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Ufe your Profperity with Caution and Prudence. Undifciplin'd Wit can make a Jeft of any thing. Vain and idle Courfes are accompanied with Shame.

Value more a good Confcience than Commendation.

Wilful Impenitency is the greatest Self-Murder.
Wine frequently unlocks a Man's Secrets.
Want of Thought makes Men impertinent.
When Grace is once loft, Men Sin by wholefale.
Your Memories Store with the choiceft Treasure.
Your gracious Maker in your
Youth remember.
Youth feldom rides well 'till Age holds the Bridle...
Your Tongue and your Heart ought to agree.
Zeal in a good Caufe is very commendable.
Zeno would have all Men of Parts be humble.
Zeal for Religion cannot warrant Cruelty.
Zeal is blind if not accompanied with Know--
ledge.

Ecclefiafticus i. 1, &c. All Wisdom cometh ⚫ from the Lord, and is with him for ever. Wha can number the Sand of the Sea, and the Drops of Rain, and the Days of Eternity? Who cam • find out the Height of Heaven, and the Breadth of the Earth, and the Deep, and Wisdom? • Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the Understanding of Prudence from everlafting. The Word of God most high is the Fountain of • Wifdom, and her Ways are everlafting Com• mandments. The Fear of the Lord is Honour, and Glory, and Gladness, and a Crown of rejoicing. The Fear of the Lord is a Crown of Wisdom, making Peace and perfect Health to flourish, both which are the Gifts of God; and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.

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Some Sayings of King CHARLES I. during bis Confinement.

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F I had asked my Revenues, my Power of the Militia, or any one of my Kingdoms, it had been no Wonder to have been denied in thofe things; but to deny me the ghoftly Comfort of my Chaplains feems a greater Rigour and Barbarity, than is ufed by the fevere ft Judges to the greateft Malefactors, who, though the Rigour of the Law deprives them of worldly Comforts, yet the Mercies of Religion allow them the Benefit of their Clergy, as not aiming at once to deftroy their Bodies and damn their Souls.

One of the greateft Faults fome Men found with the Common Prayer, was, because it taught them to pray fo often for me, to which Petitions they had not Loyalty enough to fay Amen, nor Charity enough to forbear Reproaches, and even curfing, inftead of bleffing me.

Deliver me, O Lord. from the combined Strength of those who have fo much of the Serpent's Subtilty, that they forget the Dove's Innocency.

I wish they may bring the Ship fafe to Shore, when they have thrown me over-board; though it be strange that Mariners have no other means to appeafe the Storm themselves have raised, but by throwing the pilot over-board.

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As it is one of the moft convincing Arguments that there is a God, while his Power fets Bounds to the raging of the Sea, fo 'tis no lefs that he reftrains the Madness of the People: Nor doth any thing more portend God's Difpleasure against a Nation, than when he fuffers the Confluence and Clamours of the Vulgar, to pass all the Boundaries of Laws and Reverence to Authority.

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Triumphs their Tombs, Felicity her Fate:
Of more than Earth, can Earth make none Par-
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But Knowledge makes the King moft like his
Maker.

Queen Elizabeth faid in Prison, The Skill of a Pilot is best known in a Tempeft; the Valour of a Captain, in Battle, and the Worth of a Christian, in Time of Tryal.

AMEDITATION when awake in the Night.

WHILE, Night in folemn Triumph reigns,

Afcend, my Soul, the heav'nly Plains;

Thy Flight to thefe gay Regions take,
Angels and God are still awake:

The fmiling Stars will light thy Way
To the joyful Realms of Day;
While drowsy Men with idle Themes,
Fantaftick Joys and airy Dreams,
Are entertain'd, do thou converse
With Heav'n, and heav'nly Strains rehearse :

Vifit the peaceful Climes above,

And thro' the Fields of Pleasure rove;
Forget the Scenes of Care and Strife,
And walk among the Trees of Life;
Tafte the rich Fruits of Paradife,
And bathe in flowing Streams of Bliss;
Solac'd in those eternal Springs,

Lose ev'ry Thought of mortal things.

The Grace of God is a kind of heav'nly Dew, without the continual Supply of which, our Souls

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