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All foreign wisdom doth amount to this,
To take all that is given; whether wealtli,
Or love, or language, nothing comes amiss;
A good digestion turneth all to health :

And then, as far as fair behaviour may,

Strike off all scores ; none are fo clear as they. Keep all thy native good, and naturalize All foreign of that name; but scorn their ill, Embrace their activeness, nor vanities. Who follows all things, forfeiteth his will.

If thou observeft ftrangers in each fit,

In time they'll run thee out of all thy wit.
Affect in things about thee cleanliness,
That all may gladly board thee, as a flower.
Slovens take up their stock of noisomeness
Beforehand, and anticipate their last hour.

Let thy minds sweetness have its operation
Upon thy body, clothes, and habitation.

In alms regard thy means, and others merit.
Think heav'n'a better bargain, than to give
Only thy single market-money for it.
Join hands with God to make a man to live.

Give to all something; to a good poor man,

Till thou change names, and be where he began. Man is God's image ; but a poor man is Christ's stamp to boot; both images regard. God reckons for him, counts the favour his. Write, So much giv'n to God; thou shalt be heard.

Let thy alms go before, and keep heav'n's gate Open for thee ; or both may come too late.

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Restore to God bis due in tithe and time;
A tithe purloin'd, cankers the whole estate.
Sundays observe : Think when the bells do chime,
'Tis angels music; therefore come not lạte.

God then deals blessings; if a King did so,
Who would not hafte, nay give, to see the show?

Twice on the day his dew is understood,
For all the week thy food so oft he gave thee.
Thy cheer is mended ; bate not of the food,
Because 'tis better, and perhaps may save thee.

Thwart not th’ Almighty God; O be not cross.
Fast when thou wilt, but then 'tis gain, not loss.

Though private prayer be a brave design,
Yet public hath more promises, more love ;
And love's a weight to hearts, to eyes a fign,
We all are but cold suitors ; let us move

Where it is warmeft. Leave thy fix and seven;

Pray with the most; for where most pray, is heav'o.
When once thy foot enters the Church, be bare.
God is more there than thou: For thou art there
Only by his permiffion. Then beware,
And make thyself all reverence and fear,

Kneeling ne'er fpoild silk stocking : Quit thy ftate.

All equal are within the Churches gate.
Resort to sermons, but to prayers most :
Praying's the end of preaching. O be dreft,
Stay not for th' other pin. Why, thou hast loft
A joy for it worth worlds. Thus hell daes jeft

Away thy blessings, and extreamly flout thee,
Thy clothes being fast, but thy foul loose about thee.

In time of service feal up both thinc eyes,
And send them to thy heart, that fpying fin,
They may weep out the ftains by them did rise.
Those doors being shut, all by the ear comes in.

Who marks in Church-time others fymmetry,

Makes all their beauty his deformity.
Let vain or bufy thoughts have there no part;
Bring not thy plough, thy plots, thy pleasure thither.
Christ purg'd his Temple; so muft thou thy heart.
All worldly thoughts are but thieves met together

To cozen thee. Look to thy action well,
For Churches either are oui heaven or hell.

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Judge not the preacher, for he is thy Judge:
If thou millike him, thou conceiv't him not.
God calleth preaching folly. Do not grudge
To pick out treasures from an earthen pot.

The worft speak something good: If all want fenfe,

God takes a text, apd preacheth patience.
He that gets patience, and the blessing which
Preachers conclude with, hath not lost his pains.
He that by being at Church, escapes the ditch,
Which he might fall in by companions, gains.

He that loves God's abode, and to combine
With faints on earth, shall one day with them shine.

Jeft not at preachers language or expression :
How know'st thou but thy sins made him miscarry ?
Then turn thy faults and his into confession;
God sent him whatsoe'er he be: O tarry,

And love him for his Master: His condition,
Though it be ill, makes him no ill physician.

None shall in hell such bitter pangs endure,
As those who mock at God's way of salvation.
Whom oil and balsams kill, what salve can cure ?
They drink with greedinefs a full damnation.

The Jews refused thunder; and we folly.

Though God do hedge us in, yet who is holy? Sum up at night what thou hast done by day; And in the morning, what thou hast to do. Dress and undress thy soul : Mark the decay And growth of it: if with thy watch, that too

Be down, then wind up both : Since we shall be More surely judg'd, make thy accounts agree.

In brief, acquit thee bravely : play the man.
Look not on pleasures as they come, but go.
Defer not the least virtue. Life's poor span
Make not an ell, by trifling in thy wo.

If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains :
If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains.

The Sacrifice. OH all ye, who pass by

, whose eyes and mind To worldly things are sharp, but to me blind ; To me, who took eyes that I might you find.

Was ever grief like mine?
The Princes of my people make a head
Against their Maker: They do wish me dead,
Who cannot wish, except I give them bread :

Was ever grief, &c.
Without me each one, who doth now me brave,
Had to this day been an Egyptian slave.
They use that power against me, which I gave.

'Was ever grief, &c. Mine own Apoftle, who the bag did bear, Though he had all I had, did not forbear To sell me also, and to put me there.

Was ever grief, &c: For thirty pence he did my death devise, Who at three hundred did the ointment prize, Not half so sweet as my sweet Sacrifice.

Was ever grief, &c. Therefore my soul melts, and my heart's dear treasure Drops blood (the only beads) my words to measure. O let this Cup pass, if it be thy pleasure.

Was ever grief, &c. These drops being temper'd with a sinner's tears, A balsam are for both the hemispheres, Curing all wounds but mine ; all but my fears.

Was ever grief, &c.

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