HOMILY ON THE MISERY OF MANKIND

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<bkdv3 n="525"><f t="rl">A SERMON OF THE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="526">misery of all mankinde, and of his condemnation
<bkdv3 n="527"><f t="i">to death euerlasting, by his owne sinne. <f t="r">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-1"><bkdv3 n="528"><f t="bk">T<f t="bl">HE Holy Ghost, in writing the holy
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-2"><bkdv3 n="529">Scripture, is in nothing more diligent
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-3"><bkdv3 n="530">then to pull downe mans vaine glory
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-4"><bkdv3 n="531">and pride, which of all vices is most vni{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-5"><bkdv3 n="532">uersally grafted in all mankinde, euen
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-6"><bkdv3 n="533">from the first infection of our first father
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-7"><bkdv3 n="534">Adam. And therefore wee reade in many
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-8"><bkdv3 n="535">places of Scripture, many notable les{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-9"><bkdv3 n="536">sons against this old rooted vice, to teach
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-10"><bkdv3 n="537">vs the most commendable vertue of hu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-11"><bkdv3 n="538">mility, how to know our selues, and to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-12"><bkdv3 n="539">remember what wee bee of our selues.
<ttdv4 n="I.2:1;13><bkdv3 n="540">In the booke of <f t="r"><cit work="Genesis>Genesis</cit><f t="bl">, Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="541"><cit work="OT. Genesis 3.19"><f t="i">Gen. <f t="r">3.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-14"><bkdv3 n="542"><f t="bl">giueth vs all a title and name in our great grandfather <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name><f t="bl">, which
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-15"><bkdv3 n="543">ought to warne vs all to consider what wee bee, whereof wee bee, from
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-16"><bkdv3 n="544">whence we came, and whither we shall, saying thus, In the sweat of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-17"><bkdv3 n="545">thy face shalt thou eat thy bread, till thou bee turned againe into the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-18"><bkdv3 n="546">ground, for out of it wast thou taken, in as much as thou art dust, into
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-19"><bkdv3 n="547">dust shalt thou be turned againe. Heere (as it were in a glasse) wee may
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-20"><bkdv3 n="548">learne to know our selues to be but ground, earth, and ashes, and that
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-21"><bkdv3 n="549">to earth and ashes we shall returne.
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<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-22"><bkdv3 n="550">Also, the holy Patriarch <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl"> did well remember this name and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-23"><bkdv3 n="551">title, dust, earth, and ashes, appointed and assigned by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to all man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-24"><bkdv3 n="552">kinde: and therefore he calleth himselfe by that name, when hee maketh
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-25"><bkdv3 n="553">his earnest prayer for <f t="r"><name t="pl">Sodome</name><f t="bl"> |&| <f t="r"><name t="pl">Gomorre</name><f t="bl">. And wee read that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudith</name>, <f t="i"><name t="ps">Esther</name><f t="bl">,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="554"><cit work="Apocrypha. Judith 4.10-11 and 9.1"><f t="i">Iud. <f t="r">4 |&| 9.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="555"><cit work="OT. Job 42.6"><f t="i">Iob. <f t="r">13.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="556"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 6.26 and 25.34"><f t="i">Iere. <f t="r">6 |&| 15</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-26"><bkdv3 n="557"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl">, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremy</name><f t="bl">, with other holy men and women in the old Testament, did
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-27"><bkdv3 n="558">vse sackcloth, and to cast dust and ashes vpon their heads, when they be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-28"><bkdv3 n="559">wayled their sinfull liuing. They called and cried to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for helpe
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-29"><bkdv3 n="560">and mercy, with such a ceremony of sackcloth, dust, and ashes, that there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-30"><bkdv3 n="561">by they might declare to the whole world, what an humble and lowly e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-31"><bkdv3 n="562">stimation they had of themselues, and how well they remembred their

