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Ufe your Profperity with Caution and Prudence. Undifciplin❜d Wit can make a Jeft of any thing.. Vain and idle Courses are accompanied with
Value more a good Confcience than Commendation.
Wilful Impenitency is the greatest Self-Murder.
Ecclefiafticus i. 1, &c.
All Wisdom cometh ⚫ from the Lord, and is with him for ever. Who can number the Sand of the Sea, and the Drops * of Rain, and the Days of Eternity? Who can ⚫ find out the Height of Heaven, and the Breadth
of the Earth, and the Deep, and Wisdom? • Wisdom hath been created before all things, and ⚫ the Understanding of Prudence from everlafting. The Word of God most high is the Fountain of Wifdom, and her Ways are everlasting Com• mandments. The Fear of the Lord is Honour, ⚫ and Glory, and Gladness, and a Crown of rejoicing. The Fear of the Lord is a Crown of Wisdom, making Peace and perfect Health to flourish, both which are the Gifts of God; and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.
Some Sayings of King CHARLES I. during bis Confinement.
F I had asked my Revenues, my Power of the
no Wonder to have been denied in those things; but to deny me the ghoftly Comfort of my Chaplains feems a greater Rigour and Barbarity, than is ufed by the fevere ft Judges to the greatest Malefactors, who, though the Rigour of the Law deprives them of worldly Comforts, yet the Mercies of Religion allow them the Benefit of their Clergy, as not aiming at once to deftroy their Bodies and damn their Souls.
One of the greatest Faults fome Men found with the Common Prayer, was, because it taught them to pray fo often for me, to which Petitions they had not Loyalty enough to fay Amen, nor Charity enough to forbear Reproaches, and even curfing, instead of bleffing me.
Deliver me, O Lord. from the combined Strength of those who have fo much of the Serpent's Subtilty, that they forget the Dove's Innocency.
I wish they may bring the Ship safe to Shore, when they have thrown me over-board; though it be ftrange that Mariners have no other means to appease the Storm themselves have raised, but by throwing the pilot over-board.
As it is one of the moft convincing Arguments that there is a God, while his Power fets Bounds to the raging of the Sea, fo 'tis no less that be reftrains the Madnefs of the People: Nor doth any thing more portend God's Difpleasure against a Nation, than when he fuffers the Confluence and Clamours of the Vulgar, to pass all the Boundaries of Laws and Reverence to Authority.
Crowns have their Compafs, Length of Days their Date,
Triumphs their Tombs, Felicity her Fate: Of more than Earth, can Earth make none Partaker ;
But Knowledge makes the King moft like his Maker.
Queen Elizabeth faid in Prison, The Skill of a Pilot is best known in a Tempeft; the Valour of a Captain, in Battle, and the Worth of a Christian, in Time of Tryal.
A MEDITATION when awake in the Night.
HILE Night in folemn Triumph reigns,
Thy Flight to these gay Regions take,
Vifit the peaceful Climes above,
And thro' the Fields of Pleasure rove;
The Grace of God is a kind of heav'nly Dew. without the continual Supply of which, our Souls
Value more a good Confcience the Can
Wilful Impeniency is the greatek SeiWine frequently unlocks a Man Serra. Want of Thought makes Men imperLIKE When Grace is once loft, Men Sin bywanie Your Memories Stone with the choc Your gracious Maker in you: Youth remem Youth feldom rides weAge and be Your Tongue and your Heart sagini to agree. Zeal in a good Canle is very commentant Zens would have all Men of Parts be man Zeal for Religion cannot warrant Cruzers, Zeal is blind if not acompassed a Lap ledge.
Ecclefiafticas i. 1, &c.
♦ from the Lord, and is with him for a
mpafs, Length of Days
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