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With sensitives I may compare,
While I their various natures share :
Their distinct names may justly fuit
A strange, a reasonable brute q.
The sacred page my state describes
From volatile and reptile tribes ;
From ugly vipers r, beauteous birds /;

From soaring hofts s, and swinish herds t. shall not be cut off. And fx. 13. The glory of Lebanon shall Come unto thee, the fir-tree, the pine tree, and the box togeth. er, to beautify the place of my fan&tuary, and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

* Matth. xi. 7. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the niultitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see! A reed fhaken with the wind? 0 Ifa vi.

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in it shall be a tenth, and it shall re. turn, and Ahall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an cak whofe substance is in them, when they cast their leaves : fo the holy feed shall be the fubstance thereof.

Ifa. Iviii. 5. Is it such a fast that I have chofen? a day for a man to affli& his foul ? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread fackcloth and alhes under him ? wilt thou call this a falt, and an acceptable day to the Lord ? 9

Pfalm lxxiii. 22. So foolish was I [ Asaph], and igno. rant: I was a beast before thee. Prod. XXX. 2. Surely I [Agur] am more bratish than any man, and have not the under standing of a man. r Matth. ir. 7. But when John saw

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of the Pharifees and Sarducees come to his baptism, he faid unto them, O gen eration of vipers, &c.

s Song ii. 12. The time of the finging of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

s Ifa. Ix. 8. Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Marth. vii. 6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, left they trample them under their feet, and turn agaio and rent you.

2 Pet. ii. 22. But it is happened to them according to the true proverb, . The dog is turned to bis own vomit again: and the fow that

wahed to her wallowing in the mire.

I'm rank'd with beasts of diff'rent kinds,
With spiteful tygers u, loving hinds v;
And creatures of distinguish'd forms,
With mounting eagles w, creeping worms x.
A mixture of each fort I am ;
A hurtful snake y, a harmless lamb z;
A tardy afs a, a tpeedy roe b;
A lion bold c, a tiin'rous doe d.
A flothful owl e, a busy ant f;
A dove to mourn ĝ, a lark to chant b:

Psalm xxii. 16. For dogs have compaffed me, the affem, bly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my

feet. Phil. iii. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil, workers, beware of the concifion.

v Psalm xviii. 3. God maketh my feet like hinds feet, and sexteth mé apon my high places. Prov. V. 19. Let her (the wife of thy youth) be as ihe loving, hind, and pleasant roe ; let he breasts fatisfy thee at all times, and be thou ra. vished always with her love.

w Ifa. xl. 1.- They Thall mount up with wings as-eagles.

* Psalm xxii. 6. But I am a. worm, and no man. Ifa. xli, 14. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Ifrael, &c..

Psalm lviii. 4. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear.

z Joho xxi. 13. So when they had dined, Jesus faith to Si. mon Petery, Simon Son of Jonas, loveit thou me more than these? He faith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowelt that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my

Jambs. a Job xi. 12. Vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt

6 Prov. vi.. sDeliver thyself (my son] as a roe from the hand of the hunter.

c Prov. xxviii. 1. The righteous are bold as a lion.

d Ifa. ii. 19. Add they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his Majetty, when he arileth to laake terribly the earth.

a Pfal. cii. 6. I am like an owl of the defart.

And with less equals to compare,
An ugly toad i, an angel fair k.

SECT. X.
The mystery of the faints old and new man further

described'; and the means of their spiritual life.

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Yet divers such I count all joy bo
On earth I fee confusions reels,
Yet wisdom ord'ring all things well.de

Prov. vi. 6. Go to to the ant, thou faggard, confider ber ways, and be wise, &c.

glfa. xxxviii. 14. Like a crane-or a fwallow so did I cbatrer: I did mourn as a dove ; mine eyes fail with looking ap. ward : O Lord, I am oppreffed, undertake for me. Ezek vii. 16. But they that escape of them (Ifrael], shall efcape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning every one for his iniquiry. .

h Song ii. 12. The time of the singing of birds is come; and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

* Rom. ii. 13.- The poison of afps is under their lips. Job xl. 4. Behold, I am vile, what shall I answer thee!'I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. k Aas vi. 15. And all that fat in the council, looking sted

. fastly on him [Stephen}, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. 2 Cor. iii. 18. But we alt with open face, beo holding as io a glass, the glory of the Lord, are changed into the fame image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

a Heb xii. 11. Now no chastening for the prefent seemet to be joyous, but grievous, &c. 1 Pet. i. Ö. Wherein y greatly rejoice, though now for a season (if need be) ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.

6 James i. 2.. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fallin. to divers temptations.

c Pfal. Ixxxii. s. They know not, neither will they under Hand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

d Psal. xxix. 10. The Lord Gitteth upon the flood : yea,

I sleep, yet have a waking ear e ;
I'm blind and deaf, yet see and hear f:
Dumb, yet cry, Abba, Futler, plain g,
Born only once, yet born again h.
My heart's a mirror dim and bright i,
A compound frange of day and night k :

the Lord sitte!h King for ever. And Ixxxix. 9. Thou rulest the raging of the sea : when the waves thereof arise, thou Aillest them. Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Song v. 2. I fleep, but my beart waketh : it is the voice of my Beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my filter, my love, my dove,' my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my lacks with the drops of the night.

f Ifa. xlii: 19, 19. Hear, ye deaf, and look, ye blind, that ge may

fee. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? And xxxv. 5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ear's of ebe deaf shall be unstopped.

& lfa. xxxv. 6. Then shall--the tongue of the dumb fing: for in the wilderness, shall waters break out, and streams ir the desart. Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not received the fpirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.

h John iii. 3,-6. Jesus answered and said unto him, (Nicodemus), Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus faith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter ipto the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is fleh : and that which is born of the Spirit, is fpirit.

i Lam. V. 17. For this our heart is faint, for these things. our eyes are dim. Ifa. xxxii. 3. And the eyes of them that fee, shall not be dim, &c.

k Zech. xiv, 7. But shall be one day, which shall be

hand upon

Of dung and di’mond's, dross and gold.l;
Of summer heat, and winter cold m.
Down like a stone I sink and diven
Yet daily upward foar and thrive o.
To heavn i Ay, to earth I tend p;

Still better grow, yet never mend known to the Lord, not day, nor night: bar it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. | Mal

. ii. 3. Behold I will corrupt your feed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your folemn feaits

, and one shall take you away with it. Phil. iii. 8. Yea doubt. less and I count all things but loss, for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffer. ed the loss of all things, and do count them but dung that I may win Chrift. Ifa. Ixii

. 3. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a-royal diadem in the hand ci thy God. Ifa. i. 25. And I will turor my

thes and purely purge away thy drofs, and take away all thy tin, Job xxiii. io. God knoweth the way that I take: when be hath tried me, I Mall come forth as gold. m Psalm xxxix 3. My heart was hot within me,

while I was musing the fire burned, Luke xxiv. 32. And they fail one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while te talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us els fcriptures ? Matth. xxiv. 12. And because iniquity shalla bound, the love of many shall wax cold. Rev. ii. 4. Never theless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

in Psal. xlii. 6, 7. O my God, my foul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar. Deep calleet unto deep, at the noise of thy water-spouts : all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

o Psal. xlii. 8, 9. Yet the Lord will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his foog (hall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why halt thou forgotten me? why go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?u uWhy art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquiered within me? hope thou-in God, for I will yet praise him, who is

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