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A BRIEFE EXPOSITION

Of the whole Book of CAN TICLES,

OR, SONG OF SOLOMON: Lively describing the Estate of the Church in all the Ages thereof, both Jewish

and Christian, to chis day. And modestly pointing at the Gloriousnesle of the restored Estate of the Church of the Jewes, and the happy accefle of the Geneiles, in the approaching dayes of Reformation, when the

Wall of Partition hall be taken away. A Work very usefull and seasonable to every Christian; but especially such as endeavour and thirft after the feceliag of Church and Starc, according to the Rule

and Patterns of the Word of God.

Written by that Learned and Godly Divine Jobri Cotton, Batchelor of Divinity ; and now Pastor of the

Congregacion ac Boftor in New-England.

LONDON, Printed by J. Young for Charles Green, and are to be fold at the Signe of the Gun in Ivie. Lane. 1648.

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THE
CANTI CLES,

OR
SONG OF SONGS
opened and explained.

THE TEXT,
CHAP. I.

He Song of fongs, which is Solomons.

ż Let bim kise me with the kiles of his mouth : for thy love is better then wine.

3 Because of the favour of thy good dintments,tbyName is as oininent powered forth there fore doe the Virgins love tbee.

4 Draw me, we will run after thee : the King batb brought me into bis chambers : We will be glad and rejoyce in thee, we will remember thy love more tben wine, tbe upright love thee.

5. I am blacke , but comely, (O ye daughters of Jerusalem) as tbe Tents of Kedar , as the curtaines of Solomon. 6 Looke not upor me because I am blacke, because

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