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SerpentA

type

of

ar

on,

that

bath

drivcn,them

to

Gocle

and

to

his.veord

ate

fervants.

3.

Comming to

t

Nefes,

wherein,

do-

they

iniplcilt

them?what

queftions

move

they

to

him

?

Ntusk.

2

L.7,

Oh

their

faire

troubles

them

which

they, confcffe'

in

generall,

2e

have

finned

;anti in

part-itiilar,

tree

l

v

e:

ipakem

etgaivfl

the

,fiord

and againfi

thee

;

and.

them

pray

hirn.tm

hellae

them

in.

removing

the Serpents

:

So,

theu

being:

flung,

when

thou cornett

to Gods

/Ainifters

wilt

be

ccn

verfánt

in

fruitfull

and ediñable: qu.efiions;

thau.isufl

be.1

free

in

coitfeífion,of

filch finnes

as

are

the

1iketyc carafe

oFI

thy

trouble

;arid

intent and

bufiehow to

he

rid

of

the Ser-

pents,and the

fling

and poyfon

of

thy

füines.

Thou

will!

be

carefull

to

know

how,

to

get,

eafeof

heart,

and

quiet

-.j

neffe;ofconfcience

from

the

paine and

fling

of

time-,

See

the

converts 4E1.2:and,fothe

jaylor,

What AallI.doto,Fii

j

faxed.?

The

fault

of

many

when

they

.

have_meanes

oFcoun..

fell

and,cóForr

prefent

with

them,

to

waft

their

time

in

trifling

and curious

gtaeflions,

and

i.npertinent:toithe.

cureot

the

fling

of

the.

Serpent. Qtlettions,whiehi

are

like

Crafifhes

in

which

is

more picking

then

mean.

iOueftions

meerely-idle,

the,

refbludon

of

which

helps,

ithem

no

whit

to

eafe,or

to

heaven.

An

humllledhreare

will

not

fo lofe his

time, nor dwell

in toyes

and

untie-

1

ceftäries,

to thrufl

out

things more profitable,

A

wife2

heart

will

not

for

a

fhadow

forgoe

the fubflanct;

[nevi

will

be much in

that

quefl-ion

of

the

young

man,

Mr.

whavi

may.I

doe

to

inherit.eternail

life:

?

what

may.

Ii

de

-:.to

i

be faved

?

what

may

I.doae

to

be

rid

of

this

Serpent,

and

I

of

that;of

this,finne

and

of

that

?

I

tow_

may.i

doeto get

imaftery

of

my ccarruptions

?

In

going

to

Gods

Miniflers

let thy errand

bee

the

fame

with

the

Ifraelites in

their

going

to

Mofei;

how to

be

rid

of

the Serpents:

4,

Atofes_direas

them

to

the.brazen

Serpent

ex

for their

cure

;

for Mofes

hii

iÇelfe

connaot

heipethern.

Mofes

339

Cdnfe

ffe

fpécïal

linnes.

4

w?lolly

cut

of

thy felfe,

and

all creatures.