HOMILY FOR ROGATION WEEK

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<bkdv3 n="16538"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE FOR THE<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="16539">dayes of Rogation Weeke.
<bkdv3 n="16540"><f t="i">That all good things commeth from God. <f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-1"><bkdv3 n="16541">I <f t="bl">Am purposed this day (good deuout Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-2"><bkdv3 n="16542">stian people) to declare vnto you the most
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-3"><bkdv3 n="16543">deserued praise and commendation of Al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-4"><bkdv3 n="16544">mightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, not onely in the conside{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-5"><bkdv3 n="16545">ration of the marueilous creation of this
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-6"><bkdv3 n="16546">world, or for conuersation and gouer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-7"><bkdv3 n="16547">nance thereof, wherein his great power
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-8"><bkdv3 n="16548">and wisedome might excellently appeare,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-9"><bkdv3 n="16549">to mooue vs to honour and dread him:
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-10"><bkdv3 n="16550">but most specially in consideration of his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-11"><bkdv3 n="16551">liberall and large goodnesse, which hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-12"><bkdv3 n="16552">dayly bestoweth on vs his reasonable
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-13"><bkdv3 n="16553">creatures, for whose sake hee made the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-14"><bkdv3 n="16554">whole vniuersall world, with all the commodities and goods therein.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-15"><bkdv3 n="16555">Which his singular goodnesse well and diligently remembred on our part,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-16"><bkdv3 n="16556">should mooue vs (as duety is) againe with hartie affection to loue him,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-17"><bkdv3 n="16557">and with word and deede to praise him, and serue him all the dayes of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-18"><bkdv3 n="16558">our life. And to this matter, being so worthie to entreate of, and so
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-19"><bkdv3 n="16559">profitable for you to heare, I trust I shall not neede with much circum{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-20"><bkdv3 n="16560">stance of wordes to stirre you to giue your attendance to heare what shall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-21"><bkdv3 n="16561">bee sayde. Onely I would wish your affection inflamed in secret wise
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-22"><bkdv3 n="16562">within your selfe, to rayse vp some motion of thankesgiuing to the good{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-23"><bkdv3 n="16563">nesse of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in euery such poynt as shall bee opened by
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-24"><bkdv3 n="16564">my declaration particularly vnto you. For else what shall it auayle vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-25"><bkdv3 n="16565">to heare and know the great goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> towardes vs, to know
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-26"><bkdv3 n="16566">that whatsoeuer is good, proceedeth from him, as from the principall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-27"><bkdv3 n="16567">fountaine and the onely authour, or to know that whatsoeuer is sent
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-28"><bkdv3 n="16568">from him, must needes be good and wholsome: if the hearing of such mat{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-29"><bkdv3 n="16569">ter moueth vs no further but to know it only? What auaileth it the wise
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-30"><bkdv3 n="16570">men of the worlde to haue knowledge of the power and diuinity of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-31"><bkdv3 n="16571"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, by the secret inspiration of him: where they did not honour
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-32"><bkdv3 n="16572">and glorifie him in their knowledges as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? What prayse was it to

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-33"><bkdv3 n="16575">them, by the consideration of the creation of the world, to beholde his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-34"><bkdv3 n="16576">goodnes: and not to be thankefull to him againe for his creatures? What
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-35"><bkdv3 n="16577">other thing deserued this blindnes |&| forgetfulnes of them at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-36"><bkdv3 n="16578">handes, but vtter forsaking of him? and so forsaken of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, they could
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-37"><bkdv3 n="16579">not but fall into extreame ignorance and errour. And although they
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-38"><bkdv3 n="16580">much esteemed themselues in their wits and knowledge, and gloried in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-39"><bkdv3 n="16581">their wisedome: yet vanished they away blindly, in their thoughts be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-40"><bkdv3 n="16582">came fooles, and perished in their folly. There can bee none other end of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-41"><bkdv3 n="16583">such as draweth nigh to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by knowledge, and yet depart from him
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-42"><bkdv3 n="16584">in vnthankefulnesse, but vtter destruction. This experience saw <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</n><f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16585"><cit work="OT. Psalms 73.27"><f t="r">Psal.72.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-43"><bkdv3 n="16586">in his dayes. For in his Psalme he saith, Behold, they which withdraw
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-44"><bkdv3 n="16587">themselues from thee, shall perish, for thou hast destroyed them all that are
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-45"><bkdv3 n="16588">strayed from thee.
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-46"><bkdv3 n="16589">This experience was perceiued to be true, of that holy Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremie</n><f t="bl">:

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16590"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 17.13"><f t="r">Iere. 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-47"><bkdv3 n="16591">O Lord (saith he) whatsoeuer they be that forsake thee, shall be confoun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-48"><bkdv3 n="16592">ded, they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth, and soone
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-49"><bkdv3 n="16593">forgotten. It profiteth not (good people) to heare the goodnes of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-50"><bkdv3 n="16594">declared vnto vs, if our hearts bee not inflamed thereby to honour and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-51"><bkdv3 n="16595">thanke him. It profited not the Iewes which were <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> elect peo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-52"><bkdv3 n="16596">ple, to heare much of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, seeing that hee was not receiued in their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-53"><bkdv3 n="16597">hearts by Faith, nor thanked for his benefits bestowed vpon them: their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-54"><bkdv3 n="16598">vnthankefulnesse was the cause of their destruction. Let vs eschew the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-55"><bkdv3 n="16599">maner of these before rehearsed, and follow rather the example of that ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-56"><bkdv3 n="16600">ly Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl">, who when in a deepe meditation he did behold the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-57"><bkdv3 n="16601">marueilous proceedings of Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and considered his infinite
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-58"><bkdv3 n="16602">goodnesse in the ordering of his creatures, hee burst out into this conclu{\-}

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<bkdv3 n="16603"><cit work="NT. Romans 11.36"><f t="r">Rom.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-59"><bkdv3 n="16604">sion: Surely (saith he) of him, by him, and in him, be all things. And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-60"><bkdv3 n="16605">this once pronounced, he stucke not still at this point, but foorthwith
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-61"><bkdv3 n="16606">thereupon ioyned to these words, To him bee glorie and praise for euer,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-62"><bkdv3 n="16607">Amen.
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-63"><bkdv3 n="16608">Vpon the ground of which words of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</n><f t="bl"> (good audience) I pur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-64"><bkdv3 n="16609">pose to build my exhortation of this day vnto you. Wherein I shall doe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-65"><bkdv3 n="16610">my endeuour, first to prooue vnto you that all good things come downe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-66"><bkdv3 n="16611">vnto vs from aboue from the Father of light. Secondly, that <name t="ps">Iesus</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-67"><bkdv3 n="16612"><name t="ps">Christ</name> his Sonne and our Sauiour, is the meane by whom wee receiue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-68"><bkdv3 n="16613">his liberall goodnesse. Thirdly, that in the power and vertue of the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-69"><bkdv3 n="16614">holy Ghost, wee be made meete and able to receiue his gifts and graces.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-70"><bkdv3 n="16615">Which things distinctly and aduisedly considered in our mindes, must
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-71"><bkdv3 n="16616">needs compell vs in most low reuerence, after our bounden duetie, al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-72"><bkdv3 n="16617">wayes to render him thankes againe, in some testification of our good
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-73"><bkdv3 n="16618">hearts for his deserts vnto vs. And that the entreating of this matter in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-74"><bkdv3 n="16619">hand may be to the glorie of Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, let vs, in one Faith
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-75"><bkdv3 n="16620">and Charitie call vpon the Father of mercie, from whom commeth euery
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-76"><bkdv3 n="16621">good gift, and euery perfect gift, by the mediation of his welbeloued
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-77"><bkdv3 n="16622">Sonne our Sauiour, that we may be assisted with the presence of his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-78"><bkdv3 n="16623">holy Spirit, and profitably on both parts, to demeane our selues in spea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-79"><bkdv3 n="16624">king and hearkening ot the saluation of our soules.

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-80"><bkdv3 n="16627">In the beginning of my speaking vnto you, (good Christian people)
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-81"><bkdv3 n="16628">suppose not that I doe take vpon mee to declare vnto you the excellent
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-82"><bkdv3 n="16629">power, or the incomparable wisedome of Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as though I
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-83"><bkdv3 n="16630">would haue you beleeue that it might be expressed vnto you by words.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-84"><bkdv3 n="16631">Nay it may not be thought, that that thing may bee comprehended by
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-85"><bkdv3 n="16632">mans words, that is incomprehensible. And too much arrogancie it
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-86"><bkdv3 n="16633">were for dust and ashes, to thinke that he can worthily declare his maker.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-87"><bkdv3 n="16634">It passeth far the darke vnderstanding and wisedome of a mortall man,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-88"><bkdv3 n="16635">to speake sufficiently of that diuine Maiestie, which the Angels cannot
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-89"><bkdv3 n="16636">vnderstand. Wee shall therefore lay apart to speake of the profound and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-90"><bkdv3 n="16637">vnsearchable nature of Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, rather acknowledging our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-91"><bkdv3 n="16638">weakenesse, then rashly to attempt that is aboue all mans capacitie to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-92"><bkdv3 n="16639">compasse. It shall better suffice vs in lowe humilitie to reuerence and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-93"><bkdv3 n="16640">dread his Maiestie, which wee can not comprise, then by ouermuch curi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-94"><bkdv3 n="16641">ous searching to be ouercharged with the glorie. We shall rather turne
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-95"><bkdv3 n="16642">our whole contemplation to answere a while his goodnesse towards vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-96"><bkdv3 n="16643">wherein we shall be much more profitably occupied, and more may we be
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-97"><bkdv3 n="16644">bold to search. To consider the great power hee is of, can but make vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-98"><bkdv3 n="16645">dread and feare. To consider his high wisedome might vtterly discom{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-99"><bkdv3 n="16646">fort our frailtie to haue any thing to doe with him. But in consideration
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-100"><bkdv3 n="16647">of his inestimable goodnesse, we take good heart againe to trust well vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-101"><bkdv3 n="16648">to him. By his goodnesse wee be assured to take him for our refuge, our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-102"><bkdv3 n="16649">hope and comfort, our mercifull Father, in all the course of our liues.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-103"><bkdv3 n="16650">His power and wisedome, compelleth vs to take him for <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> omni{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-104"><bkdv3 n="16651">potent, inuisible, hauing rule in heauen and earth, hauing all things in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-105"><bkdv3 n="16652">his subiection, and will haue none in counsell with him, nor any to aske
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-106"><bkdv3 n="16653">the reason of his doing. For he may do what liketh him, and none can resist

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<bkdv3 n="16654"><cit work="OT. Daniel 4.35, 11.16"><f t="r">Dan.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-107"><bkdv3 n="16655">him. For he worketh all things in his secret iudgement to his own plea{\-}

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<bkdv3 n="16656"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 16.4"><f t="r">Prou.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-108"><bkdv3 n="16657">sure, yea euen the wicked to damnation saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name><f t="bl">. By the reason of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-109"><bkdv3 n="16658">this nature, he is called in Scripture, consuming fire, hee is called a ter{\-}

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<bkdv3 n="16659"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 12.29"><f t="r">Heb.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-110"><bkdv3 n="16660">rible and fearefull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Of this behalfe therefore, we haue no famili{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-111"><bkdv3 n="16661">aritie, no accesse vnto him, but his goodnesse againe tempereth the rigour
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-112"><bkdv3 n="16662">of his high power, and maketh vs bold, and putteth vs in hope that hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-113"><bkdv3 n="16663">will be conuersant with vs, and easie vnto vs.
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-114"><bkdv3 n="16664">It is his goodnesse that mooueth him to say in Scripture: It is my
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-115"><bkdv3 n="16665">delight to be with the children of men. It is his goodnesse that mooueth
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-116"><bkdv3 n="16666">him to call vs vnto him, to offer vs his friendship and presence. It
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-117"><bkdv3 n="16667">is his goodnesse that patiently suffereth our straying from him, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-118"><bkdv3 n="16668">suffereth vs long, to winne vs to repentance. It is of his goodnes

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<bkdv3 n="16669"><cit work="OT. Prouerbs 8.31"><f t="r">Prou.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-119"><bkdv3 n="16670">that wee bee created reasonable creatures, where else hee might haue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-120"><bkdv3 n="16671">made vs bruite beastes. It was his mercie to haue vs borne among
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-121"><bkdv3 n="16672">the number of Christian people, and thereby in a much more nigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-122"><bkdv3 n="16673">nesse to saluation, where we might haue beene borne (if his goodnesse had
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-123"><bkdv3 n="16674">not beene) among the Panims, cleane void from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the hope of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-124"><bkdv3 n="16675">euerlasting life. And what other thing doth his louing and gentle voice
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-125"><bkdv3 n="16676">spoken in his Word, where hee calleth vs to his presence and friendship,

