HOMILY ON GLUTTONY AND DRUNKENNESS

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<bkdv3 n="10236"><f t="rl">AN HOMILIE AGAINST<f t="r">
<bkdv3 n="10237">Gluttony and Drunkennesse.
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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-1"><bkdv3 n="10238"><f t="bk">Y<f t="bl">E haue heard in the former Sermon,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-2"><bkdv3 n="10239">welbeloued, the description and the ver{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-3"><bkdv3 n="10240">tue of fasting, with the true vse of the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-4"><bkdv3 n="10241">same. Now yee shall heare how foule a
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-5"><bkdv3 n="10242">thing gluttony and drunkennesse is be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-6"><bkdv3 n="10243">fore <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, the rather to mooue you to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-7"><bkdv3 n="10244">vse fasting the more diligently. Under{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-8"><bkdv3 n="10245">stand yee therefore, that Almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-9"><bkdv3 n="10246">(to the end that we might keep our selues
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-10"><bkdv3 n="10247">vndefiled and serue him in holinesse and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-11"><bkdv3 n="10248">righteousnesse, according to his word)

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10249"><cit work="NT. Titus 2.12-14"><f t="r">Titus 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-12"><bkdv3 n="10250">hath charged in his Scriptures so many
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-13"><bkdv3 n="10251">as looke for the glorious appearing of our
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-14"><bkdv3 n="10252">Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> , to lead their liues in all sobriety, modesty, and tempe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-15"><bkdv3 n="10253">rancie. Whereby we may learne how necessary it is for euery Christian
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-16"><bkdv3 n="10254">that will not be found vnready at the comming of our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> , to

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10255"><cit work="NT. Titus 2.12-14"><f t="r">Titus 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-17"><bkdv3 n="10256">liue sober minded in this present world, forasmuch as otherwise being
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-18"><bkdv3 n="10257">vnready, he cannot enter with <name t="ps">Christ</name> into glory: And being vnarmed in
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-19"><bkdv3 n="10258">this behalfe, he must needes bee in continuall danger of that cruell ad{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-20"><bkdv3 n="10259">uersary the roaring Lion, against whom the Apostle <f t="r"><name t="ps">Peter</name> <f t="bl"> warneth vs to

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10260"><cit work="NT. 1 Peter 5.8"><f t="r">1.Pet.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-21"><bkdv3 n="10261">prepare our selues in continuall sobriety, that we may resist, being stedfast
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-22"><bkdv3 n="10262">in fayth. To the intent therefore that this sobernesse may bee vsed in all
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-23"><bkdv3 n="10263">our behauiour, it shall be expedient for vs to declare vnto you how much
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-24"><bkdv3 n="10264">all kinde of excesse offendeth the maiestie of almightie <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and howe
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-25"><bkdv3 n="10265">grieuously hee punisheth the immoderate abuse of those his creatures
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-26"><bkdv3 n="10266">which he ordeineth to the maintenance of this our needy life, as meates,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-27"><bkdv3 n="10267">drinkes, and apparell. And againe, to shew the noysome diseases and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-28"><bkdv3 n="10268">great mischiefes that commonly doe follow them that inordinatly giue
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-29"><bkdv3 n="10269">vp themselues to be caried headlong with such pleasures as are ioyned
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-30"><bkdv3 n="10270">eyther with daintie and ouerlarge fare, or else with costly and sumptu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-31"><bkdv3 n="10271">our apparell.

<bkdv3 n="10272"><fw t="catch">And</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="10273"><fw t="header"><f t="r">Gluttonie and drunkennesse.</fw><fw t="pag">95</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-32"><bkdv3 n="10274">{P} And first, that ye may perceiue how detestable and hatefull all excesse
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-33"><bkdv3 n="10275">in eating and drinking is before the face of almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, ye shall call
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-34"><bkdv3 n="10276">to minde what is written by Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> to the Galathians, where hee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10277"><cit work="NT. Galatians 5.21"><f t="r">Galat.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-35"><bkdv3 n="10278">numbreth gluttonie and drunkennesse among those horrible crimes, with
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-36"><bkdv3 n="10279">the which (as he saith) no man shall inherite the kingdome of heauen.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-37"><bkdv3 n="10280">Hee reckoneth them among the deedes of the flesh, and coupleth them
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-38"><bkdv3 n="10281">with idolatrie, whoredome, and murder, which are the greatest offences
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-39"><bkdv3 n="10282">that can bee named among men. For the first spoyleth <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> of his ho{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-40"><bkdv3 n="10283">nour, the second defileth his holy Temple, that is to wit, our owne
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-41"><bkdv3 n="10284">bodies, the third maketh vs companions of <name t="ps">Cayne</name> in the slaughter of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-42"><bkdv3 n="10285">our brethren, and who so committeth them, as Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> saith, can{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-43"><bkdv3 n="10286">not inherite the kingdome of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Certainely, that sinne is very odi{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-44"><bkdv3 n="10287">ous and lothsome before the face of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, which causeth him to turne
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-45"><bkdv3 n="10288">his fauourable countenance so farre from vs, that hee should cleane
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-46"><bkdv3 n="10289">barre vs out of the doores, and disherite vs of his heauenly kingdome.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-47"><bkdv3 n="10290">But hee so much abhorreth all beastly banquetting, that by his sonne
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-48"><bkdv3 n="10291">our Sauiour <name t="ps">Christ</name> in the Gospel, hee declareth his terrible indignation
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-49"><bkdv3 n="10292">against all belly gods, in that hee pronounceth them accursed, saying,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10293"><cit work="NT. Luke 6.25"><f t="r">Luke 6.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-50"><bkdv3 n="10294">Wo bee to you that are full, for yee shall hunger. And by the Prophet

