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wilt thou then do, if thou shalt be found with a still remember my words. Love thy Bible, follow naked soul, to meet with the cherubims with their my ministers, deny ungodliness still, and if troubleflaming swords? Yea, what wilt thou then do, if some times shall com-, set a higher price upon death and hell shall come to visit thee, and thou Christ, his word, ana ways, and the testimony of in thy sins, and under the curse of the law? a good conscienco, than upon all the world be

Atten. This was honest and plain; but what sides.? Carry it kindly and dutifully to thy father, said Mr. Badman to her?

but choose none of his ways. If thou mayest go WISE. He did what he could to divert ber talk, to service, choose that rather than to stay at home; He divertø her by throwing in other things; he also but then be sure to choose a service where thou discourse.

showed some kind of pity to her now, mayest be helped forwards in the way to heaven; and would ask her what she would have ? and with and that thou mayest have such a service, speak various kind of words put her out of her talk; for i to my minister, he will help thee, if possible, to when she saw that she was not regarded, she fetched such a one. a deep sigh, and lay still. So he went down, and I would have thee also, my dear child, to love then she called for her children, and began to talk thy brothers and sisters, but learn none of their IIer speech to

to them. And first she spake to those naughty tricks. • Have no fellowship with the cluildren that were rude, and told them the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove

danger of dying before they had grace them.' Ep. v. 11. Thou hast grace, they have none; in their hearts. She told them also that death do thou therefore beautify the way of salvation might be nearer them than they were aware of; before their eyes, by a godly life and conformable and bid them look when they went through the conversation to the revealed will of God, that thy churchyard again, if there were not little graves brothers and sisters may see and be the more there. And, ah children, said she, will it not be pleased with the good ways of the Lord. If thou dreadful to you if we only shall meet at the day shalt live to marry, take heed of being served as of judgment, and then part again, and never see I was; that is, of being beguiled with fair words each other more? And with that she wept, the and the flatteries of a lying tongue. But first be children also wept: so she held on her discourse. sure of godliness, yea, as sure as it is possible for Children, said she, I am going from you; I am one to be in this world. Trust not thine own eyes, going to Jesus Christ, and with him there is nor thine own judgment, I mean as to that perneither sorrow, por sighing, nor pain, nor tears, son's godliness that thou art invited to marry. nor death, Re. vii. 16; xxi. 3, 4. Thither would I have Ask counsel of good men, and do nothing therein, you go also, but I can neither carry you nor fetch if he lives, without my minister's advice. I have you thither; but if you shall turn from your sins also myself desired him to look after thee. Thus to God, and shall beg mercy at his hands by Jesus she talked to her children, and gave them counsel; Christ, you shall follow me, and shall, when you and after she had talked to this a little longer, she die, come to the place where I am going, that kissed it, and bid it go down. blessed place of rest; and then we shall be for Well, in short, her time drew on, and the day ever together, beholding the face of our Redeemer, that she must die. So she died, with a to our mutual and eternal joy. So she bid them soul full of grace, a heart full of comremember the words of a dying mother when she fort, and by her death ended a life full of trouble. was cold in her grave, and themselves were hot in Her husband made a funeral for her, perhaps betheir sins, if perhaps her words might put check cause he was glad he was rid of her, but we will to their vice, and that they might remember and leave that to be manifest at judgment. turn to God.

Atten. This woman died well. And now we Then they all went down but her darling, to are talking of the dying of Christians, I will tell wit, the child that she had most love for, because you a story of one that died some time since in it followed her ways. So she addressed herself to our town. The man was a godly old Puritan, for Her speech to that. Come to me, said she, my sweet so the godly were called in time past. This man, her daring.

child, thou art the child of my joy; 1 after a long and godly life, fell sick, of the sickhave lived to see thee a servant of God; thou shalt ness whereof he died. And as he lay drawing on, have eternal life. I, my sweet heart, shall go the woman that looked to him thought she heard before, and thou shalt follow after, if thou shalt music, and that the sweetest that ever she heard * hold the beginning of thy confidence stedfast unto the end.' He. iii. 14. When I am gone, do thou

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the music seemed to withdraw, and to go ing tricks. She bad her companions and how they

further and further off from the house, as well as he had his, and she would and so it went until the sound was quite gone out meet them too at the tavern and ale-house more of hearing

commonly than he was aware of. To be plain, WISE. What do you think that might be ? she was a very whore, and had as great resort

ATTEN. For ought I know the melodious notes came to her, where time and place was appointed, of angels, that were sent of God to fetch him to as any of them all. Ay, and he smelt it too, but heaven,

could not tell how to help it. For if he began to WISE. I cannot say but that God goes out of talk, she could lay in his dish the whores that she his ordinary road with us poor mortals sometimes. knew he haunted, and she could fit him also with I cannot say this of this woman, but yet she had cursing and swearing, for she would give him oath better music in her heart than sounded in this for oath, and curse for curse. woman's ears.