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-126"><bkdv3 n="16679">but declare his goodnesse, onely without regard of our worthinesse? And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-127"><bkdv3 n="16680">what other thing doeth stirre him to call vs to him, when wee be strayed
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-128"><bkdv3 n="16681">from him, to suffer vs patiently, to winne vs to repentance, but onely
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-129"><bkdv3 n="16682">his singular goodnesse, no whitte of our deseruing? Let them all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-130"><bkdv3 n="16683">come together that bee now glorified in heauen, and let vs heare what
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-131"><bkdv3 n="16684">answere they will make in these poyntes afore rehearsed, whether their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-132"><bkdv3 n="16685">first creation was in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse, or of themselues. Forsooth
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-133"><bkdv3 n="16686"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> would make answere for them all, and say, Know yee for sure{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-134"><bkdv3 n="16687">tie, euen the Lord is <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, he hath made vs, and not we our selues.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-135"><bkdv3 n="16688">If they were asked againe, who should bee thanked for their rege{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-136"><bkdv3 n="16689">neration? for their iustification? and for their saluation? whether
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-137"><bkdv3 n="16690">their desertes, or <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse onely? Although in this point,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-138"><bkdv3 n="16691">euery one confesse sufficiently the trueth of this matter in his owne per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-139"><bkdv3 n="16692">son: yet let <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> answere by the mouth of them all at this time, who
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-140"><bkdv3 n="16693">cannot chuse but say, Not to vs, O Lord, not to vs, but to thy Name
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-141"><bkdv3 n="16694">giue all the thanke, for thy louing mercie, and for thy trueths sake. If we
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-142"><bkdv3 n="16695">should aske againe, from whence came their glorious workes and deedes,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-143"><bkdv3 n="16696">which they wrought in their liues, wherewith <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> was so highly
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-144"><bkdv3 n="16697">pleased and worshipped by them? Let some other witnesse bee brought
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-145"><bkdv3 n="16698">in, to testifie this matter, that in the mouth of two or three may the trueth
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-146"><bkdv3 n="16699">bee knowen.
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<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="167147"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 26.12"><f t="r">Esai.26.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-148"><bkdv3 n="16701">Verily that holy Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Esay</name><f t="bl"> beareth record, and sayth, O Lord,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-149"><bkdv3 n="16702">it is thou of thy goodnesse that hast wrought all our workes in vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-150"><bkdv3 n="16703">not wee our selues. And to vphold the trueth of this matter, against
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-151"><bkdv3 n="16704">all iusticiaries and hypocrites, which robbe Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-152"><bkdv3 n="16705">honour, and ascribe it to themselues, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> bringeth in his be{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16706"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 3.5"><f t="r">1.Cor.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-153"><bkdv3 n="16707">liefe: Wee be not (saith he) sufficient of our selues, as of our selues once
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-154"><bkdv3 n="16708">to thinke any thing: but all our ablenesse is of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse. For

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16709"><cit work="NT. Acts 17.28"><f t="r">Actes 17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-155"><bkdv3 n="16710">hee it is in whom wee haue all our being, our liuing, and moouing. If
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-156"><bkdv3 n="16711">yee will know furthermore, where they had their gifts and sacrifices,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-157"><bkdv3 n="16712">which they offered continually in their liues to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, they
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-158"><bkdv3 n="16713">cannot but agree with <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, where hee saith: Of thy liberall hand, O
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-159"><bkdv3 n="16714">Lord, we haue receiued that we gaue vnto thee. If this holy company
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-160"><bkdv3 n="16715">therefore confesse so constantly, that all the goods and graces wherewith
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-161"><bkdv3 n="16716">they were indued in soule, came of the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> onely: what
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-162"><bkdv3 n="16717">more can be said to prooue that all that is good, commeth from Almighty
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-163"><bkdv3 n="16718"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? Is it meete to thinke that all spirituall goodnes commeth from
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-164"><bkdv3 n="16719"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> aboue onely: and that other good things, either of nature or of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-165"><bkdv3 n="16720">fortune (as we call them) commeth of any other cause? Doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-166"><bkdv3 n="16721">his goodnesse adorne the soule, with all the powers thereof, as it is: and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-167"><bkdv3 n="16722">commeth the gifts of the body, wherewith it is indued, from any other?
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-168"><bkdv3 n="16723">If he doth the more, cannot he doe the lesse? To iustifie a sinner, to new cre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-169"><bkdv3 n="16724">ate him from a wicked person to a righteous man, is a greater act (saith
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-170"><bkdv3 n="16725">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Augustine</name><f t="bl">) then to make such a new heauen |&| earth as is already made.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-171"><bkdv3 n="16726">Wee must needes agree, that whatsoeuer good thing is in vs, of grace, of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-172"><bkdv3 n="16727">nature or of fortune, is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> only, as the only authour and worker.

<bkdv3 n="16728"><fw t="catch">And</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16729"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Rogation weeke.</fw><fw t="pag">221</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-173"><bkdv3 n="16730">And yet it is not to be thought, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath created all this whole
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-174"><bkdv3 n="16731">vniuersall world as it is, and thus once made, hath giuen it vp to be ruled
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-175"><bkdv3 n="16732">and vsed after our owne with and deuice, and so taketh no more charge
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-176"><bkdv3 n="16733">therefore. As we see the shipwright, after he hath brought his shippe to a
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-177"><bkdv3 n="16734">perfect end, then deliuereth it to the Mariners, and taketh no more care
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-178"><bkdv3 n="16735">thereof. Nay <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath not so created the world, that hee is carelesse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-179"><bkdv3 n="16736">of it: but hee still preserueth it by his goodnesse, hee still stayeth it in his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-180"><bkdv3 n="16737">creation. For els without his speciall goodnesse, it could not stand long
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-181"><bkdv3 n="16738">in his condition. And therefore Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, that he <app>p eserueth <rdg resp="IL">preserueth</rdg></app> all

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16739"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 1.3"><f t="r">Heb.2.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="16740"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 1.3">Heb.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-182"><bkdv3 n="16741">things, and beareth them vp still in his word, lest they should fall with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-183"><bkdv3 n="16742">out him to their nothing againe, whereof they were made. If his espe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-184"><bkdv3 n="16743">ciall goodnesse were not euery where present, euery creature should be out
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-185"><bkdv3 n="16744">of order, and no creature should haue his propertie wherein hee was first
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-186"><bkdv3 n="16745">created. Hee is therefore inuisible euery where, and in euery creature,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-187"><bkdv3 n="16746">and fulfilleth both heauen and earth with his presence. In the fire, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-188"><bkdv3 n="16747">giue heat, in the water to giue moisture, in the earth to giue fruit, in the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-189"><bkdv3 n="16748">heart to giue his strength, yea in our bread and drinke is hee, to giue vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-190"><bkdv3 n="16749">nourishment, where without him the bread and drinke cannot giue suste{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-191"><bkdv3 n="16750">nance, nor the hearbe health, as the wise man plainely confesseth it, say{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-192"><bkdv3 n="16751">ing, It is not the increase of fruits that feedeth men, but it is thy word

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16752"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 16.26"><f t="r">Wisd.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-193"><bkdv3 n="16753">(O Lord) which preserueth them that trust in thee. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl"> agreeth
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-194"><bkdv3 n="16754">to the same, when he saith, Mans life resteth not in bread onely, but in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16755"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 8.3"><f t="r">Deut.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-195"><bkdv3 n="16756">euery word which proceedeth out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mouth. It is neither the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-196"><bkdv3 n="16757">hearbe nor the plaister, that giueth health of themselues,but thy word, O
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-197"><bkdv3 n="16758">Lord (saith the wiseman) which healeth all things. It is not therefore

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16759"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 16.12"><f t="r">Wisd. 17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-198"><bkdv3 n="16760">the power of the creatures which worketh their effects, but the goodnesse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-199"><bkdv3 n="16761">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> which worketh in them. In his word truely doeth all things
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-200"><bkdv3 n="16762">consist. By that same word that heauen and earth were made, by the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-201"><bkdv3 n="16763">same are they vpholden, mainteined, and kept in order (saith S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">) and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16764"><cit work="NT. 2 Peter 3.7"><f t="r">2.Pet.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-202"><bkdv3 n="16765">shall be till Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shall withdraw his power from them, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-203"><bkdv3 n="16766">speake their dissolution. If it were not thus, that the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-204"><bkdv3 n="16767">were effectually in his creatures to rule them, how could it bee that the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-205"><bkdv3 n="16768">maine sea, so raging and labouring to ouerflow the earth, could bee kept
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-206"><bkdv3 n="16769">within his bounds and bankes as it is? That holy man <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl"> euidently
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-207"><bkdv3 n="16770">spied the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in this point, and confessed, that if hee had
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-208"><bkdv3 n="16771">not a speciall goodnesse to the preseruation of the earth, it could not but
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-209"><bkdv3 n="16772">shortly be ouerflowed of the sea. How could it be that the elements, so di{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-210"><bkdv3 n="16773">uers and contrary as they be among themselues, should yet agree and a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-211"><bkdv3 n="16774">bide together in a concord, without destruction one of another to serue our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-212"><bkdv3 n="16775">vse, if it came not onely of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse so to temper them? How
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-213"><bkdv3 n="16776">could the fire not burne and consume all things, if it were let loose to goe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-214"><bkdv3 n="16777">whither it would, and not stayed in his sphere by the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-215"><bkdv3 n="16778">measurably to heat these inferiour creatures to their riping? Consider the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-216"><bkdv3 n="16779">huge substance of the earth, so heauie and great as it is: How could it so
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-217"><bkdv3 n="16780">stand stably in the space as it doth, if <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse reserued it not so
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-218"><bkdv3 n="16781">for vs to trauell on? It is thou O Lord (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">) which hast foun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-219"><bkdv3 n="16782">ded the earth in his stabilitie, and during thy word, it shall neuer reele or

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16783"><cit work="OT. Psalms 104.5"><f t="r">Psal.103<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<bkdv3 n="16784"><fw t="sig">Tt 3</fw><fw t="catch">fall</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16785"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">222</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-220"><bkdv3 n="16786">fall downe. Consider the great strong beasts and fishes, farre passing the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-221"><bkdv3 n="16787">strength of man, how fierce soeuer they be and strong, yet by the goodnes
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-222"><bkdv3 n="16788">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> they preuaile not against vs, but are vnder our subiection, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-223"><bkdv3 n="16789">serue our vse. Of whom came the inuention thus to subdue them, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-224"><bkdv3 n="16790">make them fit for our commodities? Was it by mans braine- nay rather
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-225"><bkdv3 n="16791">this inuention came by the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which inspired mans vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-226"><bkdv3 n="16792">derstanding to haue his purpose of euery creature. Who was it (saith

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16793"><cit work="OT. Job 38.36"><f t="r">Iob.38.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-227"><bkdv3 n="16794"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl">) that put will and wisedome in mans head, but <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> onely his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-228"><bkdv3 n="16795">goodnesse? And as the same saith againe, I perceiue that euery man hath
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-229"><bkdv3 n="16796">a minde, but it is the inspiration of the Almighty that giueth vnderstan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-230"><bkdv3 n="16797">ding. It could not be verily (good Christian people) that man of his own
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-231"><bkdv3 n="16798">wit vpholden, should inuent so many and diuerse deuises in all crafts and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-232"><bkdv3 n="16799">sciences, except the goodnesse of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had beene present with
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-233"><bkdv3 n="16800">men, and had stirred their wits and studies of purpose to know the na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-234"><bkdv3 n="16801">tures and disposition of all his creatures, to serue vs sufficiently in our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-235"><bkdv3 n="16802">needes and necessities. Yea, not only to serue our necessities, but to serue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-236"><bkdv3 n="16803">our pleasures and delight, more then necessitie requireth. So liberall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-237"><bkdv3 n="16804">is <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> goodnesse to vs, to prouoke vs to thanke him, if any hearts
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-238"><bkdv3 n="16805">we haue. The wise man in his contemplation by himselfe, could not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-239"><bkdv3 n="16806">but graunt this thing to bee true that I reason vnto you. In his hands
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-240"><bkdv3 n="16807">(saith he) be we, and our words, and all our wisedome, and all our sci{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16808"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 7.16"><f t="r">Wisd. 7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-241"><bkdv3 n="16809">ences and workes of knowledge. For it is hee that gaue mee the true in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-242"><bkdv3 n="16810"><app>stru tion <rdg resp="IL">struction<wit></rdg></app> of his creatures, both to know the disposition of the world, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-243"><bkdv3 n="16811">the vertues of the elements, the beginning and end of times, the change
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-244"><bkdv3 n="16812">and diuersities of them, the course of the yeere, the order of the starres, the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-245"><bkdv3 n="16813">natures of beasts, and the powers of them, the power of the windes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-246"><bkdv3 n="16814">thoughts of men, the differences of planets, the vertue of rootes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-247"><bkdv3 n="16815">whatsoeuer is hid and secret in nature, I learned it. The artificer of all

