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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.

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330 311 311

I. Heathen Kings, Emperors and Rulers,
among the Greeks and Romans.

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ADRIAN

321 Demosthenes Agaficles

306 Derfyllidas Agesilaus

306 Dioclesian Agathocles 298 Epaminondas

303 Agis 308 Hippodamus

311 Alcamenes

308 Julian Alexander

299 Leonidas Alexander Severus 328 Lysander Alexandrides

309 Lacedæmonian Customs 313 Anaxilas 309 Lycurgus

316 Antigonus

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

320 Cyrus

297 Xenophanes

312 302

300

300 330 312 320 321

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Gymnosophistæ
Gynæcofmi and ?
Gynæconami
Heraclitus
Hippias
Mandanis
Periander
Pertinax
Pefcennius
Pittacas

343 Plato

Pythagoras
344 Scipio Africanus
346 Seneca
343 Socrates
363 Solon
340 Thales
328 Xenocrates
328 Zeno
342

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364

- III. Virtuous Heathen Women.

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ARRIA.

378 Penelope
Cornelia

ibid. Plotina
Hipparchia

376 Pompeja Paulina
Lucretia

377 Pompeja Plautina
Pandora and Protogena 376 Theoxena

379
ibid.
375

IV. Christian Testimonies of

ACACIUS, Bp. of Amida 419 Luther

162
Ambrose
400 Machiavel

396
Augustine
ibid. Marlorat

149
· Petrus Bellonius 402 Origen

475
Cardon
401 Ouzelius

395
Clemens Romanus 396 Paulinus, Bishop of Nola 419
Council of Carthage 401 Tertuil. Chryfoft. I
Casaubon
151 Theoph. Greg. N.

· 396

390
Peter Charron

207 William Tindall 207
Abraham Cowley 210 Bartholomew Tertian 412
Gratian
401 Waldenses

402
Gregory
397 - of Taverns

405
399

Dancing 406
Jerom

150, 398

Hilary

456

438

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

Penn
Rhine 452 Sir William Penn

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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