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3. Let'envious Atheists ne'er complain
That Nature wants, or Skill, or Care ;
Tavoid their Maker's Goodness there.
True Religion of universal Influence, and always the . . fame.
WHICHCOTE. D ELIGION doth poffefs and affect the whole
Man: In the Understanding it is Knowledge; in the Life it is Obedience ; in the Affections it is
Delightlent Words their full Force, it should be known that they came not from the Priesthood, but the Court; and from a * Courtier, as eminent as England ever boasted.
On the Sufferings of Christ.
BURGH's Dignity of Human Nature,
D EHOLD the Innocent arraigned before the
D Guilty. The most amiable of Characters treated worse than the moft odious deserves at any human Hands. The future Judge of Mankind brought before a human Tribunal. He who did no Sin, and in whose Mouth was found no Guile, fentenced to die, and a Robber and Murderer par
doned. They, for whom the Saviour of the World • came from Heaven to give his precious Life, 'long to imbrue their Hands in the very Blood which was to be fhed for them. O the diabolical Fury of Hypocrisy detected ! crucify him, crucify him, cry the bloody Priests, and the blinded People echo back the maddening Voice. But will the Lord of Life fuffer himself to be spoiled of Life by a Set of miserable Worms, whom he can cruh to nothing
* Sir FRANCIS WALSINGHAM. On the Efficacy of good Example. TILLOTSON.
DRECEPTS and Discourses of Virtue are only I the Pictures, and artificial Descriptions of it: A virtuous Example is Virtue animated, and ex. posed to our View in all its living Charms and Attractions; and therefore by how much Nature exceeds Art, and the most accomplished Beauties