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10295"><bibl OT: Isaiah 5.11-12><f t="r">Esay 5.</cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-51"><bkdv3 n="10296"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Esaias</name> <f t="bl"> hee cryeth out, Wo be to you that rise vp early to giue your selues
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-52"><bkdv3 n="10297">to drunkennes, |&| set all your mindes so on drinking, that you sit swilling
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-53"><bkdv3 n="10298">thereat vntill it bee night. The Harpe, the Lute, the shalme, and plen{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-54"><bkdv3 n="10299">tie of wine are at your feastes, but the workes of the Lord yee doe not be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-55"><bkdv3 n="10300">holde, neither consider the workes of his hands. Woe bee vnto you that
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-56"><bkdv3 n="10301">are strong to drinke wine, and are mighty to aduance drunkennesse. Heere
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-57"><bkdv3 n="10302">the Prophet plainely teacheth, that fasting and banquetting maketh men
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-58"><bkdv3 n="10303">forgetfull of their duty towards <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, when they giue themselues to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-59"><bkdv3 n="10304">all kindes of pleasures, not considering nor regarding the workes of the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-60"><bkdv3 n="10305">Lord, who hath created meates and drinkes, as S. Paul sayth, to bee re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-61"><bkdv3 n="10306">ceiued thankefully of them that beleeue and know the trueth. So that
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-62"><bkdv3 n="10307">the very beholding of these creatures (being the handy worke of Almigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-63"><bkdv3 n="10308">ty God) might teach vs to vse them thankefully as God hath ordeyned.

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10309"><cit work="NT. 1 Timothy 4.3"><f t="r">1.Tim.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-64"><bkdv3 n="10310">Therefore they are without excuse before God, which either filthily feede
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-65"><bkdv3 n="10311">themselues, not respecting the sanctification which is by the word of God
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-66"><bkdv3 n="10312">and prayer, or else vnthankefully abuse the good creatures of God by sur{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-67"><bkdv3 n="10313">fetting |&| drunkennes, forasmuch as Gods ordinances in his creatures
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-68"><bkdv3 n="10314">plainely forbidde it. They that giue themselues therefore to bibbing
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-69"><bkdv3 n="10315">and banqueting, being without all consideration of Gods iudgements,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-70"><bkdv3 n="10316">are suddenly oppressed in the day of vengeance. Therefore <name t="ps">Christ</name> saith to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-71"><bkdv3 n="10317">his disciples, Take heede to your selues, least at any time your hearts bee

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10318"><cit work="NT. Luke 21.34"><f t="r">Luke 2.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-72"><bkdv3 n="10319">ouercome with surfeting and drunkennesse, and cares of this world, and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-73"><bkdv3 n="10320">so that day come on you vnwares. Whosoeuer then will take warning
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-74"><bkdv3 n="10321">at <name t="ps">Christ</name> , let him take heede to himselfe, least his heart being ouerwhel{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10322"><cit work="NT. Luke 12.45"><f t="r">Luke 12.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-75"><bkdv3 n="10323">med by surfeting and drowned in drunkennes, he be taken vnwares with
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-76"><bkdv3 n="10324">that vnthrifty seruant, which, thinking not on his masters comming, be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-77"><bkdv3 n="10325">gan to smite his fellow seruants, |&| to eate, |&| to drinke, |&| to bee drunken, |&|
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-78"><bkdv3 n="10326">being sudenly taken, hath his iust reward with vnbeleeuing hypocrites.

<bkdv3 n="10327"><fw t="catch">They</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="10328"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">96</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The Sermon against</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-79"><bkdv3 n="10329">they that vse to drink deeply, |&| to feed at ful (wallowing themselues in all
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-80"><bkdv3 n="10330">kind of wickednes) are brought asleep in that slumbring forgetfulnesse of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-81"><bkdv3 n="10331">Gods holy will |&| commandements. Therefore almighty God cryeth by

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10332"><bibl OT: Joel 1.5><f t="r">Ioel 1.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-82"><bkdv3 n="10333">the Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ioel</name> <f t="bl">: Awake ye drunkards, weepe and howle all ye drinkers
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-83"><bkdv3 n="10334">of wine, because the new wine shalbe pulled from your mouth. Here the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-84"><bkdv3 n="10335">Lord terribly threatneth to withdraw his benefites from such as abuse
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-85"><bkdv3 n="10336">them, and to pull the cup from the mouth of drunkards. Here we may
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-86"><bkdv3 n="10337">learne, not to sleepe in drunkennesse and surfetting lest <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> depriue vs
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-87"><bkdv3 n="10338">of the vse of his creatures, when we vnkindly abuse them. For certainly
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-88"><bkdv3 n="10339">the Lord our <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> will not only take away his benefits when they are
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-89"><bkdv3 n="10340">vnthankefully abused: but also in his wrath and heauie displeasure take