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16816"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 9.13-17"><f t="r">Wisd.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-248"><bkdv3 n="16817">these taught me this wisedome. And further hee saith, Who can search
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-249"><bkdv3 n="16818">out the things that bee in heauen? for it is hard for vs to search such
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-250"><bkdv3 n="16819">things as be on earth, and in daily sight afore vs. For our wittes and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16820"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 9.13-17"><f t="r">Wisd.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-251"><bkdv3 n="16821">thoughts (saith he) be imperfect, and our policies vncertaine. No man
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-252"><bkdv3 n="16822">can therefore search out the meaning in these things, except thou gi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-253"><bkdv3 n="16823">uest wisedome, and sendest thy Spirit from aboue. If the wise man
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-254"><bkdv3 n="16824">thus confesseth all things to be of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, why should not we acknow{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-255"><bkdv3 n="16825">ledge it? and by the knowledge of it, consider our duety to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">-ward,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-256"><bkdv3 n="16826">and giue him thankes for his goodnes? I perceiue that I am far heere
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-257"><bkdv3 n="16827">ouercharged with the plentie and coppy of matter, that might be brought
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-258"><bkdv3 n="16828">in for the proofe of this cause. If I should enter to shew how the goodnesse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-259"><bkdv3 n="16829">of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> appeared euery where in the creatures of the world,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-260"><bkdv3 n="16830">how marueilous they be in their creation, how beautifull in their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-261"><bkdv3 n="16831">order, how necessary they bee to our vse: all with one voyce must needes
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-262"><bkdv3 n="16832">graunt their Authour to be none other but Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, his good{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-263"><bkdv3 n="16833">nesse must they needs extoll and magnifie euery where, to whom bee all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.1-264"><bkdv3 n="16834">honour and glorie for euermore.

<bkdv3 n="16835"><fw t="catch">&leaf; <f t="r">The</fw>

</ttdv3>

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<bkdv3 n="16836"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">223</fw>
<hr>

<ttdv3 n="2" t="part">

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="16837">&leaf; The second part of the Homily for Roga{\-}
<bkdv3 n="16838"><f t="i">tion weeke. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-265"><bkdv3 n="16839">I<f t="bl">N the former part of this Homilie (good Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-266"><bkdv3 n="16840">people) I haue declared to your contemplation, the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-267"><bkdv3 n="16841">great goodnesse of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in the creation of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-268"><bkdv3 n="16842">this world, with all the furniture thereof, for the vse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-269"><bkdv3 n="16843">and comfort of man, whereby wee might rather bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-270"><bkdv3 n="16844">moued to acknowledge our dutie againe to his maie{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-271"><bkdv3 n="16845">stie. And I trust it hath wrought not only beliefe in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-272"><bkdv3 n="16846">you, but also it hath mooued you to render your
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-273"><bkdv3 n="16847">thanks secretly in your hearts to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his louing kindnes.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-274"><bkdv3 n="16848">But yet peraduenture some will say, that they canne agree to this, that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-275"><bkdv3 n="16849">all that is good partayning to the soule, or whatsoeuer is created with vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-276"><bkdv3 n="16850">in body, should come from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as from the authour of all goodnesse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-277"><bkdv3 n="16851">and from none other. But of such things as bee without them both, I
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-278"><bkdv3 n="16852">meane such good things which wee call goods of fortune, as richesse, au{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-279"><bkdv3 n="16853">thoritie, promotion, and honour some men may thinke, that they should
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-280"><bkdv3 n="16854">come of our industry and diligence, of our labour and trauaile, rather
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-281"><bkdv3 n="16855">then supernaturally. Now then consider, good people, if any authour
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-282"><bkdv3 n="16856">there bee of such things concurrant of mans labour and endeuour, were
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-283"><bkdv3 n="16857">it meete to ascribe them to any other then to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? as the Panimes
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-284"><bkdv3 n="16858">Philosophers and Poets did erre,, which tooke Fortune, and made her
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-285"><bkdv3 n="16859">a goddesse to be honoured, for such things? <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forbid (good Christi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-286"><bkdv3 n="16860">an people) that this imagination should earnestly bee receiued of vs that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-287"><bkdv3 n="16861">bee worshippers of the true <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whose workes and proceedings bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-288"><bkdv3 n="16862">expressed manifestly in his word. These bee the opinions and sayings of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-289"><bkdv3 n="16863">infidels, not of true <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, whose workes and proceedings bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-290"><bkdv3 n="16864">expressed manifestly in his word. These bee the opinions and sayings of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-291"><bkdv3 n="16865">infidels, not of true Christians. For they indeede (as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl"> maketh men{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-292"><bkdv3 n="16866">tion) beleeue and say, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath his residence and resting place in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16867"><cit work="OT. Job 22.14"><f t="r">Iob.22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-293"><bkdv3 n="16868">the cloudes, and considereth nothing of our matters. Epicures they bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-294"><bkdv3 n="16869">that imagine that he walketh about the coastes of the heauens, |&| hath no
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-295"><bkdv3 n="16870">respect of these inferiour things, but that all these things should proceede
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-296"><bkdv3 n="16871">either by chance or at aduenture, or else by disposition of fortune, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-297"><bkdv3 n="16872"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to haue no stroke in them. What other thing is this to say, then as
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-298"><bkdv3 n="16873">the foole supposeth in his heart, there is no <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">? Whom we shall none
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-299"><bkdv3 n="16874">otherwise reprooue, then with <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> owne wordes by the mouth of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16875"><cit work="OT. Psalms 14.1"><f t="r">Psal.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-300"><bkdv3 n="16876"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">. Heare my people (saith he) for I am thy <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, thy very <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-301"><bkdv3 n="16877">All the beastes of the wood are mine. Sheepe and oxen that wander in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16878"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.7-12"><f t="r">Psal.50.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-302"><bkdv3 n="16879">the mountaines. I haue the knowledge of all the fowles of the ayre, the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-303"><bkdv3 n="16880">beauty of the fielde is my handy worke, mine is the whole circuite of the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-304"><bkdv3 n="16881">world, and all the plenty that is in it. And againe the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremie</name><f t="bl">:

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16882"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 23.23-24"><f t="r">Iere.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-305"><bkdv3 n="16883">Thinkest thou that I am a <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of the place nigh me (saith the Lord)
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-306"><bkdv3 n="16884">and not a <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> farre of? Can a man hide himselfe in so secret a corner,

<bkdv3 n="16885"><fw t="catch">that</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16886"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">224</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-307"><bkdv3 n="16887">that I shall not see him? Do not I fulfill and replenish both heauen and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-308"><bkdv3 n="16888">earth, saith the Lord? Which of these two should be most beleeued? For{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-309"><bkdv3 n="16889">tune whom they paint to bee blinde of both eyes, euer vnstable and vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-310"><bkdv3 n="16890">constant in her wheele, in whose handes they say these things bee? Or
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-311"><bkdv3 n="16891"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in whose hand and power these things bee indeed, who for his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-312"><bkdv3 n="16892">trueth and constancie was yet neuer reproued? For his sight looketh tho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-313"><bkdv3 n="16893">row heauen and earth, and seeth all things presently with his eyes. No{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-314"><bkdv3 n="16894">thing is too darke or hidden from his knowledge, not the priuie thoughts
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-315"><bkdv3 n="16895">of mens mindes. Trueth it is, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is all riches, all power, all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-316"><bkdv3 n="16896">authoritie, all health, wealth, and prosperity, of the which wee should
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-317"><bkdv3 n="16897">haue no part without his liberall distribution, and except it came from
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-318"><bkdv3 n="16898">him aboue. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> first testifieth of riches and possessions: If thou giuest
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-319"><bkdv3 n="16899">good lucke, they shall gather, and if thou openest thy hand, they shalbe full

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="169320"><cit work="OT. Psalms 104.28"><f t="r">Psal.104.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-321"><bkdv3 n="16901">of goodnesse: but if thou turnest thy face they shall be troubled. And <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solo</name><f t="bl">{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16902"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 10.22"><f t="r">Prou. 10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-322"><bkdv3 n="16903"><f t="r"><name t="ps">mon</name><f t="bl"> saith, It is the blessing of the Lord that maketh rich men. To this
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-323"><bkdv3 n="16904">agreeth that holy woman <f t="r"><name t="ps">Anne</name><f t="bl">, where shee saith in her song: It is the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16905"><cit work="OT. 1 Samuel 2.7-8"><f t="r">1.King.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-324"><bkdv3 n="16906">Lord that maketh the poore, and maketh the rich, it is hee that promo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-325"><bkdv3 n="16907">teth and pulleth downe, hee can raise a needy man from his miserie and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-326"><bkdv3 n="16908">from the dunghill, hee can lift vp a poore personage to sit with princes,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-327"><bkdv3 n="16909">and haue the seate of glory: for all the coastes of the earth be his. Now if
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-328"><bkdv3 n="16910">any man will aske, What shall it auaile vs to know that euery good gift,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-329"><bkdv3 n="16911">as of nature and fortune (so called) and euery perfect gift, as of grace,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-330"><bkdv3 n="16912">concerning the soule to be of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and that it is his gift only? Forsoth
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-331"><bkdv3 n="16913">for many causes it is conuenient for vs to know it. For so shall we know
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-332"><bkdv3 n="16914">(if wee confesse the trueth) who ought iustly to bee thanked for them.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-333"><bkdv3 n="16915">Our pride shall be thereby abated, perceiuing naught to come of our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-334"><bkdv3 n="16916">selues but sinne and vice: if any goodnesse bee in vs, to referre all laude
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-335"><bkdv3 n="16917">and prayse for the same to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. It shall make vs to aduance
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-336"><bkdv3 n="16918">our selues before our neighbour, to dispise him for that hee hath fewer
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-337"><bkdv3 n="16919">giftes, seeing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giueth his giftes where hee will. It shall make vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-338"><bkdv3 n="16920">by the consideration of our giftes, not to extoll our selues before our

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16921"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 9.23"><f t="r">Ierem. 9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-339"><bkdv3 n="16922">neighboures. It shall make the wise man not to glory of his wisedome,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-340"><bkdv3 n="16923">nor the strong man in his strength, nor the rich to glory in his riches, but
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-341"><bkdv3 n="16924">in the liuing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which is the authour of all these: lest if we should

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16925"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 4.7"><f t="r">1.Cor.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-342"><bkdv3 n="16926">doe so, wee might be rebuked with the wordes of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, What hast
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-343"><bkdv3 n="16927">thou, that thou hast not receiued? |&| if thou hast receiued it, why gloriest
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-344"><bkdv3 n="16928">thou in thy selfe, as though thou haddest not receiued it? To confesse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-345"><bkdv3 n="16929">that all good things commeth from Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, is a great poynt
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-346"><bkdv3 n="16930">of wisedome, my friendes: For so confessing, we know whither to resort

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16931"><cit work="NT. James 1.5"><f t="r">Iames 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-347"><bkdv3 n="16932">for to haue them, if wee want, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> biddeth vs, saying, If
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-348"><bkdv3 n="16933">any man wanteth the gift of wisedome, let him aske it of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that giues
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-349"><bkdv3 n="16934">it, and it shall bee giuen him. As the wise man in the want of such a like
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-350"><bkdv3 n="16935">gifte, made his recourse to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for it, as hee testifieth in his booke:

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16936"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 8.21"><f t="r">Sap.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-351"><bkdv3 n="16937">After I knew (saith hee) that otherwise I could not be chaste, except
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-352"><bkdv3 n="16938"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> granted it, (and this was as hee there writeth, hie wisedome to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-353"><bkdv3 n="16939">know whose gifte it was) I made haste to the Lord, and earnestly be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-354"><bkdv3 n="16940">sought him, euen from the rootes of my heart, to haue it. I would to

