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Surably ! then they cryout, These are your men of the spirit ; there are the boly brethren ; these are your precife fellows; these are they which make such hew of Purity and furwar dness ! you see now what they are, when matters come out and their dealings are discovered, when it comes to the trgal indeed, or to a matter of commodity, &c. Are not they proud? are not they malicious? are not they hard-hearted and covetons as well as others, &c? When by ihe mercies of Godí in their sense) they are neither fo nor so; bøtfach cenfures' as these are very often the meer evaporations of pure malice, and the bitter ebullitions and overflowings of their gall,] &c.
And p. 164. [The ordinary conceit which unregenerate' men entertain of these' (experimental Ministers ) is a
that they are troublers of Israel, Preachers of terrour, transgreffors of policy, un
fit to Prophefie at Court, or in the Kings Chappel, pestilent fellows, Seditioners, Factionists, born only to disquiet the world, and vex mens consciences. In these dayes of ours especially, which are ftrangely prophane and desperately naught, in what man foever be power of grace, undaunted zeal, refolute fincerity, are more working, emia nent, and remarkable, ordinarily the more and more implacable, ontragives and inflamed Opposites fall that man find, wherefoever he lives.]
And p. 10. The formal Hypocrite is moved to think his state good, and the way of his life to be right, from a prejudice which he conceives from the imputations which the world lagetb upon the children of God; such as are Pride, Hypocrisie, fingularity, melancholy, fimplicity, &c.]
Page 38. (His form of godliness,
in bis conceit is the only true ftate of Salvation : whatsoever is short of him is prophanefs ; whatsoever is above him is preciseness. But when upon his death.bed be awaketh. ]
And Direct, for Walk. p. 131. [The more forward he is in the narrow way, the more furiousy is he persecuted by the spite of tongues: The moft refolute for Gods glory, and in good causes, is ordinarily most railed against, and reviled. The foul Spirit of good fellowship, as tbey call it, is still foaming out against Gods chiefest favourites the foulest cenfures: that they are Hypocrites, Humorists, Factionists, Traitors, Pestilent fellows, and all that's naught.
There is no creature that ever God made, Hot Satan himself excepted, which is more maliciousy set against and cenfured then good men. Neither should any have so bad a name as
they, could the hellish mists of virulent tongues obscure and stain the glory of their reputation.]
And p. 43. [ At this day profeflors of the gracious way, be in greatest disgrace with the most, and a drankard, und (waggering good fellow, in vfurer, a son or daughter of Belial, shall find more favour, applause, and approbation with the world, then a man which makes conscience of his Waies, &c.- -]
Page 3 50. (They cry, These forward Professors will all turn phantastical, Familifts, Anabaptifts, Arrians, any thing : which cry awakes the eye of State jealvufie, and so by an unworthy confequent,draws upox those who are true of heart, even. Gods best servants, and the Kings best subjects, discountenance, fufpicions, if nut moleftations, unnecesarily, canselepy.]
And p. 351,352. out of Auftius Epist, 137, he shews, that it was so
in his time, [They every way, and infinitely labour, that when some Professors of holiness have foully fallen indeed, or be only so flandered, the world would believe that they are all such: Do yon not think in his time the world did thus exult and exclaim, or in the like manner spon Lots fall! Here now yox see Puritane Lot, who could not endure the good fellowship of the Sodomites, he is now himself
seized on by inceft: They are all such I warrant you] citing du Bart as translar. by Silvefter, p. 412. Base, busie stranger ! comestchou
hither thus Controler-like, to prate and
preach to us?
No Puritan, thou shalt not here do