HOMILY AGAINST DISOBEDIENCE AND WILFUL REBELLION

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<bkdv3 n="19398"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE AGAINST<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="19399">disobedience and wilfull
<bkdv3 n="1941">rebellion
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<heading>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-2"><bkdv3 n="19401"><f t="i">The first part. <f t="bk">
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-3"><bkdv3 n="19402">A<f t="bl">S <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Creatour and Lord of all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-4"><bkdv3 n="19403">things appointed his Angels and hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-5"><bkdv3 n="19404">uenly creatures in all obedience to serue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-6"><bkdv3 n="19405">and to honour his maiesty: so was it
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-7"><bkdv3 n="19406">his will that man, his chiefe creature
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-8"><bkdv3 n="19407">vpon the earth, should liue vnder the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-9"><bkdv3 n="19408">obedience of his Creatour and Lord:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-10"><bkdv3 n="19409">and for that cause, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, assoone
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-11"><bkdv3 n="19410">as hee had created man, gaue vnto him
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-12"><bkdv3 n="19411">a certaine precept and law, which hee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-13"><bkdv3 n="19412">(being yet in the state of innocency, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-14"><bkdv3 n="19413">remayning in Paradise) should obserue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-15"><bkdv3 n="19414">as a pledge and token of his due and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-16"><bkdv3 n="19415">bounden obedience, with denunciation of death if hee did transgresse
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-17"><bkdv3 n="19416">and breake the sayd Law and commandement. And as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> would
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-18"><bkdv3 n="19417">haue man to be his obedient subiect, so did he make all earthly creatures
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-19"><bkdv3 n="19418">subiect vnto man, who kept their due obedience vnto man, so long as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-20"><bkdv3 n="19419">man remayned in his obedience vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: in the which obedience if
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-21"><bkdv3 n="19420">man had continued still, there had beene no pouerty, no diseases, no sicke{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-22"><bkdv3 n="19421">nesse, no death, nor other miseries wherewith mankinde is now infinite{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-23"><bkdv3 n="19422">ly and most miserably afflicted and oppressed. So heere appeareth the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-24"><bkdv3 n="19423">originall kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> ouer Angels and man, and vniuersally
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-25"><bkdv3 n="19424">ouer all things, and of man ouer earthly creatures which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-26"><bkdv3 n="19425">made subiect vnto him, and with all the felicity and blessed state, which
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-27"><bkdv3 n="19426">Angels, man, and all creatures had remayned in, had they continued in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-28"><bkdv3 n="19427">due obedience vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> their King. For as long as in this first king{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-29"><bkdv3 n="19428">dome the subiects continued in due obedience to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> their king, so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-30"><bkdv3 n="19429">long did <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> embrace all his subiects with his loue, fauour, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-31"><bkdv3 n="19430">grace, which to enioy, is perfect felicity, whereby it is euident, that obe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-32"><bkdv3 n="19431">dience is the principall vertue of all vertues, and indeed the very root of

<bkdv3 n="19432"><fw t="catch">all</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="19433"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">276</fw> <fw t="header">Against disobedience</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-33"><bkdv3 n="19434">all vertues, and the cause of all felicitie. But as all felicitie and blessed{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-34"><bkdv3 n="19435">nesse should haue continued with the continuance of obedience, so with

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19436"><cit work="NT. Matthew 4.9"><f t="r">Mat.4.b. 9.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="19437"><cit work="NT. Matthew 25.41">Matth.25.
<bkdv3 n="19438">d.41.<f t="bl"><.ref>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-35"><bkdv3 n="19439">the breach of obedience, and breaking in of rebellion, al vices and miseries
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-36"><bkdv3 n="19440">did withall breake in, and ouerwhelme the world. The first authour of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19441"><cit work="NT. John 8.44"><f t="r">Ioh.8.f.44.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-37"><bkdv3 n="19442">which rebellion, the root of all vices, and mother of all mischiefes, was

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19443"><cit work="NT. 2 Peter, 2.4"><f t="r">2.Pe.2.a.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-38"><bkdv3 n="19444"><name t="ps">Lucifer,</name> first <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">S most excellent creature, and most bounden subiect,<lang t="l">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19445"><cit work="NT. Jude 6"><f t="r">Epist.Iud.<lang t="e">
<bkdv3 n="19446">a.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-39"><bkdv3 n="19447">who by rebelling against the Maiestie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, of the brightest and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-40"><bkdv3 n="19448">most glorious Angel, is become the blackest and most foulest fiend and de{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19449"><cit work="NT. Revelations 12.7"><f t="r">Apoc.12.
<bkdv3 n="19450">b.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-41"><bkdv3 n="19451">uill: and from the height of heauen, is fallen into the pit and bottome
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-42"><bkdv3 n="19452">of hell.
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<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19453"><cit work="OT. Genesis 3.1"><f t="r">Gen.3.a.1.
<bkdv3 n="19454">&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-43"><bkdv3 n="19455">Here you may see the first authour and founder of rebellion, and the re{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19456"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 2.24"><f t="r">Wisd.2.d.
<bkdv3 n="19457">24.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-44"><bkdv3 n="19458">ward thereof, here you may see the graund captaine and father of rebels,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-45"><bkdv3 n="19459">who perswading the following of his rebellion against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> their Cre{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19460"><cit work="OT. Genesis 3.8, 17.23-24"><f t="r">Gen.3.b.8.
<bkdv3 n="19461">9.&c.c.17.
<bkdv3 n="19462">|&| d.23.24.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-46"><bkdv3 n="19463">atour and Lord, vnto our first Parents <name t="ps">Adam</name> and <name t="ps">Eue,</name> brought them in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-47"><bkdv3 n="19464">high displeasure with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, wrought their exile and banishment out of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-48"><bkdv3 n="19465">Paradise, a place of all pleasure and goodnesse, into this wretched earth
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-49"><bkdv3 n="19466">and vale of misery: procured vnto them, sorrowes of their mindes, mis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-50"><bkdv3 n="19467">chiefes, sickenesse, diseases, death of their bodies, and which is farre more
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-51"><bkdv3 n="19468">horrible then all worldly and bodily mischiefes, he had wrought thereby

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19469"><cit work="NT. Romans 5.12, 19">
<bkdv3 n="19470"><f t="r">Rom.5.c.
<bkdv3 n="19471">12.&c.&
<bkdv3 n="19472">d.19 |&|c.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-52"><bkdv3 n="19473">their eternall and euerlasting death and damnation, had not <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-53"><bkdv3 n="19474">the obedience of his Sonne <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> repaired that, which man by dis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-54"><bkdv3 n="19475">obedience and rebellion had destroyed, and so of his mercy had pardoned
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-55"><bkdv3 n="19476">and forgiuen him: of which all and singular the premises, the holy Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-56"><bkdv3 n="19477">tures doe beare record in sundry places.
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-57"><bkdv3 n="19478">Thus doe you see, that neither heauen nor paradise could suffer any re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-58"><bkdv3 n="19479">bellion in them, neither be places for any rebels to remaine in. Thus be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-59"><bkdv3 n="19480">came rebellion, as you see, both the first and the greatest, and the very foot
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-60"><bkdv3 n="19481">of all other sinnes, and the first and principall cause, both of all worldly
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-61"><bkdv3 n="19482">and bodily miseries, sorrowes, diseases, sickenesses, and deathes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-62"><bkdv3 n="19483">which is infinitely worse then all these, as is said, the very cause of death
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-63"><bkdv3 n="19484">and damnation eternall also. After this breach of obedience to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-64"><bkdv3 n="19485">and rebellion against his Maiestie, all mischiefes and miseries breaking
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-65"><bkdv3 n="19486">in therewith, and ouerflowing the world, lest all things should come vnto

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19487"><cit work="OT. Genesis 3.17"><f t="r">Gen.3.d.17<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-66"><bkdv3 n="19488">confusion and vtter ruine, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> foorthwith by lawes giuen vnto man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-67"><bkdv3 n="19489">kind, repaired againe the rule and order of obedience thus by rebellion
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-68"><bkdv3 n="19490">ouerthrowne, and besides the obedience due vnto his Maiesty, hee not

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19491"><cit work="OT. Genesis 3.16"><f t="r">Gen.3.c.16<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-69"><bkdv3 n="19492">onely ordained that in families and housholds, the wife should be obedi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-70"><bkdv3 n="19493">ent vnto her husband, the children vnto their parents, the seruants vn{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19494"><cit work="OT. Job 34.30, 36.7"><f t="r">Iob.34.d
<bkdv3 n="19495">30.&36.a
<bkdv3 n="19496">7.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-71"><bkdv3 n="19497">to their masters: but also, when mankind increased, and spread it selfe
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-72"><bkdv3 n="19498">more largely ouer the world, hee by his holy word did constitute and or{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-73"><bkdv3 n="19499">daine in Cities and Countreys seuerall and speciall gouernours and ru{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19574"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 8.2, 10.16-17, 20"><f t="r">Eccl.8.a.2.
<bkdv3 n="19501">|&| 10.c.16.
<bkdv3 n="19502">17.&d.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-75"><bkdv3 n="19503">lers, vnto whom the residue of his people should be obedient.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-76"><bkdv3 n="19504">As in reading of the holy Scriptures, we shall finde in very many and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-77"><bkdv3 n="19505">almost infinite places, aswell of the olde Testament, as of the new, that

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19506"><cit work="OT. Psalms 18.50, 20.6, 21.2"><f t="r">Psal 18.g.
<bkdv3 n="19507">50.&20.b.
<bkdv3 n="19508">6.&21.a.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-78"><bkdv3 n="19509">Kings and Princes, aswell the euill as the good, doe raigne by Gods or{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-79"><bkdv3 n="19510">dinance, and that subiects are bounden to obey them: that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doth

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19511"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 8.15-16"><f t="r">Pro.8.b.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-80"><bkdv3 n="19512">giue Princes wisedome, great power, and authority: that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> de{\-}

<bkdv3 n="19513"><fw t="catch">fendeth</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-81"><bkdv3 n="19515">fendeth them against their enemies, and destroyeth their enemies horri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-82"><bkdv3 n="19516">bly: that the anger and displeasure of the Prince, is as the roaring of a
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-83"><bkdv3 n="19517">Lyon, and the very messenger of death: and that the subiect that prouo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-84"><bkdv3 n="19518">keth him to displeasure, sinneth against his own soule: With many other
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-85"><bkdv3 n="19519">things, concerning both the authority of Princes, and the duetie of sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-86"><bkdv3 n="19520">iects. But heere let vs rehearse two speciall places out of the new Te{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-87"><bkdv3 n="19521">stament, which may stand in stead of all other. The first out of Saint
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-88"><bkdv3 n="19522"><name t="ps">Pauls</name> Epistle to the Romanes and the thirteenth Chapter, where hee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-89"><bkdv3 n="19523">'writeth thus vnto all subiects, Let euery soule be subiect vnto the high{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19524"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.1"><f t="r">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-90"><bkdv3 n="19525">'er powers, for there is no power but of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and the powers that be,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-91"><bkdv3 n="19526">'are ordeined of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Whosoeuer therefore resisteth the power, resi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-92"><bkdv3 n="19527">'steth the ordinance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and they that resist, shall receiue to them{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-93"><bkdv3 n="19528">'selues damnation. For Princes are not to be feared for good works, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-94"><bkdv3 n="19529">'for euill. Wilt thou then be without feare of the power? Doe well, so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-95"><bkdv3 n="19530">'shalt thou haue praise of the same: For he is the minister of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-96"><bkdv3 n="19531">'thy wealth: But if thou doe euill, feare: for he beareth not the sword for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-97"><bkdv3 n="19532">'nought, for he is the minister of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to take vengeance vpon him that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-98"><bkdv3 n="19533">'doth euil. Wherefore ye must be subiect, not because of wrath onely, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-99"><bkdv3 n="19534">'also for conscience sake: for, for this cause ye pay also tribute, for they are
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-100"><bkdv3 n="19535">'<f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ministers, seruing for the same purpose. Giue to euery man
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-101"><bkdv3 n="19536">'therfore his duty: tribute, to whom tribute belongeth: custome, to whom
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-102"><bkdv3 n="19537">'custome is due: feare, to whom feare belongeth: honour, to whom ye owe
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-103"><bkdv3 n="19538">'honour. Thus far are S.<name t="ps">Pauls</name> words. The second place is in S.<name t="ps">Peters</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-104"><bkdv3 n="19539">'Epistle, and the second Chapter, whose words are these, Submit your

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19540"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.13"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-105"><bkdv3 n="19541">'selues vnto all maner of ordinances of man for the Lords sake, whether
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-106"><bkdv3 n="19542">'it bee vnto the King, as vnto the chiefe head, either vnto rulers, as vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-107"><bkdv3 n="19543">'them that are sent of him for the punishment of euil doers, but for the che{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-108"><bkdv3 n="19544">'rishing of them that doe well. For so is the will of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, that with well
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-109"><bkdv3 n="19545">'doing ye may stoppe the mouthes of ignorant |&| foolish men: as free, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-110"><bkdv3 n="19546">'not as hauing the libertie for a cloake of maliciousnesse, but euen as the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-111"><bkdv3 n="19547">'seruants of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Honour all men, loue brotherly fellowship, feare
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-112"><bkdv3 n="19548">'<f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, honour the King. Seruants, obey your masters with feare,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-113"><bkdv3 n="19549">not onely if they be good and courteous, but also though they be froward.
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-114"><bkdv3 n="19550">Thus farre out of Saint <name t="ps">Peter.</name>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-115"><bkdv3 n="19551">By these two places of the holy Scriptures, it is most euident that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-116"><bkdv3 n="19552">Kings, Queenes, and other Princes ( for hee speaketh of authoritie and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-117"><bkdv3 n="19553">power, be it in men or women) are ordeined of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, are to bee obeyed
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-118"><bkdv3 n="19554">and honoured of their subiects: that such subiects, as are disobedient or
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-119"><bkdv3 n="19555">rebellious against their Princes, disobey <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and procure their owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-120"><bkdv3 n="19556">damnation: that the gouernment of Princes is a great blessing of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-121"><bkdv3 n="19557">giuen for the common wealth, specially of the good and godly: For the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-122"><bkdv3 n="19558">comfort and cherishing of whom <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giueth and setteth vp princes: and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-123"><bkdv3 n="19559">on the contrary part, to the feare and for the punishment of the euill and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-124"><bkdv3 n="19560">wicked. Finally, that if seruants ought to obey their masters, not onely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-125"><bkdv3 n="19561">being gentle, but such as be froward: as well and much more ought sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-126"><bkdv3 n="19562">iects to be obedient, not only to their good and courteous, but also to their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-127"><bkdv3 n="19563">sharpe and rigorous Princes. It commeth therefore neither of chance

<bkdv3 n="19564"><fw t="sig">Aaa</fw><fw t="catch">and</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="19565"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">278</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-128"><bkdv3 n="19566">and fortune (as they terme it) nor of the ambition of mortal men and wo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-129"><bkdv3 n="19567">men climing vp of their owne accord to dominion, that there bee Kings,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-130"><bkdv3 n="19568">Queenes, Princes, and other gouernours ouer men being their subiects:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-131"><bkdv3 n="19569">but all Kings, Queenes, and other gouernours are specially appoynted

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19570"><cit work="OT. Psalms 10.16, 45.6, 47.2"><f t="r">Psal.10.b
<bkdv3 n="19571">16. |&| 45.a.
<bkdv3 n="19572">6.&c.
<bkdv3 n="19573">|&| 47.a.z.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-132"><bkdv3 n="19574">by the ordinance of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. And as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> himselfe, being of an infinite
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-133"><bkdv3 n="19575">Maiestie, power, and wisedome, ruleth and gouerneth all things in hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-134"><bkdv3 n="19576">uen and earth, as the vniuersall Monarch and onely King and Empe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-135"><bkdv3 n="19577">rour ouer all, as being onely able to take and beare the charge of all: so

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19578"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 17"><f t="r">Eccle.17.c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-136"><bkdv3 n="19579">hath hee constituted, ordeyned, and set earthly Princes ouer particular
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-137"><bkdv3 n="19580">Kingdomes and Dominions in earth, both for the auoyding of all confu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-138"><bkdv3 n="19581">sion, which els would be in the world, if it should be without gouernours,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-139"><bkdv3 n="19582">and for the great quiet and benefite of earthly men their subiects, and also
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-140"><bkdv3 n="19583">that the Princes themselues, in authoritie, power, wisedome, prouidence,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-141"><bkdv3 n="19584">and righteousnesse in gouernement of people and countreys committed to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-142"><bkdv3 n="19585">their charge, should resemble his heauenly gouernance, as the maiestie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-143"><bkdv3 n="19586">of heauenly things may by the basenesse of earthly things bee shadowed

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19587"><cit work="NT. Matthew 18.23, 22.2"><f t="r">Matth.18.c
<bkdv3 n="19588">23.&22.12</cit>
<bkdv3 n="19589"><cit work="OT. Psalms 10.16, 45.6, 47.2">Psal.10.b.
<bkdv3 n="19590">16.|&| 45.a.
<bkdv3 n="19591">b.|&| 47.a.
<bkdv3 n="19592">2.|&| c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-144"><bkdv3 n="19593">and resembled. And for that similitude, that is betweene the heauenly
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-145"><bkdv3 n="19594">Monarchie, and earthly Kingdomes well gouerned, our Sauiour
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-146"><bkdv3 n="19595"><name t="ps">Christ</name> in sundry parables saith, that the Kingdom of heauen is resembled
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-147"><bkdv3 n="19596">vnto a man, a king: and as the name of the king, is very often attributed
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-148"><bkdv3 n="19597">and giuen vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in the holy Scriptures, so doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-149"><bkdv3 n="19598">selfe in the same Scriptures sometime vouchsafe to communicate his

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19599"><cit work="NT. Matthew 22.13, 25.34"><f t="r">Matt.22.b.
<bkdv3 n="196150">13.&25.c.
<bkdv3 n="19601">34.</cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-151"><bkdv3 n="19602">Name with earthly Princes, terming them gods: doubtlesse for that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-152"><bkdv3 n="19603">similitude of gouernement which they haue or should haue, not vnlike

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19604"><cit work="OT. Psalms 82.6"><f t="r">Psal.82.b.6<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-153"><bkdv3 n="19605">vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> their King. Vnto the which similitude of heauenly go{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-154"><bkdv3 n="19606">uernement, the neerer and neerer that an earthly Prince doth come in his
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-155"><bkdv3 n="19607">regiment, the greater blessing of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> mercy is he vnto that coun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-156"><bkdv3 n="19608">trey and people ouer whom he reigneth: and the further and further that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-157"><bkdv3 n="19609">an earthly prince doth swarue from the example of the heauenly gouern{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-158"><bkdv3 n="19610">ment, the greater plague is he of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> wrath, and punishment by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-159"><bkdv3 n="19611"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> iustice, vnto that countrey and people, ouer whom <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-160"><bkdv3 n="19612">their sinnes hath places such a Prince and gouernour. For it is indeede
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-161"><bkdv3 n="19613">euident, both by the Scriptures, and dayly by experience, that the main{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-162"><bkdv3 n="19614">tenance of all vertue and godlinesse, and consequently of the wealth and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-163"><bkdv3 n="19615">prosperity of a kingdome and people, doeth stand |&| rest more in a wise and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-164"><bkdv3 n="19616">good Prince on the one part, then in great multitudes of other men being
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-165"><bkdv3 n="19617">subiects: and on the contrary part, the ouerthrow of all vertue and god{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-166"><bkdv3 n="19618">linesse, and consequently the decay and vtter ruine of a Realme and people
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-167"><bkdv3 n="19619">doth grow and come more by an vndiscreete and euill gouernour, then by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-168"><bkdv3 n="19620">many thousands of other men being subiects. Thus say the holy Scrip{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19621"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 10.17"><f t="r">Eccles.10.
<bkdv3 n="19622">d.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-169"><bkdv3 n="19623">tures, Well is thee, O thou land (saith the Preacher) whose King is
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-170"><bkdv3 n="19624">come of Nobles, and whose princes eate in due season, for necessity, and not

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19625"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 16.29"><f t="r">Prou.16.
<bkdv3 n="19626">|&| 29.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-171"><bkdv3 n="19627">for lust. Againe, a wise and righteous King maketh his Realme and peo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-172"><bkdv3 n="19628">ple wealthy: and a good, mercifull, and gracious Prince, is as a shadow

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19629"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 10"><f t="r">Eccles.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-173"><bkdv3 n="19630">in heate, as a defence in stormes, as deaw, as sweete showres, as fresh wa{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19631"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 22.1-2"><f t="r">Esai. 32.a<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-174"><bkdv3 n="19632">ter springs in great droughts.

<bkdv3 n="19633"><fw t="catch">Againe</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="279" sig="Aaa2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="19634"><fw t="header">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">279</fw><f t="bl">

<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-175"><bkdv3 n="19635">Againe the Scriptures, of vndiscreet and euill Princes, speake thus,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-176"><bkdv3 n="19636">Woe be to thee (O thou land) whose King is but a child, and whose Prin{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19637"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 10.16"><f t="r">Eccl.10.16<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-177"><bkdv3 n="19638">ces are early at their bankets. Againe, when the wicked doe raigne, then

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19639"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 28.15-16, 29.2,4"><f t="r">Prou.28.&
<bkdv3 n="19640">29.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-178"><bkdv3 n="19641">men goe to ruine. And againe, A foolish Prince destroyeth the people,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-179"><bkdv3 n="19642">and a couetous King vndoeth his Subiects. Thus speake the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-180"><bkdv3 n="19643">tures, thus experience testifieth of good and euill Princes.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-181"><bkdv3 n="19644">What shall Subiects doe then? shall they obey valiant, stout, wise, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-182"><bkdv3 n="19645">good Princes, and contemne, disobey, and rebell against children being
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-183"><bkdv3 n="19646">their Princes, or against vndiscreet and euill gouernours? God forbid:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-184"><bkdv3 n="19647">For first what a perilous thing were it to commit vnto the Subiects the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-185"><bkdv3 n="19648">iudgement which Prince is wise and godly, and his gouernement good,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-186"><bkdv3 n="19649">and which is otherwise: as though the foot must iudge of the head: an
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-187"><bkdv3 n="19650">enterprise very heinous, and must needs breed rebellion. For who else
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-188"><bkdv3 n="19651">be they that are most inclined to rebellion, but such haughtie spirits?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-189"><bkdv3 n="19652">From whom springeth such foule ruine of Realmes? Is not rebellion
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-190"><bkdv3 n="19653">the greatest of all mischiefes? And who are most ready to the greatest
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-191"><bkdv3 n="19654">mischiefes, but the worst men? Rebels therefore the worst of all Sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-192"><bkdv3 n="19655">iects are most ready to rebellion, as being the worst of all vices, and far{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-193"><bkdv3 n="19656">thest from the duetie of a good Subiect: as on the contrary part the best
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-194"><bkdv3 n="19657">Subiects are most firme and constant in obedience, as in the speciall and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-195"><bkdv3 n="19658">peculiar vertue of good Subiects. What an vnworthy matter were it
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-196"><bkdv3 n="19659">then to make the naughtiest Subiects, and most inclined to rebellion
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-197"><bkdv3 n="19660">and all euill, iudges ouer their Princes, ouer their gouernment, and ouer
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-198"><bkdv3 n="19661">their counsellers, to determine which of them be good or tolerable, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-199"><bkdv3 n="19662">which be euill, and so intolerable, that they must needs be remooued by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-200"><bkdv3 n="19663">rebels, being euer ready as the naughtiest subiects, soonest to rebell a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-201"><bkdv3 n="19664">gainst the best Princes, specially if they be yong in age, women in sexe, or
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-202"><bkdv3 n="19665">gentle and curteous in gouernment, as trusting by their wicked bold{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-203"><bkdv3 n="19666">nesse, easily to ouerthrow their weakenesse and gentlenesse, or at the least
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-204"><bkdv3 n="19667">so to feare the mindes of such Princes, that they may haue impunitie of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-205"><bkdv3 n="19668">their mischieuous doings.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-206"><bkdv3 n="19669">But whereas indeede a rebell is worse then the worst prince, and re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-207"><bkdv3 n="19670">bellion worse then the worst gouernement of the worst prince that hi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-208"><bkdv3 n="19671">therto hath beene: both rebels are vnmeete ministers, and rebellion an
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-209"><bkdv3 n="19672">vnfit and vnwholsome medicine to reforme any small lackes in a prince,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-210"><bkdv3 n="19673">or to cure any little griefes in gouernment, such lewd remedies being far
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-211"><bkdv3 n="19674">worse then any other maladies and disorders that can bee in the body of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-212"><bkdv3 n="19675">a common wealth. But whatsoeuer the prince bee, or his gouerne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-213"><bkdv3 n="19676">ment, it is euident that for the most part, those princes whom some sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-214"><bkdv3 n="19677">iectes doe thinke to bee very godly, and vnder whose gouernement they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-215"><bkdv3 n="19678">reioyce to liue: some other subiects doe take the same to bee euill and vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-216"><bkdv3 n="19679">godly, and doe wish for a change. If therefore all subiects that mislike
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-217"><bkdv3 n="19680">of their prince, should rebell, no Realme should euer bee without rebel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-218"><bkdv3 n="19681">lion. It were more meete that rebels should heare the aduise of wise
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-219"><bkdv3 n="19682">men, and giue place vnto their iudgement, and follow the example
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-220"><bkdv3 n="19683">of obedient subiectes, as reason is that they whose vnderstanding is
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-221"><bkdv3 n="19684">blinded with so euill an affection, should giue place to them that bee