ATTEN. What kind of oaths would she have ? ATTEN. I believe so; but pray tell me, did any WISE. Why, damn her, and sink her, and the like. of her other children hearken to her words, so as ATTEN. These are provoking things. to be bettered in their souls thereby?

Wise. So they are; but God doth not altogether One of her chil. Wise. One of them did, and be let such things go unpunished in this life. Someby hier dying came a very hopeful young man. But thing of this I have showed you already, and will words.

for the rest I can say nothing. here give you one or two instances more. ATTEN. And what did Badman do after his wife There lived, saith one, in the year 1551, in a was dead ?

city of Savoy, a man who was a mon- Clark's LookingWise. Why, even as he did before; he scarce strous curser and swearer, and though

glass, p. 135. mourned a fortnight for her, and his mourning he was often admonished and blamed for it, yet then was, I doubt, more in fashion than in heart. would he by no means mend his manners. At

ATTEN. Would he not sometimes talk of his wife length a great plague happening in the city, he when she was dead ?

withdrew himself with his wife and a kinswoman) Wise. Yes, when the fit took him, and could into a garden, where being again admonished to commend her too extremely, saying she was a give over his wickedness, he hardened his heart good, godly, virtuous woman. But this is not a more, swearing, blaspheming God, and giving himthing to be wondered at. It is common with self to the devil. And immediately the devil

icked men to hate God's servants while alive, snatched him up suddenly, his wife and kinswoman and to commend them when they are dead. So looking on, and carried him quite away. The served the Pharisees the prophets. Those of the magistrates, advertised hereof, went to the place prophets that were dead they commended, and and examined the women, who justified the truth those of them that were alive they condemned. of it.

Also at Oster, in the duchy of Magalapole, saith

Mr. Clark, a wicked woman used in her cursing to CIIAPTER XVII.

give herself body and soul to the devil, and being (LE IS TRICKED INTO A SECOND MARRIAGE BY A

reproved for it, still continued the same; till, being WOMAN AS BAD AS HIMSELF.]

at a wedding-feast, the devil came in person, and

carried her up into the air, with most horrible ATTEN. But did not Mr. Badman marry again outeries and roarings; and in that sort carried her quickly?

round about the town, that the inhabitants were Wise. No, not a good while after; and when ready to die for fear. And by and by he tore her he was asked the reason he would make this slighty in four pieces, leaving her four quarters in four Mr. Badman's answer, Who would keep a cow of several highways; and then brought her bowels to base language. their own that can have a quart of the marriage-feast, and threw them upon the table milk for a penny? Meaning, who would be at the before the mayor of the town, saying, Behold these charge to have a wife that can have a whore when dishes of meat belong to thee, whom the like dehe listeth? So villainous, so abominable did he struction waiteth for if thou dost not amend thy continue after the death of his wife. Yet at last wicked life. there was one was too hard for him. For getting ATTEN. Though God forbears to deal thus with

marrics of him to her upon a time, and making all men that thus rend and tear his name, and that again, and how hit got this last of him sufficiently drunk, she was so immediate judgments do not overtake them, yet

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row, but looked upon him for his villainy; he had an honest woman his other wife: for they were all conbefore, but she would not serve his turn, and vinced that she was a virtuous woman,

just reward. therefore God took her away, and gave him one and that he, vile wretch, had killed her, I will not as bad as himself. Thus that measure that he say with, but with the want of kindness. meted to his first wife, this last did mete to him again. And this is a punishment wherewith some

CHAPTER XVIII. times God will punish wicked men. So said Amos

(HE PARTS FROM HIS WIFE—DISEASES ATTACK ILM to Amaziah, .Thy wife shall be a harlot in the

UNDER CAPTAIN CONSUMPTION, HE ROTS AWAY, AND city.' Am. vii. 17. With this last wife Mr. Badman

