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he glorious 3^me of (jQd, ^,i;'i 

I he Lord of Hods. 

Opened in two 


oAt Michaels Qimhill, 


Vindicating the Commilfion from this Lord of Hofts, 
to Subjc^gin fome cafe, to talte up Arms. 


'Briefly Anfuenng 

By Je r^'Burrouq he s. i ''- 

P S A L. 48. 8. 
Atwehm/eheartlyfthtivevKfitHf intheCitj ofthiLtrdrflltfit. 


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ceifcncie, whom At 

nonred lo fian4 up 

maintain his caufc, ar 

buthehadi even put 

nanc^c hath made J 

his tiut"Which<ver)i 


God himfelfc leems to 
, wlven hccaulech him 
named The Lord O 
fthis 'glorious. name f 
; mcancft in an Army 
:h it put upon your Ex 
neare it ; Happy the tii 
rnc to be made ule of I 

I Ip noble and hohours 
e reade Zech.j.j. of J( 
tnt of Reformation, ir 
iroirr her Captivity ,that 
ients,but the Angel Ipa 
fore[him,(aying, Take 
s from him : and unto 
ave cauled thine intquii 

I I wil cloathe thee wit 
rhofewho ftandupm 
ih the caufe of God an< 
e fbme who wil leek tt 
nders and reproachftiU 
:o vile igaritiehts : wha 
e be then the garment 
!n?But the Angel ftati 
: garments, andtocle 
m this noimnall iniqui 

nil ur Mm 

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cfcarigc of raymcnt upon. them; he will one day 

^' make it appeare that there were none fb faith- 

. .fiiU to God^theic King and Countrey,. as they : 

The Lord that hath chofen Jerufalem", laith the 

"'■■ Tcxt,vet.a. wil rebuke them who thus ftand up 

againA his fervants. The Lord whp hath fet his 

heart to bring mercie to Jcrufalem ^ to his 

Church; will certainly, rebuke li;ch as ftaiid to 

^«fift the great inftruments thereof. Wherefore 

.. that, which the Angel of the Lord protefted to 

Jqshua,v.!(5 Jtnay in the name oftheLord with 

. aJittle change proteft unto your ExceUcncie, 

, . Xhus £aith.the L0raofH0fi^t ifjoi* vfill valke in my i»afes^ 

:» 0ndifjOM ■ mil keefe mi chArgCi thtnjmfhall have an emi- 

nenciein my boufe'^ ami will give yeu ftaces among tbefe 

th^ppdky. That is;among the bleflcd Angels in 
the heavens.. If a cup of cold water fhall not go 
.without a rewa,rd, fuxely then the venturing e- 
iflite,libcrty,liittbes, honour, bloud, life for the . 
caufc of Chrift J {hall not goe without its re- 
I Ward. '.. v.. . 

Wherefore moft noble Lord of our Hofts, 
yea of the Hoffes of God,- Goe on with true He- 
roicke magnanimity ,and prolper, in the name 
ofthis glorious Lord of hofts. The prayers of 
the Churches arc for you^ the blelsings of the 

A J faints 


onjron. Ibd 
t esHthhadili 

chis AarycdH 

ed you wiuia 
d and poured 
you^d tlio^ 


JCI. UUUUUgl'iC9. 

i tie Mcefity of the timefut me t$ pe&ch upom 

' thisju^e^^he City heing ingreatfeare efd 

P' ?***' -jmn^-epmrmhg agam(i it in the name 

p efthe Kin^^and the aeceptjtf the ftthje^ 

' jorthu time made me not unmBing teyeeld' 

t9thf making ^imeduations ufonthis fitijeiJ, yetmtre 

^diMlfC^.a'd^ait^tBwe enlarged', ejpecial/yinthar- 

fftmeniofiuftifyingthefrefent taking np armes fi much' 

crjed devm^if it vsere againfl the Kingytohetjctm- 

mijiimfr9m the Lord of Ho&s^vthich is difca^ed fage if.. 

andfoon: the fatisfationof the cmfcieKCesof meainihii' 

thing it> offo gr^eat conpquenci in this time^hat every man 

it bound to ^ord vfha helf hereunto he is ahle. I pituldf 

iUdtjtiiii*mia'imiigkts^t^AK.h»mmitm^ m 

ihttp^He 'itiok^wat-'i^ffan-arj^menfi rvherein ;« : 'inM-> 
tumhaK^dtmugh ; jertt>Jiat{eever ffit^r in />, >mi tM" 
t^efuU^lhave eneught This J can [ay, if I ever did-^ gr'am< 
like tout^Mi am t^ng tn the u^i^htnes of my heart, aim- 
i«tg»t^^t^''^<7td,andthf good^lhlejfe God I have^- 
joyce. Certainly things hadnevercome to that pa^e th'eyare^ 
M\if mens conjciences had kn rightly informedta the lUer* 
ties Godhath given them. The infuftng contrary frincif lis, 
srtd, mating men heleeve thatthe Juh]e5tmttfi'andtvouW 
f»0r my thiitg rather then, rife ufttmMntMnt-hisown' 

To the Reader. 

right hath heette the CMfeofthehU adv 
gmcngU us. 

what I havefud is heife, comming t» ji 
it Ciuld not admit ef Idr^er difceuffe, huti 
it wmldmt be verjdipct^ to enUrgethefi 
tbervf*y, S.e*dfprtkffreft,4itdlMvem] 

Yours to fervefi 

^r: Hurroughe. 

rruotdetedtIusfuftdiyof2>tfMi^,i£42. t^theCom- 
mittee of tke Hoafe of CMiuaoas in Ptdiamentt concern- 
ins PiiDtii^ThittUsBMkeittitiiUd {ThajieritHt Hamt 
IfG^prhtlAriofHofity be printed i^ Rtbm Damiman, 
wfcintcdtliataatoiyhLleremj SmTMi£besi the Aiithor 

our Kcclccmcr>T^ L9r4^H»fis u hit Namcj, 

B Here 

I git 

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I hi 










:s ii 

LorJfifHop. 3 

'rophccic of Zechma&y chaf, i. 
vcr.j.vrciiAvcu lurcc times in •nc verfc, and in one 
• (hort Chapter, Z«A. 8. wc have it there eightcenc 

But why is it ufcd fo frequently in that Prophecic ^f/. 
more then others ? 

Becaufe the fcopc ot that Prophecic was to en- Anfw. 
courage the -people of God in buUding ap Urujklew 
and the Tcmpie,in which work they had many ene- 
mies,and therefore they had need of a fpirit of mag- 
nanimity and fortitude in it. Hence it was the Lord 
revealed himfclfc cothcmfo much by the name of 

Times of Reformation, Temple-work, ufually 
meets with much j with ftrong oppefition. We had 
need therefore to have this name of God ia our eye, 
and fantfiifie it in our hearts,in fuch times, white fuch 
work is on foot. 

It is true, God did this work without bloud-ihed, 
it wasdone w;^f«rfrflr/i^ mighty hui bjtht Spirit if _ 
the Lord^x^ we have it Ze£h.^.6.but becaufo the work 
was fuch, as in regard of fecond caufcs, needed ao. 
Acmy to effc^ it ; although God did it himfelfe, yet 
his Name was to be fandified in it, as theLordef 
Befis. In the New Tefiamentwefeldomefindthis 
title ; it is but twice that I remember in all the New 
Tcftameot, and in one of thofe two places It is quo- 
ted out ofthe Old Tcftament, j&>»».^2*t Thcrcthe 
Hebrew word is rctained,T^f Lord$fSid^th^^QH of K^ 
Sahbath^ as many take it. There is a great difference ■^^''■ 
between thefe.two, Tie Ltrdtfsihhdth^^tidTl^Lerd — ^ 
efSabhaeth: TheotKistieLfrdofreJt, thcothcrisiAr^itw" 
Lordfiffiffjls.'thoic words come from a different root MiUtia. 
B 2 in 

the Letd ofHoftsGcting upon his Mercy- fcac: and 



trv&^ LardofHofis. 

thus am I to prcfcnthim this day unro you. 
^ Now Godls czlkd The Lcrd cf ffcfis intworc- W^y,po<^ 

£^ A^ .IS called 

*pcets: ribfii^rf 

Firft*, bccaufc aU creatures in heaven* and in earth of Hop. 
are his armies. He is the abfoiute great Lord ovct i • 
them alt^ The AngclSjSunne^MoonjStars^thc Dra- 
gons^thc Deeps, the Fire, Haile, Snow, Wind, the 
Mountains^Trces^Gedars, the Bcafts^ and all crecp^^ 
mg tbingSythe flying Fowks^the Kings of the earth, 
and aii people arc the Hofts of the Lord. PfsL i48* 

\^ Secondly, in regard of that fpeciall providence of 2 . 

God in the great affaires of virars and battels in the 

1^ world. It is true, the providence of God is over the 
Icaft' things in the world, but God challcngeth a 
more fpeciall and peculiar ackowledgmcnt of his 
work of Providence about War-like affaires^ in re- 

[ gardwbereofhe takes this title to himfelie, Th€L$rd 

* 0fHofh • 

If I ftiould fpeaK of the firft, the time woiiid foon, 
begone^ for there is much in it, it is more geacrall: > 

therefore I will confine my folfe to the fecond, thc^ 
more fpeeialt^^nd now moftftjrfbnablc. 

God is the God of Armies* That he might ex- 
pr^lle him fclfe^c more crearly,a«d fully, interefted 
in Wa:r-liki^ affaires^ Ex$d. 1 5*3. he ftykshimfclfc 

\ A miin ^fVdr^Cod feemes to glory much in his wor^^ 

I kings^out War-like affaires* Hence P/i/- 24.8; Who: 

\ if the King of gkry ? The E$r4ftrmg^ n9$gh$jr the iMrd: 

flight fin hatteA. The ProvideiKcof God is great in- 
jSfcliwars, but efpeciaUy in thofc wars that ccmcemc 
iiis people, whether iaa way of chafiifing them,, or 
dcienfive ta fave them,^ or offenfivc ia avenging, 

LB 3 ^ him^ 





^d^emhm, mehf mth SmI and ^on^anthtreuias 
fomd, I Sa1n.13.ia. 

FifcJy, Itis the Lqrd that gives his people their \ 
i?4;^wr/ to difplay, />/. 50.4. Thou hafiWtn afak 

mrtothimth^furthcc, thatitrnajhedilUyedbccMCe 
of the truth. There are a generation of men chat (ight 
againft the truth, they would take away the Gofocl 
from them, and becaufc of this th0u hd ^h;e;» tiem 
Banners that they f»sj he dij^ajed, htOiuLf this trmh . 
God would have us coatcnd for the trmh, Jude i ? ' . 
Yea C4rnefih « Wfight for it, if that coies in que-' 5.3r^ 
ftion,if we bcm danger to lofe/y&4f,GQd gives usour ^ 
Banners,not to be folden up, but to be dilbUjed be- 
caulc of the truth. ■ T 

Sixtlj^,God himfelfe comes into the field with his 6 

people,he tels them often that he is withthem thcr " 
^'f'.^'^-^-J^^Ltrdyoftr Goduhethat gmhmth'im 
to fight When God fayes, Im mthyL you m^v 
write down what you will to make up this promife a 
compleat one for your fafety and comfort .A s thus ^ 

J 4m mthym to encourage you,to blclfe,!© fa ve vou' 
to conifort you,to reward you.ikcJak ^hhymLti 
God. This IS as K were a piece of a line that our faith 
muft make up.. If we once have this promife got into 
our hcarts,whatfoeyer we want, we may adie to it 
and then our peace and joy may be full. 

*i.^^.j*^**^*^' ^«^^« 4-8. *'»•'»* would not goe into 
the field, except J^^^^r^^ would goe with him. It is 
il gomginto the field, except God goc with you. 
but if youhave this promife in your hearts, you can- 
not but have ftrength in your hands, zac. 10. 5. 
rhey,M ^c^ mghty men which trend dpfvne tbetr eL 
liu.^ ^ ntks 

$1. God 

ThcLcrddfHojls. il 


9.God is the Reremrd of his people in times of fiat- p« 
tailJ/k. 5 1. 1 1 .TeJhaSfmgo out mth hsjle^ nor hj flight : 
f^r the LordmU goe before jou : a»d the God of IjrAet will 
hc^oHT RercwMrd. Not the itw^ir^f, hut jReniPard^ the 
\guaf d & defence behind. When an Army is ftrong ia 
cthe Rereward as wel as in the Front^it is fafe^Goa is 
,both before and behind in the Armies of his people. 

I O.Gods providence in Wars works in the con- j^j 
tlnuance of them. How long they fhall abide in a 
Land^and when they (hall ceafe^ is wholly from the 
appointment of the Lord of Hofts. He workes in the 
upholding parties»bringing in fupplyes^ breaking a« 
fuhder treaties, &c. We arc ready prefcntly tx) cry 
out, iHw loffg JhaS the fiMrd devour f but when God 
gives Commiffion to the fword,it muft ftay 5 it muft 
goe on devouring till the Commiflion be out. ^er^ 
47.6,7. oh thou Jtvordofthe Lordi how lopgwikk bt^ 
ere thou be quiet ffut up thjfelf into thefidbbard/eft and 
bejiiil. The anfwer is there, 0O0 can it be quiet feeing 
the Lord hath given it a charge agmnfi Askclon,(^againp^ 
4hefea'jhorei there hath he appointed it. Hof* 11 .6*Thc^ 
fmofd fhall abide on his cities, andconftme hisiranchesj 
andjhall devour them^ becaufe of their mn counfels. We 
are troubled at the fword comming neare our Qties; 
bik how fore would the hiifery be, if it Ihould come 
into our Cities < but if abide in our Cities, what mi- 
ferable fpdik and rdine would there be i If wee 
would be delivered from fo great an evill, let us take 
heed of our own counfcls: If God leaves Parliamjsnt 
or Gity to their own counfels, the {word will abide 
amongft us longer time then we for the prefen; ima- 
gine, evea until it hath devoured. God ufually is a 
long time before he draws his fword^hc is whetting, 

* C a pre;* 

1 2 The gkrhfu name pfGody 

prcparing,dclaying it ^ but when it is once drawn^he 
many times will not put it up again , untill it bee ba- 
thed) filled^ fatted^ fatiated, drunke with blood. Ail 
thefe -expreifions we fiode in Scripture. Ef^j 34. 5^6. 
My fmrd fljdll h bdthtdin hcdven^ itjhall C0me Anvne uf-^ 
0nld$$m€A , ufM the fi&fle tfrnycmfc^. When Gods 
fword hath to deale with the people of his wr/i,then 
.it ihall be bathed indeede^ And (urely God hath a 
people ^f his curfe amongft us this day ^ who they 
are , is eafie to know: You may know them to bee 
curfed of God by the horrid blafphemies , and hi- 
deous ) unheard-of curfes that come out of their 
mouthes* The earth was never ftained with fuch 
dreadfull execrations and blafphemies (ince man li- 
ved upon the face of it , as tiow it is by theife mep* 
Surely the brand ofGodscurfe is upon them^ fear^s 
them not. Ver. g. it is faid ^Thefw^ra of the Lifrd isfU 
led with bUod^ it is made fat mthfatneffe : znd^er^ 4^ . 
I o . TbefipprdjhaU devpure, itJhaU hefatiate dnddfunkL^ 
with their bl$9d. 

Zt^is ^^ ^^^° ^^ ^^ plcafed to give the word , hee 
' makes wars to ceafe. Pf4L/^p.9.He makes wan to ceafg 
unto the endoftne earthy hebreaketh the bow, astd cutteth 
thejpeare ittfunderj^e bnrneth the chariot injire. 

Of Gods worke in ftilling wars^ we have a moft 
admirable example, i Kings 1 2. a i • we have not the 
like in all the Booke of God, neither was there ever 
the like before or fince in the world. King Rehohano 
was incenfed agaiafl; the ten^ Tribes falling 0^ from 
him, he was in as great a heat and rage againft theot 
as we can imagine a man could be put into. This fire 
of his lage was blowne up to the height by thoft 
young dariiig Cdvaliers that were about nim, nc had 


The L^rdof Hop. i j 

got an Army together, ftrong enough^ anhufldrcd 

^and fourefcorc thoufand men, a mighty forehand it 
was but to bring the Kingdome to the hoiife of 2>4- 
wd : Well, >thcir power was great, their rage was 
fierce, their caufe they qucftioned not^ they were 
going forth with a high han^with cruel and bloody 
intentions.How was all ftilled now i You fhall find, 
that Tht wrd $f tht Lord came to ShemMAh the Frofbet^ 
fayipg,Sf€ak to Kehoboam^ — rh$ts faith the Lord^Te fhall 
mtgoe f$p to fight againfiiour brethren^ returne every man 
to his houfe . The Text uycs, they heark»edto the word 
of the Lordy and returned to defort, according to the word 
of the Lord. What a mighty work of God was this t 
what pawcr hath God ovcrthcfoiritsof men, yea 
of the greateft,who think it an unmfFcrablc dilhonor 
to be controlled in any thing they have fet their 
hearts upon 1 

Rehoboam^ a wicked man, in the heighth of his 
pride and wrath, thus ftrong, apprehending him - 
felfe exceedingly wronged, (o much of his ifing- 
dome rent ftom him , and there comes onely a 
poore Prophet and fpeakes to him in the name of 

1 This Lordff H^s^ that hie Jhould not fight againfi hi$ 
hrethrenfixiA all is ftayed, he returnes back again,.and 
fits down quiet* 

Oh that now fome Prophet of the Lord might 
haveacceffeto His Majcfty, and tell him fhathcc 
mull not goe this way he doth, that he is drawn a- 

. fide by evill men about him, that there is a mifun^ 
dcni^aading betwe^e him and his people, that no ^ 
thing is done by us but according to the mlnde of 
God,that we doe not endeavour to deprive him of 

i^^ny lawful! power he hath given him by God or 

C 3 man. 


<nely to prefervc < 
i he is born unco tfa 
icacc enjoy the G 
s MajcAy in our ot 
providence of G( 
irom one-place to i 
the fword coran: 
and to anocher < 
: Jfingdome unto 
ag a fwirduptn thm 
t LdKiiffi that I cut : 
lath faeene in man^ ^ 
Q thcutmoHpiTts y.Northamherlofui and 
: two extremities of the T^and , as Dan 
n the Xand oiCAtKun. Juft were it with 
it commii&on to goc up and 'dbwnc in 
it, yea, in great part hce hath done it al- 
low is it devouring, evcnalmoft round 
r guilt of the mifcry our brethren have 
s guilt of their blood is upon the whole 
1 as much as the whole jcingdome hath 
aas one man to prevent it , but wee fuf- 
iren in feverall places to bee devoured 
[hcr:onccountrcy hopes it will not come 
)iher countrcy hopes it ftiall cfcape , and 
in the meane time we^ fuf&r our brethren to bee 

^tr. 12. II. The ff oilers are come ufon aB high pU- 
ces through the wUderiteffe. {"They are come from t%.t^ 
Countrcy to the City, the Countrcy istothembutas 
awildcrncfle in comparifon of the City) For tht^ 
StverdJhsS devoure from the one end of the Land tithes 
other , m Jiejh Jhaff kdve ftase^ ^er.i-j, i j. Tijc 


thcfe 24. ycctes, Spain, Itdly have liad it,a little of the 
lo^otitSeftldiulhid-jV/c were afraid ot it then here, 
and they ind wc cryed to GoCi^lfitbefofiUe let this 
tuf of blood fd^e from My^nd God in his great mercic 
caufcd it to pali'c from us , but it went to our bre- 
thren in /rcMW, they havcdrunke deepeofit, and 
ftill are drinking.and whether God intends that wcc 
flaalldrinkc the dregs of it wc know not, wee had 
nccde doe as Chrift did in his Agoniej£«i:.22.44.ycc ivmvK^- 
ffdy more earriefily jthc fecond 2nd third time, Jfitbefof- P""*, ""er 
fble, let this cup of h loud pa^e from /w.Ifan Agony cai fc '^''^"' 
Chrifts fpirit to rile in Praycr.it fliould then do ours; 
k is a fad thing to have our fpirits heavy, dull and 
ftraic in fuch a time as this^ 

12. The workof this Xord of Hofts inWarre 
is to give wifdomc and csmfell for the managing of * 
the affaires of it, and hcc takes away wifdomc and 
counfcll whcnhc plcafeth. i Sam.ii.-^'y.Thoattd' 
shefinijhtmdstovnr,imdmyfn^erstofight. The fame 
■wee have, P/i/. 1 44. 1. Other Generals have their 
■GouftcellotWarto help them, that they may not 
mifcarry in it-,but tbisiflr/tf///*/f gives all the coun- 
icll and wifdomc from himfelfe to all under himr 
And in this there ismuch of Gods glory .f/ijr 28. J4, 
25,26,27. The Xord accounts it his glory that 
hcc ceaAeth the Plowman to plow his ground,- td 
fow his feedc, to thrcfh his corne, his God doth inr 
ftruA him to difcretion, the Text faycs • much more 
thenistbe glory of God in givitig wifdometo ordo^ A 

and ■ 

■ — there? 

L Jut BeciufeZMB was the Metropolis of £,S7;», where 

• thcgrcatcounfailofB^rft was, aad«r;ii4. rAtJ 

Ltri hmhmiltiUdtflrvirleffmtMlhc midfithiraf: 

mi the) imic imfii gg^ft u em in evtrj mrkt thtraf. 

\erethin bifvomit^^rom upon the «''«»■ » 
KprefTe the meaning , iVw falnm '■'*'-'9'*' 
w-flr? dractnU (^fwcre djpiditm in- 
li unkciijbut vomiting cfie fury pf 
blc hiry of Alpcs. And is not 
: adverui-les at this day, who arc 
ind rage againll us, yea, againfl; 
his Saints ? 

v^alour and courage is alfo from i j. 
When the Spirit of the Lord 
, Gideon, and others of the Wof- 
?hat great things did they i Heb, 
t^k fifth Ju^dued Kingdomes ,ft9^- 
tsfiut ofmakmjfe were mudeftrongy 
tturnedu flight tht Armies efthc^ 
mgh faith they were enabled to 
;etcht valour and courage from 
/ij. I . I /i,.The Lord flnreduf the^ 
ma thefftrit */JoIhua , and the^ 
If ^tM fe$/U , mdthey f4wcj 
MidMavftrke i» tht btufitftbe Lord tfBofis their G»d, 
It was a warlike fpiritto refift their enemies, to en- 
counter with dangers. 

God hath ftirrcd up a fpirit in many of our No- 
bles, in our Worthies of Parliament » in fome 
of our people t, if a fpirit were now ftirred up in 
the remnant of our peopIc,our worlce would foonc 
beeacancnd. Itwerc the unworthieft , yea, the 
raofthorriblethingthateverwasinthis world, that 
now people ihould forfakc Nobility,thofc they have 
chofen in Parliament , and MiniQcrs who have had 
a fpiritto ftand up for God and their liberties. Oh 
tbatarpiritofinmgaatbnwouldarife in the whole 
^ . D Kingdom 

1 8 TChe glomus Name ofG$d]^ .^ 

KingdomCj chat ehcy may not fuffer themfelvcs to 
be baffled out of their Rcligion^thcir Liberties, their* 
tfiates^by a genetationrof vile men that are rifen up 

2?4^.i0.3,5« The Lord rfHtfis hath vijiied his fi&ck 
the hiufe of^udsh^ and haih made them as his goodlyljcrjfi » 
i^ the battel. They Jball be as mighty men which tread 
down their enemies in the mire ofthefireets in thebatteU 
It feems they prefumed to come into their towns and 
Cities^ther^^j^icjiycs the Text, They jhaU tread them^ 
downtumih[i^heJk:€ets. They arc vile, and there* 
fore to be trodden down as mire in the ftreets. The 
fpirits of thofe that fccm ta be the gifcateft terror 
amongft us^are mean and bafe : What worthy thing 
have they ever done i have they ever ftood before 
thofe thit oppofed them.^AU their valour is in going 
Hp and down to Countrey houfes in a poore unwor- 
thy manner, pBaging and filfring : A f pirit in people 
. T^ifedby God, would fcornc to be brought under 
by men of fuch fpirits as thefe. Further, as God 
gives a fpirit of courage,{o he takes it away when he 
-pleafes, If. 19.16* And inthdt day fhaS Egypt be like ttn^ , 
to women^ndfear becaufe ofthejhaking of the hand of tbt 
Lord ofHoftSyVohich hejhaketh ovei^ it-^andthetand of^u- 
dahjhalbe a terror unto Egypt y every one that maketbjneni- 
tion thereof (balbe afr^idin himfelf^ becanje oft he counfeS 
fftheLordofHofis. Ir may be they will not^onfelfe 
that they are afraid, but may make their boaft as if 
they had got thebctt^r : but markc the words, every 
^^nefhallbe afraidin^imfelf:}^ytc could look into their 
bofomSjWc fliould fee blacknes, tremblings, the ter- 
ror ofohe Lord upon ihcia. Pf.^6.^ The fiont hearted 
' axojj^ikd^thty bavejleft iheirjleef^^ mm of th( men if 


ThtLcrdofHofis. i^ 

might bofue found their hands y 4t thy rebuke^ L^rd^ the 
h$rfe^ehari0t^re-cdfiintcadeadjleep:3ind w.ii. He fhdl y'mdim^^ 
€Utoff the fprit of Princes T,he is urrihle^to. the Kings of the ^^^' 
€4rth, he jhaUtvtfethem off as Aman willdoe a flower be^ 
ttveen his fingers^ orase^^ly as abunch of grafes iscnt off 

14. The Lord of Hofts hath the abfolute power xs^ -.' 
over all weapons in battel^to let them proiper or not 
profper as he pleafcth.: This is.beyond all the Gene- 
rals in the world. j^4jf ^^^.I'i.No^i^^^sformeddgdinft 
theefhiUfroffer. If any Ihal fay^ Tlw^saipeciaU pro-, 
aiifato thera at that time-, mark whar fpUow^j "Tm in 

promife of the Lord) is the inheritance of his fer- 

yants. Now we of late have had the benefit of this 

our inheritance, the laft Lords day fortnight we did 

. inherit this promife, when there were 17. Canons 

"difcharged from the Adverfary, and not one man 

flain by thcm-How was this made good^that no toea^ 

f on formed againfi thee jhaU froff erf The ad ver fary was- 

enraged at this>they faid, they thought the devil was 

In the powder : No,it was God that was thereof ulfiil- 

ing this promifeof his to his fervants. 

15. All the fucceffe in battels is from the Lord of ^ J^ j 
Hpfis. It is hot in men^ nor ammunition^ nor in ad- 
vantages. Bcclef. 9 . 1 1 . The battfl is not to theflrwg. A 

. h^rfeis but avaine thing for fafetj^PfaL^^Aj. Bthold, is 
it not of the Lord of Hofts that the pioflejhail labour in the 
very fire ^ andthefeofleJbaS tpearythcmfehesfor very va* 
nity? Hab.i.ij. 

'■. Yea laftly,the whole battel is the Lords, when it 16^ 
is a juft caufe. x Sam. 17. 47. the battel is thcj 

T>]% Now 

(trism Nam 

c what th 
:e in b«Utc 
E>gethcr, in 
to thofc V 

tucftioH be 
in Armies 
is, i.Becai 
u In chcm 

„ , r ctetnall eftajes. ir DQtalparrovr^ 

Anniei. aotabalrc irom the head falls to the grouixlvricl^ 
^' out providence, much kflc the life of a cseaune 
appointcdfor eternity. 

3. BecaufeofchegreU'thingsc^confcquenceihaC: 

depend tipon War : the mighty turnes of Nations^.. 

and changcs-of Kingdom^dcp«Ml Hpoftth«mi. 

^^ Bm how contes it to paffe^ feting God istfauit 

7ht tvrdt^ Htfis-t that ycc the adverlatiesx^f God& 

people doc WtenpFcvailc in battel? 

'Anf«i- '■ I. It is k»r the chaftiicmcnt of bis people. Ajhw 

Why ihc is made fometimesthe rodof Gods w^ef.^er.1 1,7. 

raiics. 'f ^''' enemies. She is the dearly beloved of Gods 
foule, yet fhe is given into the handsof hercncrarcs, 
Wcmflftnot j«€lgebythc prcfcm pFevailingj th^ic 
Godloveslhofewhohavetbc dily, antJ hathrcjeft- 
cd choitTwfcofeemcto havf the worft. G«d forac- 
tHncs for chaftifcmcnt, bring* the worft of men up- 
onthem-. Eztk.y.ti^.Imffbtni^t^ mrfi if theAea- 
then:, and t hi j JhaUfojft^e their h'ouj'es. The Lord hath 
yaired up againft usmany that arc the worft, the vi- 
jfrft upon the faeeor,thc eattfr, artd they have pof-' 
ieflcd the houfcs of man^ of h^ Samts, the dear^ 
' beloved 

*' *»^^:--*— ■ ■'■■■■ ■• ■ - ■ ■ ■ . ■ ■- — --- 

Iwlovttlaf Gods foule*^ Wc ufe to take I'be vileff^ 
•d:^ worft of men to be Hangmen 3 the ivorft rags 
and cloists to fcoure withalh It isan argument chat 
wc are very foulej that Godhachchofenfuchwifps 
ami clotsto fcoure us witb» / 
' Secondly^ God fufifers this^ becaufe his people ^^ 
«pe HOC humbled throughly. The want of through 
bumiliation before God^coft the lives of forty thoa- 
iind men, Judges 10. although in that battel they 
Itasdagood caufe. A good caufe is not enough for 
fafety in lime of battel 5 there muft be humiliation . 
b^re this great God. 