<bkdv3 n="19685"><fw t="sig">Aaa 2</fw><fw t="catch">of</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="280" sig="Aaa2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="19686"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">280</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-222"><bkdv3 n="19687">of sound iudgement, and that the worst should giue place to the better:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-223"><bkdv3 n="19688">and so might Realmes continue in long obedience, peace, and quietnesse.
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-224"><bkdv3 n="19689">But what if the Prince be vndiscreete, and euill indeed, and is also eui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-225"><bkdv3 n="19690">dent to all mens eyes, that hee so is? I aske againe, what if it be long of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-226"><bkdv3 n="19691">the wickednesse of the Subiects, that the Prince is vndiscreete and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-227"><bkdv3 n="19692">euill? Shall the Subiects both by their wickednesse prouoke <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-228"><bkdv3 n="19693">for their deserued punishment, to giue them an vndiscreet or euill Prince,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-229"><bkdv3 n="19694">and also rebell against him, and withall against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who for the pu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-230"><bkdv3 n="19695">nishment of their sinnes did giue them such a Prince? Will you heare the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19696"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 19.4"><f t="r">Iob.34.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-231"><bkdv3 n="19697">Scriptures concerning this point? <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> (say the holy Scriptures)
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-232"><bkdv3 n="19698">maketh a wicked man to raigne for the sinnes of the people. Againe,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19699"><cit work="OT. Hosea 13.11"><f t="r">Osee. 13. 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-233"><bkdv3 n="19700"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giueth a Prince in his anger, meaning an euill one, and taketh
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-234"><bkdv3 n="19701">away a Prince in his displeasure, meaning specially when hee taketh
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-235"><bkdv3 n="19702">away a good Prince for the sinnes of the people: as in our memorie hee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-236"><bkdv3 n="19703">tooke away our good <name t="ps">Iosias</name> king <name t="ps">Edward</name> in his yong and good yeeres for

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19704"><cit work="OT. 2 Chronicles 2.9?"><f t="r">2.Par.2.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-237"><bkdv3 n="19705">our wickednesse. And contrarily the Scriptures doe teach, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19706"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 16"><f t="r">Prou.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-238"><bkdv3 n="19707">giueth wisedome vnto Princes, and maketh a wise and good King to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-239"><bkdv3 n="19708">raigne ouer that people whom he loueth, and who loueth him. Againe,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-240"><bkdv3 n="19709">if the people obey <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, both they and their king shal prosper and be safe,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19710"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 12.14"><f t="r">1.Reg.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-241"><bkdv3 n="19711">els both shall perish, saith <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by the mouth of <name t="ps">Samuel.</name>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-242"><bkdv3 n="19712">Here you see, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> placeth as well euill Princes as good, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-243"><bkdv3 n="19713">for what cause he doth both. If wee therefore will haue a good Prince,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-244"><bkdv3 n="19714">either to be giuen vs, or to continue: now we haue such a one, let vs by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-245"><bkdv3 n="19715">our obedience to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and to our Prince moue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> thereunto. If we
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-246"><bkdv3 n="19716">will haue an euill Prince (when <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> shall send such a one) taken away,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-247"><bkdv3 n="19717">and a good in his place, let vs take away our wickednesse which prouo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-248"><bkdv3 n="19718">keth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to place such a one ouer vs, and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will either displace
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-249"><bkdv3 n="19719">him, or of an euill Prince make him a good Prince, so that wee first will
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-250"><bkdv3 n="19720">change our euill into good. For will you heare the Scriptures? The

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19721"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 21.1"><f t="r">Pro. 21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-251"><bkdv3 n="19722">heart of the Prince is in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> hand, which way soeuer it shall please
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-252"><bkdv3 n="19723">him, he turneth it. Thus say the Scriptures. Wherefore let vs turne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-253"><bkdv3 n="19724">from our sinnes vnto the Lord with all our hearts, and he will turne the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-254"><bkdv3 n="19725">heart of the Prince, vnto our quiet and wealth? Els for Subiects to de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-255"><bkdv3 n="19726">serue through their sinnes to haue an euill Prince, and then to rebell a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-256"><bkdv3 n="19727">gainst him, were double and treble euill, by prouoking <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> more to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-257"><bkdv3 n="19728">plague them. Nay let vs either deserue to haue a good Prince, or let vs
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-258"><bkdv3 n="19729">patiently suffer and obey such as wee deserue. And whether the Prince
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-259"><bkdv3 n="19730">be good or euill, let vs according to the counsell of the holy Scriptures,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-260"><bkdv3 n="19731">pray for the Prince, for his continuance and increase in goodnesse, if he be
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-261"><bkdv3 n="19732">good, and for his amendment if he be euill.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-262"><bkdv3 n="19733">Well you heare the Scriptures concerning this most necessary point?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-263"><bkdv3 n="19734">I exhort therefore (saith S. <name t="ps">Paul</name>) that aboue all things, Prayers, Sup{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19735"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.1"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-264"><bkdv3 n="19736">plications, Intercessions, and giuing of thankes bee had for all men, for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-265"><bkdv3 n="19737">Kings, and all that are in authority, that wee may liue a quiet and peace{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-266"><bkdv3 n="19738">able life with all godlines: for that is good and acceptable in the sight of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-267"><bkdv3 n="19739"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our Sauiour, |&|c. This is S. <name t="ps">Pauls</name> counsell. And who I pray you,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-268"><bkdv3 n="19740">was Prince ouer the most part of the Christians, when <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy spi{\-}

<bkdv3 n="19741"><fw t="catch">rit</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="281" sig="Aaa3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="19742"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against wilfull rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">281</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-269"><bkdv3 n="19743">rit by Saint <name t="ps">Pauls</name> pen gaue them this lesson? Forsooth, <name t="ps">Caligula,</name><name t="ps">Clau{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-270"><bkdv3 n="19744">dius</name> or <name t="ps">Nero:</name> who were not onely no Christians, but Pagans, and also
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-271"><bkdv3 n="19745">either foolish rulers, or most cruell tyrants. Will you yet heare the word
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-272"><bkdv3 n="19746">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to the Iewes, when they were prisoners vnder <name t="ps">Nabuchodono{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-273"><bkdv3 n="19747">sor</name> King of <name t="pl">Babylon,</name> after he had slaine their king, nobles, parents,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-274"><bkdv3 n="19748">children, and kinsefolkes, burned their countrey, cities, yea Hierusa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-275"><bkdv3 n="19749">lem it selfe, and the holy Temple, and had caried the residue remaining
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-276"><bkdv3 n="19750">aliue captiues with him vnto <name t="ps">Babylon?</name> Will you heare yet what the Pro{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19751"><cit work="Apocrypha. Baruch 1.11"><f t="r">Bar.1.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-277"><bkdv3 n="19752">phet <name t="ps">Baruch</name> sayth vnto <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> people being in this captiuity? Pray
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-278"><bkdv3 n="19753">you, saith the Prophet, for the life of <name t="ps">Nabuchodonosor</name> king of <name t="pl">Babylon,</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-279"><bkdv3 n="19754">and for the life of <name t="ps">Balthasar</name> his sonne, that their dayes may bee as the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-280"><bkdv3 n="19755">dayes of heauen vpon the earth, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> also may giue vs strength,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-281"><bkdv3 n="19756">and lighten our eyes, that wee may liue vnder the defence of <name t="ps">Nabuchodo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-282"><bkdv3 n="19757">nosor</name> king of <name t="pl">Babylon,</name> and vnder the protection of <name t="ps">Balthasar</name> his sonne,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-283"><bkdv3 n="19758">that we may long doe them seruice, and finde fauour in their sight. Pray
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-284"><bkdv3 n="19759">for vs also vnto the Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for we haue sinned against the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-285"><bkdv3 n="19760">our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-286"><bkdv3 n="19761">Thus farre the Prophet Baruch his wordes: which are spoken by him
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-287"><bkdv3 n="19762">vnto the people of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, of that king who was an Heathen, a tyrant,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-288"><bkdv3 n="19763">and cruell oppressour of them, and had beene a murtherer of many thou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-289"><bkdv3 n="19764">sands of their nation, and a destroyer of their countrey, with a confes{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-290"><bkdv3 n="19765">sion that their sinnes had deserued such a prince to raigne ouer them. And
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-291"><bkdv3 n="19766">shall the old Christians, by Saint Pauls exhortation, pray for Caligula,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-292"><bkdv3 n="19767">Claudius, or Nero? Shall the Iewes pray for Nabuchodonosor? these
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-293"><bkdv3 n="19768">Emperours and Kings being strangers vnto them, being pagans and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-294"><bkdv3 n="19769">infidels being murtherers, tyrantes, and cruell oppressours of them,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-295"><bkdv3 n="19770">and destroyers of their countrey, countreymen, and kinsemen, the bur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-296"><bkdv3 n="19771">ners of their villages, townes, cities, and temples? And shall not
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-297"><bkdv3 n="19772">wee pray for the long, prosperous, and godly raigne of our naturall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-298"><bkdv3 n="19773">Prince? No stranger (which is obserued as a great blessing in the Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-299"><bkdv3 n="19774">tures) of our Christian, our most gratious Soueraigne, no Heathen,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-300"><bkdv3 n="19775">nor Pagan Prince? Shall wee not pray for the health of our most mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-301"><bkdv3 n="19776">cifull, most louing Soueraigne, the preseruer of vs and our countrey,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-302"><bkdv3 n="19777">in so long peace, quietnesse, and securitie, no cruell person, no tyrant,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-303"><bkdv3 n="19778">no spoyler of our goods, no shedder of bloodes, no burner and destroy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-304"><bkdv3 n="19779">er of our townes, cities, and countreys, as were those, for whom
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-305"><bkdv3 n="19780">yet as yee haue heard, Christians being their subiectes ought to pray?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-306"><bkdv3 n="19781">Let vs not commit so great ingratitude against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and our Soue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-307"><bkdv3 n="19782">raigne, as not continually to thanke <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for his gouernement, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-308"><bkdv3 n="19783">for his great and continuall benefites and blessings powred vpon vs by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-309"><bkdv3 n="19784">such gouernement. Let vs not commit so great a sinne against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-310"><bkdv3 n="19785">against our selues, and our countrey, as not to pray continually vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-311"><bkdv3 n="19786"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for the long continuance of so gratious a Ruler vnto vs, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-312"><bkdv3 n="19787">our countrey. Else shall we be vnworthy any longer to enioy those bene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-313"><bkdv3 n="19788">fites and blessings of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which hitherto wee haue had by her shalbe
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-314"><bkdv3 n="19789">most worthy to fall into all those mischiefes |&| miseries, which wee |&| our
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-315"><bkdv3 n="19790">countrey haue by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> grace through her gouernm&emacron;t hitherto escaped.

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-316"><bkdv3 n="19793">What shall wee say of those Subiects? may wee call them by the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-317"><bkdv3 n="19794">name of Subiects? Who neither bee thankefull, nor make any prayer
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-318"><bkdv3 n="19795">to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for so gracious a Soueraigne: but also themselues take ar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-319"><bkdv3 n="19796">mour wickedly, assemble companies and bands of rebels, to breake
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-320"><bkdv3 n="19797">the publique peace so long continued, and to make, not warre, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-321"><bkdv3 n="19798">rebellion, to endanger the person of such a gracious Soueraigne, to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-322"><bkdv3 n="19799">hazard the estate of their countrey, (for whose defence they should bee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-323"><bkdv3 n="19800">ready to spend their liues) and being Englishmen, to robbe, spoyle, de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-324"><bkdv3 n="19801">stroy and burne in <name t="pl">England</name> Englishmen, to kill and murther their owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-325"><bkdv3 n="19802">neighbours and kinsefolke, their owne countreymen, to doe all euill
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-326"><bkdv3 n="19803">and mischiefe, yea and more to, then forreigne enemies would, or could
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-327"><bkdv3 n="19804">doe? What shall wee say of these men, who vse themselues thus rebelli{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-328"><bkdv3 n="19805">ously against their gracious Soueraigne? Who if <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for their wic{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-329"><bkdv3 n="19806">kednesse had giuen them an Heathen tyrant to reigne ouer them, were by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-330"><bkdv3 n="19807"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word bound to obey him, and to pray for him? What may
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-331"><bkdv3 n="19808">bee spoken of them? so farre doeth their vnkindenesse, vnnaturalnesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-332"><bkdv3 n="19809">wickednesse, mischieuousnesse in their doings, passe and excell any thing,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-333"><bkdv3 n="19810">and all things that can bee expressed and vttered by wordes. Onely let
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-334"><bkdv3 n="19811">vs wish vnto all such most speedie repentance, and with so grieuous
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-335"><bkdv3 n="19812">sorrow of heart, as such so horrible sinnes against the Maiestie of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-336"><bkdv3 n="19813">doe require, who in most extreme vnthankefulnesse doe rise, not onely a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-337"><bkdv3 n="19814">gainst their gracious Prince, against their naturall countrey, but a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-338"><bkdv3 n="19815">gainst all their countreymen, women, and children, against themselues,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-339"><bkdv3 n="19816">their wiues, children |&| kinsefolkes, and by so wicked an example against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-340"><bkdv3 n="19817">all Christendome, and against whole mankinde of all maner of people
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-341"><bkdv3 n="19818">throughout the wide world, such repentance, I say, such sorrow of heart
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-342"><bkdv3 n="19819"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> graunt vnto all such, whosoeuer rise of priuate and malicious
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-343"><bkdv3 n="19820">purpose, as is meete for such mischiefes attempted, and wrought by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-344"><bkdv3 n="19821">them. And vnto vs and all other Subiectes, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of his mercie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-345"><bkdv3 n="19822">graunt, that wee may bee most vnlike to all such, and most like to good,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-346"><bkdv3 n="19823">naturall, louing, and obedient Subiects: nay, that wee may be such in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-347"><bkdv3 n="19824">deede, not onely shewing all obedience our selues, but as many of vs as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-348"><bkdv3 n="19825">bee able, to the vttermost of our power, abilitie and vnderstanding, to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-349"><bkdv3 n="19826">stay and represse all rebels, and rebellions against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, our gra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-350"><bkdv3 n="19827">cious Prince, and naturall countrey, at euery occasion that is offered
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-351"><bkdv3 n="19828">vnto vs. And that which wee all are able to doe, vnlesse wee doe it, wee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-352"><bkdv3 n="19829">shall bee most wicked, and most worthy to feele in the ende such extreme
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-353"><bkdv3 n="19830">plagues, as <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath euer powred vpon rebels.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-354"><bkdv3 n="19831">Let vs make continuall prayers vnto Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, euen from
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-355"><bkdv3 n="19832">the bottome of our hearts, that hee will giue his grace, power and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-356"><bkdv3 n="19833">strength vnto our gracious Queene <name t="ps">Elizabeth,</name> to vanquish and subdue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-357"><bkdv3 n="19834">all, aswell rebels at home, as forreigne enemies, that all domesticall re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-358"><bkdv3 n="19835">bellions being suppressed and pacified, and all outward inuasions re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-359"><bkdv3 n="19836">pulsed and abandoned, wee may not onely be sure, and long continue in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-360"><bkdv3 n="19837">all obedience vnto our gracious Soueraigne, and in that peaceable and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-361"><bkdv3 n="19838">quiet life which hitherto wee haue ledde vnder her Maiestie, with all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-362"><bkdv3 n="19839">securitie: but also that both our gracious Queene <name t="ps">Elizabeth,</name> and we

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-363"><bkdv3 n="19842">her subiects, may altogether in all obedience vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the King of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-364"><bkdv3 n="19843">Kings, and vnto his holy Lawes, leade our liues so in this world, in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-365"><bkdv3 n="19844">all vertue and godlinesse, that in the world to come, wee may enioy his
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-366"><bkdv3 n="19845">euerlasting kingdome: which I beseech <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to grant, aswell to our
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-367"><bkdv3 n="19846">gracious Soueraigne, as vnto vs all, for his Sonne our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-368"><bkdv3 n="19847"><name t="ps">Christes</name> sake, to whom with the Father and the holy Ghost, one
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-369"><bkdv3 n="19848"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and King immortall bee all glory, prayse, and thankesgiuing
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-370"><bkdv3 n="19849">world without end, Amen.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-371"><bkdv3 n="19850">Thus haue you heard the first part of this Homilie, now
<ttdv4 n="II.21.1-372"><bkdv3 n="19851">good people let vs pray.<f t="r">

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="19852">{P} The Prayer as in that time it
<bkdv3 n="19853">was published.<f t="bl">
</heading>
<p>
<bkdv3 n="19854">O<f t="bl"> Most mighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of hostes, the Gouer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19855">nour of all creatures, the only giuer of all victories,
<bkdv3 n="19856">Who alone art able to strengthen the weake against
<bkdv3 n="19857">the mighty, and to vanquish infinite multitudes of
<bkdv3 n="19858">thine enemies with the countenance of a few of thy seruants
<bkdv3 n="19859">calling vpon thy Name, and trusting in thee: Defend O
<bkdv3 n="19860">Lord, thy seruant |&| our Gouernour vnder thee, our Queene
<bkdv3 n="19861"><name t="ps">Elizabeth</name> and all thy people committed to her charge, O Lord
<bkdv3 n="19862">withstand the crueltie of all those which be common enemies
<bkdv3 n="19863">as well to the trueth of thy eternall Word, as to their owne
<bkdv3 n="19864">naturall Prince and countrey, and manifestly to this Crowne
<bkdv3 n="19865">and Realme of <name t="pl">England,</name> which thou hast of thy diuine pro{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19866">uidence assigned in these our dayes to the gouernment of thy
<bkdv3 n="19867">seruant, our Soueraigne |&| gracious Queene. O most mer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19868">cifull Father, (if it be thy holy will) make soft and tender the
<bkdv3 n="19869">stonie hearts of all those that exalt themselues against thy
<bkdv3 n="19870">Trueth, and seeke either to trouble the quiet of this Realme
<bkdv3 n="19871">of England, or to oppresse the Crowne of the same, and con{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19872">uert them to the knowledge of thy Sonne the onely Saui{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19873">our of the world, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> that we and they may ioyntly
<bkdv3 n="19874">glorifie thy mercies. Lighten we beseech thee their ignorant

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<bkdv3 n="19876">hearts, to imbrace the truth of thy Word, or els so abate their
<bkdv3 n="19877">cruelty (O most mighty Lord) that this our Christian Realm,
<bkdv3 n="19878">with others that confesse thy holy Gospel, may obtaine by
<bkdv3 n="19879">thine aide and strength, suretie from all enemies, without
<bkdv3 n="19880">shedding of Christian blood, whereby all they which bee op{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19881">pressed with their tyrannie, may be relieued, and they which
<bkdv3 n="19882">bee in feare of their crueltie may bee comforted: and finally
<bkdv3 n="19883">that all Christian Realmes, and specially this Realme
<bkdv3 n="19884">of <name t="pl">England,</name> may by thy defence and protection continue in
<bkdv3 n="19885">the trueth of the Gospel, and enioy perfect peace, quietnesse,
<bkdv3 n="19886">and securitie: and that we for these thy mercies, ioyntly alto{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19887">gether with one consonant heart and voice, may thankefully
<bkdv3 n="19888">render to thee all laud and praise, that we knit in one god{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19889">ly concord and vnitie amongst our selues, may continu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="19890">ally magnifie thy glorious Name, who with thy son
<bkdv3 n="19891">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and the holy Ghost,
<bkdv3 n="19892">art one Eternall, Almightie, and most
<bkdv3 n="19893">mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: To whom be
<bkdv3 n="19894">all laud, and praise world
<bkdv3 n="19895">without end,<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="19896">Amen.

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="19899">{P} The second part of the Homily against
<bkdv3 n="199373"><f t="i">disobedience and wilfull rebellion. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-374"><bkdv3 n="19901">A<f t="bl">S in the first part of this treatie of obedience of subiects
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-375"><bkdv3 n="19902">to their princes, and against disobedience and rebellion,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-376"><bkdv3 n="19903">I haue alledged diuers sentences out of the holy Scrip{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-377"><bkdv3 n="19904">tures for proofe: so shall it be good for the better declarati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-378"><bkdv3 n="19905">on and confirmation of the sayd wholesome doctrine, to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-379"><bkdv3 n="19906">alledge one example or two out of the holy Scriptures
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-380"><bkdv3 n="19907">of the obedience of subiects, not only vnto their good and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-381"><bkdv3 n="19908">gracious gouernours, but also vnto their euill and vnkinde princes. As
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-382"><bkdv3 n="19909">king <name t="ps">Saul</name> was not of the best, but rather of the worst sort of Princes, as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-383"><bkdv3 n="19910">being out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour for his disobedience against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-384"><bkdv3 n="19911">sparing (in a wrong pity) the king <name t="ps">Agag,</name> whom Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-385"><bkdv3 n="19912">manded to be slaine, according to the iustice of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against his sworn
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-386"><bkdv3 n="19913">enemy: and although <name t="ps">Saul</name> of a deuotion meant to sacrifice such things
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-387"><bkdv3 n="19914">as he spared of the Amalechites to the honour and seruice of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: yet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-388"><bkdv3 n="19915"><name t="ps">Saul</name> was reprooued for his wrong mercy and deuotion, and was told that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-389"><bkdv3 n="19916">obedience would haue more pleased him then such lenity, which sinfull
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-390"><bkdv3 n="19917">humanity (sayth holy <name t="ps">Chrysostome</name>) is more cruell before <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, then
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-391"><bkdv3 n="19918">any murther or shedding of blood when it is commanded of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. But
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-392"><bkdv3 n="19919">yet how euill soeuer <name t="ps">Saul</name> the King was, and out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-393"><bkdv3 n="19920">yet was he obeyed of his subiect <name t="ps">Dauid,</name> the very best of all subiects, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-394"><bkdv3 n="19921">most valiant in the seruice of his Prince and Country in the warres, the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-395"><bkdv3 n="19922">most obedient and louing in peace, and alwayes most true and faythfull
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-396"><bkdv3 n="19923">to his Soueraigne and Lord, and furthest off from all manner of rebel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-397"><bkdv3 n="19924">lion. For the which his most painefull, true, and faythfull seruice, King
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-398"><bkdv3 n="19925"><name t="ps">Saul</name> yet rewarded him not onely with great vnkindnesse, but also sought
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-399"><bkdv3 n="19926">his destruction and death by all meanes possible: so that <name t="ps">Dauid</name> was faine
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-400"><bkdv3 n="19927">to saue his life, not by rebellion, or any resistance, but by flight and hi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-401"><bkdv3 n="19928">ding himselfe from the Kings sight. Which notwithstanding, when king
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-402"><bkdv3 n="19929"><name t="ps">Saul</name> vpon a time came alone into the caue where <name t="ps">Dauid</name> was, so that <name t="ps">Da{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-403"><bkdv3 n="19930">uid</name> might easily haue slaine him, yet would he neither hurt him himselfe,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-404"><bkdv3 n="19931">neither suffer any of his men to lay hands vpon him. Another time also
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-405"><bkdv3 n="19932"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> entring by night with one <name t="ps">Abisai</name> a valiant and fierce man, into the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-406"><bkdv3 n="19933">tent where King <name t="ps">Saul</name> did lie a sleepe, where also he might yet more easily
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-407"><bkdv3 n="19934">haue slaine him, yet would he neither hurt him himselfe, nor suffer <name t="ps">Abisai
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-408"><bkdv3 n="19935"></name> (who was willing and ready to slay King <name t="ps">Saul</name>) once to touch him. Thus
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-409"><bkdv3 n="19936">did <name t="ps">Dauid</name> deale with <name t="ps">Saul</name> his Prince, notwithstanding that King <name t="ps">Saul</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-410"><bkdv3 n="19937">continually sought his death and destruction. It shall not be amisse vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-411"><bkdv3 n="19938">to these deedes of <name t="ps">Dauid</name> to adde his words, and to shew you what he spake

<bkdv3 n="19939"><fw t="catch">vnto</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="286" sig="Aaa5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="19940"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">286</fw> <fw t="header">The I. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-412"><bkdv3 n="19941">vnto such as encouraged him to take his opportunity and aduantage to

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19942"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 24.7"><f t="r">1.Reg.24.b
<bkdv3 n="19943">7.&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-413"><bkdv3 n="19944">slay King <name t="ps">Saul</name>, as his mortall enemie, when hee might. The Lord keepe
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-414"><bkdv3 n="19945">me, saith <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, from doing that thing, and from laying hands vpon my