DIES IN SINFUL SECURITY.] lived a pretty while; but, as I told you before, in a most sad and hellish manner. And now he would Atten. And how long, I pray, did they live thus bewail his first wife's death ; not of love that he had together. to her godliness, for that he could never abide, but WISE. Some fourteen or sixteen years, even for that she used always to keep home, whereas until, though she also brought some- Badman this would go abroad; his first wife was also thing with her, they had sinned all

part as poor as honest, and true to that relation, but this last was away, and parted as poor as howlets. a whore of her body. The first woman loved to And, in reason, how could it be otherwise ? he keep things together, but this last would whirl would have his way, and she would have hers; lie them about as well as he. The first would be among his companions, and she

among hers; he silent when he chid, and would take it patiently with his whores, and she with her rogues; and so He is punished

when he abused her; but this would they brought their noble to ninepence. in his last wife give him word for word, blow for blow, Atten. Pray of what disease did Mr. Badman rages towards curse for curse; so that now Mr. Bad- die, for now I perceive we are come up to lis

man had met with his match. God death? had a mind to make him see the baseness of his Wise. I cannot so properly say that he died of own life in the wickedness of his wife's. But all one disease, for there were many that Mr. Badman's He is not at all would not do with Mr. Badman, he had consented, and laid their heads

would be Mr. Badman still. This together to bring him to his end. He judgment did not work any reformation upon him, was dropsical, he was consumptive, he was surno, not to God nor man.

feited, was gouty, and, as some say, he had a ATTEN. I warrant you that Mr. Badman thought tang of the pox in his bowels. Yet the captain of when his wife was dead, that next time he would all these men of death that came against him to match far better.

take him away, was the consumption, for it was WISE. What he thought I cannot tell, but he that that brought him down to the grave.? could not hope for it in this match. For here he ATTEN. Although I will not say but the best knew himself to be catched, he knew that he was men may die of a consumption, a dropsy, or a by this woman entangled, and would therefore have surfeit; yea, that these may meet upon a man to gone back again, but could not. He knew her, I end him; yet I will say again, that many times say, to be a whore before, and therefore could not these diseases come through man's inordinate use promise himself a happy life with her. For he or of things. Much drinking brings dropsies, conshe that will not be true to their own soul, will sumptions, surfeits, and many other diseases; and neither be true to husband nor wife. And he I doubt that Mr. Badman's death did come by his knew that she was not true to her own soul, and abuse of himself in the use of lawful and unlawful therefore could not expect she should be true to things. I ground this my sentence upon that rehim. But Solomon says, “A whore is, a deep port of his life that you at large have given me. ditch,' and Mr. Badman found it true. For when WISE. I think verily that you need not call she had caught him in her pit, she would never leave him till she had got him to promise her mar

1 The noble was a gold coin of Henry VIII.; value six shilriage; and when she had taken him so far, she lings and eightpence.-(Ed.) forced him to marry indeed. And after that, they

? Bunyan's allegorical spirit appears in nearly all his writlived that life that I have told you.

ings. Diseases lay their heads together to bring Badman to

the grave, making Consumption their captain or leader of these ATTEN. But did not the neighbours take men of death.-(Ed.)

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back your sentence; for it is thought by many much at quiet, as if he had never sinned in all his that by his cups and his queans? he brought him- life. self to this his destruction: he was not an old man Atten. I must needs confess that this is a sign when he died, nor was he naturally very feeble, he had none. For how can a man repent of that but strong and of a healthy complexion. Yet, as of which he hath neither sight nor sense? But it I said, he moultered away, and went, when he set is strange that he had neither sight nor sense of agoing, rotten to his grave. And that which made sin now, when he had such a sight and sense of him stink when he was dead, I mean, that made his evil before; I mean when he was sick before. him stink in his name and fame, was, that he died WISE. He was, as I said, as secure now as if with a spice of the foul disease upon him. A man he had been as sinless as an angel; though all whose life was full of sin, and whose death was men knew what a sinner he was, for he carried his without repentance.

sins in his forehead. His debauched life was read Atten. These were blemishes sufficient to make and known of all men; but liis repentance was liim stink indeed.

read and known of no man; for, as I said, he had Wise. They were so, and they did do it. No none. And for ought I know, the reason why he Badman's name

man could speak well of him when he had no sense of his sins now was, because he prostinks when he was gone.

His name rotted above fited not by that sense that he had of them before. is dead.

ground, as his carcase rotted under. He liked not to retain that knowledge of God then, And this is according to the saying of the wise that caused his sins to come to remembrance. man, “The memory of the just is blessed, but the Therefore God gave him up now to a reprobate name of the wicked shall rot.' Pr. x. 7.

mind, to hardness and stupidity of spirit; and so This text, in both the parts of it, was fulfilled was that Scripture fulfilled upon him, •He hath upon him and the woman that he married first. blinded their eyes.' Is. vi. 10. And that, “Let their For her name still did flourish, though she had eyes be darkened that they may not see.' Ro. xi. 10. been dead almost seventeen years; but his began 0, for a man to live in sin, and to go out of the to stink and rot before he had been buried seven- world without repentance for it, is the saddest teen days.

judgment that can overtake a man. ATTEN. That man that dieth with a life full of Atten. But, Sir, although both you and I have sin, and with a heart void of repentance, although consented that without a sight and

