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XCIV.

PENITENCE SHOULD SATISFY ALL.

If thy brother trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall bear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.1

MATT. xvii. 15.

If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.?—LUKE xvii. 3.

Who by repentance is not satisfied ?
Is nor of heaven, nor earth; for these are pleased;
By penitence the Eternal's wrath 's appeas'd.

Two GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Act y. Scene 4.

Not to relent, is beastly, savage, devilish,

KING HENRY VIII. Act I. Scene 4.

XCV.

OATHS.

Swear not at all. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.—Matt. v. 34, 37.

1 Luke xix. 17.

? Ps. cxli. 5; James v. 20.

Let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.-JAMES v. 12.

'Tis not the many oaths that make the truth; But the plain single vow, that is vow'd true. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Act iv. Scene 2.

What other oath
Than honesty to honesty engaged,
That this shall be, or we will fall for it?
Swear priests, and cowards, and men catelous,*
Old feeble carrions, and such suffering souls
That welcome wrongs; unto bad causes swear
Such creatures as men doubt; but do not stain
The even virtue of our enterprise,
Nor the insuppressive metal of our spirits,
To think, that or our cause or our performance,
Did need an oath.

JULIUS CÆSAR. Act II. Scene 2.

I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath;
Who shuns not to break one will sure crack both.
PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE.

Act 1. Scene 2.

* Deceitful.

XCVI.

SATANIC SUBTILTY.

1

Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2 COR. xi. 14.

Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.—GEN. iii. 1.

That old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.-Rev. xii. 9.

Devils soonest tempt, resembling Spirits of Light.

Love's LABOUR 's Lost. Act IV. Scene 3.

The devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape.

HAMLET. Act II. Scene 2.

When devils will their blackest sins put on,
They do suggest at first with heavenly shows.

TIMON OF ATHENS. Act II. Scene 3.

Oh cunning enemy, that to catch a saint,
With saints dost bait thy hook! Most dangerous

1 Job ii. 1.

2 2 Cor. xi. 3.

Is that temptation, that doth goad us on
To sin in loving virtue.*

MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Act II. Scene 2.

Oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray us
In deepest consequence.

MACBETH. Act 1. Scene 3.

O, what authority and show of truth
Can cunning sin cover itself withal !
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

Act iv. Scene 1.

Let's write good angel on the devil's horn, 'Tis not the devil's crest.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Act II. Scene 4.

XCVII.

IDOLATRY.

They worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. —Is. ii. 8.

* There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

MERCHANT OF VENICE. Act III.

1 Hosea viii. 6.

For health, he calleth upon that which is weak; for life, prayeth to that which is dead; for aid, humbly beseecheth that which hath least means to help; and for a good journey he asketh of that which cannot set a foot forward ; and for gaining and getting, and for good success of his hands, asketh ability to do of him that is most unable to do any thing.

WISDOM xiii. 18, 19.

'Tis mad idolatry To make the service greater than the god.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act II. Scene 2.

XCVIII.

TEMPTATION TO BE AVOIDED.

Watch and

pray,
that


enter not into temptation."

MATT. xxvi. 41.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.?

1 THESS. V. 22.

Jesus answered and said, Get thee behind me, Satan.-LUKE iv. 8.

11 Pet. v. 8; Eph. vi. 18.

2 Rom. xiv, 21.

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