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A sermon book [manuscript], 1616-1617.
Part I. When reading Part I, Part II is inverted and reversed.
Phillips, Dorothy, 17th cent.
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folio 9 recto
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9 2 the reason drawen from this word great godlinesse is a great gaine. 3 Where true gaine doth consist: in content of mind: if a man can be content w i th that he hath The reasons of p er suasion which are two O u r cominge to the world and our Departure for we brought nothinge into this world neither shall we carie anie thinge out of it. The dutie heare is godlinesse: which some = times is a p ar ticular dutie which hath his relation to god our creator sauiour and redeemer but here it is taken for a generall dutie comp re hendinge both the law and the prophet es , rooted in heauen and branched on earth. Aquinas sayeth. this is godlinesse by which w [??] [w??] honor our heauenly father our head our god and kinge w i th all reverence towards him, and doe good to others, this is true godlinesse and as god is alpha and omega the center and circumference of our actions so god = linesse is an infinite and transendent vertue, the rule and squire of all vertues. Aristotle about to find true falicitie sayed it was in aggregatis soe godlinesse is in agregatis, a compounde vertue, a vertue which giues essence and grace to all vertues We labour for knowledge but what availeth it w i th out godlinesse There are 3 divine and Theologicall vertues. fayth hope and love but these w i th out godlinesse are Paul speakes himselfe of loue in the 1 Cor. 13. 1.2.3
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