Thirdly, the adverfary may prevailej. becaufe ^l 
iSte Saints doe not awakes the Lord of Hofts by 
Prayer, ffd. ^9.9. rbmihereforto L^dCodef H0fii 
*fe God, ff Ifrael^ dwake u vifit aU ^e hesthen^be not 
mrrcffiUfo tofckedtranfgrefm. Bfitj^^i.g. Amkc^^ 
jtwahjfut onfirehgth^ a arme of the Lord^ake as in the 
Mcient dajes^ as inthe generations of old. Art not thou he 
thM hi^ cut kahab^ and rootmdedthe dragon ? We have 
here in one verfe three times crying to God to atpake. 
God hath ikengih enough to help his people. 
There is an ArmeofrhtLord^bM yet this Arratc otche 
lord may be for a time as it were afleep, therefore 
the church ctytSyArvake aArmeofthe Lord: And that 
ftetrmay be lure the Lord fhould heare, (Ift cries a- 
gaiti and again^ Awake yOt^^eyO arme of the tordypt on 
Jhrtngth. We are now to look back 10 form er times^, 
to ftehow God hath manifefted him fell The Lord&f 
ffojis^ and to cry to- him , that now m our day es hcc 
would ffiew forth the glory of this glorious title of 
!^^s hehath done in the generations of old. 
, iafHr^God hath many fecret paffages of his pro- 

D 5 vidence 

22 The glorious Name ofGod^ 

vidcnce to be brought about , which in after times 
we come to fee clearely^ but for a time asc hidden^ 
and therefore the advcrfaryis fuffcredio |M:evaiie^ 
The 45. Pfdme i^tzkts much about the fury ^f the 
advcrfary^and ot this Title of the Lord •, and the Ti- 
C^V tie of that Pfalme is ^ A fot^g ufonAlanmh^yihich word 
AbfcomUt {tgnidcs fecrets^^ becaufe of the hidden couofailes of 

Thuf you have had the do£frindl fart ^f one branck 
efthis gloriom title of the Lord pre femedto^you : 
The apflicationneerelycor^cjernes us in theft times. 

Firft^it bcfeemcs then thofe who are in Armies, 
to be godly, becaufc their great Gcnerallis Tbc^ 
LordofHofisi, and this Lord of Hofts is likewife Thc^ 
holy one of ifrael. Even in this verfe^^^^MjI/^isjoyned 
to his warlike^r^4/jf ^. And Bxod^ 1 5 • he is magnifi*. 
cd as 4 man of war overthrowing the enemy : and ver. 1 1 . 
heeis faid to bee glorious inholimffe : and Efay 6. 5^ 
where the Cherubims and Seraphims are magnify- 
ing his glory, they cry out^ Hdy^ holy, holy^ Lord of 
Hop. It is very obftrvable , that Gods holinejfc^ 
is joyncd with this title of his The Lordofffofs-^ furcly 
then hoIineiTe and valour in us are not onely confi- 
dent one with another , but fubfcrvient one to ano* 
ther Jt it is an abominable maxime of Machiavil, that 
Meligion makes men cowards ^ the moft valorous fouldi- 
eis iftpc world have beene the moft eminent in Re- 
IJSl^' , Souldiers ufe to endeavour to be like 
[tGcnerall in any thing, yea, in theirif^a/Ar .• Jlex- 
^/Souldiers accounted it a gracefuU p^fture to 
^ibald their H^ads afide , becaufe Alexander their 


24 Thegloriofu mmt pfGi^d^ 

City by chicfe men in tbe Army , thu the greie 
things in the Army were ione by thafe that are ctl^^ 
led Round'heads f Wc hope our Governours will c*"" 
very day be more and more convinced that their 
ftrength is in thcfe. Ktvd. 17- 14. Hte is the L9r£ 
pfHcfiSyihe Kingcfjiings^ and they thdt tare mth him 
4rr called, if/^^/chofen, And faithfulU^;^ there&te ic 
is hid she Ldmbjhallpvercomc^ : They arc not ftich 
as are called faithFuil , but fuch as are called and 
faithfuU : There was one in our Army whole name 
was J^4/V^^iBf that turned head againftus, buttheie 
that are with the Lamb are called and faithfujU. It \% a 
blefled thing for a Kingdome when their Army 
may be faid to be as it was fatd of that Army, Lukc^ 
3.13.4 heavmlj Hefi.This great Lord of Hofts, whQ 
is the God of Heaven will certainly doe great things 
2, Secondly, Jf God be the Lord of Hofts, if this be 
An honou- One of Gods glorious titles , then the worke of « 
p*o^*^"^7 fouldicr is an honourable imployment* As the 
CO b^''^ edate 0F ma rriage is much honoured in that Chrift is 
«ouJdicr. plcafed to expre(re('the greatmyftery ofthc Gofpcl) 
the bleifed union betweene him and his Church by 
it, which is a great engagement to thofe in fuch a con<- 
dition, that they walke fo as their lives may puc 
in minde of the cxcellencie of Chrifts Communion 
with his Church : So the calling of a Souldier i$ 
' much honoured in this, that God himfelfe will fet 
forth his glory by this t itle. The Lerd pfHefis^^or^ Tht 
Z$rd$f Armies. Pf aim 24.10. The Lord of Hofts u 
the King ^gl0rj:,futc\y fomc beame of this glory muft 
needes mine upon fouldiersthat ferve under him. 
The Remans honoured a Souldiet muck ; Th^latint^ I 

- r 

!■ ■ ■ ■ .III J ■ ■ » ■ ■ - ■ . . » 

TheLordofHofis. 2J | 


- cxpiciTcs afouldier and a Knight by the fame worJ^ 
Miles. The ferving untler this or that Ca^caine, they 
exprelTcd by this phrafe, Uereri fuh hoc vel ilhduc^^. 
H^ncc^milesemerituf^foT an old fouldiicr that was to 
take ^jis cafe. In any ](a wfu)l fcrvice,yoij fervc under, 
The L$rdofH4ifiS'^ but the njorct the £er vice cdaccifts 
his glor/ and the good of his Saints , the more will 
God own it* The very Chronicles or Records of 
the wars of the Church, the Ziord is pleafcd to have 
ftyled, TheBoBkeoftht mrs pfpk^L^dy Numbers zi. 
i4«Tl;ie Name of the Lord i^e^cceedingly much in- 
terefTed in thefe wars. You young ones, who are 
willing to offer and venture yourfclvesin this fer- 
vice, you honour your felves betimes^ yea, God and 
his people doe and will honour you*, God will re- 
member the kindncfle of your youth. You tender- 
hearted mothers, bee not unwilling to give up your 
children, the fruit of your wombes to this fervice, 
but blefie G^od that ever ve bare any in your wombes 
|obeofthatuiie,toftandupfor God andhis people, 
as your children have an (^portuiiity now to doe : 
If (as you heard) when God hifled for the fly and £br 
thebee they came, much.mocc doe you come when 
<;od calis,4nd chat aloud^to ceme and he^ him sgMfifi 

And when you are in the fervice, feeing it is fo Cowardifc 
iionourable,take heed you ftain it not as others have ^^^^^ 
dpjf^e^f whom it may be (aid as it was of the chil* ^Ic. " * 
df en qf Bfbmmj fid. 78. 9* T:ht childn»$f Efhnum 
bcingarmcdtwrn^bdckinthedayefhattd^ Thtj kept not 
the cevendnt of Cod. The covenant of a fouldier is 
the Covenant of God. Henccthe oath that a foul - 
dtti: took when he^ame to his Captain,the Ron^ns 

U called 

■■IMI^ ■ 

xg The ghrkui name pfGcdy 


m im II ■■■Ml 

cftUcd S*cr4memim. A brand of cKflKmotur was upon 
Efbi^aifih ftuigff 1 2 «4« Tee fit^^hivts tf Efh*m. Let 
noc fucha Btiftd be upon *ay o£ytM,ye Fagkives of 
fuch a coittity,<^ fuch acown^your G^crsd the Lord 
of Hofts is wofthyof all you can poffibly do £» him. 
tiHt4ftshtie]h<ii Scim Afncmut, (he wing a friend of 
his thr^e hnadred of his fouldiecs exerctfing their 
Armes nearc the Sea where there was a hightower, 
Tktii^is nevtrs 9fte»f Mtkefiy faid he, bnt if I Hd him 
cUft^f^fhMfiitfeiimtr^MAfrtmfhe t9ftf tteajt Hm-^ 
fttfiMft imt tktfen^bmiiemtl rtMHij 4» it. What, wiil 
not you be ready to (hew more relped to vonr Ge-f 
neral this LtrdvfHP^s^ then any heathen maU do to 
a ff«4ti€4 General ? be witling to ventore your Ihres 
fiar hin ^ this is yoar'glory,fbr be accounts it his. 

If in this cau&yoa flx>uld turn your backcs upon 
your cwemies, ^th what face could you ever after 
ioofc npDft yDtir friends i Tjil^ 69. '6. Letntt^iemt^itt. 
mUK^iMeOUiirditfmfts^ ki^hmedfp^myftic^i 
T^kt this TeiEt wvth you into the Army, tmd pray tor 
Gfsd, o LtNlgimm mt tmn ft hehtevtmy fdjfemthii 
gratt btfmffellmft mdeftMe»^ ihm nomof th§fefh»t 
luutewvktimd^ vUt httwffUjtAfvr^ ttnd/tti^ wayttpr 

I have read of one Aiag* a Tmarkw, chat liad th%s 
devkeco note cowtirds v«iiBtR,he caufied them that 
otn away t&Mi the bsttdt ever afrerto w caie ^ b- 
mats ctodhes ^ Ldo4Mit fay that thete^cmldlie^'hts 
bfind^of tiifiKWicyar, l^ut one lM^dorother^ii% 
ftonid be upon iCuoh 1^ |^My iferBAce 'fodi anhb- 
ftoardsleworkfe/uchwi honourable caufc asthis i$. 
jjA 2 . Thicily,If God bc*&r Lfrd tfH^, hence thdrc is 
no WW t)o t« 4M}daiti^«hbcit f or Gtni and acc<^^ 

i to 



ThclmiefH^s, 17 

mull bee by conmil&on fioni this 
Togoe incQthefiddwuhotichiini; 
to go againft him is ^fpemcf/.jo. 
%h' lardwiUvefaufmrlHmmi, 
lU fay. We aw afraid ive goe not by oh. 
ioCThe LtrdtfBtfs, bccaiife we-goo 
j; Doth Gcxi jjive Commiffioo fpr 
cagsikiftthe ji:i/>{? 

rbcfatiadoftbeiewnxdsiijichecares ^n/nt. 
tancfficacie havcibey! But when 
led and applyed* Ais bufioeile, (he 
■< natbing at aUinthemro noy mM 
s oat againft the Kiogi it is dctenfive 

,, »d our la wfijjl liberties, our cftates, 

wkichwc iaherit as truly as tbe King inherit; any 
ihingfaebath. Itisto<icf<S(i<w»Kdigi«]o,wbichi$ 
our cbicie'iBbeiriiaacc.Tbe law of Nature and Scrip- 
ture tcaoheth us to defend out £ilve$ frocn violeace 

GDdtaatbaotpntinan,and whole Kiggdomioto 
* <WQiiii:£andiciaB then boue crcsiutcs, and jet they 
byanisllinft of nature deicnd thcnfclyes agaioft 
manthat would hurt themaad yet they vwK imde 
Ibcmn^ but jringdene were «cit luadef ar Kings, 
. but JCingsc2tfa£rlmr Kangiioflis. 

And the SciiptttKnactants this, yen know n<vi^ is>in.>3. 
gadicrcil tfoo.jouldieistogether CO defend himfeUe *'' 
tgainft .any njuty Salt intended «idind<«rau(ed 
iKanftlnin. .^d wfaen^tbechiUvenof Sii>f4n>iiaDd 
The ipitit came upon Am^M^ and^heiiud, Ptdtuh 19 
tiu,midfmikiimt*i] klfm , firtiyetd iilftth 
Ea tttt. 

r -^ ^ 

x8 ThegUmmNgmcofGod^ 

II i>< 

thcc. What D4t/ii did in this kind was no other but 
what God helped him in. 

2 • It is not 4gmf^ the King^but/irr the King ; it is 
for the prefervation of true Regall power in the iTiog 
and his poftoritie ^ it is torefcue him out of the hands 
of evil men^who are his greateft cnemits.The Scrip- 
ture bids^ that the mckidJhwUbc tdkenfrom thethrone 
$fthe iT/ngr. Who fliould take them away ^ if he had a 
mind to doe it himfdfe^ he need not fufFcr theai to 
come to his throne^ but when he does fuffer them to 
come there and abkk there, yet they m$fi be taken a^ 
ir^y 5 if a Reprefentative kingdome teith not power 
to take them away^who hath i 

3. That which is done is not done againft the 
power of the King-,His power is that which the Uwes 
of the landinvefts him withall. The Scripture bids 
us bejutjeif to the higher fowers^ Rom. 1 3 . i . It doth not 
bid us to be fub|c& to the mils of thofe who are in 
higheft place. If we be either a^ively or paffi vely 
fmieSi to the Lawes of that country wherein we live, 
we fulfill the very letter of that iSrrip^^r^ that com- 
mands us to he frnjeSf to the highefi fov^ers . Wherefore 
that w^hich is now done, is not againft the iTing 3 
though it be againft the ferfonal command ohhcKing^ 
yet it is not ajgainft the LegaUfower of the King^when 
we fpeak of^ King^ we mean fuch a man invefted ' i 
with a Regal power by the lawes & conftitutioas of ^ 
that country he is the King of. Now if nothing be 
done againft this power that the laws and conftitu- 
tioas of our country iavefh him with,thcn nothing 
can be faid to be done againft the King. People are 
much miftaken who do not diftinguiUi between a 
man in authority and the authority of that man^ A 





rht Urdtf mfts. ^ j^ 


man iti authority may command what authority 
docs not command. 

But may wc go agaiflft the command of the King? ob. 

Irisnot [againft his aiithorative command. Many, 4nf^ -. 
if not moft men miftake in this, they think the autho- 
rative commands of the King chiefly confift in his 
perfonall verbal commands^but the truth is y his au- ^ 
thority is in his commands by his officers Seals , and 
Courts of Juftice^we may appeale from his perfonal 
verball command , to his command in his Courts of 
Juftice J & whatfoever is his command in one Court 
of Jufticc^maybe appealed from to a fuperior Court, 
and To to the higheft^and there we muft reft. 

But the King fayes. That this which is done , is oh. 
done againft Xaw. 

Ifwhcnthemoft inferior Court of Juftice deter- -^>?/* 
mines anything to be Xaw, it is not the /Tings perfo- 
nall diffent ^ and faying it is not Law that difanuls it, 
but the judgement ot fome fuperlorCourt-,theaif the 
higbeft Court in the Land, which is the Parliament, 
fhall judge a thing to be Law , furely the perfonall 
diffent ofthe iring,and faying it is not Law, cannot 

But although the Parliament tels us that what oh. 
they doe is Law,yet they <tee not (hew where that 
Law is-,where (hall we finde it extant.?^ 

We.are to know that our Common* wealth is go- Anfw . ^ 
vemed not oriely b^y Statute -taw, but by the Com- 
mon Law 5 now this Common Law is nothing clfc 
but re&d ratio ^ right rea^n , fe' adjudged by Jddges 
appointed thereunto by £aw, >nd this is various 
according as cafes doe occiir^ fb that although 
fbnk p^fidents^ fome^'geherali maximes of this 

E 3 Law 


JO Theglorkm NMUtfCtd, 

Law be cxtmt, ^ctif acw caies ariCe, cl 
lauin: bee dcccrmmation accordmg tothe 
fuch a new cafe, which dctenniiucioo bj 
atre appointed Judgesisnow Law, altboui 
ho wnerc wrUteo before. And ccttainlj 
now tuch things fain out^u no former time 
prcfidcncsof: As, Thaca JTingftiouldgQe 
Farliaincnt,ro.asoursdoih:ThacaKii^ih . __ 
up Atms,as now he doth ^ with many other things of 
confeauencc, of a high nature, which our'Hou^ of 
I^arl. in their 0cclaracionspubliIh, which our cares 
tingle to hear of^ and our hearts tremble at the mca- 
tion of. Thcfe things were never heard of fincc Mttg' 
imd was a Kiagdom, therefore wc can expe^ no prc- 
^dentsofwhat determinations there cui be in tb^fe 
cafes ^ and fome detcrmioacions of acccfltty we muft 
have,or clfe Wee ihall run to confiiiion. 

The determination thcnofthehighcft Court of 
Jufiiceiatlie Kingdome, wee muft -account Lawia. 
this cafe. ThisisUiewayofdetecnuning Cafes that 
^11 out in the Common law. 

f iri>, the determinatioa muft nor b^ againft any 
Statute Law, and fo is the determination of Pju;lia,- 
, mcntnow,there is no Statute Law againft it. 

Secondly, itjpuft be according to fome gencrall 

Maximes of that Law. Now.this isKmcgrcataaa- 

. ximcofiltSdlutftfulifrfrenhiLex, The&nty-ofijic^ 

pecfple is the fuprcame Law : and according to this 

their determination is. 

Tbirdly> when any ittferidr Jaigcmakes^^iie- 

tcrmination againft ai^ party (hac tfainks hi»^& 

wrongcdjbc makes his AppeaLetothe Kings Booch: 

Ifjttthe Kings BenchthttbcjudgedLawftgoiaftA 

. man 



nuA) which he thinks is not right, then he hath a 
Writ of Appealc nd fnx$?mm Fdrlsammttm^ to the 
next Parliament t, fo that it is apparent by the frame 
of Government in our Kingdom^that the Parliament 
is iupreame Judge of what is jRf ^4r4/i^,Kight rcafon 
in cafes of diificuky and concrovcrfie ^and thi$not 
being againft any former Statute Law, & agreeable 
to the received Maximes of CommonLaw^it is to be 
accounted Law,although we finde not that C^e, ot 
that Determination written in any Book before. 

This is needefvil for the facisfying mens confcien- 
ces,thiit things are carried according to the conftitu- 
tion of the Government of our Kingdom, Scthcre- 
ibre in this we do not (in againft Authotity. If mens 
cofifcienccs be not fatisfied in thefe things^what ftal 
they do^Now therefore becaufe that which is urged 
upon m<^n$ cpnfciences is theauthorky of tfian^tnat 
we muft obey ,we<an never fatisfie our confciences 
untill we know what this autboricy of man is^ «c that 
mfc cannot know but by the Law of the kingdom • Ic 
is heceflfary therefore thatmen imderftand what kind 
of fovcmment they live under, that they may know 
wrcn they offend agattrfl Authority ^and when not ^ 
that they mtynot be deluded , and brought into 
fiiajresiatid things of dangerous confequence, mecrly 
by the name of Authority, 

But yet it may further be (ajd, Orunt the P^dia- oi. 
meht to be the Judge, how can k judge without thie 
Kiiig f^ Pdrtfee Parliament confifts of diree Elbat€6, 
thfc Hotifcof Commons^the Houfcof Lords^iwad^h^ 
ISng :«ow^n tfeatthen befatdtobe the detcwni- 
natSbiirf tbe Parfiament; Which istiot At determi- 
tiatitinof the jriiig 1* 


ught to be fhs wed to their 
anions, in regard of thcit- 

Cings of J-udah ? Many of oh, 
ley ought, and yet we doc 
d,but obeyed. 

y were rcfiftcd,as appears An{. 
tlic cafe of Z)iW(^,gather- 
himfelfe againft Sad. 
\ have killed ^omthm^t 
)uldnotfuffer him. 
2 .when the King of Ifrael 
Prophct,thc Prophet be- 
the people, calls the King 
bade that they ftiould fhuc 
the door againft the meflcnger, and hold him faft at 
the door .The former Tranflation hath it,HatjMe him 
««^6/jf,though fent by the King : Yea the King him- 
fclf was foUowing.yet his meflcngcr comming with 
his command muft he handled roughly. The He- 
brew word is c:Dnfn'7r(i« /haHtpfrcfehim, fo Jrias 
Mentaiittttrinfl3.iesit,epf>rimetu,y0»fhallufe great rigimr 
tohim. It is a vaine conceit inpeople to think that the 
command of the j^fing is enough to bear out an 0{&- 
ccrin illegall and unjuft ads, as if every one were 
bound to obey, if he comes by the command of the 
King : thtrre is no fuch thing : if any man doth any 
thing illegal, although the iiling bids him,he muft an- 
fwcrforitisifitwerehisown ad : therfore it is that ■ 
the Ads of Authority that come from the Kiiig,they 
fomc by Officers, bccaufe the Subjed may have 
fomc to call to account in cafe of injury ,not being fie 
: to moleft the Kings own Pcrfon for every dammage 
.ihcSubjcdfuffcrs. F ' Theft 


^^ 7hegUri$mfkmtc^fGcdy 

bk : And if 4¥e would ^oc4tfbascicMn¥{^te^fr«^i^ 
finde that tenThbcs brake off from iCri&^^Mw^becaiife 
tiC'WOUldtfolUMr che^ounfel of<lHS'5^ui% Cavaliers^ 
'40 mate tbsir yooks ^beavie ^ «o mife i^Ar UftUrfinget 
heavier t ken Jw,fmkirrl^fi$is: yea AHd iSo^^fsiyoSiit 
"V^s of himyvmt^v/tsdone. 

But fbrther;cbts is tio certain rule > that |u(twfatft 
pow'er the Kii^sof ^^M^ii&liad^ xhat and nu inoo& 
^loukl. all -^Ckigs have-. If: inibtisethin^ttbey may 
have a(K>re>then!iC cannot fi^ow>be&aufetfa2^ (hui 
itbfeor tbat iKmer^herdForc^Ujrings muft bave the 
-&(ifc» If chek examples be the :rule f or ^dlocoigs 
IpOwer^ then their eKamples muft ais.iweU :be4»> Ihnit 
«He power of firings, a^ enlarge it : >btit*iirings\woiiiid 
;xhilik it mucbiabe iimited^y their power^thecei&ffit 
't^Ky^Muftnotwge^be^odai^cinent fcotntfaeir:^^ 
-wei! too hard> 

I will inftance in one thinig , wherein the idngs 
-^f£)^^ii^^vvould«o(^villinglybe hy'thek 

teiBimplcjntfraiely^Tli&con^ning'of thcf^ fiiccefiSda 
totits heire^Riitk^ iThe4daaghce%s»£tin:^2riiigsof §Av^^ 
'^dikd^ ttooinhetit^^iHefy theimles;^ -bflc^the daii^-* 
teifs ot our >iirings<to»I£ this <!^^^^ 
/in (bme coumnayes oicely tht Mate i^^hcrits, asiti 
jyFJ^^^e^inMDtbePs^ the fcinaky tilMiwife^sin Bi^ii^ 
vwhyiin^^foore Ommonsitbe'Kfiig is^k^iN^^^^^^^ 
aM>MMrj[r and < others V'^ och^rsit is^hereditai^y , ^as 
•t^biasr ♦^hc'Anfwerwilll*e gnr«i. This is ffiwa 
^the divcrfity of the Z^ws^of ifingdotns. So tbcmt 
ioMowsnot^ becjurfcfome ieTingsiia^ripturewefe 
Hhustanid titai$^thereiore ail ictegswofl iieedfl be fo ; 
4Mt acc^^ni^ lothe disfvrfiiy^^ thcXaws^FflTifig- j 

'«ioiits^ J 

«hBC«a!nti»ywSer»,tle;*s.iEiag. OvU Govcinonent ■'» 
«left6Qtti«wif(i9^aeaniJju(|iiii;e<«£wery Copiary, e„J 
ittthe coaftUiition of ics Tl»cy nwy ctirfer pc^wcr ">«, 
t^(»i«w«llM3giftrat£sby,ftvf_r»l|lp9rti9iK,^sfl)4 '^, 
tteme8i{att)ic£oodofth|c Cowtrcy. Thai i;hste "Sa 
SmMhad/'iGQvctimmi^ G<9dlj«b,apfP)ait<}i 'J^' 
BiiIth»t.it_fliq«Ul>c:,thasorthi|S, jlUnpM, or<)ivi. /i/i 
4cdiMQnai)yitbiicisl<ftti9khiiiii3n<)pni<^iiic«,goiDg ?"^^' 
according tftiales of Jhlfliw, fwt^cpuWiqM'good. J,J 
I£th«liiM$<l£Civile(0l«i«Qcnt«er°of pivioc is- usr* 
IHtutioo, it»nftl»«alitbe femeinovetyconiplaijt "'"'• 
Btm-Bcclfifittftiail Governnientjbctca^ ill is fpiriti^ 
«U,aa<ih»b a. fpiritinlUfiicacie in it,muA therefore 
oniecejSiiy be oM>iviDe m&iwuon^S^ fo the fanae in 
aUplac»in the world wWe Chnrchn are coplcn. 

Biitwtaatfli^weefaytothecxaiBpleofcheChri- ^^ 
fliaiisinthePrimi(ivctim.c9, whp{t]0ered.ro ntuch 
mosg umfcr Ty»ms,iwl wouWncvM refift i 

The Civil Govemiaaeni wider which they lived j^fff^ 
wis&<:h,asit gave power to tiKtie Emptiors to doe 
iiich tfaiogsas they did ; the laws of thofc Cowries 
being agaiaft them,theye9a)d not help thenvfelves, 
kiticisiiatf«wichiisc fbe LawsefwrCoKatr^ 
«e br u%>a4 wttoknptluaglMitte luiittiaip th)^ 
F » libtt- 

3 6 ThegUmiis Name of God ^ 

liberties we have by Law 5 Wc have iegall waycs ti 
help our fcIvcSjWhich they had not. 

oh. But above all Objedioos this (licks moft with us^ 

Djth not the Scripture ftraitly charge us not to 
touch Gods Anointed^ 

'j^fif^ Firft, This doth nothing coiicerne this raifing of 
Armcs^for it is for defence of our felves, not offence 
againft Gods Anointed. 

But further,that I may fatisfie fully J wil fay three 
things to this Objedion : Firft, we will examine the 
Scripture out ofwhi^h this Objefiion is raifed, and 
fee whether there be any fuch fenfe in it as is ordina* 
rily taken for granted: Secondly^ I (hallifbew that 
. Anointing is not proper to Kings ^ but belongs to p* 
thcrs as well as Kings : Thirdly, I will ftie w the dif- 
ference bctweene that anointing that Kings had in 
time of the LAvo^tova that they have nm. 

For the fitft,This Scripture is i Chron. 26.2 2 . and 
Pjal. 105 . 1 5 . it is the fame in both places, i . They 
both fpeak of times before ever there had been any 
Kings of IfracL 2 • The Anointing here is apparently 
meant of the people of God, of the Church, of the 
Saints-, God gives here a charge, that none, no Hot 
wrings (hould touch them to doc them any hurt. It is 
. not here meant that people (hould nOt touch JSTings 
that are anointed, but that jRTings (hould not touch 
people that are GodsAnointed.The Church of God 
being ftfparated from the world to God, bemg con- 
fecrated toGod,Gods fan€kified ones are here called 
Gods anointed: and that it is meant of people,it is plain 
it you confider this Script ure/rom the 1 2 . wrXo this 
1 5. Iff r. ivhtn they mrebMfcvo in nunnery and ftrangtrs 
in thi Land, rohen^they mnt from one NMion to another. 


therftfple, hefuffered at t$ant0 
•f roved Kings ftr their jtkts, Jay. 
ipted: To whom did he fay it i 
igs : Whom Ihould they not 
iftt were few in number, that. 
ey to anothcrj them for whofc 
>vcd,hc faid thuttheje anointed 
ichcd .-though the Kings. and 
uught them to be but ordinary- 
mti them his anotnted ants, and 
ched-, butif JiTings (hall meddle 
n any huit,hc will reprove the 
ly {ec how God reproved tbac 
or their fakes, ^er. 50.17. Thtt. 
jxevHcaaane^r Kotn oroken tbetr bones j obiervc the cx- 
preflton, Jois Nebuchadite^ : he makes but a [thisJi 
mi Nehnchadne'^r a great Jfing, when he comes to re-. 
|)rove him for the fake of his anointed ones:and mark 
further how the reproofs is, when their inheritance 
isbuttouched, ^w.12.17. Thm faith the Lord dgAinji 
oH the eviU ntighbtitrs that touch the inheritance ^^c. pe- 
beldlmll fUek them out ef the Laad-jK they do bat 
touch my peoples inheritance, I will pluck them oiil 
of the Land.Aad JJfi.10.j7.all this care of God over 
his people is laid upon their anointment, 7hebitrden 
P}ai be taken ejf their fhoulder, and the joake front thiir 
ntch , dad the yoake jhall be defiroyed becaafe of the ji- 
vointing. I foppofc now every one that lookcs into 
this Scripture, Touch not mine anointed, will fee that 
it hath been grofly abufed, and made to Fpeak ra- 
ther the conceits of men then the meaningof the 
But for fiithcr rittis&Aion,confider, it is not pccu- 
F 3 lia 

wuLwuiiubu waayiiiuiui> *vuuuliici>. . 