<bkdv3 n="16941"><fw t="catch">GOD</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16942"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Rogation weeke.</fw><fw t="pag">225</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-355"><bkdv3 n="16943"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (my friendes) that in our wants and necessities, we would goe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-356"><bkdv3 n="16944">to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl"> biddeth, and as the wise man teacheth vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-357"><bkdv3 n="16945">that hee did. I would wee beleeued stedfastly that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> only giues them:
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-358"><bkdv3 n="16946">If wee did, wee shoulde not seeke our want and necessitie of the deuill
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-359"><bkdv3 n="16947">and his ministers so oft as wee doe, as dayly experience declareth it. For
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-360"><bkdv3 n="16948">if wee stand in necessitie of corporall health, whither goe the common
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-361"><bkdv3 n="16949">people, but to charmes, witchcraftes and other delusions of the Deuill?
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-362"><bkdv3 n="16950">If wee knewe that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> were the authour of this gift, wee woulde
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-363"><bkdv3 n="16951">only vse his meanes appoynted, and bide his leysure, till hee thought it
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-364"><bkdv3 n="16952">good for vs to haue it giuen, If the Merchaunt and worldly occupier
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-365"><bkdv3 n="16953">knew that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the giuer of riches, hee woulde content himselfe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-366"><bkdv3 n="16954">with so much as by iust meanes approued of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, hee coulde get to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-367"><bkdv3 n="16955">his liuing, and would be no richer then trueth would suffer him, hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-368"><bkdv3 n="16956">woulde neuer procure his gaine and aske his goods at the Deuils hand.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-369"><bkdv3 n="16957"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> forbid ye will say, that any man should take his riches of the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-370"><bkdv3 n="16958">Deuill. Verily so many as increase them selues by vsurie, by extortion,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-371"><bkdv3 n="16959">by periury by stealth, by deceits and crafte, they haue their goods of the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-372"><bkdv3 n="16960">Deuills gift. And all they that giue themselues to such meanes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-373"><bkdv3 n="16961">haue renounced the true meanes that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath appoynted, haue forsa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-374"><bkdv3 n="16962">ken him, and are become worshippers of the Deuill, to haue their lukers
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-375"><bkdv3 n="16963">and aduantages. They be such as kneele downe to the deuill at his bid{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-376"><bkdv3 n="16964">ding, and worship him: For he promiseth them for so doing, that he will
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-377"><bkdv3 n="16965">giue them the world, and the goods therein. They cannot otherwise
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-378"><bkdv3 n="16966">better serue the deuill, then to doe his pleasure and commandement: And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-379"><bkdv3 n="16967">his motion and will it is, to haue vs forsake the trueth, and betake vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-380"><bkdv3 n="16968">to falsehood, to lyes and periuries. They therefore which beleeue per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-381"><bkdv3 n="16969">fectly in their heart that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is to be honoured, and requested for the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-382"><bkdv3 n="16970">gift of all things necessary, would vse none other meanes to relieue their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-383"><bkdv3 n="16971">necessities but trueth and verity, and would serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to haue com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-384"><bkdv3 n="16972">petencie of all things necessary. The man in his neede would not releeue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-385"><bkdv3 n="16973">his want by stealth. The woman would not relieue her necessity and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-386"><bkdv3 n="16974">pouerty by giuing her body to other in adulterie for gaine. If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> be
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-387"><bkdv3 n="16975">the authour indeede of life, health, riches, and welfare, let vs make our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-388"><bkdv3 n="16976">recourse to him, as the authour, and we shall haue it, saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iames</name><f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-389"><bkdv3 n="16977">Yea it is hie wisedome by the wise man therefore to know whose gift it is,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-390"><bkdv3 n="16978">for many other skilles it is wisedome to know and beleeue that all good{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-391"><bkdv3 n="16979">nesse and graces be of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as the authour. Which thing well con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-392"><bkdv3 n="16980">sidered, must needes make vs thinke that we shall make account for that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-393"><bkdv3 n="16981">which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giueth vs to possesse, and therefore shall make vs to be more
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-394"><bkdv3 n="16982">diligent well to spend them to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> glory, and to the profite of our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-395"><bkdv3 n="16983">neighbour, that we may make a good account at the last, and be praysed
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-396"><bkdv3 n="16984">for good stewards, that we may heare these wordes of our Iudge: Well
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-397"><bkdv3 n="16985">done good seruant and faithfull, thou hast beene faithfull in little, I

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="16986"><cit work="NT. Matthew 25.21"><f t="r">Matth.24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-398"><bkdv3 n="16987">will make thee ruler ouer much, goe in into they Master ioy. Besides,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-399"><bkdv3 n="16988">to beleeue certainely <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee the authour of all the giftes that we
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-400"><bkdv3 n="16989">haue, shall make vs to bee in silence and patience when they bee taken a{\-}

<bkdv3 n="16990"><fw t="catch">gaine</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="16991"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">226</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-401"><bkdv3 n="16992">gaine from vs: For as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of his mercy doeth grant vs them to vse:
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-402"><bkdv3 n="16993">So other whiles he doeth iustly take them againe from vs, to prooue our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-403"><bkdv3 n="16994">patience, to exercise our faith, and by the meanes of the taking away of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-404"><bkdv3 n="16995">a fewe, to bestow the more warily those that remaine, to teach vs to vse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-405"><bkdv3 n="16996">them the more to his glorie, after hee giueth them to vs againe. Many
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-406"><bkdv3 n="16997">there be that with mouth can say that they beleeue that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the au{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-407"><bkdv3 n="16998">thour of euery good gift that they haue: but in the time of temptation they
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-408"><bkdv3 n="16999">goe backe from this beliefe. They say it in worde, but deny it in deede.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-409"><bkdv3 n="17000">Consider the custome of the world, and see whether it bee not true. Be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-410"><bkdv3 n="17001">hold the rich man that is indued with substance, if by any aduersitie his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-411"><bkdv3 n="17002">goodes bee taken from him, how fumeth and fretteth he? How murmu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-412"><bkdv3 n="17003">reth hee and dispayreth? He that hath the gift of good reputation, if his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-413"><bkdv3 n="17004">name bee any thing touched by the detractour, how vnquiet is he? how
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-414"><bkdv3 n="17005">busie to reuenge his dispite? If a man hath the gifte of wisedome, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-415"><bkdv3 n="17006">fortune to bee taken of some euill willer for a foole, and is so reported:
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-416"><bkdv3 n="17007">how much doeth it grieue him to bee so esteemed? Thinke yee that these
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-417"><bkdv3 n="17008">belieue constantly that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the authour of these giftes? If they be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-418"><bkdv3 n="17009">lieue it verely, why should they not patiently suffer <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to take away
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-419"><bkdv3 n="17010">his giftes againe, which hee gaue them freely, and lent for a time? But
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-420"><bkdv3 n="17011">ye will say, I could bee content to resigne to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> such giftes, if hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-421"><bkdv3 n="17012">tooke them againe from me: But now are they taken from mee by e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-422"><bkdv3 n="17013">uill chances and false shrewes, by naughtie wretches, how should I take
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-423"><bkdv3 n="17014">this thing patiently? To this may be answered, that Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-424"><bkdv3 n="17015">is of his nature inuisible, and commeth to no man visible after the man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-425"><bkdv3 n="17016">ner of man, to take away his giftes that hee lent. But in this point
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-426"><bkdv3 n="17017">whatsoeuer <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth, hee bringeth it about by his instrumentes or{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-427"><bkdv3 n="17018">dained thereto. Hee hath good Angels, hee hath euill angels, hee hath
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-428"><bkdv3 n="17019">good men, and hee hath euill men, hee hath haile and raine, hee hath
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-429"><bkdv3 n="17020">wind and thunder, hee hath heate and cold. Innumerable instruments
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-430"><bkdv3 n="17021">hath hee, and messengers, by whom againe hee asketh such giftes as he

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17022"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 16.8"><f t="r">Sap.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-431"><bkdv3 n="17023">committeth to our trust, as the wise man confesseth, The creature must
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-432"><bkdv3 n="17024">needes waite to serue his maker, to bee fierce against vniust men to their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-433"><bkdv3 n="17025">punishment. For as the same authour saith, He armeth the creature, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-434"><bkdv3 n="17026">reuenge his enemies, and other whiles to the probation of our faith, stir{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-435"><bkdv3 n="17027">reth hee vp such stormes. And therefore by what meane and instrument
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-436"><bkdv3 n="17028">soeuer <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> takes from vs his giftes, we must patiently take <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-437"><bkdv3 n="17029">iudgement in worth, and acknowledge him to bee the taker and giuer,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17030"><cit work="OT. Job 1.21"><f t="r">Iob.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-438"><bkdv3 n="17031">as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl"> saith: The Lord gaue, and the Lord tooke, when yet his enemies
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-439"><bkdv3 n="17032">draue his cattell away, and when the deuill slewe his children, and af{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-440"><bkdv3 n="17033">flicted his body with grieuous sickenesse. Such meekenesse was in that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-441"><bkdv3 n="17034">holy King and Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, when hee was reuiled of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Semei</name><f t="bl"> in the pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-442"><bkdv3 n="17035">sence of all his hoste, hee tooke it patiently, and reuiled not againe, but
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-443"><bkdv3 n="17036">as confessing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to be the authour of his innocency and good name,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-444"><bkdv3 n="17037">and offering it to bee at his pleasure: Let him alone (saith hee to one of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17038"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 16.10-12"><f t="r">2.King.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-445"><bkdv3 n="17039">his seruants that would haue reuenged such dispite) for <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-446"><bkdv3 n="17040">commanded him to curse <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, and peraduenture <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> intendeth

<bkdv3 n="17041"><fw t="catch">thereby</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-447"><bkdv3 n="17043">thereby to render mee some good turne for this curse of him to day. And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-448"><bkdv3 n="17044">though the minister other whiles doeth euill in his acte, proceeding of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-449"><bkdv3 n="17045">malice, yet forasmuch as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> turneth his euill act to a proofe of our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-450"><bkdv3 n="17046">patience, wee shoulde rather submit our selfe in patience, then to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-451"><bkdv3 n="17047">haue indignation at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> rodde, which peraduenture when hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-452"><bkdv3 n="17048">hath corrected vs to our nurture, he will cast it into the fire, as it deser{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-453"><bkdv3 n="17049">ueth. Let vs in like maner truely acknowledge all our gifts and preroga{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-454"><bkdv3 n="17050">tiues, to be so <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> gifts, that wee shall bee ready to resigne them
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-455"><bkdv3 n="17051">vp at his will and pleasure againe. Let vs throughout our whole liues
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-456"><bkdv3 n="17052">confesse all good thinges to come of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, of what name or nature soe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-457"><bkdv3 n="17053">uer they bee, not of these corruptible things only, whereof I haue now
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-458"><bkdv3 n="17054">last spoken, but much more of all spirituall graces behoueable for our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-459"><bkdv3 n="17055">soule, without whose goodnesse no man is called to faith, or staied
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-460"><bkdv3 n="17056">therein, as I shall hereafter in the next part of this Homilie declare
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-461"><bkdv3 n="17057">to you. In the meane season forget not what hath already beene spo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-462"><bkdv3 n="17058">ken to you, forget not to bee comfortable in your iudgementes to the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-463"><bkdv3 n="17059">trueth of his doctrine, and forgette not to practise the same in the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-464"><bkdv3 n="17060">whole state of your life, whereby yee shall obtaine the blessing promi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-465"><bkdv3 n="17061">sed by our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>: Blessed bee they which heare the word
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-466"><bkdv3 n="17062">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and fulfill it in life. Which blessing hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-467"><bkdv3 n="17063">grant to vs all, who raigneth ouer all, one <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-468"><bkdv3 n="17064">in Trinitie, the Father, the Sonne, and the <app>ho <rdg resp="IL">ho{\-}</rdg></app>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-469"><bkdv3 n="17065">ly Ghost, to whom bee all honour and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.2-470"><bkdv3 n="17066">glorie for euer. Amen.<f t="r">

