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holy Revelations or Illuminations will occur, which enlighten the Soul, and enable it the better to live, and act vertuously. Diogenes.
The great Blessings of Mankind are within us, and within our reach.-.-. Tranquillity is an Equality of Mind, which no Condition of Fortune. can. either exalt or depress. Seneca. f)
What things are agreeable to God cannot be known, unless a Man hearGod himself
. Pythagoras and bis Sect. The Worship of God confisteth not in Words, but in Deeds. - Mar.. Aurelatiua! It işla
right Honourable and Blessed" Thing, to ferve God, and reverence. his Name. Pythagoras. ri!
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CHA P. II. of the Soul of Man, its Immortality
and Excellency; Of Conscience; of Man's Life, and the Cares and Troca bles thereof; of Natural Death, and Future Rewards.
AN is a Creature made by
God of two parts: Of a Soul everlasting, immortal; of Substance immaterial, wherein are Reason, Wifdom, and Knowledge: And of a Body frail and corruptible, made of the four Elements, whereof cometh Life and Senfe. Plato.
Wisdom, Discretion, and Knowledge, come not of the Body; then, feeing they be the best Things in Man, they must come of a better Thing : And better than the Elements (whereof Man is made) is nothing, saving God, and the Spirit and Power proceeding from him; then is thy Redfon or Soul either of God or his Spirit, and fo of it self Immortal and Incorruptible. Pythagoras. 1 He is worthy of God's Fellowship,
who doth nothing unworthy of God;; but thinketh on Godly and Heavenly Matters, and speaketh as he thinketh, and doeth as he speakech.. Aga petus.
Truth, Honour, and Seemliness, wherewith the more we are decked, adorned, and beautified, the farther off we shall be from the Brutishness of Beasts, and approach the nearer unto the Divine Nature, which of it self is only moft Excellent, and therefore most especially to be..embraced. Tulliuss - All Men are by Nature equal, made all by one Workman of like Clay; and (howsoever we deceive our felves) as dear unto God is the -poor Beggary, as the most pompous Prince living in the World. Platos
Wo be to him, who contemning the Exccellency of his own Nature, and the Dignity that is in him, ferveth only his Bodily. Lusts, defiling his own Soul, through his Vile. De fires and Beastly Delights. Soerates.
He ceaseth to be a Man, and is indeed but a brute Beast, who leaveth. the Rules of Reason, and giveth his
Mind only to the fulfilling of his Bodily Lust.
Zeno. The most Precious and Excellent Thing, which God hath created here on Earth, is Man; and the Richest Thing to him, is the Soul and Reafon, by which he keepeth Justice, and escheweth Sin. Hermes.
If Alexander take my Head, and slay me, he thall not destroy my Soul, which will return to God; while the Body, which was taken out of the Earth, fhall thereunto return. Dind. to Alexi's Ambaffodors.
The Soul is an incorruptible Subftance, apt to receive either Joy or Pain, both here and elsewhere. Solont.
By the Justice of God, the Soul must needs be Immortal, and therefore no Man ought to neglect it; for tho' the Body die, yet the Soul dieth not.1 Plato
The Souls of the Good shall live in a better Life; bút the Souls of the Evil in a worse. Socrates.
If Death were the Diffolution both of Body and Soul, then happy were the Wicked, who being rid of their Body, should also be rid of their Soul
and Wicked nefs: But forasmuch as it is evident, that the Soul..is Im, mortal, there is left no Comfort for the Wicked to trust in. Plato.
The Immortality of the Soul excludeţh all Hope from the Wicked, and establisheth the Good in their Goodness. ° Plato. U
The Delights of the Soul are to know its Maker, to consider the Works of Heaven, and to know her own Estate and Being. Aristotle..!
The Night seemeth tedious unto a Man, and dark; how much rather a Soul destitute of the ,
cofc and darkned with Sin! The goodly Beauty of the Body, pleaseth the Eyes, but how precious a thing is the Beauty of the Soul !: Solon. - The good Soul
grafteth Goodness, the Fruit whereof is Salvation; but: the Evil planteth Vices, whose Fruit is Damnation. Boetius
The good Soul is known, in that it gladly receiveth Truth; and the Evil, by the delight that it hath in Lies. .
The Souls of the Good are sorrow ful for the Works of the Wicked.