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19946"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 26.9-10"><f t="r">1.Reg.26.b
<bkdv3 n="19947">9.&b.10.
<bkdv3 n="19948">&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-415"><bkdv3 n="19949">lord, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> anoynted. For who can lay his hand vpon the Lords
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-416"><bkdv3 n="19950">anoynted, and be guiltlesse? As truely as the Lord liueth, except that the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-417"><bkdv3 n="19951">Lord doe smite him, or his dayes shall come to die, or that hee goe downe
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-418"><bkdv3 n="19952">to warre, and be slaine in battell: the Lord be mercifull vnto me, that I
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-419"><bkdv3 n="19953">lay not my hand vpon the Lords anoynted.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-420"><bkdv3 n="19954">These bee <name t="ps">Dauids</name> words spoken at sundry times to diuers his seruants
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-421"><bkdv3 n="19955">prouoking him to slay king <name t="ps">Saul</name>, when opportunitie serued him there{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19956"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 1.2"><f t="r">1.Reg 24.a<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-422"><bkdv3 n="19957">unto. Neyther is it to bee omitted and left out, how when an Ama{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-423"><bkdv3 n="19958">lechite had slaine king <name t="ps">Saul</name>, euen at <name t="ps">Sauls</name> owne bidding, and commande{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19959"><cit work="OT. 2 Samuel 1.7, 9"><f t="r">1.Reg.1.b.
<bkdv3 n="19960">7.&b.9<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-424"><bkdv3 n="19961">ment (for hee would liue no longer now, for that hee had lost the field a{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19962"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 1.2"><f t="r">2.Reg.1.b.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-425"><bkdv3 n="19963">gainst his enemies the Philistims) the said Amalechite making great
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-426"><bkdv3 n="19964">haste to bring first word |&| newes thereof vnto <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, as ioyous vnto him
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-427"><bkdv3 n="19965">for the death of his mortall enemie, bringing withall the crowne that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-428"><bkdv3 n="19966">was vpon king <name t="ps">Sauls</name> head, and the bracelet that was about his arme,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-429"><bkdv3 n="19967">both as a proofe of the trueth of his newes, and also as fit and pleasant pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-430"><bkdv3 n="19968">sents vnto <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, being by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> appoynted to be King, <name t="ps">Saul</name> his succes{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-431"><bkdv3 n="19969">sour in the kingdome: Yet was that faithfull and godly <name t="ps">Dauid</name> so farre

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19970"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 1.11-12"><f t="r">2.Reg.1.c
<bkdv3 n="19971">12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-432"><bkdv3 n="19972">from reioycing at these newes, that he rent his clothes, wept, and mour{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-433"><bkdv3 n="19973">ned, and fasted: and so farre off from thankesgiuing to the messenger, ey{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-434"><bkdv3 n="19974">ther for his deede in killing the king, though his deadly enemie, or for his
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-435"><bkdv3 n="19975">message and newes, or for his presents that he brought, that he said vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-436"><bkdv3 n="19976">'him, How happened it that thou wast not afraid to lay thy hands

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19977"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 1.14-15"><f t="r">2.Reg.1.c.
<bkdv3 n="19978">4.c.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-437"><bkdv3 n="19979">'vpon the Lords anoynted, to slay him? Whereupon, immediatly he com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-438"><bkdv3 n="19980">'manded one of his seruants to kill the messenger, and said, Thy blood be
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-439"><bkdv3 n="19981">'vpon thine owne head, for thine owne mouth hath witnessed against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-440"><bkdv3 n="19982">'thy selfe, in confessing that thou hast slaine the Lords anoynted.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-441"><bkdv3 n="19983">This example dearely beloued is notable, and the circumstances there{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-442"><bkdv3 n="19984">of are well to bee considered, for the better instruction of all Subiects
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-443"><bkdv3 n="19985">in their bounden duetie of obedience, and perpetuall fearing of them
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-444"><bkdv3 n="19986">from attempting of any rebellion, or hurt against their Prince. On
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-445"><bkdv3 n="19987">the one part, <name t="ps">Dauid</name> was not onely a good and true Subiect, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-446"><bkdv3 n="19988">also such a Subiect, as both in peace and warre had serued and sa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-447"><bkdv3 n="19989">ued his Princes honour and life, and deliuered his countrey and coun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-448"><bkdv3 n="19990">treymen from great danger of Infidels, forraigne and most cruell ene{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19991"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 18.6-7"><f t="r">1.Reg.8.d.
<bkdv3 n="19992">18.&.g.30.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-449"><bkdv3 n="19993">mies, horribly inuading the king, and his countrey: for the which <name t="ps">Dauid</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-450"><bkdv3 n="19994">was in a singular fauour with all the people, so that hee might haue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-451"><bkdv3 n="19995">had great numbers of them at his commandement, if hee would haue at{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-452"><bkdv3 n="19996">tempted any thing. Besides this, <name t="ps">Dauid</name> was no common or absolute

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="19997"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 16.12"><f t="r">1.Reg.16.c.
<bkdv3 n="19998">12.c |&|c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-453"><bkdv3 n="19999">subiect but heire apparant to the crowne and kingdome, by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> ap{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="2454">0"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 18.10, 12><f t="r">1.Reg.18c
<bkdv3 n="20001">11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-455"><bkdv3 n="20002">poynted to reigne after <name t="ps">Saul</name>: which as it increased the fauour of the people
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-456"><bkdv3 n="20003">that knew it, towards <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, so did it make <name t="ps">Dauids</name> cause and case much
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-457"><bkdv3 n="20004">differing from the case of common and absolute subiects. And which is

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20005"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 15.11"><f t="r">2.Reg.15.
<bkdv3 n="20006">c.11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-458"><bkdv3 n="20007">most of all, <name t="ps">Dauid</name> was highly and singularly in the fauour of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: On
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-459"><bkdv3 n="20008">the contrary part, king <name t="ps">Saul</name> was out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour, (for that cause

<bkdv3 n="20009"><fw t="catch">which</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="287" sig="Aaa6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="20010"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against wilfull Rebellion</fw><fw t="pag">287</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-460"><bkdv3 n="20011">which is before rehearsed) and he as it were <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> enemie, and there{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20012"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 15.10-11"><f t="r">2.Reg.15.
<bkdv3 n="20013">11.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-461"><bkdv3 n="20014">fore like in warre and peace to bee hurtfull and pernitious vnto the com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-462"><bkdv3 n="20015">mon wealth, and that was knowen to many of his subiects, for that hee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20016"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 18.8-9"><f t="r">1.Reg.18.
<bkdv3 n="20017">10.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-463"><bkdv3 n="20018">was openly rebuked of <name t="ps">Samuel</name> for his disobedience vnto <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-464"><bkdv3 n="20019">might make the people the lesse to esteeme him. King <name t="ps">Saul</name> was also vnto

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20020"><cit work="OT. 1 Sam. 22.11-19, 26.7-9"><f t="r">1.Reg.15.
<bkdv3 n="20021">|&| 22. |&|
<bkdv3 n="20022">26.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-465"><bkdv3 n="20023"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> a mortall and deadly enemie, though without <name t="ps">Dauids</name> deseruing,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-466"><bkdv3 n="20024">who by his faithfull, painefull, profitable, yea most necessary seruice, had
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-467"><bkdv3 n="20025">well deserued, as of his countrey, so of his Prince, but King <name t="ps">Saul</name> farre
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-468"><bkdv3 n="20026">otherwise: the more was his vnkindnesse, hatred, and crueltie towardes
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-469"><bkdv3 n="20027">such a good subiect, both odious and detestable. Yet would <name t="ps">Dauid</name> nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-470"><bkdv3 n="20028">ther himselfe slay nor hurt such an enemie, for that hee was his Prince
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-471"><bkdv3 n="20029">and Lord, noe would suffer any other to kill, hurt, or lay hand vpon him,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-472"><bkdv3 n="20030">when he might haue beene slaine without any stirre, tumult, or danger
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-473"><bkdv3 n="20031">of any mans life. Now let <name t="ps">Dauid</name> answer to such demands, as men desi{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20032"><f t="i">The de{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20033">mande. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-474"><bkdv3 n="20034">rous of rebellion, doe vse to make. Shall not we, specially being so good
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-475"><bkdv3 n="20035">men as we are, rise and rebell against a Prince, hated of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-476"><bkdv3 n="20036"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> enemy, and therefore like not to prosper either in warre or
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-477"><bkdv3 n="20037">peace, but to be hurtfull and pernicious to the common wealth? No saith

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20038"><f t="i">The answer. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-478"><bkdv3 n="20039">good and godly <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> and such a kings faythfull subiect: and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-479"><bkdv3 n="20040">so conuicting such subiects as attempt any rebellion against such a king,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-480"><bkdv3 n="20041">to be neither good subiects nor good men. But say they, Shall we not

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20042"><f t="i">The de{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20043">mande. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-481"><bkdv3 n="20044">rise and rebell against so vnkinde a Prince, nothing considering or regar{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-482"><bkdv3 n="20045">ding our true, faythfull, and painefull seruice, or the safegard of our po{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-483"><bkdv3 n="20046">sterity? No sayth good <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, whom no such vnkindnesse could cause to

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20047"><f t="i">The answer.
<bkdv3 n="20048">The de{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20049">mande. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-484"><bkdv3 n="20050">forsake his due obedience to his soueraigne. Shall we not, say they, rise
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-485"><bkdv3 n="20051">and rebell against our knowen, mortall, and deadly enemy, that seeketh
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-486"><bkdv3 n="20052">our liues? No sayth godly <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, who had learned the lesson that our

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20053"><f t="i">The answer. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-487"><bkdv3 n="20054">Sauiour afterward plainely taught, that wee should doe no hurt to our
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-488"><bkdv3 n="20055">fellow subiects, though they hate vs, and be our enemies: much lesse vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-489"><bkdv3 n="20056">our prince, though he were our enemy. Shall we not assemble an army

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20057"><f t="i">The de{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20058">mande. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-490"><bkdv3 n="20059">of such good fellowes as we are, and by hazarding of our liues, and the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-491"><bkdv3 n="20060">liues of such as shall withstand vs, and withall hazarding the whole
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-492"><bkdv3 n="20061">estate of our countrey, remooue so naughty a Prince? No saith godly <name t="ps">Da{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20062"><f t="i">The answer. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-493"><bkdv3 n="20063">uid</name>, for I, when I might without assembling force, or number of men,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-494"><bkdv3 n="20064">without tumult or hazard of any mans life, or shedding of any droppe of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-495"><bkdv3 n="20065">blood, haue deliuered my selfe and my countrey of an euill Prince, yet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-496"><bkdv3 n="20066">would I not doe it. Are not they (say some) lustie and couragious cap{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20067"><f t="i">The de{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20068">mande. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-497"><bkdv3 n="20069">taines, valiant men of stomacke, and good mens bodies, that doe ven{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-498"><bkdv3 n="20070">ture by force to kill and depose their King, being a naughtie Prince, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-499"><bkdv3 n="20071">their mortall enemy? They may be as lusty and couragious as they list,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20072"><f t="i">The answer. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-500"><bkdv3 n="20073">yet saith godly <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, they can be no good nor godly men that so doe: for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-501"><bkdv3 n="20074">I not onely haue rebuked, but also commanded him to be slaine as a wic{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-502"><bkdv3 n="20075">ked man, which slew king <name t="ps">Saul</name> mine enemy, though hee being weary of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-503"><bkdv3 n="20076">his life for the losse of the victorie against his enemies, desired that man to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-504"><bkdv3 n="20077">slay him. What shall we then doe to an euill, to an vnkinde Prince, an

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20078"><f t="i">The de{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20079">mande.
<bkdv3 n="20080">The answer. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-505"><bkdv3 n="20081">enemy to vs, hated of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, hurtfull to the common wealth, |&|c. Lay
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-506"><bkdv3 n="20082">no violent hand vpon him, saith good <name t="ps">Dauid</name>, but let him liue vntill <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">

<bkdv3 n="20083"><fw t="catch">appoint</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="288" sig="Aaa6v" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="20084"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">288</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-507"><bkdv3 n="20085">appoint and worke his end, either by naturall death, or in warre by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-508"><bkdv3 n="20086">lawfull enemies, not by traiterous subiects.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-509"><bkdv3 n="20087">Thus would godly <name t="ps">Dauid</name> make answer: And S. <name t="ps">Paul</name> as ye heard before,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-510"><bkdv3 n="20088">willeth vs also to pray for such a Prince. If king <name t="ps">Dauid</name> would make these
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-511"><bkdv3 n="20089">answeres, as by his deedes and words recorded in the holy Scriptures,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-512"><bkdv3 n="20090">indeed he doth make vnto all such demands concerning rebelling against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-513"><bkdv3 n="20091">euill princes, vnkinde princes, cruell princes, princes that bee to their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-514"><bkdv3 n="20092">good subiects mortall enemies, princes that are out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-515"><bkdv3 n="20093">and so hurtfull, or like to be hurtfull to the common wealth: what an{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20094"><f t="i">An vnnatu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20095">rall and wic{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20096">ked question. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-516"><bkdv3 n="20097">swere thinke you, would he make to those that demand, whether they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-517"><bkdv3 n="20098">(being noughty and vnkinde subiects) may not, to the great hazarde of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-518"><bkdv3 n="20099">the life of many thousands, and the vtter danger of the state of the com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-519"><bkdv3 n="20100">mon wealth, and whole Realme, assemble a sort of rebels, either to de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-520"><bkdv3 n="20101">pose, to put in feare, or to destroy their naturall and louing princes, ene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-521"><bkdv3 n="20102">my to none, good to all, euen to them the worst of all other, the maintay{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-522"><bkdv3 n="20103">ner of perpetuall peace, quietnesse, and security, most beneficiall to the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-523"><bkdv3 n="20104">common wealth, most necessary for the safegard of the whole Realme?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-524"><bkdv3 n="20105">what answere would <name t="ps">Dauid</name> make to their demand, whether they may
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-525"><bkdv3 n="20106">not attempt cruelly and vnnaturally to destroy so peaceable and merci{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-526"><bkdv3 n="20107">full a Prince, what I say would <name t="ps">Dauid,</name> so reuerently speaking of <name t="ps">Saul</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-527"><bkdv3 n="20108">and so patiently suffering so euill a king, what would he answere and say
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-528"><bkdv3 n="20109">to such demandes? What would he say, nay what would hee doe to such
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-529"><bkdv3 n="20110">high attempters, whoso sayd and did as you before haue heard, vnto him
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-530"><bkdv3 n="20111">that slew the king his master, though a most wicked prince? If hee puni{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-531"><bkdv3 n="20112">shed with death as a wicked doer, such a man: With what reproches of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-532"><bkdv3 n="20113">wordes would he reuile such, yea with what torments of most shamefull
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-533"><bkdv3 n="20114">deaths would he destroy such hell hounds rather then euill men, such re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-534"><bkdv3 n="20115">bels I meane, as I last spake of? For if they who doe disobey an euill and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-535"><bkdv3 n="20116">vnkinde prince, bee most vnlike vnto <name t="ps">Dauid</name> that good subiect: what bee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-536"><bkdv3 n="20117">they, who doe rebell against a most naturall and louing prince? And if
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-537"><bkdv3 n="20118"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> being so good a Subiect, that he obeyed so euill a king, was wor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-538"><bkdv3 n="20119">thy of a subiect to be made a king himselfe: What bee they, which are so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-539"><bkdv3 n="20120">euill subiects that they will rebell against their gratious prince, worthy
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-540"><bkdv3 n="20121">of? Surely no mortall man can expresse with wordes, nor conceiue in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-541"><bkdv3 n="20122">minde the horrible and most dreadfull damnation that such be worthy of:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-542"><bkdv3 n="20123">who disdayning to be the quiet and happy subiects of their good prince,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-543"><bkdv3 n="20124">are most worthy to be the miserable captiues and vile slaues of that infer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-544"><bkdv3 n="20125">nall tyrant Satan, with him to suffer eternall slauery and torments.
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-545"><bkdv3 n="20126">This one example of the good subiect <name t="ps">Dauid</name> out of the old Testament may
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-546"><bkdv3 n="20127">suffice, and for the notablenesse of it serue for all.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20128"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.1"><f t="r">Luke 2.a 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-547"><bkdv3 n="20129">In the New Testament the excellent example of the blessed Virgin <name t="ps">Ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-548"><bkdv3 n="20130">ry</name> the mother of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, doeth at the first offer it selfe. When
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-549"><bkdv3 n="20131">proclamation or commandement was sent into <name t="pl">Iurie</name> from <name t="ps">Augustus</name> the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-550"><bkdv3 n="20132">Emperour of <name t="pl">Rome</name> , that the people there should repayre vnto their owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-551"><bkdv3 n="20133">Cities and dwelling places, there to be taxed: neither did the blessed Vir{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-552"><bkdv3 n="20134">gin, though both highly in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour, and also being of the roy{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-553"><bkdv3 n="20135">all blood of the ancient naturall Kings of <name t="pl">Iurie</name>, disdayne to obey the

<bkdv3 n="20136"><fw t="catch">com-</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-554"><bkdv3 n="20138">commandement of an Heathen and forreigne prince, when <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-555"><bkdv3 n="20139">placed such a one ouer them: Neither did shee alleage for an excuse, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-556"><bkdv3 n="20140">shee was great with child, and most neere her time of deliuerance: Nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-557"><bkdv3 n="20141">ther grudged shee at the length and tedious iourney from <name t="pl">Nazareth</name> to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-558"><bkdv3 n="20142"><name t="pl">Bethlehem</name>, from whence and whither she must goe to bee taxed: Nei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-559"><bkdv3 n="20143">ther repined shee at the sharpenesse of the dead time of Winter, being
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-560"><bkdv3 n="20144">the latter end of December, an vnfit time to trauaile in, specially a
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-561"><bkdv3 n="20145">longe iourney for a woman beeing in her case: but all excuses set apart,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-562"><bkdv3 n="20146">shee obeyed, and came to the appointed place, whereat her comming she

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20147"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.7"><f t="r">Luke 2.a.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-563"><bkdv3 n="20148">found such great resort and throng of people, that finding no place in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-564"><bkdv3 n="20149">any Inne, shee was faine after her long painefull and tedious iour{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-565"><bkdv3 n="20150">ney, to take vp her lodging in a stable, where also shee was deliuered
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-566"><bkdv3 n="20151">of her blessed Childe: and this also declareth how neere her time shee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-567"><bkdv3 n="20152">tooke that iourney. This obedience of this most noble, and most ver{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-568"><bkdv3 n="20153">tuous Lady, to a forraigne and pagan Prince, doth well teach vs (who
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-569"><bkdv3 n="20154">in comparison of her are most base and vile) what ready obedience wee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-570"><bkdv3 n="20155">doe owe to our naturall and gratious Soueraigne. Howbeit, in this
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-571"><bkdv3 n="20156">case the obedience of the whole Iewish nation (beeing otherwise a stub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-572"><bkdv3 n="20157">borne people) vnto the commandement of the same forraigne heathen

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20158"><cit work="NT. Luke 2.3"><f t="r">Luke 2.a.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-573"><bkdv3 n="20159">Prince, doeth prooue, that such Christians as doe not most readily obey
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-574"><bkdv3 n="20160">their naturall gratious Soueraigne, are far worse then the stubborne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-575"><bkdv3 n="20161">Iewes, whom we yet account as the worst of all people. But no exam{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-576"><bkdv3 n="20162">ple ought to bee of more force with vs Christians, then the example of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20163"><cit work="NT. Matthew 17.25"><f t="r">Matth.17.d
<bkdv3 n="20164">25.&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-577"><bkdv3 n="20165"><name t="ps">Christ</name> our Master and Sauiour, who though hee were the Sonne of

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20166"><cit work="NT. Mark 12.17"><f t="r">Mar.12.b.
<bkdv3 n="20167">17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-578"><bkdv3 n="20168"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, yet did alwayes behaue himselfe most reuerently to such men as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-579"><bkdv3 n="20169">were in authority in the world in his time, and hee not rebelliously be{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20170"><cit work="NT. Luke 20.25"><f t="r">Luke 20.d.
<bkdv3 n="20171">15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-580"><bkdv3 n="20172">haued himselfe, but openly did teach the Iewes to pay tribute vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-581"><bkdv3 n="20173">Romane Emperour, though a forraigne and a pagan Prince, yea him{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20174"><cit work="NT. Matthew 27.1"><f t="r">Matt.27.a.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-582"><bkdv3 n="20175">selfe with his Apostles payd tribute vnto him: and finally, being brought

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20176"><cit work="NT. Luke 23.1"><f t="r">Luke 23.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-583"><bkdv3 n="20177">before <name t="ps">Pontius Pilate</name>, a stranger borne, and an heathen man, being Lord

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20178"><cit work="NT. John 19.20"><f t="r">Iohn 19.
<bkdv3 n="20179">20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-584"><bkdv3 n="20180">president of <name t="pl">Iurie</name>, he acknowledged his authority and power to bee gi{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20181"><cit work="NT. Matthew 17.26"><f t="r">Matt.17.c.
<bkdv3 n="20182">26.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-585"><bkdv3 n="20183">uen him from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and obeyed patiently the sentence of most paine{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-586"><bkdv3 n="20184">full and shamefull death, which the sayd Iudge pronounced and gaue

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20185"><cit work="NT. Luke 23.24"><f t="r">Luke 23.d.
<bkdv3 n="20186">24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-587"><bkdv3 n="20187">most vniustly against him, without any grudge, murmuring, or euill
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-588"><bkdv3 n="20188">word once giuing.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-589"><bkdv3 n="20189">There bee many and diuers other examples of the obedience to Prin{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-590"><bkdv3 n="20190">ces, euen such as bee euill, in the new Testament, to the vtter confusi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-591"><bkdv3 n="20191">on of disobedient and rebellious people, but this one may be an eternall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-592"><bkdv3 n="20192">example, which the Sonne of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and so the Lord of all, <name t="ps">Iesus</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-593"><bkdv3 n="20193"><name t="ps">Christ</name> hath giuen to vs his Christians and seruants, and such as may
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-594"><bkdv3 n="20194">serue for all, to teach vs to obey Princes, though strangers, wicked, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-595"><bkdv3 n="20195">wrongfull, when <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> for our sinnes shall place such ouer vs. Where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-596"><bkdv3 n="20196">by it followeth vnauoidably, that such as doe disobey or rebell against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-597"><bkdv3 n="20197">their owne naturall gratious Soueraignes, howsoeuer they call them{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-598"><bkdv3 n="20198">selues, or be named of others, yet are they indeede no true Christians, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-599"><bkdv3 n="20199">worse then Iewes, worse then Heathens, and such as shall neuer enioy

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<bkdv3 n="20201"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">290</fw> <fw t="header">The II. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-601"><bkdv3 n="20202">the Kingdome of heauen, which <name t="ps">Christ</name> by his obedience purchased for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-602"><bkdv3 n="20203">true Christians, being obedient to him the King of all kings, and to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-603"><bkdv3 n="20204">their Prince whom he hath placed ouer them: The which kingdome the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-604"><bkdv3 n="20205">peculiar place of all such obedient subiectes, I beseech <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> our hea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-605"><bkdv3 n="20206">uenly Father, for the same our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christes</name> sake to grant
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-606"><bkdv3 n="20207">vnto vs, to whom with the holy Ghost be all laude, honour, and glory,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-607"><bkdv3 n="20208">now and for euer. Amen.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-608"><bkdv3 n="20209">Thus haue you heard the second part of this Homily,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.2-609"><bkdv3 n="20210">now good people let vs pray.<f t="r">

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="20211">{P} The Prayer as in that time it
<bkdv3 n="20212">was published.<f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<bkdv3 n="20213">O<f t="bl"> Most mighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of hostes, the Gouer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20214">nour of all creatures, the only giuer of all victories,
<bkdv3 n="20215">who alone art able to strengthen the weake against
<bkdv3 n="20216">the mighty, and to vanquish infinite multitudes of
<bkdv3 n="20217">thine enemies with the countenance of a few of thy seruants
<bkdv3 n="20218">calling vpon thy Name, and trusting in thee: Defend O
<bkdv3 n="20219">Lord, thy seruant |&| our Gouernour vnder thee, our Queene
<bkdv3 n="20220"><name t="ps">Elizabeth</name> and all thy people committed to her charge, O Lord
<bkdv3 n="20221">withstand the crueltie of all those which be common enemies
<bkdv3 n="20222">as well to the trueth of thy eternall Word, as to their owne
<bkdv3 n="20223">naturall Prince and countrey, and manifestly to this Crowne
<bkdv3 n="20224">and Realme of <name t="pl">England</name> , which thou hast of thy diuine pro{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20225">uidence assigned in these our dayes to the gouernment of thy
<bkdv3 n="20226">seruant, our Soueraigne |&| gracious Queene. O most mer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20227">cifull Father, (if it be thy holy will) make soft and tender the
<bkdv3 n="20228">stonie hearts of all those that exalt themselues against thy
<bkdv3 n="20229">Trueth, and seeke either to trouble the quiet of this Realme
<bkdv3 n="20230">of <name t="pl">England</name>, or to oppresse the Crowne of the same, and con{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20231">uert them to the knowledge of thy Sonne the onely Saui{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20232">our of the world, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, that we and they may ioyntly
<bkdv3 n="20233">glorifie thy mercies. Lighten we beseech thee their ignorant

<bkdv3 n="20234"><fw t="catch">hearts</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="20235"><f t="r"><fw t="header">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">291</fw><f t="bl">

<bkdv3 n="20236">hearts to imbrace the truth of thy Word, or els so abate their
<bkdv3 n="20237">cruelty (O most mighty Lord) that this our Christian Realm,
<bkdv3 n="20238">with others that confesse thy holy Gospel, may obtaine by
<bkdv3 n="20239">thine aide and strength, suretie from all enemies, without
<bkdv3 n="20240">shedding of Christian blood, whereby all they which bee op{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20241">pressed with their tyrannie, may be relieued, and they which
<bkdv3 n="20242">bee in feare of their crueltie, may bee comforted: and finally
<bkdv3 n="20243">that all Christian Realmes, and specially this Realme
<bkdv3 n="20244">of <name t="pl">England</name>, may by thy defence and protection continue in
<bkdv3 n="20245">the trueth of the Gospel, and enioy perfect peace, quietnesse,
<bkdv3 n="20246">and securitie: and that we for these thy mercies, ioyntly alto{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20247">gether with one consonant heart and voice, may thankefully
<bkdv3 n="20248">render to thee all laud and praise, that we knit in one god{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20249">ly concord and vnitie amongst our selues, may continu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20250">ally magnifie thy glorious Name, who with thy son
<bkdv3 n="20251">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and the holy Ghost,
<bkdv3 n="20252">art one Eternall, Almightie, and most
<bkdv3 n="20253">mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: To whom be
<bkdv3 n="20254">all laud, and praise world
<bkdv3 n="20255">without end,<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="20256">Amen.

