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would make the Christian Religion to stink among the heathen: and therefore thou dost not wisely to inquire afrer such things.
I have now finifhed my Discourse on the Text, and if my
hearers will but apply the things spoken of Solomons Kingdom to our own, as every ordinary capacity may do, there needs no other Application. I all end therefore as I begun, Ne dicas, Say not thou a confederacy to them that say a confederacy to thee, be not allured by their
promises, nor affrighted by their threats for their feet are swift to shed bloud, destruction and misery are in their
of peace they have not known, and there is no fear of God before their eyes. Learn we of the men of Isachar in Davids days, who had understanding of the Chrios: times,to know what Israel ought to do. Fear God and Honour 12. 32. the King, and meddle not with them that are given to change: but leave the Administration of publick affairs, Arbitrium, and the care of Succession of Crowns and Kingdoms to nobis reGod and our Superiors, who are more concerned in them
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Sequiz and will provide better for them than we can do. Let us Gloria. . fer bounds to our Passions by Reason, to our Fears and jealousies by Religion to our Errors by Truth, to our Schism by Charity and an unanimous consent in the Worship of God, and to our Murmurings by a cheerful improvement of the blessings we enjoy: that the voice of the Turtlemay
be heard in our Land, even Praises to our God for the wonderful mercies of This day, and for the continuance: of them, Prayers for our King in the words of Solomons Subjects,1 Kings 8.66. The Lord make the name of Solomon better than the name of David, and his Throne greater than tbe throne of David; and they went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that God had done for Solo mon his fervant; and for Israel his people, Amen.