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A good Soul hath neither too great Joy, nor: too great Sorrow; for it rejoiceth in Goodness, and it sorr roweth in Wickednefs. Pythagoras..

It is better for the Soul's fake to suffer Death, than to lose the Soul for the Love of this Life. Hermesi: 1. A wise. Man ought to look more carefully to his Soul than to his Body. Socrates. Hvis

It is better to have a Soul .garnished with Vertue and Knowledge, than a Body decked with gorgeous Apparel.

Wisdom, Vertue, and Understand. ing, are the garnishing of the Soul.

Order thy self so, that thy Soul may be always in good Estate, what soever comes of thy Body. Pythag.

Blessed is the Soul that is not infected with the. Filthiness of this World.

If the Soul of Man (through Sin) be once dead, it is never more revived, but by the only meer Grace and Mercy of the most Gracious and Living God, whose Vengeance (by his Justice ) ftill. waiteth the Destruction of wicked and wilful Sinners.


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As the Body is an Instrument of the Soul; fo is the Soul: an Inftrument of God: The Body was made for the Soul, and not the Soul for the Body. Plutarcha

Look how much the Soul is better than the Body, so much more grievous are the Diseafes. thereof, than the Diseases of the Body. Diogenes.

The Soul cannot but ever live, it hath no end of living: Yet we may fay (in one Sense) the Soul liveth and dieth; it liveth in the Grace and Favour of God, and dieth in the Ma. lice of the Devil.

The Soul's Life is the Light of Vertue, and his Death is the Darkness of Sin.

There is a Holy Spirit in us, that treatethus as we treat him. Seneca.

That as the Sun cannot be known but by his own Light; fo God cannot be known, but with his own Light: And as the Eye cannot see the Sun, but by receiving its Image; so Man cannot know God, but by receiving his Image. Plorinus.

The Light and Spirit of God are as. Wings to the Soul, or as that

which raiseth up the Soul into a senfible Communion with God, above the World, which the Mind of Man is prone to flug or bemire it felf withal. Flato.

The Conscience of Man is (in himfelf) a secret Knowledge, a private Opener, Testimony, or Witness; an Accuser, an inward Troubler or Tormentor; or a Satisfier, and joyful Quieter of the Mind of Man in all his Doings. Antifthenes.

A good Conscience is the Teftimo. ny of a good Life, and the Reward of it. Seneca. i

Every Man has a Judgment and a Witness within himself, of all the Good and Ill that he does; which inspires us with great Thoughts, and administers to us wholsome. Counfels. Seneca.

A Man's Conscience (of it self) greatly convinceth, and giveth Tetimony of the Truth unto the Judg. ment of God. Cleobulus.

The Conscience of a Man is not void of the Knowledge of God's Laws, and of his Judgments; because he fhould be moved by them, and therefore fear to offend.


A good Conscience is a continua 1 . Feast. Seneca.

It is better to trust in a good and quiet. Conscience, in all our Honest and Godly Doings (in the light and presence of God) than to trust to the fatisfying of our felves in the vain Pleasures of this World, or the wick ed Motions and Pleasures of the Flesh, with the Terror of a wicked Conscience. Pbocylides.

The Love of this vain and wicked World,"imaketh Men do many things contrary to the Law of their Con. sciences; for in them that love the World, there is little regard of God, neither doth his Love abide in them. Zeno.

He that frameth himself untowardly, to do that which his Conscience reproveth him inwardly, cannot please God.

The Conscience that is wounded, and over-burthen’d with sin, feeleth even in this Life part of Hell Torments ..??

It is a great deal better to have a quiet and settled Mind, lying upon the Ground ; than to have much

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Trouble on a Bed of Gold. Pyrbagoras.

The Confcience of a Man is unto himself as a Thoufand Witnesses. Socratesi

A troubled Conscience tormenteth the Mind; but a quiet Conscience is high Felicity, palling all Worldly Pleafures and Dignity:

Fearfulness, and Trembling of Confcience, follow Sin and Wickedness,

Keep thy Conscience pure and undefiled, and strive: not against the Rule of it.

"If there be a happy Man in this World, it is he who hath a pure and clean Soul, and a Conscience defiled with nothing; for the Mysteries of God mạy.

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only. Socrates. I and be

If the Devil, thy own, Conscience or God's Law do accufe thee, for any Evil conceived or done, confess thy fault speedily, defer not the time,

dally not with God, be truly repen tant, trust in his Mercy, and hide not thy fanlt from him so will he have mercy upon thee.


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