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“ World, (says he) why is my Learn:
Sæpe mihi dubiam traxit Sententia Mentem,
Absolvitque Deos. Claud, in Rufin. lib. 1.
* Complexa fui Corpus Miserabile Nati, Atque Deos atque Astra vocat Crudelia Materapud Virgo + Thus Ovid on the Death of bis Friend Tibullus :
Cum rapiant Mala Fata Bonos, (ignoscite fallo,)
Solicitor Nullos effe putare Deos.
Men are generally
Cross them, they are presently ready
* Pompay great Darling of Fortune; In the long course of a very Aktive Life; be bad been always Successful in All bis Great Designs; and Vi&orious in all his Battles, except only in the Last, at Pharsalia, And then meeting with Cratippus the Philosopher, Plutarch' tells us, He began to Question with him, and Reg pine at Providence. Plut. in Vit, Pomp,
I have instanced amongst the Antients, not for want of In. stances mearer Home, but to save the Credit of our own Times.
Now when Reflections made on Pro-
There have indeed been Times, when
by brings us to Everlasting Happiness. Scorp.
upon harder Terms for This World's Happiness than Other Men ; but on the contrary, (all Things rightly estimated) is in a fairer way for it, and shall be sure not to Miss of it, unless it be for his own Good and Advantage. It may be he never may attain to Riches and Honours and Worldly Greatness, (which Many Men call Happiness, yet perhaps would not be Good for Him,) but he may find more True Happi. nefs in a Moderate Competency, the Portion that God's Providence assigns him, with Quiet Enjoyment and Contentment. Inward Peace and Serenity of Mind, which are Sure Attendants on Good and Honest Practices, are worth More than the World has to Give ; And are what the World cannot Take away; and will therefore make a Man more truly Happy than All the Riches of the Ungodly.
This is the Present Blessedness of the Righteous; That Inward Calm and Peace of Mind, which is their Happiness in This World; but in the World to come, Everlasting Life; Where All Tears shall be wip'd away, and Trouble and Sorrow shall be no more. This abundantly makes amends for All, and Clears up All, to the full Conviction
of All Men, So that a Man shall say, Ve-Pf.lviii,
To which Blessed State God of his
Of the Resurrection of the Body.
In Four SERMON S.
The First Sermon on the Resurrection.
JOHN V. 28, 29.
ing, in the which All that are in the
Graves shall hear his Voice,
Good to the Resurrection of Life; and
WAS hard Measure our Savi
our met with, to be continually
Revild and Persecuted by those very Persons whom he came to Save: Who besides bis principal Design, his Charity to Mens Souls, and his Care