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And creatures of distinguish'd forms,
With mounting eagles 1, creeping worms. 2
A mixture of each fort I am ;
A hurtful snake 3, a harmless Lamb; 4
A tardy ass 5, a speedy roe ; 6
A lion bold 7, a tim'rous doe. 8
A flothful owl 9, a busy ant; 10
A dove to mourn 11, a lark, to chant; 12
And with less equals to compare,
An ugly toad 13, an angel fair. 14

S E C T. X.
The Mystery of the Saint's Old and New Man furiber de-

Scribed ; and ibe Means of their spiritual Life.
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CEMPTATIONS breed me much annoy, 15

Yet divers such I count all joy. 16

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my high places. Prov, v. 19. Let her (viz, the wife of thy youth) be as the loving hind, and pleasant roe, let her breasts latistý thee at all times, and be thou ravished always always with her love.

i lla. xl. 31.-They shall mount up with wings as eagles.

2 Psalm xxii. 6. But I am a worm, and no Ila. xli. 14. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel, &c. 3 Plalm lviii

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

4 John xxi. 15. So when they had dined, Jesus faith to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, love!t thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lurd; 1 hou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto hin, Feed my lambs.

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

6 Prov, vi. 5. Deliver thy self (my fon) as a roe from the hand of the hunter. 7 Prov. xxviii. 1. Tie righteous are bold as a lion.

8 lsa ii. 19. And they thall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his najetły, when he ariseth to thake terribly the earth.

9 Psalm cii. 6. I ain like an owl of the defart.

10 Prov. vi. 6. Go to the ant, thou fluguard, consider her ways and be wise, &c.

ii Ila. xxxviii. 14. Like a crane or a.swallou, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward : O Lord, I am opprero fed, undertake for me. Ezck. vii. 16 But they that escape of them (viz. Itrael) fall elcape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

12 Song ii. 12. The time of the linging of birds is come, and the voice of the turile is heard in our land.

13 Rom. iii. 13.—The poison of asps is under their lips. Job xl. 4. Bakold, I am vile, what joail i aniwer thee? I will ay inine natud up my mouth.

14 AAs vi. 15. And all that lat in the council, luoking itedtalily on him (viz. Siephen) law his face as it had been the face of an angel. . Cor. il. 18. But we all with open face, beholding is in a glass, the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

On earth I see confusions reel, I
Yet wisdom ord'ring all things well. 2 ,
I sleep, yet have a waking ear; 3
I'm blind and deaf, yet see and hear: 4
Dumb, yet cry, ABBA, Farber, plain; 5
Born only once, yet born again. 6
My heart's a mirror dim and bright, 7
A compound strange of day and night : 8
Of dung and di'monds, dross and gold; 9
Of summer heat, and winter cold. 10

15 Heb. xii. 11. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, &c. 1 Pet. i. 6. Wherein we greatly rejoice, though now for a feason (if need be) ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.

16 James i. 2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.

í Psalm lxxxii. 3. They know not, neither will they understand ; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

2 Psalm xxix. 10. The Lord fitteth upon the flood : yea, the Lord fitreth King for ever. And lxxxix. 9. Thou ruleft the raging of the sea : when the waves thereof arise, thou fillest them. Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work togerher for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

3 Song v. 2. I Neep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

4 isa. xlii. 18, 19. Hear, ye deaf, and look, ye blind, that ye may fee. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? And xxxv. 5. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unttopped.

sila. xxxv. 6. Then shall--the tongue of the dumb fing: for in the wil. derness fhall waters break out, and streams in the defart. Rom. viii. 15. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

6 John iii. 3,-—6. Jesus answered and said unto him (viz. Nicodemus), Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be bora when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be borp of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of Aelh, is feln; and that' which is born of the Spirit, is fpirit.

Ź Lam. v. 17. For this our heart is faint, for these things our eyes are dim. Ifa. sxxii. 3. And the eyes of them that sce, shall not be dim, &c.

8 Zech. xiv. 7. But it thall be one day, which shall be known to the Lord, not day, por night : but it thall come to pass, that at evening-time it shall be light.

, Mal. ii. 3. Behold, I will corrnpt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemo feasts, and one shall take you away with it. Phil. iii. 8. Yea, doubtless, and I count all things but loss, for the excel. lency of the knowledge of Christ Jelus my Lord: for whom I have suffered

Down like a stone I sink and dive, I
Yet daily upward soar and thrive. 2
To heav'n I fly, to earth I tend ; 3.
Still better grow, yet never mend. 4
My heav'n and glory's sure to me,
Though thereof seldom sure I be; 5
Yet what makes me the furer is,

God is my glory 6, I am his. 7 the loss of all things, and do count them but dung that I may win Christ. 1a. lxii

. 3. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Ifa. j. 25. And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all ihy tin. Job xxiii. 10. God knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

10 Psalm xxxix. 3. My heart was hot within me ; while I was musing, the fire burned. Luke xxiv. 32. And they laid one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures ! Mat. xxiv 12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many fhall wax cold. Rev. ii. 4. Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

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

2 Psalm xlii. 8, 9. Yet the Lord will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. I will say unto God my rock, Why halt thou forgotten me! Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Verle 11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou ditquieted within me ? hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

3 Col. iii. 1, 2. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ littech on the right-hand of God. Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. Plalm xliv. 23. Our soul is bowed down to the duft; our belly cleaveih unto the earth.