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="17069">{P} The third part of the Homilie for
<bkdv3 n="17070"><f t="i">Rogation Weeke. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-471"><bkdv3 n="17071">I <f t="bl">Promised to you to declare that all spirituall giftes
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-472"><bkdv3 n="17072">and graces come specially from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Let vs con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-473"><bkdv3 n="17073">sider the trueth of this matter, and heare what is testi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-474"><bkdv3 n="17074">fied first of the gift of faith, the first entry into the Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-475"><bkdv3 n="17075">stian life, without |&|the; which no man can please <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-476"><bkdv3 n="17076">For Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> confesseth it plainely to be <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17077"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.8"><f t="r">Ephes.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-477"><bkdv3 n="17078">gift, saying, Faith is the gift of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And againe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-478"><bkdv3 n="17079">Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> sayth, It is of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> power that yee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17080"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 1.5"><f t="r">1.Pet.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-479"><bkdv3 n="17081">be kept through faith to saluation. It is of the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-480"><bkdv3 n="17082">we falter not in our hope vnto him. It is verily <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worke in vs,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-481"><bkdv3 n="17083">the charitie wherewith wee loue our brethren. If after our fall wee re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-482"><bkdv3 n="17084">pent, it is by him that we repent, which reacheth forth his mercifull hand
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-483"><bkdv3 n="17085">to rayse vs vp. If any will we haue to rise, it is he that preuenteth our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-484"><bkdv3 n="17086">wil, and disposeth vs thereto. If after contrition wee feele our consci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-485"><bkdv3 n="17087">ence at peace with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> through remission of our sinne, and so bee re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-486"><bkdv3 n="17088">conciled againe to his fauour, and hope to be his children and inheritors
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-487"><bkdv3 n="17089">of euerlasting life: who worketh these great miracles in vs? our wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-488"><bkdv3 n="17090">thinesse, our deseruings and indeuours, our wits, and vertue? Nay ve{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-489"><bkdv3 n="17091">rily: Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> will not suffer flesh and clay to presume to such arro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-490"><bkdv3 n="17092">gancie, and therefore sayth, All is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> which hath reconciled vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-491"><bkdv3 n="17093">to himselfe by <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>. For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> was in <name t="ps">Christ</name> when he recon{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-492"><bkdv3 n="17094">ciled the world vnto himselfe. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father of all mercy, wrought
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-493"><bkdv3 n="17095">this high benefite vnto vs, not by his owne person: but by a meane, by
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-494"><bkdv3 n="17096">no lesse meane then his onely beloued Sonne, whom he spared not from
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-495"><bkdv3 n="17097">any paine and trauaile that might doe vs good. For vpon him he put our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-496"><bkdv3 n="17098">sinnes, vpon him he made our ransome, him he made the meane betwixt
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-497"><bkdv3 n="17099">vs and himselfe, whose mediation was so acceptable to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-498"><bkdv3 n="17100">ther, through his absolute and perfect obedience, that he tooke his act for
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-499"><bkdv3 n="17101">a full satisfaction of all our disobedience and rebellion, whose righteous{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-500"><bkdv3 n="17102">nesse he tooke to weigh against our sinnes, whose redemption hee would
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-501"><bkdv3 n="17103">haue stand against our damnation. In this poynt, what haue wee to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-502"><bkdv3 n="17104">muse within our selues good friends? I thinke no lesse then that which
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-503"><bkdv3 n="17105">S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sayd, in the remembrance of this wonderfull goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17106"><cit work="NT. Romans 7.25"><f t="r">Rom.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-504"><bkdv3 n="17107">Thankes be to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, through <name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name> our Lord: for it
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-505"><bkdv3 n="17108">is hee for whose sake wee receiued this high gift of grace. For as by him

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17109"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 2.8"><f t="r">Ephes.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-506"><bkdv3 n="17110">(being the euerlasting wisedome) hee wrought all the world and that is
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-507"><bkdv3 n="17111">contained therein: So by him onely and wholy, would hee haue all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-508"><bkdv3 n="17112">things restored againe in heauen and in earth. By this our heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-509"><bkdv3 n="17113">Mediatour therefore doe we know the fauour and mercy of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-510"><bkdv3 n="17114">Father, by him know we his will and pleasure towards vs, for he is the

<bkdv3 n="17115"><fw t="catch">brightnesse</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="30" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="229" sig="Vv1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="17116"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Rogation weeke.</fw><fw t="pag">229</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-511"><bkdv3 n="17117">brightnesse of his Fathers glory, and a very cleare image and paterne of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-512"><bkdv3 n="17118">his substance. It is hee whom the Father in heauen delighteth to haue

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17119"><cit work="NT. Matthew 3.17"><f t="r">Matth.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-513"><bkdv3 n="17120">for his welbeloued Sonne, whom he authorised to be our teacher, whom
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-514"><bkdv3 n="17121">he charged vs to heare, saying, Heare him. It is hee by whom the Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-515"><bkdv3 n="17122">ther of heauen doeth blesse vs with all spirituall and heauenly gifts, for

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17123"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 1.3"><f t="r">Ephes.1.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="17124"><cit work="NT. John 1.16">Iohn 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-516"><bkdv3 n="17125">whose sake and fauour (writeth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">) we haue receiued grace and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-517"><bkdv3 n="17126">fauour. To this our Sauiour and Mediatour, hath <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-518"><bkdv3 n="17127">ther giuen the power of heauen and earth, and the whole iurisdiction and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-519"><bkdv3 n="17128">authority, to distribute his goods and gifts committed to him: for so wri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-520"><bkdv3 n="17129">teth the Apostle, To euery one of vs is grace giuen, according to the mea{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17130"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 4.7"><f t="r">Ephes4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-521"><bkdv3 n="17131">sure of <name t="ps">Christes</name> giuing. And thereupon to execute his authority com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-522"><bkdv3 n="17132">mitted, after that he had brought sinne and the Deuill to captiuitie, to bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-523"><bkdv3 n="17133">no more hurtfull to his members, hee ascended vp to his Father againe,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-524"><bkdv3 n="17134">and from thence sent liberall giftes to his welbeloued seruants, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-525"><bkdv3 n="17135">hath still the power to the worldes ende to distribute his Fathers giftes
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-526"><bkdv3 n="17136">continually in his Church, to the establishment and comfort thereof. And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-527"><bkdv3 n="17137">by him hath Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> decreed to dissolue the world, to call all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-528"><bkdv3 n="17138">before him, to iudge both the quicke and the dead, and finally by him shall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-529"><bkdv3 n="17139">he condemne the wicked to eternall fire in hell, and giue the good eternall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-530"><bkdv3 n="17140">life, and set them assuredly in presence with him in heauen for euermore.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-531"><bkdv3 n="17141">Thus yee see how all is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, by his Sonne <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Lord and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-532"><bkdv3 n="17142">Sauiour. Remember I say once againe your duetie of thankes, let them
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-533"><bkdv3 n="17143">be neuer to want, still inioyne your selfe to continue in thankesgiuing,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-534"><bkdv3 n="17144">yee can offer to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> no better sacrifice: For hee sayth himselfe, It is
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-535"><bkdv3 n="17145">the sacrifice of prayse and thanks that shall honour me. Which thing was

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17146"><cit work="OT. Psalms 50.14"><f t="r">Psal.30.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-536"><bkdv3 n="17147">well perceiued of that holy Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, when hee so earnestly spake to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-537"><bkdv3 n="17148">himselfe thus, O my soule, blesse thou the Lord, and all that is within
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-538"><bkdv3 n="17149">me blesse his holy Name. I say once againe: O my soule blesse thou the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17150"><cit work="OT. Psalms 103.1-2"><f t="r">Psal.103.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-539"><bkdv3 n="17151">Lord, and neuer forget his manifold rewardes. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giue vs grace
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-540"><bkdv3 n="17152">(good people) to know these things, and to feele them in our hearts. This
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-541"><bkdv3 n="17153">knowledge and feeling is not in our selfe, by our selfe it is not possible to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-542"><bkdv3 n="17154">come by it, a great pitie it were |&|that; we should lose so profitable knowledge.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-543"><bkdv3 n="17155">Let vs therefore meekely call vpon that bountifull spirit the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-544"><bkdv3 n="17156">which proceedeth from our Father of mercy, and from our Mediatour
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-545"><bkdv3 n="17157"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, that he would assist vs, and inspire vs with his presence, that in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-546"><bkdv3 n="17158">him we may be able to heare the goodnesse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> declared vnto vs to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-547"><bkdv3 n="17159">our saluation. For without his liuely and secret inspiration, can we not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-548"><bkdv3 n="17160">once so much as speake the Name of our Mediatour, as S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> plainely
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-549"><bkdv3 n="17161">testifieth: No man can once name our Lord <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, but in the holy

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17162"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 12.3"><f t="r">1.Cor.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-550"><bkdv3 n="17163">Ghost. Much lesse should we be able to beleeue and know these great my{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-551"><bkdv3 n="17164">steries that be opened to vs by <name t="ps">Christ</name>. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, that no man can
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-552"><bkdv3 n="17165">know what is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. As for vs (saith he) we

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17166"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 2.11-12"><f t="r">1.Cor.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-553"><bkdv3 n="17167">haue receiued not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-554"><bkdv3 n="17168">for this purpose: that in that holy spirit we might know the things that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-555"><bkdv3 n="17169">bee giuen vs by <name t="ps">Christ</name>. The wise man saith, that in the power and ver{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-556"><bkdv3 n="17170">tue of the holy Ghost, resteth all wisedome, and all ability to know <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-557"><bkdv3 n="17171">and to please him. For he writeth thus, We know that it is not in mans

<bkdv3 n="17172"><fw t="sig">Vv</fw><fw t="catch">power</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="230" sig="Vv1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="17173"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">230</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-558"><bkdv3 n="17174">power to guide his goings. No man can know thy pleasure except thou

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17175"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 9.10, 13"><f t="r">Wisd.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-559"><bkdv3 n="17176">giuest wisedome, and sendest thy holy Spirit from aboue. Send him
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-560"><bkdv3 n="17177">downe therefore (prayeth he to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) from the holy heauens, and from
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-561"><bkdv3 n="17178">the throne of thy Maiestie, that he may be with me, and labour with me,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-562"><bkdv3 n="17179">that so I may know what is acceptable before thee. Let vs with so good
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-563"><bkdv3 n="17180">heart pray, as he did, and we shall not faile but to haue his assistance. For
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-564"><bkdv3 n="17181">he is soone seene of them that loue him, he will be found of them that seeke
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-565"><bkdv3 n="17182">him: For very liberall and gentle is the spirit of wisedome. In his power
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-566"><bkdv3 n="17183">shall we haue sufficient abilitie to know our duety to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, in him shall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-567"><bkdv3 n="17184">we be comforted and couraged to walke in our duetie, in him shall we bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-568"><bkdv3 n="17185">meete vessels to receiue the grace of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: for it is he that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-569"><bkdv3 n="17186">purgeth and purifieth the minde by his secret working. And hee onely is
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-570"><bkdv3 n="17187">present euery where by his inuisible power, and conteineth all things in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-571"><bkdv3 n="17188">his dominion. Hee lighteneth the heart to conceiue worthy thoughts to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-572"><bkdv3 n="17189">Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, he sitteth in the tongue of man to stirre him to speake
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-573"><bkdv3 n="17190">his honour, no language is hid from him, for he hath the knowledge of all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-574"><bkdv3 n="17191">speach, he onely ministreth spirituall strength to the powers of our soule
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-575"><bkdv3 n="17192">and body. To hold the way which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had prepared for vs, to walke
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-576"><bkdv3 n="17193">rightly in our iourney, wee must acknowledge that it is in the power of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-577"><bkdv3 n="17194">his spirit which helpeth our infirmitie. That wee may boldly come in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-578"><bkdv3 n="17195">prayer, and call vpon Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> as our Father, it is by this holy
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-579"><bkdv3 n="17196">spirit, which maketh intercession for vs with continuall sighes. If any

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17197"><cit work="NT. Galatians 4.6"><f t="r">Galat.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="17198"><cit work="NT. Romans 8.26">Rom.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-580"><bkdv3 n="17199">gift we haue wherewith we may worke to the glory of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-581"><bkdv3 n="17200">fite of our neighbour, all is wrought by his owne and selfe same spirit,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-582"><bkdv3 n="17201">which maketh his distributions peculiarly to euery man as hee will. If

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17202"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 12.8-11"><f t="r">1.Cor.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-583"><bkdv3 n="17203">any wisdome wee haue, it is not of our selues, we cannot glory therein as
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-584"><bkdv3 n="17204">begun of our selues, but we ought to glory in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> from whom it came

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17205"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 9.24"><f t="r">Ierem.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-585"><bkdv3 n="17206">to vs, as the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremie</name><f t="bl"> writeth: Let him that reioyceth, reioyce in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-586"><bkdv3 n="17207">this, that hee vnderstandeth and knoweth mee, for I am the Lord which
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-587"><bkdv3 n="17208">shew mercy, iudgement, and righteousnesse in the earth, for in these things
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-588"><bkdv3 n="17209">I delight, saith the Lord. This wisedome cannot bee atteined, but by the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-589"><bkdv3 n="17210">direction of the spirit of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and therefore it is called spirituall wise{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-590"><bkdv3 n="17211">dome. And no where can we more certainely search for the knowledge of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-591"><bkdv3 n="17212">this will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (by the which wee must direct all our workes and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17213"><cit work="NT. John 5.39"><f t="r">Iohn.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-592"><bkdv3 n="17214">deedes) but in the holy Scriptures, for they be they that testifie of him,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-593"><bkdv3 n="17215">sayth our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>. It may bee called knowledge and learning
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-594"><bkdv3 n="17216">that is otherwhere gotten without the word: but the wise man plaine{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-595"><bkdv3 n="17217">ly testifieth, that they all bee but vayne which haue not in them the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17218"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 13.1"><f t="r"><app>Wsid.13. <rdg resp="IL">Wisd.13.</rdg></app><f t= bl></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-596"><bkdv3 n="17219">wisedome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Wee see to what vanitie the olde Philosophers
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-597"><bkdv3 n="17220">came, who were destitute of this science, gotten and searched for in his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-598"><bkdv3 n="17221">word. Wee see what vanitie the schoole doctrine is mixed with, for that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-599"><bkdv3 n="17222">in this word they sought not the will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, but rather the will of rea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-600"><bkdv3 n="17223">son, the trade of custome, the path of |&|the; fathers, the practise of the Church.