<bkdv3 n="563"><fw t="catch">name</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="564"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">8</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The first part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-32"><bkdv3 n="565">name and title aforesayd, their vile corrupt fraile nature, dust, earth,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="566"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 7.1"><f t="i">Sapi. <f t="r">7.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-33"><bkdv3 n="567"><f t="bl">and ashes. The booke of Wisedome also willing to pull downe our proud
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-34"><bkdv3 n="568">stomaches, moueth vs diligently to remember our mortall and earthly
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-35"><bkdv3 n="569">generation, which we haue all of him that was first made: and that all
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-36"><bkdv3 n="570">men, aswell kings as subiects, come into this world, and goe out of the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-37"><bkdv3 n="571">same in like sort: that is, as of our selues full miserable, as wee may
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-38"><bkdv3 n="572">dayly see. And Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> commanded his Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name><f t="bl"> to make
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-39"><bkdv3 n="573">a Proclamation, and crie to the whole world: and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name><f t="bl"> asking, what

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="574"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 40.6-7"><f t="i">Esay <f t="r">40.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-40"><bkdv3 n="575"><f t="bl">shall I crie? The Lord answered, Crie, that all flesh is grasse, and that
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-41"><bkdv3 n="576">all the glory thereof, is but as the flowre of the field, when the grasse is
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-42"><bkdv3 n="577">withered, the flowre falleth away, when the winde of the Lord bloweth
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-43"><bkdv3 n="578">vpon it. The people surely is grasse, the which drieth vp, and the flowre
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-44"><bkdv3 n="579">fadeth away. And the holy man <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl">, hauing in himselfe great expe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-45"><bkdv3 n="580">rience of the miserable and sinfull estate of man, doeth open the same to

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="581"><cit work="OT. Job 14.1-4"><f t="i">Iob. <f t="r">14.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-46"><bkdv3 n="582"><f t="bl">the world in these words; Man (sayth he) that is borne of a woman,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-47"><bkdv3 n="583">liuing but a short time, is full of manifold miseries, hee springeth vp like
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-48"><bkdv3 n="584">a flowre, and fadeth againe, vanisheth away as it were a shadow, and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-49"><bkdv3 n="585">neuer continueth in one state. And doest thou iudge it meet (O Lord) to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-50"><bkdv3 n="586">open thine eyes vpon such a one, and to bring him to iudgement with
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-51"><bkdv3 n="587">thee? Who can make him cleane, that is conceiued of an vncleane seede,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-52"><bkdv3 n="588">and all men of their euilnesse, and naturall pronenesse, be so vniuersally
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-53"><bkdv3 n="589">giuen to sinne, that (as the Scripture sayth) <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> repented that euer
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-54"><bkdv3 n="590">he made man. And by sin his indignation was so much prouoked against

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="591"><cit work="OT. Genesis 6.6, 7.11-24"><f t="i">Gen. <f t="r">9</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-55"><bkdv3 n="592"><f t="bl">the world, that he drowned all the world with <f t="r"><name t="ps">Noes</name><f t="bl"> floud (except
<f t="r"><name t="ps">Noe</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-56"><bkdv3 n="593">himselfe, and his little houshold.) It is not without great cause, that the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-57"><bkdv3 n="594">Scripture of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth so many times call all men heere in this

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="595"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 22.29"><f t="i">Iere. <f t="r">22.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-58"><bkdv3 n="596"><f t="bl">world by this word, earth, O thou earth, earth, earth, sayth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremy</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-59"><bkdv3 n="597">heare the word of the Lord. This our right name, calling, and title, earth,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-60"><bkdv3 n="598">earth, earth, pronounced by the Prophet, sheweth what wee bee indeed,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-61"><bkdv3 n="599">by whatsoeuer other stile, title, or dignity, men doe call vs. Thus hee
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-62"><bkdv3 n="600">plainely named vs, who knoweth best, both what we be, and what wee
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-63"><bkdv3 n="601">ought of right to be called. And thus hee setteth vs foorth, speaking by
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-64"><bkdv3 n="602">his faithfull Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, All men, Iewes and Gentiles, are vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-65"><bkdv3 n="603">der sinne, there is none righteous, no not one: there is none that vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-66"><bkdv3 n="604">standeth, there is none that seeketh after <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, they are all gone out
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-67"><bkdv3 n="605">of the way, they are all vnprofitable, there is none that doeth good, no not
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-68"><bkdv3 n="606">one: their throat is an open sepulchre, with their tongues they haue vsed
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-69"><bkdv3 n="607">craft and deceit, the poyson of serpents is vnder their lippes, their mouth
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-70"><bkdv3 n="608">is full of curling and bitternesse, their feet are swift to shed blood, destru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-71"><bkdv3 n="609">ction and wretchednesse are in their wayes, and the way of peace haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-72"><bkdv3 n="610">they not knowen: there is no feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> before their eyes. And in