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<heading>
<bkdv3 n="20259">{P} The third part of the Homily against
<bkdv3 n="20260"><f t="i">disobedience and wilfull rebellion. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-610"><bkdv3 n="20261">A<f t="bl">S I haue in the first part of this treatise shewed vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-611"><bkdv3 n="20262">you the doctrine of the holy Scriptures, as concerning the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-612"><bkdv3 n="20263">obedience of true subiects to their princes, euen as well
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-613"><bkdv3 n="20264">to such as be euill, as vnto the good, and in the second part
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-614"><bkdv3 n="20265">of the same treaty confirmed the same doctrine by notable
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-615"><bkdv3 n="20266">examples, likewise taken out of the holy Scriptures: so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-616"><bkdv3 n="20267">remayneth it now that I partly doe declare vnto you in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-617"><bkdv3 n="20268">this third part, what an abominable sin against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man rebelli{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-618"><bkdv3 n="20269">on is, and how dreadfully the wrath of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is kindled and inflamed
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-619"><bkdv3 n="20270">against all rebels, and what horrible plagues, punishments, and deaths,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-620"><bkdv3 n="20271">and finally eternall damnation doeth hang ouer their heads: as how on
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-621"><bkdv3 n="20272">the contrary part, good and obedient subiects are in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-622"><bkdv3 n="20273">and be partakers of peace, quietnesse, and security, with other <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-623"><bkdv3 n="20274">manifold blessings in this world, and by his mercies through our Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-624"><bkdv3 n="20275">our <name t="ps">Christ</name>, of life euerlasting also in the world to come. How horrible a
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-625"><bkdv3 n="20276">sinne against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man rebellion is, cannot possibly bee expressed
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-626"><bkdv3 n="20277">according vnto the greatnesse thereof. For he that nameth rebellion, na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-627"><bkdv3 n="20278">meth not a singular or one onely sinne, as is theft, robbery, murder, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-628"><bkdv3 n="20279">such like, but he nameth the whole puddle and sinke of all sinnes against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-629"><bkdv3 n="20280"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man, against his Prince, his country, his countrymen, his
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-630"><bkdv3 n="20281">parents, his children, his kins folkes, his friends, and against all men v{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-631"><bkdv3 n="20282">niuersally, all sinnes I say against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and all men heaped together
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-632"><bkdv3 n="20283">nameth he, that nameth rebellion. For concerning the offence of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-633"><bkdv3 n="20284">Maiesty, who seeth not that rebellion riseth first by contempt of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-634"><bkdv3 n="20285">and of his holy ordinances and lawes, wherein hee so straitely comman{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-635"><bkdv3 n="20286">deth obedience, forbiddeth disobedience and rebellion? And besides the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-636"><bkdv3 n="20287">dishonour done by rebels vnto <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy Name, by their breaking
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-637"><bkdv3 n="20288">of their oath made to their Prince, with the attestation of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-638"><bkdv3 n="20289">name, and calling of his Maiesty to witnesse: Who heareth not the hor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-639"><bkdv3 n="20290">rible oathes and blasphemies of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy name, that are vsed day{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-640"><bkdv3 n="20291">ly amongst rebels, that is either amongst them, or heareth the trueth of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-641"><bkdv3 n="20292">their behauiour? Who knoweth not that rebels doe not onely themselues
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-642"><bkdv3 n="20293">leaue all workes necessary to be done vpon workedayes, vndone, whiles
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-643"><bkdv3 n="20294">they accomplish their abominable worste of rebellion, and to compell o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-644"><bkdv3 n="20295">thers that would gladly be well occupied, to doe the same: but also how
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-645"><bkdv3 n="20296">rebels doe not onely leaue the Sabboth day of the Lord vnsanctified, the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-646"><bkdv3 n="20297">Temple and Church of the Lord vnresorted vnto, but also doe by their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-647"><bkdv3 n="20298">workes of wickednesse most horribly prophane and pollute the Sabboth

<bkdv3 n="20299"><fw t="catch">day,</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="203648"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">293</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-649"><bkdv3 n="20301">day, seruing <name t="ps">Satan</name>, and by doing of his worke, making it the deuils day,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-650"><bkdv3 n="20302">in steede of the Lords day? Besides that, they compell good men that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-651"><bkdv3 n="20303">would gladly serue the Lord assembling in his Temple and Church vpon
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-652"><bkdv3 n="20304">his day, as becommeth the Lords seruants, to assemble and meete armed
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-653"><bkdv3 n="20305">in the field, to resist the furie of such rebels. Yea, |&| many rebels, lest they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-654"><bkdv3 n="20306">should leaue any part of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandements in the first table of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-655"><bkdv3 n="20307">his Law vnbroken, or any sinne against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> vndone, doe make re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-656"><bkdv3 n="20308">bellion for the maintenance of their Images and Idols, and of their ido{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-657"><bkdv3 n="20309">latrie committed, or to bee committed by them: and in dispite of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-658"><bkdv3 n="20310">cut and teare in sunder his holy word, and treade it vnder their feete, as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-659"><bkdv3 n="20311">of late yee know was done.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-660"><bkdv3 n="20312">As concerning the second table of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> Law, and all sinnes that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-661"><bkdv3 n="20313">may bee committed against man, who seeth not that they bee contained
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-662"><bkdv3 n="20314">in rebellion? For first the rebels doe not onely dishonour their Prince,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20315"><f t="i">The fifth
<bkdv3 n="20316">comman{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20317">dement. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-663"><bkdv3 n="20318">the parent of their countrey, but also do dishonour and shame their natu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-664"><bkdv3 n="20319">rall parents, if they haue any, doe shame their kinred and friendes, doe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-665"><bkdv3 n="20320">disinherite |&| vndoe for euer their children and heyres. Theftes, robberies,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-666"><bkdv3 n="20321">and murders, which of all sinnes are most lothed of most men, are in no

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20322"><f t="i">The sixt and
<bkdv3 n="20323">eight com{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20324">mandement. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-667"><bkdv3 n="20325">men so much nor so pernitiously and mischieuously, as in rebels. For the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-668"><bkdv3 n="20326">most arrant theeues, cruellest murderers that euer were, so long as they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-669"><bkdv3 n="20327">refraine from rebellion, as they are not many in number, so spreadeth
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-670"><bkdv3 n="20328">their wickednesse and damnation vnto a few, they spoyle but a few, they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-671"><bkdv3 n="20329">shed the blood but of a few in comparison. But rebels are the cause of in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-672"><bkdv3 n="20330">finite robberies, and murders of great multitudes, and of those also
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-673"><bkdv3 n="20331">whom they should defend from the spoyle and violence of other: and as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-674"><bkdv3 n="20332">rebels are many in number, so doeth their wickednesse and damnation
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-675"><bkdv3 n="20333">spread it selfe vnto many. And if whoredome and adulterie amongst

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20334"><f t="i">The seuenth
<bkdv3 n="20335">commande{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20336">ment. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-676"><bkdv3 n="20337">such persons as are agreeable to such wickednesse, are (as they indeede
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-677"><bkdv3 n="20338">bee most damnable:) what are the forceable oppressions of matrons and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-678"><bkdv3 n="20339">mens wiues, and the violating and deflowring of virgins and maides,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-679"><bkdv3 n="20340">which are most rife with rebels? How horrible and damnable thinke
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-680"><bkdv3 n="20341">you are they? Now besides that, rebels by breach of their faith giuen,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20342"><f t="i">The ninth
<bkdv3 n="20343">commande{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20344">ment. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-681"><bkdv3 n="20345">and the oath made to their Prince, bee guiltie of most damnable periu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-682"><bkdv3 n="20346">rie: it is wonderous to see what false colors and fained causes, by slande{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-683"><bkdv3 n="20347">rous lies made vpon their Prince, and the councellers, rebels will deuise
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-684"><bkdv3 n="20348">to cloke their rebellion withall, which is the worst and most damnable of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-685"><bkdv3 n="20349">all false witnesse bearing that may be possible. For what should I speake
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-686"><bkdv3 n="20350">of coueting or desiring of other mens wiues, houses, landes, goods and

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20351"><f t="i">The tenth
<bkdv3 n="20352">comman{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20353">dement. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-687"><bkdv3 n="20354">seruants in rebels, who by their willes would leaue vnto no man anie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-688"><bkdv3 n="20355">thing of his owne?
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-689"><bkdv3 n="20356">Thus you see that all good lawes are by rebels violated and broken,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-690"><bkdv3 n="20357">and that all sinnes possible to bee committed against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> or man, bee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-691"><bkdv3 n="20358">contained in rebellion: which sinnes if a man list to name by the accusto{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-692"><bkdv3 n="20359">med names of the seuen capitall or deadly sinnes, as pride, enuy, wrath,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-693"><bkdv3 n="20360">couetousnesse, sloth, gluttonie, and lecherie, he shall finde them all in re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-694"><bkdv3 n="20361">bellion, and amongst rebels. For first, as ambition and desire to be aloft,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-695"><bkdv3 n="20362">which is |&|that; property of pride, stirreth vp many mens minds to rebellion, so

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-696"><bkdv3 n="20365">commeth it of a Luciferian pride and presumption, that a few rebellious
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-697"><bkdv3 n="20366">subiects should set themselues vp against the Maiesty of their Prince,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-698"><bkdv3 n="20367">against the wisedome of the counsellers, against the power and force of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-699"><bkdv3 n="20368">all Nobility, and the faithfull subiects and people of the whole Realme.
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-700"><bkdv3 n="20369">As for enuie, wrath, murder, and desire of blood, and couetousnesse of other
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-701"><bkdv3 n="20370">mens goodes, landes and liuings, they are the inseparable accidents of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-702"><bkdv3 n="20371">all rebels, and peculiar properties that doe vsually stirre vp wicked men
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-703"><bkdv3 n="20372">vnto rebellion.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-704"><bkdv3 n="20373">Now such as by riotousnesse, gluttony, drunkennesse, excesse of ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-705"><bkdv3 n="20374">parell, and vnthrifty games, haue wasted their owne goodes vnthrifti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-706"><bkdv3 n="20375">tily, the same are most apt vnto, and most desirous of rebellion, whereby
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-707"><bkdv3 n="20376">they trust to come by other mens goodes vnlawfully and violently. And
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-708"><bkdv3 n="20377">where other gluttons and drunkardes take too much of such meats and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-709"><bkdv3 n="20378">drinkes as are serued to tables, rebels waste and consume in short space,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-710"><bkdv3 n="20379">all corne in barnes, fieldes, or elsewhere, whole garners, whole store{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-711"><bkdv3 n="20380">houses, whole cellers, deuoure whole flockes of sheepe, whole droues of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-712"><bkdv3 n="20381">Oxen and Kine. And as rebels that are married, leauing their owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-713"><bkdv3 n="20382">wiues at home, doe most vngraciously: so much more do vnmarried men,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-714"><bkdv3 n="20383">worse then any stallands or horses (being now by rebellion set at liber{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-715"><bkdv3 n="20384">ty from correction of Lawes which brideled them before) abuse by force
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-716"><bkdv3 n="20385">other mens wiues, and daughters, and rauish virgins and maydens,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-717"><bkdv3 n="20386">most shamefully, abominably, and damnably.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-718"><bkdv3 n="20387">Thus all sinnes, by all names that sinnes may be named, and by all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-719"><bkdv3 n="20388">meanes that sinnes may be committed and wrought, doe all wholly vp{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-720"><bkdv3 n="20389">on heapes follow rebellion, and are to bee found altogether amongst re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-721"><bkdv3 n="20390">bels. Now whereas pestilence, famine, and warre, are by the holy

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20391"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 24.14"><f t="r">2.King.24.
<bkdv3 n="20392">cap.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-722"><bkdv3 n="20393">Scriptures declared to bee the greatest worldly plagues and miseries
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-723"><bkdv3 n="20394">that likely can be, it is euident, that all the miseries that all these
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-724"><bkdv3 n="20395">plagues haue in them, doe wholly altogether follow rebellion, where{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-725"><bkdv3 n="20396">in, as all their miseries bee, so is there much more mischiefe then
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-726"><bkdv3 n="20397">in them all.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-727"><bkdv3 n="20398">For it is knowen that in the resorting of great companies of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-728"><bkdv3 n="20399">men together, which in rebellion happeneth both vpon the part of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-729"><bkdv3 n="20400">true subiectes, and of the rebels, by their close lying together, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-730"><bkdv3 n="20401">corruption of the ayre and place where they doe lie, with ordure
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-731"><bkdv3 n="20402">and much filth, in the hot weather, and by vnwholesome lodging,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-732"><bkdv3 n="20403">and lying often vpon the ground, specially in colde and wet wea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-733"><bkdv3 n="20404">ther in Winter, by their vnwholesome diet, and feeding at all times,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-734"><bkdv3 n="20405">and often by famine and lacke of meate and drinke in due time, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-735"><bkdv3 n="20406">againe by taking too much at other times: It is well knowen, I
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-736"><bkdv3 n="20407">say, that aswell plagues and pestilences, as all other kindes of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-737"><bkdv3 n="20408">sickenesses and maladies by these meanes growe vp and spring a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-738"><bkdv3 n="20409">mongst men, whereby moe men are consumed at the length, then
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-739"><bkdv3 n="20410">are by dint of sword sodainely slaine in the field. So that not onely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-740"><bkdv3 n="20411">pestilences, but also all other sickenesses, diseases, and maladies, doe
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-741"><bkdv3 n="20412">follow rebellion, which are much more horrible then plagues, pesti{\-}

<bkdv3 n="20413"><fw t="catch">lences,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="295" sig="Bbb4r" side="inner" forme="3">

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-742"><bkdv3 n="20415">lences, and diseases sent directly from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, as hereafter shall appeare
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-743"><bkdv3 n="20416">more plainely.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-744"><bkdv3 n="20417">And as for hunger and famine, they are the peculiar companions of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-745"><bkdv3 n="20418">rebellion: for while rebels doe in short time spoile and consume all corne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-746"><bkdv3 n="20419">and necessary prouision, which men with their labours had gotten and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-747"><bkdv3 n="20420">appointed vpon, for their finding the whole yeere after, and also doe let
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-748"><bkdv3 n="20421">all other men, husbandmen and others, from their husbandry, and other
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-749"><bkdv3 n="20422">necessary workes, whereby prouision should bee made for times to come,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-750"><bkdv3 n="20423">who seeth not that extreame famine and hunger must needes shortly en{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-751"><bkdv3 n="20424">sue and follow rebellion? Now whereas the wise King |&| godly Prophet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-752"><bkdv3 n="20425"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> iudged warre to be worse then either famine or pestilence, for that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-753"><bkdv3 n="20426">these two are often suffered by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, for mans amendement, and be not

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20427"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 24.14"><f t="r">2.Reg.24.
<bkdv3 n="20428">c.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-754"><bkdv3 n="20429">sinnes of themselues: but warres haue alwayes the sins and mischiefes
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-755"><bkdv3 n="20430">of men vpon the one side or other ioyned with them, and therefore is war
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-756"><bkdv3 n="20431">the greatest of these worldly mischiefes: but of all warres, ciuill warre
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-757"><bkdv3 n="20432">is the worst, and farre more abominable yet is rebellion then any ciuill
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-758"><bkdv3 n="20433">warre, being vnworthy the name of any warre, so farre it exceedeth all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-759"><bkdv3 n="20434">warres in all naughtinesse, in all mischiefe, and in all abomination. And
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-760"><bkdv3 n="20435">therefore our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> denounceth desolation and destruction to

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20436"><cit work="NT. Matthew 12.25"><f t="r">Mat.12.b.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-761"><bkdv3 n="20437">that Realme, that by sedition and rebellion is diuided in it selfe.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-762"><bkdv3 n="20438">Now as I haue shewed before, that pestilence and famine, so is it yet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-763"><bkdv3 n="20439">more euident that all the calamities, miseries, and mischiefes of warre,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-764"><bkdv3 n="20440">be more grieuous and doe more follow rebellion, then any other warre,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-765"><bkdv3 n="20441">as being farre worse then all other warres. For not onely those ordinarie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-766"><bkdv3 n="20442">and vsuall mischiefes and miseries of other warres, doe follow rebellion,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-767"><bkdv3 n="20443">as corne, and other things, necessary to mans vse to be spoiled, Houses,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-768"><bkdv3 n="20444">Villages, Townes, Cities, to be taken, sacked, burned, and destroyed,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-769"><bkdv3 n="20445">not onely many very wealthy men, but whole countreys to be impoueri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-770"><bkdv3 n="20446">shed, and vtterly beggered, many thousands of men to be slaine and mur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-771"><bkdv3 n="20447">dered, women and maides to be violated and deflowred: which things
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-772"><bkdv3 n="20448">when they are done by forraine enemies, we doe much mourne, as wee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-773"><bkdv3 n="20449">haue great causes, yet are all these miseries without any wickednesse
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-774"><bkdv3 n="20450">wrought by any of our owne countreymen. But when these mischiefes
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-775"><bkdv3 n="20451">are wrought in rebellion by them that should be friends, by countreymen,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-776"><bkdv3 n="20452">by kinsemen, by those that should defend their countrey, and countrey{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-777"><bkdv3 n="20453">men from such miseries, the misery is nothing so great, as is the mis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-778"><bkdv3 n="20454">chiefe and wickednes when the Subiects vnnaturally doe rebell against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-779"><bkdv3 n="20455">their Prince, whose honour and life they should defend, though it were
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-780"><bkdv3 n="20456">with the losse of their owne liues: countreymen to disturbe the publique
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-781"><bkdv3 n="20457">peace and quietnesse of their countrey, for defence of whose quietnesse
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-782"><bkdv3 n="20458">they should spend their liues: the brother to seeke, and often to worke the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-783"><bkdv3 n="20459">death of his brother, the sonne of the father, the father to seeke or procure
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-784"><bkdv3 n="20460">the death of his sons, being at mans age, and by their faults to disinherite
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-785"><bkdv3 n="20461">their innocent children and kinsemen their heires for euer, for whom
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-786"><bkdv3 n="20462">they might purchase liuings and lands, as naturall Parents doe take
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-787"><bkdv3 n="20463">care and paines, and to be at great costes and charges: and vniuersally

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-788"><bkdv3 n="20466">in stead of all quietnesse, ioy, and felicitie, which doe follow blessed peace |&|
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-789"><bkdv3 n="20467">due obedience, to bring in all trouble, sorrow, disquietnes of minds |&| bo{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-790"><bkdv3 n="20468">dies |&| all mischiefe |&| calamitie, to turne all good order vpside downe,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-791"><bkdv3 n="20469">to bring all good lawes in contempt, and to treade them vnder feete, to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-792"><bkdv3 n="20470">oppresse all vertue and honestie, and all vertuous and honest persons,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-793"><bkdv3 n="20471">and to set all vice and wickednesse, and all vicious and wicked men at
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-794"><bkdv3 n="20472">libertie, to worke their wicked willes, which were before bridled by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-795"><bkdv3 n="20473">wholsome Lawes, to weaken, to ouerthrow, and to consume the strength
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-796"><bkdv3 n="20474">of the Realme their naturall Countrey, aswell by the spending and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-797"><bkdv3 n="20475">wasting of monie and treasure of the Prince and Realme, as by mur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-798"><bkdv3 n="20476">dering the people of the same, their owne countrimen, who should de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-799"><bkdv3 n="20477">fend the honour of their Prince, and libertie of their Countrie, against

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20478"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 14.28"><f t="r">Prou.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-800"><bkdv3 n="20479">the inuasion of forraigne enemies: and so finally, to make their countrie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-801"><bkdv3 n="20480">thus by their mischeefe weakened, ready to bee a pray and spoyle to all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-802"><bkdv3 n="20481">outwarde enemies that will inuade it, to the vtter and perpetuall cap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-803"><bkdv3 n="20482">tiuitie, slauerie, and destruction of all their countriemen, their chil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-804"><bkdv3 n="20483"><app>dred <rdg resp="IL">dren</rdg></app>, their friendes, their kinsefolkes left aliue, whom by their wick{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-805"><bkdv3 n="20484">ed rebellion they procure to bee deliuered into the hands of the forraigne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-806"><bkdv3 n="20485">enemies, as much as in them doeth lie.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-807"><bkdv3 n="20486">In forraigne warres our countriemen in obtaining the victorie win
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-808"><bkdv3 n="20487">the prayse of valiantnesse, yea and though they were ouercommed and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-809"><bkdv3 n="20488">slaine, yet winne they an honest commendation in this world, and die
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-810"><bkdv3 n="20489">in a good conscience for seruing <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, their Prince, and their countrie,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-811"><bkdv3 n="20490">and bee children of eternall saluation: But the rebellion how desperate
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-812"><bkdv3 n="20491">and strong soeuer they bee, yet winne they shame here in fighting against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-813"><bkdv3 n="20492"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, their Prince and Countrie, and therefore iustly doe fall head{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-814"><bkdv3 n="20493">long into hell if they die, and liue in shame and fearefull conscience, though
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-815"><bkdv3 n="20494">they escape.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-816"><bkdv3 n="20495">But commonly they be rewarded with shamefull deathes, their hands
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-817"><bkdv3 n="20496">and carkases set vpon poles, and hanged in chaines, eaten with kytes
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-818"><bkdv3 n="20497">and crowes, iudged vnworthy the honour of buriall, and so their soules,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-819"><bkdv3 n="20498">if they repent not (as commonly they doe not) the deuill hurrieth them
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-820"><bkdv3 n="20499">into hell, in the middest of their mischiefe. For which dreadfull executi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-821"><bkdv3 n="20500">on Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> sheweth the cause of obedience, not onely for feare of death,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-822"><bkdv3 n="20501">but also in conscience to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">-ward, for feare of eternall damnation in

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20502"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.2"><f t="r">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-823"><bkdv3 n="20503">the world to come.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-824"><bkdv3 n="20504">Wherefore good people, let vs, as the children of obedience, feare, the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-825"><bkdv3 n="20505">dreadfull execution of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and liue in quiet obedience, to bee the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-826"><bkdv3 n="20506">children of euerlasting Saluation. For as heauen is the place of good
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-827"><bkdv3 n="20507">obedient subiectes, and hell the prison and dungeon of rebels against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-828"><bkdv3 n="20508"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and their Prince: so is that Realme happy where most obedience
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-829"><bkdv3 n="20509">of subiects doth appeare, being the verie figure of heauen: and contra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-830"><bkdv3 n="20510">riwise where most rebellions and rebelles bee, there is the expresse si{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-831"><bkdv3 n="20511">militude of hell, and the rebelles themselues are the verie figures of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-832"><bkdv3 n="20512">fiendes and deuils, and their captaine the vngratious patterne of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-833"><bkdv3 n="20513">cifer</name><f t="bl"> and <name t="ps">Satan</name>, the prince of darkenesse, of whose rebellion as they

<bkdv3 n="20514"><fw t="catch">be</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="297" sig="Bbb5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="20515"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">297</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-834"><bkdv3 n="20516">bee followers, so shall they of his damnation in hell vndoubtedly bee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-835"><bkdv3 n="20517">partakers, and as vndoubtedly children of peace the inheritours of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-836"><bkdv3 n="20518">heauen with <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father, <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Sonne, and <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-837"><bkdv3 n="20519">holy Ghost: To whom bee all honour and glory for euer and euer, A{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-838"><bkdv3 n="20520">men.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-839"><bkdv3 n="20521">Thus haue you heard the third part of this Homilie,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.3-840"><bkdv3 n="20522">now good people let vs pray.<f t="r">

<hr>
<hr>

<ttdv4 n="1 t="prayer>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="20523">{P} The Prayer as in that time it
<bkdv3 n="20524">was published.<f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<bkdv3 n="20525">O<f t="bl"> Most mighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of hostes, the Go{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20526">uernour of al creatures, the only giuer of all victo{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20527">ries, |&| who alone art able to strengthen the weak
<bkdv3 n="20528">against the mighty, and to vanquish infinite mul{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20529">titudes of thine enemies with the countenance of a few of thy
<bkdv3 n="20530">seruants calling vpon thy Name, |&| trusting in thee: Defend,
<bkdv3 n="20531">O Lord, thy seruant and our Gouernour vnder thee, our
<bkdv3 n="20532">Queene <f t="r"><name t="ps">E<f t="sc">LIZABETH</name><f t="bl">, |&| all thy people committed to her charge:
<bkdv3 n="20533">O Lord withstand the cruelty of all those which be common
<bkdv3 n="20534">enemies aswell to the trueth of thy eternall Word, as to their
<bkdv3 n="20535">owne naturall Prince and countrey, and manifestly to this
<bkdv3 n="20536">Crowne |&| Realme of <name t="pl">England</name> which thou hast of thy diuine
<bkdv3 n="20537">prouidence assigned in these our dayes to the gouernement of
<bkdv3 n="20538">thy seruant, our Soueraigne and gracious Queene, O most
<bkdv3 n="20539">mercifull Father, (if it be thy holy will) make soft and tender
<bkdv3 n="20540">the stony hearts of all those that exalt themselues against thy
<bkdv3 n="20541">Trueth and seeke either to trouble the quiet of this Realme
<bkdv3 n="20542">of <name t="pl">England</name>, or to oppresse the Crowne of the same, and con{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20543">uert them to the knowledge of thy Sonne the onely Saui{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20544">our of the world, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, that we and they may ioyntly
<bkdv3 n="20545">glorifie thy mercies. Lighten we beseech thee their ignorant
<bkdv3 n="20546">hearts, to imbrace the truth of thy word, or els so abate their
<bkdv3 n="20547">cruelty (O most mighty Lord) that this our Christi&amacron; Realme

<bkdv3 n="20548"><fw t="catch">with</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="298" sig="Bbb5v" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="20549"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">298</fw> <fw t="header">The III. part of the Sermon |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<bkdv3 n="20550">with others that confesse thy holy Gospel, may obtaine by
<bkdv3 n="20551">thine ayde and strength, surety from all enemies, without
<bkdv3 n="20552">shedding of Christian blood, whereby all they which bee op{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20553">pressed with their tyranny, may bee relieued, and they which
<bkdv3 n="20554">bee in feare of their cruelty, may bee comforted: and finally
<bkdv3 n="20555">that all Christian Realmes, and specially this Realme of
<bkdv3 n="20556"><name t="pl">England</name>, may by thy defence and protection continue in
<bkdv3 n="20557">the trueth of the Gospel and enioy perfect peace, quietnesse,
<bkdv3 n="20558">and security: and that wee for these thy mercies, iointly alto{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20559">gether with one consonant heart and voyce, may thankfully
<bkdv3 n="20560">render to thee all laud and prayse, that we knit in one god{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20561">ly concord and vnity amongst our selues, may continu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20562">ally magnifie thy glorious Name, who with thy son
<bkdv3 n="20563">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> and the holy Ghost,
<bkdv3 n="20564">art one Eternall, Almighty, and most
<bkdv3 n="20565">mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: To whom be
<bkdv3 n="20566">all laud and prayse world
<bkdv3 n="20567">without end.<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="20568">Amen.