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17224"><cit work="OT. Psalms 1.2"><f t="r">Psal.1.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="17225"><cit work="OT. Psalms 119.105">Psal.119.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-601"><bkdv3 n="17226">Let vs therefore reade and reuolue the holy Scripture both day and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-602"><bkdv3 n="17227">night, for blessed is hee that hath his whole meditation therein. It is
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-603"><bkdv3 n="17228">that that giueth light to our feete to walke by. It is that which gi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-604"><bkdv3 n="17229">ueth wisedome to the simple |&| ignorant. In it may we finde eternall life.

<bkdv3 n="17230"><fw t="catch">In</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="231" sig="Vv2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="17231"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Rogation weeke.</fw><fw t="pag">231</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-605"><bkdv3 n="17232">In the holy Scriptures finde wee <name t="ps">Christ</name>, in <name t="ps">Christ</name> finde wee <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">:
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-606"><bkdv3 n="17233">for hee it is that is the expresse Image of the Father. He that seeth <name t="ps">Christ</name>,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17234"><cit work="OT. Psalms 19.7"><f t="r">Psal.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-607"><bkdv3 n="17235">seeth the Father. And contrariwise, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ierome</name><f t="bl"> sayth, the igno{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17236"><cit work="NT. John 5.23"><f t="r">Iohn 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-608"><bkdv3 n="17237">rance of Scripture, is the ignorance of <name t="ps">Christ</name>. Not to know <name t="ps">Christ</name>, is
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-609"><bkdv3 n="17238">to bee in darkenesse, in the middes of our worldly and carnall light of rea{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17239"><cit work="OT. Hebrews 1.3"><f t="r">Heb.1.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="17240"><cit work="OT. John 14.9">Iohn 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-610"><bkdv3 n="17241">son and philosophie. To bee without <name t="ps">Christ</name>, is to be in foolishnesse: For
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-611"><bkdv3 n="17242">hee is the onely wisedome of the Father, in whom it pleased him that all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-612"><bkdv3 n="17243">fulnesse and perfection should dwell. With whom whosoeuer is indued
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-613"><bkdv3 n="17244">in heart by faith, and rooted fast in charity hath layde a sure foundation

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17245"><cit work="NT. Colossians 1.19"><f t="r">Coloss. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-614"><bkdv3 n="17246">to build on, whereby hee may bee able to comprehend with all Saints
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-615"><bkdv3 n="17247">what is the breadth, length, and depth, and to know the loue of <name t="ps">Christ</name>.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-616"><bkdv3 n="17248">This vniuersall and absolute knowledge, is that wisedome which S.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-617"><bkdv3 n="17249"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> wisheth these Ephesians to haue, as vnder heauen the greatest trea{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17250"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 3.18"><f t="r">Ephes.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-618"><bkdv3 n="17251">sure that can bee obtained. For of this wisedome the wise man writeth
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-619"><bkdv3 n="17252">thus of his experience, All good things came to mee together with her,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17253"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 7.11"><f t="r">Sap.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-620"><bkdv3 n="17254">and innumerable riches through her handes. And addeth moreouer in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-621"><bkdv3 n="17255">that same place. She is the mother of all these things: For shee is an in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-622"><bkdv3 n="17256">finite treasure vnto men, which whoso vse, become partakers of the loue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-623"><bkdv3 n="17257">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. I might with many words moue some of this audience to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-624"><bkdv3 n="17258">search for this wisedome, to sequester their reason, to followe <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-625"><bkdv3 n="17259">commaundement, to cast from them the witts of their braines, to fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-626"><bkdv3 n="17260">uoure this wisedome, to renounce the wisedome and policie of this fond
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-627"><bkdv3 n="17261">world, to tast and sauoure that whereunto the fauour and will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-628"><bkdv3 n="17262">hath called them, and willeth vs finally to enioy by his fauour, if wee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-629"><bkdv3 n="17263">would giue eare: But I will haste to the third part of my text, wherein
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-630"><bkdv3 n="17264">is expressed further in sapience, how <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giueth his elect vnderstan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-631"><bkdv3 n="17265">ding of the motions of the heauens, of the alterations and circumstances
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-632"><bkdv3 n="17266">of time. Which as it followeth in words more plentifull in the text which
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-633"><bkdv3 n="17267">I haue last cited vnto you: so it must needes follow in them that bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-634"><bkdv3 n="17268">indued with this spirituall wisedome. For as they can search where to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-635"><bkdv3 n="17269">ende this wisedome, and know of whom to aske it: So know they againe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-636"><bkdv3 n="17270">that in time it is founde, and can therefore attemper themselues to the oc{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-637"><bkdv3 n="17271">casion of the time, to suffer no time to passe away, wherein they may la{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-638"><bkdv3 n="17272">bour for this wisedome. And to encrease therein, they know how <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-639"><bkdv3 n="17273">of his infinite mercie and lenitie giueth all men heere time and place of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-640"><bkdv3 n="17274">repentance. And they see how the wicked (as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iob</name><f t="bl"> writeth) abuse the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-641"><bkdv3 n="17275">same to their pride, and therefore doe the godly take the better holde of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17276"><cit work="OT. Job 24.1"><f t="r">Iob 14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-642"><bkdv3 n="17277">the time, to redeeme it out of such vse as it is spoiled in by the wicked.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-643"><bkdv3 n="17278">They which haue this wisedome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, can gather by the diligent
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-644"><bkdv3 n="17279">and earnest studie of the worldlings of this present life, how they waite
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-645"><bkdv3 n="17280">their times, and applie themselues to euery occasion of time and to get
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-646"><bkdv3 n="17281">riches, to encrease their lands and patrimonie. They see the time passe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-647"><bkdv3 n="17282">away, and therefore take hold on it, in such wise, that other whiles they
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-648"><bkdv3 n="17283">will with losse of their sleepe and ease, with suffering many paines, catch
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-649"><bkdv3 n="17284">the offer of their time, knowing that that which is past can not bee retur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-650"><bkdv3 n="17285">ned againe, repentance may follow, but remedy in none, Why should not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-651"><bkdv3 n="17286">they then that be spirituall wise in their generation, waite their time to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-652"><bkdv3 n="17287">encrease as fast in their state, to winne and gayne euerlastingly? They

<bkdv3 n="17288"><fw t="sig">Vu 2</fw><fw t="catch">reason</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="232" sig="Vv2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="17289"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">232</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-653"><bkdv3 n="17290">reason what a bruite forgetfulnesse it were in man indued with reason,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-654"><bkdv3 n="17291">to be ignorant of their times and tides, when they see the Turtle doue, the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17292"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 8.7"><f t="r">Iere.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-655"><bkdv3 n="17293">Storke, and the Swalow to waite their times, as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremie</name><f t="bl"> saith: The
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-656"><bkdv3 n="17294">Storke in the ayre knoweth her appointed times, the Turtle, the Crane,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-657"><bkdv3 n="17295">and the Swallow obserue the time of their comming: but my people

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17296"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 5.16"><f t="r">Ephes. 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-658"><bkdv3 n="17297">knoweth not the iudgement of the Lord. S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> willeth vs to redeeme
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-659"><bkdv3 n="17298">the time, because the dayes are euill. It is not the counsell of Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-660"><bkdv3 n="17299">onely, but of all other that euer gaue precepts of wisedome.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-661"><bkdv3 n="17300">There is no precept more seriously giuen and commanded, then to know
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-662"><bkdv3 n="17301">the time. Yea Christian men for that they heare how grieuously <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-663"><bkdv3 n="17302">complaineth, and threatneth in the Scriptures them which will not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-664"><bkdv3 n="17303">know the time of his visitations are learned thereby, the rather earnest{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17304"><cit work="NT. Luke 19.44"><f t="r">Luke 15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-665"><bkdv3 n="17305">ly to apply themselues thereunto. After our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> had
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-666"><bkdv3 n="17306">prophesied with weeping teares of the destruction of <name t="pl">Ierusalem</name> at
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-667"><bkdv3 n="17307">the last hee putteth the cause: For that thou hast not knowen the time
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-668"><bkdv3 n="17308">of thy visitation. O <name t="pl">Englande</name>, ponder the time of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> merci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-669"><bkdv3 n="17309">full visitation which is shewed thee from day to day, and yet wilt not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-670"><bkdv3 n="17310">regard it, neither wilt thou with his punishment bee driuen to thy duety,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-671"><bkdv3 n="17311">nor with his benefites bee prouoked to thanks! If thou knewest what
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-672"><bkdv3 n="17312">may fall vpon thee for thine vnthankefulnesse, thou wouldest prouide
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-673"><bkdv3 n="17313">for thy peace. Brethren, howsoeuer the world in generalitie is forget{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-674"><bkdv3 n="17314">full of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, let vs particularly attend to our time, and winne the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-675"><bkdv3 n="17315">time with diligence, and applye our selues to that light and grace that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-676"><bkdv3 n="17316">is offered vs, let vs, if <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour and iudgements which hee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-677"><bkdv3 n="17317">worketh in our time, cannot stir vs to call home to our selfe to doe that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-678"><bkdv3 n="17318">belonging to our saluation: At the leaste way, let the malice of the diuel,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-679"><bkdv3 n="17319">the naughtines of the worlde, which wee see exercised in these perilous
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-680"><bkdv3 n="17320">and last times, wherein wee see our daies so dangerously set, prouoke vs
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-681"><bkdv3 n="17321">to watch diligently to our vocation, to walke and goe forwarde therein.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-682"><bkdv3 n="17322">Let the miserie and short transitorie ioyes spied in the casualtie of our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-683"><bkdv3 n="17323">dayes, moue vs while wee haue them in our handes, and seriously stirre
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-684"><bkdv3 n="17324">vs to be wise, and to expend the gratious good will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to vs-ward,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-685"><bkdv3 n="17325">which all the day long stretcheth out his handes (as the prophet saith)

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17326"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 65.2"><f t="r">Esai. 65.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-686"><bkdv3 n="17327">vnto vs, for the most part his mercifull handes, sometime his heauie
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-687"><bkdv3 n="17328">handes, that wee, beeinge learned thereby, may escape the danger that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-688"><bkdv3 n="17329">must needes fall on the vniust, who leade their daies in felicitie and plea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-689"><bkdv3 n="17330">sure, without the knowinge of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> will towarde them, but soden{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-690"><bkdv3 n="17331">ly they goe downe into hell. Let vs bee founde watchers, founde in the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-691"><bkdv3 n="17332">peace of the Lorde, that at the laste day wee may bee found without spot,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17333"><cit work="OT. Job 22"><f t="r">Iob 22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-692"><bkdv3 n="17334">|&| blamelesse: yea let vs endeuoure our selues (good Christian people) dili{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-693"><bkdv3 n="17335">gently to keep the presence of his holy spirit. Let vs renounce all vnclean{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17336"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 1.5"><f t="r">Sap.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-694"><bkdv3 n="17337">nes, for he is the spirit of puritie. Let vs auoyd all hypocricsie, for this holy
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-695"><bkdv3 n="17338">spirit will flee from that which is faigned. Cast we off all malice |&| all euill