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="611"><cit work="NT. Romans 11.32"><f t="i">Rom. <f t="r">11.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-73"><bkdv3 n="612"><f t="bl">another place, Saint <f t="i"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> writeth thus, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath wrapped all nati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-74"><bkdv3 n="613">ons in vnbeleefe, that hee might haue mercy on all. The Scripture

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="614"><cit work="NT. Galatians 3.22"><f t="i">Gal. <f t="r">3.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-75"><bkdv3 n="615"><f t="bl">shutteth vp all vnder sinne, that the promise by the fayth of <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="616"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.3"><f t="i">Eph. <f t="r">2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-76"><bkdv3 n="617"><f t="bl">should bee giuen vnto them that beleeue. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> in many places
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-77"><bkdv3 n="618">painteth vs out in our colours, calling vs the children of the wrath of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-78"><bkdv3 n="619"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when wee bee borne: saying also that wee cannot thinke a good

<bkdv3 n="620"><fw t="catch">thought</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="621"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the misery of Man.</fw><fw t="pag">9</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-79"><bkdv3 n="622">thought of our selues, much lesse can we say well, or do well of our selues.
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-80"><bkdv3 n="623">And the Wise man sayth in the booke of Prouerbes, The iust man falleth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="624"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 24.16"><f t="i">Prou. <f t="r">24.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-81"><bkdv3 n="625"><f t="bl">seuen times a day. The most tried and approoued man <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl">, feared all
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-82"><bkdv3 n="626">his workes. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> the Baptist being sanctified in his mothers

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="627"><cit work="NT. Luke 1.15, 76"><f t="i">Luke <f t="r">1.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-83"><bkdv3 n="628"><f t="bl">wombe, and praised before he was borne, being called an Angel, and great
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-84"><bkdv3 n="629">before the Lord, filled euen from his birth with the holy Ghost, the pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-85"><bkdv3 n="630">parer of the way for our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and commended of our Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-86"><bkdv3 n="631">our <name t="ps">Christ</name> to bee more then a Prophet, and the greatest that euer was
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-87"><bkdv3 n="632">borne of a woman: yet he plainely granteth, that he had need to bee wa{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="633"><cit work="NT. Matthew 3.11, 14"><f t="i">Matth. <f t="r">3.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-88"><bkdv3 n="634"><f t="bl">shed of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, he worthily extolleth and glorifieth his Lord and master
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-89"><bkdv3 n="635"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, and humbleth himselfe as vnworthy to vnbuckle his shoes, and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-90"><bkdv3 n="636">giueth all honour and glory to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. So doth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> both oft
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-91"><bkdv3 n="637">and euidently confesse himselfe, that he was of himselfe, euer giuing (as
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-92"><bkdv3 n="638">a most faithfull seruant) all prayse to his master and Sauiour. So doth
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-93"><bkdv3 n="639">blessed Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> the Euangelist, in the name of himselfe, and of all other

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="640"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.8-10 and 2"><f t="r">1. <f t="i">Iohn <f t="r">1. |&| 2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-94"><bkdv3 n="641"><f t="bl">holy men (bee they neuer so iust) make this open confession: If wee say
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-95"><bkdv3 n="642">wee haue no sinne, wee deceiue our selues, and the trueth is not in vs:
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-96"><bkdv3 n="643">If we acknowledge our sinnes, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is faithfull and iust to forgiue our
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-97"><bkdv3 n="644">sinnes and to cleanse vs from all vnrighteousness: If wee say we haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-98"><bkdv3 n="645">not sinned, we make him a lyer, and his word is not in vs. Wherefore, the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-99"><bkdv3 n="646">wise man in the booke called Ecclesiastes, maketh this true and generall