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10341"><bibl OT: Genesis 3.6><f t="r">Gene.3.<f t="bl"></cit>
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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-90"><bkdv3 n="10342">vengeance on such as immoderately abuse them. If our first parents
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-91"><bkdv3 n="10343"><name t="ps">Adam</name> and <name t="ps">Eve</name> had not obeyed their greedy appetite in eating the forbid{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-92"><bkdv3 n="10344">den fruit, neither had they lost the fruition of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> benefites which
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-93"><bkdv3 n="10345">they then enioyed in paradise, neither had they brought so many mischiefs
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-94"><bkdv3 n="10346">both to themselues, and to all their posteritie. But when they passed the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-95"><bkdv3 n="10347">bonds that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> had appointed them, as vnworthy of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> bene{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-96"><bkdv3 n="10348">fits, they are expelled and driuen out of paradise, they may no longer eate
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-97"><bkdv3 n="10349">the fruites of that garden, which by excesse they had so much abused. As
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-98"><bkdv3 n="10350">transgressors of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> commandement, they and their posterity are
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-99"><bkdv3 n="10351">brought to a perpetuall shame and confusion, and as accursed of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-100"><bkdv3 n="10352">they must now sweate for their liuing, which before had abundance at
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-101"><bkdv3 n="10353">their pleasure. Euen so, if we in eating and drinking exceede, when God
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-102"><bkdv3 n="10354">of his large liberality sendeth plenty, he will soone change plenty into
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-103"><bkdv3 n="10355">scarcenesse. And whereas we gloried in fulnesse, he will make vs emptie,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-104"><bkdv3 n="10356">and confound vs with penury, yea, we shalbe compelled to labour and tra{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-105"><bkdv3 n="10357">uaile with paines, in seeking for that which we sometime enioyed at ease.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-106"><bkdv3 n="10358">Thus the Lord will not leaue them vnpunished, who not regarding his
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-107"><bkdv3 n="10359">works, follow the lusts and appetites of their owne hearts. The Patri{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10360"><cit work="NT. 2 Peter 2.5"><f t="r">2.Pet.2.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="10361"><f t="i">Noah. <f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-108"><bkdv3 n="10362">arch <f t="r"><name t="ps">Noah</name> <f t="bl">, whom the Apostle calleth the preacher of righteousnes, a man
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-109"><bkdv3 n="10363">exceedingly in <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> fauour, is in holy Scripture made an example,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-110"><bkdv3 n="10364">whereby we may learne to auoid drunkennesse. For when he had powred
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-111"><bkdv3 n="10365">in wine more then was conuenient, in filthy maner hee lay naked in his
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-112"><bkdv3 n="10366">tent, his priuities discouered. And whereas sometime hee was so much
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-113"><bkdv3 n="10367">esteemed, he is now become a laughing stocke to his wicked sonne <f t="r"><name t="ps">Cham</name> <f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-114"><bkdv3 n="10368">no small griefe to <f t="r"><name t="ps">Sem</name> <f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iapeth</name> <f t="bl"> his other two sonnes, which were a{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-115"><bkdv3 n="10369">shamed of their fathers beastly behauiour. Heere wee may note that
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-116"><bkdv3 n="10370">drunkennesse bringeth with it shame and derision, so that it neuer esca{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10371"><f t="i">Lot.<f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-117"><bkdv3 n="10372">peth vnpunished. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lot</name> <f t="bl"> in like maner, being ouercome with wine, com{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-118"><bkdv3 n="10373">mitted abominable incest with his owne daughters. So will almighty
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-119"><bkdv3 n="10374"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giue ouer drunkards, to the shamefull lusts of their owne hearts.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-120"><bkdv3 n="10375">Heere is <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lot</name> <f t="bl"> by drinking fallen so farre beside himselfe, that hee know{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-121"><bkdv3 n="10376">eth not his owne daughters. Who would haue thought that an olde
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-122"><bkdv3 n="10377">man in that heauie case, hauing lost his wife and all that he had, which
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-123"><bkdv3 n="10378">had seene euen now <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> vengeance in fearefull maner declared
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-124"><bkdv3 n="10379">on the fiue Cities for their vicious liuing, should be so farre past the re{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-125"><bkdv3 n="10380">membrance of his duety? But men ouercome with drinke, are altogether