Ci. BnwhaejftlicjciiigitonilKgotfajiCaBtiicS^the 
right come in that wa]i^ Thofe 


rpbisnnybc .wken/£:ings aicxle&ive> but -whflC O^. 
<vrill'yDuiayi£Dncerning sii£ings:tbat arc heredica^y .t 

iKir^tlminhent,inhcritno'niQrc thenthctf fa- Jiif, 
Miietsmd, anditbeir Writers na more then chofcbe- 
^rethcm^ tii itliat yaa muft; c£unc;at .length j:o the 
4oetyK]ctlte:firftwho- hod this j?ii]^ly.f>ower;inveflett 
-iq»]n:hini.;:atKi:by whom was he inv^ftcd with tbi^ 
:4Hnby%hr.peo[^r xndwhat fubje6tedthc£onfc** 
3ences33ifpeflnph:Ltoacktu>wlcdgcth4Hiafi. or this &• 
ani^jmoreiTTcmuiDther raan,or.^aotber! family,hue 
-only tbeJ^;ixcmcnt.thatrpaf&db«£VKenthts .peapicy 
- and fucha^mait or femily ' f 

Bairtheecisycc one Ob jeftion more oat of Scrip- cK 
'■^UK ', Wcreade that Vavhis heart rmotc hiip, but for 
Mcnttin^ oftthe tap of &tu/j^anitent^becau(e SmI-vus 
•Gods Anointed. 

Thcxonfequencethac follows from h«t)ce is cIccf- 
"^ly thisyThac na priratc mtn in his ow» oau(e> (for to- 
«fras 'D4vidtheu) by his ownpower may icizc upoa 
'this-perr0nota>s:»g inianoffenfivc way^ cfpcfiiaHy 
'ikch'^jriing which hid his-caUiffiniedtacly. from' hea- 
!vm:^hat fiitthcrconfequcocc thatcoflCcrDsour.bu<- 
%ios id Inpd^ecany; flaowi£ra«i.du&^cth2tcair. 


cb, But is not this a Popifli tenet, that in cafe of R< 

gion Subjedts may rife up againft their Xing ? 
Anf. Papifts hold and pra^ice againft this,and for tt 
andbcycmd thisj as they fee they may fcrve it 
own turns:in their pra^ifcscfpecially of late tl 
have laboured to infufe into people , yea, andii 
Princes an opinion of their abfoluce power, as con- 
ceiving it for the prefcnt moft conducing to their 
eiids,who have preached up that all is the Jifings, that 
his wil is ourLaWjthat whatfocver he comands rauft 
be obeyed, either by doing or fuffering.Prelatesand 
prelatical men have infuf^ this do&rine,fo that to 
queftion this was dangerous enough , yea not to bee 
zealous in it was enough to have the brand of aa 
1^ 'Antimonarchical Puritan. Andthereafonwhy the 
Popifh party labours fo much to cry up abfolute and 
arbitrary Government in JCings,is,bccaufc their be- 
ing but few, they hope to gain fome of them at Icaft 
to them, and thcnthis abfolutc power ihall be made 
ufc offer the extirpation of the truth, and upholdine 
Popery: In gaining one A'ing they gamcalmoft 
whole Jfingdome, if this JiTing may rule by his al 
lute power J ifontehebca Papift, then this at 
lute power is chc Popes abfolute power, it is 
Prelates abfolute power,for if he ufcth it not as i 
pleafe, they can excommunicate him, they can 
theirSubjcfts from theii; allegiance : yea, being 
themexcommuaicatcd. Markc what follows, 
can.nx- ' oneof the Canons of Pope Wr^-*»j, We take them 
"""'l""'' in ofiyveifeto hem.m jltfers, who in a certainehm 
cxzAbyY.'^dt towards the Catbolique Church their mother^ 
y*w« in fj^^pea to kill an excemmunicased perfea. This t 
to' Pftw'. teach andprafticc, if they doc not gaine then 


TheLordofHofis. ajl 

^_____ *4 ^ 

p»»— — ■ r i' I t , * ■ ,, • I I ■ ■■ I II ■^■^— ^.— 

full Papifts, yet if they can by popifb matches, OX 
by any popilh party . in the jKTingdoaigaia thera to be 
inclinable any way to themyor Kxnmt in the profielfi- 
On of thcrruth^they getigreat advantage bychis ab«- 
£oliit( power of die i^'ing ^ the Prclats have upheld 
cheictyrannicall power by infufiag this principle of 
the abfoiutc power of jTings into their cares aad the 
catesofthcLpeopkjbutif thePapiftfees he faathiM 
bepe CQ gaioe the/ring, or ad vatitage by him^then ht^ 
turnes his tenets another way^n'd lay cs that for the 
promoting of the Catholiquc cauTe , yea ^ although 
Xing& do governe by thejLaws oi their iiriAgdom,yet 
bfc^tife tocy ate agiiuft the Gacbolique Rttigiot<> 
Sabje^iimay rife up againft their Kingand kill him; 
This dodrine of theirs we abhor, wee fay, that if 
power be given CO JTings byXaw^yca, or to other 
ft^ifirites, though it be againft Religion, we have 
DO faelpt but fuflcrii^ or ilying until we ^aii be helped 
by a legall Way) but if wnen wehaveXaws for our 
Religion and liberty ,the^ King out of his own will,or 
icduced bv ochers,ilmll in an illegal way (eeke to dc* 
ipcive us ofchem,now we may defend our felves^ttdl 
intfais we refift not the Kii^y authority, but the Wil 

Afidyetfurther^itbepoffibleihat we maygive 
fatisfaAiOftiathisthii^,ithemiftake wbereot is (o^ 
exceeding daneerous> confider , if the taking up^ 
Aims to defend ReHgioii and Ubenies that wt nave 
byXawbetreafoBor rebellion, then all the refar- 
medChurches mre ttaytors and RebielssHave^tioe the^ 
idBcirmed Churches in nMmd^ frmU \ in G^mMf 
4€Ae this ^ Did hot QuecAci/ir:^ 
-kndfiis taking cq^ Acmes to defend thek Religira 
\ I G and 


TheLordofH^fis. 4j 

- • sft 

uf Armes.His words in anfwcr to Perron arc ihcfc ? / 
Jartfrjomifeio mjfdfeihat mj mgfi homureJi br^thtr the 
King of France wiH oeare in mind the great andfaithfull 
fp[Pk^€ rfihpfe who in matter of Rtligion dijfent from Hit 
^4^f^f^ojtheoneljmentha have f referred ardfaved 
th€<:nwnfor theKing hkFather^ofnooPgUriom memorp 
Jamferf^adedmj brother of France mSbeleevey that hit 
tiegefeopU Pretended hy the Lord Cardinal! to he bereticks^ 
are m^alffo bad as my ^oman CatholikjtfttbjeSfSy who by 
feoratffaSficts undermine my life^ ferve aforraigm Spve* 
raigne^4^boundibytheMaximos4nd rules ptmfbed and 
maintdmdin^favour of the Fofe^ before this fuBand fa-^ 
mo/ssaffemblyoftheBfiates of Paris) to hold me for no 
lawful Kingiare by his Lordfhip thert taught MdinfiruH* . 
td^thai Pzuls commandment concerning jubj(0ion to the 
higher fowerSfddverfe to their profejjed Jteligi^n, isonely 
A froviponaUfrtceft^ framed to the times, and watching 
foropforiumtytojhakeoffthepke. Surely then it isim- 
foflible but that His Majcfties heart muft needs con- 
fide in us, (although feeking to maintain oar lawful! 
liberties) rather then in any Papifts whatfoever. Yea 
yet further, hcarc what if. ^l^^wfr/ his thoughts were 
of the Protcftants in France^ towards the latter end 
of his former Anfwer to Cardinall P^rr^;^ he hath 
thefe words, Duringtheminoritjof K. Francis f^^/e- 
condythe Prsiteftants oT France were only a refuge ^fuccour 
to the Princes ofbhttd, when they were i eft from the. Kings 
frefence •, and by the over-fowring power of their enemies, 
were no betfer then plain driven and chafed from the Court. 
Jmeanethe Grandfather of the Kingmwraigmng^andthe 
Grandfather ofthe Prince ofCondcywhen they had noplace 
of fife retreat befides in the whole Kingdomt^. In regard 
of which worthy ^ and honourable fervice , it may feeme 

62 the 


tke Frtncb King h 
frirKcij Ark •fhu^ 
oncly for defend 
wayf Cod forbid 
rthelUemrmfid in 
tht P0f€./mdthejn 
And ac this d 
bctwccnc three 

- nions, he maiata _, ^ ^, .. 

mandccs being ProicAants , as contidkig efpecially 
\r Proteftants for their fidclhyiand certainly fomiy 
our King doc, he ftiould finde none more faithfull to- 
him, Mid ready to venture their cftatcs and lives in 
defence of him and h^LcgaU power,ehcnthe Parli- 
amcnt^and thofe who adhere to them , and this no 
queftion even thofe about His Majcfty doe* belecve 
inthcirbcarts,whatfoeverthcy fay',they ocherwifii 
would never venture to put His Majefty upon fuch ' 
wayes as might exafperatcthem (o as they doe. Was 
it ever knowne whenParltantents have been Papifts^ 
and the Kingdonic Papifts, that <tver any dared ven- 
ture to put Kings upon fuch things as might provolcc 
fijch a Parliament, and the pcoplethat then would 
adhere to them ^ Certainly other manner of effc^ 
yrould have followed the provocation of thcnj at 
feeh times. Why was it that the Laws againf! ?*fiPs 
have been fo remiffely followed^nd not onely Law, 


iivc becnc To hotly puN 
aidof pdpiAsthac they 
but for FurttMs, they 
lot Air, they wot^d doc 
before they ntight doc 
icy hcedcdnot ftart ex- 
asperating them , they were taught obedience to 
Governors out of conference, and lb they had them 
fiirecnoughjbutthe princqirles ofthe ocbers would 
not bear coo hard uragr,thercforechey mu(l be ntore 
fairely dealt withall. lam confident, if wee could' 
have fccne into many of their bofomes, wcftiOUld 
have found thcTe reafbrungs in them > It i& tfub,' 
puritans have bcenetaoght obedience to Authority' 
outofconfcieacCjandhowfocver Princes m^aybee 
ciafpcratcd againft FmranicaE Frtdchtrs , as they . / 
^Uhem,yeciheyarcas much Beholding to tbem 
»t03ny;pcoplc in their Kiogdomes for bringing 
people out of confcience to obqy Authority ^whereas 
others obey only upon ne(;cffitjes,& fo fcrve Princes 
, asthcymayfcrve thcmfclvesby EheBT,buein theti' 
tcachingobedience to Authority they never tagghc 
.(^edicnccoutof confcience to any mens bare wils. 
How far obedience is due I have fhewnc before. ' 

Whefcforc although honeft men are ftill bitterly 
inveighed againft byihciani*eofBf»»»?/?j iaiid 5r* 
fitirfw, and tmjts feldome or never mentioned, yet ' 
wc cannot thinkc but chey in their coftfcie nces ar< 
pcrfwadcdthattheyare fiocthc dangerous men for 
refiflir^ authority. How is it poffiblc for any mart . - 
to ttuake th% a JrAvm/ ^ whoonely differs from ui 
in maftner ofChijrch aifcipline,buf agrees with trs in 
I>o€trJneani±CrviIGovernnwnt,yctthathcm:tyftOt . 

G 3 be _, 

The glorious NamtofC^d^ 


be fufFcred to live in a Kingdom, when a Psfifi may 
be embraced in a Bofome ^ Surely the confciences 
of the mcaneft are as dear to tbcm as the confciences 
of the greatcft* . ;. j 

ol. Bu| it is laid that a great part of che Areyx^f the 
Parliaments are AmdfAftiJts. 

jMf. There is no great fcare they can do much hurt, if 
there be /p.Pufifis to oppofe one Anddptifi-^^vx fare-' 
ly it is an unhappymiftake to fay that there is any QHt 
Anatoftijl in the Army, but a mi(lake> like many o- 
thers. For it is one of the tenets that wif;ir4^4pf//?j ftif- 
ly maintain^ that it is unlawfuU to take up Armes up- 
on any occaiion : and therefore they are never found 
to ^eare fword , nor in their Ships to carry CaHons 
for their own defence* 

^L But doth not the King profeffe that he will main- 

tain the Proceftant Religion, and governe onely 
by the Laws? What need we trouble our felves then 
any farther i 

A»f. The Anfwerto thp Kings ProfeifionsandProte- 
fta^ions the Parliament hath already given ^ it is far 
more (it for them to anfwer, then that any particular 
fliould : Onely this thing let me fay, I put it to every 
mans confcience to judge, whether he can think that 
it is more likely for the ^ing with thofe Cayaliers 
that are now about hioi, and the aid of Papiftsxom* 
ming in» and called in unto him, to maintainthe Pro^ 
teftant Religion,and Government by the Laws, then 
the iPingjtogethcr with his Pari . to maintaine the Pro- 
tcftant Rcli|ion,and governe by the iaws.Sujdy- wc 
muft unrcafon our felves before we can think fov ^ 
Q^^ But yet further, perhaps fome may fay, We doc 
not take that which is done to be done by both 




id 11 

.3^ There arc not fo many, gone as arepretcn({c 
if chcy were chc greater pait chat dilUked the otht 
.procordiflgs, chcy might come and out- vote chei 
and carry what they would agaioft thcm> 

^-Whce I heafe p/fuch and i^ch mca goi 
fi:pm the Parliament,, who o^ghc to flay, it puts i 
in mind of what 1 have read oiMMds Sylviut^hcfc 
fae was Pope himielfe^ie was of chat judgement ti 
agenerallCounfeL ^asabovethc Pope,, and ioi 
yet wondting why fomany ibrlbokthe Counrel,a 
.would ^leavc to the Pope, he gave this reafon,. T 
Pope had Bifliapricl's,andDeanacics,andPrcbcnc 
iies,& fat Benefices to bcftow, but chtCoijnfdlfe 
ItOirHcb things; They ftw whicli way pcefcrme 
Wcnc,and which way it was like to goe; They ha: 
fOtteovOffices and great placcs<orpre£ernunc h 
ftowed by the Parliament , ■■;■ 

J . 4t, Suppofenwcewcrc gone dicn yet aic» «et il 
Kingdomchatha Parliament ia being:,, untillbb 
fidufcs have agreed CO diJTolve it} and.ii fo,..tli 
ciAcr.thofccbaiarcrgpne, fic.the&jt^tcemain^ 
riK I>arli»ieiii„^lp6iwhoi|i'ego^" "■'""■"" ^Jb 
kogeittathcmielv^iuaai'iiwie&l^i vj 

BMibntfaMihefieiiKTiecetoab ly)i 

.■.-;-:--■■ - ■ wi 


he Members 
her Houfcs, 
Vlembers a- 
pendince of 

odythacdc* 5. 

ar members 

c uHwarran- 

ers to joync 


ioBSjOrders , 

iTarics coart 

who is the 

lawi Now 

al^ughchere beOrdinaiKCS from the higheftCourt 

of Judicature in a Kingdom, thefc men forget what 

ar^imcnts they were wont to ufc to poorcCountry 

men in their Courts to be obedient toAuthority,ana 

and what are you wifer then the Governoars of'che 


their Governour^ now. 

If any fliall fay^hp^foevcrthi^c who yccld not to 
Ofdinanccs (rf Pari.ctnnot be accounted Schtfma- 
<■ tiqdeSgbecatife thw isa rending from the Ghurch, 

TheHoufcci^rl.mayasirulyhaveehcdenomi- Jtif" ■■■^_ 
natidiojofthc Church as tbcftdats, their Chancel- ^- 

,. lorSjCommiflaries &Officiats^wn they not acluiow- 
fjedge the Houtc<)f Pari, tohaveasmuch power to 
'-govern the Charch as they have? furelythey dart 
nISt fpeafc out, Yea, thcHoofesbfPjrl. are as tttity 
GodbClergiCji^though there be never aPrcJatthere, 
ast;bc]^^psorMinJftersare} itisaprondarroga- 
L. ":> H tion 

uc» I.U fcuvic duuve tiKuip men mn lu luivc mcu wus 


them J chey would f ainc 
in /"Wfffejthat theGentry 
cy and Couniers, and al! 
iams, bcc under them as 
; bondage under theGcn- 
rc Cavallicrs. 
the world, where couB- 
ic yeomandry, yea, and 
1 under them , doe live in 
IS they doe in Ettgland, in 
vesin comparifon, their 
icy arc not worth the en- 
iiencc at all into the go- 
nothing to doe in the ma- 
conf^tingtothem, but 
hers, according to their 
'cry Free-holder hath an 
nd confcnting every Law 
i ownc with as true a title 
vhatfoeveris his. This 
»ud Gentry are vexed at, 
rife fo againfl thofe that 
igainft their Ordinances. 
:o difceme this more then 
e io wife as co hold their 
icy have, 

any man is of before he 
uld be no prejudice to his 
/cftcdwithic. If a Prince 
Lcane condition, as many . 
obeyed as a Prince, not- 
, ^gathcUsj and' others f 
in high qffcnce,yca Trea- 
i % fon 

ThegUrhm I 

ion for any to refufe ob 
ground, that when he : 
perhaps neither he nor 1 
ableft that might have I 
in the choice being mad 
inthis,aIcboi^h the deg 
fupremc man in authori 
the fupremc Court of J 

3. Yet furihcr,thc h( 
Houfe of Commons co 
perfonally fome of then 
ty,yet they arcieprefeni 
tieSjCitiesj whereas the 
not thus rcprefentative 3 

fclf,and for the good of the Kingdom ,becaufc in re- 
gard of his eftate and honour th«t he is born co, hec 
hath a deeper ftiare then other men in tb^cgoodof 

4. Sochis the conftitiwion of the Government of 
this ii:ingdom,that the Commons of the iand choo- 
iinglbmany to reprefcnt them, have that power 
that they may fo moderate theGovernmcat by No- 
bility & Monarchicjthat neither of them may grow 
into a Tyratuiie, but govern by Statute Law made 
by the three Eflates and the Common Law, judged 
by Courts of ludlcttiffc that Law hath enabled 
thereunto.Andthispowcr,fceingthcy haveitby the 
conftitution of the Government of this kingdome,& 
that futablc to the very law of Nature^bothHis Ma- 
jcfly and the Nobles do belccvc/o far as the Law of 
God and Naturewlll give leave, they will maintain 
with all their might' 

. But 

s or CoramoBS have ? ok 
ycolded cothem,almoll 
?hy doc they now ftand 

:h a^l humble thankful- Anj. ■'* 
for what he hath donci 
I iTingdoHi, Aircly is for 
and if it be fa worthy 
liB royall affe/it to thoic 

_. p - 'orhis Majefty andthe 

idngdome^thcnfuroly th^A^of Cotpi»CKis & Lords 
[ mufthave their due praifis in preparing fuch good 

' ^ things firfl-, in voting them and prefcnting them to 
|)r '*■ his Majefty,for his Royall affcnt to them. 
I Sut then you fay. What would they have more ? oh» ■ 

what doe th«y ftand for more i 
■ Thcydefirethat,and(landforthatnow, withouE^;*/»'. 

which all is done is nothing, all that theyfluU doe 

will be nothing,yea,theythemre!v^s wU be nothing: 

No marvail therefore , although they and the Ktng- 

domewiththem ftand forthat. 

But what is that ^ ob, 

[ Itisthatthcdcfenceofthe jring, xingdome^and Anf. 

Parliainetit^rAtn thcdanger of the plots 6c attempts 
I of Papifts, and all Malignants, may be put into the 

bandsoftbofe that they may confide in. To wh<u 
L pHFpol^ arc good Lawsmade i To what purpofe \f 

• »?arl.fittittg,if Papifts,Prclats,Popiftiand prclaticai 

' nacn, Athcifts, Diuinquents fo infinitely difcOTtenr, 

I whom we had caufc enough to it^ i\m they woul4 

[■ en^e^fMirto^tpowertnatch^y might di^nulall^ 

andaccording tochofc f«ar« wee fee what is come to 
[ paflc i \i wee jnay not have x\imMilki4 of the King- 

' ' H 3 dom. 


fjirchlng^bucwhenltcllhimofgrcat danger bythc 
way,many lye in wait to furprifc me and my money, 
and I require of him to joyne with me to aiford me 
fuch aid as Imay goe fafcly,tor go I muft, if he rcfii- 
feth,and will onely confent to fuch aid as I not wtth- 
outgoodgroundshavccaufetofufpcd tobeas'dan* 
gerous even as thofc that lie in wait for me, yea, it 
may be I can prove that even fome principal ones of 
thofc he would have for my aid & Ufcty, are confc- 
deratcandofthefamecompany withthofe that lye 
in wait for me. Now I demand what advantage is it 
to me that the debt is paid rae,fuppoiing I muft go & 
have no other way to help my fclf but that which he 
denies to me^is it not all one to me as if he had refii-; 
. fed to pay the debt? Doe you think that good 
words would be enough to you in fuch a cafe, if hcc 
fliould fay,Ile warrant you,you may be iafe, when I 
know certainly thcfc men are of the company with 
thofc who lie in wait for me,& I have other men by, 
whom I know will befaithfuU, and can be no preju- 
dice to the other party, and I defirc him that hee 
would fufferthofcto goe along with me for my fafe* 
ty,and he refufethit 1 
ob. Buthowfoevcr wercit not better toharkentojK*:*, 
if polfibly there may be waycs of Accommodation j* 
>f »/*. Peace is indeed a voft lovely and dcfirablc thing ; 

i 5? 

peace, Gpd him- 
vould be more ac- 
re Ihould jn all out 
waies Ihew our Iclves the children of peace.Wc could 
make large orations in commendaticMi of peace, as 
well as others 5 yea in the raidft of all the clattcrings 
of our Arms^and founds of war-like inftrumcnts, yet 
peace is in oureyes and hearts : As faithful! Miniftcrs 
in all the terrible threats they denounce ia the name 
of God againft impenitent finncrs, fceke the true 
peace of their fouls : fo the true fouldicr who is faith- 
Full to God and his Counircy, although he hath the 
fword in one hand , and fire in the other, yet it is with 

For a full Anfwcr to this ObjeaionJ flial firft an- 
fwcr mcerly as a Divine out of the Scripture, and 
then wc may confidcr what may be faid in true wif- 
dome of Politie. 

, Forthefirft. The Scripture tcis us, 5p4»;M 3. 17, 
The mfd«me that ii from above , ufrjifure, thett ftaceit-' 
kie-j. Such an expreflGon, did it not come from an 
Apoftle, would be fcorned by many profane Athei- 
fiicall fpirits amoogftus^ yea they would accufc 
^ames himfelfe,if they darcd,for a Puritan, for fpca- 
. king thus. The Scripture frequently joynes Peaces iGyjs..^. 
and truth, feace and minejfe, ftace and rightetitfriffe^, Heb.iz. 
^iffandf we together: We muft be furc fo to fccfc R^.14. 
peace,as we muft feek the God of pjacc, the Gofpel |7- 
of peace: That were a fcarfuU peace that fliould T"^-^" 
miakewarbetweentheGodofpcaceandus, orde- 
privc usof the Gofpel of peace. Let us not dif-joyn 
or difordcr the Angels Doxologtej clsrj be teCoden 

5tf TktgUrit 

^Zht*^6 on wtb^fitdffiU 
citrthjiis glory may be to G 
will^he *»^^ of thij out C 

\r«],(hat God ^ould have 
Oh chai (his Angelical dift 
might plwfe U3 all 1 The tri 
ihofcwhichare thought enemies to it, priy ahun^ 
dred (Itnea tnore to the God of peacc,tor peacejitltttt 
Shoffl who plead To much for it. Peace is to be pur- . 
f;hftfed at any rate, but with the lolTe of Truth ^ if 
thi$bechepi'iceofit,wcbuyiitoodcare.Wcufe to 
(iy»We MAy bwf g»ld tot dcart ; Ic would be a hard bar- 
gaineif [he glory ot God, if the liberty of his Ordi* 
nanceSjthat now wc have an Of^tmunicy to enjoy, if 
the md^l religious party in the i^ingdome (hould be 
now facriiiced ibr a fuppofed pe3ce,which upon fuch 
terms certainly will not hold tong:This would make 
God our enemie^not only bccaufc his gIory,truth, & 
Saints are dear unto him, bui bccaufc thole who arc 
'raoft religious, have Auckmoft cotheParltaneiiC; 
theyhave ventured their cilaics,thclr lives,their cbiI-< 
drcn,their fervants for the fafety ot JTlng, JiTingdooK 
and Pari. Never was Pari, fo engaged to any ^arty in 
Mi^l4nJ,tfi they are engaged cothSe now:Taerenre j 

it were the moft horrible injuftice that ever was ta *| 

the worM^if the Parl.lhould leave thcm,yea fachfice 
them to their adverfaries, only to provide for a 6dfc^ 
un(;ertain, diflioaourable peace tor themfelvcs and 
others. It cannot be imagined that fuch a thot^bc 
could enter iiKo them J God would nevecfu£Ecrmch 
iojufticc as this to paflethif world,', witfaow the ex* 
pKffioiuofhishtghrindigttatiofiaipunftit. - 



they fee in all probability may follow upon giving' 
the avcrfary that advantage hcdcfircs* though the 
ftandcrs by fee not the cunning of it. 

a. Great care muft be had in the propofitions of,& 
conditions about peace. We rcade i Sdm. 1 1 .z .when 
die men of^ai'ejhGiUad would make a covenant v?ich 
3tf^i/%jhe told thethat upon this condition hewould 
make a covenant with them^ thdt he might thrufi o»t aS 
their right ejes^ndUjitfor a re^roAsh uyondlllfrael, 

3. You muft be (ure you make fuch apeaceas you 
may confide in it,fo as you may not be afterwards at 
thcmcrcie ofyouradvcrfaries, whether they will 
Keep the conditions yea or no : you muft take hccdc 
of difinabling yourfelvcs, to maintain what your 
conditions of agreement bind to , efpecially if you 
-have to dealewith PapiftSjwhofe principle is,that no , 
faith is to be kept with Heretiques, and for the Ca- 
•tholiquccauTc leagues may be brokci if your peace 
■ '' X hinder 

5 8 ThegUrtom Name ofGod^ 

hinder your Arcngth to maintain \ 
fccuriry 'can you have in your peace 

4. As things now ftand great ca 
taken that the hearts of people w 
themfelvcs forward, venturing t 
-faaufting their eftates,may not be di; 
Parliamennts ever nccde the people -g-„.,^..v^ ..v» v. 
finde them appcare for them, flicktothem-, andca- 
fcs may fall out that there may be neede of the pccn 
pics Handing by them hereafter as well as now, or 
elfc their priviledges may foonc vanifh, and their 
power be ovec-powred , and fo come to nothing. 
Wee know bow foon auihorkyis contcmned,wherc 
power is not joyned with authority, 
' oh, But do not our adverfaries grow ftronger then wc? 

if fOjit b in vain tor us to oppofc. 
Anf. It is impoifible to conceive they fliould, except 
the Kingdomc be fo bcfotted,as never yet any King- 
donw was uponthefaccofthc earth. For 

I, How canmcn of undcrftanding, who have e- 
ftates in the Kingdome, and have poftcritie to live 
here, imagine that the Kingdome ftiould be better 
governed by the King, withthofe Cavalliers about 
him^then by the King with his Parliament t 

3. Ifthe Parliament (bould now be ovcr-powred 
and (poiled bccaufc they have gone according to 
their conferences for the good of the Kingdom,muft 
not all Parliaments hereafter lye at mercic f 