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="647"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 7.20"><f t="i">Eccles. <f t="r">7.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-100"><bkdv3 n="648"><f t="bl">confession, There is not one iust man vpon the earth that doeth good, and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-101"><bkdv3 n="649">sinneth not. And Dauid is ashamed of his sin, but not to confesse his sin.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="650"><cit work="OT. Psalms 51"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">51.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-102"><bkdv3 n="651"><f t="bl">How oft, how earnestly, and lamentably doth hee desire <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> great
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-103"><bkdv3 n="652">mercy for his great offences, and that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> should not enter into iudge{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-104"><bkdv3 n="653">ment with him? And againe, how well weigheth this holy man his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="654"><cit work="OT. Psalms 143.2"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">113.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-105"><bkdv3 n="655"><f t="bl">sinnes, when hee confesseth that they be so many in number, and so hid,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-106"><bkdv3 n="656">and hard to vnderstand, that it is in a maner vnpossible to know, vtter,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-107"><bkdv3 n="657">or number them? Wherefore, hee hauing a true, earnest, and deepe con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-108"><bkdv3 n="658">templation and consideration of his sinnes, and yet not comming to the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="659"><cit work="OT. Psalms 19.12, 40.12"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">19.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-109"><bkdv3 n="660"><f t="bl">bottome of them, he maketh supplication to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to forgiue him his
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-110"><bkdv3 n="661">priuy, secret, hid sinnes: to the knowledge of which we cannot attaine
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-111"><bkdv3 n="662">vnto. Hee weigheth rightly his sins from the originall roote and spring
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-112"><bkdv3 n="663">head, perceiuing inclinations, prouocations, stirrings, stingings, buds,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-113"><bkdv3 n="664">branches, dregges, infections, tastes, feelings, and sents of them to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-114"><bkdv3 n="665">continue in him still. Wherefore hee sayth, Marke, and behold, I was
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-115"><bkdv3 n="666">conceiued in sinnes: Hee sayth not sinne, but in the plurall number,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="667"><cit work="OT. Psalms 51.5"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">51.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-116"><bkdv3 n="668"><f t="bl">sins, for as much as out of one (as a fountaine) springeth all the rest.
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-117"><bkdv3 n="669">Our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> sayth, There is none good, but <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: and that

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="670"><cit work="NT. Mark 10.18"><f t="i">Marke <f t="r">10.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="671"><cit work="NT. Luke 18.19"><f t="i">Luke <f t="r">18.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="672"><cit work="NT. John 15.5, 14.6"><f t="i">Iohn <f t="r">15.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="673"><cit work="NT. Luke 17.10"><f t="i">Luke <f t="r">17.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-118"><bkdv3 n="674"><f t="bl">we can doe nothing that is good without him, nor no man can come to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-119"><bkdv3 n="675">the father but by him. Hee commandeth vs also to say, that wee be vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-120"><bkdv3 n="676">profitable seruants, when wee haue done all that wee can doe. Hee pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-121"><bkdv3 n="677">ferreth the penitent Publicane, before the proude, holy, and glorious

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="678"><cit work="NT. Luke 18.14"><f t="i">Luke <f t="r">18.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-122"><bkdv3 n="679"><f t="bl">Pharisee. Hee calleth himselfe a Physition, but not to them that bee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="680"><cit work="NT. Matthew 9.12"><f t="i">Matth. <f t="r">9.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-123"><bkdv3 n="681"><f t="bl">whole, but to them that bee sicke, and haue neede of his salue for their
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-124"><bkdv3 n="682">sore. Hee teacheth vs in our prayers, to reknowledge our selues sin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-125"><bkdv3 n="683">ners, and to aske righteousnesse and deliuerance from all euils, at our