<bkdv3 n="10381"><fw t="catch">madde</fw>

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<bkdv3 n="10382"><fw t="header"><f t="r">gluttony and drunkennesse</fw><fw t="pag">97</fw>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-126"><bkdv3 n="10383">madde as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Seneca</name> <f t="bl"> saith. He was deceiued by his daughters: but now ma{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10384"><cit work="Seneca, `Epist.', 84"><f t="i">Epist.84. <f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-127"><bkdv3 n="10385">ny deceiue themselues, neuer thinking that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> by his terrible pu{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-128"><bkdv3 n="10386">nishments will bee auenged on them that offend by excesse. It is no
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-129"><bkdv3 n="10387">small plague that <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lot</name> <f t="bl"> purchased by his drunkennesse. For he had copula{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-130"><bkdv3 n="10388">tion most filthily with his owne daughters, which conceiued thereby, so
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-131"><bkdv3 n="10389">that the matter is brought to light, it can no longer bee hidde. Two in{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-132"><bkdv3 n="10390">cestuous children are borne, <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ammon</name> <f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Moab</name> <f t="bl">, of whom came two na{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-133"><bkdv3 n="10391">tions, the <f tr><name t="ps">Ammonites</name> <f bl> and <f r><name t="ps">Moabites</name> <f bl>, abhorred of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, and cruell ad{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-134"><bkdv3 n="10392">uersares to his people the Israelites. Loe <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lot</name> <f t="bl"> hath gotten to himselfe
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-135"><bkdv3 n="10393">by drinking, sorrow, and care, with perpetuall infamie and reproch vnto
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-136"><bkdv3 n="10394">the worldes ende. If <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> spared not his seruant <f t="r"><name t="ps">Lot</name> <f t="bl">, being other{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-137"><bkdv3 n="10395">wise a godly man, nephew vnto <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abraham</name> <f t="bl">, one that entertained the An{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-138"><bkdv3 n="10396">gels of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">: What will he doe to these beastly belly slaues, which voide
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-139"><bkdv3 n="10397">of all godlinesse or vertuous behauiour, not once, but continually day
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-140"><bkdv3 n="10398">and night, giue themselues wholly to bibbing and banquetting? But let
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-141"><bkdv3 n="10399">vs yet further behold the terrible examples of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> indignation a{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="104142"><bibl OT: 2 Samuel 13.28-29><f t="r">2 Sam 13.</cit>
<bkdv3 n="10401"><f t="i">Amnon.<f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-143"><bkdv3 n="10402">gainst such as greedily follow their vnsatiable lusts. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Amnon</name> <f t="bl"> the sonne of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-144"><bkdv3 n="10403"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Dauid</name> <f t="bl">, feasting himselfe with his brother <f t="r"><name t="ps">Absolom</name> <f t="bl">, is cruelly murdered of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-145"><bkdv3 n="10404">his owne brother. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Holophernes</name> <f t="bl">, a valiant and mighty captaine, being

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10405"><cit work="Judith 13.2, 8"><f t="r">Iudith 13.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-146"><bkdv3 n="10406">ouerwhelmed with wine, had his head striken from his shoulders by
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-147"><bkdv3 n="10407">that seely woman <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudith</name> <f t="bl">. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Simon</name> <f t="bl"> the hie Priest, and his two sonnes <f t="r"><name t="ps">Matta{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-148"><bkdv3 n="10408">thias</name> <f t="bl"> and <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iudas</name> <f t="bl">, being entertained of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ptolomie</name> <f t="bl"> the sonne of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Abobus</name> <f t="bl"> , who
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-149"><bkdv3 n="10409">had before married <f t="r"><name t="ps">Simons</name> <f t="bl"> daughter, after much eating and drinking,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-150"><bkdv3 n="10410">were traiterously murdered of their owne kinseman. If the Israelites

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10411"><bibl OT: Exodus 32.6><f t="r">Exod.32.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-151"><bkdv3 n="10412">had not giuen themselues to belly cheare, they had neuer so often fallen to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-152"><bkdv3 n="10413">idolatrie. Neither would wee at this day bee so addict to superstition,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-153"><bkdv3 n="10414">were it not that wee so much esteemed the filling of our bellies. The
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-154"><bkdv3 n="10415">Israelites when they serued Idolles, sate downe to eate and drinke,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10416"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10.7"><f t="r">1.Cor.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-155"><bkdv3 n="10417">and rose againe to play, as the Scripture reporteth. Therefore see{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-156"><bkdv3 n="10418">king to serue their bellies, they forsooke the seruice of the Lord their
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-157"><bkdv3 n="10419"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. So are wee drawen to consent vnto wickednesse, when our
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-158"><bkdv3 n="10420">hearts are ouerwhelmed by drunkennesse and feasting. So <f t="r"><name t="ps">Herode</name> <f t="bl"> set{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10421"><cit work="NT. Matthew 14.6-10"><f t="r">Matth.14.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-159"><bkdv3 n="10422">ting his minde on banquetting, was content to grant, that the holy man
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-160"><bkdv3 n="10423">of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"><name t="ps">Iohn</name> Baptist, should bee beheaded at the request of his whores
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-161"><bkdv3 n="10424">daughter. Had not the rich glutton bene so greedily giuen to the pampe{\-}

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10425"><cit work="NT. Luke 16.19-25"><f t="r">Luke 16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-162"><bkdv3 n="10426">ring of his belly, he would neuer haue beene so vnmercifull to the poore
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-163"><bkdv3 n="10427"><name t="ps">Lazarus</name> , neither had he felt the torments of the vnquenchable fire. What
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-164"><bkdv3 n="10428">was the cause that <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> so horribly punished Sodom and Gomorrha?

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10429"><bibl OT: Ezekial 16.49><f t="r">Ezec.16.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-165"><bkdv3 n="10430">was it not their proud banquetting and continuall idlenesse, which cau{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-166"><bkdv3 n="10431">sed them to bee so lewde of life, and so vnmercifull towards the poore?
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-167"><bkdv3 n="10432">What shall we now thinke of the horrible excesse, whereby so many haue
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-168"><bkdv3 n="10433">perished, and bene brought to destruction? The great <f t="r"><name t="ps">Alexander</name> <f t="bl"> after that

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10434"><f t="i">Alexander.<f t="bl">
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-169"><bkdv3 n="10435">hee had conquered the whole world, was himselfe ouercome by drunken{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-170"><bkdv3 n="10436">nesse, insomuch that being drunken, hee slew his faithfull friend <f t="r"><name t="ps">Clitus</name> <f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-171"><bkdv3 n="10437">whereof when he was sober, he was so much ashamed, that for anguish
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-172"><bkdv3 n="10438">of heart he wished death. Yet notwithstanding, after this hee left not
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-173"><bkdv3 n="10439">his banquetting, but in one night swilled in so much wine, that hee fell

