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Br

azcn.

Serpent,

a

type

of

Chri-

3Z7

renentsm,

gtsod

per

venas

eat.

And

as

the

vaynes

and blood

runne

through

every

part

of

the

body,

fo

finne

through

every

part

of

the

man.

Secondly,

as

poyfon

never

refts

till it

come to the

heart,

and

there

ftrikes and

corrupts

the fountaine

of-life

:.

So

our finne

bath mortally woun-

ded

our

very hearts,

an

inflames

the

life

pa

ÿ

with

an

ine

foule.

Thirdly,as

poyfon

-

credible

thirft, having

overcome

natural

moyfture, and

eaten

up

the fpirits

:

fo

finne in

the

foule

workes

an

ut-

ter

defeat, and

dryes

up

all

waters

of

grace,

and

makes

the

firmer

infatiable in

drinking

up

iniquity

like

water.

Fourthly,

as

poyfon not prevented brings

fpeedy

and

'.

certaine

death,

but

not

wltoofon

of

tìnne uncocr9

and

in-

tolerable

torture

:

fo

the

poyfon

brings certaine and

eternal'

death,

attended with

bor-

row

of

confcience,

defperate feares,

and

torments

moll

exquifite. Thus mutt we labour

to

feele

the fling

ofour

fin

in

all

parts far

more mortal! then

the

molt

veneinous

ftings

ofmoft

direful!

Serpents.

S.

When this

people

felt

them

felvees

l

thofoad

they

come

to

Moles

for

counfel

.

depend

upon

the

Miniíter for

direttión

as

they upon

eihrofes.

Never

was

man

fenfible

of

this fling,but

he

would runne

to

the

Minifters:

efl.

2.37,

when they were

pricked

in

!their

hearts, theyfaid

to

Peter and

the

refl.,

Men

and

breth-

1

ren,avhat fhall

are doe?

e471.

16. 30,

the

podre

jaylor

be-

ing ftung

and

fenfible

of

his paine

came trembling

and

humbling himfelfe to

Paul

and Silas

prifoners,

fay

ing,

Sirs,

what moll

I

doe

to

bge/aved

?

A

confcience

truely

wounded

willfeeke

to God,

to

his

word

and

Minifters;

Ifor

it

know

es

that

God

owo

ndets

and

beautiful!

lo

he

feet

of

him

that

brings

good

g

an

Ihumbled

heart,

even

as

an

experienced

Phyfitian

to

a

1

ficke

party

,

who

elfe

were

Pure

to

be

loft, for want

of

meanes.

What

marveile

ifs

foule

truely

fenfible

of

his

Ifling

and

paine

can

runne

t

4

4

Miniftcrs ;

when

a

I

counterfeit

2.

Come for

coú-

fell,to fpirituall

phylitiaus.