3. Ifthcfcmenprcvaile, is there not danger left 
things ihould be carried as they pleafc ? if thcygct 
power into their hands,who knows but tliat they wil 
prcfume to give Laws to us,that things (hal be done 
according to their minds rather then the Kings? doth 


urcngm m (neinnaetatigaDie laoours nigoc ana aay, 
waftingthcir eftates, and hazarding chcic lives for 
them J wherefore it cannot be imagined that the ad- 
vcrfaries fliQuld ever gather more Areogth then we. 
. 3. Suppofc they could be more in number ;ycc 
confidcring how vile and wicked, what notori- 
ous blafphemers and curfers they are, they are not 
much to be feared. flutMrth reports of one CjReat, piutwcb 
difcourfing of the opinions of the Epicuriansj that '^^ ^ ''*= 
they thought the gods tookc no care of, had no ° ^^""^ 
regard of mens doings^and that the onely happincffe 
was to live in pleafure, torfo the gods themfelv?s 
did ; Fahritfut hearing this,cryed aloud, and faid , Tfn 

I 2 ^O^i 

^, ftJll diftupbance itt thcJiringdom,and mens cftates are 
confumcd in the extreme charge of thefc Wars, and 
what fiuU wc think will become of things at laft f 
It is true,whcri^ a bone is otrt of joynt,there is much- 
jifl/. pain •, biir-if the care bcnot ot fetting it right,ihe very 
fetting wilt breed much more pain : There is much 
difturbantc, but it is onely the breaking out of what 
liach layn in the j^ots and fccret workings of our ad^ 


6% TBeglor iota name ofGod^ 





his enemies, in juft caufes 3 and if he himfelfe di J 
other wife then Juftice, to ufe then his power againft ^ 

And as Minifters, fo people that have been moft 
coafcientious, they have been cry^d out of as diftur- 
bcrs : Thus it was in the Primitive times, if there 
were any evils upon cheCountries where the Chrifti- 
ans dweit^they cryed out of them as the caufe ofall^ 
the voice prcfcmly was, Chrijiiams ad Laoes , bring 
forth theChrlftians to the Lyonsifo now^e Round- 
heads the caufe of alL M^n that will exiii)^ things, 
and are not mad with malice^ wonder how fuch an 
apprehenfion can arifc 5 They fufFcr the wrong, and 

et they are accufed for the trouble o^ the Kingdom; 

y reafon of their fuffcriogs they arc more in the 
view of people then other men ^ and therefore when 
men are in a rage, they fall upon them that are.nexC 
hand. They indeed will not yeeld to fuch iilegall 
things as others will-, they think tbemfelves bound 
what lies in them to keep the King<lome and their 
pofterities from flavery 5 and for this good fervicc^ 
although it coft them deare, they muft be accounted 
the,<Jauie of all the evill in the Kingdome. Did they 
ever plot any Trcafon , as Papifts have done from. j 

time to time i Did they even in times of Popery ever 
feek to blow up Parliament houfes, as Papifts have 
done ? There is a great deale of ftir about thefc men, ^ 

but what have they done ? the very foundations of 
this our Land are out of courfe^ but what have the 
righteous done ? So far as they can they yeeld a^ive 
obedience to what Law requires of them , & in what 
they cannot yeeld afl:ive,they yeeld paflive,and what 
jcan man require more of them < Oncly they wil not 


I'he Lordof Hop. 6$ 

Us and lufts beyond that authority 
lem, and who wil that hath the fpi- 

not friends to the King, 
vho obey To far, cannot without cx^ 
e accounted enemies to the King; 
for the King,then any people doc : 
c for him and his,tn a right way then 
Who have ventured fo much of 
:ducc Inland to the obedience of the 
ic arc thus called Koand-heads ? Will 
lac fome few of thefe in the City of 
turfed more of their eftaccs for the 
this thing, to kcepcthis his lawful! 
ds that are now with the King in his 
leretofore, who were the men that 
with their cftatcs to aflift the Pari, 
vcred the Palatinatc,but thefe kindc 
ever now God fees, and the world 
requited at this day, 
and we hope in time, Nfanalfowill 
Jublcrs of the Kingdom rather then 
judge between us and our advcrfa- 

;at coft & charge the Kingdom is at, 
know thofc who have done Icaft in 
plainc moft^ thofe upon whom the 
len ofthe work hath layn, you hcate 
1 complaints of the charge, 
mure halfe then lofe all. In this 
g is true, Vimidijtm flus mo : If wc 
>w, it is the obely way to lofe all : 

itnocabfurd for hitn to cry out againft breaking of 
the tiles,becau{'c ic wil put him to chargcs^There is a 
(lory of a man who in difcontent hanged himfelf, Sc 
hisicrvant comming into the room at thatinilanc^ 
feeing his mafter hanging,he prcfently cuts downxhe 
rope,& fo favcs his lite .-after ward this man being ex- 
trcamly covetous, wrafigles with his fcrvant bccwfe 
he would rather cut the rope then uncye it, & fo put 
him to more charges : Doth not all lie at the {take f 
is not the very life of the Kingdom in danger ? is it 
not time for us now to have our hearts raided above 
thcfc things ? Let us cake heed our covctoufneflc be 
not our undoing-,andif our enemies tindcreafure with 
uSjthen how juftly may they mock and jeerc us r 

When ConfiMtim^le was taken,in the yecr 1455.it 
appears by the Turkifh Sifiorythai it was loft through 
the Citizens covetourneffe-jThc Citizens were full of 
gold and filvcr when it was taken,but would not pay 
the fouldiers that Ihould have defended chem> ana fo 
their enemies made merry with their riches. The like 
is reported o^ Heydelbargbju^kcxi bytheir enemies not 
many ycers fincc,upon the like ground. 
■ God hath been beforehand with us in many mer- 
cies, and he hath yet more rich and glorious mercies 
for us, that furcly will pay for aU at laft over and o- 


covering your ftlves not to be^Qund-heads. Whatfo- 
cver you be, yet if they prevailc your goods will be 
foqnd to be Round-heads. They area little faire man- 
nered now and then as yet, bccaule they have not the 
day -, but if once the Jay be theirs, and they have 
power in their hands; then they will call ypur goods 
by what name they pleafe. Platirta tels us, that when 
the citizens of-Pj/i/'j in //j/y were at diflfentionby rca- 
Ibn of the ftiiiion-betweenethe Gml^hes and the Gihel- 
lines :.The G/i^/Z/w^ procured aiavomcr of theirs cal- _^ 
led Facinm Cajm to aflift them, covenanting that he<; 
fliould have the goods of the Gadphes for his labour^ . 
but he being once come into the Citie aad prevailing, 
he fparedthe goods of neither of them ; whereupon the 
GihSinef complained, iaying, that their goods alfb 
were fpoiled •, he anfwercd them that they themfelves 
■vitxfGiheUineSj, but their goods were Guelphes. You 
may perfjaps.be Royalifts, butyour gopds will be 
Hound-heads.. ■ 

^db 27.8. what hopth^h an hypocrite though he hath 
^aififiJyfrhett God taketh away his foule •: Ifmcfr byhy- 
|«l<:riucall.devifes fliould gaine as they defirCjyec when 
Gpd, takes, away their fmils, what good have they, 
ihen^Buf how miferable then will it be for them^when 
Gpd cprfes chem for the preient,and when their fouks 
are talten %way at laft f vhu hope can chey have; 


DCiubii an loucuuic uiixtauci upuii utiy pcuuii, sl:i , 

nothing can ever pofllbJy put it out f Whether that 
which is by compafi and covenant, do not bind mu- 
tually 1 Are not they then hke to perjiidice the King 
more then any ? If there be any poflibity of fuch 
thoughts riftn in people, what can occaficm them 
fooncrthcn the doing (uch open violence, and com- 
mitting (uch outrages aganft the Subjefts in all pla- 
ces, and that with boldncffe and confidence in the 
name of the King if If it were a:s they fay, if people 
did belceve riiele men, it might cau/e ftrange 
thoughts of heart in them, even fiich thoughts, as 
thcte. How can we bee in a worfe condition under 
any f What, hath God eyed us, if once a (upreame 
Governor be acknowledged, that be muft ever be 
acknowledged, Whatfoeverhedoth againftus, even 
to delttoy us -r Where doth the Scripture fay fo ? It 
need be a very clearc Scripture that ihall tye us to 
riiis, to lie tfoiwn under fuch intollerabfe burdeiK as 
thefe are, to fte our ruine, & the ruiric of our wives & 
chileren before oar faces. We muft not refift thoii 
who have high power. True, fo lopg as they goe ac- 
cordingitotheir power given them, or as long as they 
hftvc it, but may they not pebbly be difcharged of 
ki Refiftii^the Pricfts is condemned in Scripture ; 
what f can nothii^ therfore difcharge the Prieftof 
his prieftiy office, and my acknowledging of hi? 
^■emy power ? What, did om forefitSiers fo 

(ThlLwdefBtfis. sg 



ilpower'out of their hands, as they have 
To much as the benefit of the Law of Nature t 

r ftlves withall^ What hath God made fuch 
between man and man, as that one fhould 
deftroy, and do what be lift, and whole , 

iLinguuiucS fliotdd lie downe under him and fay no- 
thing, and doe nothing to hcipe themfelves -' Hath 
Geo made all the world to bee under the Iiirts of 
twenty or thirty men i- Nature hath not made fuch a 
difference betweene one man and another, wee fee 
thcmtobeeofthefiimemouldweeareof; Godhath ! 

notrevealed from heaven by his Prophets, that this }. 

or that fiimily muft be io much above others , rather ■ 

then other families. That then that now makes the 
difference between man and man , is from men kt- 
ting up this fomily rather then another, or this perfon 
rather then another ; but is it poffible to conceive that J 

any Common-wealth (houldietupanytotheirowne j 

ruine < Wereitthat men kept indue order, or that * 

when the moft abominable in)ufl:ice and violence 
that is offered, men did not prefume fb audacioufly to 
make uft of the name of the Kii^ , thele reafonings 
would never bee occafioned in mens hearts: woe 
therefore to them by whom fuch dangerous offences 
come. The Lord deliver us, and the Lord deliver His 
Majefty ftom theft mcn,and fiich fcarefull fcandals as 
they caft upon him. How dangerous a ten^ptation is 
diis to Princes, • to have fuch an apprehenfion infuftd 
into them , whatfoever they doe , whatfoevcr Ipoilc 
of Kingdomes they raake,and violence they oifcr,they 
fhallftulenjoy what they had, and be aclmowledgcd 
as they were k That Land is in a fad condition where 
tiicfe thoughts are applyable to the Prince thereof, ^ 

K5 and 



enemies, roarir^ of Ganons, clatteriug of weapons, 
beating of drums, neighing of horfes, lo long as God, 
our Gvais the Lord ofHofis, 

Now I come to what I promifed , to (hew you 
this name of God ■ written upon the Mercy-feat. 
Xerxes ufed to pitch his tent on high, -and ftand look- 
ing upon his Army, when they were in fight, to en- 
courage them. This our great General! ftands on 
high, looking upon his people in their battels, lee 

■ them looke up to him, and there is encouragement 
enough to fill any heart in the world. This Title is an 

^i exceeding 

The Lord of Hop. 

afarie of coniforc andtncourage* 
Heart Jfrael^you approach this day 
r efiemiesy let not your hearts ftiMj ' 
thUySeither ke terrijied. Obfervc the 
ns, Faimmty Fea^gmtj Triwhli 
. Why^ For the Lord your God ts he 
o^ghiforyou. If fo touch encou- 
rom Gods going with us to fighc 
e from all thofc leverall workings 
which this Lord of Hofts is- plea- 
elfein ■: Pfal, 46. 7. The Lord of 
Godof^aggb is our refuge: and ver, 
tp ^ that I am God, 1 tvillhe exalted : 
'.xaltcd. Quiet your hearts in this. 
nking,difcouraging thoughts arife 
them all with this. And therefore 
Yords he r^)eats that agajnc, The 
' us^the God of^acob is aur refuge. 
: in fad tumultuous times CO fay to 
ome,letusfingthe46.piah It is a 
; for tbefe times to be fung often. . 
rhouth^ ihtmfhouldeji be afraid of 
io&ft noc know what thy privi- 
?cft not what intereft thou haft in 
[hat tho^i art afraid of a man that 
it followSjf. J 5./ am the Lord thy 
ffa^ The Lord ofHoJts is his Name. 
Ah ! ifwc knew indeed that the 
ours, that he were with us, then 
fort our felves in thcfc times of, 
die queftion to us, ft«: want of the 
beans are troubled, 
ou doe noc know certainly that 

'"^^kL^rdofB&p^^ y^ 

bctWftflc them •,^ \ if tHeh yoto'can M^-(y£j^^^ 
THfKipijgiY^M fie"c<fd^not ftaie thcte,'{^%uimkf coi 
dcftclic goe further to the other^^ mjGM .- If|ydu caS 
out oftbe uprightficiffe of ypur^ hearts fity^ ,0 iyr^? 


^eJhaS reignefcrevermore^O thatthj Kin^doniemi^ht 

{f^f^infi¥tpji^hyipe/tf^e nrfllin^'tb yek^^ as 

tpeddyU endnre dnjhdrdjhip, tpfdrt mihour efiattSy-is^ 
that^Afitkhyijt miiy nii;er rule dmongfi/u^ dghme^hui 
tBdtiireidHdfkfpi^^mi^ Be undkr VHe Kingddme of 
^^w\ ChYifi: 'Sureti<^, Whis^ rs >the' v6?ce of thofe Whb 
hivctTieLoidofHdftstobjetheiVGod. That is ah* 
everlafting rdc. If he be thy *^/;ij^^ he is thy^ 
i^^ Now tSefiNVfof.thd foil cdtofort $h^ chcbmgfe-' 
m^ntrfw Cihtti'd^of €od teiaV take; ftom this: gldri-' 
©tii ftameV Cortfid^t the^Relltion that the ChurcF 
hath to Wi^^ird ^H$pi,^ ^fld thfe RcJaiiQli thjs LtM^d 
efmp hath to'the dtr^ir,&; • > ^^ • • * '^''\-'' ^ - 

anMthis Title, ffhir^it.Bf Alw-^^e hm^Jo hdvi 
mfiitnU thei Oitjf »/ »%' -iiiri/ *fildfs y Wee aia^. 


Counmesjwnen mai was oeiiegea, it was looji won 
by the Aciny of the PiiaceafOfM^«,hwaiifctfaat Ci. 
\y. wasiJK Ptin??? own City, .hispro|i».<nbetitaDce-5 
hchad»fpccallcyeand CMB overthatCity. Surtly 
the eye and care of this Lord of Hofts, though it be o- 
ver, Towns atid .Conn^ries, and WftUed CieieSj yet it is 
moft qver his .efiurclxj if tehatUany powerin allthe 
Annies in heaven and eiiith,it fliil bi^ut forth fotfhe 
defence of and fuppiying good unto iHi City. Hence 
that paitag? in the prayer f^ Soloman^j Kiftg.% 44. If. 

tie, Gajl^cAtJiti'J'ff ilxfiAjtien fn^tmiitnith Jo- 
rufaiijisi was the City God th^ choftj Which was but 
*type ofeveryChHr^hi*vtheti»ieofthe Gofpcl. 

a. TheChurchistheyint}»4^.ikt Lni^'Hiftt.B- 
wdboarpof the lield.,co devoitttaijdkywaAehis 
Vineyatd., A l5o*r»U wiUb* «ry arefoll in lBep« 
iog^nojiif s («)(,^ff))itg|ll:Gq«i(»'ief j, -bot' sipociaUje 
o«f offlis,ownyiRey»rriirW«'lgadt?)bl*r)uiiaii iv, »« 
Kow Iptn ««4iJ(^ W4f. V> pjtn;wiih-,ihiB Vineyard, 
AangD£uK-^^/<^ wiiS fKlE forie, fSiilnl/ffiW t&a. £ 

If^ilmHutttif-^Him*!!" itjtliiiK<f'':t«tmht,dtJHtgf 
Imtiijlmikttpiti>isht4iiildig. -j.it 

5^. It Mtbe M$UMUm cfthe'lordffmp. Zm'ti ^? 3 
in whidi Dcgard God profcflfeth bttrifelf very /ealou$' 
fork :T^usfu$Sf^cL0nl3^M^^^^ 

J5^/. «c gi vcB^rfre' rea^ 

^erufaiem^M be caBedth Cky af trut^^ offd mt ^pufh 
Mn^fth Lifrd (ffUB^s^the h»ty MMniainy As ff the 

Lwd lliddd fay> • Wpat 'f irrtbsy '^ome'^tfei^M^ 
Moimtaine, «ny holy M^untake, my Ghur^ii ^ ^B^' 
liftth up in the face of God prefendy. Yea,\Ef f.3 j/,4, 
When the Lord comes to figit for inminl Shn^ ; becomes; 
forth ^ the ^n^ L4m roaring on bis frej^ fofhaS the 
Lord ofUojti oomedop^htfo fighf for mmt Sloh. OpH ' 
wiMJeaVft heaVettto fight % will ntsrt 

y^u leave your ihops and ybwr houfes i 

4. The Church is the BoUfe ofthe Lord of Hoffs, 4. 
HMg. t.ti^f The TcKt hyts^Thtfdidworke in the ^ 
bMftpftkLordofHofts.whicb^^ Church; * 

A Ceneraii will f%ht to maintain his own hotiTe, it 
were a fignc the enemy had prevailed indeed, ifhcc 
ihould come and plunder theGteneralsi^vrrhoilie. In 
regard oF thii ^U is iaid^f t\ic Chnr^xxihtt^Sois 
B«uff^^t\^^thkt eipt€ttiOG;Pfitt. a4. 9^10. Lift ^ 
yimrModsOyoCdM^e^en Uft tbem u^yetveHiifi^m^ 


they tome ^i* attthe '^iviekee; W ft>nfte Idfe ^boit •, but 
when hc'C©itoes1iteiifeifeythlJrtatUisf&'t»Mde<ii^^^ ' 

£oi'*lvpH9fsimmmt-r ^w ^kldli imv6 a deJafe' 



The glorious Name efGoi 

ftod precious to hipi.i^lx is a. great pr 
- grants to his Church j (bat it is thetUc^ 
jet his name there, Sxtd. to. z/^. Nehem. 
would have lis highly toefteemthatp 
afterthat place, as Deat. i j.y. Uitfp the pi 
Jhall choofe to fut hU ndme^therejhaUye feei 
Jbalttheucome,dr thither (hall ytit bring yi 
rings dnd^46rifces^i^{.-- So fiirely God himftlf wits^ 
a hi^ price upon that place^aftd he will prcferv&it. . 
tf. The Church istheplaccoFthe glorious reign of- 
the Lord of Hofts,//^. 24. 2 ij .7"Ae Jtf Mff ^tftf ii f(i»/ff«»^ , 
ded^Mdthe Sun ^Amedyivbe» the LPrd ofhdflspial reign 
in.MoitntSicnAKdin ^erttfalem before hJs uUtrs gleri,^. 
ouJly.God haihycta further aftd;Bore glorious /ring- 
dome to be fet up in his Church then ever hath been, 
at which all the glwy of the world {hall.be darkned 
by,reafongfchebright:neireofthis:glory, &.;it.is.the 
• Lord of tiofts that /hall; thu^ rei^e. Surely' thenall . 
the Hofts filial} h^-^e their- ftr<!ngth pOt forth in de- 
fence of, aflfipn^vidiflgfor^is place, of this sjjorious, 
reigneo^theifgreatGcncc^U. ■ , .; : ;,-'. ,■ , t 
7^;1rhcQivu'chis the people of tbsLofid^ofHQftSj r 
Zef:z. 1 0, 1 J .Xhis P^H-they:Mve'ffr, their prfde^^eMup: ^ 
they havfi r4froAche4& magnifed-themfekj^s fig^itfi tie ■ 
ftfif^ie ofth iHfrd t^B^Jti, The ^tirdmfi btt iirtibU «m9\ -. 

company of fiUyweafcriffft, they vdoe not ihpjv.that- 
tHcy are die pei^ofthC: Lord ofHofrSjthefeforc Qod 

threatens there th^ he fff/l^h fert^Oik m^* thpnt. j • 

G&^y i^eaJk^g liimfelle'injiiis^ii*?^ TMf^M^- 
A«/7/,yecinarkefiinher^ tbeRsUsi^aitett^GQd ham 
^t^icmin chtshisnan^ ;As i> 7j6c 

Lj 4. The. 

?' .; I 


ThiLordofH^fis. jg 

ye beat my fe^U U pitcts^ 4nd grifkl p^e fatis #/ th^ 
^fMre f fakh tht L$m ^ Hofls . God here (peaks ang^rr 
Ivj What am I the Lord of Hofts^ and will you offer 
this i What mean you ^ As when wc flic upon a man 
in anger, (whom wc fee doth things to qui pcejudtcc^ 
or the prejudice of any nirtr to tfs, in an i^uid itiaoer ) 
wc lay. What doe you mean to do thus^ what are you 
mad i Doe you know what you doe i Doe you know 
who they arc you thus abuft; ^ 

Froipr all ihcfe gracious expreflionS of this I,ard of 
Hoftsto the comfort add encouragement of his peor 
pie, the refuh: is that in the 8- oiBfay i a,i 3. Say net, A 
€$nfedaacyuthfmthat fiy^d confederacy x, oh! many of 
their forces arc joynpd together % feart\ m^ their feare^ 
bUifanBife -tke lW . ^ Hofi^ himfelfe^r and let ^/w;^ 
ywr fear e^and let him be ymr dread r^hft Name of God 
is a {bong Antidote to drive feaifc put of the hearts c^ 
tl» weakeft. Upon what we have ieene iathis title of 
God) we may well (ay to the fearful in htixtjhftrim^^ 
fearenM^zi we have it ifa^ 35 i 4.. Let woOaen and all 
iucbas are naturally feareful^take heed of Hnfull feare. 
The fearfukeffe ot women hanging about their Huf- 
bands,and children,and fnend$,crying Qui when they 
fhould goe forth in this iieryict> and going up ^ 
down wringin|| diei r hands^ and making dolefull out- 
cries^may do abundance of hurt, exceedingly hinder 
the work that the Lord hath how in hand^Le( wonieii 
^€^lKtdthey]^be rak hmdcataces^ but let thfia leatrne 
t6' «^erdfe uicti abd tal&e ipirit to them^v^Sj diat 
Aiey may lurther their Husbands, children» and 
^ends in this wwk of the Lord of Hods. Marke that 
ScripturCj i Pet. ji ifv tu4n the doi^kters »f Sarak ff 
lu^ iilf!f$kdt^mU^i»iAe7tMi afiu^iwhh atty am4»emef$t. 


. \ 

tw, who ipeakiftg to tJtinltians who lived m troUbic- 
(brie and dangerous times, teu ]haS Jkexv ymr [elves 
the d»ughtef! of Sdra&^if you have fuch a fpiritis Sarah 
had, nof u he dfrdid tPtth any affrazimem/ not fihrpugb 
your inordinate feire;. chhcrbinder-ydur fclves, yoiil: 
husbands, or any other in the fervice of the Lord. If 
Cod call you orthemtofuffer,youmu(tnOTthrpi^h 
fearc pull backe, but go bn whh courage lindaunt^wj*,' 
then you are indeed the daiigHters-df/i^Sifiri)^,. l.h.ci'!^. 
And that a fpiritrhay be fait 'even mtb'womfln/'ia 
ihefc times that call for all to be 'abov^ imtuU fti,x)i9^ 
letthcmconfiderthcfe three things. - 'j;'ii-;vii;„' oth 
• J'/ryJjThe; flrft tlmertlnatifeTieii asrfi'^e^kiii^i^fGi^ 
called hiinhy^xHsmvaethe-Mmdlef^Hiefiy^t^^i ?^W9r 
man,and that was W*ow^*,'ii5aMk!i. ij,;. Skee.vfffedr.iif 
vow, Oftdjaidy Zerd of U'ofis'if.th^ vrilt i»4ke4:^9lcii 
wtheaffii£fi6nfifthlnehmdmaid^c-f:.i'\ i ,,iijjq!ijc^ 
- ff£-Wi^,One of the principalis fj^iwAWv^^iid 



TheL»rd»fB»p. 8 1 

title of the Lord of Hofts is moll magnified , is a 
, rfdme tuned to that Mu^cal inflriiment that \rirgin& 
and women ufc to play on, from whence the Pfdmt 
hath its title^ AS9nguf0n Aldmath^ P/.46. Which is. 
as much as Af$ng upnthe Firgimls : for the Hebrew 
word comes of a root that lignifies tahiie^ and To we- 
formerly riiade ufe ot it : but from thence bccaufe 
Virgins ufed to be covered aad bidden, hence Gm^ 
, Umith fignifies Virgins find here ufed for the mufical 
inftriuHjent of Virgins. Virgins and Women it feems 
had wont to fin^ t his P/4/. atid play to it upoi^ the in -^ 
i]kroment.N«w it is foppofcdthat their hearts iliould 
be fome way futabk to what they fang & played«^ & 
here they rcjoyctngly fing,TAe Lord$fHofis u with m^ 
the G^d^^AC$b i$ our refitgeyVer.j.And z^ZAtiyThilord 
^H^s is mth us^he God ff^acd is our nfisgi^ vtr. 1 1 ; 
beiides other paifages^ yea almoft alt the fkme tend- 
ing this way. 

3 . The moft brave expreffion of a ftrong, valiant 3 
fpirir, triumphing over enemies in time of battel, is 
from a woman^j^^. 5 .2 1 .it is the fpecch oi Dehor ah, 
O npffouLfhou hafi trodden downfirength. As if (he ihould 
have faid,They come with a great deale of ftrcngth, 
that they think to prevail with, but to me all their 
ftrength is but as the dirt in the ftrcets,my foul is a- 
bove it-,though my body be weak, yet O my fouly thon 
haft troden dorpnJtrengtb.Vihct^ have we a braver ex- 
preffion of a more raifed fpirit either in Scripture a- 
in6ngftanyoftheLor4s valiant ones, or in humane 
i3:ory amongft any of the great Captaines and Con- 
qucrours that ever were? I cannot but repeat it again, 
Qf^^nde^honhafitroddendovmfirength, Let not wo- 
Vkm theft fo cpmpiain of thciir wtafcnes^as thereby t» 
i M think 

he fireng $» the living Ged, If the ^iric of ike Lord »f- 
Hofis were wkhyou^ even you may daunt your- cnc- 
mics.You may make fuch preparations for your own' 
defcnce,as not to let your lives go at a cheap rate,buc 
that the loflc of every one of yours may coft the life 
of one of them at Icafl^ven you may caft fliamc up- 
on them .If there were fuch a fpirit in you, they would 
iy before women, for their fpirits arc bafe and vik^ 
^ft6. If God be the Lord of Hoftsjif he hath fuch won- 
derful! workings of his. providence in wars and bat- 
tels,hcm:cin aH war and battels there is fomcfpceialt 
thing of Godtobc looked at. Surely this great Lord 
, of Hofts doth not ufe to raifc War,to go into the field 
for nothings there is fome great thing- ainicd atjcfpc- 
tially where he appears in more then an ordinary 
way ■■, ascercainly he doth in thcfcwars of ours. 

We flwuld not hearken after or ipeakcof Warrcs 
©nely as matter otncws^butobfcrve what the way 
©f God is in them^what his aim looks to in ordering' 
©f them, what his intentions work at, how "he brings-- 
bisown ends to pa{Fe,,& furthers his glory by them, 
■Wliofoeyctli*cstafcc the iffue of tncfe great ftirff. 
9Bdwai:likc commotions amongftus, ihallfeethae 


The Lord of Heft J, . 