<bkdv3 n="684"><fw t="catch">hea</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="10" sig="A5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="685"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">10</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-126"><bkdv3 n="686">heauenly Fathers hand. He declareth that the sinnes of our owne hearts,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="687"><cit work="NT. Matthew 12.36"><f t="i">Matth. <f t="r">12.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-127"><bkdv3 n="688"><f t="bl">doe defile our owne selues. Hee teacheth that an euill word or thought
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-128"><bkdv3 n="689">deserueth condemnation, affirming that wee shall giue account for euery

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="690"><cit work="NT. Matthew 15.24"><f t="i">Matth. <f t="r">15.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-129"><bkdv3 n="691"><f t="bl">idle word. He saith, He came not to saue, but the sheepe that were vtter{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-130"><bkdv3 n="692">ly lost, and cast away. Therefore few of the proude, iust, learned, wise,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-131"><bkdv3 n="693">perfect, and holy Pharisees, were saued by him, because they iustified
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-132"><bkdv3 n="694">themselues by their counterfeite holynesse before men. Wherefore (good
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-133"><bkdv3 n="695">people) let vs beware of such hypocrisie, vaine glory, and iustifying of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.1-134"><bkdv3 n="696">ourselues.

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="697">{P} <f t="r">The second part of the Sermon of the
<bkdv3 n="698"><f t="i">miserie of man. <f t="r">
</heading>

<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-135"><bkdv3 n="699"><f t="bk">F<f t="bl">Orasmuch as the true knowledge of our selues is very
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-136"><bkdv3 n="700">necessary, to come to the right knowledge of God, yee
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-137"><bkdv3 n="701">haue heard in the last reading, how humbly all godly men
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-138"><bkdv3 n="702">alwaies haue thought of themselues, and so to thinke and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-139"><bkdv3 n="703">iudge of themselues, are taught of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> their Creator,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-140"><bkdv3 n="704">by his holy word. For of our selues wee bee crabtrees,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-141"><bkdv3 n="705">that can bring foorth no apples. We be of our selues of such earth, as can
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-142"><bkdv3 n="706">bring foorth but weedes, netles, brambles, briers, cockle, and darnel.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="707"><cit work="NT. Galatians 5.19-23"><f t="i">Gal. <f t="r">5.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-143"><bkdv3 n="708"><f t="bl">Our fruits be declared in the fifth chapter to the Galathians. We haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-144"><bkdv3 n="709">neither fayth, charitie, hope, patience, chastitie, nor any thing else that
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-145"><bkdv3 n="710">good is, but of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore these vertues bee called there, the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-146"><bkdv3 n="711">fruits of the holy ghost, and not the fruits of man. Let vs therefore ac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-147"><bkdv3 n="712">knowledge our selues before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (as wee bee indeede) miserable and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-148"><bkdv3 n="713">wretched sinners. And let vs earnestly repent, and humble our selues
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-149"><bkdv3 n="714">heartily, and cry to God for mercy. Let vs all confesse with mouth and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-150"><bkdv3 n="715">heart, that we be full of imperfections: Let vs know our owne workes,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-151"><bkdv3 n="716">of what imperfection they be, and then wee shall not stand foolishly and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-152"><bkdv3 n="717">arrogantly in our owne conceits, nor challenge any part of iustificati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-153"><bkdv3 n="718">on by our merites or workes. For truely there be imperfections in our
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-154"><bkdv3 n="719">best workes: wee doe not loue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so much as wee are bound to doe,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-155"><bkdv3 n="720">with all our heart, minde, and power: we doe not feare <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so much
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-156"><bkdv3 n="721">as wee ought to doe: we doe not pray to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but with great and ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-157"><bkdv3 n="722">ny imperfections: we giue, forgiue, beleeue, liue, and hope vnperfect{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-158"><bkdv3 n="723">ly: we speake, thinke, and doe imperfectly: we fight against the deuill,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-159"><bkdv3 n="724">the world, and the flesh imperfectly: Let vs therefore not be ashamed to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-160"><bkdv3 n="725">confesse plainely our state of imperfection: yea, let vs not bee ashamed
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-161"><bkdv3 n="726">to confesse imperfection, euen in all our best workes. Let none of vs be