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17339"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 12.1"><f t="r">Heb.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-696"><bkdv3 n="17340">will, for this spirit will neuer enter into an euill willing soule. Let vs cast
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-697"><bkdv3 n="17341">away all the whole lumpe of sin that standeth about vs, for he will neuer
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-698"><bkdv3 n="17342">dwell in that body that is subdued to sin. Wee cannot be seene thankfull

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17343"><cit work="NT. Hebrews 10.29"><f t="r">Heb.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-699"><bkdv3 n="17344">to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and worke such despite to the spirit of grace, by whom
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-700"><bkdv3 n="17345">we be sanctified. If we do our endeuour, we shall not neede to feare. We

<bkdv3 n="17346"><fw t="catch">shall</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="233" sig="Vv3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="17347"><fw t="header"><f t="r">for Rogation weeke</fw><fw t="pag">233</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-701"><bkdv3 n="17348">shall bee able to ouercome all our enemies that fight against vs. Onely
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-702"><bkdv3 n="17349">let vs apply our selues to accept that grace that is offered vs. Of almigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-703"><bkdv3 n="17350">ty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> wee haue comfort by his goodnesse, of our sauiour <name t="ps">Christs</name> me{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-704"><bkdv3 n="17351">diation wee may bee sure. And this holy spirit will suggest vnto vs that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-705"><bkdv3 n="17352">shall bee wholsome, and confirme vs in all things. Therefore it cannot
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-706"><bkdv3 n="17353">bee but true that Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> affirmeth: Of him, by him and in him be all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-707"><bkdv3 n="17354">thinges, and in him (after this transitory life well passed) shall we haue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-708"><bkdv3 n="17355">all thinges. For Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith: when the sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shall sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-709"><bkdv3 n="17356">due all thinges vnto him, then shall <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> bee all in all. If ye will know
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-710"><bkdv3 n="17357">how <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shall be all in all, verely after this sense may ye vnderstand it:

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17358"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 15.28"><f t="r">1.Cor.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-711"><bkdv3 n="17359">In this world yee see that we bee faine to borrow many things to our ne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-712"><bkdv3 n="17360">cessitie, of many creatures: there is no one thing that sufficeth all our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-713"><bkdv3 n="17361">necessities. If wee bee an hungred, wee lust for bread. If we be a thirst,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-714"><bkdv3 n="17362">wee seeke to bee refreshed with ale or wine. If wee bee colde, wee seeke
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-715"><bkdv3 n="17363">for cloth. If we bee sicke, we seeke to the Phisition. If wee be in hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-716"><bkdv3 n="17364">uinesse, we seeke for comfort of our friendes, or of company: so that there
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-717"><bkdv3 n="17365">is no one creature by it selfe that can content all our wants and desires.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-718"><bkdv3 n="17366">But in the world to come, in that euerlasting felicitie, wee shall no more
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-719"><bkdv3 n="17367">begge and seeke our particular comforts and commodities of diuers crea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-720"><bkdv3 n="17368">tures: but wee shall possesse all that wee can aske and desire, in <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-721"><bkdv3 n="17369">and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shall bee to vs all things. He shall be to vs both father and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-722"><bkdv3 n="17370">mother, he shall bee bread and drinke, cloth, physitions comfort, he shall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-723"><bkdv3 n="17371">bee all things to vs, and that of much more blessed fashion, and more suf{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-724"><bkdv3 n="17372">ficient contentation, then euer these creatures were vnto vs, with much
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-725"><bkdv3 n="17373">more declaration then euer mans declaration then euer mans reason is

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17374"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 2.9"><f t="r">1.Cor.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-726"><bkdv3 n="17375">able to conceiue. The eye of man is not able to behold, nor his eare can
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-727"><bkdv3 n="17376">heare, nor it can bee compassed in the heart of man, what ioy it is that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-728"><bkdv3 n="17377"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath prepared for them that loue him.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-729"><bkdv3 n="17378">Let vs all conclude then with one voice with the wordes of Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-730"><bkdv3 n="17379"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">: To him which is able to doe aboundantly beyond our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17380"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 3.20"><f t="r">Ephes.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-731"><bkdv3 n="17381">desires and thoughtes, according to the power wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-732"><bkdv3 n="17382">king in vs, bee glorie and praise in his Church,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-733"><bkdv3 n="17383">by <name t="ps">Christ Iesus</name> for euer, world with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.3-734"><bkdv3 n="17384">out end. Amen.<f t="r">


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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="17387"><f t="rl">AN EXHORTATION TO<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="17388">be spoken to such Parishes where th<f t="i">e<f t="bl">y vse their
<bkdv3 n="17389"><f t="i">Preambulation in Rogation weeke, for the
<bkdv3 n="17390">ouersight of the boundes and limits
<bkdv3 n="17391">of their Towne. <f t="bk">
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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-735"><bkdv3 n="17392">A<f t="bl">Lthough wee be now assembled together
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-736"><bkdv3 n="17393">(good Christian people) most principally
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-737"><bkdv3 n="17394">to laud and thanke Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-738"><bkdv3 n="17395">his great benefits, by beholding the fields
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-739"><bkdv3 n="17396">replenished with all maner of fruit, to the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-740"><bkdv3 n="17397">maintenance of our corporall necessities,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-741"><bkdv3 n="17398">for our food and sustenance, and partly
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-742"><bkdv3 n="17399">also to make our humble suits in prayers
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-743"><bkdv3 n="17400">to his Fatherly prouidence, to conserue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-744"><bkdv3 n="17401">the same fruits in sending vs seasonable
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-745"><bkdv3 n="17402">weather, whereby we may gather in the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-746"><bkdv3 n="17403">said fruits, to that end for which his Fa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-747"><bkdv3 n="17404">therly goodnesse hath prouided them: Yet
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-748"><bkdv3 n="17405">haue we occasion secondarily giuen vs in our walkes on those dayes, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-749"><bkdv3 n="17406">consider the olde ancient bounds and limits belonging to our owne
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-750"><bkdv3 n="17407">Towneship, and to other our neighbours bordering about vs, to the in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-751"><bkdv3 n="17408">tent that wee should be content with our owne, and not contentiously
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-752"><bkdv3 n="17409">striue for others, to the breach of charitie, by any incroching one vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-753"><bkdv3 n="17410">another, for claiming one of the other, further then that in ancient right
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-754"><bkdv3 n="17411">and custome our forefathers haue peaceably laid out vnto vs for our com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-755"><bkdv3 n="17412">moditie and comfort. Surely a great ouersight it were in vs, which be
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-756"><bkdv3 n="17413">Christian men in one profession of Faith, daily looking for that heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-757"><bkdv3 n="17414">inheritance which is bought for euery one of vs by the bloodshedding of
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-758"><bkdv3 n="17415">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, to striue and fall to variance for the earthly
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-759"><bkdv3 n="17416">bounds of our townes, to the disquiet of our life betwixt our selues, to the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-760"><bkdv3 n="17417">wasting of our goods by vaine expences and costes in the law. We ought
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-761"><bkdv3 n="17418">to remember, that our habitation is but transitorie and short in this mor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-762"><bkdv3 n="17419">tall life. The more shame it were to fall out into immortall hatred
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-763"><bkdv3 n="17420">among our selues, for so brittle possessions, and so to loose our eter{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-764"><bkdv3 n="17421">nall inheritance in heauen. It may stand well with Charitie, for

<bkdv3 n="17422"><fw t="catch">a Chri{\-}</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-765"><bkdv3 n="17424">a Christian man quietly to maintaine his right and iust title. And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-766"><bkdv3 n="17425">it is the part of euery good Townes man, to preserue as much as li{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-767"><bkdv3 n="17426">eth in him, the liberties, franchises, boundes, and limites of his towne
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-768"><bkdv3 n="17427">and countrey: But yet to striue for our very rightes and dueties with
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-769"><bkdv3 n="17428">the breach of loue and charitie, which is the onely liuery of a Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-770"><bkdv3 n="17429">man, or with the hurt of godly peace and quiet, by the which wee bee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-771"><bkdv3 n="17430">knitte together in one generall fellowship of <name t="ps">Christes</name> familie, in one com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-772"><bkdv3 n="17431">mon houshold of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that is vtterly forbidden. That doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-773"><bkdv3 n="17432">abhorre and detest, which prouoketh Almighty <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wrath otherwhile
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-774"><bkdv3 n="17433">to depriue vs quite of our commodities and liberties, because wee doe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-775"><bkdv3 n="17434">so abuse them, for matters of strife, discord, and dissension. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-776"><bkdv3 n="17435">blamed the Corinthians for such contentious suing among themselues,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17436"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.7"><f t="r">1.Cor.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-777"><bkdv3 n="17437">to the slaunder of their profession before the enemies of <name t="ps">Christes</name> religion,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-778"><bkdv3 n="17438">saying, thus vnto them. Now there is vtterly a falt among you, be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-779"><bkdv3 n="17439">cause yee goe to lawe one with another. Why rather suffer yee not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-780"><bkdv3 n="17440">wrong? Why rather suffer ye not harme? If S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> blameth the Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-781"><bkdv3 n="17441">stian men, whereof some of them, for their owne right, went contenti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-782"><bkdv3 n="17442">ously so to law, commending thereby the profession of patience in a Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-783"><bkdv3 n="17443">stian man: If <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Sauiour would haue vs rather to suffer wrong,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17444"><cit work="NT. Matthew 5.39"><f t="r">Matth.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-784"><bkdv3 n="17445">and to turne our left cheeke to him which hath smitten the right, to suf{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-785"><bkdv3 n="17446">fer one wrong after another, rather then by breach of charitie to defend
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-786"><bkdv3 n="17447">our owne: In what state be they before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> who doe the wrong?
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-787"><bkdv3 n="17448">What curses do they fall into, who be false witnesse defraud either their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-788"><bkdv3 n="17449">neighbour, or towneship of his due right and iust possession? which will
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-789"><bkdv3 n="17450">not let to take an oath by the holy Name of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the authour of all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-790"><bkdv3 n="17451">trueth, to set out falshood and a wrong? Know yee not (saith Saint

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17452"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 6.9"><f t="r">1.Cor.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-791"><bkdv3 n="17453"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">) that the vnrighteous shall not inherite the kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">?
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-792"><bkdv3 n="17454">what shall we then winne to increase a little the boundes and possessions
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-793"><bkdv3 n="17455">of the earth, and loose the possessions of the inheritance euerlasting? Let
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-794"><bkdv3 n="17456">vs therefore take such heed in maintaining of our bounds and possessions,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-795"><bkdv3 n="17457">that we commit not wrong by encroching vpon other. Let vs beware
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-796"><bkdv3 n="17458">of suddaine verdite in things of doubt. Let vs well aduise our selues to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-797"><bkdv3 n="17459">aduouch that certainely, whereof either we haue no good knowledge or
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-798"><bkdv3 n="17460">remembrance, or to claime that wee haue no iust title to. Thou shalt
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-799"><bkdv3 n="17461">not (commandeth Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in his Law) remoue thy neighbours

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17462"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 19.14"><f t="r">Deut.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-800"><bkdv3 n="17463">marke, which they of olde time haue set in their inheritance. Thou shalt
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-801"><bkdv3 n="17464">not (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name><f t="bl">) remooue the ancient boundes which thy fathers

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17465"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 22.28"><f t="r">Prou.22.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-802"><bkdv3 n="17466">haue layde. And lest wee should esteeme it to bee but a light offence so to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-803"><bkdv3 n="17467">doe, we shall vnderstand, that it is reckoned among the curses of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-804"><bkdv3 n="17468">pronounced vpon sinners. Accursed be hee (saith Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-805"><bkdv3 n="17469"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">) who remooueth his neighbours doles and markes, and all the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-806"><bkdv3 n="17470">people shall say, answering Amen thereto, as ratifying that curse vpon