[ in chcm to bring great things co 
;rcy he intended for us was worthall 
i have brought upon us, yea all the 
: precious bloud that hath been fiicd 
[ hath manypromifes to hisChurchcs 
any Prophecies to fulfil,many glori- 
:iare, many mercies for his Saints to 
Insamong'd us wil make way for all. 
much mercy fromGod on frcc-coftj 
is to come, it may be is of an higher 
c God intends it {hall be morccoftly 
: many of out livcsjbut we or our po- 
hat when it comes it wil pay for all. 
)f Hofts had great thoughts of hearc 
SngUnA when he raifed thefe Civil 
I, though it bctheforeftjudgcmcnt, 
: way to the grcateft mercy. It is 
tly to obfcrve howGod works in his 
le attaining fuch ends of bis. 
'■ Lord ofHofis. Hence know from 
: we have enjoyed fo much peace as 
ic comfortable fruits of it 5 it is frOm 
, who hath all power in his hands, to 
jwarasheplcafeth. It it is he alone 
)ff from us thofc hideous things o- 
;rcd 5 it is from him that we have not 
dlowed, dot fwelcrcd in our bloud i 
ts have not been fowled in bloud,as 
ave •, but we have enjoyed our hou- 
i, wives, children • we have had all 
ule and body about us. Micah^.^. 
1 matt under his vine, and under his fg- 
Smake them afraid. From whence is 
' . -f Ml this? 


rfiis^ The words fallowing wil tell you, Tkt mmth 
of the Lfrd^f Hofishmh l^^enU, The Vines aiid Fig. 
trees wc have face under , have not beene empty 
VincSj nor barren Fig- trees to us-, we have not onc- 
ly had refrefhment from the fliadow of them y but 
much comfort from the fruit c£ thiem. It wa^ this 
Lord that promifed to Ifrael that he would caa£c 
their enemies not to dcfirc their land^when they wedt 
. up to Jcrufalcm to worfhip. What a mercy is it for us 
to be as Gcdeons fleece^ dry, when all about us have 
been wet, not with dew, but with bJood^ Thefe be- 
ginnings of wars tell many Countries and Shires in 
ZngUnd^ what a blefling peace was, which they ne- 
ver undcrftood before. Peaice is fweet and good, but 
let us take heede we buy not our peace too dearc* 
^^ 7. This name <jod flbews us how ncerlyit coii» 
cefnsall people in times of wars, to fceke to make up 
tlwir peace with this God^ When wc goe forth Co 
war againfl: our enemie/,vve had need take heed that 
God be notour enemy too 5 If face be, all our Ar- 
mies and power wcean raifc are to iirtle purpofe to 
helpws^ Let us dcale wifely for our felvcs^ tomai^e 
(ure that he fights not againlit us. If this be aotdone,, 
againft whomfoevcr elli: we fight^we fight with ia- 
^nite difad vantage. Now we m uft (cck to make oar 
peace wcch liim, by our unfairicd'humiliations bcfouc 
*him^ and om* fincereitformiatioTis in tiiraing to him * 
iFor the ficft^wc are ioth t»> humble (Our fdycs before 
our enemies-, this we think is our ftiame. Let us hum- 
Wt our felvcs before this God, this is our glory •You 
make Fortifications , and in that you doc well •, but 
except you adde thereunto humiliations ^it wiW be tx> 
little purpofe^ £/iy 2 2 . 1 1 ,i a^r . ^t made a diu^jttfr 


"he Lord af Hap. 

\Ssf(fr$h«w4tirpfthe aid pMl«,lmtfe 
kcwdkertieruf, ltfoilows,^Hd iff 
rdGodafHefis caH to wefing^ 4fdt» 
'id,)6j,gUdneffe, killing fxen, drinking 
tiled m mine edres By the Lord of Bojfs^ 
fhaU not be f urged till you dye^ jkiib 
M»rkj three times in that verje'a 
'TheLordofHoJlt. He takes (pccial 
kad the rather ftiould wcc get opr 
d humbled under the mighty hand 
aufe Qiu- advcrfarics are fo proud, 
lish hand oiptide and blafphcmie 
chwichallagainftOod. There is no 
Fwarlike this to get the advantage 
Sj m this very thing. Doc wc hear* 
[ blafpiiemics ? let our hearts be th« 
fore the Lord-,let us labour fo much 
idifie the Name of this holy God^ 
Angels cdebrate, as 0oly, holy^ holy, 

nUat'iops, let Reformation, turning 

ided. It muft needs be axi^ngerouB , 

'Wars, CO carry with us, or tiarbour 

"raitors againft this Lord of Hoft^s, 

fin$thatwc retainc arc. Wbat-ao- 

: then expeiS from him, or fucceflc 

ow what trouble the accurfed thing 

«^ «.»-r. ^^v.^™ .n the Camp ^ it made the Children 

of/Jr«/ fly before the m«nof-rf/. If any accurfed 

thing (though fec«c) be fuch adifturbancc in -the 

Onjp, much more accurfed Officers. 

Beif 12-5,6. Even the Lord God of Hop , the Lordk 
his me/tmiiU, therfftre tnrae Phw to thy Gid. 

M 3 ■ . Z*cL 


» ■■— M^M fcuJlHJ— .1 I " ■_ .■■■ ■ 

%6 The glorious N ami of Gpd^ 

"^'— *•» 

Zach.u 3. Soj tothem^ Thusfaith the Lord^fUofis^ 
Xi^rne yt unto mC:, jarthshcLordt^Hdfti^ and I wiB turn 
ufftoyou, fdfth thfXord^Hofis. Hcic wc have alfo 
this name of God three times, as a provocation to us 
to rccurne unto him . Let us all know, and efpeciall^ 
thofc whoarc ift fervice in the Army, the great Ge-. 
neral^the Xord of Hofts cals to us, he cals tot you to 
returne to him, and ptomifes to rcturne to us , toi^ 
turn to you. As if he (hould fay , You have been 
very vile and wicked , your conicicnccs cannot but 
tell you fo, and I know it 5 yet rcturne now to me, 
and I profcflfe my felfe not with (landing all that you 
have done, I am here ready and willing to returne to 
you,all (hall be forgiven,as if it had never been com- 
mitted.Surelythereisnofuch valour, as in a fpiric 
cleared from the guilt and filth of fin. 

8. Thisname of God (hews us our duty to fcek hira 
much.by Prayerin times of war,and to depend upon 
him wholly for fuccefleia it,for he is theLordofHofis^ 

For the firft. Where (hould wefcek for light, but 
in the Sun i where for water ,but in the riverstr where 
for heat,but in the fire ? where for valour & vi^ory^ 
but in the Lord of Hofts?The Heathons were wont to 
offer their Sacrifices to God in times of War, Hence 
a Sacrifice hath the name Hofiia^ becaufe when they 
went againft enemies^they oftcred it. Sdd thought it 
a very hard thing to goe forth to War, not having 
offered Sacrifice before. I Sam. ij, ii. Therefore [aid 
J yThe Philifiines mR €ome down notp upon me to Gilgal, 
dndlhave nop made fu ff lie ation unto the Lord : I forced 
my jelfe therefore and offered d burnt offering. When^P^- 
Jiofdpf3M heard of an Army com ming put againft him, 
before he would goe out to battail, he fet himfelfe w 

tb»t${dnd)heef^Mdthr tele ere and twelve tbeuUnd hee'i 
mdthreefcore undoneiheufandAjfes^ andtoirtjmd 
ihoufand vtomen that had net known man^ ver. 3 2, 33, 
35. Now here was the wonder of this battel, tha 
all this great vtftory the Children of Ifracl loft j 
one man* for fo faicsthe Text plainly ,v^.^.; 
fervants have taken thejumme»fthe»t$n ef vnr wh 
an under eur chArge, andthert lacktih net one man of 
And mark what was done when they wcnttortti 
this battel, ver.6. The holy injirumehtsatidtht tr^mf 
fiundedmthe h^ds ef Ele^r the Prie^. It was^an^ 
dinance uf God amongft them , that the Pnc 
fliould found with the filvcr trumpets, whenth 
wentforthtobattail, Numbtio.^, Which was c 
fcrvcd here,and'fec what a viftory was obtained.j 
Army of prayers is as ftrong- as^nyArmy of ir 
wbatfoever^yea one man praying may-db-mote tli 
many men fighiiog. Zli|h^^^\^l\i his fword to flay,, 
^_. ' \ 

frxyer^ Nm for thefrmtof frof^er^ anilfothcirfpirUs . 
wercraifcdtomore then an ordinary height, ai^ 
they prevailed mightily,flayitig nccr ten to onc- 


truftcd not to their flrcngth or skill, but ver^io.They 
N cryed 

The glomus JV, 

erjeduntoth: L9rdj and hi 
■ t»ejtrufiedinhim. There 
added to crying ujttoGtd-^v 
make account here is g< 
ftrength and hclpc whc 
blc fpeech that ^tfefbm 
Souldiers, it came from t 
well bcfeeme the mouth 
an Captain,Somc may fa 

but wc are few and weak -, where truth and ;ulticc e, 
there is God, and where God is, there wants neither 
multitude nor fortitude. It was an obfervation of 
Ow^«,that others fince have obftrved, that<Sodin 
all the vii^iories he gave his people to poffeffe them 
of C<WAJw,he never u(ed the help of horfes. Thcad- 
vctfary had horfes and chariots, both the Egyptian 
and the Canaanues-,bm Gods people had none. Wcl, 
if our enemies ftiould exceed in horfcs/which yet wc 
hope they flwU not; but of that they boaft^ yet let us 
look higher: we may have C((ww,thOiigh we ftould 
want horfes. After all our endeavours,: hen maft all 
be referred to tVisLordof Hofts.It was a moft br^ve 
cxprcflionofavaliantCommandcv o^04h,iSdm.io. 
' iz.Be of gotd cottrnge^Ut us flaj ttiemeri for oar people i^ 
ferthe Citjtsofoar Ged^anathLorddewbatJeemethfnm 
good. , ' 

Ufe 5. From this glofibus nameof G6d,wc Icarne how in- 
finitely fit it IS that thofe who have a fpcciall intcrcft 
in this GodjWho havehim to be their God,thcir Fa- 
ther,that they ibould have fpirits fiill of couragc,ami 
fortieudi'-, fuch a foirit as befeems-the fcrvanEs,much 
more children of uich a God whofc they arc, wboin 
they fervc.God loves to fee the impreffion ot his fpirit 

Gedtobcyoui Fiitber;<toyounoilnowyiJtu:F»- 
N J , ther 

ufe otchc ipiricoaU Armour,butot bodily ailb. Who 
ib fit [o be uTedinche battels of the Lord, as they 
who have mc^ intcrcft lothe Lord i who fo fitto 
venture his body to the fwordiatimetofwar^ ^she 
chat can give his body to the fire in time of peAcef 

if*yiS-i' Souldiers whom God choofcthfor.his 
batcails ace called kit fMiUftdtnes^ an h<»idurable 


imit fmitia [epotis ot a Heacliemlh people, wno 
N 3 J, ■» 

96 The 

may have fliifts anc 
fay this day as M»fii 
with your brethrtityhe 
Mdkefurejcitrjin m 

3. Afpiricofval 
ncfTcjwhen trouble 
B«. Manyfccmcoi 
but when they com 
ififmiafatf, a fpee< 
Chrifiiarmm efifmU 
great things jtnuchi 
ty,aud cannot fuflei 
Nimis itlimus «,fa: 

The Eagle fhew: 
that though fliefufl 
noifcjas other fowl 
not for a fouldiertc 
meale or two,of hai 

From this abilit] 
I . He doth not rcpc 
hath undertaken or 
blcs>and many fore 

fpiritofacowardw_ _^ ^ , 

is vciy obfervablefor this -, God (ayes there, that he 
would not lead the people of Ifrael through the Und 
ofthcPhiU{lims,althoughthatwasneaTe^ for God 
(aid, Lefi veradwrnure the feoflertMntthtmwhtu they 
fee TVi^^nareticro into Egjft. Godfawtbey wcrcofa 
low,mean fpiritjthough thcygroancd under the bon- 
dage of £gypt^nd cryed for deliverance^&Godhad 
dfliYeredthem with a mighty hand, yet whcrithcy. 

dangcr,thcy would begin to repent t;b3t 
le out of E^yptj arfd wifli chcmfelvcs 
\nd indeed vrc find in tbcHiftory o| 
the Wildcrncflej ihat upon every ftraic 
[hey began 10 muvRiur, artdoftertfaid, 
einSgyftagitin^ But wh« would they 
rri'itthcy hadptefemlymctwich-waFSi 
« toM them of the children of /#*fjt, 
Itfightwith i When they wcirccvcn at 
; elMmfclves' « Gaptairficd return to-^J 
wercmcnofapocwevilc fpirit, hence 
iinftthcm,thatnoneof them fliouldc- 
I Canaan^ oncly CaUb and ^cfhua, who 

.., ,. ._, mshef^irit^ as theholyGhofttcftifies 

of thcm,they fhould go in & poflcffc the land.Thus it 
is this day with us, hovr did we not long agoe groan 
under oufbondagc < our liberties, our religion, oi» 
^fiates were almoft gone, wc fcarce knew what wis 
oUrown^ our Minifterswere banifliedi every mxn 
that departed from evill made himfclf a prey, fuper- 
ftition, oppreflion, cruelty prevailed throaghout the 
Land. The whole Kingdome was filled with' eom- 
plaints,and fighs,and groans,by reafoh of their cruel 
bondage. Vile men were exalted, and men of preci- 
ous fpiiits were caft out as filth. Now when wee 
hnew no means of help, but lay down under ourbur'- 
dens, and were as a Kingdomedevotedtomifcry, 
' then did the Lord appearc in a glorious manner, 
* when be faw there was no man that would ftind up 
and help. Nayfoch was the malady, as it fcemcd 
even toi*e paft help. The Lords ownc arme hath 
brought falvationj never did God more wonderfiilly 

p8 ThegUriBHs Name efCody 

appcare for anation^then he hath done for u$-,ftrange 
bavc^hc workings of the Lord bin, aftd behold how 
great a deliverance hath h^ wrought ,and he hath^r; 
ven an opportunity to this Kingdom to deliver it ^1£ 
fully : if we have hearts ^the thing is foon done. But 
now becaufe fome troubles arUe, becayfe we fee 
war in our.gates^how yile'& unworthy are %\\t fpirijEs: 
of manyfthey begin to wifh themfelycs to be as for- 
merly, they would rather return into %jf/ragainjwc* 
were better be w wc were^wc were not wont to hear> 
the beatings of the Proni, tj^e nQife of the C^noSi; 
the ratling of warlike inftrtiments anlongfi: us. r 

2 • This ftrength of fpirit doth fo fupport him un-. 
4er the heaviefi, foreft affli&ions^ that he will never 
fce^ to deliver himfelf oii; oCthem> by forfaking the 
caufeofGod, orufing any fliiftlhg indire^ means^ 
but as Psuliold thofe officers that were fent from the 
Magiftratcs o£philim to fetch him out ;of prifon, 
AUs i6.^s^!}6^^j.TMyk4vec4fiusmofnf0»^^ letthm 
c^i$cthcmfilyes md fetch Hi out: in this Paul ihewed 
what a fpirit he had> he flood upon an honourable 
way of deliverance 5 the fame doth every true loul- 
dier of Chrift ftand upon^God himfelf hath brought 
me into afBii^ion^now temptation (hcwes fome back 
door to get out of it (lily. Nay, faies a fpirit of cou- 
rage, certainly I will never go out that way, let the 
Lord come himfelf and fetch me out. 

Fourthly, A fpirit befeeming the childe of this 
great Captain, aims at doing great things for God^ 
and enjoying great things froni God, although with 
hazard of great troubles and afflidions, rather then 
will fit down with fmall things that are to"be done 
ox enjoyed with eafe and fafety 5 fometimes GocI 


sMeIn I SMfiT. j8. When yWj ictvants told Z>*w<i 
ihac he might betheKuig;sibnite inlaw, Ddvidwas 
troubled at k^anddid not feemc loentercain the mo- 
iu»i> v£f.it,i$. but when tlicy after told himoF 
t)^^ ittaas upon -which he fbould have this honour 
put upon bitn^ tfaotic •^m&t»brin^4»hMdred§fthc^ 
ftmkmr $/ the pkiiffimf, 'ver. i $ . which was a work 
ofditficultyandhaEard,foron ^«v/f ^art it was pro- 
pounded on puppofe to-be a fnare to him^for fo fayes 
the Text , Saui tiei^ht t» mgke IHvid ftS hj tkt^' 
kmd 9f the Philiftms-j now marke, vir. 16. whc& 
£10/5 iervatic$ told Pivu/thde things, it pleafcd pjt- . 
w^ well robe the Kings fonng irt law : that whicti 
he fecmed tobc troubled at, when it was propoun- 
ded xbfolutely, thacheiswellpka(ed with, when 
it is, [wopoundcd with fuch a condition as had fome 
difEeulty in it,wbcrby h« had an opportunity to fticw 
forth ibe exccUcncieofhts fpiritrA bafe lowfpi- 
Bit would, have bcene beteerpleafedwithittohavcf 
hfldfiicbathif^ without any fuch condition. Itis 
. fepottcdofthcLyon, thacmehishisfpirJE) asifhe 
mceceswitb^pFcy that another hath killed before^ 
bcwiUno^mcildicwitbit^ but he wlUfeckeforonft^^ 

ric IS m nis efuc ciemcnE wncn iic is id cue mioic or ui 
the hardiliips of warres, he loves to live and dye lit 
fuch a condition. TbustheApo(Ue, atrucfouldicr 
ofChrift,ilo».;.2. We gli^yintribitlatUm, jw^^ac- 
co\x»cdtinFtfreafh«f Chrifl gruttr ric'itfstktMdStBt 
treafiircfifEnPtf Hw. 11.27. <?**'** hatb this ex- 
prdBon, Bt had rsther h <t MMrPfr ti>t9» Jiotwfch'r 
When be heard his boOescrafiibetwewchcvnkle' 
beafts teeth, N9»y f^eshc, JtegiatohdCkriJikuo'y 
CntdelitM ve^t. ^ ^tn^ ho^a^ £^c»To(Mm»» ta 
J the 

I rheglerwuNA 

(be pcrfecQCors, Your crude 
oftlic Martyrs prepared th« 
rings> as Bhdcs u£e to prcpai 
BridcgroomcSjWith joy and g] 
wouods they receive in the 
more glory IfTuc forttf. from tl 
are an ornament to them, th« 
chcm. They account it farb 
then to enjoy for themfclvesitt 
Chcypanwithiaagoodcaufe, ^ „ 

pare of their eftates; they account themfelves more 
rich in that^then in what they ftill retained f^. 1 0.54. 
Tbey take jfyfitSy the $»iliag tftheir goods. The rcafon of 
all is, bccaufc their fpirics aie raifed above crea- 
ture-comforts, their happinefie conHAs nocin them; 
chey are not beholding to them for their peace and 
joy, they can (inde matter of joy in the parting 
with them, as well as in the having them, through 
that divine principle oihoUneire that God hath put 
into them. 

9. A fpirir of true courage hath all its fearsfwal-. 
lowed up in the fear ofGod ^ it hath learned to feare 
nothing but God; and in ordcrto God,it fcts the fear 
ofGonagainft all other fears. One man fears povcr^ 
ty^ but I ^ar the God of heaven; another fears re- 
preachfbut I fear the God of heaven; another impri- 
fonmenttbuc I fear the God of heaven^another death, 
but 1 the God of heaven: It fan^fies this l*rd$f 
^ir/?j,and makes him to be the fear and the dread of 
it onely . Cmulim the Souldler, the Centurion of the 
ItiiliAn band,is commended for his feare of God,^^. 
io,2. a ftrange commendation of a fouldiet to be 
cemmen((ed for fearc,yes,fbr the feare of God: This 


'heLerd»fS»fis, 103 

rfearssby this he comes to fear no- 
>e feared by his enemies, 
all his valour for this lM'd$fHtfis, y . 
at all for lin, there he is very iear- 
es at the very temptation to it, and 
of it : there he feems to a worldling 
ird.Othcr men have fpirit & valour 
we may call it valour) but none for 
'alouris all ibr God ; in his owne 
cxible, he manifefts little fpirit^but 
is- Gods, then his heart rifes, there 
\, many people have paffionate gun- 
bon on fire in their own caufe : If 
1 their wils , oh how refolutc arc 
, and they will ; they care not, they 
:omesoichem, as if there wereno 
men of refolutionllke them ^ but In 
have no fuch fpirit, they are far e* 
utencffc and courage thcre,theyarc 
trtttbjts^er. fpeakSjCj&^/.y.j.Butit 
■ we have any metall in us,any fpirit 
lavifhitout in meanand unworthy 
tnmgs,m ourown caufes, but to rclcrvc it for God, 
God may call us to fuch things as we may find need 
of all the metal and courage we have in our hearts, 
though it were much more then it is. When (bldiers 
have out a little powder, andfeareanenemie, they 
will not fpend that they have vainly, but keep it till 
they have ufc of it ; they know not what they may 
need. Be not you fo prcfently on fire ^ if you becrof- 
fedjkccp the a^ivity , the vigour of your fpiritsfor . 
God, tor the maintenance of his truth and caufe. 
Laflly, hcchad rather dychonourable,thenltve 

cmc ourcinics ana lives lo preicrvc ivciigiuii, l.i- 
b«rtics tb ottr (elves and our poAericy,God may,and 
wc hope he will give us our lives, Religion and Li- 
berties, and Co wc may enjoy them- with comfort 
and hooouT : Or it' our eftates and lives fliould be 
li)ft,(uppofc the iworft, they wil be loft honourably: 
The ioife of them wU be better then that enjoyment 
wefliaUhave ol them (if I may at all call it tn en* 
joymcnc; that wee are like t6 have ofthem, if no- 
thing now be ventured i What will our cftatesor 
lives be.worch, if our Religion be gone, faithhil 
Minifters be gone, the Saints be fled, imprifoned or 
maflacred f When our Liberties arc gonc,our Lives 
then wil hardly be worth the account of the lives of 
Men,much Icffe of ChriftianS-Hemnft needs be very 
greedy of a life,that defires it upon fuch terms. Wee 
readc of Aachijes , Mnedt his father, when JEntas 
would have fiived his life in fuch a way as he judged 
Hotto be honourable, he makes thisanfwcttohitBf^ 
Ahfient exciptp^fimfupervivere Trtja,God forbid that 
I (bould out-livc Trijy. If it be fpoiled,what is my life 
wdtrh i Wil our lives be worth the taking tip in the 
ftreets, if we but- live our Religion and Liberties ? - 
, Putali thcfc together, and here is a fpirit indeed be- 
feeming our relation to this i^r/fl/i/*/?/.- Had wee 
fuchfpiriiis, how comfortably may we pafie this 
bur pilgrimage f" we might goc thrbughill difficul- 
ties an3 oppofi-nonSjCOHquering and to c'onquer.Thc 
' ■■■ world 


would have little hca 

lid free our fclvcs from 

d honour our profellioi 

ice of fcrvice,& at laft h 

to the cvcrlafting Kingi 


:hc moft glorioos light 
Suns ftandingftiloncc, 

rcflc o£^ep)ua,thzt brav 

conquefl:s:If ever it ftan 

to admire fuch a glorio 

leratioti of the glory ( 

each us to give glory tc 

ijoy by 'Armies, it is ; 

seen cxcecdiug graciou: 

limfelfc indeed The Le. 

mttn. This was tlie ackr 

1 > CaptaiBS and Souh 

uch a bufinelfc, never n 

ccn in the Moufit-, tic i 

by a multitude that hee 

lis rpirit comming mig 

rrc left in comparifon < 

eadverfary thought, y 

leirs , God turned it fi 
how free is the grace 

lat Scripture ^^^r.j 1.5. i 

\el hath ntt been ftrfakei 
«.,- o«^y .«t ^w/dtf Hefts 5 thtugh their 
with Jin agdiffft the Hffly one of rfraeLThc tuinelle ot un 
in us hathnot abated the fuInciTc of grace in God to- 
wards as.The Lordis God, the Ltrdis Ged, he is the Lord. 
of BBfis^hitlj and reverent is his NM$e, 

P ' There 


There have been ti: 
dealt m another manne: 
& chac I may fet forth t 
ncffc of Gods goodnc 
from being delivered v 
will fliew you what the 
hath been .owards hisc 
thy of mercy as we. V 
particular is to bcafY^ 

rail ;thus{ar the confideration of the jrievourafHi- 
to ns in preventing fuch evils amongft us : So that it 
cannot be faid it is with as as it was with them. Not 
long after God had ddtvercd his people ■out of their 
Captivity, therein fulfilling many gracious promifes 
to them, and they being returned, builtthe Tcmplb 
and the wals oi^entftlem; there was aglorious rcfor- 
mation,the work ot the Lord went on profperoufly, 
throughmanyandgrcatdifficulties. Yet after atic- 
tle time, yvhta Jmieckm roCt up againft them, GftH 
fuffcred him to prevaile exceedingly in all his VVar- 
likeaffaires aeamftthem. VOH.S.^.Tkrectime aUt- 
tle hortiy vhick wsxed exeetding great , hot oncly ft - 
.teards the South, and tnmrds the Eajly hta towards the^ 
fleafant Land, that is, towards the Land of ^Wm^ for 
indecdeitwasapleafant Land. The wordfignififfs 
VecM yglWia^ornamentum^ towards thc^lory andcT- 
Balnent of the whole woiid. So was that Countri;y 
cf^ciallym regard the Wovlbip of ^odhad beetle 
n^ly fet up againe iathat Countrey: Yet AtttiKhnv 
comes^^inftit, and waxcch great for a whilcjal- 
. though at firfl: he was but a little hornc, for he was 
a younger brothcr,aBd bad beenc a prifoncr not lopg 

magtunehunfelfcaadblafphctne, furdyne can ne- 

. \,W1U1 llCili:i.& lUllUE lUllUW CUUUgU, U<JU KUUWC)^ 

He^ long pull the vifon be eonctrmng the daily fucrifee, 
and thetranfgrefsitn 0f def§Uti»nJo give hth tie SMCh- 
Miy and the Ho/ tt be troden under feote ? 

HcK you fee thac for any to fee himfclfc againft 
Gods worfhip , is to fct himfelfe againft God 
himfclfc , proud malicious adverOiries , cfpccially 
aimcatthis, and God here fufPercd the adverfary 
to prevailc even againft this ; God proceedes againft 
bis people for their tranfgrel^on,anHoft comes upon 
them • yca.thc Text faycs, it we obfcrvc ic, that an 
Hcjl VIM given him ag/unft the daily Sacrifce, by rej^tn 
tftranfgrepion: Antioch$tt had never been able to raifc 
fuchanHoftjhaditnotbcenc for the tranfgrclHons 
of Gods people • ycafo far was God provoked with 
the tranfgreflion ot his people, as that hec fuffered 
this tf oft raifed againft them, tecafi dov^netbeiriak 
totbe grotmd^ofraSiife andti frffper. Wchlvecaufc 
to lay our hands upon our hearts, to acknowledge 
our tranfgreflions asgreatasany they were charged 
with; and y^t although God hath thus f^r chaftifed 
us as to raife an //oft againft us, yea' fuch a one (to 
many of them being Papifts, ana fuch horrid blaf- 
phcmers) as wc have caufe enough to fcarc they 
would take away the daily Sacrifice, and caft down 




Ufis, 109 

is builc up already, and 
the ground, but oh the 
ffc of our gracious Godl j 

ehath turned the rage of 1 

ti wrought glorioufly for jj 

)f their power, (.although 
hard thingsj we may yet 
[the Sanfiuary, that is, 
longft us if wc will, yet ; 

Congregations, it is held .^ 

xcelTcncie of it, it is not 
:y indeed have pradifed, ' 

to usthey have not pro- 
f Hofis^ let this glorious 
y us for ever, 
fctting out mercie to us, 
his Lord of Hop, Con- ) 

: fayes, ^'fr. 23, 24, 25, 
Gods taking advantage 
ins, which hee hath not 
es this day. Whenthcj '^"''"X ;3 

ml, a Ktngof fierctciun- pia«. ■ 

idtirin^ ffirtty a Pripce^ 
<er4te thugs ^ as few prin- 4 

^oventitreufom the like-, if j 

f before him and ffeake My 
•dejignesy he loekeswitha i 

is ceumemace jhejving the j 

it : Heacc it was that his i 

Iff hmes 10 Ef (manes, for 1 

: his ficrcenertc, hefliall J 

: fhall be one that under- 
s wit and &btilty, and 
? . by 

J 10 . TheglortMUN. 

by the help of thofe abou 
enpofitions of darke things 
at it, no man could have 
could havcbecne pickt ol 
pick up, and by this he i 
colour upcyi the fbuleft chir 
veiy fpecious to many. 
And his power likewift 

fufer irim fa gretv teagreat j^..^.., __ ^ 

*oipir,fo faycs the Text, althoughyoucouldnoike 
how he could raifc any (uch power of his own, yet 
fre Jbdlifiaved great fn/eryhe&all hive money, Am- 
munition, Arengch, from forreigne Princes, or as 
fbme would have ic,Godhimfelre IfasU give power 
cohim, bcyondwhathchathof hisoWD, Surclyif 
thcpower againftthe Churchbe Gods rather then 
the advcrfarics own, then the power for deliverance 
of the Church muft be ackiliowlci^ed to bee Gods 
rather then our own, but I rather take the former 
fcnfe to be the intent of the Holy Ghoft in that place. 
It ioMowSfhejhallproJper andfra^ije, he jballnu ht^ 
. dw^s emfulUBg^ det>fttrrifig,Jel4jing, bnthefUUtu 
P^ dtingf lOM thereby he jhaHprfi^er : The word is ftcitt, . 
" helhaUdocfomething, The profperoms Aicce^oif ' 
war depends mucb upon action. 