<bkdv3 n="10440"><fw t="sig">Ii</fw><fw t="catch">into</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="98" sig="Ii1v" side="inner" forme="1">

<bkdv3 n="10441"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">98</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The Sermon against</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-174"><bkdv3 n="10442">into a feuer, and when as by no meanes hee would abstaine from wine,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-175"><bkdv3 n="10443">within few dayes after in miserable sort he ended his life. The conque{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-176"><bkdv3 n="10444">rour of the whole world is made a slaue by excesse, and becommeth so
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-177"><bkdv3 n="10445">madde that he murdereth his deare friend, hee is plagued with sorrow,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-178"><bkdv3 n="10446">shame, and griefe of heart for his intemperancie, yet can he not leaue it,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-179"><bkdv3 n="10447">hee is kept in captiuitie, and hee which sometime had subdued many, is
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-180"><bkdv3 n="10448">become a subiect to the vile belly. So are drunkards and gluttons al{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-181"><bkdv3 n="10449">together without power of themselues, and the more they drinke, the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-182"><bkdv3 n="10450">dryer they waxe, one banquet prouoketh another, they studie to fill their
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-183"><bkdv3 n="10451">greedie stomackes. Therefore it is commonly sayd, <f t="r">A drunken man is
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-184"><bkdv3 n="10452">alwayes drie<f t="bl">, and <f t="r">A gluttons gut is neuer filled<f t="bl">. nsatiable truely are the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-185"><bkdv3 n="10453">affections and lustes of mans heart, and therefore wee must learne to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-186"><bkdv3 n="10454">bridle them with the feare of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, so that we yeeld not to our owne
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-187"><bkdv3 n="10455">lustes, lest we kindle <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> indignation against our selues, when

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10456"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 10.31"><f t="r">1.Cor.10.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-188"><bkdv3 n="10457">we seeke to satisfie our beastly appetite. Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> teacheth vs, whe{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-189"><bkdv3 n="10458">ther wee eate or drinke, or whatsoeuer wee doe, to doe all to the glory of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-190"><bkdv3 n="10459"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Where hee appointeth, as it were by a measure, how much a
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-191"><bkdv3 n="10460">man may eate and drinke: that is to wit, so much that the minde be not
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-192"><bkdv3 n="10461">made sluggish by cramming in meate, and powring in drinke, so that it
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-193"><bkdv3 n="10462">cannot lift vp it selfe to the glory and prayse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">. Whatsoeuer he be
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-194"><bkdv3 n="10463">then, that by eating and drinking maketh himselfe vnfit to serue <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-195"><bkdv3 n="10464">let him not thinke to escape vnpunished.
<p>
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-196"><bkdv3 n="10465">Yee haue heard how much almighty <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> detesteth the abuse of his
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-197"><bkdv3 n="10466">creatures, as he himselfe declareth, aswell by his holy word, as also by the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-198"><bkdv3 n="10467">fearefull examples of his iust iudgement. Now if neither the word of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-199"><bkdv3 n="10468"><f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> can restraine our raging lustes and greedy appetites, neither the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-200"><bkdv3 n="10469">manifest examples of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> vengeance feare vs from riotous and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-201"><bkdv3 n="10470">excessiue eating and drinking, let vs yet consider the manifold mis{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-202"><bkdv3 n="10471">chiefes that proceede thereof, so shall wee know the tree by the fruits.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-203"><bkdv3 n="10472">It hurteth the body, it infecteth the minde, it wasteth the substance, and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-204"><bkdv3 n="10473">is noysome to the neighbours. But who is able to expresse the mani{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-205"><bkdv3 n="10474">folde dangers and inconueniences that follow of intemperate diet?
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-206"><bkdv3 n="10475">Oft commeth sodaine death by banquetting, sometime the members
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-207"><bkdv3 n="10476">are dissolued, and so the whole body is brought into a miserable state.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-208"><bkdv3 n="10477">Hee that eateth and drinketh vnmeasurably, kindleth oft times such an
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-209"><bkdv3 n="10478">vnnaturall heate in his body, that his appetite is prouoked thereby to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-210"><bkdv3 n="10479">desire more then it should, or else it ouercommeth his stomacke, and fil{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-211"><bkdv3 n="10480">leth all the body full of sluggishnesse, makes it vnable and vnfit to serue
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-212"><bkdv3 n="10481">either <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> or man, not nourishing the body, but hurting it: and last of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-213"><bkdv3 n="10482">all, bringeth many kindes of incurable diseases, whereof ensueth some{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-214"><bkdv3 n="10483">times desperate death. But what should I neede to say any more in
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-215"><bkdv3 n="10484">this behalfe? For except <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> blesse our meates, and giue them
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-216"><bkdv3 n="10485">strength to feede vs: againe, except <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> giue strength to nature to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-217"><bkdv3 n="10486">digest, so that we may take profit by them, either shall we filthily vomite
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-218"><bkdv3 n="10487">them vp againe, or els shal they lie stinking in our bodies, as in a lothsome
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-219"><bkdv3 n="10488">sinke or chanell, and so diuersely infect the whole body. And surely the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-220"><bkdv3 n="10489">blessing of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl"> is so farre from such as vse riotous banquetting, that in

