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Will any sober man be to find fault
Be not too forward therefore to conclude
My dark and cloudy words they do but hold
The prophets used much by metaphors
Am I afraid to say that holy writ,
Come, let my carper to his life now look,
May we but stand before impartial men,
Sound words, I know, Timothy is to use,
But yet grave Paul him no where did forbid
Let me add one word more. O man of God, .
1. I find not that I am deny'd the use
2. I find that men (as high as trees) will write:
3. I find that huly writ, in many places,
And now, before I do put up my pen,
This book it chalketh out before thine eyes
It shews too who set out for life amain,
This book will make a traveller of thee,
Art thou for something rare and profitable ?
This book is wrote in such a dialect,
Would'it thou divert thyself from melancholy?
JOHN BU N Y A No
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SI walked through the wilderness of this world, I alighted on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down in that place to fcep:
And as I Nept I dreamed a dream :-I dreamed, and behold, I'faw a man cloathed If. 64. 6. wich rags, standing in a certain place, with Lt. 14.13. his face from his own house, a book in his PS. 38.45 hand, and a great burden upon his back, I Heb. looked and faw him open the book, and read Ass 16. therein, and as he read he wept and trembled, and not being able longer to contair, he broke out with a lamentable cry, faying, Wbat Jhall His Outorg.
In this plight therefore he went home, and refrained himself as long as he could, that his wife and children should not perceive his distress, but he could not be silent long, because that his trouble increafect; wherefore at length he broke his mind to his wife and chil dren and thus he began to talk to them : " O my dear
wife, said he, and you the children of my bowels, I your " dear friend am in myself undone, by reason of a burden: ** that lieth hard upon me :-Moreover, I am
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|| This world certainly informed, that this our if city will § He knows “ be burn'd with fire from heaven, in which
way of “ fearful overthrow, both myself, with thee, escape as yet.
my wife, and you, my sweet babes, shall
miserably come to ruin, except (the which ģ yet, I see not) some way of escape may be found ** whereby we may be delivered.”. At this his relations. were fore amazed ; not for that they believed that what he had said to them was true, but because they shought some phrenzy distemper had got into his head; therefore it drawing towards night, and they hoping that deep might settle his brains, with all haste they got him to bed : But the night was as troublesome to him as the day; wherefore, instead of sleeping, he spent it in fighs and tears. So when the morning was come, they would know how he did; he cold them worse and worse ; he also set to talking to them
again, but they began to be hardened, Carnal phy. They also thought to drive away his ditteina fic for a fick per by harsh and surly carriages to hiin; Joul. Sometimes they would deride, fometimes they
would chide, and sometimes they would quite neglect him. Wherefore he began to retire himself to his chamber, to pray for and pity them; and also to condole his own miseryHe would also walk folitary in the fields, sometimes reading and cometimes praying i and thus for fome days he spent his time.
Now I saw, upon a time, when he was walking in the fields, that he was (as he was wont) reading in his book ; and greatly distressed in his mind; and as he read, he burst
out as he had done 'belcre, crying, What shal Cits 16. 30. I do to be saved? 3!.
I saw also that he looked this way and that way, as if he would run; yet he food Hill, becaute (as ! perceived) he could not tell which way to go. I looked then, and saw a man named Evangelist coming to him, and, asked, Wherefore dolt thou cry?
He answered, Sir, I perceive by the book in my hand thas I am condemned to die, and after that to come to