Alexantleryf^s asked. How he did fo great things 
in fo little a time 1 He aofwcred, ^3y negk^ing wdd- 
vttmage. I have read of Cj&«-/ej, the fonnc of Cj&4r/rj 
Duke of^«/«,who was King of ^*£i/jrand5ferw/<i/o», 
he was called C4r»lm CunHmsr^ that is> Cbaries the^ 
X></470',butnot inthat fcnfe thu j4^/«v,who wastiie 
Shield of Kwte in his time, he -was called likcwifc 
C0i04tfryh\x that was becaufe he ufedtoft^till 

oppor- J 


to be delivered From many troubles by comming in 
to him. Surely hewiUhavtthe better ofit^ it it beftftr tur 
j^fetj {ifvre wmld held our Unds And ejlates) to come m ^ 
jojnemth him^znA thus by hit peace hefiaU deftrey mMj. 
Or 3. JnfMce, in peace , Cdvin interprets thus : 
Jn Afilent quiet wty he jhall mthdratp himfelfe and his 
Forces 5 there flutU net he much neife of him^ hut hee^ 
Jhall tveary the f trees of the tther and their forty , <wd 
gaine time and advantages efthem. When he fccms 
10 be quiet, and comes not againft them in a ho- 
Aile way, even then fhaff he defiroy many^ yea hee jhaU 
fiaod uf a^ainfi the Prince of primes. He ftiall not 
acknowledge the Ma)cfty,thc power of God, he (hal 
fethimfelf againft thofe waics of Providence thac 
are apparently againft him, howfoever he \vill not 
•fee iti&ut then fayes the Text, be^aUiehrekenwitb- 
mhand, God himfelfinfome wonderful! waythat 
you know not of Aiall break him, when all means ' 
faiU>and all people Ihall be afraid chat all will come 

VhelordofHofis, iij 

tty i thtn PmS he bi ir^enwithmt 

much of Tad things that we fuficr, 
: fuch things as the people of God, 
1, futfcred in thofc times. Otiriins- 
rs for the like mifcrics ^ but God is 
It is ftom the Lord of Hofts that 
rrom fuch fearful evils as chcfc. 
: may fay>Why, are we in any dan- 
es as the Jews fuftered under An- 

If bloody Papifts, and curfing and blafpheming 
Cavaliers might have their wils on us, ourmiferies 
would Toon parallel theirs, if not rife above them, 
feeing io many of them are got together, and they 
are growne to fuch a height in their rage, itisonely 
from this great Lord of Hofls that they break nocin 
upon us as a deluge of the mod hideous woes, and 
drcidfiil miftries that ever befel any Chriftian Nati- 
on upon the face of the earth : but blcffcd be the 
Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. 
Let the Crown of all our mercies, and moreerpcci- 
ally of chat great mercy in the late battel be fct upon 
the head of this glorious Lord of Hofts. We readc 
•3.Stm. 1 2. 27, 18. when 5^*4^ fought againft £4^^, 
when the work was almoft done, he fcnt to Davidto 
come and take the City, that he might have the 
glory of it, that the Kings Crownc which was of 

fold and precious ftoncs might be fct upon Bnvids 
ead. Although God hath made ofc of inflruments 
in this great work, and due honour is ro be given to 
them, yet let the crown of the work be fet upon the "; . 
head of the Lord of HoAs. 

to6 T&eg 

«%>' f Lor- I find in A Xreacire o 

T»ia»- taking honour to ones I 
Pyth^ who havlogilai 

vtSw&t^ trey,whofc namcwas ( 

j**?*!?^-' people were ftriving w 

;^^^^..nour,nc Ipeaks thus un 

- it^t, the^cds hdvedtne • tufi 

thu wtrk.lt is crue,the < 

tains and Souldicrs hai 

ti:ue thai they^ have onely lent their hands to this - 
wotk. ThcLord ofhoftshath done this great thing, 
toth for them and us 5 If wc would cxprcffe our rc- 
fpei^ to the Generahjond honour him as he hath dc- 
{erved, in thisthing erpecially> wefhoulddoeieco' 
fycakcweUofhtmheforc this Lord o^ffgfis ^^nd to ■ 
pray muchfw him. 

It was a cuftomc among the Romans, when: a- 
vidorywasgotjtoufcroIcmncProceflioqs for many 

^ ,daycs together, offering Prayers and Sacrifices to • 
their gods in bchalfe of their Gencr ail. Thcman- 
net was,3fter the vidory to fend tatbe Senate Lct^ 
cersdighc with Laurel, whereto was required :that 
they would decernertSufflkationes^ appoint fuch fo^ 
Icmae Supplications for the Gcncrall. The conclu- 
iron ofall is, the glory of this great: work muft fliclE 
no wherc,but pafle through all^tothisour-ftrong rcr 
dccmcr*/-? Lordvfhtfis^ Letthat Doxologie ofthe - 
AngelSi^E/ijftf.j. be ours this day,, i/fli;, htly, holy, 
lariolHefis, Tht tvhUcdrth ufuH efthygloty. Let our 
flreetSj cm' congregations, our families, our hearts 
be now full of the glory t^h^iaHolj^holy^holu Lerd' 


^he-Lordef Hefis. 107 

ve ffdd tttefMTt tfthe glcry fiftXw greap 
i efentJAttd^iffijtd, 
c mc but a liulc time more, I will 
tle:gUmpfcofchc other pan otttu^ 
d wind up all fuddenly. 
rdof Hofts inrcfpcA of that abfo- 
! hath over all creatures^ he hath all 
rnand earth -usderiiiin , asa Gcne- 
uldiers : The Aogels ihey arc bis 
\Tht Char-im of God dre twenty thtu- 
is9f Angels^ TbeLtrdu itmngthem 
t Hebrew, the word is in the fingu- 
h4ret , to note the joynt-fcrvice of 
^ey arc but as one Charet, although 
^ufands, yea Myriads of thoufands 
:,there never is any mutiny amongft 
:hcir harmony is moft bleflcd, their 
folable. That which your Englifli 
mftitd , t-ven thwfdnds , is Mjrftides 
ihc word tranflaced A»gels is not 
in Scripture in that fignification, it 
to fecood, as being fecond or next 
Princts^ the NthUs »f Gods Cturt, as 
mt one of the chief e frinees : The Se- 
■thc word iuSufwrTBTj The chedrf$ii 
lis Lord of Hofts readily , and fiec- 
1 his wars , they derive it from the 
^hich Signifies to bccin tranquility 
w, that i*, as God was in Shdi with 
his holy ones when hee gave the 
x^AWrucm. jj.i. fo he is inf fMlikewife, the Angels 
Godsffoils, makes ^im as dreadfull to all her ene- 
inic5,asthofc>l0^fZf as appeared ta Gad ah Mount 

up agamft fkAtMkifr^i ahd/w, /^*and tmrfU-^ 
nrt 5 They were all the Artntes ot Cbd againft him v 
tiodgavecomminionco thtfre and it burfttup^o- 
^omtshe gave Gommi{n<Hicothe»ffj&» andicfWaU 
lowed up CDfik^dthdn tiod Ahirxm. 

Sue the chtcfe thing t intend iti this is co fliew 
you cbc glory of God in this wlc of his, f torn this 

I. Godisgloviousin this that he hath an excec- 
dii^ great Army :'Thc grcatncflc df an Army is the 
glory of a Generally now Gods Army oncty of his 
Angels that are ftbout him, is very great, Dm. 7. 10. 
Tihsafdftdthoitjmds ruMfirednitahim, amltmtht^tml 
times ten thet^dJtKd before himMU Mvay otZtemfit 


fThegUrioiu N, 

\- word upon you. rfil. i< 

[ htt Anpli tbdt txctU in j 

\ JetneBtsJtearkmng unit tht 

[. How many men, who 

^ jneanc thcmlelvcsasif 

^ bovc Gods Commandi 

exctl infirtngtb^ihej eUt hi 

U the void ^his wtrd .• T 

whatitisthic Qodhith 
I ready to obey. And xh 

\ ^els,i% cruc of allGods Hi 

Bl<§ejethe Lerdallyehis. 

hispleafftre : Blejfe ye the i 

cf his dept'tmon. God fay 

4ffj&/>jC0atI0Chcr, Come,an»oecemmaa:yzA ouus 

Armies arc ready to dcftroy therafclvcs iiithcfcr- 

'■'■• viceof cheir Lord. The command ofaGeocrall in 

an Armie is powcrfuUihe may keep his Armicfrom 

Epoile if he plealc. Flatarchmthe life of Fcmpejtcls 

of him,tha.t hearing of hisfoldicrs offering violcacc 

in an unjiA way.be caufed all their fwordsto be iea- 

ledupifoasnomandaredbreakopenchc fealewich- 

out leave. He did more thenbidthcm, yeatnore 

4t chencommand themthat they (bould not fpoile. 

2/"?d" ^* ^^* ^°^ forccth his enemies to fight for him, 

\ TjfLdtt and can turn their weapons againft themfclve^ 

ab Mt!-it, which is a high -power beyond all other Captains 

"'"^""'^and Gencrals-iothe world. Socmen and Nicephena 


mi- tell US of a great woik of God in the defence of that 
/;«r*/fcn-gQQjj Empcrour Thtodoftm^ byamighty wind the 
rativLi^ arrowscf his enemies were turned uponthcin,which 
*?'■"' ClmdiAnX'k^'mKtmt^vsiXK'i'^O^thoi^btkvtdjtexcuding 
viMi' nmchef God, fir whom the skies and themffdfght, &c. 



ler creatures buc devils and men but 

^thfuUy. fight for God, and even 

estoiigbc for him whether they will 

'n when tbcy Teemc to fight mofta- 

many men who fay they defie che 

then are the Haves of the dcvil^ and 

many whofe hearts and wayes are 

, yctcvcn then God ufeth them to 

dtoaccomplinihtsowopuTpofcs, ■. 

of Gods infinite wifdom appeares 

,in putiingof them into moft comc- 

;, keeping them conftaruly in thctt 

bich order and fhining wifdom in it 

Ifcc^t would amaze uswiih the luftro 

s faid of the Locufts, TheyJhAStrtto-ch 

wajes, and they fhaS got breake their 

'onethrujiamthirythtfjhAUwdk every 

To order.aod guide in j-anksfuchinw 

of' Armies, is infinitely beyoadthc 

)aoder upon the earth. When David 

cditating upon the glory of God in 

14; InthcmidftofhismediEationhD 

,. but breakcs forthwitbadmiriag. 

JGods wifdome in them all> Lord 

thy works ! in wifdome- hafi thou madej^. 

h it fuliof thf riches-. Let our hearts 

meditations of the riches of Gods- 

iring in marfiialUng all his Armies.- 

\c did look into thisj andcauf&our- 

:luponit, it-would cure us of our A- 

hts. How is it poilible but aGod mufl:> 

pledged, where fuch admirable arv 

iarcs^cvcnia the works of naturc,T?vhich. 


they know noct 
any man that ih 
long all iacomi 
men ^n into th 
came running u 
virion of a Go: 
bc.tf we faw in 

8. AH thcfe .™w...j ««j». 

hif own charge, and To hach done fince the beginning 
ofthcworld.They live vrfioUy upon him^and ytt are 
not at all burdcnfome unto him. He is yet as rich as 
ever he was,as able to maintain them all as ever; yea 
andmanythoufandsmoreifhcpleaTcd. This iliiely 
is a great God. 

9. God is able co put as much power as he pleafeth 
into the leaft creature, to raife it above the nature of 
it, foas though it be never fo poore and weak in ic 
felfe,he can make it irrefiftiblc. Hence it is that God 
by contemptible means hath fo often brought down 
the power,the rage,thc pride of t!w great ones of th« 
earth : how terrible was he to Phsrd»h in the very 
flyeiftWat is obfcrvableiwhcreas upon the judgement 
of the H^Uy he did but promifc that he would let ff- 
raelgoe^Extd.^.zi. but upon Gods Army of ^m he 
bidsrhcm goe, Chdp. 10. 8. But that place jlf^/a, is 
moft remarkable torthis-, obfervc what high ex- 
prejTions God hath of a mighty Army of his, and tht - 
truth is, it was but an Army of £«fjv/?^ and CttterfiU 
Urs, Ver. %. he calls the day oftheir commiiig» A(U^ 
fifJdrkfitfpfy ifglpgmmelfeydd^efthUktUrkmfe: hee 
caIs them a great petflca/tdsfirmg^ thcrthath futlxeit 

rtA. J-:**; 


The LardofHofis. ^ 1 1 

^vtrthehh^nftr.^. Ajircd&ucvHih before them^ and be- 

-Mndthemdfiameburneth %the Land k as the garden pf 

£den^eferethem, andbehindihem ^ defolafe mldemeffCj 

yjeadnd mthingcanefcafe them 7 And ver.^. The ap^a^ 

ranceefthem ts as the aMearknfe ef hrfes , andasii0rfe- 

ntenyjo^aUthej run.Like the notfe of charms on , the tofs 

'^mmmamsfbaU theydtape^ like tJ^e noife of a flame (^ fife 

.that'devoureththepAbley as aflrongfeofU fetin battel 

arraj.l kno^ fomc interpret it of the B^byiomaas thus 

<dekribed-,but if^he Text be looked into , wee iball 

f leerely fee it meant of the Looufls and Caterpillars^ 

4:bereforedie expreflions are metaphorical all along t 

\Ashorfes^afiro9§gfoofkinbMt£larray: And vir.6. 

>3efor€ their face the people fl>aU be much pained : all faces 

^11 gather blackn^eytwGx thofe who hod impudent, 

brazen foreheads in wayesotwickcdncfle, & would 

aot feare the mighty God^even thefe (lout hearts 

iflialltfemblc before the Locufts. God will put fb 

tnnchterror into thefe poore creatures y that dlfaces^ 

fball gather blackne^e^thty (hall look fwartc-v|6r fearc 

of them,r<fr.7 . Theyjhall run like mighty men^ theyjball 

climbethe wall like men of war : Andver* Z. When they 

JbaUfalluponthefword^ they Jball not be^ounded^ They 

frallhm to Mtd fro intbe City y they Jhall cHmbupuponthe 

hottfes and enter tn atthewindews. Fer. 10. The earth 

/hall quake before them, the heavens (hall tremble ^ the fnn 

sondthofnoofte (hall be darke^and theftars jball withdraw 

their Jhining, They (hall bripg fo much terror with 

them, as even to affca the very heavcns,it (hall be 

like as if the funand moone had lodk all their lighty^s 

if there were earth-quakes in every place where they 

come. Ver. 11. And the Lord (hall utter hi^ voice be^ 

fore his Armie. As Commanders fpcak with a voice 

R. of 

TheghriMt Nmh tfGi 

of oiajeftie before their Artnies,{ 

cer lus voice before tbis his Arm; 

fytobethe Leader of fuch an i 

iaich the Text, Hit e*mf if vtrjg 

txtCMmh his wmrd : the dtj •fthe JU 

ttrrible, Midwhi ea» shidt ft ? AH 

^(Lpti^s and Wtrms^Qt to ic is vi 

ytn theyMts tbtt tht LeCMfit hdve <*»», *W6 >wmHr-irw««, 

Mudthtcmr- filler ^mithgfalmer-ivtrm, mj^mAhm 

pbichlftindmettgjtit* Nowif Godcaorail'e to this 

height Loeufis and Wirm to be fuch a d readful At-my» 

how dreadful! then is the Lord able co tnaJuraU his 

ochergrcatHofts^ Swtttf i$itri»m ItrdefHtft/is 

this Ctd, 

lo. Thi^ great Genccall is himfelfe^heAreflgth 
ofall his Armies, and he hath inHnite Ilrongth ift 
himfclle alone, beyond what all his Armies in heoi- 
Ytin and earth have, the power of hisHbftsisbut A 
Uttlfe 6f his power given to them ^ amongft nien it 
isothei-wife, thefttcngthofaCaptaindGc&erail^iS 
kitheftrcngthoftheSoldicrsofche Army, not the 
ftrength ot the Army in their Capuin ot General! ^ 
tbch wifdomc aird courage iodccde hel^ much, 
but their ftrength lyes iathe Army ; if «he SsHldiers 
ttiave them, it chey faile, what can the General doef 
but it isothetwife here, Gedp^ti all the ftrength, 
Kftfupportsit.he draws it out, heble0cthit, itisone- 
' ly in the power oi his might that any of thcffi is abk 
to doe afty thing ^ and if all their force next united irt 
6ne, God hath inBnitetytnore in lumfelie withoiit 
them,and can doe infinitely mote by his word alotifc 
tft an infhtht , then they can doe as long as the wofrld 
ftands.Oh how grtflt is this a«d^, this Z«n/tf^^i^^f 

. To . 


' ■ - I [ — - _l * - I 

TheLirdcfH^fis. lOj 

*— i— — — I I tf I .1 I . . .. 11, ^ 11 I. i> 1 1 ,1 ,1 ■ fii .. .. 

To apply it in a few words. 
\ I . Who would not fcarc this God then f gW i j • 
I i • ShdU not his txcclUnck mskt jpu a/raid f Behold 
here a great part of the excellencie of his name *, let 
it ftrike a reverentiall feare into outhOAXS.Ffal.'^e.j^. 
Th$u mmfft j^Uriom dndtxedUntthm the mc$$nt4in$ 
offrtj .rhejlottt-hcdrted areJboiUd : At thy rtbuh O God 
of^dc^^ tht charm and the norfe are cafiinte a deadjleef.' 
Thepthei0ference>t;/r«7. Then^ even thanart t$ hc^ 
fiarf^^ and n^hp m^fiand in thy fight when once thou nrt 

%. Surely then it is good being on Godsfide^to ^l 

U? be of his party, this is the firongcft fide, this certain** 
ly will have the viAory« It is fafeft to joyn with the 
Lord, and it is tooft honourable. Youknow what 
. Chriftfaid to his Difciples to ftrengthenthem a^ 
gainft feare>f conldoray to my Faoher^ Mdhe imddfend 
me itoehe Legions of Angels. Vavid^ Pfal.ij. though 
alone, yet he thinks 1i;iimfelfe faf e enough with the 
Lord of Hoks^ver, J. Though an ffofiJhaUencMmfc^ 
againfi me^ my heart Jhould not feare $ Thoueh Warre 
ihould rife againft me, in this will I be confident : In 
what? ver.i. ThM the Lord is his Ught^ksfahation, 
andthefirengthofhistife. If we be with the Lord^we 
may be fure that we (hall ever have with us more 

^ , then againft us. t Chron.^^ ^^7^^ Befirong andcouragi-i 
omJH n^ afraidndr dismayed for the King ofAJfjfia^ nor 
for aU the multitude that is with Inm: for there bemoem^ 
m then with him. Withhimisanstrmeofflifh^butwtfhssi 
lithe Lordour God, to hdf m^dtofgbt onr bmels. And 
theteofie^ fayes the Tcxt^eftedufon the words ofSeS^ 
kian. Here is a fiill ob je A for our faith to reft upon. 
If we look upon G^ onelyinthis iacter confidera- 

R 2^ tion 


tion of him as The LordofHofiSy 
want of Souldicrs, feeing all crt 
earth^are his armed trained- So 
(cite is InBnite it) hinvfclf..' Oh h 
hct if wccouldinall- our ftrait 
Lord .ot Hofts, looking upon 
ration \ 

You will fay. It is true, this 
dcedafiiHob}c& of faith, vvei 
fordyptovokcd him to come< 
are afraid he is now appearing i 
. IwillgivcyouoneTcstotS 
asthisis,- whcivjiourprovocati 
upon you^iand it is as fwcec,.ai' 
■ ging a Scripture as any I know 
had profeflcd inthe beginning 
hchadbcen fore drfpkafcd wii 
t. yea and icappcarcsby the j 
were no- better then their Fat 
iaid,rbeLirdof Hefs-had h^di^ 
prcfentwhmihe Prophet fpp 
God' was inCuch a way -towairi 
nition-appcarcd againftthem : 
might break, and their faith be raifcd- marke what 
a.gracious.promife, coottsrintothem iivcnnow, itv 
this 1 7. 'Vtr.Crjyit,fa.'fiȤ, thm faith thLerd'tfHtfts^ 
Jtfjr cities thrvit^'frofftritj ( or througk ^^mJ^ fo the 
word isin the Hebrcw;yft*//jif/ he [pr^ad dro*d, and 
ih^LerdjfiaUyet camfortSton, and (hmyet chocfe ^rufa- 
Um: Markj here arc foure jsts in this ver. and they 
^rc very gracious oncs.Crjr^^/, fhdUyetiefpread, (hall 
^ean^ort^avljhAlLytttiotft ^trufaltm, andallthcfe 


romthe Lortteffft^s 
was frovokedtoin^g. 
et. Wc have provo- 
, We ai'c miicrable 
cffmftn, Wcarcun- 
ic tree: grace of out 
feUe Icnowne by this 
:his name, LordthM 

give C6jmnandemiHt 
rt of mine , H yeeld t9 
! dgamfl thce^ that they 
'd,in any ■difficult J es we 
W he JtjcMragedyWcji 

brought dnvnt .• But 
in one da»^ he Jhdl tH~ 
the LfraGodaihajiid- 

abletajoyne witb,to 

rs boaft much of the 

:c of-ihtir ^cncrallj 

tv'd by it. Thepcor 


vhoifc banners they 

ry, pfd. 148. God _ 


f ii thepr4ifiofaU.hu! 

^4(ff*j.' Notontly Objectively, becaufethc Saints 

are cxcrcifcd.in his praifcsybut BLclativcly^.hci^i 

ptai£e and honour to his Satms^his Saints glory ia 


arc cwo Captains in; cbc world, uodcrwhoie com* 

S Theglmcmiu 

mand ill the world fcrve,this 1 
Devil, for he alfo hach his Arh 
the Dragon and his Angels ; al 
der him, and fight for him; hi 
>^M»Vj&rf/?,Itisnodiflioaour to 
mandcrs , to gee under the Bd 

3. Let us honour this Lord 
liag to be put into what rank fa 
ordered in what placehc flail 
keep our rinks. If Godwil pit 
where there is hotteft fervicc,i< 
hotter the ferviceis, thegrcati 
We maft not choofc our own p 
tures, except the Angels, are 
work of their Lord in ordering 
aftiveinyceldingour fclvesft 
and be well pleated with it, anc 
an eaiie matter to keep rank wl 
but when we come to fight,we 

Laftly,how dreadfuU mnft t 
God needs be to all ungodly or 
waves ofenmity againll fuch a 1 
» him thtt flriiiiii whh he Mi 

ftrive^thtktfetjhiMrds ef the u. 

nite indigi^atioh muA God needs look upon fuch vile 
wormes, whodarerefififucha glorious Majeftyas 
he is r God can but fpeak to any humour of thy bo- 
dy, and it fliall make thee lye roaring out inanguilli, 
and grievous torture 5 thy life fliall be more mttet 
then death unto thee. This God may givecommiffi- 
onto'the sextcrurabe of bread, anditflHtlchoak 
thce,and fend thee down to hell. 

The Ltrdtf Befis^ 107 

: is agamft thee,he walks contrary u> 
:u;ibuc<>.Thefwotdspoiiicoi hisin- 
ic chine heart. AU the creatures oi 
^.armcdagainftthec, and would fly 
rod did but give out the word. The 
epated, LerdJhaU but tm of aegoeattd 
eh mh$ ddris prtfume to blt^ikme thj 
mjelfe againfi thee ? As AbjhM laid to 
16.9. whj^ouldthudetddogcmfemj 
let me gu Mdtske ^his bud. The 
i fhiU I etmvti^h infeEHev imthisbst^. 
The Water, ShaUl pp hisirtathf 
I ftizeM bim, and imriU him ? The 
», Aod fivaHom him •/» ?. The bcaftsofi 
verm* ttpan him, atidttarhimt Thy 
, shall vechtsk him, oriehatut»himf 
mIdftofGods HoftSjCompafTcdv 
idc \Cbron,i-iJ.^~WhtH^udah lo9!^ 
Sehrndftitt before *ndhebi/ul, sad they 
0rd. Look about thee oh diftreflcd 
e Hoils of the Lord before thee and 
d cry to the Lord. Certainly there & 
re tnee, buttiiou.hafkcaafe to looke 
laking heart:t^u Juioweft xkx but 
^y nunc, {can of God to cut thee off, 
teft go to thine owne place. Ccnain- 
but ere long fome creature oc other 
on thee, ana be an execocioner of: 
on thee, if not prevented by thy rc- 
:n God awaJfccns aguilty-confcicnce, 
is terrible, to h, the wrath of God is ^ 
:e of every creature; C</»ctyesout, 
tetsme^willki&mt. Why 

brief c JTOwcr to DoAor Fernes Ba6ke , tending to 
rcfolve Confciciicc^ about the Sub/efts taking up of Anns . 

By J £ R; BllR&OUGHBf. 

THii:e C4me to mj hand a I^qo^^ o^ D. Fern, tending to refolve Confcienct 
in the cafe of the Subje^is tal(ingHf Atmes. I findit cojtyed on without 
giving any ill termes^ but mfakf exfrejjiotis ^ f stable to^ a Treatife that 
coin. tines Confcience^ And the more lil^c/y to prevail with it, Onely noiv a^td 
thmfomt bitttrnesbieAf^es forth i I jhaU very briefly ^et faithfully give you the 
fiicngth of it :fVbere he fieal^es rigbt, I will acl^nowledge it j am where he 
mifidfies^J will fairly difcujfe andjhew yon whence the mijtal(e5 arife. I confeffe 
he haihgi'e^t advantage in theffibje^^ bicaufe it is for the l^mg : i\ BecAufi 
itu fafer to flead far the K^ng, thottgh a man mtfial(^es y but if there be a 
mftake in leffening the KM^sright^ a man endangers his utter undoing, i. Truth 
about this argument Jjoth'Alwayes been tender lyhAJuUed i thofe who have fleddei 
fortheJ^ingjifAvev^ith courAge v rated themfelves to the utmfi ^ but others hAve 
been forced tfJte filent^ orflj'e but even to whiter and ^aI(^ halfe out, leji they 
fiefently meerwUh Cnot m-guments^ but) things of Another nAture to anfwer 
them. In which regArd the power of Swings hAtb been rAifed to the height ^ and 
men have drunk ^ I'^ch opinions ofAbfolute power in them, as they hAvehcAri 
confidently affirmedjra^ifed^andfeen in Boolis, and feeled by many taxAtions 
and fenfures. 5 but whatfoever might informe them hath Uyne in the dank^, not 
dari^ to appeare : Therefore wfU might the D. call what now, people begin te - - \ 
heare^dnd enquire After, a new dojlrlrine-y^it. is an old trutbjfut newly difcovering 
itfelf The name of King hath tal^enfuch imfreffion in the hearts of people, thai 
for a while they will be preiudiiedagAinft whatfoever may but founiof limiting ^ 
hi p9Wjtf,0r maintaining bur right ^gainfi i$. 

f^'hat there is in the Epifile that may prejudice at^mAnsconf dense, will befnr 
fwered in wbAt follows. 

Preamble to S E C T, I. 

SO moHji good people that t^^exome to a f^e, of K^ligion and godlinejje, are " - 
niferably cotryed Away by Aftrange implicitefAith,to beleeve whaifoevtr is 
/aid oidone in the name of the ?arUAment,&c. to be infallibly true and fufi. 
It (ectns thole wh<» have not a fcnle of Religion^ do not fo eafily beleeve the jf^fl 
tfvah and juftice of what is done in the patne of the Parliamj^'nt. This is moft "^ * 
cciftaine, who are hardtft.to h^l^ye wjxat the Parliament faycs^ but Papi^s, 
aad Aotw»riou$ blafphemers, and prophane liven ^ I condemnc not all, bi^t 
co;n|>are the generality of the one fide, and of the oiher^ youihall finde ati 
apparent difference in the lives of the one, from the lives of the other : Yea, Co 
k is now that if a man as heretofore were not prophane, or loofe at Icaft , or 
zeialous R)r ceremonies, he was accounted a PuritAn-y fonow a Roundhead, chat 
^s, in their ordinary interpretation.one for the Parliamem« 

If it be faid, Tbi?; is becaiife Religion is pretended on the Parliaments fide : - 
So.i^ is on the other, with as loud a cry asthe Parliaments. In fuch things where .'^ivX 
X mud have regard to humane leftimony^to what part I fee die moft that have 
theieniie of Religionto adhere^ that £de I will be m, except I ft? better .grounds 

A then 

A iritft AnfyMT 
gc the D. brJngi tt> dtmr nx from it. Prnt. % 
waj efioML mtHi iMd l(eeft tht fihi af the r< 

SECT. /. 
i<e IK two fpccial thin^ confideiablc in thia 
Bondly, wtat be fayo ve gruic. He grana 
: King, not oncly in tEiinct unlawAill by th 

Aicd Limofikc Lind. Ir it well this iigntiKMi ncrciMorc wck«mt ] 
K die gennall Tenet, whulocvcr was commaniied by tbe King, yea \fj I 
m in autlioriiy, if but hy a Prelate, except it were againft Gods La«jre ' 
DUfld to obey ii^ any thing that was not iuin:,inu& be yeeldcd to and rax 
ifcicnce fake. ThcOrin thitis Jn^fnuoai; he Cont'eOctiithat notrndy 
Law,bat tnaml-aw limin Kingi power:Thi( is a great cale to mnymcni 
mces GO know lb mudi . 