<bkdv3 n="10490"><fw t="catch">their</fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="99" sig="Ii2r" side="outer" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="10491"><fw t="header"><f t="r">Gluttony and drunkennesse.</fw><fw t="pag">99</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-221"><bkdv3 n="10492">their faces be sometimes seene the expresse tokens of this intemperancy:
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-222"><bkdv3 n="10493">as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name> <f t="bl"> noteth in his prouerbes. To whom is woe (sayth hee)

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10494"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 23.29-30"><f t="r">Prou.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-223"><bkdv3 n="10495">to whom is sorrow? to whom is strife? to whom is brawling, to whom
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-224"><bkdv3 n="10496">are wounds without cause? and for whom is the rednesse of eyes? euen
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-225"><bkdv3 n="10497">to them that tarrie long at the wine. Marke (I beseech you) the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-226"><bkdv3 n="10498">terrible tokens of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> indignation: Woe, and sorrow, strife, and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-227"><bkdv3 n="10499">brawling, wounds without cause, disfigured face, and rednesse of eyes are
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-228"><bkdv3 n="10500">to bee looked for, when men set themselues to excesse and gurmandise, de{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-229"><bkdv3 n="10501">uising all meanes to encrease their greedy appetites by tempering the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-230"><bkdv3 n="10502">wine, and sawcing in it such sort, that it may bee more delectable and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-231"><bkdv3 n="10503">pleasant vnto them. It were expedient, that such delicate persons should
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-232"><bkdv3 n="10504">bee ruled by <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name> <f t="bl">, who in consideration of the aforesayde incon{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-233"><bkdv3 n="10505">ueniences, forbiddeth the very sight of wine. Looke not vpon the wine
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-234"><bkdv3 n="10506">(sayth hee) when it is red, and when it sheweth his colour in the cup,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-235"><bkdv3 n="10507">or goeth downe pleasantly: for in the ende thereof it will bite like a ser{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-236"><bkdv3 n="10508">pent, and hurt like a cockatrice. Thine eyes shall looke vpon strange
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-237"><bkdv3 n="10509">women, and thine heart shall speake lewde things, and thou shalt
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-238"><bkdv3 n="10510">bee as one that sleepeth in the middes of the sea, and as he that sleepeth
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-239"><bkdv3 n="10511">in the toppe of the maste. They haue stricken mee (thou shalt say) but
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-240"><bkdv3 n="10512">I was not sicke, they haue beaten mee, but I felt it not, therefore will
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-241"><bkdv3 n="10513">I seeke it yet still. Certainely that must needes bee verie hurtfull which
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-242"><bkdv3 n="10514">biteth and infecteth like a poysoned Serpent, whereby men are brought

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10515"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 23.31-35"><f t="r">Prou.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-243"><bkdv3 n="10516">to filthy fornication, which causeth the heart to deuise mischiefe. Hee
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-244"><bkdv3 n="10517">doubtlesse is in great danger that sleepeth in the middest of the sea, for
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-245"><bkdv3 n="10518">soone hee is ouerwhelmed with waues. He is like to fall sodainely that
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-246"><bkdv3 n="10519">sleepeth in the toppe of the maste. And surely hee hath lost his senses,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-247"><bkdv3 n="10520">that cannot feele when he is stricken, that knoweth not when he is bea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-248"><bkdv3 n="10521">ten. So, surfetting and drunkennesse bites by the belly, and causeth con{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-249"><bkdv3 n="10522">tinuall gnawing in the stomack, bringes men to whoredome and lewde{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-250"><bkdv3 n="10523">nesse of hearte, with dangers vnspeakable: so that men are bereaued and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-251"><bkdv3 n="10524">robbed of their senses, and are altogether without power of themselues,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-252"><bkdv3 n="10525">Who seeth not nowe the miserable estate whereinto men are brought, by
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-253"><bkdv3 n="10526">these foule filthie monsters, gluttonie and drunkennesse. The body is
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-254"><bkdv3 n="10527">so much disquieted by them, that as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Iesus</name> <f t="bl"> the sonne of <f r><name t="ps">Syrach</name> <f bl> affirmeth, the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-255"><bkdv3 n="10528">vnsatiable feeder neuer sleepeth quietly, such an vnmeasurable heate is

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10529"><cit work="NT. Ecclesiastes 31.20"><f t="r">Eccle.31.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-256"><bkdv3 n="10530">kindled, whereof ensueth continuall ache and paine to the whole body.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-257"><bkdv3 n="10531">And no lesse truely the minde is also annoyed by surfetting bankettes:
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-258"><bkdv3 n="10532">for sometimes men are stricken with frensie of minde, and are
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-259"><bkdv3 n="10533">brought in like manner to meere madnesse, some waxe so brutish and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-260"><bkdv3 n="10534">blockish, that they become altogether voyde of vnderstanding. It is an
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-261"><bkdv3 n="10535">horrible thing that any man should maime himselfe in any member:
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-262"><bkdv3 n="10536">but for a man of his owne accord to bereaue himselfe of his wittes, is a
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-263"><bkdv3 n="10537">mischiefe intolerable. The Prophet <f t="r"><name t="ps">Osee</name> <f t="bl"> in the fourth Chapter, saith,

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10538"><cit work="OT. Hosea 4.11"><f t="r">Osee.4.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-264"><bkdv3 n="10539">that wine and drunkennesse taketh away the heart,. Alas then, that any
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-265"><bkdv3 n="10540">man should yeelde vnto that, whereby hee might bereaue himselfe of the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-266"><bkdv3 n="10541">possession of his owne heart. Wine and women leade wise men out of
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-267"><bkdv3 n="10542">the way, and bring men of vnderstanding to reproofe and shame, sayth

