

that

gives

to

the paare, lends

to

the

Lord, and

other

like

promifes.

I

have

exercifed li-

berality,

and

now

I

come

to

give

up

my foule

to

God,

I

beleeve

that God

will make

good the

pro-

mifeoffï

"e

everlafting.

I

have beleeved his

other

promifes

before,

and

though

I

have

cart

my

feed

into the

ground

that

I

Paw

it

nor,

yet

I

have found

that God hath

bicffed me

the

better,

in

a

way

that

I know

nor3and

now I

depend upon

the

fame

gra-

cious

God,

in

the

promife

of

life everlafting. We

fhould

labour to

doe

this,

that

we

may

die

with

comfort.

What

is

it

that

troubles

many when

they come to

dye

e

Oh

they

have

not

wrought

out

their

f

1vatien

with

feare

and trembling,

they

have negle

±ed

this

duty,

and

that duty,

they have

bene careleffe

in

the

workes

of mercy, &c.

The

time will come

that

that

which

wee

have

given,

will comfort

us

more

then that

we

have;

we

(hall

alway

rt

makes corn

Portable

in

death.

Negligence

o

dunes, trou-

bles at

death