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="727"><cit work="NT. Luke 5.8"><f t="i">Luke <f t="r">5.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-162"><bkdv3 n="728"><f t="bl">ashamed to say with holy Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">, I am a sinfull man. Let vs say

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="729"><cit work="OT. Psalms 106.6"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">106.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-163"><bkdv3 n="730"><f t="bl">with the holy Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, We haue sinned with our fathers, we haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-164"><bkdv3 n="731">done amisse and dealt wickedly, Let vs all make open confession with the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-165"><bkdv3 n="732">prodigall sonne to our father, and say with him, We haue sinned against

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="733"><cit work="NT. Luke 15.18"><f t="i">Luke <f t="r">15.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-166"><bkdv3 n="734">heauen, and before thee (O Father) wee are not worthy to be called thy

<bkdv3 n="735"><fw t="catch">sonnes</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="736"><fw t="header"><f t="r">of the miserie of Man.</fw><fw t="pag">11</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-167"><bkdv3 n="737">sonnes. Let vs all say with holy <f t="r"><name t="ps">Baruch</name><f t="bl">, O Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to vs is wor{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="738"><cit work="Apocrypha. Baruch 2.6, 12"><f t="i">Baruch. <f t="r">2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-168"><bkdv3 n="739">thily ascribed shame and confusion, and to thee righteousnesse: Wee haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-169"><bkdv3 n="740">sinned, wee haue done wickedly, wee haue behaued our selues vngodly in
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-170"><bkdv3 n="741">all thy righteousnes. Let vs all say with the holy Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Daniel</name><f t="bl">, O Lord,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="742"><cit work="OT. Daniel 9.7, 5"><f t="i">Dan. <f t="r">9.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-171"><bkdv3 n="743"><f t="bl">righteousnesse belongeth to thee, vnto vs belongeth confusion. Wee haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-172"><bkdv3 n="744">sinned, wee haue beene naughtie, wee haue offended, wee haue fled from
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-173"><bkdv3 n="745">thee, wee haue gone backe from all thy precepts and iudgements. So we
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-174"><bkdv3 n="746">learne of all good men in holy Scriptures, to humble our selues, and to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-175"><bkdv3 n="747">exalt, extoll, praise, magnifie, and glorifie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-176"><bkdv3 n="748">Thus we haue heard how euill we be of our selues, how of our selues,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-177"><bkdv3 n="749">and by our selues, we haue no goodnes, helpe nor saluation, but contrari{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-178"><bkdv3 n="750">wise, sinne, damnation, and death euerlasting: which if we deeply weigh
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-179"><bkdv3 n="751">and consider, we shall the better vnderstand the great mercie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-180"><bkdv3 n="752">and how our saluation commeth onely by <name t="ps">Christ</name>. For in our selues (as of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="753"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 3.5"><f t="r">2. <f t="i">Cor. <f t="r">3.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-181"><bkdv3 n="754"><f t="bl">our selues) we find nothing, whereby we may be deliuered from this mi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-182"><bkdv3 n="755">serable captiuitie, into the which we were cast, through the enuie of the
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-183"><bkdv3 n="756">deuill, by breaking of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandement, in our first parent <f t="r"><name t="ps">Adam</name><f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-184"><bkdv3 n="757">We are all become vncleane, but we all are not able to cleanse our selues,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="758"><cit work="OT. Psalms 51.1-10"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">50.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-185"><bkdv3 n="759"><f t="bl">nor to make one another of vs cleane. Wee are by nature the children of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-186"><bkdv3 n="760"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wrath, but we are not able to make our selues the children