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10543"><cit work="OT. Ecclesiastes 19.2"><f t="r">Eccle.19.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<bkdv3 n="10544"><fw t="sig">Ii2</fw><fw t="catch"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iesus</name> <f t="bl"></fw>

<bkdv2 type="page" n="100" sig="Ii2v" side="inner" forme="2">

<bkdv3 n="10545"><f t="r"><fw t="pag">100</fw> <fw t="header"><f t="r">The Sermon gainst</fw><f t="bl">

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-268"><bkdv3 n="10546"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Iesus</name> <f t="bl"> the sonne of <f t="r"><name t="ps">Syrach</name> <f t="bl">. Yea hee asketh what is the life of man that is

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10547"><cit work="NT. Ecclesiastes 31.29"><f t="r">Eccle.31.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-269"><bkdv3 n="10548">ouercome with drunkennesse. Wine drunken with excesse, maketh bit{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-270"><bkdv3 n="10549">ternesse of minde, and causeth brawling and strife. In Magistrates it cau{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-271"><bkdv3 n="10550">seth cruelty in steade of iustice, as that wise Philosopher <f t="r"><name t="ps">Plato</name> <f t="bl"> perceiued
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-272"><bkdv3 n="10551">right well, when hee affirmed that a drunken man hath a tyrannous
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-273"><bkdv3 n="10552">heart, and therefore will rule at his pleasure, contrary to right and rea{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-274"><bkdv3 n="10553">son. And certainely drunkennesse maketh men forget both law and equi{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10554"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 31.4"><f t="r">Prou.31.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-275"><bkdv3 n="10555">tie, which caused King <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name> <f t="bl"> so straitly to charge that no wine
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-276"><bkdv3 n="10556">should bee giuen vnto rulers, lest peraduenture by drinking, they forget
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-277"><bkdv3 n="10557">what the law appointeth them, and so change the iudgement of all the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-278"><bkdv3 n="10558">children of the poore. Therefore among all sortes of men, excessiue

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10559"><cit work="Plato, `De Repub.', bk. 3"><f t="i"><lang t="l">De repub.
<bkdv3 n="10560">lib.3. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-279"><bkdv3 n="10561">drinking is most intolerable in a Magistrate or man of authority, as
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-280"><bkdv3 n="10562"><f t="r"><name t="ps">Plato</name> <f t="bl"> sayth: For a drunkard knoweth not where hee is himselfe. If
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-281"><bkdv3 n="10563">then a man of authoritie should bee a drunkard, alasse, how might
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-282"><bkdv3 n="10564">hee bee a guide vnto other men, standing in neede of a gouernour him{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-283"><bkdv3 n="10565">selfe (Besides this, a drunken man can keepe nothing secret: manie
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-284"><bkdv3 n="10566">fonde, foolish and filthie wordes are spoken when men are at their ban{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-285"><bkdv3 n="10567">kets. Drunkennesse (as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Seneca</name> <f t="bl"> affirmeth) discouereth all wickednesse,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-286"><bkdv3 n="10568">and bringeth it to light, it remooueth all shamefastnesse, and encreaseth
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-287"><bkdv3 n="10569">all mischiefe. The proud man being drunken, vttereth his pride, the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-288"><bkdv3 n="10570">cruell man his crueltie, and the enuious man his enuie, so that no
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-289"><bkdv3 n="10571">vice canne lie hid in a drunkard. Moreouer, in that hee knoweth not
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-290"><bkdv3 n="10572">himselfe, hee fumbleth and stammereth in his speach, staggereth to and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-291"><bkdv3 n="10573">fro in his going, beholding nothing stedfastly with his staring eyes, be{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-292"><bkdv3 n="10574">leeueth that the house runneth round about him. It is euident that the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-293"><bkdv3 n="10575">minde is brought cleane out of frame by excessiue drinking, so that

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10576"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 20.1"><f t="r">Prou.20.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-294"><bkdv3 n="10577">whosoeuer is deceiued by wine or strong drinke, becommeth as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name> <f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-295"><bkdv3 n="10578">saith, a mocker, or a madde man, so that hee can neuer be wise. If
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-296"><bkdv3 n="10579">his wittes, hee may aswell suppose, as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Seneca</name> <f t="bl"> saith, that when hee
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-297"><bkdv3 n="10580">hath drunken poyson, hee shall not die. For wheresoeuer excessiue
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-298"><bkdv3 n="10581">drinking is, there must needes followe perturbation of minde, and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-299"><bkdv3 n="10582">where the belley is stuffed with daintie fare, there the minde is oppres{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-300"><bkdv3 n="10583">sed with slothfull sluggishnesse. A full belly, maketh a grosse vnder{\-}

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10584"><cit work="Saint Bernard, `Ad sororem ser.', 24"><f t="i"><lang t="l">Ad sororem
<bkdv3 n="10585">ser.24. <f t="bl"><lang t="e"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-301"><bkdv3 n="10586">standing, saith Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Bernard</name> <f t="bl">, and much meate maketh a weary minde.
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-302"><bkdv3 n="10587">But alasse, now a dayes men passe little either for body or minde: so
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-303"><bkdv3 n="10588">they haue worldly wealth and riches aboundant to satisfie their vn{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-304"><bkdv3 n="10589">measurable lustes, they care not what they doe. They are not ashamed
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-305"><bkdv3 n="10590">to shew their drunken faces, and to play the madde man openly. They
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-306"><bkdv3 n="10591">thinke themselues in good case, and that all is well with them, if they
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-307"><bkdv3 n="10592">be not pinched by lacke and pouerty. Lest any of vs therefore might take
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-308"><bkdv3 n="10593">occasion to flatter himselfe in this beastly kinde of excesse, by the aboun{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-309"><bkdv3 n="10594">dance of riches, let vs call to minde what <f t="r"><name t="ps">Solomon</name> <f t="bl"> writeth in the xxi. of

