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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 13 verso
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are giuen to vs and we are bound to propagate it and teach it others It the nature of graces if not propagated to decay and p er ish gods giftes if had and not distributed are not had as they ought to be sayeth S t Augustine; the Poet sayeth well Paulo distat inertiae celata virtus christ Christ reclaiminge Peeter added this conuerted they selfe convert they brethren Charitie begineth in a man selfe but endeth not there it is like the dew which fell to Arons beard and came downe to the Skirtes of his clothinge he is an vnkinde neighboure who passinge o u er a bridge draweth it after him The increase of they talent in others is the increase of it in [t] thee The Profitt of my hearer sayeth Gregorie is my p ro fitt it is gods iudgment that when men keepe there learninge, tell opportunitie when they may be praised that it should be stifled w i th in them: fire cured in a mans bosome giueth noe light but harmeth him that carieth it soe these vertues beinge as it were hidden vnder a bushell profitt noe man but rust by restinge: allthough thou hast some impediment yet that will not excuse the from the ministrie of gods word Moses had an impediment in his tongue; although He be of meane p ar entage: Amos was a shepards sonne
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