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si fome fuch poyson, that dranke into the stomacke provokes such a “ nauceous abhorrence in it, that it never relis till it 'hath emptied it“ self both of the poylon that troubles it, and of whatsoever elle before “ lay quietly and inoffensively therein. I could therefore wish that all " our gentry would preserve their inheritances without ruin to their po« fterity, would beware they bring not any Spoiles of the church into " their houses, left they be fpovled by them: for they are like the “ eagle's feathers by which the Egyptians in their hieroglyphicks fig* nifie pernitiosa potentiu; for they are said to consume all feathers $among which they are mingled, as Pierius relateth of them. And to is preserve them from this fint, that they would have a tablet hang up also zaies in the dining-roome where they ordinarily take their repast, inrihich $ should be drawne an altar with flesh and fire on it for sacrifice,with an eagle « ready to take ring, having in her tulons a piece of flesh with a burning " coalë at it, and something beside it, and higher than the altar a tall tree s with an eagle's nest in it, and the heads of her young ones discovered gr above the nest, and the nest framing with a liglit fire about them, with « this inscription over the altar, NOLI ME TANGERE NE TE ET TUOS “ PERDAM. For things belonging to the altar will certainly prove a snare « to devourers of them."-(Page 32.)- This subject is fully discussed in Dr. South's twelve fermons, printed in 1692, p. 339, 345; and by Sir Henry Spelman, in " The History and Fate of Sacrilege, discovered by Examples of Scripture, of Fleashens, and of Chrillians, from the Be: ginning of the World, continually to this Day,"
z Thus died this great prelate, full of years, and full of honour, actuated to the latt moment of his life with that zeal which animated the illutirious Father Paul, when upon his death-bed, to breathe out his last. prayer for his country, in these memorable words, “ Elio perpetua." Yei it has been affirmed, that this distinguished ornament of the Reformation exerled himlelf againsi the Puritans with so unfeeling a handy and so far beyond his legal power, that upon the Queen's demnite he began to be terribly frighted at the approach of King James's tirli Parlia