</ttdv4>
</ttdv3>

<hr>

<bkdv3 n="20569"><fw t="catch">The</fw>

<hr>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="299" sig="Bbb6r" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="20570"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">299</fw>

<hr>

<ttdv3 n="4" t="part">

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="20571">{P} The fourth part of the Homily against
<bkdv3 n="20572"><f t="i">disobedience and wilfull rebellion. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-841"><bkdv3 n="20573">F<f t="bl">Or your further instruction (good people) to shew
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-842"><bkdv3 n="20574">vnto you how much Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth abhore
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-843"><bkdv3 n="20575">disobedience and wilfull rebellion, specially when
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-844"><bkdv3 n="20576">rebelles aduance themselues so high, that they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-845"><bkdv3 n="20577">arme themselues with weapon, and stand in fielde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-846"><bkdv3 n="20578">to fight against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, their Prince, and their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-847"><bkdv3 n="20579">countrie: it shall not bee out of the way to shew
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-848"><bkdv3 n="20580">some examples set out in Scriptures, written for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-849"><bkdv3 n="20581">our eternall erudition. Wee may soone know (good people) how hei{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-850"><bkdv3 n="20582">nous offence the trecherie of rebellion is, if we call to remembrance the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-851"><bkdv3 n="20583">heauie wrath and dreadfull indignation of Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-852"><bkdv3 n="20584">subiectes as doe onely but inwardly grudge, mutter, and murmure a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-853"><bkdv3 n="20585">gainst their gouernours though their inward treason so priuily hatched
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-854"><bkdv3 n="20586">in their breastes, come not to open declaration of their doings, as harde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-855"><bkdv3 n="20587">it is whom the deuill hath so farre entised against <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-856"><bkdv3 n="20588">keepe themselues there: no hee meaneth still to blowe the coale, to kindle
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-857"><bkdv3 n="20589">their rebellious hearts to flame into open deedes, if he be not with grace
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-858"><bkdv3 n="20590">speedily withstood.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-859"><bkdv3 n="20591">Some of the children of <name t="pl">Israel</name>, beeing murmurers against their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-860"><bkdv3 n="20592">Magistrates appoynted ouer them by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, were stricken with foule

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20593"><cit work="OT. Numbers 11.1, 33, 12.10, 16.32-33, 35"><f t="r">Num.11.a
<bkdv3 n="20594">Num.12.c.
<bkdv3 n="20595">10.
<bkdv3 n="20596">Num.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-861"><bkdv3 n="20597">leprosie: many were burnt vp with fire sodainely sent from the Lord:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-862"><bkdv3 n="20598">sometime a great sort of thousandes were consumed with the pestilence:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-863"><bkdv3 n="20599">sometime they were stinged to death with a strange kinde of firie Ser{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="206864"><cit work="OT. Psalms 78.30-31, 50"><f t="r">Psal.77.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-865"><bkdv3 n="20601">pents: |&| (which is most horrible) some of the Captaines with their band
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-866"><bkdv3 n="20602">of murmurers not dying by any vsuall or naturall death of men, but the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-867"><bkdv3 n="20603">earth opening, they with their wiues, children, and families, were swal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-868"><bkdv3 n="20604">lowed quicke downe into hell. Which horrible destructions of such Is{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20605"><cit work="OT. Numbers 16.31-32"><f t="r">Num.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-869"><bkdv3 n="20606">raelites as were murmurers against <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moses</name><f t="bl">, appointed by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-870"><bkdv3 n="20607">bee their heade and chiefe Magistrate, are recorded in the booke of Num{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-871"><bkdv3 n="20608">bers, and other places of the scriptures, for perpetuall memorie and war{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-872"><bkdv3 n="20609">ninge to all subiects, how highly <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is displeased with the murmu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-873"><bkdv3 n="20610">ringe and euill speaking of subiectes against their princes, for that as

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20611"><cit work="OT. Exodus 16.7"><f t="r">Exod 16.b.
<bkdv3 n="20612">7.&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-874"><bkdv3 n="20613">the Scripture recordeth, their murmure was not against their prince
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-875"><bkdv3 n="20614">onely, beeing a mortall creature, but against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> himselfe also. Now
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-876"><bkdv3 n="20615">if such strange and horrible plagues, did fall vpon such subiects as did on{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-877"><bkdv3 n="20616">ly murmure and speake euill against their heads: what shall become of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-878"><bkdv3 n="20617">those most wicked impes of the deuill that doe conspire, arme themselues,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-879"><bkdv3 n="20618">assemble great numbers of armed rebels, and leade them with them a{\-}

<bkdv3 n="20619"><fw t="catch">gainst</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="300" sig="Bbb6v" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="20620"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">300</fw> <fw t="header">The IIII. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-880"><bkdv3 n="20621">gainst their Prince and countrey, spoyling and robbing, killing, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-881"><bkdv3 n="20622">murdering all good subiectes that doe withstand them, as many as they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-882"><bkdv3 n="20623">may preuaile against? But those examples are written to stay vs, not
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-883"><bkdv3 n="20624">onely from such mischiefes, but also from murmuring, and speaking
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-884"><bkdv3 n="20625">once an euill word against <app>onr <rdg resp="IL">our</rdg></app> Prince, which though any should doe ne{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-885"><bkdv3 n="20626">uer so secretly, yet doe the holy Scriptures shew that the verie birdes
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-886"><bkdv3 n="20627">of the ayre will bewray them: and these so many examples before no{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-887"><bkdv3 n="20628">ted out of the holy Scriptures doe declare, that they shall not escape

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20629"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiasticus 10.20"><f t="r">Eccle.10.d.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-888"><bkdv3 n="20630">horrible punishment therefore. Now concerning actuall rebellion, a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-889"><bkdv3 n="20631">mongst many examples thereof set foorth in the holy Scriptures, the ex{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20632"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 15.12, 17.1, 12, 18.7, 18"><f t="r">2.Kin.15.c.
<bkdv3 n="20633">12.&17.a.
<bkdv3 n="20634">1.&c.11.&
<bkdv3 n="20635">18.b.7.18.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-890"><bkdv3 n="20636">ample of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Absolon</name><f t="bl"> is notable: who entring into conspiracie against King
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-891"><bkdv3 n="20637"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> his father, both vsed the aduise of very wittie men, and assembled
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-892"><bkdv3 n="20638">a very great and huge company of rebelles: the which <f t="r"><name t="ps">Absolon</name><f t="bl"> though
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-893"><bkdv3 n="20639">hee were most goodly of person, of great nobilitie, beeing the Kinges
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-894"><bkdv3 n="20640">sonne, in great fauour of the people, and so dearely beloued of the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-895"><bkdv3 n="20641">king himselfe, so much that hee gaue commandement that (notwith{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-896"><bkdv3 n="20642">standing his rebellion) his life should bee saued: when for these conside{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-897"><bkdv3 n="20643">rations, most men were afraide to lay handes vpon him, a great tree
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-898"><bkdv3 n="20644">stretching out his arme, as it were for that purpose, caught him by the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20645"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 18.5"><f t="r">2.King.18.
<bkdv3 n="20646">a.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-899"><bkdv3 n="20647">great and long bush of his goodly haire, lapping about it as hee fledde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-900"><bkdv3 n="20648">hastilie bare-headed vnder the saide tree, and so hanged him vp by the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-901"><bkdv3 n="20649">haire of his head in the ayre, to giue an eternall document, that neither

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20650"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 18.9"><f t="r">2.King.18.
<bkdv3 n="20651">b.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-902"><bkdv3 n="20652">comelinesse of personage, neither nobilitie, nor fauour of the people,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-903"><bkdv3 n="20653">no nor the fauour of the king himselfe, can saue a rebell from due punish{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-904"><bkdv3 n="20654">ment: <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the King of all kings beeing so offended with him, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-905"><bkdv3 n="20655">rather then hee should lacke due execution for his treason, euery tree by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-906"><bkdv3 n="20656">the way will be a gallous or gibbet vnto him, and the haire of his owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-907"><bkdv3 n="20657">head will bee vnto him in stead of an halter to hang him vp with, rather
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-908"><bkdv3 n="20658">then he should lacke one. A fearefull example of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> punishment

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20659"><f t="r">Achito{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20660">phel.<f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-909"><bkdv3 n="20661">(good people) to consider. Now <f t="r"><name t="ps">Achitophel, though otherwise an exceding</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-910"><bkdv3 n="20662">wise man, yet the mischeeuous counceller of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Absolon</name><f t="bl">, in this wicked re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-911"><bkdv3 n="20663">bellion, for lacke of an hangman, a conuenient seruitour for such a tray{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20664"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 15.12, 16.21, 23, 17.23"><f t="r">2.Kin. 15.c.
<bkdv3 n="20665">12.&. 16.d.
<bkdv3 n="20666">21.23.|&| 17
<bkdv3 n="20667">f.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-912"><bkdv3 n="20668">tour, went and hanged vp himselfe. A worthy end of all false rebels,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-913"><bkdv3 n="20669">who rather then they should lacke due execution, will by <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-914"><bkdv3 n="20670">iust iudgement, become hangmen vnto themselues. Thus happened it
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-915"><bkdv3 n="20671">to the captaines of that rebellion: beside fourtie thousand of rascall re{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20672"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 18.7-9"><f t="r">2.King.18.
<bkdv3 n="20673">c 7.8.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-916"><bkdv3 n="20674">bels slaine in the field, and in the chase.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-917"><bkdv3 n="20675">Likewise is it to bee seene in the holy Scriptures show that great
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-918"><bkdv3 n="20676">rebellion which the traytour <f t="r"><name t="ps">Seba</name><f t="bl"> moued in <name t="pl">Israel</name>, was suddenly appea{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20677"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 20.22"><f t="r">2.King.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-919"><bkdv3 n="20678">sed, the head of the captaine traytour (by the meanes of a seely woman)
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-920"><bkdv3 n="20679">being cut off. And as the holy Scriptures doe shew, so doeth dayly ex{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-921"><bkdv3 n="20680">perience prooue, that the counsels, conspiracies, and attempts of rebels,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-922"><bkdv3 n="20681">neuer tooke effect, neither came to good, but to most horrible ende. For
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-923"><bkdv3 n="20682">though <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doth oftentimes prosper iust and lawfull enemies, which

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20683"><cit work="OT. Psalms 20.12"><f t="r">Psal.20.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-924"><bkdv3 n="20684">bee no subiects against their forreigne enemies: yet did hee neuer long
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-925"><bkdv3 n="20685">prosper rebellious subiects against their Prince, were they neuer so great
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-926"><bkdv3 n="20686">in authoritie, or so many in number. Fiue Princes or Kings (for so the

<bkdv3 n="20687"><fw t="catch">Scripture</fw>

<bkdv1 type="gathering" n="36" format="folio" in="6s">
<bkdv2 type="page" n="301" sig="Ccc1r" side="outer" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="20688"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">301</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-927"><bkdv3 n="20689">Scripture tearmeth them) with all their multitudes, could not preuaile

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20690"><cit work="OT. Genesis 14.4, 10, 14"><f t="r">Gen.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-928"><bkdv3 n="20691">against <f t="r"><name t="ps">Chodorlaomer</name><f t="bl">, vnto whom they had promised loyaltie and obedi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-929"><bkdv3 n="20692">ence, and had continued in the same certaine yeeres, but they were all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-930"><bkdv3 n="20693">ouerthrowen and taken prisoners by him: but <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name><f t="bl"> with his familie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-931"><bkdv3 n="20694">and kinsefolkes, an handfull of men in respect, owing no subiection vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-932"><bkdv3 n="20695"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Chodorlaomer</name><f t="bl">, ouerthrew him and all his hoste in battell, and recouered
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-933"><bkdv3 n="20696">the prisoners, and deliuered them. So that though warre bee so dread{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-934"><bkdv3 n="20697">full and cruell a thing, as it is, yet doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> often prosper a few in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-935"><bkdv3 n="20698">lawfull warres with forreigne enemies against many thousands: but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-936"><bkdv3 n="20699">neuer yet prospered hee subiects being rebels against their naturall So{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-937"><bkdv3 n="20700">ueraine, were they neuer so great or noble, so many, so stout, so wittie,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-938"><bkdv3 n="20701">and politike, but alwayes they came by the ouerthrow, and to a shameful
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-939"><bkdv3 n="20702">ende: so much doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> abhorre rebellion, more then other warres,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-940"><bkdv3 n="20703">though otherwise being so dreadfull, and so great a destruction to man{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-941"><bkdv3 n="20704">kinde. Though not onely great multitudes of the rude and rascall com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-942"><bkdv3 n="20705">mons, but sometime also men of great wit, nobilitie, and authoritie, haue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-943"><bkdv3 n="20706">mooued rebellions against their lawfull Princes whereas true nobility
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-944"><bkdv3 n="20707">should most abhorre such villanous, and true wisedome should most de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-945"><bkdv3 n="20708">test such franticke rebellion) though they should pretend sundry causes,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-946"><bkdv3 n="20709">as the redresse of the common wealth (which rebellion of all other mis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-947"><bkdv3 n="20710">chiefes doeth most destroy) or reformation of religion (whereas rebellion
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-948"><bkdv3 n="20711">is most against all true religion) though they haue made a great shew of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-949"><bkdv3 n="20712">holy meaning by beginning their rebellions with a counterfeit seruice of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-950"><bkdv3 n="20713"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, (as did wicked <f t="r"><name t="ps">Absolon</name><f t="bl"> begin his rebellion with sacrificing vnto

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20714"><cit work="OT. 2 Sam. 15.12"><f t="r">2.Reg.15.
<bkdv3 n="20715">c.12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-951"><bkdv3 n="20716"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">) though they display, and beare about ensignes, and banners,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-952"><bkdv3 n="20717">which are acceptable vnto the rude ignorant common people, great mul{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-953"><bkdv3 n="20718">titudes of whom by such false pretences and shewes they doe deceiue, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-954"><bkdv3 n="20719">draw vnto them: yet were the multitudes of the rebels neuer so huge
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-955"><bkdv3 n="20720">and great, the captaines neuer so noble, politike and wittie, the preten{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-956"><bkdv3 n="20721">ces fained to bee neuer so good and holy, yet the speedie ouerthrow of all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-957"><bkdv3 n="20722">rebels, of what number, state, or condition soeuer they were, or what co{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-958"><bkdv3 n="20723">lour or cause soeuer they pretended, is, and euer hath beene such, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-959"><bkdv3 n="20724"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> thereby doeth shew that hee alloweth neither the dignitie of any
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-960"><bkdv3 n="20725">person, nor the multitude of any people, nor the weight of any cause, as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-961"><bkdv3 n="20726">sufficient for the which the subiectes may mooue rebellion against their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-962"><bkdv3 n="20727">Princes.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-963"><bkdv3 n="20728">Turne ouer and reade the histories of all Nations, looke ouer the Chro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-964"><bkdv3 n="20729">nicles of our owne countrey, call to minde so many rebellions of old time,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-965"><bkdv3 n="20730">and some yet fresh in memorie, yee shall not finde that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> euer
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-966"><bkdv3 n="20731">prospered any rebellion against their naturall and lawfull Prince, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-967"><bkdv3 n="20732">contrariwise that the rebels were ouerthrowen and slaine, and such as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-968"><bkdv3 n="20733">were taken prisoners dreadfully executed. Consider the great and noble
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-969"><bkdv3 n="20734">families of Dukes, Marquesses, Earles, and other Lords, whose names
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-970"><bkdv3 n="20735">yee shall reade in our Chronicles, now cleane extinguished and gone, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-971"><bkdv3 n="20736">seeke out the causes of the decay, you shall finde, that not lacke of issue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-972"><bkdv3 n="20737">and heires male hath so much wrought that decay, and waste of noble
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-973"><bkdv3 n="20738">bloods and houses, as hath rebellion.

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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-974"><bkdv3 n="20741">And for so much as the redresse of the common wealth hath of old bene
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-975"><bkdv3 n="20742">the vsuall fained pretence of rebels, and religion now of late beginneth
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-976"><bkdv3 n="20743">to bee a colour of rebellion: let all godly and discreete subiects consider
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-977"><bkdv3 n="20744">well of both, and first concerning religion. If peaceable King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Salomon</name><f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-978"><bkdv3 n="20745">was iudged of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> to bee more meete to build his Temple (whereby
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-979"><bkdv3 n="20746">the ordering of religion is meant) then his father King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl">, though
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-980"><bkdv3 n="20747">otherwise a most godly King, for that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> was a great warriour, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-981"><bkdv3 n="20748">had shedde much blood, though it were in his warres against the enemies
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-982"><bkdv3 n="20749">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: of this may all godly and reasonable subiects consider, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-983"><bkdv3 n="20750">a peaceable Prince, specially our most peaceable and mercifull Queene,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-984"><bkdv3 n="20751">who hath hitherto shed no blood at all, no not of her most deadly enemies,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-985"><bkdv3 n="20752">is more like and farre meeter either to set vp, or to maintaine true religi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-986"><bkdv3 n="20753">on, then are bloody rebels, who haue not shed the blood of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-987"><bkdv3 n="20754">mies, as king <f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name><f t="bl"> had done, but doe seeke to shed the blood of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-988"><bkdv3 n="20755">friends, of their owne countreymen, and of their owne most deare friends
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-989"><bkdv3 n="20756">and kinsefolke, yea the destruction of their most gracious Prince and na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-990"><bkdv3 n="20757">turall countrey, for defence of whom they ought to bee ready to shedde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-991"><bkdv3 n="20758">their blood, if neede should so require. What a religion it is that such
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-992"><bkdv3 n="20759">men by such meanes would restore, may easily bee iudged: euen as good
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-993"><bkdv3 n="20760">a religion surely, as rebels bee good men and obedient subiects, and as re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-994"><bkdv3 n="20761">bellion is a good meane of redresse and reformation, being it selfe the grea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-995"><bkdv3 n="20762">test deformation of all that may possible bee. But as the trueth of the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-996"><bkdv3 n="20763">Gospel of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, being quietly and soberly taught, though
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-997"><bkdv3 n="20764">it doe cost them their liues that doe teach it, is able to maintaine the true
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-998"><bkdv3 n="20765">Religion: so hath a franticke religion neede of such furious maintenan{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-999"><bkdv3 n="20766">ces as is rebellion, and of such patrons as are rebels, being ready not to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1000"><bkdv3 n="20767">die for the true Religion, but to kill all that shall or dare speake against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1001"><bkdv3 n="20768">their false superstition and wicked idolatrie. Now concerning preten{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1002"><bkdv3 n="20769">ces of any redresse of the common wealth, made by rebels, euery man
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1003"><bkdv3 n="20770">that hath but halfe an eye, may see how vaine they bee, rebellion
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1004"><bkdv3 n="20771">being as I haue before declared, the greatest ruine and destruction of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1005"><bkdv3 n="20772">all common wealths that may bee possible. And who so looketh on the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1006"><bkdv3 n="20773">one part vpon the persons and gouernement of the Queenes most honou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1007"><bkdv3 n="20774">rable Counsellers, by the experiment of so many yeeres prooued honou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1008"><bkdv3 n="20775">rable to her Maiestie, and most profitable and beneficiall vnto our coun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1009"><bkdv3 n="20776">trey and countreymen, and on the other part, considereth the persons,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1010"><bkdv3 n="20777">state and conditions of the rebels themselues, the reformers, as they take
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1011"><bkdv3 n="20778">vpon them, of the present gouernement, hee shall finde that the most rash
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1012"><bkdv3 n="20779">and hairebrained men, the greatest vnthriftes, that haue most lewdly
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1013"><bkdv3 n="20780">wasted their owne goods and landes, those that are ouer the eares in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1014"><bkdv3 n="20781">debt, and such as for their theftes, robberies, and murders, dare not in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1015"><bkdv3 n="20782">any well gouerned common wealth, where good Lawes are in force,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1016"><bkdv3 n="20783">shew their faces, such as are of most lewd and wicked behauiour and life,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1017"><bkdv3 n="20784">and all such as will not, or cannot liue in peace, are alwayes most ready
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1018"><bkdv3 n="20785">to mooue rebellion, or take part with rebels. And are not these meete
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1019"><bkdv3 n="20786">men, trow you, to restore the common wealth decayed, who haue so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1020"><bkdv3 n="20787">spoyled and consumed all their owne wealth and thrift? and very like

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1021"><bkdv3 n="20790">to amend other mens maners, who haue so vile vices, and abominable
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1022"><bkdv3 n="20791">conditions themselues? Surely that which they falsely call reforma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1023"><bkdv3 n="20792">tion, is indeede not onely a defacing or a deformation, but also an vtter
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1024"><bkdv3 n="20793">destruction of all common wealth, as would well appeare, might the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1025"><bkdv3 n="20794">rebels haue their wils, and doth right well and too well appeare by their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1026"><bkdv3 n="20795">doing in such places of the countrey where rebels doe rout, where though
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1027"><bkdv3 n="20796">they tary but a very little while, they make such reformation that they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1028"><bkdv3 n="20797">destroy all places, and vndoe all men where they come, that the childe yet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1029"><bkdv3 n="20798">vnborne may rue it, and shall many yeeres hereafter curse them.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1030"><bkdv3 n="20799">Let no good and discreete subiectes therefore follow the flagge or ban{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1031"><bkdv3 n="20800">ner displayed to rebellion, and borne by rebels, though it haue the image
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1032"><bkdv3 n="20801">of the plough painted therein, with <f t="r">God speede the plough<f t="bl">, written vnder
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1033"><bkdv3 n="20802">in great letters, knowing that none hinder the plough more then re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1034"><bkdv3 n="20803">bels, who will neyther goe to the plough themselues, nor suffer other
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1035"><bkdv3 n="20804">that would goe vnto it. And though some rebels beare the picture of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1036"><bkdv3 n="20805">the fiue wounds paynted, against those who put their onely hope of sal{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1037"><bkdv3 n="20806">uation in the wounds of <name t="ps">Christ</name>, not those wounds which are painted
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1038"><bkdv3 n="20807">in a clout by some lewd paynter, but in those wounds which <name t="ps">Christ</name> him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1039"><bkdv3 n="20808">selfe bare in his precious body: though they, little knowing what the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1040"><bkdv3 n="20809">crosse of <name t="ps">Christ</name> meaneth, which neither caruer nor paynter can make,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1041"><bkdv3 n="20810">doe beare the image of the crosse painted in a ragge, against those that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1042"><bkdv3 n="20811">haue the crosse of <name t="ps">Christ</name> painted in their hearts, yea though they paint
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1043"><bkdv3 n="20812">withall in their flagges, <f t="r"><lang t="l">Hoc signo vinces<lang t="e>, By this signe thou shalt get the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1044"><bkdv3 n="20813">victorie<f t="bl">, by a most fonde imitation of the posie of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Constantinus Magnus</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1045"><bkdv3 n="20814">that noble Christian Emperour, and great conquerour of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> ene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1046"><bkdv3 n="20815">mies, a most vnmeete ensigne for rebels, the enemies of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1047"><bkdv3 n="20816">Prince, and countrey, or what other banner soeuer they shall beare: yet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1048"><bkdv3 n="20817">let no good and godly subiect, vpon any hope of victorie or good successe,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1049"><bkdv3 n="20818">follow such standerd bearers of rebellion.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1050"><bkdv3 n="20819">For as examples of such practises are to bee found aswell in the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1051"><bkdv3 n="20820">histories of olde, as also of latter rebellions, in our fathers, and our fresh
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1052"><bkdv3 n="20821">memorie: so notwithstanding these pretences made and banners borne,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1053"><bkdv3 n="20822">are recorded withall to perpetuall memorie, the great and horrible mur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1054"><bkdv3 n="20823">ders of infinite multitudes and thousands of the common people slaine in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1055"><bkdv3 n="20824">rebellion, dreadfull executions of the authours and captaines, the piti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1056"><bkdv3 n="20825">full vndoing of their wiues |&| children, and disinheriting of the heyres of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1057"><bkdv3 n="20826">the rebels for euer, the spoyling, wasting, and destruction of the people
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1058"><bkdv3 n="20827">and countrey where rebellion was first begun, that the childe then yet
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1059"><bkdv3 n="20828">vnborne might rue and lament it, with the finall ouerthrow, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1060"><bkdv3 n="20829">shamefull deaths of all rebels, set foorth aswell in the histories of for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1061"><bkdv3 n="20830">reigne nations, as in the Chronicles of our owne countrey, some thereof
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1062"><bkdv3 n="20831">being yet in fresh memorie, which if they were collected together, would
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1063"><bkdv3 n="20832">make many volumes and bookes: But on the contrary part all good
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1064"><bkdv3 n="20833">lucke, successe and prosperitie that euer happened vnto any rebelles of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1065"><bkdv3 n="20834">any age, time or countrey, may bee conteyned in a very few lines,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1066"><bkdv3 n="20835">or wordes.