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10595"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 21.17"><f t="r">Prou.21.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-310"><bkdv3 n="10596">his Prouerbs, Hee that loueth wine and fatte fare, shall neuer bee rich,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-311"><bkdv3 n="10597">saith he. And in the xxiii. Chapter, he maketh a vehement exhortation,

<note place="lmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10598"><cit work="OT. Proverbs 23.20-21"><f t="r">Prou.23.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-312"><bkdv3 n="10599">on this wise, Keepe not company with drunkards and gluttons, for the
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-313"><bkdv3 n="10600">glutton and drunkard shall come to pouerty.

<bkdv3 n="10601"><fw t="catch">Hee</fw>

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<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-314"><bkdv3 n="10603">He that draweth his patrimony through his throat, and eateth and
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-315"><bkdv3 n="10604">drinketh more in one houre or in one day, then hee is able to earne in a
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-316"><bkdv3 n="10605">whole weeke, must needes be an vnthrift, and come to beggerie. But
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-317"><bkdv3 n="10606">some will say, what need any to finde fault with this? He hurteth no man
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-318"><bkdv3 n="10607">but himselfe, hee is no mans foe but his owne. Indeed I know this is
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-319"><bkdv3 n="10608">commonly spoken in defence of these beastly belly gods but it is easie to see
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-320"><bkdv3 n="10609">how hurtfull they are, not only to themselues, but also to the common
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-321"><bkdv3 n="10610">wealth, by their example. Euery one that meeteth them is troubled with
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-322"><bkdv3 n="10611">brawling and contentious language, and oft times raging in beastly
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-323"><bkdv3 n="10612">lusts, like high fed horses, they ney on their neighbours wiues, as <f t="r"><name t="ps">Ieremy</name> <f t="bl">
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-324"><bkdv3 n="10613">sayth, and defile their children and daughters. Their example is euill to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-325"><bkdv3 n="10614">them among whom they dwell, they are an occasion of offence to many,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-326"><bkdv3 n="10615">and whiles they waste their substance in banquetting, their owne house{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-327"><bkdv3 n="10616">hold is not prouided of things necessary, their wiues and their children
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-328"><bkdv3 n="10617">are euill intreated, they haue not wherewith to releeue their poore neigh{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-329"><bkdv3 n="10618">bours in time of necessity, as they might haue, if they liued soberly. They
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-330"><bkdv3 n="10619">are vnprofitable to the common wealth. For a drunkard is neither fit to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-331"><bkdv3 n="10620">rule, nor to be ruled. They are a slander to the Church or congregation

<note place="rmargin">
<bkdv3 n="10621"><cit work="NT. 1 Corinthians 5.11"><f t="r">1.Corin.5.<f t="bl"></cit>
</note>

<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-332"><bkdv3 n="10622">of <name t="ps">Christ</name> , and therefore Saint <f t="r"><name t="ps">Paul</name> <f t="bl"> doeth excommunicate them among
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-333"><bkdv3 n="10623">whoremongers, idolaters, couetous persons, and extortioners, forbidding
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-334"><bkdv3 n="10624">Christians to eat with any such. Let vs therefore, good people, eschew e{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-335"><bkdv3 n="10625">very one of vs, all intemperancy, let vs loue sobriety and moderate diet,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-336"><bkdv3 n="10626">oft giue our selues to abstinency and fasting, whereby the minde of man
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-337"><bkdv3 n="10627">is more lift vp to <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, more ready to all godly exercises, as prayer,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-338"><bkdv3 n="10628">hearing and reading of <f t="bll">GODS<f t="bl"> word, to his spirituall comfort. Finally,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-339"><bkdv3 n="10629">whosoeuer regardeth the health and safety of his owne body, or wisheth
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-340"><bkdv3 n="10630">alwayes to be well in his wits, or desireth quietnesse of minde, and abhor{\-}
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-341"><bkdv3 n="10631">reth fury and madnesse, he that would be rich, and escape pouerty, he that
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-342"><bkdv3 n="10632">is willing to liue without the hurt of his neighbour, a profitable member
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-343"><bkdv3 n="10633">of the common wealth, a Christian without slander of <name t="ps">Christ</name> and his
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-344"><bkdv3 n="10634">Church: let him auoyd all riotous and excessiue banquetting, let him
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-345"><bkdv3 n="10635">learne to keepe such measure as behoueth him that professeth true
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-346"><bkdv3 n="10636">godlinesse, let him follow S. <f t="r"><name t="ps">Pauls</name> <f t="bl"> rule, and so eat and drink,
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-347"><bkdv3 n="10637">to the glory and prayse of <f t="bll">GOD<f t="bl">, who hath created all
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-348"><bkdv3 n="10638">things to be soberly vsed with thanksgiuing, to
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-349"><bkdv3 n="10639">whom be all honour and glory for
<ttdv4 n="II.5.1-350"><bkdv3 n="10640">euer. Amen.

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