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scheme has been more carefully 3 To count no travell slaverie, preserved than he imagined. I have That brings in penny saverlie. it at my elbow, but as it appears to
4 To follow profile earnestly, have been drawn
Bnt meddle with no pelfery.
5 To get by honest practisy,
And store to use it husbandly.
8 To shew thy landlord courtesy, good man certainly meant very well :
And keepe thy covenauntes orderly. though it is yet a secret to me that
To hold that thine is lawfully, the rights of the see were preserved For stoutenesse or for flatterie. by his leaving the settlement of all 10 To wed good wife for companie, differences with the Londoners, to And live in wedlocke houestly. the wisdom and moderation of the 11 To furnish house with houshoulrie, Earl of Rochester and his chaplain.
And make provision skilfully. My plain dealing with the clergy 12 To joyne to wife good familie,
And none to keepe for braverie. here, upon my first coming among 13 To suffer none live idely, them, seems thus far to have had as
For feare of idle knaverie. good an effect as I could wish. 14 To courage wife in houswiferie, To-morrow the dean accompanies And use well doers gently. me in the payment of our duty to 15 To keepe no more but needefully, Lord Justice Conolly, who is now
And count excesse unsaverie.
16 To raise beetimes np readily, in the neighbourhood, and is ex
Both snorting Hob and Margerie, pected as knight of the shire, and
17 To walk thy pastimee usually, alderman of the city, to repay our To spie ill neighbours subtilly. visit before he returns to Dublin. 18 To hate revengement bartily,
After this waits upon your Grace For losing love and amitie. I beg you will not trouble yourself 19 To live by neighbour neighbourly,
And shew him no discourtesse. by directing any answer this way. Till I write from Rose Castle, let 20 To answere strangers civily,
But shew him not thy secresy. me have no other return than your 21 To use do frend deceitefully, prayers for your
Grace's most And offer no man vilanie, obedient servant,
32 To learne howe foe to pacifie, W. DERRY. But trust him not too trastily.
23 To keepe tly touch substantially, (To be continued.)
And in thy worde use constancie. 94 To make thy bondes advisedly,
And come not bounde through surety.
25 To hate to live in infamie, The following verses are ex Through craft and living naughtilie. tracted from a black letter Tract 26 To banish home of blasphemie,
Least crosses crosse unluckely. printed at London for John Harrison 1581, entitled, A Booke of 27 To stop mischance through policie,
For chancing too unhappilie. Christian Questions and Answers; 28 To beare thy crosses patiently, a worke right necessarie and profi
For worldly thinges are slippery. table for all such as shall have to 29 To traine thy childe up vertuously, deale with the captious quarrellings
That vertue vice may qualifie. of the wrangling adversaries of 30 To bridle wilde oates fantasy,
To spend thee nought unthriftily. God's truth.
31 To pray to God continually,
To aide thee against thine enemie. THE LADDER TO THRIFTE.
32 To spend the Sabboth holily,
And helpe the poore in miserie.
33 To live in conscience quietly,
And kecpe thy selfe from malady. To come by knowledge perfectly.
S4 To ease thy sickness speedily, tions of the people. But I shall Ere helpe be past recoverie.
rather speak to you as you are in a These be the steppes unfeignedly, capacity of union and of govern
To climbe to thrift by husbandrie.
ment; for as now you have a new And teache thee shall :
power, so there is incumbent upon To come by thrift,
you a special duty. To shift withall.
“ 1. Take care that all your power and your counsels be employed in doing honour and advantages to
piety and holiness. Then you obey JEREMY TAYLOR ON OBEDIENCE. God in your public capacity, when
by holy laws and wise administraTAE following extract forms the tions you take care that all the land conclusion of a Sermon, which was be an obedient and a religious peopreached by Bisbop Taylor at the ple. For then you are princely rulers opening of the Irish Parliament, indeed when you take care of the May 8, 1661. The Discourse salvation of a whole nation. Nihil abounds with his usual beauties; aliud est imperium nisi cura salutis and is particularly remarkable, be- alienæ, said Ammianus ; government cause it contradicts many of the is nothing but a care that all men be positions which the Bishop had laid saved. And therefore take care that down in the “ Liberty of Prophe- men do not destroy their souls by cying."