<bkdv3 n="20836"><fw t="sig">Ccc 2</fw><fw t="catch">Where-</fw>

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<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1067"><bkdv3 n="20838">Wherefore to conclude, let all good subiects, considering how horri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1068"><bkdv3 n="20839">ble a sinne against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, their Prince, their country, and countrimen,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1069"><bkdv3 n="20840">against all <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> and mans lawes rebellion is, being indeed not one
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1070"><bkdv3 n="20841">seuerall sinne, but all sinnes against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and man heaped together,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1071"><bkdv3 n="20842">considering the mischieuous life and deeds, |&| the shamefull ends |&| deaths
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1072"><bkdv3 n="20843">of all rebels hitherto, and the pitifull vndoing of their wiues, children,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1073"><bkdv3 n="20844">and families, and disinheriting of their heires for euer, and aboue all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1074"><bkdv3 n="20845">things considering the eternall damnation that is prepared for all impe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1075"><bkdv3 n="20846">nitent rebels in hell with <name t="ps">Satan</name> the first founder of rebellion, and grand
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1076"><bkdv3 n="20847">captaine of all rebels, let all good Subiects I say, considering these
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1077"><bkdv3 n="20848">things, auoide and flee all rebellion, as the greatest of all mischiefes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1078"><bkdv3 n="20849">imbrace due obedience to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and our Prince, as the greatest of all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1079"><bkdv3 n="20850">vertues, that wee may both escape all euils and miseries that doe follow
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1080"><bkdv3 n="20851">rebellion in this world, and eternall damnation in the world to come, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1081"><bkdv3 n="20852">enioy peace, quietnesse, and securitie, with all other <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1082"><bkdv3 n="20853">nefits and blessings which follow obedience in this life, and final{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1083"><bkdv3 n="20854">ly may enioy the kingdome of heauen, the peculiar place of all obedi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1084"><bkdv3 n="20855">ent Subiects to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and their Prince in the world to come: which I
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1085"><bkdv3 n="20856">beseech <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the King of all kings, graunt vnto vs for the obedience
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1086"><bkdv3 n="20857">of his Sonne our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, vnto whom with the Father
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1087"><bkdv3 n="20858">and the holy Ghost, one <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and King immortall, al honour, seruice,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1088"><bkdv3 n="20859">and obedience of all his creatures is due for euer and euer<f t="r">, Amen.<f t="bl">
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1089"><bkdv3 n="20860">Thus haue you heard the fourth part of this Homilie,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.4-1090"><bkdv3 n="20861">now good people let vs pray.<f t="r">
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<ttdv4 n="1 t="prayer>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="20864">{P} The Prayer as in that time it
<bkdv3 n="20865">was published.<f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<bkdv3 n="20866">O<f t="bl"> Most mighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of hostes, the Go{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20867">uernour of al creatures, the only giuer of all victo{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20868">ries, |&| who alone art able to strengthen the weak
<bkdv3 n="20869">against the mighty, and to vanquish infinite mul{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20870">titudes of thine enemies with the countenance of a few of thy
<bkdv3 n="20871">seruants calling vpon thy Name, |&| trusting in thee: Defend,
<bkdv3 n="20872">O Lord, thy seruant and our Gouernour vnder thee, our
<bkdv3 n="20873">Queene <f t="r"><name t="ps">Elizabeth</name><f t="bl">, |&| all thy people committed to her charge:
<bkdv3 n="20874">O Lord withstand the cruelty of all those which be common
<bkdv3 n="20875">enemies aswell to the trueth of thy eternall Word, as to their
<bkdv3 n="20876">owne naturall Prince and countrey, and manifestly to this
<bkdv3 n="20877">Crowne |&| Realme of <name t="pl">England</name> which thou hast of thy diuine
<bkdv3 n="20878">prouidence assigned in these our dayes to the gouernement of
<bkdv3 n="20879">thy seruant, our Soueraigne and gracious Queene, O most
<bkdv3 n="20880">mercifull Father, (if it be thy holy will) make soft and tender
<bkdv3 n="20881">the stony hearts of all those that exalt themselues against thy
<bkdv3 n="20882">Trueth and seeke either to trouble the quiet of this Realme
<bkdv3 n="20883">of England, or to oppresse the Crowne of the same, and con{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20884">uert them to the knowledge of thy Sonne the onely Saui{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20885">our of the world, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, that we and they may ioyntly
<bkdv3 n="20886">glorifie thy mercies. Lighten we beseech thee their ignorant
<bkdv3 n="20887">hearts, to imbrace the truth of thy word, or els so abate their
<bkdv3 n="20888">cruelty (O most mighty Lord) that this our Christi&amacron; Realme
<bkdv3 n="20889">with others that confesse thy holy Gospel, may obtaine by
<bkdv3 n="20890">thine aide and strength, suretie from all enemies, without
<bkdv3 n="20891">shedding of Christian blood, whereby all they which bee op{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20892">pressed with their tyrannie, may be relieued, and they which
<bkdv3 n="20893">bee in feare of their crueltie, may bee comforted: and finally
<bkdv3 n="20894">that all Christian Realmes, and specially this Realme
<bkdv3 n="20895">of <name t="pl">England</name>, may by thy defence and protection continue in
<bkdv3 n="20896">the trueth of the Gospel and enioy perfect peace, quietnesse,

<bkdv3 n="20897"><fw t="sig">Ccc 3</fw><fw t="catch">and</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="20899">and security: and that wee for these thy mercies, iointly alto{\-}
<bkdv3 n="2091091">gether with one consonant heart and voyce, may thankfully
<bkdv3 n="20901">render to thee all laud and prayse, that we knit in one god{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20902">ly concord and vnity amongst our selues, may continu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="20903">ally magnifie thy glorious Name, who with thy son
<bkdv3 n="20904">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and the holy Ghost,
<bkdv3 n="20905">art one Eternall, Almighty, and most
<bkdv3 n="20906">mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: To whom be
<bkdv3 n="20907">all laud and prayse world
<bkdv3 n="20908">without end.<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="20909">Amen.

</ttdv4>
</ttdv3>

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<hr>
<hr>

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<hr>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="20912">{P} The fifth part of the Homily against
<bkdv3 n="20913"><f t="i">disobedience and wilfull rebellion. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1092"><bkdv3 n="20914">W<f t="bl">Hereas after both doctrine and examples of due obe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1093"><bkdv3 n="20915">dience of subictes to their Princes, I declared lastly
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1094"><bkdv3 n="20916">vnto you what an abominable sinne against <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1095"><bkdv3 n="20917">and man rebellion is, and what horrible plagues,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1096"><bkdv3 n="20918">punishments, and deathes, with death euerlasting,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1097"><bkdv3 n="20919">finally doeth hang ouer the heades of all rebels: it
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1098"><bkdv3 n="20920">shall not bee either impertinent, or vnprofitable now
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1099"><bkdv3 n="20921">to declare who they bee, whom the deuill, the first
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1100"><bkdv3 n="20922">authour and founder of rebellion, doeth chiefely vse
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1101"><bkdv3 n="20923">to the stirring vp of subiects to rebell against their lawfull Princes: that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1102"><bkdv3 n="20924">knowing them, ye may flee them, and their damnable suggestions, auoid
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1103"><bkdv3 n="20925">all rebellion, and to escape the horrible plagues, and dreadfull death, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1104"><bkdv3 n="20926">damnation eternall finally due to all rebels.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1105"><bkdv3 n="20927">Though many causes of rebellion may bee reckoned, and almost as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1106"><bkdv3 n="20928">many as there be vices in men and women, as hath beene before noted:
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1107"><bkdv3 n="20929">yet in this place I will onely touch the principall and most vsuall causes
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1108"><bkdv3 n="20930">as specially ambition and ignorance. By ambition, I meane the vnlaw{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1109"><bkdv3 n="20931">full and restlesse desire in men, to bee of higher estate then <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> hath
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1110"><bkdv3 n="20932">giuen or appointed vnto them. By ignorance, I meane no vnskilful{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1111"><bkdv3 n="20933">nesse in artes or sciences, but the lacke of knowledge of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> bles{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1112"><bkdv3 n="20934">sed will declared in his holy word, which teacheth both extreamely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1113"><bkdv3 n="20935">to abhorre all rebellion, as beeing the roote of all mischiefe, and spe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1114"><bkdv3 n="20936">cially to delight in obedience, as the beginning and foundation of all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1115"><bkdv3 n="20937">goodnesse, as hath beene also before specified. And as these are the two
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1116"><bkdv3 n="20938">chiefe causes of rebellion: so are there specially two sortes of men in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1117"><bkdv3 n="20939">whom these vices doe raigne, by whom the deuill, the authour of all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1118"><bkdv3 n="20940">euill, doeth chiefly stirre vp all disobedience and rebellion.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1119"><bkdv3 n="20941">The restlesse ambitious hauing once determined by one meanes or
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1120"><bkdv3 n="20942">other to atchieue to their intended purpose, when they cannot by law{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1121"><bkdv3 n="20943">full and peaceable meanes clime so high as they doe desire, they at{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1122"><bkdv3 n="20944">tempt the same by force and violence: wherein when they cannot pre{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1123"><bkdv3 n="20945">uaile against the ordinarie authoritie and power of lawfull Princes and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1124"><bkdv3 n="20946">gouernours themselues alone, they doe seeke the ayde and helpe of the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1125"><bkdv3 n="20947">ignorant multitude, abusing them to their wicked purpose. Wherefore
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1126"><bkdv3 n="20948">seeing a few ambitious and malitious are the authours and heads, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1127"><bkdv3 n="20949">multituds of ignorant men are the ministers and furtherers of rebellion,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1128"><bkdv3 n="20950">the chiefe point of this part shall bee aswell to notifie to the simple and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1129"><bkdv3 n="20951">ignorant men who they bee, that haue beene and be vsuall authours of

<bkdv3 n="20952"><fw t="catch">rebellion,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="308" sig="Ccc4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="20953"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">308</fw> <fw t="header">The V. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1130"><bkdv3 n="20954">rebellion, that they may know them: and also to admonish them to be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1131"><bkdv3 n="20955">ware of the subtill suggestions of such restlesse ambitious persons, and so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1132"><bkdv3 n="20956">to flee them: that rebellions (though attempted by a few ambitious)
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1133"><bkdv3 n="20957">through the lacke of maintenance by any multitudes, may speedily and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1134"><bkdv3 n="20958">easily without any great labour, danger or domage be repressed and cleare{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1135"><bkdv3 n="20959">ly extinguished.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1136"><bkdv3 n="20960">It is well knowen aswell by all histories, as by dayly experience, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1137"><bkdv3 n="20961">none haue either more ambitiously aspired aboue Emperours, Kings and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1138"><bkdv3 n="20962">Princes: nor haue more pernitiously mooued the ignorant people to re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1139"><bkdv3 n="20963">bellion against their Princes, then certaine persons which falsely cha{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1140"><bkdv3 n="20964">lenge to themselues to bee onely counted and called spirituall. I must
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1141"><bkdv3 n="20965">therefore heere yet once againe briefly put you (good people) in re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1142"><bkdv3 n="20966">membrance out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> holy worde, how our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1143"><bkdv3 n="20967"><name t="ps">Christ</name>, and his holy Apostles, the heads and chiefe of all true Spirituall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1144"><bkdv3 n="20968">and Ecclesiasticall men, behaued themselues towards the Princes and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1145"><bkdv3 n="20969">Rulers of their time, though not the best gouernours that euer were, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1146"><bkdv3 n="20970">you bee not ignorant whether they be the true disciples and followers of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1147"><bkdv3 n="20971"><name t="ps">Christ</name> and his Apostles, and so true spirituall men, that either by ambiti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1148"><bkdv3 n="20972">on doe so highly aspire, or doe most maliciously teach, or most pernitiously
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1149"><bkdv3 n="20973">doe execute rebellion against their lawfull Princes, being the worst of all

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20974"><cit work="NT. Matthew 17.25"><f t="r">Matt.17.d.
<bkdv3 n="20975">25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1150"><bkdv3 n="20976">carnall workes, and mischieuous deedes.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1151"><bkdv3 n="20977">The holy Scriptures doe teach most expresly, that our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20978"><cit work="NT. Mark 12.17"><f t="r">Mark.12.b.
<bkdv3 n="20979">14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1152"><bkdv3 n="20980">himselfe, and his Apostles Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">, with others, were
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1153"><bkdv3 n="20981">vnto the Magistrates and higher powers, which ruled at their being

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20982"><cit work="NT. Luke 20.25"><f t="r">Luke 20.d.
<bkdv3 n="20983">25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1154"><bkdv3 n="20984">vpon the earth, both obedient themselues, and did also diligently and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1155"><bkdv3 n="20985">earnestly exhort all other Christians to the like obedience vnto their Prin{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20986"><cit work="NT. Matthew 27.11"><f t="r">Matth.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1156"><bkdv3 n="20987">ces and Gouernours: whereby it is euident that men of the Cleargie,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20988"><cit work="NT. Luke 23.3"><f t="r">Luke 23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1157"><bkdv3 n="20989">and Ecclesiasticall ministers, as their successours ought both themselues

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20990"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.1"><f t="r">Rom.13.a.
<bkdv3 n="20991">1.&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1158"><bkdv3 n="20992">specially, and before other, to bee obedient vnto their Princes, and also

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20993"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 2.1-2"><f t="r">1.Tim.2.
<bkdv3 n="20994">a.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1159"><bkdv3 n="20995">to exhort all others vnto the same. Our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> likewise
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1160"><bkdv3 n="20996">teaching by his doctrine that his Kingdome was not of this world,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="20997"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.13"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.c.
<bkdv3 n="20998">13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1161"><bkdv3 n="20999">did by his example in fleeing from those that would haue made him king,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1162"><bkdv3 n="21000">confirme the same: expresly also forbidding his Apostles, and by them

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21001"><cit work="NT. John 6, 15, 18, 36"><f t="r">Ioh.6.b.15.
<bkdv3 n="21002">&18.f.36.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1163"><bkdv3 n="21003">the whole Cleargie, all princely dominion ouer people and Nations,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21004"><cit work="NT. Matthew 20.25"><f t="r">Matt.20.d.
<bkdv3 n="21005">25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1164"><bkdv3 n="21006">and hee and his holy Apostles likewise, namely <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, did
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1165"><bkdv3 n="21007">forbid vnto all Ecclesiasticall ministers, dominion ouer the Church of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21008"><cit work="NT. Mark 10.42"><f t="r">Mark 10.f.
<bkdv3 n="21009">42.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1166"><bkdv3 n="21010"><name t="ps">Christ</name>. And indeede whiles the Ecclesiasticall ministers continued in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1167"><bkdv3 n="21011"><name t="ps">Christes</name> Church in that order that is in <name t="ps">Christes</name> word prescribed vnto

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21012"><cit work="NT. Luke 22.25"><f t="r">Luke 22.c.
<bkdv3 n="21013">25.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1168"><bkdv3 n="21014">them, and in Christian kingdoms kept themselues obedient to their owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1169"><bkdv3 n="21015">Princes, as the holy Scripture doeth teach them: both was <name t="ps">Christs</name>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21016"><cit work="NT. Matthew 23.8"><f t="r">Mat.23.a.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1170"><bkdv3 n="21017">Church more cleare from ambitious emulations and contentions, and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21018"><cit work="NT. Luke 9.46"><f t="r">Luk.9.f.46</cit>
<bkdv3 n="21019"><cit work="NT. Luke 9.46, 2 Corinthians 1.24">2.Cor.1.d.
<bkdv3 n="21020">24.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1171"><bkdv3 n="21021">the state of Christian kingdomes, lesse subiect vnto tumults and rebelli{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1172"><bkdv3 n="21022">ons. But after that ambition and desire of dominion entred once into

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21023"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 5.3"><f t="r">1.Pet.5.a.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1173"><bkdv3 n="21024">Ecclesiasticall ministers, whose greatnesse after the doctrine and exam{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21025"><cit work="NT. Matthew 18.4, 20.28"><f t="r">Mat.18.a.4
<bkdv3 n="21026">&20.d.28.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1174"><bkdv3 n="21027">ple of our Sauiour, should chiefly stand in humbling themselues: and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21028"><cit work="NT. Luke 9.48, 22.27"><f t="r">Luke 9.f.48
<bkdv3 n="21029">|&| 22.c.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1175"><bkdv3 n="21030">that the Bishop of <f t="r"><name t="pl">Rome</name><f t="bl"> being by the order of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word none other
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1176"><bkdv3 n="21031">then the Bishop of that one See and Diocesse, and neuer yet well able to

<bkdv3 n="21032"><fw t="catch">gouerne</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="309" sig="Ccc5r" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="21033"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">309</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1177"><bkdv3 n="21034">gouerne the same, did by intolerable ambition chalenge, not onely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1178"><bkdv3 n="21035">to bee the head of all the Church dispersed throughout the world, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1179"><bkdv3 n="21036">also to bee Lord of all Kingdomes of the world, as is expresly set foorth

<note place="rmargin">
<f t="i"><lang t="l">
<bkdv3 n="21037"><cit work="Sex Decre. Bk. 3, tit. 16, chap. unic., Bk. 5, tit. 9, Chap. 5 in glossa">Sex decre.
<bkdv3 n="21038">lib.3.tit.16.
<bkdv3 n="21039">cap.unic.&
<bkdv3 n="21040">lib.5.tit.9.
<bkdv3 n="21041">cap.5.in
<bkdv3 n="21042">glossa. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1180"><bkdv3 n="21043">in the booke of his owne Canon lawes, most contrary to the doctrine
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1181"><bkdv3 n="21044">and example of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, whose Vicar, and of his Apostles,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1182"><bkdv3 n="21045">namely <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name><f t="bl">, whose successour hee pretendeth to bee: after his ambiti{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1183"><bkdv3 n="21046">on entred, and this chalenge once made by the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, hee be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1184"><bkdv3 n="21047">came at once the spoyler and destroyer both of the Church, which is the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1185"><bkdv3 n="21048">kingdome of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, and of the Christian Empire, and all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1186"><bkdv3 n="21049">Christian kingdomes, as an vniuersall tyrant ouer all.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1187"><bkdv3 n="21050">And whereas before that chalenge made, there was great amitie and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1188"><bkdv3 n="21051">loue amongst the Christians of all countreys, hereupon began emulati{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1189"><bkdv3 n="21052">on, and much hatred betweene the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> and his Cleargie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1190"><bkdv3 n="21053">and friendes on the one part, and the Grecian Cleargie and Christians
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1191"><bkdv3 n="21054">of the East on the other part, for that they refused to acknowledg any such
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1192"><bkdv3 n="21055">supreme authoritie of the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> ouer them: the Bishoppe of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1193"><bkdv3 n="21056"><name t="pl">Rome</name> for this cause amongst other, not onely naming them, and ta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1194"><bkdv3 n="21057">king them for Schismatikes, but also neuer ceasing to persecute them,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1195"><bkdv3 n="21058">and the Emperours who had their See and continuance in <name t="pl">Greece</name>, by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1196"><bkdv3 n="21059">stirring of the subiectes to rebellion against their soueraigne Lords, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1197"><bkdv3 n="21060">by raysing deadly hatred and most cruell warres betweene them and o{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1198"><bkdv3 n="21061">ther Christian Princes. And when the Bishoppes of <name t="pl">Rome</name> had trans{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1199"><bkdv3 n="21062">lated the title of the Emperour, and as much as in them did lie, the Em{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1200"><bkdv3 n="21063">pire it selfe from their Lord the Emperour of <name t="pl">Greece</name>, and of <name t="pl">Rome</name> also by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1201"><bkdv3 n="21064">right vnto the Christian Princes of the West, they became in short space
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1202"><bkdv3 n="21065">no better vnto the West Emperours, then they were before vnto the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1203"><bkdv3 n="21066">Emperours of <name t="pl">Greece</name>: for the vsuall discharging of subiectes from their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1204"><bkdv3 n="21067">oath of fidelitie made vnto the Emperours of the West their soueraigne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1205"><bkdv3 n="21068">Lords, by the Bishoppes of <name t="pl">Rome</name>: the vnnaturall stirring vp of the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1206"><bkdv3 n="21069">subiectes vnto rebellion against their Princes, yea of the sonne against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1207"><bkdv3 n="21070">the father, by the Bishoppe of <name t="pl">Rome</name>: the most cruell and bloodie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1208"><bkdv3 n="21071">warres raysed amongst Christian Princes of all kingdomes: the hor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1209"><bkdv3 n="21072">rible murder of infinite thousandes of Christian men beeing slaine by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1210"><bkdv3 n="21073">Christians: and which ensued thereupon, the pitifull losses, of so ma{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1211"><bkdv3 n="21074">nie goodly Cities, Countreys, Dominions, and Kingdomes, some{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1212"><bkdv3 n="21075">time possessed by Christians in <f t="r"><name t="pl">Asia</name>, <name t="pl">Africa</name>, <name t="pl">Europa</name><f t="bl">: the miserable fall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1213"><bkdv3 n="21076">of the Empire and Church of <name t="pl">Greece</name>, sometime the most flourishing
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1214"><bkdv3 n="21077">parte of Christendome, into the handes of the Turkes: the lamenta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1215"><bkdv3 n="21078">ble diminishing, decaye, and ruine of Christian religion: the dreadfull
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1216"><bkdv3 n="21079">increase of paganisme, and power of the infidels and miscreants, and all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1217"><bkdv3 n="21080">by the practise and procurement of the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> chiefly, is in the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1218"><bkdv3 n="21081">histories and chronicles written by the Bishop of <name t="pl">Romes</name> own fauourers
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1219"><bkdv3 n="21082">and friendes to bee seene, and aswell knowen vnto all such as are ac{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1220"><bkdv3 n="21083">quainted with the said histories. The ambitious intent and most sub{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1221"><bkdv3 n="21084">tile driftes of the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name> in these their practises, appeared eui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1222"><bkdv3 n="21085">dently by their bold attempt in spoyling and robbing the Emperours, of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1223"><bkdv3 n="21086">their townes, cities, dominions, and kingdomes, in <f t="r"><name t="pl">Italie</name>, <name t="pl">Lombardie</name>,<name t="pl">Italie</name>, <name t="pl">Lombardie</name><f t="bl">,