4 Hosea xiv. 5. I will be as the dew unto Ifrael: he shall grow as the lily, and caft forth his rools as Lebanon. Verle 7. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof fhall be as the wine of Lebanon. Phil. iii. 12,--14. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfe&: but follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not mytelf to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Rom. vii. 23, 24. But I see another law in my members, waring againit the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of lin, which is in my members. O wretched man that I am who inall deliver me from the body of this death?

5 John xiv. 2, 3. In my Father's house are many mansions ; if it were not so, I would have told you : 1 go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myfill, that where I am, there ye may be also. 2 Pet. i. 10. Wherefore the rather, bre. thren, give diligence to make your calling and eledion ture. Heb. iv. i. Let us therefore fear, left a promile being left us of entering into his rett, any of you should seem to come ihort of it.

6 Psalm üi 3. But thou, O Lord, are a faield for me: my glory, and the

My life's expos'd to open view, i
Yet closely hid, and known to few. 2
Some know my place, and whence I came,
Yet neither whence, nor where I am. 3
I live in earth, which is not odd;
But lo! I also live with God : 4
A Spirit without flesh and blood,
Yet with them both to yield me food. 5
I live what others live upon,
Yet live I not on bread alone;
But food adapted to my mind,
Bare words, yet not on empty wind. 6
I'm no Anthropopagite rude,
Though fed with human flesh and blood :
But live superlatively fine,

My food's all.fpirit, all divine. 7 lifter up of mine head. Isa. Ix. 19. The sun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightnels shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

7 Ila. xlvi. 13. I will piace salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. 2 Cor. viii. 23. Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner, and fellow hel. per concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

1 Psalm xlix. 13. Thou makelt us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us. 2 Col. iii. 3. Your life is hid with Christ in God.

3 John iii. 9, 10. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things bc ? Jesus antwered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knoweft not these things ? Prov. xiv. 10. The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. 1 Johu iv. 16. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.

4 Gal. ii. 10. I am crucitied with Christ: nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himlelf for me.

5 John iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worihip him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. And vi. 53, 54, 55. Then Jesus said unto them (viz. the Jews) Verily, verily I say unto you. Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his hlood, ye have no life in you. Whoso cateih my fleih, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my ficth is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

6 Mat. iv. 4. But Jesus aaswered and laid (unto the tempter,) It is written, Man ihall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Jer, xv. 16. Thy words were found, and I did eat them ; and thy word was unto me the joy, and rejoicing of mine heart, for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of holis.

7 John vi. 57, 58. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: fo he that eateth me, even he ihall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread, thail live for ever. Ver. 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flein protiteth nothing; the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are lite.

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I feast on fulness night and day ; I
Yet pinch'd for want, 1 pine away. 2
My leanness, leanness, ah! I cry; 3
Yet fat and full of fap am I. 4
As all amphibious creatures do,
I live in land and water too :.5
To good and evil equal bent, 6
I'm both a devil 7, and a saint. 8
While some men who on earth are gods, 9
Are with the God of heav'n at odds ; IO
My heart, where hellish legions are, II
Is with the hosts of hell at war. 12

, Isa. xxv. 6. And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. Psalm i. 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

2. Ila. xli. 17. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Psalm xl. 17. But I am poor and needy, yet the Lord thinketh upon me : thou art my help and my deliverer, make no tarrying, O my God.

3 Ifa. xxv. 16. From the uttermost part of the carth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous; but I said, My leanness, my leanness, wo unto me: the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

4 Psalm xcii. 13, 14. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age : they shall be fat and flourishing. And civ. 16. The trees of the Lord are full of lap: the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.

5 Pfalm xcvi. 9. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. And lxix. 1, 2. Saye me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul. I link in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. And lxxxviii. 17. Thy terrors came round about me daily like water, they compaffed me about together.

6 Rom. vi. 21. I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is prefent with me.

7 John vi. 70. Jesus answered them, Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? And viii. 44. Ye are of your Father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. James iii. 15. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

8 2 Cor. vi. 11. And such were some of you : but ye are washed, but ye are fan&ified, buç ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

9 Pfalm lxxxii. 6. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.

10 Pralm Ixxxii. 1, 2. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty: he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the perlons of the wicked? Selah. Verie 5. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on iu darkness: all the foundations of the carth are out of course.

11 Mat. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughrs, murders, adul, teries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. Luke ïïi. 30. And Jelus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion : because many devils were entered into him,

12 Eph. yį. 12. For we wrestle not against Aesh and blood, but against pria.

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