the abominations of an evil life: see “ God hath put a royal mantle, that God be obeyed, take care that and fastened it with a golden clasp, the breach of the laws of God may upon the shoulder of the King, and not be unpunished. The best way he hath given you the judges robe; to make men to be good subjects to the King bolds the sceptre, and he the king is to make them good ser. hath now permitted you to touch the vants of God. Suffer not drunkengolden ball
, and to take it a while ness to pass with impunity; let lust into your handling, and make obe- find a public shame; let the sons of dience to your laws to be duty and the nobility and gentry no more dare religion: but then remember that to dishonour God than the meanest the first in every kind is to be the of the people shall; let baseness be measure of the rest; you cannot basely esteemed; that is, put such reasonably expect that the subjects characters of shame upon dishonour· should obey you, unless you obey able crimes, that it be esteemed more God. I do not speak this only in against the honour of a gentleman relation to your personal duty; to be drunk than to be kicked, more though in that also it would be con shame to fornicate than to be caned; sidered, that all the bishops and mi. and for honour's sake and the repu. nisters of religion are bound 10 teach tation of Christianity, take some the same doctrines by their lives as course that the most unworthy sins they do by their sermons; and what of the world have not reputation we are to do in the matters of doc- added to them by being the practrine, you are also to do in matter of tice of gentlemen and persons of laws; what is reasonable for the good birth and fortunes. Let not advantages of religion, is also the them who should be examples of best method for the advantages of holiness have an impunity and a government; we must preach by our licence to provoke God to anger; good example, and you must govern lest it be said that in Ireland it is not by it; and your good example in lawful for any man to sin, unless he observing the laws of religion will be a person of quality. Optimus est strangely endear them to the affec- reipublicæ stalus, ubi nihil deest nisi
licentia pereundi*; In a common- their chiefest ministers; and the wealth, that is the best state of Christian religion gives them the things, where every thing can be had greatest bonour. For honourable but a leave to sin, a licence to be priesthood is like a shower from heaundone.
ven, it causes blessings every where : “ 2. As God is thus to be obeyed, but a pitiful, a disheartened, a dis. and you are to take care that he be, couraged clergy, waters the ground so God also must be honoured, by with a water-pot, here and there a paying that reverence and religious little good, and for a little while ; obedience which is due to those per- but every evil man can destroy all sons whom he hath been pleased to that work whenever he pleases. Take honour, by admitting them to the heed; in the world there is not a dispensation of his blessings, and greater misery can happen to any the ministries of your religion. For inan, than to be an enemy to God's certain it is, this is a right way of church. All histories of cliristede giving honour and obedience to God. dom and the whole Book of God The church is in some very peculiar have sad records, and sad threatenmanner the portion and the called ings, and sad stories of Corah, and and the care of God; and it will Dorg, and Balaam, and Jeroboam, concern you in pursuance of your and Uzzah, and Ananias, and Sapobedience to God, to take care that phira, and Julian, and of heretics they in whose hands religion is to be and schismatics, and sacrilegious; ministered and conducted, be not and after all, these men could not discouraged. For what your judges prevail finally, but paid for the misare to the ministry of laws, that chief they did, and ended their days your bishops are in the ministries of in dishonour, and left nothing bereligion; and it concerns you that hind them but the memory of their the hands of neither of them be sin, and the record of their curse. made weak; and so long as you • 3. In the same proportion you make religion your care, and holi. are to take care of all inferior relaness your measure, you will not tives of God and of religion. Find think that authority is the more to out methods to relieve the poor, to be despised because it is in the accommodate and well dispose of the bands of the church, or that it is a cures of souls ; let not the churches sin to speak evil of dignities, unless lie waste and in ruinous heaps, to they be ecclesiastical, but that they the diminution of religion, and the may be reviled; and that though no- reproach of the nation, lest the nathing is baser than for a man to be a tions abroad say, that the Britons thief, yet sacrilege is no dishonour; are a kind of Christians that hav no and indeed to be an oppressor is a churches: for churches, and courts great and crying sin, yet to oppress of judicature, and the public dethe church, to diminish her rents, to fences of an imperial city, are res make her beggarly and contemptible, sucræ; they are venerable in law, that is no offence; and that though and honourable in religion. it is not lawful to despise government, “ But that which concerns us most yet if it be church-govornment, that is, that we all keep close to our relithen the case is altered. Take heed gion. Ad magnas reipublicæ utiliof that, for then God is dishonoured, tates retinetur religio in civitatibus, when any thing is the more despised said Cicero; by religion and the by how much it relates nearer unto strict preserving of it, ye shall best God. No religion ever did despise preserve the interests of the nation:
and according to the precept of the
Apostle, Mark them which cause diSeneca,
visions amongst us, contrary to the