1 fiinhcr, ifthii b« Mile, that all thofeScripCHFct thttiuce •bcdiemet* 
tmlmeninauthonty-jimillbeiHKierilood widi this limitation , tfaaiii, 
'CoaiinandaccordiiigtaibcLawsofCod, andaccoi^ixigwtfae Lawsof 
UK u<unircy over triudi AtVf arc. 

I . Herayes, Jnfnnttfrtfifianniwtptoitit mujib* infuck » esfewbettlurt 
tft Omnet onlinet ic^ cMKTcfnicnteSjM msxtmtuf tmfint (ft^^tvroHnfrt. 
Ami . Tbcte it no <tocrt mn3 liott dat the greater pan prcfentof either Houfca- 

C;reeiiipon,butbx*trtllyvdi<land^g^,at if dicie wore an unuumotucoR- 
Ktn of ihcDiboth. It is fi> in all bodes where things are carried by vok. 
a . He fayes, n't ynld it mufi it t wurrt dtfnfiiie rififigiKt, 
j£f,f Ifdie King fhouid fqid any to niifthiefe iis,to lay, we rouft onely defend on 

J ' felrci^lb at notto ottbid d>cnt,b a oontradiftinn; as for dte Kings perioa, is it 
not dtc prote£on of dn Pari, to defend u^dterefote we necdc not difpHte mw^ 
about^cfending oui felresagainft h. 

3 .He fayn, tbu IH^wift k ^rMttdtbMt tht Friust mujf firft ke iatt n *cff- 
MmA ii rtpftmei. 

By this he would infinuaic that our Arnu taken up arc unlawfiiU , bcctufi 
. the Kinghaihnocdeclaredhimfclfethus. 
,.-Af^}- What need we be put to meddlcwiiih any ibiBgUutI» inibe ca(einhand?Tbt 

s Kingdom feciiig it ^f in nnunmcdangei of encHuet to infringe die liboda 
of tcpnay ftrnkd up to defend it lelfe ; ycaaUwu^ ilicy cone tordi againft it In ^ 
ibc nunc of die King : Thii isoitf«arc,'aiidifdieD.dilii»ctagainft anyduac 
butdiit^bcfigfau widiEuiomilhadow. , 

Ifihis be cale as Geminly it is,ihen a grcK part of die Dofton bucA if aB' 
podncnito the %ufine& of tbe Parliament) ra^ng^tfcet ; For forces may bcc 
railcd.uponoiIierguundsthcniheKiaes being brat to ovctrhrowRclieion, 

sE?T. n: ^ 

THc ftm^ of thit 5rAMi,and almoltall dw book.ii in that place of »m. 
I % . and in dm place 1 belecvc die D.will fee, or if he doth noc^odicn ffiU] 
jhac he is utterly miftaken in tho feafe of chat place, 
-. T^ Apeftle fayes cxfie&f,ffh«fitvtr rtfipjfull rtcavt i4miatiau. 

Ajtf. But licdodi net fay exprelly, whelbevct rcfifts die higheft men fliall:rBCeiK'. 

damnation^ Imk wbolocTcr di^ rriift die power: Itttvtrymtb* fuhitS» ' 
totbcwiUsoftI]ttiigh«ftDien,buttiiti!>f bi£fc«'^nr«r.-<hcixis agicatdedi; \ 


lii&i»iice betyrct»echefetwo:Tiic higher powcr^ that is, chat amhorlcy that God & 

laa hath put upon fuch a man^it is i^^^nnt jW«fiif, chat mulk be fubjeded to,& not 

fiftedrWe profcfle againft rcfifting oowcr, authority^ tboi^b abuicdtlfthore wh« 

Lve. power to make Laws, Aall make nnfiill Laws, and fb |ivc authoriqr to any to 

:ce obcdience:;» we lay hm there mujft eicfaer be tiyingor paikve obediencc^biit if one 

It is in authority command out of his own wiU,and not by Law,I refift no power^no 

luchortcy at all, if I neidwr adively nor pafiively obey , no I do not fb much Irs idift 

abided authority^ This may feeme ftrange atdie firftsbut if you thinkc of it^ you will 

' bdieeve it. The D^thinkes the an^r to this place isoacly from the limitation of the 

Sibil, or the cauie of refifting^as if we held that no panictilar men upon any^caufe. 
States niay refift upon fiich and (iich cauics;wheceas wc cbe not anlwer (o^ but we 
diHing^i^ beoireene the man that hath the power^and the power of ^t man, andiav, 
aitbougC the power muft nqr be refifled accordii^ to iheiccter., and the fenie of tne 
Text, yet the iilegall will and wayes of die m^ iway bo xofifted, without the leajR 
oilendtng a^tinft uie Text. But we ihall mette with this Scripcure again and again, 
and ihail foUow it with ai)(wer$ accordingly. 

He comes to examples^ se fir ^^ the peoples refcmng offotuttbmfrm SMulMe ftjes^ , Sam. 1 4. 
lir feofU y^ere in Arms aireoiy^Mtddid but ufe d loving ^ioUncOm 

This exanqple is 4inely brought to proYe that Subjeds may widdland illegal con- j^r 
nands of JCiugs, and no iurther,and that it phunly proves; onely^ he fayes, it isdlo^ V* 
vMg violence* Well thenit isa violence; they re&lVe that die Kiaes command fhall 
flotbefitlfiUed^yeadiooj^hheeadilsaaoathooit. ItwasindcedeaToviitfvblenCeio 
fonatbanrSo is all the violence diat the Parliament olFers a loving violence to the 
Kiagdwne,vea and there is trueloyc to dieKing tooin'iiuThe Kinghath not yctfivorn 
t^the wUlhaTeiuchthingsastheParl.wallnocfuffcr,(basoD OHnecoour cogni- 
fince; but Sdul fwore that he would have fiich a thing done, and yet the pcoplewould 
not fiiffer it to be done,aiidyet you dare not Uame cfaem for this, nay you ctnimend 
I diem for it. 

i The fecond example isjOdvid refifttng Sdnl^ (he D. fayes^I^ wm to five his per^ x Sam. if. 
fm ffom Cnt^tbroats. * 

Andis not our Arn^ to iave ParLft people from CutHhroao? 
1. He Cxycsfidvid did no all ofhofhlkpjfut only defended bimfelfe. 
David had no authority over any thu followed Sanljhrhc Was then a private mans ^m/ 
but our Parl.hath audioricy over Deli^ucma that follow the King. 
I X. David was loath indeede to venoire upon a pitcht battail,or to exafperace Sdhl 
\ or hb Sub jeAs, bccaufe hb fttength was weake, ^tfo. to a King, therefore hi flies up 
and downe and takes not every aiWantage, that If it were poirible he mig^t gainc fa- 
vour in the eyes ofSanl and hb Svbjtm: but if they had falne upon him^ and hb 
wwer hadb^ene eouallto theirs, who knoWes what he would haye done ? but we are 
lure as it U^t is defenfive, andtEiat is aS it bto prove dut Subjeds may take up Arras 
10 defend tfaemfelves againft die injiiftioe of their Kings. 

For that exampUof navid at J^/eilahjoU the anfwer to that is. tkia it is an unctt" ..^^ . ^ 
i^fuppofition. iiam.13. 

B^uc examine tbe place, you ihaU^ finde it as certain as a fuppofition can be y It ap> ^j f 
»tes plainly that !&its;id had foaieexpeftationth^tdie tSAnoi^jiUah would have ^* ^ 


tood to him' and kept off 5tf«/«0i^ngaeam(t him. and if they would, itisappa- 
"^thy the Text, that J^avld wodd Kavt ftood 10 it tnoug^ Saul had come againil 
k. In the Text it is 2u plain, as thb : Suppofe the King were neerc HM goio^ a- 

A a gamft 

_ A ■ - A brtefe jinfvir 

againft Sir_^.H»ibaM and Sir/.H«b#m fliouUfeek lo make 
and enquire wlitihcr ihcy w<wld dejiver him "r not if the K^n 
come toknow that certainly diey would, and upon that very g 
now »n unccrtaine fuppoficioitthat Sir J'ohn,H«tbam would wil 
ilandtohini,andifcncy would Hand, to him he would ftay thei 
againft the K^Of^i ?3icci^ 

Hi, /«Jt aitfo'tr l» Darids txample (/, that hit txamfle wai 
hiwat antinied ttbt Kjng afwisai. 
jf^r But yet fbrihe prefeni he wua pcivate man, although God had bellowed honbla^ 

■' extraordinary upon him mote then upon other men ; but it ti^om not [herefbre that 

inthiscaTehehadancxtranrduiary power lotefift the Prince: Pttncc Cfeitr/j hath n" 
more power to rciift his Father then the Parliament hath, 

Fir.ibefxamfleofElijbaufiiigtlieKjiifsmijfetgtTititghlj^btt tame t^^tai^KHiq 
his bead, hrfeyts it fayes little to tke qutflim m hand. • ■ 

I uipf. Yet he srants as muth as it is brought &r,ihat ikfence is lawful agaiivft fudden ami 

illcgatlafliiults of Meflcngcnrcniby the iCii^^ ; if againft fudden , why not againft 
deliberate and plotted > for ,they are warfe : 1 his i* one end of iheraifing of the Ar- 
my ,ta prevent fuch aflaults:lf it be lawful to be done by violence by i.or j. when the 
mc^agerisbuione^thenitmay bcdoocby i.or jooo.whcnthemeti'c^ers areiooo. 
iCfcro.itf F»f the extmflteftbi Fritfii thmfiiKi out the lepreut iC'»|:. 
Affft ^hat which rfiitis brought to prove, is ^us much. That there inay be liich undcM- 

nefle in a IOng,that may caufe Subjcfts lawfully torefifthtm, when he would doc a 
wicked aft. 

, The Doftor &jcs Fkji Gtds hand wm ufm him. 
' Atlf- ^^ wbcaCed.Dull leave a fCing ^ &nwn9rrible way of evil, ccrtauily Gods.iiand 

■' is upon him then. . 

„ , He anfwcK, But be bn/Iedtagae tuthimftlft. 
AttJ, But the Scripture icts ui,thc Prieft* likewile thruft hfva out ; they would not fufier '' 

I'ijn to be in the Temple. 

. The next ihii^ in the Seft.l9,afimiliaKle fiom the namrall body: Thungh d mrti^ 
m*y defend it felftMgdUifiiii'tward vicltnce^ Jtt nemtmbtr miifi be fit afMi*fitbt 
head, fgr thtttrndsta the difftlutitmeftbtvhele. 
jffff If the fimilttiide may be fbllfiwed,we fay, that Tome memtwri ar? asneccflaryioihe 

■" life otthe h:ad,as the head is neccflary to the life of ihofe members. 

X. A iOngdomc may fiHneiiincs have iMiehead,fometim<s another, biu fe cannot a J 
namrall b«ly. ' 

fuT^t^^raotSjPtyfmall defence detbiMt^nl[t»t (be order and ptwer that » 
over mjttt geueiajl refifimt by Arms {hefiuth) doth. 
Atijt No it maymaijntainandFegulatcordcr'jiiiriilietcmaybeas little injuAice on dr 

one tideasjheotiur. 
BM the cafe Knot as Etil»Ms,for tbt l^ffofefetb be wiUufe m vtoiaue,aid'»t 
cannot \noivbit heart. 
Aflf' But that example of £///£< Is brought to prove the law&ilnesofufingtwveaga>>A 

^'np '" "'i"g vioIencc:iiHd wftai violence tiach been almdy uled,ibc world fcnof >' 
'jffjf ■ Pfl?;« i^.Hecomcs.KtScripturcs, AsyHTj ci-jf/fiWCf ;Ieius feewhat full ScrifWiW 
J ' ihefe are. 

The&iaUjNitm.i£.i.(^c.2'bean^aeieif co'abMdhir ttmpmf tgmnjiMofit 
Anf. Ic is ftrangethat this cxainplemiiitbe parallcid with ouii'i^airl .taking up Aims; Waf 

'....,■ ■ ■ j^ 

7& Z>. Femes Btokt. , 5 

vile confpiraciejineetly oui of the pride of malicious (pirits > 
ihink^hacin juAifying Arms inromecaft, wc- juftifie allvilU- 
at-ragcs> ,' 

kmnsrifingup againIlihcPrieft,as well as the (^ing.Yea cer- 
jgarnft the meaneft ofRcttchat God had appointed in Church 
here iliey did againft Mafts & AtrM^w would have bin a ver/ 
(Mu/ii hinifelfihould have thus rifen agajnft anyOfficerap- 
^ _ .. bin a vile fin in hinijtherefore this proves no raoreagamft fiib- 
■ Jefts rcfiftiog Pcinces,then Piinces ittfting )iibjefts,or one fubjcft reCfting another. 
Fiirjicr,we do notriic ag:;inftHis Majefty.as they rofcuf againftiWo/«& W«m j 
wedeficenoc that he ihould have lefle power thcnCod& the Laws have given him, 
^ we would pcefttve this iniiim,and keep oft the ftroke of any fiirther power Jbtbai: 
we newLnoi for dus thing fo much as examine the caufc upon which they rofe ,wliciiicr 
it were fuppofed ornoc,tt>T the cale is fir ditTering in the end of the riling- 
Bitt Corah md his tempMiy ftfjif»ftd the ctufefuSiciati, 

Suppjfed caufes for any tiling is not enough ; now we are hoc es^mining die truih jfifT 
ofibe caufe of takingup Aims,iait whether ihcy may not be tafcen up by the Subjeft 
agjinft the mind ot the King fat atiycaiiie. 
Wei out eonlq^nces ncednotbe much fccupledfroni this Scrip.urei.Lctus examine 
the left hcbrjngs. 
Thc(ccoadb,i Stm.%.ii,iZ.whtye tbr apprtjpvi ol ibt Kfniis matmed, and n» 
mrmi efhilp mattientdbuc c/yigito iht Lard. 

JsUiebareicUuoBoftheopptdrioBotaK'ng without memion in that place of any jf/fr 
mfars of helu,bui crying to Ood,a fufficient proof that though K'ngs opprefie never ■' * 
fn much,ycttli«cbiio help > Suppofe ] brii^ a place p: Sctipture.wlicce there is a K- 
lanoRot SulijeAs tirmg up ina wicked way againJtiheitPrincCj&ln that place tliece 
is no other helpmcntioiicd,but only the Prince ccnnmitiedihik to Cod,& Cod revcn- 
CeditjCanthereiKdrawnfiomtbenceonargtBnent, th^cwh.n Subiefbf rife a^aiiift 
Princes that tlieyhive nooihcrhelpajjainft them, but cotnmitiing thecjule toGod ;? 
We need iwtgofai' for a Scripmre in 5us klnd.ihe vtTy place th: D, brought before 
wildo it;^u».i!.whcn Ctfj'oA. and his company rofe againA Mefis , we there read of 
BOM&er helptbt^o/^itiri.'d,huche committed the thing toGod,& Cod revenged it. V 
>6uc you wilfay^ct there are (nherjilaccs that fliew that Princo may mike u&ofo- 

So ihere is for Subjefts to mie ufc of other belpsagainft the opprellion of their Axif, 
Princesjmany Scriptures have been memloned formerly and cleered. 

Further glides uiis,we anfwer , that the ^>owcr oi all K'ng* is not ilifcc, it is no awu- 
mcntbecau&oiicKi'>ghaihfuchandluchp3wer,iKeretorcall mult needs have. The 
.power of Kings is limited or cnliigcd by ihefeverall Lawsoflcverali Countries. ■ ^ , 

Let w [le what the third Scripture fujis, for yet auyconfc'ftnces a: f not fc,itf I fd .it 
kiiaah.\x>.Thtttbepe»pltmiibtn»i»t9 v>4Y butbj vfdei frpm himthilkailbt 
fewervftht Trumptt. 

BetauTe there was a pofitiveorder ihtre that Mafis muft make trumpets and thus jifff, 
ulc them;Doth it fellow that ihis-nuft be To every wh;re=you may by as true a con- 
re<pieiKc Bi^ the neceffiiy of filver tru[npeis,and that the Priefts (houldblow them, 
>^w^ as the fotm^i: The.conlequcncc wouldbc full as good.NoKing canufeTruirv- 
pnji»w«r&«btO' ^ bIowin|!of thePri^fts,fbFitis corcanMidedthctc, as ihatjio 
pcoplceaaignw.war.tlir the Ma^iAratesuleihe Trumps , becaufe it is To ordered 
uKiti vrc kiM4)Ae tvn k judicial!, a«d fbrthoEc jtkltciallLaws thr enmrv hinds no 
^1 -=» A3 
.* :-■*«■ .Ivr J^I 1 . . 

6, . ^ i^riife Anfmr ^ 

further th^tccardiiig to rules of pnuicncc and jufticc, every comxttf 
hoofcfuU fbrchcir condidoAS. Bcfides ifch s did binde^ then it were afinntfftf^ 
CO pallc to puc ilycMtfuU for any time into any other nands, ^ certainly ic 
not ih:n be donc,n«,n?r with Mfifes and ^4r«ix confenr. 

The nexc Scripture is,i Sdm. i4, ^. pfh^ can fbeubout bis band againfi tbe 
Anoirtted and be hUltUffe? 

. Why dodi the D. fpcake of ftretehing fbnh the hand againft che Lords Anoi ^^ 

Altf* who endeavonrs it ' doth not the Parliament proftfle che defence of the Kings Perioa^ 
2 . DoAor mUit upon this place gives yoa this Aofwer^ That ind^ it is ncc lawfidl 
for a private man to lay hauidt^ no not upon a tyrant ^ for it is noc iawfiiU for a 

Eiratemantokillfttfaiefeor a murderer, much Idfe a Magiftrate, a Prince. But 
Dondly^y hetels us of fome that have laid hancb upon a King, and yec l»ve faeea I 
gaildeue,as £|r«d uponf^to King of M^tf^rch^refore frv>m that S«ripmie there caih 
nM be a generall Proportion drawn, that no man in any cafe may ftretch forth hk 
handagainftaKing. Yea Oo^or ^/4^;r aafwers In die third plaoe^ chat yet Tjpuut 
and wicked Governours may be removed by the whole State. He indeed limics th^and 
iayes^ it mud be underftoodof flich Kingdomes as goe by ele^ion, as in Paltmdy and 
givesthis reafon^From whom Kiiigs receive dieir authority, by them may they be coth 
ftrained tn keep within bounds. This it leems was good Divinity in tjiofe da)«s. This 
diftinftionhe ufed,to deliver the opinion from oppofition in England ; but if the di- \ 
ftindtonbeexamtned,therewiUappeareliccle Arengthinit: We doe not find due I 
l>,mlltt was ever reproved, or his writings cenfured for diis thing. 

Concerning that reftridion of his to Kingdomes by ele^ion, we {hall, when VKC 
c«ne toihew tixHn whence all Kings have their power, (ce, that if it proves true of , 
tiiem.ic will proVetrue of others ; for che foundation of all power that fuch and iiich 
men have overochen^ will be found either fk-om eleftion or covenant^ which will 
come to all one. 

D,Fei7H proceeds thus, if tbe I^jng bad cme inte tbe battel ^s peffm "migbt bmt , 
been bnrt m weUm awf, - 

This had been but accidentally • Ifa^tiier (hould voluntarily roe into the Ktmei 

jlf$r^ die common encmy^ arainft whom the childe is in (ervice, and die child in difeiiar- 

ring upon the enemy mould flay his father beine there, cfpecially h»being defiisd t 

SeTecchedby anymeancs n»c to be there^but to widMb^awhimfelfcj doth the child qbor 

traft gttiit in (iicha cafe > 

His next Argument from Scripture is, Tbat tbe PropbH reprebendhfg tbeJiings tf 
ffftul and JnAabfar Idelairy and affrefflen^tam ever called nfon tbe fefle /W* this 
dnij of refinance. 

Firft, iWe is much difference betweenc Kings now, and chofe Kib^ The peofic 
dieiidid neidier give them their power, nor limit their powers TheydoelvMh Aowim 

Secxmdly^ if this be a good argument, that becaufe when Kmgs opprefid, tbe ^ 
^Kx did nottatupon peoplcfoKrefifbmee^cfaerefore allftfiftancemanycareisunlawfid> 
dien^if when people have refifted,8t caft c& theGovernment of their King, ftdie Pro- 
phets have noc reproved them for it ; dien ic is law&H for oeople m fome caff mre- 
JUt. He that will harken to his own reafon, mull acknowle^e theic is fait f jCir. If 
the Prophets exhoned not to refiffamce^ tfapithere may be no refiftance^ uycs the O^ 
aor : Thenifwhendierebrefiftance,the-Prophctsrd>uke not that rtfiftancCy^i^ 
dieremay with atgoodrealbnberefiftance/ay I. 

Whenidie ten Tribes «A of die GorermMit oiK^tkaam for lut oppreflJoM'' 



^anllicis about him^iithcrthcn lo kii incient pa Vecounftlj 
^bukc the ten Tribn for what dicy di^^butraihcrleeiiiedi* 
ii.H.RetmTnver;/mMt9 bit heuftj'er thuthing is frammit. 
bii great fldteagtMfKom,. ij.wbiib^ffayti iiwitlfififrom 

: «f that. The tiuth is, he vercr io mudi a nuntioiis, an jfffT 
•tton, wbich duly aun&de[cd,will cleai (be Tcxtto be noiluiic ■"' 

J Firf hejhfftftt <ir<tf the KL''>g "7<^ fufrttam,£s Pcur m/^ 6iw, «■ iA« ^^ ^i«- 
tr,M bert. 

■ I. kuinte,P«fr'''CakibeKiiig5»^«W»,butinihc famepfaceheisKuJcaBot- ^/fT 
I 4uancc of nun aod tbcTcterc M be limiccd by man. He nuybetbcchicfieiiun ia ati- 

^ Aorkv^and yet limited iii chat authotiiy ; he a fuprcaioe, but not abroliuci Wc gnuK 
[ duuthcHcttLfesrifParlianKnt/aiulwcaI!j3tch^Sub}cfts, but not Subjcfti to hi» 
' "nlUhtii to tlKit power of his that Lawgivcs hinn, 

! I- iie ij^et foe gTanced the King if the higher pcwcr. Here obTerrc hit miftakc, 
.Let 'i^t granceddiat the King hath die h^;hc{l power, ya what pcopriecy of fpecch ■ 
vtoraychatheischcJiieheft power? It » proper to God to &7 thathvii Power ii 
Ac abftraa. 
Well, Tbt King lf^l> 'be hkbiS pn>er,aitd wemuji bcfitkje£i tatbis fawtr if kit, 
miwt ftjift it. Who Jellies all this^ When all this isgtantnl^tcl>. hath got aotbinf 
ac all ; for if wc rcfUl Roi thai power which Law hath given him, wcdo iwt rcfift the 
bgbct power ^although wedo^noido i^r fu&er what hee would have us to do or JuKr. 
Then be reafms ffWH the ferJiii^wb»fMver,ei/eryftu/t.There wm tbm layethe, the 
I. SntU, &c. 

But what power the Senan hvl for the pcdcnt upon agreeaiefic, or Imw audko( m^ 
dicir power watnowgivenupto the Emperouct^ agreement^ diew$ not ; andiflic ^* 
Atewii nocthis,he fayes noihing. 

, Tbm bt tels MS tf (be ctuji Chripsiu bid tt refiji^ btctuji tbrir Emftrmrs tiHre «• 
^4aiuti t9Retiii<ni,*)uLbMifut,tyrrm LtMi ad liberties. 

\\ I^ihe Bfft we acknowledge wc muft not relifl fur Religion ; if the Lawi of dK Jnf 
l-an<lbeagahiftit,weauifteiiherluffer,or feektoenjoyour Religioninchetuccmoft ^* 
. fxrti ot the cardi,ra(her then rclifl. 

I For the Emperon fubvetcing Laws and Libert<cs,heinLift prove ^uu the people ft 
1 Souue had iwt given obfohue power id dietn fK chc pre Jenc,f or the pFevcmmg Amher 
I <'^tbey^afed,orellcitrcadieih»6tourc«ft, for wc (now out people and Senate 
' «*c not g^enanyiuchabfolute power. Wemuftii«cbeput[opTovc,ihey had^ fx'» 

■ hit arguflKBt; diercferc if he wil nafce ic good he muft prove they had HOt.And ]pct 
•VV^^ they had noi,if wc ihould gradfie the D.m that diing,yet dieAi^umeAtwouU 

< wnitwcak .-(brthe Apdftlerequircsihemnot K>refifttbcirpowei,theirf^wfa[ kee 
\ wxbaocchatccdicnaottorefifttheir tyrannle. CertainlvAcy could have no power 
wtthat which wai given thenil:^ ItHnettreeinencjiftlKycnallengedftiidKrjitwasno 
"ithBrity ai all-.ruch kind of tyrannic as Oiey wauld afliime to thwalelvej, die ApoftU 
fotbidi not die refinance of in that place. 
As for diat he faj^es that feme affirm ikat fnMMm Wm ttmfwtryjtt tbtm mm- 
: *a*it thtt tffrnt it:l am fid of the O jnind in that,diis prohibidoa is a ftanCff itde. 
AifirtbMdipKSliMwbi(bbef»/esJimiihil(ttbMttbtj rt0 tut tbt power , but 
•bt tbnfeTif the fmier. 
Wc Mtfwcr^t is not rctftii^ abuTed pow«/or it it refifting no ] 


1^ A britfe Anfwer 

power is thciUufcofwhiiclsgireniorofnilHU the ill i 
them moie,ihcn lo any oihei,is abuleof ihcii wili,bu[ p 
Power I do not mean Strcngih,bui Amhority. 

Funh:r, ht tayes,Tbf/ir Mm^trom's ruled abf»litttlf,U 
mi^bt refijljffcr any thiag. 
AmJ, *■ AUhoughch: Emperors might.ufi;ri>Bie force to bt 

power, yet wnethei the people were no: brought loconfe 
tliatmuft be difproved.whcnour cafe ever fils, fo as we 
an-abrolute powcr.althwejh it be owof fcMc f which Go 
will concerne ui,but not before. 
* J. Whatthey got and held nicerly by fotce,wi[hMiC any content and agfeemere^was, 

n^toweriiioaucboiiiyataUUit migitcbe iefi{ted,ao.wkh{tanding that prt^ibition. i 

"fit la^ ihiiigiiKh»t SeS.ii -Brheieaf Ji^e faf ihdtm,- RiligicniieliidflijBed by i.atv 
tktirs-wM mi-.HeMJwm -i.thtttgs. i .Shall tht ptohibitiim be gaej againfl chrifitans 
undo Empeiwi ptrfecKt'mg Religion ^& m! ggaiajl SuhjeBstnisjing their Religion ? 
Attlt If thofe who hive paweltomalte Laws fhould prove lb wicked as to KLikc wicked 

Liwii againft Keligion,yec 1 ani rather buund lopailive obedience in tliatcafc jlhsn if 
men never Cj good IhouU command according to their own will, and not accordineto' . 
Law i for [here is ail avithtrity in theone^theugh abul^d^bui none at all in iheciher. 

His fecond anfwer is. This fr^ibuim did n»timcerii cbiiftiMi eiily, bit all feoble | 
under the Emffit'ir. 
jffff Ai before,!. we know n:>tbui thele people had giv^upcheii tight, i. If they had not, 

J ' that prohibition dorh not reach them in thofe things wherein they hod not. . 

Tiiui iiis Scriptures arc anrwered, and I profefle I hjve not anfwercd from a hu- 
mour of fccking to overcome in a difpjte, 10 put gloflb upon the one fiuQ, ortoieeic i 
evalions from the ftrengthcf cheothi^r butas mifejMreienceofGod tofindoui truth^ j 
' and [ofatbfic Confcience that hath to doe with God ina fpeciall tnannet. i 

S E C T. / I I. 

