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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 10 verso
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only but lett them first gett pietie and true godli: this is the way of the world gaine gotten anie way is sweet vnto them whether by vserie, averice, or such like as Simonie or Extortion or by anie vnlawfull meanes: but so a more vsit way godlinesse it selfe. Abraham had not once one foote of ground not a place to burie him in, yet god made him heyre of the whole world and prince of the land which flowed w i th milke and honie Ioseph was sould for a slaue, whose feet were hurt in the stocks and the iron entered into his soule but when the appointed time came and the counsell of the lord had tried him the kinge sent and loosed him ?? rulers of the people lett him goe free ?e made him lord of all his howse and ruler of all his substance. Dauid he alsoe tooke from the shippfouldes as he followed his [shipfoudes] Ewes great w i th yong ones to feed Iseral his people and Iseral his inheretance Neuer did anie of these vices heape together as godlinesse doth, godlinesse is a far greater gaine greater both propter amplitudinem et propter durationem the henecitence of the godly lasteth for euer. was there euer anie potentat of the earth as rich as solamon, the riches of the wicked haue noe continuance. seeke first the kindome of
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