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Prie

/If,

types

of

Clri

f1

vice

he

bath

made

himfelfe and his

calling fo

contempti-

ble.

What

authority

can

an

Oracle

have

in

a

drunken

mans

mouth, which

cannot

but

ufe

tojpeo.ke

lend

things?

4.

How

cart fuch a

mans courfe

but wage

open

w

arre

with

holy

doctrine

?

He

muff

needs

(hake hands

with

as

bale and

wicked company,

as

a

countrey

yeelds

;

and

give

hie

hand

to

[corners.

Wine

is

a

mocker,

and

ac-

quaints

a

man

with

mockers

of

God,

and

of

all

good

things,

and all

good

men. He

mutt

needs be

an

enemy

to

all

that

are

not

of

his

owne

flraine

;

to

all

that

call

men

to

fobriety

and

temperate courtes,

and

(

corne

them

as

too

pure

and precife.

Hence

(hail

a

godly

carefull

prea-

cher

have

all

inch Miniflers

in

a

countrey

at

warre

with

him.

A man

being

once

warmed with

ftrong

drinke,

how

many

things breake from him

in his

fpeaches,

in

his

actions,

unfcemely, un

ávoury,

and difgracefull

to

his

profef

ion

?

Thete

things

being fo,

wee

cannot but

la-

ment

that

this

finne

is

fo

much

crept into

the

Miniflery;

even

in

all

parts

of

the

Chrifoan world.

Alas

that

the

flewards

of

Gods

houfe

fhould

fit

with drunk,

rds, and

drinke and

bee drunken,

Lul,e

1145

!

Drunkenneffe

was

wont ,o

fly

the

light, they

ufe

to

bee

drunke

in

the

night

;

and

fhould the

lights themfelves

be

drunkards or

affociats

with

them,

and

in

the

light?

i

f.

A

fecond Law

for

the

common

anions

of

the

Priefts

concerneth their

mariage.

God

loth

not

forbid

any Prieft

in

the old Teflament

mariage,

but

onely orders

it

For

the holy, modeft,

and grave cariage

of

it

in

this fort

.

of

men above

all

other.

And

therefore

the

Law

of

God

forbids

his

mariage

with

three forts

of

women, Levit.

2T,14.

T.

Hee mutt not mary

a widow,

left

r

.

Slice

might prove

with

childe,

and

bring

in a

ftrange

feed

into

the

Prieflhood,

provided

againft, verfe

r

g.

2.

Left

fet-

led

floutneffe,

or

evil(

dilpot

Lion

(hould

hinder her

fit

-

net

'e

for

him,

who

mull

not

be

difgraced

in

one

fo

neere

him.

a. Hee

mutt

not

mary

a

divorcedWoman,

that

bath

147

Prov.73.33

Hof.

7a.

2.

Minifiers mar-

rrge,

how or-

d.red.

Whom they

may

not

mary.