THefirft^e^.iirpentabautthecriginalofthepowerofKIngs. ' 

He firfi contends that the power is from Goii,and tliat he needs not conteiwl fbf, 
wegrantthnt the power notonlyof KingSjbutof.'llIaw&ll authutity is Gods Otdir 
nance.but that fucn and fuchmcn lliouLlhave this powcr,«nd how .much ofdib power 
^ouid be pucupon this man,L:ml how much iiponthat,that is ftom man. Hence it is vc- j 
ry obfervable when the Apoftlefpeakiofihepower^R^w.ij.hefaye'ijii isofGed-^M. \ 
when Ptitf Ipeaks of the men upon whom that power is put, whether King* or thole J 
feni by-him,he laye*,/fe*£(ii hitmmefff^nanct.,1 Prt.i.ij. yea, ahumme Creaeita, ft 1 
the wAtds are, ai^fotvin kTi«(- ^ei the D.grants this,that chough the power be frsm ' 
Cod,yet the de%ning the perfsn to bear that powec,yea,andthc qualification and li- 
nit^tion ii from men by the Laws made with cenfeni:. 
rhtfufftme Magi^rate is caUtdtht Minijieraf Giid,Rom.Ti. 
yf/ff We acknowlcdg him fo.he isalfo laid in the fame p\acc,tami>ufte)'fi))'th<fge*tL ' 

■'' Iba.vefaid,TetrtCods. . . ' 

This b true of intetiourMaglAraiesa-s well as fuperiour, and yecnone wiU lay, but 
in&riois may be iclifted. > ' 

His condufion is in this 5ffl^t though the power be of God, ycttheperlbn dc- ' 
figncd,anx{ the (pialiHcadon of pawer in levetal forms of government, & linucuionof I 
ihis,isby the]awsofnien;This isasmuchas wedclEre. Manygo do further then the | 
defignation ef the perfon to be from inan,but theD-ismote giir he fayes tiK qualifies^ ; 
tion is framman allb.IffOjmark what foUows^then no msncan have any of tlus rulii^ ^ 
poHBTjbuc occordiiig as he is deiigned to it^qualified for it limited in it by men. wklMi 
vcrAfrnaiiighfhvwhifhvnurnn lum.Empcror.KinE,Prince.Duke.Lord I 

Sect. IV. 

OMttiepowetofpcopIe torcai 
Uigillraitt, altliiHi^ Gods pa 

Mirer to an inftrior Magiftratt 
frooKjod, for To Hie Scripture f 
hii power bercaflumtdtherefi: 
>te are tlot above KUigt, as Kii 

Iiiae to the argianciR. The arg 

■ ,TFtliepo«rerI>cofCod,itc^iliotWre.a&umedk h 
power of inferiout M^iftracet it of God^ and jrct it n 
' faisconfeqnenceisnotgooii. 

Further, a fenrant by liipulatioa makei a man hii li 
NowthepowcTaftbeMlKcrit Godi, ma; lie therel 
power ? Sctvanci muft fetve Chrifl in ferviiK the it W 
tniiil^>cy GodinQbcyingthcirPiince. Paitonand' 
t)unillctiall power, and tUipowerii God*, mayittl 

Hit feoind Argument i^ IftUHM0tnt4ltltbatii 

■ .That can never be proved, that a thing deroted 
lawfully be imfdoyed Eoiiootber. Tbiiu agroandle 
nopnoU for 'tttEtdimfdciluattTtJieirur.^M ajjir 
of U a civitl thing. Am fa i^faftttiat ibtfanr ti 
M;'« he gives thai reaTona BtcMuJt tbt ttrds hiniani 
' So the L(Hrds hand and oyleit upon Capcaint and a 
ZeMfbtjIie/ are called Themovnuitiat. Prophet*, 
oyle upon thctnisnd cannot the power for nocaufe m 
how conSdcntlydoth themancondidc, thk Wil « 
(£f»roi/e«. Certainly HotwithflandingaU tbeinfiM 
may doe it. 

But he proceeds JIdw CM (m/cmii^ k/iH*^»rl«i 

iti upon tUBianditd dtrivatitn tffmn tM btvtfi 


I. Thereiinobody herethatyeihathntenpcdt 

the King that Law haih given him, 

1,. Howfoever, the point of inheritantt or comiu 
noiK inherits buf thatwhiclihtsPr«^«litDC*liad,& 
cviginally then by confcnt was given themttheteforci 
t>y in~heritaRce. and Kings byeleAion, in this cafeil i 
ihatonely fettles foimtr rirair, or nukes way to foinel 
what was former. The right comes not from power I 
piw, but from fome agreement, Mecedent,orcoiifeif 
He further argues. It it frebibU indtti that Kingt 
Id tlftwbrTi ;b«t fM Canfiiettct refitipoM fiicb rcKSi 
ntbink'^stfufi tkGiiiawiUi:<ve f elver Main fi?t\ 
I. Is it hut a remote probabilitie that iUnes were 
jsaod, what (irA inveftcd fach aFamily with Regal 
It nufi be ciikr God from heaven dcligni[i!> it. at 'i 

: ■ ■ B 


or taken by foccet there is no qamal. Tt«r»iidtt(Kfirfl 

thp ti^ Vs aa *ur<ia» wt«n{ lo the Kittg. If mact (wcc iss 

roevcilsinoftfotcibktMthi'i^ t it DinftdMRfinbelbl 

that bebutthecsnfcKsfptsfiletofudiaftmU^) whld 

eleSi«n. VounwjF gireit what nlitrt yon trill, iti* Not 

tubiticic) but a mat cnnknvf , thir (yen bttc Kin| 

cfaoicctor by tliat wiiichln«fte&ii^l«»<. 

. The ttaSOx {ajtti i\m t(M|l o/Exg/iM ^MrrfalM 

le may be they uf« iwetluuwoH ; baiif AvDoiftar 

iheir cliime itA ihem^ and tliink to get i better ml ftM 

nicnt of people ^41 (be RegiJl vawtt &aU be ■ n feh « ft 

o thinks forhis labour. Let him taVe heed of this. Al 

aW fileOioa aftndtr pfri,'^ I baleen kictinwbrMl 
' He ii Ml bit ft^(4 in Rom.t.j. #gMlflrrWitft tbi atjmmn fimian^ oj no/mjie 

Tliu luA bean anCwnctl ;^iM ami agam. 

£e/ateJ. A«dbntletttni*Mrli,higsart1iiHgibeftTt tbtjitJittTintiltHCtVt-' 

j^r Al[houghthey)>e Kings before they fxirTonallydacoreiunt orfwearejyettlttfir 
■' * ti^tcoaief ik byebeit Proge ni taaB , wliolui (Mr H^ cOAfttKd upon tbern by 
feme ^teedaeiK «* Mhet i to thattlNf )i*M oMcnttMld in Atm. 

. gM ffcftfawfownte d 'wi M iiit «>iMf»iinweiy «gw, ffrirft»M^At»fjmr 

WeXe not ftftind fe BKfa tfWdtt «nh t hll »W»y KM|$ Met, » nj^ Av«rf- 
|iHaU ^gtcetntM bciwtan {ibapt(aniKfng,*rltHtbf'tftiBydtt<tt waseotiArtvd Mt 
MfonCuch a fontlyv flrti ftif ttnt «ft fay ttMl h»ttlM«^i»ertra» Mnferrcd tfien 
wM(l6*ebj?e<»K«ftlMtagrtcitia)r} sMiwIrtcbtKfliiMMndtbeelw hrtnefei-' 
foA in t'M CswMnt bttfMOK s CaMMKy <tllrf il PMlf iA AOtim 4f tb AM 
twc,>s tkmis M Mkai CnuAim MtteliKftimiS letita Dwabrflk*^ orMffW 

ThfDodMa«n(cfitk»J^I«;AMi«C rUr M«irllV>ftlefeffNIWbf 

Sirf at IttKikafter thcMoAmirfltiv Wfiwtt,lK tittyM iMt 10 MffueUf 
forfntucc oTt^Kt iif Ueakit4|ii4liWMIMtt i»M IBWrfttWimt t^NOWA. ton 
muiWleevehimjbecatirehefiiyctra : If hislMttttdfd «^»M M^Atyftl^vtM 
atthkaToha^jMiMBBcIft. - 

' te[wew4iiUtwrahM«Ml4irkda#,ttew«4dilMlt*AVh)RtFttty!)Kiehd^ 
, proii»f(,aiUttHpnf3tMtan(x«£coTAunKittflW^A^^^ 
iBdcedwetc'adaftgetMaeoArfqMntt BAthe^jUciMA U^^lMtttAflgbTUChttf 


fit pTeftml}fic)iKtregMmttmfitnm)t*e^fimf4rti mtlut tfiriMnoriii 

^„r Uttt*pam^»fiii^mTtkav»t6tmtmik one toMtticr in <::m11 O0Vtt1t» 
at thervft^tet Aa DMferdM* IwwdlisKil^dbibeilfRttl. 

B»twbMU^ibi%jnwigim^tt]Hniti«Kamitt0kirt*e nb}t9 ihev¥- 

tpinsftt»Dt.i^K¥rs,tHft9llH99fifiinmetKH9 f11iHita,^idt^iMf 
_ *i/bimSabfdittandgj'di. "^ 

to p. Fenjcs 'SteU " ' ■"■^' 'f^ 

^^Tethi^nd there twd be no cefi(i»«e i 


id reaTon lies tiidfromutaa jqt, wf have ck^dMiw^ tJa^row 

: hjeie Swti4 plwi miOalwi in the ^ Wgii^g thifvf^ 

s . 5 T. y, . r , • ■- 

tftaimZfiit they aii^ktjv«.ttGfiifi%Uea>nGai kith Mi 
allliclptj they muQ needs perilh. 

xttTbatiltitfiit" Aicvriu ihatitvfid fn tie Pt/utcar- 
iMCf if) fdfttfiiwjift Af^fWJi ti>f C^»A(>iw4 uaxdiO/ 

b isfpiritu^lijinj G))^ fatifa givm it (^intu«U awaMfluiij^b t^f. . 

|yMi!Jl)i«ightliofe fee ftp fticb sown of tht pone over 

the ChUKb wiH pnAr^ and QopriiMd I9 fpuint^ eeaiuic 

Pot* WtPriBWtopwferw it. 

vfOPn iinvill iiodnjitiiraIlttltn*for« it muft (laM cirill amI 

tfVfit k]feky ipf^«flf^«^er.'Uenccth^ alibcwgh ii be 

nnuy bypow*r(|f,AivK»<»r{>iUn|*,' and iiecaufa dfe cb^ 

inoc be pf^fervcdt y« t' ra^y be^a gmxl vigiumnt ihc fvjfie 

p AfW 10 dtftni cbc'fqralvet^aiBfl^iattnce , dthoM^ (he 

ent> bftWft Ot^f rcKf th* civtlTa^ oaMraU goodof QKn in , 

jKrftmd. ■:■ 

9 10 O^ar { foe thpf were not tb« Scm^i lliottgb nian^ partl- 
»SUte, n^r^r<ly,bcbraoghcistofBi^'ac«a(lirioAaithey 
ty, but they mii{l neaft« fwltr j iSpd fa many $t3teiy«i4i«n tJv 
W^^ong-^ tfiem i hpc wlMn God ttidnatufiglTcsthem 
■here^i no (leffifiiicEKey IboaU pcf iQi. When the DuAor dif- 
tWCf willeitberflyerfuS'ar. > - 

tHbytbeycouldn^nfift, theDrJmkuofaMlTon^hnht ' 
itbKWfethiiieiweFerocna&d by LMr^tbtFcfere (hey could 
Le^TWtbeif eMin|}le>a5 iwalidin our eafejBndfo ic WCM welt 
(Id loRvrofi'utigWgi EhtCHemayneverhean of .Uie exvnplc 
C priniiiirC limw sipplyerf to oot tde mote' : iEor ehaugh k 
atfiritview,yetit iiiiotliiqg«HHnitiie«aininetI. ' 

ht SdiMi (bit fftuamederbers *>tHATbitMtf. 
:bafh bean already^ ithetf he peofde ihcngave up tbc}r whole ^^ 
ft, whifbwehaircnocdoiic. toeurK<Dgi,.eroiheT(*ireitv(y . ™' 
tir Afbiccary^ggvwmncnr, bnc might bare refifitd for thtjr 

BmHfPaiiiamgnttSmid tkffmmt MigTt» ijmmitt^it ■fhat mtann 'of/dft- 

Iconfcfle thccohdiiionoffuchaStatcwotildbeverydangfraiBandlikc to come ^/inf, 
.toeoufH^t'piV[H«l9''m«nfDulds<»cbt(iJThcinlciMi> and the whole S<an oujiht jl 

^6' *^ h'wft jtnfwtr 

fufpofe a Pailiament fofw to degcmrrate,* thty ftwnid 
Kii^ to dearoy the Kingdomc.nnd to pofitffe the lardi 
thcmfclveiitn ttiiJcaTeMheiher a Law of Nature itoul 
defend our frivo, yea to re- afltitne the power |iven to 
that power ihey had, and faupfome oiher,l kave toi 
You will fay,thiscanfU]t be jbecaufe the higher powei 
■A>if% This ii not properly to refift the power, but to difc 

power elfewhere. The feivant doth not rtfift the power 
jufl ground! leaves him, and goes to aneth<r,ifhebc (i 
by \m owne choke, for fncb and fuch endi am) purpof< 
by aereemenc. 

I know ihii will be ctyal out of at of dangeroni c 

deliver tu f as 1 hope he will) Uft ever malting nfe of fu 

It is hard to ronrerie it puffibk that a ParliamAit can 

condition morcgiievoni by nnjuftadt, then it would I 

^- fhould teiumcioihelaw of naHK,from whence at firft 

3ivm iinei togrtbtrtfintbt »bjtftie» frem want 

tinj^oj BarlitmMt bt jptndt intcmmnditig tbi ttir 

thet EfiiHttj'mithtmtUiniffftinediiitPiptrjonbi 

M»f. b) the one I Joyn with him but foriKe other, luff 

i^^nxhen lions of diflridiom inihe Parliament .The m 


tfpecially in thcfe tincsj arr exceeding ^Ife tuiivrnt 

^ ibiogi will feemc crooked, when the uhye& ii fen) thn 

mtJium < Reporti doe To gather foile before ihcy came: 

(key are an exceeding thick titdmm to IVc Parliatnent 

ff^btteti it it /^d, ibatmati/ fte mvrt tbaumtf m 

judgtMHJu »f m«j ibtn tta » HiMfwirs, H'hy fM 

Ctmwunsfit mtn thiK ttnt bundrtdftni ivtntj is i 

„j^ Jhct}.t}mm»t •itittT*Tjr fiidgtmtnt t 

r*'9* H there wetc fa many of a coMrarie judgement more 

■oicoBie and«W-vatc thenin what ihingsareamifle 

i, ThisadifcSfDuctiTaliditielncominonreafonto I 

we alwaia a coin|Kteni number, alhiw able by Law to 

■hey i^ate and dttenniiMihinga in fuch an Aflcmbly t 

allthc CoHRiieyi and Citio in rhe Kingdom hive cho 

iradi&aiihevihinkfit. Suchdecrrmina(iam,alttHnK 

arcounced infa}lil>Ie,yet thercarry with ibeBtmoff ) 

are carried by a few in feme fecret way. 

Fonher,why IbouUfudranObjcflion bc-made sgaii 
thai no Court of Iuflicr,noSectetie[hat cairiei thingt 
once fct.^ that in fucbAflcraUies there fliatt' ber«ma 
^trec tiine»ncit*,yet lb ipany (nakci up the AC mbly, 
fuch purpofrs. How can thii Obicflirn, without wrax 
many were of another mind, or fowe belonging t* the i.„„„., „...„„, r........ 

AfitTib'u the'DeatTfttiMds to the etamtt>ditigojil»H0(bf abovtArififcra^, 
and tbiKjttf,sHtgativ€v»'ct. 
'^r Thiiii nothing to our bulimile. What though Monarchic be the bcft? andwVt 

■'• ihoughihcKii^fiKHildhaveptmnofaiiigaiHeTvkefAtlwpaffiiw ^ Di!|?Thisii 

to Lf- rcrura ovv^. 

fgaivtthti ij.ioibtSi'ti'. 

frtm tliis place is worn exceeding bare by thii time, Jf^r 

'ull to rein fitntr atiijtd.ii vtmid •pen a -maj to pitplitt Bvtr- ■' * 

•fy adminijlrtd. , 

»y that power abufed fiKiuld be tcliflcdj but H^iM, wbete t^creit j^/ 

isdangerinthepcopIciabufingtheirlib»ties,and dangerin M»> 


tntisvat ttUj the leafi bkmijhiftn tbt Parliamrnr. 

ebefureheftyMjTbeTcmjKrof ihe-PacliaBirot isdiflbkKd't and ^^f 1 

icdifttaftions ia theCommon-weakh. lliew thediftempers, and '* ) 

^,. Rtlufioii, and what it the caufc of it. It would fill moch paper to 

latheriogetherthcbirminiMthacthiEnuncaftsuponthc Parltameht,crpedaily ia 
lall page.Bui that ii not iny work, I wouldgladly have confcitocesreiolved , 
■it proccedt toilKW tbcdtKreacc bctweentlte Low-Countrcys and us, which no 
filMiisromcthing.bucnotfo as can aiake what they have done Uwfull, and yet 
Dodots icncistight, norwbuwcbaredoDCunlawftiil, 
He fanktr tnla.f^tibi»fti)iti Ji/twjt tb§iit ibt evilt that tstttvf any rtfifiing 

Still we fay powetiiiould not bettiifted, anil wheteit is refiftcdfiafidlyjyea where «^»/t 
niii power 3rereBfied,anyway>ttKre arclike tofotl«w fad c»nfequence» of af- 
Hon. But wbat is all this for the fatisfadion toconfeienee about the Lawfulnclle 
unlawfulneileofrefifliiieaKnihathavC'powerin anyc3(e i 

[btH bt t§^ex 19 tbt oath of SMfttmaejr and tbrtroitfiatMn, ^ 

The Anfu^ to this depends upon what-hsth been fnid, wefwear wnely to the ^^r 3 
gal) power^weprtficftRufunfacrthentheiniintenanceof that. '' | 

■ie/iies,u»f£iint€ wiil /oek^ tbatfo^n It batb m ibectdinaKcc ef^od. , 

riiie nbai power bchath, thai is, what the i.awsgife him,we fay is an orilinance jf 
Go/, ■" J' 

Btttbaahvficffvwttissiadgfwttntfgtd, tbtfrntrntfitwytt QidSgnvf, \ 

i a trme inhrmed ttn/cittut in tktt taft -mlt ntbir fii ffrr i ben rtfifi, j 

HeitilltakesaburcvfhispoweTiBbc the doii^ whatfocvcr he pi cafe ; wedenie ^ 

utobeabureofhiipower. We fay in that heilothnot exercife his attthorative i 

wcrU alltthereforehedothnotabnfeit. IfindetdfommniuftLaw Ihoald give I 

nanypowettodewrongjthecxeciitionofthiswouldbc the abufe oi his power, .] 

dtherejniiisgrantedanuelnfonacdconfcienceweuldiather ftiiltMhbn refill; I 

itia.thsothcrcaTrjWfaenhedotbwhatLawinabks-noftodo, all the arguments ■■'' ' 

the Dodor canooc fa ii^ona our caBTckncet, at to bektvc thr State mutt tather - , 

Fer iheti reGft. , • . 1 ! 

KowtheDo&orcalbiip hit reckoniif ,xiid thinks he linds it comes «o thus 
ich,ithat be hath found Sciiptute and itafi>n,fpc^ plsdnty agai 
He cries vi^torie iq bimfelf^hc lels himfelf what the ifluc of 
neto^-buti^rccfcois wi;^t btt Hoi^ki*coD<iiKfti9io»h 
t niad. U « 

I willonely ^bTerve one thing more iBtbcconclufion of tMsS 
imttf tbt CbUTib.drt' 

If the Chufchcould doas much invattmof Rdt|.ion,at ihi 
iinatKif>'of theStaie^hePapiftiHneiwtle mcbwDc blu 
B 1 

romucti with tlic name of the Charsh, » we are not for being taken 

- ihcn-imeuf theJPi«W»aBf«f. 
Fori.Thc Church MfiRptmakencw Aiticln.of F^th , ffciwUif 

the Patliantentcan Ki3lu new Maximcs to be accounted Law, that h 

- and i^a vthu wne bcfixe, 
X. ThcChuEchhathnutaiudiciall power of inietpreiing the law of God, but ' 

rIw-Pulta(n«n Intha tudicUUfowcrafintcqifctiagtDeLawDf the State^as tbat 
utot)caccbuiicecl£,3w,»liich thcyinicTpret cobero. Jdvimt^^that weaiehouiwl 
to heleevei that whaifoevcr istetpKixioo they nuke wai the fcope ukI inttntioB of 
ibatLaw.tthenit wMfiiftin>4jE:Btit chiil fsy,thatitheit iBCarretanon mttt be 
nccoiiniedajiTmchkiMtBgtQ'iu/arob«iicncr,astIte Tcope and iocoiuieoof that 
Parliaiiiem thit lirft nuile that Lm . . - 

, Thutl haw done with his S(Tifiwn,a«idd« toiionall fare of hi5<BotA> aaj % 

\ ^ hopeorherswillhareJoRewitliiteoo. 

^. . Iftnnu c«n&kncc»hB (atuficdinthe WfulDeireoftbethingitfelf,SDbief)c ca": 

y. king i^iAriniagainfl the vriirofthtKJi^Uii other [fatt,ever;oiiewbuutid«'fland» 

■. bow things arewithusjchatitwilliaetobe rnuSecf wdl be Toon Me to HuisSe 

bimfclf. Thervbfiince-ofaU th«fo{hi«c is , iv^aXt that Subicas majr take up 
Arms ? yec whether ihcre he fufficiem caufe for us to do it. 

.■ Toward the condoHofi-oi' the book thepr.beginiMbehotjaqAromewhaibitterj 

' . hutliballnat bcfefulloAhiminptitinilira, bucinihegeiwtttlllbai. 

What the (iniditionof^ur Kingdom it,,whuha in danger at not ? Wbatriie^M'. 
ditionof onrIlourctofPacliatiKnr,wbethcrthey beraFeorODt? wbccber their j>ti> 
■rileifee) be broke or not ? ludge you whether Doftor Ferae or all the Kasunftrances 
■ and DccUratiMt we have had from hech Houres be able befl to cenafe ut t we have 
receive^ ioformicion enough) and fees andfclc moughte make i»beleevcthae«tr 
Kingdom is in ^reiE danger .-huiiimay betbcDodar lits in hit Andy like another 
^r<frtnte;/irdrawii^ bit lines, and the SwoiJamnft he about bic caret beface (>6 will 
fee or belecve anydangcc to wardi m, 
.' The-DoAtffpin&thecaCe thus,whctherthcconrciencccan beropcrCwaded, ibac 

■""[• theKing is fuchandfoiuindedjai that there ina]^ be fufficientcauleiotafce upArim 
^ainlLhimiinthisheicai mil^crahlf niflaken, alia ^ hit other grounds from 
Scripture, and his rcafonstif lie thinks ihh be the controTtrfie. 

; For i.wccakcupno ArtKiagainfttheKing. 

;- 1, WhatfoevBrthc Kir^iinindbeytbcrv isfufficient canfe to take up Ama todci 

fetid our Celyesagainfl otlxts tliat feekovi nBOC. We know of thefioKof bringing 
the Armies in the North upon Parliment and City; Wc know of the ere at prep na- 
tions of Arms in fot'reign part* to fcod ow« hither, msj time iiath dlkwered their 
further at iC4nptSj although ic hath indeedwithall ditoveredtheycould nothring ' 
. their attempts to thurdtliredjffue^We know of many DclincpRBtt that are fled froin 
thcIu&icGofibeParlianicntfWhichiraimaibeKiacbed withoutforcc; umI if thef. 

^ ' ^lyroCcapeas they do, to what pwpofcdoihaPactiaBUntGtHt will feon be made 

ridicukiKSiiiEhec.ydQifthei^wld. Weloiow. wKatiEdone in-tbe exKUtidn of the - 
CommiitrDnoCArn^, and chat by fcniet^Atms^atil all thefe chinas' bytboCpwh« 
areundfc theatuht>rity«fEht-HDi^of:Ailiraaeiiti whcrefoiTif theycotiROt pre- 
vent thefe uiltimTn{aent,norr«ai&'tbe{c difordcrsnraMt, bitt bypower added lu 
their authoritie, although there he no fiKh horrible things as the Doflor fpealis af^ 
oimcly,U)e Kingsinreniiont.tofiihvttt Kel%iaa, and our Lawtaid llbertiet, if the 
{^ing do but denic to afllQ-in^he ddirctiiig us from didC: daageis, not uponground- 

:x,-r -^ 

;- ;:'^-'^ - ^ >^T>. Femes 

fete jcateulSe$feireJ,T)tftUp6ttcifttlBdnpr^^ know v^aitfft^ itttdinAcrfclifer- 
iftgi4> of fiicli^climjtsfiritt ds jirftiicttetift ftot,ottr fiifttv cannot fi^fiw to dc^,*heit 
lot caiife enoikgh to Citiifie oiif eodfeiencesin the h^tfiiliidre ottnxt taking «p Ann§. 
Ycdyotflir pmteihtton and dttty, thMgh wc had nertt To t«otefkti^ binds u$ tdtnaki- 
tarn by ail otfir ftreiigtb the Parftmnent in rte ; {i«4 ^n maintaining,thetn^ we do not 
at all prcjtidrct the King in any lawftiH powtf of hft. " ^' 

Thi$ generall i$ enongh to iatii fie in what it faid in tht vtr^hAftiitimi *. As for. , 
pattiefllart mentibned th<w, maiiy of thetn arc anfwttcd alitadie in the fothicf dif- 
eqwfif 5 othrrJ behig mattaJ of wft, i ti$ more eafie for any o«e to anl^ter that hath 
i mind to ttamine v»hat {Mffagjcs have fadne ont. To go thtoi^ them part!t«lar1y i 
fluillcJte to fome who havemore time to ^»e then I, they ane f^r more calie to an* 
fwer then what, was before^hut not (b proficable^nd yet the anrvrer would etafper^fe , 
moitjthiey att $Qh)t{ksttiotc fttteahle for lawyer and Stddfb to treat about then 
f^ Drviiiw. ' ., "^ 

ff^hftfiffe'mkfe as In th antlnpon tf nUt tht ^My^iefhet Hvjf^ i»U*»iil run a 

^nitfrnfienrinrfftt thtyviUttcnfttim tUn *»hm tbt^ h^e/kd htt<rd^uj^^ 
Wt fuj^fidduy tfhut i»oatd tHange tUtitUniO^mbrc^ fiUrtks. * * 
• Hid Doftor, We earn e<5mforfAlf,jflW" Witt freely and rraily ftt otrr tonftfertce ht^ 
ftwGodttrihnWilUn this cafe, hut v« will tot makeihat ont plea, but wt will 
ftatdthtts before the Lord* 

Lord th^ whdiwtthe feanthtr of oi1rh<aiiy,and out l«lge,thbiri:hOwefl we aim- 
eti at tto hurt to otir fCif^ We defined to liver iiif peace, we according to ouf folemiic 
i^cm «idftt)teftatten*, terye onlytntfeavotflrtd to drfivet our Kingdom ft Pariiament 
from the raee of tmgcidiy,^ tlofent Moi^ tnenJto bring forth the wicked Qmb ju- 
•ke, to ptemc what Ay IM^tieftfe, wh^the law of narflre,and the taw of the Vand 
h*thtna5!ifouf own. If thon wlttpfcafe tocali ostofiJiferfbrthy Name, we hope 
wt (todlbereadie , bnt becTsufe thou telleft m A« it ia not the- piirt of a Chriftian 
b«« <^ an IniS*ill, not to jwotidt For hit family, thet^ote we have not fubmittcd our 
felvet,wiveyandehMdrento theragt of thtfe bloodyinen:for the fubftance of what 
#ehat^tfone,ith^ been in thy Name,-that we tnay be faithfull to the King, j 
Kingdom, f arii^menr, and ro joftetitie. What failings thou h A feen i n the mj^na- ' 
giij^trf it, tofd pardon to iwwChtift his fafce. " I 

Tmiswe ate wSTiiig toiweetthe Doftbr at Gods Trib(w«dl , but he ihall not W , 
d*fpfe&ibrtis,wel(fearhewflfha^enoughtod6to5miWetlbi hitnfelf, yea roan. 
i?wef ft* th^ft Bdbk he h:rth put fotfth l^nfuch a time t»s this. 

rjk ftomthfnk thsft though we thas iuftifte tlikiftg\ip ArtftlR.that therfotc we^are of f 
^ Adfe that ddfoht in W^ j <Sod fethid. Out fouls defitt af fcr peace, we prayAtf | 

P^?^ JL^^^^'il !^ ^¥ ^^^S^ HX^\^^ we know our ownlieam) for peace. i, 

^ - ^ " - 1^..- . - - ., rin there was « 

whereas thhew 
- ^ ^ - ^ ^ - :Houfe. Thuis. 

»t'M a^themetty of every maMgnantrpiri1:,if he Can get a Pklnier to aflift him, to 
tPCtemflreidtbthtWdtldasodioui ashcolerfeth. A^greatan injury I fuflfcred be- 
feltj'thottgjif ih anothet natutc, when a tew pieces of a Sermon 1 preached to young 
nm wett "gSlthetrd t<»ether^ and patched up with a dcale of non-fenfc, and addict 
onsofthcirowneasehey phafed, and then p«t out aS mine. Although we live a* 
mongll men fct on fire, yer God ferbid bvt we iioiM felloe peace : but it rouft be 
the peace of ^fn«/ifc»?, not the pe«e OiBihfhh. Aoi^