<bkdv3 n="21087"><fw t="catch">and</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1224"><bkdv3 n="21089">and <f t="r"><name t="pl">Sicilie</name><f t="bl">, of ancient right belonging vnto the Empire, and by ioyning
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1225"><bkdv3 n="21090">of them vnto their Bishopricke of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, or else giuing them vnto stran{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1226"><bkdv3 n="21091">gers, to hold them of the Church and Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> as in<lang t="l"><f t="i">capite,<lang t="e><f t="bl"> and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1227"><bkdv3 n="21092">as of the chiefe Lordes thereof, in which tenure they hold the most part
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1228"><bkdv3 n="21093">thereof, euen at this day. But these ambitious and indeede traiterous
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1229"><bkdv3 n="21094">meanes and spoyling of their soueraigne Lords, the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1230"><bkdv3 n="21095">of Priestes, and none other by right then the Bishops of one citie and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1231"><bkdv3 n="21096">diocesse, are by false vsurpation become great Lordes of many domini{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1232"><bkdv3 n="21097">ons, mightie Princes, yea or Emperours rather, as claiming to haue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1233"><bkdv3 n="21098">diuerse Princes and Kings to their vassals, liege men, and subiects: as
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1234"><bkdv3 n="21099">in the same histories written by their owne familiars and courtiers is to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1235"><bkdv3 n="21100">bee seene. And indeede since the time that the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name> by am{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1236"><bkdv3 n="21101">bition, treason, and vsurpation atchieued and attained to this height and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1237"><bkdv3 n="21102">greatnesse, they behaued themselues more like Princes, Kinges, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1238"><bkdv3 n="21103">Emperours in all things, then reamined like Princes, Bishoppes, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1239"><bkdv3 n="21104">ecclesiasticall, or (as they would bee called) spirituall persons, in any
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1240"><bkdv3 n="21105">one thing at all. For after this rate they haue handled other Kings and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1241"><bkdv3 n="21106">Princes of other Realmes throughout Christendome, as well as their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1242"><bkdv3 n="21107">Soueraigne Lords the Emperours, vsually discharging their subiects
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1243"><bkdv3 n="21108">of their oath of fidelity, |&| so stirring them vp to rebellion against their na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1244"><bkdv3 n="21109">turall Princes, whereof some examples shall in the last part hereof be no{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1245"><bkdv3 n="21110">tified vnto you.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1246"><bkdv3 n="21111">Wherefore let all good subiectes, knowing these the speciall instru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1247"><bkdv3 n="21112">ments, and ministers of the deuill, to the stirring vp of all rebellions,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1248"><bkdv3 n="21113">auoyde and flee them, and the pestilent suggestions of such forraigne v{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1249"><bkdv3 n="21114">surpers, and their adherentes, and embrace all obedience to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1250"><bkdv3 n="21115">their naturall Princes and Soueraignes, that they may enioy <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1251"><bkdv3 n="21116">blessings, and their Princes fauour, all peace, quietnesse, securitie in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1252"><bkdv3 n="21117">this world, and finally attaine through <name t="ps">Christ</name> our Sauiour, life euer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1253"><bkdv3 n="21118">lasting in the world to come: which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the Father for the same
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1254"><bkdv3 n="21119">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> his sake grant vnto vs all, to whom with
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1255"><bkdv3 n="21120">the holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end, Amen.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1256"><bkdv3 n="21121">Thus haue you heard the fifth part of this Homilie, now
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1257"><bkdv3 n="21122">good people let vs pray.<f t="r">
<hr>

<bkdv3 n="21123"><fw t="catch">The</fw>
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<ttdv4 n="1 t="prayer>

<heading>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1258"><bkdv3 n="21125">{P} The Prayer as in the time it
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1259"><bkdv3 n="21126">was published.<f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1260"><bkdv3 n="21127">O<f t="bl"> Most mighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of hostes, the Gouer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1261"><bkdv3 n="21128">nour of all creatures, the only giuer of all victories,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1262"><bkdv3 n="21129">who alone art able to strengthen the weake against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1263"><bkdv3 n="21130">the mighty, and to vanquish infinite multitudes of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1264"><bkdv3 n="21131">thine enemies with the countenance of a few of thy seruants
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1265"><bkdv3 n="21132">calling vpon thy Name, and trusting in thee: Defend O
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1266"><bkdv3 n="21133">Lord, thy seruant |&| our Gouernour vnder thee, our Queene
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1267"><bkdv3 n="21134"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Elizabeth</name><f t="bl"> and all thy people committed to her charge, O Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1268"><bkdv3 n="21135">withstand the crueltie of all those which be common enemies
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1269"><bkdv3 n="21136">as well to the trueth of thy eternall Word, as to their owne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1270"><bkdv3 n="21137">naturall Prince and countrey, and manifestly to this Crowne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1271"><bkdv3 n="21138">and Realme of <name t="pl">England</name>, which thou hast of thy diuine pro{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1272"><bkdv3 n="21139">uidence assigned in these our dayes to the gouernment of thy
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1273"><bkdv3 n="21140">seruant, our Soueraigne |&| gracious Queene. O most mer{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1274"><bkdv3 n="21141">cifull Father, (if it be thy holy will) make soft and tender the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1275"><bkdv3 n="21142">stonie hearts of all those that exalt themselues against thy
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1276"><bkdv3 n="21143">Trueth, and seeke either to trouble the quiet of this Realme
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1277"><bkdv3 n="21144">of <name t="pl">England</name>, or to oppresse the Crowne of the same, and con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1278"><bkdv3 n="21145">uert them to the knowledge of thy Sonne the onely Saui{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1279"><bkdv3 n="21146">our of the world, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> that we and they may ioyntly
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1280"><bkdv3 n="21147">glorifie thy mercies. Lighten we beseech thee their ignorant
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1281"><bkdv3 n="21148">hearts, to imbrace the truth of thy Word, or els so abate their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1282"><bkdv3 n="21149">cruelty (O most mighty Lord) that this our Christian Realm,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1283"><bkdv3 n="21150">with others that confesse thy holy Gospel, may obtaine by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1284"><bkdv3 n="21151">thine ayde and strength, surety from all enemies, without
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1285"><bkdv3 n="21152">shedding of Christian blood, whereby all they which bee op{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1286"><bkdv3 n="21153">pressed with their tyranny, may bee relieued, and they which
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1287"><bkdv3 n="21154">bee in feare of their cruelty, may bee comforted: and finally
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1288"><bkdv3 n="21155">that all Christian Realmes, and specially this Realme of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1289"><bkdv3 n="21156"><name t="pl">England</name>, may by thy defence and protection continue in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1290"><bkdv3 n="21157">the trueth of the Gospel, and enioy perfect peace, quietnesse,

<bkdv3 n="21158"><fw t="catch">and</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="21159"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">312</fw> <fw t="header">The V. part of the Sermon |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1291"><bkdv3 n="21160">and security: and that wee for these thy mercies, ioyntly alto{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1292"><bkdv3 n="21161">gether with one consonant heart and voyce, may thankfully
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1293"><bkdv3 n="21162">render to thee all laud and prayse, that we knit in one god{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1294"><bkdv3 n="21163">ly concord and vnity amongst our selues, may continu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1295"><bkdv3 n="21164">ally magnifie thy glorious Name, who with thy son
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1296"><bkdv3 n="21165">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and the holy Ghost,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1297"><bkdv3 n="21166">art one Eternall, Almighty, and most
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1298"><bkdv3 n="21167">mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: To whom be
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1299"><bkdv3 n="21168">all laud and prayse world
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1300"><bkdv3 n="21169">without end.<f t="r">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.5-1301"><bkdv3 n="21170">Amen.

</ttdv4>
</ttdv3>

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<bkdv3 n="21171"><fw t="catch">The</fw>
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<ttdv3 n="6" t="part">

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="21173">{P} The sixth and last part of the Homily against
<bkdv3 n="21174"><f t="i">disobedience and wilfull rebellion. <f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1302"><bkdv3 n="21175">N<f t="bl">OW whereas the iniuries, oppressions, rauenie, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1303"><bkdv3 n="21176">tyranny of the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, vsurping aswell against
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1304"><bkdv3 n="21177">their naturall Lords the Emperours, as against all other
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1305"><bkdv3 n="21178">Christian Kings, and Kingdomes, and their continuall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1306"><bkdv3 n="21179">stirring of subiects vnto rebellions against their Soue{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1307"><bkdv3 n="21180">raigne Lords, whereof I haue partly admonished you
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1308"><bkdv3 n="21181">before, were intolerable: and it may seeme more then
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1309"><bkdv3 n="21182">maruayle, that any subiects would after such sort hold with vnnaturall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1310"><bkdv3 n="21183">forraine vsurpers against their owne soueraigne Lords, and naturall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1311"><bkdv3 n="21184">countrey: It remayneth that I doe declare the meane whereby they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1312"><bkdv3 n="21185">compassed these matters, and so to conclude this whole treaty of due obe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1313"><bkdv3 n="21186">dience, and against disobedience, and wilfull rebellion. You shall vnder{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21187"><f t="i">Of ignorance
<bkdv3 n="21188">of the simple
<bkdv3 n="21189">people the
<bkdv3 n="21190">latter part. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1314"><bkdv3 n="21191">stand, that by ignorance of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, wherein they kept all men,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1315"><bkdv3 n="21192">specially the common people, they wrought and brought to passe all these
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1316"><bkdv3 n="21193">things, making them beleeue that all that they sayd was true, all that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1317"><bkdv3 n="21194">they did was good and godly: and that to hold with them in all things,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1318"><bkdv3 n="21195">against father, mother, prince, countrey, and all men, was most merito{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1319"><bkdv3 n="21196">rious. And indeed what mischiefe will not blinde ignorance leade simple
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1320"><bkdv3 n="21197">men vnto?
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1321"><bkdv3 n="21198">By ignorance the Iewish Clergie induced the common people to aske
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1322"><bkdv3 n="21199">the deliuery of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Barabbas</name><f t="bl"> the seditious murderer, and to sue for the cruell
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1323"><bkdv3 n="21200">crucifying of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name>, for that he rebuked the ambition, su{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1324"><bkdv3 n="21201">perstition, and other vices of the high Priests and Clergie. For as our
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1325"><bkdv3 n="21202">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> testifieth, that those who crucified him wist not what
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1326"><bkdv3 n="21203">they did: so doeth the holy Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> say, If they had knowen, if
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1327"><bkdv3 n="21204">they had not beene ignorant, they would neuer haue crucified the Lord
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1328"><bkdv3 n="21205">of glory: but they knew not what they did. Our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1329"><bkdv3 n="21206">selfe also foreshewed that it should come to passe by ignorance, that those
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1330"><bkdv3 n="21207">who should persecute and murder his true Apostles and Disciples, should
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1331"><bkdv3 n="21208">thinke they did <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> acceptable sacrifice, and good seruice: as it is also
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1332"><bkdv3 n="21209">verified euen at this day.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1333"><bkdv3 n="21210">And in this ignorance haue the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name> kept the people of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1334"><bkdv3 n="21211"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, specially the common sort, by no meanes so much, as by with{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1335"><bkdv3 n="21212">drawing of the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> from them, and by keeping it vnder the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1336"><bkdv3 n="21213">vayle of an vnknowen strange tongue. For as it serued the ambitious
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1337"><bkdv3 n="21214">humour of the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, to compell all nations to vse the natu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1338"><bkdv3 n="21215">rall language of the city of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, where they were Bishops, which shew{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1339"><bkdv3 n="21216">ed a certain acknowledging of subiection vnto them: so yet serued it much

<bkdv3 n="21217"><fw t="sig">Ddd</fw><fw t="catch">more</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="21218"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">314</fw> <fw t="header">The VI. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1340"><bkdv3 n="21219">more their craftie purpose, thereby to keepe all people so blind, that
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1341"><bkdv3 n="21220">they not knowing what they prayed, what they beleeued, what they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1342"><bkdv3 n="21221">were commanded by <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, might take all their commandements for
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1343"><bkdv3 n="21222"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">. For as they would not suffer the holy Scriptures or Church
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1344"><bkdv3 n="21223">seruice to bee vsed or had in any other language then the Latine: so were
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1345"><bkdv3 n="21224">very fewe, euen of the most simple people taught the Lords prayer, the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1346"><bkdv3 n="21225">articles of the faith, and the tenne commandements, otherwise then in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1347"><bkdv3 n="21226">Latine, which they vnderstood not: by which vniuersall ignorance, all
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1348"><bkdv3 n="21227">men were ready to beleeue whatsoeuer they sayde, and to doe whatso{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1349"><bkdv3 n="21228">euer they commanded.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21229"><f t="i">Sicogno{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21230">uissent. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1350"><bkdv3 n="21231">For to imitate the Apostles phrase: If the Emperours subiectes had
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1351"><bkdv3 n="21232">knowne out of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word their dutie to their prince, they would
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1352"><bkdv3 n="21233">not haue suffered the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> to perswade them to forsake their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1353"><bkdv3 n="21234">Soueraigne lord the Emperour against their oath of fidelitie, and to rebel
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1354"><bkdv3 n="21235">against him, onely for that he cast images (vnto the which idolatrie was

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21236"><f t="i">Gregorius
<bkdv3 n="21237">2.and 3.
<bkdv3 n="21238">Anno Do.
<bkdv3 n="21239">726 |&|c.
<bkdv3 n="21240">In the se{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21241">cond com{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21242">mande{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21243">ment. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1355"><bkdv3 n="21244">committed) out of the churches, which the Bishoppe of <name t="pl">Rome</name> bare
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1356"><bkdv3 n="21245">them in hand to bee heresie. If they had knowen of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1357"><bkdv3 n="21246">but as much as the tenne commaundements, they should haue founde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1358"><bkdv3 n="21247">that the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, was not onely a traytour to the Emperour his
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1359"><bkdv3 n="21248">liege Lord, but to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> also, and an horrible blasphemer of his maiesty,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1360"><bkdv3 n="21249">in calling his holy word and commaundement heresie: and that which
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1361"><bkdv3 n="21250">the Byshoppe of <name t="pl">Rome</name> tooke for a iust cause to rebell against his lawfull
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1362"><bkdv3 n="21251">prince, they might haue knowen to bee a doublinge and triplinge of his
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1363"><bkdv3 n="21252">most heynous wickednesse, heaped with horrible impiety and blasphemy.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1364"><bkdv3 n="21253">But lest the poore people should know too much, he would not let them
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1365"><bkdv3 n="21254">haue as much of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, as the tenne commaundements wholy
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1366"><bkdv3 n="21255">and perfectly, withdrawinge from them the second commaundement,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1367"><bkdv3 n="21256">that bewrayeth his impietie, by a subtill sacrilege. Had the Emperours
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1368"><bkdv3 n="21257">subiects likewise knowen, and beene of any vnderstanding in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21258"><f t="i">Henrie 4.
<bkdv3 n="21259">Gregor.7.
<bkdv3 n="21260">Anno Do{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21261">mini 176.
<bkdv3 n="21262">Paschal.2.
<bkdv3 n="21263">Anno 199. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1369"><bkdv3 n="21264">word, would they at other times haue rebelled against their Soueraigne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1370"><bkdv3 n="21265">Lord, and by their rebellion haue holpen to depose him, onely for that the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1371"><bkdv3 n="21266">Byshop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> did beare them in hand, that it was symonie and heresie
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1372"><bkdv3 n="21267">to, for the Emperour to giue any ecclesiasticall dignities, or promotions
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1373"><bkdv3 n="21268">to his learned Chaplaines, or other of his learned Clergie, which al Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1374"><bkdv3 n="21269">stian Emperours before him had done without controulement? woulde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1375"><bkdv3 n="21270">they, I say, for that the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> bare them so in hand, haue rebel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1376"><bkdv3 n="21271">led by the space of more then fourtie yeeres together against him, with so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1377"><bkdv3 n="21272">much shedding of Christian bloud, and murther of so many thousandes of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1378"><bkdv3 n="21273">Christians, and finally haue deposed their Soueraigne Lorde, had they
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1379"><bkdv3 n="21274">knowen and had in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word any vnderstanding at all? Specially
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1380"><bkdv3 n="21275">had they knowen that they did all this to plucke from their Soueraigne
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1381"><bkdv3 n="21276">Lord, and his successours for euer, their auncient right of the Empire, to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1382"><bkdv3 n="21277">giue it vnto the Romish Clergie, and to the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, that hee
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1383"><bkdv3 n="21278">might for the confirmation of one Archbishop, and for the Romish ragge,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1384"><bkdv3 n="21279">which he calleth a <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl">, scarce worth twelue pence, receiue many thou{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1385"><bkdv3 n="21280">sand crownes of gold, and of other Bishops, likewise great summes of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1386"><bkdv3 n="21281">money for their bulles, which is symonie indede: Would, I say, Chri{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1387"><bkdv3 n="21282">stian men and subiectes by rebellion haue spent so much Christian blood,

<bkdv3 n="21283"><fw t="catch">and</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="315" sig="Ddd2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="21284"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">315</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1388"><bkdv3 n="21285">and haue desposed their naturall, most noble, and most valiant Prince,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1389"><bkdv3 n="21286">to bring the matter finally to this passe, had they knowen what they did,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1390"><bkdv3 n="21287">or had any vnderstanding in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word at all? And as these am{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1391"><bkdv3 n="21288">bitious vsurpers the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name> haue ouerflowed all <name t="pl">Italie</name> and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1392"><bkdv3 n="21289"><name t="pl">Germanie</name> with streames of Christian blood, shed by the rebellions of ig{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1393"><bkdv3 n="21290">norant subiects against their naturall Lords and Emperours, whom
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1394"><bkdv3 n="21291">they haue stirred thereunto by such false pretences: so is there no coun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1395"><bkdv3 n="21292">trey in Christendome, which by their like meanes and false pretences,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1396"><bkdv3 n="21293">hath not beene ouersprinkled with the blood of subiectes by rebellion a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1397"><bkdv3 n="21294">gainst their naturall Soueraigns stirred vp by |&|the; same Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name>.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1398"><bkdv3 n="21295">And to vse one example of our owne countrey: The Bishoppe of <name t="pl">Rome</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1399"><bkdv3 n="21296">did picke a quarrell to King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl"> of <name t="pl">England</name>, about the election of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ste{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1400"><bkdv3 n="21297">uen Langton</name><f t="bl"> to the Bishopricke of <name t="pl">Canterburie</name>, wherein the King had an{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1401"><bkdv3 n="21298">cient right, being vsed by his progenitors, all Christian Kinges of <name t="pl">Eng{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1402"><bkdv3 n="21299">land</name> before him, the Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name> hauing no right, but had begunne

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="2131403"><f t="i"><name t="ps">King Iohn.</name><f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1404"><bkdv3 n="21301">then to vsurpe vpon the Kinges of <name t="pl">Englande</name>, and all other Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1405"><bkdv3 n="21302">Kinges, as they had before done against their Soueraigne Lordes the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1406"><bkdv3 n="21303">Emperours: proceeding euen by the same waies |&| meanes, |&| likewise cur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1407"><bkdv3 n="21304">sing King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">, and discharginge his subiects of their oath of fidelitie vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1408"><bkdv3 n="21305">to their Soueraigne Lord. Now had Englishmen at that time knowen
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1409"><bkdv3 n="21306">their duetie to their prince set forth in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde, would a great
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1410"><bkdv3 n="21307">many of nobles, and other Englishmen naturall subiectes, for this for{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1411"><bkdv3 n="21308">raigne and vnnaturall vsurper his vayne curse of the King, and for his

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21309"><f t="i"><lang t="l">Innocen{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21310">cini.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1412"><bkdv3 n="21311">faigned discharginge of them of their oath and fidelitie to their naturall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1413"><bkdv3 n="21312">Lord, vpon so slender or no grounde at all, haue rebelled against their so{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1414"><bkdv3 n="21313">ueraigne Lorde the Kinge? Would Englishe subiects haue taken part a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1415"><bkdv3 n="21314">gainst the King of <name t="pl">England</name>, and against Englishemen, with the French
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1416"><bkdv3 n="21315">King and Frenchmen, beeing incensed against this Realme by the Bi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1417"><bkdv3 n="21316">shoppe of <name t="pl">Rome</name>? Would they haue sent for, and receiued the Dolphine of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1418"><bkdv3 n="21317"><name t="pl">Fraunce</name> with a great armie of Frenchmen into the Realme of <name t="pl">England</name>?

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21318"><f t="i"><name t="ps">Philip</name>
<bkdv3 n="21319">French
<bkdv3 n="21320">King.
<bkdv3 n="21321"><name t="ps">Lewes</name>
<bkdv3 n="21322">Dolphine
<bkdv3 n="21323">of France. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1419"><bkdv3 n="21324">Would they haue sworne fidelitie to the Dolphine of <name t="pl">Fraunce</name>, breaking
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1420"><bkdv3 n="21325">their oath of fidelitie to their naturall Lord the Kinge of <name t="pl">England</name>, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1421"><bkdv3 n="21326">haue stood vnder the Dolphins banner displayed against the King of <name t="pl">En{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1422"><bkdv3 n="21327">gland</name>? Would they haue expelled their soueraigne Lorde the Kinge of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1423"><bkdv3 n="21328"><name t="pl">England</name> out of <name t="pl">London</name>, the chiefe cittie of <name t="pl">England</name>, and out of the great{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1424"><bkdv3 n="21329">est part of <name t="pl">England</name>, vpon the Southside of <name t="pl">Trent</name>, euen vnto <name t="pl">Lincolne</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1425"><bkdv3 n="21330">and out of <name t="pl">Lincolne</name> it selfe also, and haue deliuered the possession thereof
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1426"><bkdv3 n="21331">vnto the Dolphin of <name t="pl">Fraunce</name>, wherof he kept |&|the; possession a great while?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1427"><bkdv3 n="21332">Would they beeing Englishmen haue procured so great shedding of Eng{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1428"><bkdv3 n="21333">lish bloud, and other infinite mischiefes and miseries vnto <name t="pl">England</name> their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1429"><bkdv3 n="21334">natural countrie, as did follow those cruell warres and trayterous rebel{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1430"><bkdv3 n="21335">lion, the fruits of the Bishop of <name t="pl">Romes</name> blessings? Would they haue driuen
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1431"><bkdv3 n="21336">their naturall soueraigne Lord the King of <name t="pl">England</name> to such extremitie,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1432"><bkdv3 n="21337">that he was inforced to submit himselfe vnto that forraigne false vsurper
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1433"><bkdv3 n="21338">the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, who compelled him to surrender vp the crowne of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1434"><bkdv3 n="21339"><name t="pl">England</name> into the handes of his Legate, who in token of possession kept it
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1435"><bkdv3 n="21340">in his handes diuers dayes, and then deliuered it againe to King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohn</name><f t="bl">,

<bkdv3 n="21341"><fw t="sig">Ddd2</fw><fw t="catch">vpon</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="316" sig="Ddd2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="21342"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">316</fw> <fw t="header">The VI. part of the Sermon</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1436"><bkdv3 n="21343">vpon that condition that the King and his Successours, Kings of <name t="pl">Eng{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1437"><bkdv3 n="21344">land</name>, should hold the Crowne, and Kingdome of <name t="pl">England</name> of the Bishop
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1438"><bkdv3 n="21345">of <name t="pl">Rome</name> and his successours, as the vassals of the sayd Bishops of <name t="pl">Rome</name>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1439"><bkdv3 n="21346">for euer: in token whereof, the Kings of <name t="pl">England</name> should also pay a yeere{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1440"><bkdv3 n="21347">ly tribute to the sayd Bishoppe of <name t="pl">Rome</name> as his vassals and liege men?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1441"><bkdv3 n="21348">Would Englishmen haue brought their Soueraigne lord, and naturall
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1442"><bkdv3 n="21349">countrey into this thraldome and subiection to a false forraigne vsurper,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1443"><bkdv3 n="21350">had they knowen and had any vnderstanding in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word at all?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1444"><bkdv3 n="21351">Out of the which most lamentable case, and miserable tyrannie, rauenie,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1445"><bkdv3 n="21352">and spoyle of the most greedie Romish wolues ensuing hereupon, the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1446"><bkdv3 n="21353">Kings and Realme of <name t="pl">England</name> could not rid themselues by the space of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21354"><f t="i">See the Acts
<bkdv3 n="21355">of Parlia{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21356">ment in king
<bkdv3 n="21357"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Edward</name><f t="i"> the
<bkdv3 n="21358">third his
<bkdv3 n="21359">dayes. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1447"><bkdv3 n="21360">many yeeres after: the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> by his ministers continually not
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1448"><bkdv3 n="21361">onely spoyling the Realme and Kings of <name t="pl">England</name> of infinite treasure,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1449"><bkdv3 n="21362">but also with the same money hiring and maintaining forreigne ene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1450"><bkdv3 n="21363">mies against the Realme and Kings of <name t="pl">England</name>, to keepe them in such
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1451"><bkdv3 n="21364">his subiection, that they should not refuse to pay whatsoeuer those vnsa{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1452"><bkdv3 n="21365">tiable wolues did greedily gape for, and suffer whatsoeuer those most cru{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1453"><bkdv3 n="21366">ell tyrants would lay vpon them. Would Englishmen haue suffered this?
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1454"><bkdv3 n="21367">would they by rebellion haue caused this trow you, and all for the Bi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1455"><bkdv3 n="21368">shop of <name t="pl">Romes</name> causelesse curse, had they in those dayes knowen and vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1456"><bkdv3 n="21369">derstood, that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> doeth curse the blessings, and blesse the cursings
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1457"><bkdv3 n="21370">of such wicked vsurping Bishops and tyrants? as it appeared after{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1458"><bkdv3 n="21371">ward in King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Henry</name><f t="bl"> the eight his dayes, and King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Edward</name><f t="bl"> the sixt, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1459"><bkdv3 n="21372">in our gracious Soueraignes dayes that now is, where neither the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21373"><cit work="OT. Malachi 2.2"><f t="r">Malach.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1460"><bkdv3 n="21374">Popes curses, nor <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> manifold blessings are wanting. But in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1461"><bkdv3 n="21375">King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iohns</name><f t="bl"> time, the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> vnderstanding the bruit blindnesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1462"><bkdv3 n="21376">ignorance of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, and superstition of Englishmen, and how
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1463"><bkdv3 n="21377">much they were enclined to worship the Babylonicall beast of <name t="pl">Rome</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1464"><bkdv3 n="21378">and to feare all his threatnings, and causelesse curses, hee abused them
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1465"><bkdv3 n="21379">thus, and by their rebellion brought this noble Realme, and Kings of
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1466"><bkdv3 n="21380"><name t="pl">England</name> vnder his most cruell tyrannie, and to bee a spoyle of his most
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1467"><bkdv3 n="21381">vile and vnsatiable couetousnesse and rauenie, for a long and a great
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1468"><bkdv3 n="21382">deale too long a time. And to ioyne vnto the reportes of Histories, mat{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1469"><bkdv3 n="21383">ters of later memorie, could the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> haue raised the late re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1470"><bkdv3 n="21384">bellions in the North and West countreys in the times of King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Henry</name><f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1471"><bkdv3 n="21385">and King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Edward</name><f t="bl">, our gracious Soueraignes father and brother, but
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1472"><bkdv3 n="21386">by abusing of the ignorant people? Or is it not most euident that the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1473"><bkdv3 n="21387">Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> hath of late attempted by his Irish Patriarkes and Bi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1474"><bkdv3 n="21388">shops, sent from <name t="pl">Rome</name> with his Bulles, (whereof some were apprehen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1475"><bkdv3 n="21389">ded) to breake downe the barres and hedges of the publique peace in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1476"><bkdv3 n="21390"><name t="pl">Ireland</name>, onely vpon confidence easily to abuse the ignorance of the wilde
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1477"><bkdv3 n="21391">Irish men? Or who seeth not that vpon like confidence, yet more lately
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1478"><bkdv3 n="21392">hee hath likewise procured the breach of the publique peace in <name t="pl">England</name>,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1479"><bkdv3 n="21393">(with the long and blessed continuance whereof hee is sore grieued) by
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1480"><bkdv3 n="21394">the ministery of his disguised Chaplaynes, creeping in Lay mens ap{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1481"><bkdv3 n="21395">parell into the houses, and whispering in the eares of certaine Northern
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1482"><bkdv3 n="21396">borderers, being then most ignorant of their duetie to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and to