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17471"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 27.17"><f t="r">Deut.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-807"><bkdv3 n="17472">whom it doth light. They doe much prouoke the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-808"><bkdv3 n="17473">themselues, which vse to grinde vp the doles and markes, which of anci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-809"><bkdv3 n="17474">ent time were layd for the diuision of meeres and balkes in the fieldes, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-810"><bkdv3 n="17475">bring the owners to their right. They do wickedly which do turne vp the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-811"><bkdv3 n="17476">ancient terries of the fieldes, that old men before times with great paines

<bkdv3 n="17477"><fw t="catch">did</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-812"><bkdv3 n="17479">did tread out, whereby the Lordes recordes (which bee the tenantes
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-813"><bkdv3 n="17480">euidences) bee peruerted and translated sometime to the disheriting of the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-814"><bkdv3 n="17481">right owner, to the oppression of the poore fatherlesse, or the poore wi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-815"><bkdv3 n="17482">dow. These couetous men know not what inconueniences they be the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-816"><bkdv3 n="17483">authours of. Sometime by such craft and deceit be committed great dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-817"><bkdv3 n="17484">orders and riottes in the challenge of their lands, yea sometimes mur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-818"><bkdv3 n="17485">ders and bloodshed, whereof thou art guiltie whosoeuer thou bee that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-819"><bkdv3 n="17486">giuest the occasion thereof. This couetous practising therefore with thy
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-820"><bkdv3 n="17487">neighbours landes and goods, is hatefull to Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Let
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-821"><bkdv3 n="17488">no man subtily compasse or defraud his neighbour (biddeth Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">)

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17489"><cit work="NT. 1 Thessalonians 4.6"><f t="r">1.Thess.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-822"><bkdv3 n="17490">in any maner of cause. For <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> saith hee) is a reuenger of all such.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-823"><bkdv3 n="17491"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of all equity and righteousnesse, and therefore for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-824"><bkdv3 n="17492">biddeth all such deceit and subtiltie in his Law, by these wordes, Yee
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-825"><bkdv3 n="17493">shall not deale vniustly in iudgement, in line, in weight, or measure. Ye

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17494"><cit work="OT. Levit. 19.35-6"><f t="r">Deut 9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-826"><bkdv3 n="17495">shall haue iust ballances, true weightes, and true measures. False bal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-827"><bkdv3 n="17496">ance (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name><f t="bl">) are an abomination vnto the Lord. Remember

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17497"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 20.23"><f t="r">Prou.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-828"><bkdv3 n="17498">what Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> saith, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is the reuenger of all wrong and in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-829"><bkdv3 n="17499">iustice, as wee see by dayly experience, how euer it thriueth vngraciously
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-830"><bkdv3 n="17500">which is gotten by falshood and craft. Wee bee taught by experience,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-831"><bkdv3 n="17501">how Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> neuer suffereth the third heire to enioy his fathers
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-832"><bkdv3 n="17502">wrong possessions, yea many a time they are taken from himselfe
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-833"><bkdv3 n="17503">in his owne life time. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is not bound to defend such possessions
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-834"><bkdv3 n="17504">as are gotten by the diuell and his counsell. <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will defende

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17505"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 15.25"><f t="r">Prou.25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-835"><bkdv3 n="17506">all such mens goods and possessions, which by him are obtained and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-836"><bkdv3 n="17507">possessed, and will defend them against the violent oppressour. So

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17508"><cit work="OT. Psalms 37.16"><f t="r">Psal.36.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-837"><bkdv3 n="17509">witnesseth <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name><f t="bl">, The Lord will destroy the house of the proude
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-838"><bkdv3 n="17510">man: But hee will stablish the borders of the widow. No doubt of it
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-839"><bkdv3 n="17511">(saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">) better is a little truely gotten to the righteous man, then
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-840"><bkdv3 n="17512">the innumerable riches of the wrongfull man. Let vs flee therefore (good
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-841"><bkdv3 n="17513">people) all wrong practises in getting, maintaining and defending our
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-842"><bkdv3 n="17514">possessions, lands, and liuelords, our bounds and liberties, remembring
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-843"><bkdv3 n="17515">that such possessions bee all vnder <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> reuengeance. But what
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-844"><bkdv3 n="17516">doe wee speake of house and land? Nay it is sayd in the Scripture, that
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-845"><bkdv3 n="17517"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in his yre doeth roote vp whole kingdomes for wronges and op{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17518"><cit work="OT. Daniel 4.17"><f t="r">Daniel 4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-846"><bkdv3 n="17519">pressions, and doeth translate kingdomes from one nation to another,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-847"><bkdv3 n="17520">for vnrighteous dealing, for wrongs and riches gotten by deceit. This
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-848"><bkdv3 n="17521">is the practise of the holy One (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Daniel</name><f t="bl">) to the intent that liuing men
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-849"><bkdv3 n="17522">may know, that the most High hath power ouer the kingdomes of men,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-850"><bkdv3 n="17523">and giueth them to whomsoeuer hee will. Furthermore, what is the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-851"><bkdv3 n="17524">cause of penurie and scarcenesse, of dearth and famine? Is it any other

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17525"><cit work="OT. Haggai 1.6-9"><f t="r">Aggei 1<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-852"><bkdv3 n="17526">thing but a token of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> yre, reuenging our wrongs and iniuries
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-853"><bkdv3 n="17527">done one to another? Yee haue sowne much, (obraydeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-854"><bkdv3 n="17528">Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Aggei</name><f t="bl">) and yet bring in little, yee eate, but yee be not satisfied,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-855"><bkdv3 n="17529">yee drinke, but yee bee not filled, yee cloth your selues, but yee bee not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-856"><bkdv3 n="17530">warme, and hee that earneth his wages, putteth it in a bottomlesse
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-857"><bkdv3 n="17531">purse: yee looked for much increase, but loe, it came to little, and when
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-858"><bkdv3 n="17532">yee brought it home (into your barnes) I did blow it away, sayth the

<bkdv3 n="17533"><fw t="catch">Lord,</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-859"><bkdv3 n="17535">the Lord. O consider therefore the yre of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against gleaners,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-860"><bkdv3 n="17536">gatherers, and incrochers vpon other mens landes, and possessions!
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-861"><bkdv3 n="17537">It is lamentable to see in some places, how greedy men vse to plowe and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-862"><bkdv3 n="17538">grate vpon their neighbors land that lieth next them, how couetous men
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-863"><bkdv3 n="17539">now adayes plow vp so nigh the common balkes and walkes, which good
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-864"><bkdv3 n="17540">men before time made the greater |&| broader, partly for the commodious
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-865"><bkdv3 n="17541">walke of his neighbor, partly for the better shacke in haruest time, to the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-866"><bkdv3 n="17542">more comfort of his poore neighbours cattell? It is a shame to behold the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-867"><bkdv3 n="17543">insatiablenesse of some couetous persons in their doings: that where
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-868"><bkdv3 n="17544">their ancestours left of their land a broade and sufficient beere balke, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-869"><bkdv3 n="17545">carry the corps to the Christian sepulture, how men pinch at such beere
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-870"><bkdv3 n="17546">balkes, which by long vse and custome ought to bee inuiolably kept for
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-871"><bkdv3 n="17547">that purpose, And now they either quite ere them vp, and turne the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-872"><bkdv3 n="17548">dead body to be borne farther about in the high streets, or els if they leaue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-873"><bkdv3 n="17549">any such meere, it is too strait for two to walke on.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-874"><bkdv3 n="17550">These strange encrochments (good neighbours) should be looked vpon.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-875"><bkdv3 n="17551">These should bee considered in these dayes of our Perambulations. And
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-876"><bkdv3 n="17552">afterwards the parties admonished, and charitably reformed, who be the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-877"><bkdv3 n="17553">doers of such priuate gaining, to the slander of the towneship, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-878"><bkdv3 n="17554">hinderance of the poore. Your high wayes should be considered in your
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-879"><bkdv3 n="17555">walkes, to vnderstand where to bestow your dayes workes, according to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-880"><bkdv3 n="17556">the good Statutes prouided for the same. It is a good deed of mercie, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-881"><bkdv3 n="17557">amend the dangerous and noisome wayes, whereby thy poore neighbour
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-882"><bkdv3 n="17558">sitting on his silly weake beast foundereth not in the deepe thereof, and so
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-883"><bkdv3 n="17559">the Market the worse serued, for discouraging of poore vittailers to resort
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-884"><bkdv3 n="17560">thither for the same cause. If now therefore yee will haue your prayers
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-885"><bkdv3 n="17561">heard before Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for the increase of your corne and cattell,
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-886"><bkdv3 n="17562">and for the defence thereof from vnseasonable mistes and blastes, from
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-887"><bkdv3 n="17563">haile and other such tempestes, loue, equitie, and righteousnesse, ensue
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-888"><bkdv3 n="17564">mercie and charitie, which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> most requireth at our hands. Which

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17565"><cit work="OT. Leviticus 19.9-10"><f t="r">Leuit.24.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="17566"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 24.19-21">Deut.29.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-889"><bkdv3 n="17567">Almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> respecting chiefly, in making his ciuill lawes for his
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-890"><bkdv3 n="17568">people the Israelites, in charging the owners not to gather vp their
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-891"><bkdv3 n="17569">corne too nigh at haruest season, nor the grapes and Oliues in gathering
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-892"><bkdv3 n="17570">time, but to leaue behind some eares of corne for the poore gleaners. By
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-893"><bkdv3 n="17571">this he meant to induce them to pittie the poore, to relieue the needie, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-894"><bkdv3 n="17572">shew mercie and kindnesse. It cannot be lost, which for his sake is distri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-895"><bkdv3 n="17573">buted to the poore. For he which ministreth seed to the sower, and bread

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17574"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 9.9-10"><f t="r">1.Cor.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-896"><bkdv3 n="17575">to the hungry, which sendeth downe the early and latter raine vpon your
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-897"><bkdv3 n="17576">fields, so to fill vp the barnes with corne, and the wine presses with wine
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-898"><bkdv3 n="17577">and oyle, he I say who recompenseth all kind of benefits in the resurrec{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-899"><bkdv3 n="17578">tion of the iust, he will assuredly recompence all mercifull deedes shewed

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17579"><cit work="OT. Joel 2.23-24"><f t="r">Ioel 8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-900"><bkdv3 n="17580">to the needie, howsoeuer vnable the poore is, vpon whom it is bestowed.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-901"><bkdv3 n="17581">O (saith <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name><f t="bl">) let not mercie and trueth forsake thee. Binde them
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-902"><bkdv3 n="17582">about thy necke (saith hee) and write them on the table of thy heart, so

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="17583"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 3.3-4"><f t="r">Prou.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-903"><bkdv3 n="17584">shalt thou find fauour at <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand.

<bkdv3 n="17585"><fw t="catch">Thus</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="17586"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">238</fw> <fw t="header">The IIII.part of the Sermon,&c.</fw><f t="bl">

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<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-904"><bkdv3 n="17587">Thus honour thou the Lord with thy riches, and with the first fruites
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-905"><bkdv3 n="17588">of thine increase: So shall thy barnes be filled with abundance, and thy
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-906"><bkdv3 n="17589">presses in all burst with new wine. Nay, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath promised to open
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-907"><bkdv3 n="17590">the windowes of heauen, vpon the liberall righteous man, that hee shall
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-908"><bkdv3 n="17591">want nothing. He will represse the deuouring Caterpiller, which should
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-909"><bkdv3 n="17592">deuour your fruits. Hee will giue you peace and quiet to gather in your
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-910"><bkdv3 n="17593">prouision, that ye may sit euery man vnder his owne vine quietly, with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-911"><bkdv3 n="17594">out feare of the forreine enemies to inuade you. Hee will giue you not
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-912"><bkdv3 n="17595">onely food to feed on, but stomackes and good appetites to take com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-913"><bkdv3 n="17596">fort of your fruites, whereby in all things yee may haue suffici{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-914"><bkdv3 n="17597">encie. Finally, he will blesse you with all maner abun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-915"><bkdv3 n="17598">dance in this transitorie life,and endue you with all
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-916"><bkdv3 n="17599">manner of benediction in the next world, in
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-917"><bkdv3 n="17600">the kingdome of heauen, through the me{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-918"><bkdv3 n="17601">rits of our Lord and Sauiour, to
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-919"><bkdv3 n="17602">whom with the Father, and
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-920"><bkdv3 n="17603">the holy Ghost, be all ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-921"><bkdv3 n="17604">nor euerlasting.
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-922"><bkdv3 n="17605">Amen.<f t="r">
<ttdv4 n="II.17.4-923"><bkdv3 n="17606">* * *

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