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="761"><bibl>: NT: Ephesians 2.3><f t="i">Ephes. <f t="r">2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-187"><bkdv3 n="762"><f t="bl">and inheritours of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glorie. Wee are sheepe that runne astray,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="763"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.25"><f t="r">1. <f t="i">Pet. <f t="r">2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-188"><bkdv3 n="764"><f t="bl">but we can not of our owne power come againe to the sheepfold, so great
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-189"><bkdv3 n="765">is our imperfection and weakenes. In our selues therefore may we not
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-190"><bkdv3 n="766">glorie, which (of our selues) are nothing but sinfull: neither may we re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-191"><bkdv3 n="767">ioyce in any <app>woiks <rdg resp="IL">works</rdg></app> that we do, which all be so vnperfect and vnpure, that
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-192"><bkdv3 n="768">they are not able to stand before the righteous iudgement seat of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-193"><bkdv3 n="769">as the holy Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> saith, Enter not into iudgement with thy

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="770"><cit work="OT. Psalms 143.2"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">143.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-194"><bkdv3 n="771"><f t="bl">seruant (O Lord:) for no man that liueth shall be found righteous in thy
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-195"><bkdv3 n="772">sight. To God therefore must we flee, or else shall we neuer finde peace, rest
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-196"><bkdv3 n="773">and quietnes of conscience in our hearts. For he is the Father of mercies,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="774"><bibl>: NT: 2 Corinthians 1.3><f t="r">2. <f t="i">Cor. <f t="r">1.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-197"><bkdv3 n="775"><f t="bl">and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of all consolation. Hee is the Lord, with whom is plenteous

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="776"><cit work="OT. Psalms 130.7"><f t="i">Psal. <f t="r">130.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-198"><bkdv3 n="777"><f t="bl">redemption: Hee is the <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> which of his owne mercie saueth vs, and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-199"><bkdv3 n="778">setteth out his charitie and exceeding loue towards vs, in that of his
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-200"><bkdv3 n="779">owne voluntarie goodnes, when we were perished, he saued vs, and pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-201"><bkdv3 n="780">uided an euerlasting Kingdome for vs. And all these heauenly treasures
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-202"><bkdv3 n="781">are giuen vs, not for our owne deserts, merits, or good deeds, (which of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-203"><bkdv3 n="782">our selues we haue none) but of his meere mercy freely. And for whose
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-204"><bkdv3 n="783">sake? Truely for <name t="ps">Iesus Christes</name> sake, that pure and vndefiled lamb of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-205"><bkdv3 n="784"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. He is that dearely beloued Sonne, for whose sake <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is ful{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-206"><bkdv3 n="785">ly pacified, satisfied, and set at one with man. He is the Lambe of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="786"><cit work="NT. John 1.29"><f t="i">Iohn <f t="r">1.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-207"><bkdv3 n="787"><f t="bl">which taketh away the sinnes of the world, of whome onely it may be
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-208"><bkdv3 n="788">truely spoken, that he did all things well, and in his mouth was found no

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="789"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.22"><f t="r">1. <f t="i">Pet. <f t="r">2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-209"><bkdv3 n="790"><f t="bl">craft nor subtiltie. None but he alone may say, The prince of the world
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-210"><bkdv3 n="791">came, and in mee he hath nothing. And he alone may also say, Which of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="792"><cit work="NT. John 14.30"><f t="i">Iohn. <f t="r"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-211"><bkdv3 n="793"><f t="bl">you shall reprooue me of any fault? He is the high and euerlasting Priest,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="794"><cit work="NT. John 8.46"><f t="i">Iohn <f t="r">8.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-212"><bkdv3 n="795"><f t="bl">which hath offered himselfe once for all vpon the altar of the crosse, and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="796"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 7.27 and 10.14"><f t="i">Heb <f t="r">7</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-213"><bkdv3 n="797"><f t="bl">with that one oblation hath made perfect for euermore them that are

