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and Protestants, than enjoy his former plenty, favours, and pleasures, with his old religion." Nor is it possible for any now to quit the world, and live a serious, godly life in Christ, without the like fuffering and perfecution. There are among us also fome, who have suffered the dis. pleasure of their most dear and intimate relations and friends, and all those troubles, disgraces, and reproaches, which are accustomed to attend such as decline the honours, pleasures, ambition, and preferments of the world, and that chuse to live an humble, serious, and felf-denying life before the Lord: but they are very unequal to the joy and recompence that follow. For though there be no affliction
that is not grievous for the present, yet, what · fays the man of God? It works a far more
exceeding weight of glory in the end. This has been both the faith and experience of those, that in all ages have trufted in God, who have pot fainted by the way; but enduring, have obtained an eternal diadem.
Wherefore, since we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and burden, and the fin and vanities that do so easily beset us, and with a constant holy patience run our race, having our eye fixed upon Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, not minding what is behind ;o so shall we be delivered from every snare. No temptations shall gain us, no frowns shall scare us from Christ's cross, and our blessed selfn 2 Tim. iii. 12. I Peter iv. I to 5. Heb. xii. I. Rom. v. I to 4.
denial.' And honour, glory, immortality, and a crown of eternal life, shall recompence all our sufferings in the end.
O LORD God! thou lovest holiness, and purity is thy delight in the earth ; wherefore, I pray thee, make an end of sin, and finish transgression, and bring in thy everlasting righteousness to the souls of men, that thy poor creation may be delivered from the bondage it groans under, and the earth enjoy her fabbath again : that thy great name may be lifted up in all nations, and thy salvation renowned to the ends of the world. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever. Amen.
? Phil. iii. 13. Rom. ii. 7.
THE Names of those Persons that are cited in
favour of the virtue and temperance maintained in the foregoing discourse.
Page 305 311
330 311 311
I. Heathen Kings, Emperors and Rulers,
321 Demosthenes Agaficles
306 Derfyllidas Agesilaus
306 Dioclesian Agathocles 298 Epaminondas
303 Agis 308 Hippodamus
308 Julian Alexander
299 Leonidas Alexander Severus 328 Lysander Alexandrides
309 Lacedæmonian Customs 313 Anaxilas 309 Lycurgus
300 Pausanias Archidamus
319 Pericles Aristides
301 Philip of Macedon 298 Ariston 309 Phocion
302 Artaxerxes Mnemon 298 Ptolemy Augustus
320 Themistocles Aurelianus
329 Theodofius Marcus Aurel. Arton. 321 Theopompus Cato
318 Tiberius Cleomenes
310 Trajan Clitomachus 303 Vespasian
300 330 312 320 321
- III. Virtuous Heathen Women.
376 Pompeja Paulina
377 Pompeja Plautina
IV. Christian Testimonies of
ACACIUS, Bp. of Amida 419 Luther
207 William Tindall 207
BACON, Ld. Chancellor 435 Michael De Montaigne 426 Charles V.
426 Count Oxenstiern 439 Chrysostom
ibid. Philip III. K. of Spain 437 Dr. Donne
- 440 A Sister of the family of Prís. Elizabeth of the
457 Hugo Grotius 441 Sir Walter Raleigh
430 Count Gondamor 438 Cardinal Richlieu Henry Prince of Wales 436 Du Renti
460 One of the family of Rivetus
443 Howard 451 Earl of Rochester
451 Sir Christopher Hatton 434 Solomon :: Ignatius
425 Sir Philip Sidney 428 Justin Martyr
ibid. Selden Francis Junius 442 Salmasius
44? James, Earl of
Şir Henry Vane Marlborough 444 Secretary Walsingham. 429 Anthony Lowther 459 Sir Henry Wotten 434 Sir John Mason : 430 Cardinal Wolfey Cardinal Mazarine, 439 Bulftrode Whitlock .454 Gt. D. of Montmorency 436
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