<bkdv3 n="21397"><fw t="catch">their</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="317" sig="Ddd3r" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="21398"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull Rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">317</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1483"><bkdv3 n="21399">their Prince of all people of the Realme, whom therefore as most meete
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1484"><bkdv3 n="21400">and ready to execute his intended purpose, hee hath by the said ignorant
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1485"><bkdv3 n="21401">Masse priests, as blinde guides leading the blinde, brought those seely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1486"><bkdv3 n="21402">blinde subiects into the deepe ditch of horrible rebellion, damnable to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1487"><bkdv3 n="21403">themselues, and very dangerous to the state of the Realme, had not
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1488"><bkdv3 n="21404"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of his mercy miraculously calmed that raging tempest, not onely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1489"><bkdv3 n="21405">without any ship wracke of the Common wealth, but almost without
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1490"><bkdv3 n="21406">any shedding of Christian and English blood at all.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1491"><bkdv3 n="21407">And it is yet much more to be lamented, that not onely common people,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1492"><bkdv3 n="21408">but some other youthfull or vnskilfull Princes also, suffer themselues to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1493"><bkdv3 n="21409">bee abused by the Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name>, his Cardinals and Bishops, to op{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1494"><bkdv3 n="21410">pressing of Christian men their faithfull subiects, eyther themselues, or
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1495"><bkdv3 n="21411">els by procuring the force and strength of Christian men, to bee conueyed
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1496"><bkdv3 n="21412">out of one countrey, to oppresse true Christians in another countrey, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1497"><bkdv3 n="21413">by these meanes open an entry vnto Moores and Infidels, into the pos{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1498"><bkdv3 n="21414">session of Christian Realmes countries: other Christian Princes in the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1499"><bkdv3 n="21415">meane time, by the Bishop of <name t="pl">Romes</name> procuring also, being so occupied in
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1500"><bkdv3 n="21416">ciuill warres, or troubled with rebellions, that they haue neither leisure
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1501"><bkdv3 n="21417">nor abilitie to conferre their common forces, to the defence of their fellow
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1502"><bkdv3 n="21418">Christians, against such inuasions of the common enemies of Christen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1503"><bkdv3 n="21419">dome, the Infidels and miscreants. Would to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> we might onely
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1504"><bkdv3 n="21420">reade and heare out of the histories of olde, and not also see and feele
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1505"><bkdv3 n="21421">these new and present oppressions of Christians, rebellions of subiects,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1506"><bkdv3 n="21422">effusion of Christian blood, destruction of Christian men, decay and ruine
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1507"><bkdv3 n="21423">of Christendome, increase of Paganisme, most lamentable and pitifull to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1508"><bkdv3 n="21424">behold, being procured in these our dayes, aswell as in times past, by the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1509"><bkdv3 n="21425">Bishop of <name t="pl">Rome</name> and his ministers, abusing the ignorance of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1510"><bkdv3 n="21426">word, yet remayning in some Christian Princes and people. By which
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1511"><bkdv3 n="21427">sorrow and bitter fruites of ignorance, all men ought to bee mooued to
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1512"><bkdv3 n="21428">giue eare and credite to <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde, shewing as most truely, so
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1513"><bkdv3 n="21429">most plainely how great a mischiefe ignorance is, and againe how great
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1514"><bkdv3 n="21430">and how good a gift of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> knowledge in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word is. And

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21431"><cit work="OT. Jeremiah 18.18"><f t="r">Ier.18.e.18<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1515"><bkdv3 n="21432">to beginne with the Romish Cleargie, who though they doe bragge
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1516"><bkdv3 n="21433">now, as did sometime the Iewish Cleargie, that they cannot lacke know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1517"><bkdv3 n="21434">ledge: yet doeth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by his holy Prophets both charge them with

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21435"><cit work="OT. Ezechiel 7.26"><f t="r">Eze.7.g.26<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1518"><bkdv3 n="21436">ignorance, and threaten them also, for that they haue repelled the know{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21437"><cit work="OT. Hosea 4.6"><f t="r">Osee.4.b.6.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1519"><bkdv3 n="21438">ledge of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word and Law, from themselues, and from his peo{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21439"><cit work="OT. Psalms 2.5"><f t="r">Psalm.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1520"><bkdv3 n="21440">ple, that hee will repell them, that they shall bee no more his Priests.
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1521"><bkdv3 n="21441"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> likewise chargeth Princes aswell as Priests, that they should
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1522"><bkdv3 n="21442">indeuour themselues to get vnderstanding and knowledge in his word,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1523"><bkdv3 n="21443">threatning his heauie wrath and destruction vnto them, if they faile
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1524"><bkdv3 n="21444">thereof. And the wise man saith to all men vniuersally, Princes, priests,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1525"><bkdv3 n="21445">and people: Where is no knowledge, there is no good nor health to the

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21446"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 19.2"><f t="r">Prou.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1526"><bkdv3 n="21447">soule: and that all men be vaine in whom is not the knowledge of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1527"><bkdv3 n="21448">and his holy word: That they who walke in darknesse, wote not whi{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21449"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 13.1"><f t="r">Wisd.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1528"><bkdv3 n="21450">ther they goe: and that the people that will not learne, shall fall into

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21451"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 17.24"><f t="r">Prou.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1529"><bkdv3 n="21452">great mischiefes, as did the people of <name t="pl">Israel</name>, who for their ignorance in

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21453"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 4.18"><f t="r">Ephes.4.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="21454"><cit work="NT. John 12.35">Iohn 12.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<bkdv3 n="21455"><fw t="sig">Ddd 3</fw><fw t="catch"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"></fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="318" sig="Ddd3v" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="21456"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">318</fw> <fw t="header">The VI. part of the Sermon</fw>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21457"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 5.13"><f t="r">Esai.5.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1530"><bkdv3 n="21458"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, were first led into captiuitie, and when by ignorance af{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21459"><cit work="NT. Luke 19.44, 23.34"><f t="r">Luk.19.g.
<bkdv3 n="21460">44.&23.c.
<bkdv3 n="21461">34.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1531"><bkdv3 n="21462">terward they would not know the time of their visitation, but crucified
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1532"><bkdv3 n="21463"><name t="ps">Christ</name> our Sauiour, persecuted his holy Apostles, and were so ignorant
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1533"><bkdv3 n="21464">and blinde, that when they did most wickedly and cruelly, they thought

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21465"><cit work="NT. Acts passim"><f t="r">Acts <f t="i"><lang t="l"> mul{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21466">tis locis. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1534"><bkdv3 n="21467">they did <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> good and acceptable seruice (as doe many by ignorance

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21468"><cit work="NT. John 16.2"><f t="r">Ioh.16.a.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1535"><bkdv3 n="21469">thinke euen at this day:) finally, through their ignorance and blinde{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1536"><bkdv3 n="21470">nesse, their countrey, townes, cities, <name t="pl">Hierusalem</name> it selfe, and the Temple
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1537"><bkdv3 n="21471">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, were all most horribly destroyed, the most chiefest part of their

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21472"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 27.11"><f t="r">Esai.27.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1538"><bkdv3 n="21473">people slaine, and the rest ledde into most miserable captiuitie. For hee

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21474"><cit work="OT. Hosea 4.6"><f t="r">Osee.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1539"><bkdv3 n="21475">that made them, had no pitie vpon them, neither would spare them, and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21476"><cit work="Apocrypha. Baruch 3.28"><f t="r">Baruc.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1540"><bkdv3 n="21477">all for their ignorance.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21478"><cit work="OT. Isaiah 6.9"><f t="r">Esai.6.c.9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1541"><bkdv3 n="21479">And the holy Scriptures doe teach, that the people that will not

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21480"><cit work="NT. Matthew 13, 14, 15"><f t="r">Matt.13.b.
<bkdv3 n="21481">14.15.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1542"><bkdv3 n="21482">see with their eyes, nor heare with their eares, to learne, and to vnder{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1543"><bkdv3 n="21483">stand with their heartes, cannot bee conuerted, and saued. And the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21484"><cit work="NT. John 12.40"><f t="r">Iohn 12.40<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1544"><bkdv3 n="21485">wicked themselues, beeing damned in hell, shall confesse ignorance in

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21486"><cit work="Apocrypha. Wisdom 5"><f t="r">Wisd 5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1545"><bkdv3 n="21487"><f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde to haue brought them thereunto, saying, Wee haue
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1546"><bkdv3 n="21488">erred from the way of the trueth, and the light of righteousnesse hath

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21489"><cit work="NT. Matthew 13.19"><f t="r">Mat.13.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1547"><bkdv3 n="21490">not shined vnto vs, and the sunne of vnderstanding hath not risen vn{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21491"><cit work="NT. 2 Corinthians 4.2-4"><f t="r">2.Cor.4.a.
<bkdv3 n="21492">3.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1548"><bkdv3 n="21493">to vs, wee haue wearied our selues in the way of wickednesse and per{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1549"><bkdv3 n="21494">dition, and haue walked cumberous and crooked wayes: but the way

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21495"><cit work="NT. Matthew 7.3-5"><f t="r">Matth.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1550"><bkdv3 n="21496">of the Lord haue we not knowen.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21497"><cit work="John 3.19"><f t="r">Iohn 3.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="21498"><cit work="NT. Matthew 11.15, 13.9, 43">Mat.11.b.
<bkdv3 n="21499">15.|&| 13.a.
<bkdv3 n="2151551">9.f.43.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1552"><bkdv3 n="21501">And aswell our Sauiour himselfe, as his Apostle Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name><f t="bl"> doth
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1553"><bkdv3 n="21502">teach, that the ignorance of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde commeth of the deuill,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1554"><bkdv3 n="21503">is the cause of all errour, and misiudging (as falleth out with ignorant

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21504"><cit work="NT. Luke 8.8"><f t="r">Luk.8.a.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1555"><bkdv3 n="21505">subiects, who can rather espie a little mote in the eye of the Prince, or

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21506"><cit work="NT. John 5.39"><f t="r">Ioh 5.f.39.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1556"><bkdv3 n="21507">a Counsellour, then a great beame in their owne) and vniuersally it

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21508"><cit work="OT. Psalms 1.2"><f t="r">Psal.1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1557"><bkdv3 n="21509">is the cause of all euill, and finally of eternall damnation, <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl">

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21510"><cit work="NT. Matthew 7.7"><f t="r">Matt.7.b.7.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1558"><bkdv3 n="21511">iudgement being seuere towards those, who when the light of <name t="ps">Christes</name>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21512"><cit work="NT. Luke 11.9"><f t="r">Luk.11 9.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1559"><bkdv3 n="21513">Gospel is come into the world, doe delight more in darkenesse of igno{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21514"><cit work="NT. Luke 16.30-31"><f t="r">Luk.16.g.
<bkdv3 n="21515">30.31.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1560"><bkdv3 n="21516">rance, then in the light of knowledge in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde. For all

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21517"><cit work="NT. Galatians 1.8"><f t="r">Gal.1.b.8.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1561"><bkdv3 n="21518">are commanded to reade or heare, to search and studie the holy Scrip{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21519"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 5.32"><f t="r">Deut.5.32.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1562"><bkdv3 n="21520">tures, and are promised vnderstanding to bee giuen them from <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21521"><cit work="OT. Deuteronomy 17.14-15"><f t="r">Deut.17.c.
<bkdv3 n="21522">14.15.&c.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1563"><bkdv3 n="21523">if they so doe: all are charged not to beleeue eyther any dead man, nor
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1564"><bkdv3 n="21524">if an Angel should speake from heauen, much lesse if the Pope doe speake

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21525"><cit work="NT. Romans 13.2"><f t="r">Rom.13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1565"><bkdv3 n="21526">from <name t="pl">Rome</name> against or contrary to the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, from the which

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21527"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 2.13"><f t="r">1.Pet.2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1566"><bkdv3 n="21528">we may not decline, neither to the right hand nor to the left.
<p>

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21529"><cit work="OT. Psalms 18, 118.8-9"><f t="r">Psal.118.
<bkdv3 n="21530">Psalm.18.
<bkdv3 n="21531">|&| 118.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1567"><bkdv3 n="21532">In <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde Princes must learne how to obey <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1568"><bkdv3 n="21533">to gouerne men: in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> worde subiects must learne obedience,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21534"><cit work="NT. Ephesians 5.14"><f t="r">Ephes.5.14<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1569"><bkdv3 n="21535">both to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> and their Princes. Olde men and young, rich and

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21536"><cit work="NT. 1 Thessalonians 5.4, 5"><f t="r">1.Thes.5.a.
<bkdv3 n="21537">4.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1570"><bkdv3 n="21538">poore, all men and women, all estates, sexes and ages, are taught their
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1571"><bkdv3 n="21539">seuerall dueties in the worde of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. For the word of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21540"><cit work="NT. John 12.35-36"><f t="r">Iohn 12.
<bkdv3 n="21541">35.36.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1572"><bkdv3 n="21542">bright, giuing light vnto all mens eyes, the shining lampe directing
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1573"><bkdv3 n="21543">all mens pathes, and steppes. Let vs therefore awake from the sleepe

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21544"><cit work="NT. James 1.17"><f t="r">Iam.1.c.17.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1574"><bkdv3 n="21545">and darkenesse of ignorance, and open our eyes that wee may see the

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21546"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 6.16"><f t="r">1.Tim.6.
<bkdv3 n="21547">d.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1575"><bkdv3 n="21548">light, let vs rise from the workes of darkenesse, that we may escape eter{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="21549"><cit work="NT. John 3.19"><f t="r">Iohn 3.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1576"><bkdv3 n="21550">nall darkenesse, the due reward thereof, and let vs walke in the light

<bkdv3 n="21551"><fw t="catch">of</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="319" sig="Ddd4r" side="inner" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="21552"><fw t="header"><f t="r">against wilfull rebellion.</fw><fw t="pag">319</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1577"><bkdv3 n="21553">of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, whiles we haue light, as becommeth the children
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1578"><bkdv3 n="21554">of light, so directing the steppes of our liues in that way which leadeth
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1579"><bkdv3 n="21555">to light and life euerlasting, that wee may finally obtayne and enioy the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1580"><bkdv3 n="21556">same: which <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> the father of lights, who dwelleth in light incom{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1581"><bkdv3 n="21557">prehensible, and inaccessable, grant vnto vs, through the light of the
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1582"><bkdv3 n="21558">world our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, vnto whom with the holy Ghost, one
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1583"><bkdv3 n="21559">most glorious <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, be all honour, prayse, and thankesgiuing for euer
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1584"><bkdv3 n="21560">and euer. Amen.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1585"><bkdv3 n="21561">Thus haue you heard the sixth part of this Homily,
<ttdv4 n="II.21.6-1586"><bkdv3 n="21562">now good people let vs pray.<f t="r">

</ttdv3>
</ttdv2>
</ttdv1>

<hr>
<hr>

<ttdv4 n="1 t="prayer>

<heading>
<bkdv3 n="21563">{P} The Prayer as in that time it
<bkdv3 n="21564">was published.<f t="bk">
</heading>
<p>
<bkdv3 n="21565">O<f t="bl"> Most mighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the Lord of hostes, the Gouer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21566">nour of all creatures, the only giuer of all victories,
<bkdv3 n="21567">who alone art able to strengthen the Weake against
<bkdv3 n="21568">the mighty, and to vanquish infinite multitudes of
<bkdv3 n="21569">thine enemies with the countenance of a few of thy seruants
<bkdv3 n="21570">calling vpon thy Name, and trusting in thee: Defend O
<bkdv3 n="21571">Lord, thy seruant |&| our Gouernour vnder thee, our Queene
<bkdv3 n="21572"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Elizabeth</name><f t="bl"> and all thy people committed to her charge, O Lord
<bkdv3 n="21573">withstand the crueltie of all those which be common enemies
<bkdv3 n="21574">as well to the trueth of thy eternall Word, as to their owne
<bkdv3 n="21575">naturall Prince and countrey, and manifestly to this Crowne
<bkdv3 n="21576">and Realme of <name t="pl">England</name>, which thou hast of thy diuine pro{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21577">uidence assigned in these our dayes to the gouernment of thy
<bkdv3 n="21578">seruant, our Soueraigne |&| gracious Queene. O most mer{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21579">cifull Father, (if it be thy holy will) make soft and tender the
<bkdv3 n="21580">stonie hearts of all those that exalt themselues against thy
<bkdv3 n="21581">Trueth, and seeke either to trouble the quiet of this Realme
<bkdv3 n="21582">of <name t="pl">England</name>, or to oppresse the Crowne of the same, and con{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21583">uert them to the knowledge of thy Sonne the onely Saui{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21584">our of the world, <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> that we and they may ioyntly
<bkdv3 n="21585">glorifie thy mercies. Lighten we beseech thee their ignorant

<bkdv3 n="21586"><fw t="catch">hearts,</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="320" sig="ddd4v" side="outer" forme="3">

<bkdv3 n="21587"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">320</fw> <fw t="header">The VI. part of the Sermon |&|c.</fw><f t="bl">

<bkdv3 n="21588">hearts, to imbrace the truth of thy Word, or els so abate their
<bkdv3 n="21589">cruelty (O most mighty Lord) that this our Christian Realm,
<bkdv3 n="21590">with others that confesse thy holy Gospel, may obtaine by
<bkdv3 n="21591">thine ayde and strength, surety from all enemies, without
<bkdv3 n="21592">shedding of Christian blood, whereby all they which bee op{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21593">pressed with their tyranny, may bee relieued, and they which
<bkdv3 n="21594">bee in feare of their cruelty, may bee comforted: and finally
<bkdv3 n="21595">that all Christian Realmes, and specially this Realme of
<bkdv3 n="21596"><name t="pl">England</name>, may by thy defence and protection continue in
<bkdv3 n="21597">the trueth of the Gospel, and enioy perfect peace, quietnesse,
<bkdv3 n="21598">and securitie: and that we for these thy mercies, ioyntly alto{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21599">gether with one consonant heart and voice, may thankefully
<bkdv3 n="2161587">render to thee all laud and praise, that we knit in one god{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21601">ly concord and vnitie amongst our selues, may continu{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21602">ally magnifie thy glorious Name, who with thy son
<bkdv3 n="21603">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name>, and the holy Ghost,
<bkdv3 n="21604">art one Eternall, Almightie, and most
<bkdv3 n="21605">mercifull <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: To whom be
<bkdv3 n="21606">all laud, and praise world
<bkdv3 n="21607">without end,<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="21608">Amen.

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<bkdv3 n="21610"><f t="rl">A THANKESGIVING<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="21611"><f t="i">for the suppression of the last rebellion. <f t="bk">
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<bkdv3 n="21612">O<f t="bl"> Heauenly and most mercifull Father, the
<bkdv3 n="21613">defender of those that put their trust in
<bkdv3 n="21614">thee, the sure fortresse of all them that flie
<bkdv3 n="21615">to thee for succour: who of thy most iust
<bkdv3 n="21616">iudgements for our disobedience and re{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21617">bellion against thy holy word, and for
<bkdv3 n="21618">our sinfull and wicked liuing, nothing answering to our
<bkdv3 n="21619">holy profession, wherby we haue giuen an occasion that
<bkdv3 n="21620">thy holy name hath beene blasphemed amongst the ig{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21621">norant, hast of late both sore abashed the whole Realm,
<bkdv3 n="21622">and people of <name t="pl">England</name>, with the terrour and danger of
<bkdv3 n="21623">rebellion, thereby to awake vs out of our dead sleepe of
<bkdv3 n="21624">carelesse security: and hast yet by the miseries following
<bkdv3 n="21625">the same rebellion more sharpely punished part of our
<bkdv3 n="21626">countreymen and Christian brethren, who haue more
<bkdv3 n="21627">neerely felt the same: and most dreadfully hast scourged
<bkdv3 n="21628">some of the seditious persons with terrible executions,
<bkdv3 n="21629">iustly inflicted for their disobedience to thee, and to thy
<bkdv3 n="21630">seruant their Soueraigne, to the example of vs all, and to
<bkdv3 n="21631">the warning, correction and amendment of thy seruants,
<bkdv3 n="21632">of thine accustomed goodnesse, turning alwaies the wic{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21633">kednesse of euill men to the profit of them that feare thee:
<bkdv3 n="21634">who in thy iudgements remembring thy mercy, hast by
<bkdv3 n="21635">thy assistance giuen the victory to thy seruant our
<bkdv3 n="21636">Queene, her true Nobility, and faithfull Subiects, with

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<bkdv3 n="21638">so little, or rather no effusion of Christian blood, as also
<bkdv3 n="21639">might haue iustly ensued, to the exceeding comfort of all
<bkdv3 n="21640">sorrowfull Christian hearts, and that of thy fatherly pity,
<bkdv3 n="21641">and mercifull goodnesse onely, and euen for thine owne
<bkdv3 n="21642">names sake, without any our desert at all. Wherefore we
<bkdv3 n="21643">render vnto thee most humble and hearty thankes for
<bkdv3 n="21644">these thy great mercies shewed vnto vs, who had deser{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21645">ued sharper punishment, most humbly beseeching thee
<bkdv3 n="21646">to grant vnto all vs that confesse thy holy Name, and
<bkdv3 n="21647">professe the true and perfect Religion of thy holy Gos{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21648">pel, thy heauenly grace to shew our selues in our liuing
<bkdv3 n="21649">according to our profession: that wee truely knowing
<bkdv3 n="21650">thee in they blessed word, may obediently walke in thy
<bkdv3 n="21651">holy commandements, and that wee being warned by
<bkdv3 n="21652">this thy fatherly correction, doe prouoke thy iust wrath
<bkdv3 n="21653">against vs no more: but may enioy the continuance of
<bkdv3 n="21654">thy great mercies towards vs, thy right hand, as in this,
<bkdv3 n="21655">so in all other inuasions, rebellions, and dangers, conti{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21656">nually sauing and defending our Church, our Realme,
<bkdv3 n="21657">our Queene, and people of <name t="pl">England</name>, that all our poste{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21658">rities ensuing, confessing thy holy Name, professing thy
<bkdv3 n="21659">holy Gospel, and leading an holy life, may perpe{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21660">tually prayse and magnifie thee, with thy only
<bkdv3 n="21661">Son <name t="ps">Iesus Christ</name> our Sauiour and the
<bkdv3 n="21662">holy Ghost, to whom bee all
<bkdv3 n="21663">laud, prayse, glory, and
<bkdv3 n="21664">Empire for euer,
<bkdv3 n="21665">and euer, A{\-}
<bkdv3 n="21666">men.<f t="i">

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<bkdv3 n="21667"><pubPlace><f t="rl">LONDON<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="21668">{P} <printer>Printed by <f t="i"><name t="ps">Iohn Bill</name>, <f t="r">Printer to the Kings most
<bkdv3 n="21669"><f t="i">Excellent Maiestie. <docDate><f t="r"> 1623.
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