doctrine that ye have received, and and what other effects ye know not. aroid them*. For I beseech you to But Leontinus bishop of Antioch. consider, all you that are true pro- stroaked his old white beard and testants; do you not think that your said, When this snow is dissolved, a religion is holy, and apostolical, and great deal of dirty weather will fola taught by Christ, and pleasing unto low; meaning, that when the old God? if you do not think so, why religion should be questioned and do you not leave it? But if you do discountenanced, the new religion think so, why are ye not zealous for would bring nothing but trouble and it? Is not the government a part of unquietness: and we bave found it it? it is that which immures, and so by a sad experience. . adorns, and conducts all the rest, “ 4. Ye cannot obey God unless and is established in the thirty-sixth ye do justice: for this also is better article of the church, in the public ihan sacrifice, said Solomon, Prov. service book, and in the book of xxi. 3. for Christ, who is the Sun of consecration: it is therefore a part righteousness, is a sun and a shield of our religion, and is not all of it to them that do righteously. The worth preserving? If it be, then. Indian was not immured sufficiently they which make schisms against this by the Atlantic sea, nor the Bosdoctrine, by the rule of the apostle, phoran by the walls of ice, nor the are to be avoided. Beatus qui præ- Arabian by his meridian sun; the dicat verbum inauditum, blessed is Christian justice of the Roman he that preaches a word that was princes brake through all inclosures, never heard before ; so said the Spa- and by justice set up Christ's stannish Jesuit: but Christ said other. dard, and gave to all the world a wise ; No man having drunk old testimony how much could be done wine straight desires new, for he by prudence and valour, when they saith the old is better. And so it is were conducted by the hands of jus. in religion, Quod primum verum, tice. And now you will have a great truth is always first: and since epis- trial of this part of your obedience copacy hath been of so lasting an to God. abode, of so long a blessing, since “ For you are to give sentence in it hath ever combined with govern- the causes of half a nation : and he ment, and hath been taught by that had need be a wise and a good man Spirit that hath so long dwelt in that divides the inheritance amongst God's church, and hath now accord- brethren ; that he may not be abused ing to the promise of Jesus, that by contrary pretences, nor biassed says, the gates of hell shall not pre- by the interest of friends, nor transsail against the church, been reported with the unjust thoughts even stored amongst us by a heap of mi- of a just revenge, nor allured by the racles, and as it went away, so it opportunities of spoil, nor turned returned again in the hand of mo- aside by partiality in his own connarchy, and in the bosom of our
cerns, 'nor blinded. by gold which fundamental laws; suffer no evil puts out the eyes of wise men, nor tongue to speak against this truth, cozened by pretended zeal, nor weawhich hath had so long a testimony ried with the difficulty of questions, from God, and from experience, and nor directed by a general measure in from the wisdom of so many ages, cases not measurable by it, nor of all your ancestors and all your borne down by prejudice, nor abused laws, lest ye be found to speak by resolutions taken before the cause against God, and neglect the things he heard, nor overruled by national that belong unto your peace, and get interests. For justice ought to be nothing by it but news and danger, the simplest thing in the world, and
is to be measured by nothing but * Rom, xvi. 17.
by truth and by laws, and by the
decrees of princes. But whatever the light of heaven shines upon it, you do, let not the pretence of a it may produce a rainbow to be a different religion make you think it sacrament and a memorial that God lawful to oppress any man in his just and the sons of God do not love to rights: for opinions are not, but laws see a man perish. God never reonly, and doing as we would be done joices in the death of him that dies ; to, are the measures of justice: and and we also esteem it undecent to though justice does alike to all men, have music at a funeral. And as Jew and Christian, Lutheran and religion teaches us to pity a con. Calvinist; yet to do right to them demned criminal, so mercy interthat are of another opinion is the cedes for the most benigo interpreway to win them; but if you for tation of the laws. You must indeed conscience sake do them wrong, they be as just as the laws, and you must will hate you and your religion. be as merciful as your religion: and
“ Lastly, as obedience is better than you have no way to tie these togesacrifice, so God also said, I will ther, but to follow the pattern in have mercy and not sacrifice ; mean the mount; do as God does, who in ing that mercy is the best obedience. judgment remembers mercy. Perierat totum quod Deus fecerat,
• To conclude ; If every one in nisi misericordia subvenisset, said this honourable assembly would join Chrysologus; all the creatures both together to promote Christian reliof heaven and earth would perish if gion in its true notion, that is, peace mercy did not relieve us all. Other and holiness, the love of God and good things more or less, every man
the love of our brother, Christianity expects according to the portion of in all its proper usefulness, and his fortune: Ex clementia omnes idem would not endure in the nation any sperant", but from mercy and cle- thing against the laws of the holy mency all the world alike do expect Jesus ; if they were all zealous for advantages. And which of us all the doctrines of righteousness, and stands here this day, that does not impatient of sin in yourselves and in need God's pardon and the king's ? the people, it is not to be imagined Surely no man is so much pleased what a happy nation we should be. with his own innocence, as that he But if ye divide into parties, and will be willing to quit his claim to keep up useless differences of names mercy; and if we all need it, let us or interests; if ye do not join in the all shew it.
bands of peace, that is, the king Naturæ imperio gemimus, cum funus good of the nation, you can never
and the church, religion and the adultæ Virginis occurrit, vel terrâ clauditur hope to see a blessing to be the end infans,
of your labours. Remember the Et minor igne rogi
words of Solomon, Righteousness
exalteth a nation, but sin is a reIf you do but see a maiden carried proach to any people *: but when to her grave a little before her in. righteousness is advanced in the tended marriage, or an infant die hearts and lives of the nation, who before the birth of reason, nature shall dare to reprove your faith, who hath taught us to pay a tributary can find fault with your religion ? tear: Alas! your eyes will. behold “ God of his mercy grant that in the ruin of many families, which all your consultations the Word of though they sadly have deserved, yet God may be your measure, the Spimercy is not delighted with the spec- rit of God may be your guide, and tacle; and therefore God places a the glory of God may be your end : watry cloud in the eye, that when
He of his mercy grant that modera