<bkdv3 n="798"><fw t="catch">sancti{\-}</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="799"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">12</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The II. part of the Sermon |&|c.</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="8214"><cit work="NT. 1 John 1.7"><f t="r">1. <f t="i">Iohn. <f t="r">2.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-215"><bkdv3 n="801"><f t="bl">sanctified. He is the alone mediatour betweene <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man, which
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-216"><bkdv3 n="802">paid our ransome to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> with his owne blood, and with that hath he
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-217"><bkdv3 n="803">cleansed vs all from sinne. Hee is the Phisition which healeth all our dis{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="804"><cit work="NT. Matthew 1.21"><f t="i">Matt. <f t="r">1.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-218"><bkdv3 n="805"><f t="bl">eases. He is that Sauiour which saueth his people from all their sinnes:
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-219"><bkdv3 n="806">To be short, he is that flowing and most plenteous fountaine, of whose
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-220"><bkdv3 n="807">fulnesse all wee haue receiued. For in him alone are all the treasures of
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-221"><bkdv3 n="808">the wisedom and knowledge of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hidden. And in him, and by him,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-222"><bkdv3 n="809">haue wee from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father all good things, pertaining either to
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-223"><bkdv3 n="810">the body or to the soule. O how much are we bound to this our heauenly
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-224"><bkdv3 n="811">Father for his great mercies, which he hath so plenteously declared vnto
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-225"><bkdv3 n="812">vs in <name t="ps">Christ Iesu</name> our Lord and Sauiour! What thanks worthie and
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-226"><bkdv3 n="813">sufficient can we giue to him? Let vs all with one accord burst out with
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-227"><bkdv3 n="814">ioyfull voyce, euer praising and magnifying this LORD of mercie, for
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-228"><bkdv3 n="815">his tender kindnes shewed vnto vs in his dearly beloued Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-229"><bkdv3 n="816"><name t="ps">Christ</name> our Lord.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-230"><bkdv3 n="817">Hitherto haue we heard what we are of our selues: very sinfull, wret{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-231"><bkdv3 n="818">ched, and damnable. Againe, wee haue heard how that of our selues,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-232"><bkdv3 n="819">and by our selues, wee are not able either to thinke a good thought, or
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-233"><bkdv3 n="820">worke a good deed, so that wee can finde in our selues no hope of saluati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-234"><bkdv3 n="821">on, but rather whatsoeuer maketh vnto our destruction. Again, we haue
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-235"><bkdv3 n="822">heard the tender kindnesse and great mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father to{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-236"><bkdv3 n="823">wards vs, and how beneficiall he is to vs for <name t="ps">Christs</name> sake, without our
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-237"><bkdv3 n="824">merits or deserts, euen of his owne meere mercy |&| tender goodnes. Now,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-238"><bkdv3 n="825">how these exceeding great mercies of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, set abroad in <name t="ps">Christ Iesu</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-239"><bkdv3 n="826">for vs, be obtayned, and how we be deliuered from the captiuity of sinne,
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-240"><bkdv3 n="827">death, and hell, it shall more at large (with <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> helpe) bee decla{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-241"><bkdv3 n="828">red in the next Sermon. In the meane season, yea, and at all times let
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-242"><bkdv3 n="829">vs learne to know our selues, our frailty and weakenesse, without any
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-243"><bkdv3 n="830">craking or boasting of our owne good deedes and merits. Let vs also
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-244"><bkdv3 n="831">knowledge the exceeding mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> towards vs, and confesse, that
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-245"><bkdv3 n="832">as of our selues commeth all euill and damnation: so likewise of him
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-246"><bkdv3 n="833">commeth all goodnesse and saluation, as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> himselfe sayth by the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="834"><cit work="OT. Hosea 13.9"><f t="i">Osee <f t="r">13.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-247"><bkdv3 n="835"><f t="bl">Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Osee</name><f t="bl">, O <name t="pl">Israel</name>, thy destruction commeth of thy selfe, but in me
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-248"><bkdv3 n="836">only is thy helpe and comfort. If we thus humbly submit our selues in
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-249"><bkdv3 n="837">the sight of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, we may be sure that in the time of his visitation, hee
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-250"><bkdv3 n="838">will lift vs vp vnto the kingdome of his dearely beloued sonne <name t="ps">Christ Ie{\-}</name>
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-251"><bkdv3 n="839"><name t="ps">su</name> our Lord: To whom, with the Father, and the holy Ghost, bee all ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="I.2.2-252"><bkdv3 n="840">nour and glory for euer. Amen.

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