No sense of sin, he should die of the most golden disease, if there sense of sin there can be no repent- po repentatico

proied. were any that might be so called, I will warrant him ance, yet that is but our bare say so; his name shall stiuk, and that in heaven and earth, let us therefore now see if by the Scripture we can

Wise. You say true; and therefore doth the make it good. name of Cain, Pharaoh, Saul, Judas, and the Wise. That is easily done. The three thousand Pharisees, though dead thousands of years ago, that were converted, ac. ii., repented not till they stink as fresh in the nostrils of the world as if had sight and sense of their sins. Paul repented they were but newly dead.

not till he had sight and sense of his sins. Ac is Atten. I do fully acquiesce with you in this. The jailer repented not till he had sight and sense That Mr. Bad- But, Sir, since you have charged him of his sins; nor could they, Ac. xvi. For of what

with dying impenitent, pray let me should a man repent? The answer is, of sin. proved.

you will prove it; not that I What is it to repent of sin? The answer is, To be altogether doubt it, because you have affirmed it, sorry for it, to turn from it.

But how can a man but yet I love to have proof for what men say in be sorry for it, that has neither sight nor sense of such weighty matters.

it? Ps. xxxviii. 18. David did not only commit sins, WISE. When I said he died without repentance, but abode impenitent for them, until Nathan the I meant so far as those that knew him could prophet was sent from God to give him a sight judge, when they compared his life, the Word, and and sense of them; and then, but not till then, he his death together,

indeed repented of them. 2 Sa. xii. Job, in order to ATTEN. Well said, they went the right way to his repentance, cries unto God, “Show me wherefind out whether he had, that is, did manifest that fore thou contendest with me?' Job I. 2. And again, he had repentance or no. Now then show me how •That which I see not teach thou me, I have borne they did prove he had none.

chastisement, I will not offend any more.' Job WISE. So I will. And first, this was urged to xxxiv. 52. That is, not in what I know, for I will First proof that prove it. He had not in all the time repent of it; nor yet in what I know not, when lie died im- of his sickness a sight and sense of thou shalt show me it. Also Ephraim's repentpenitent. his sins, but was as secure, and as ance was after he was turned to the sight and sense

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Atten. These are good testimonies of this truth, / welcome to him, in the time of his last sickness, and do, if matter of fact, with which Mr. Badman as was Elijah when he went to meet with Ahab as is charged, be true, prove indeed that he did not he went down to take possession of Naboth’s vinerepent, but as he lived so he died in his sin. Job yard, 'Hast thou found me,' said Ahab, 0

For without repentance a man is sure to mine enemy?' 1 Ki. xxi. 17–21. So would Mr. Baddie in his sin; for they will lie down in the dust man say in his heart to and of those that thus did with him, rise at the judgment with him, hang come to him, though indeed they came even of about his neck like cords and chains when he love to convince him of his evil life, that he might standeth at the bar of God's tribunal. Pr. v. 22. have repented thereof and have obtained mercy. And with him, too, when he goes away

from ATTEN. Did good men then go to see him in his the judgment-seat, with a • Depart from me, ye last sickness? cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil WISE. Yes. Those that were his first wife's and his angels.' Mat. Ixv. 41. And there shall fret acquaintance, they went to see him, and to talk and gnaw his conscience, because they will be to with him, and to him, if perhaps he might now, him a never-dying worm. Mar. ix. 44. Is. lxvi. 24. at last, bethink himself and cry to God for mercy,

Wise. You say well, and I will add a word or ATTEN. They did well to try now at last if they Every sight and two more to what I have said. Re-could save his soul from hell. But

pray cannot produce pentance, as it is not produced without you tell that he did not care for the company of

a sight and sense of sin, so every sight such? and sense of sin cannot produce it; I mean every Wise. Because of the differing carriage that he sight and sense of sin cannot produce that repent- had for them from what he had when his old carance, that is repentance unto salvation; repentance nal companions came to see him. When his old never to be repented of. For it is yet fresh be companions came to see him he would stir up himfore us, that Mr. Badman had a sight and sense self as much as he could, both by words and looks, of sin, in that fit of sickness that he had before, to signify they were welcome to him; he would but it died without procuring any such godly fruit; also talk with them freely and look pleasantly upon as was manifest by his so soon returning with the them, though the talk of such could be none dlog to his vomit. Many people think also that other but such as David said carnal men would repentance stands in confession of sin only, but offer to him when they came to visit him in his they are very much mistaken; for repentance, as sickness. • If he come to see me,' says he, he was said before, is a being sorry for, and returning speaketh vanity, his heart gathereth iniquity to itfrom transgression to God by Jesus Christ. Now, self.' P3. xli. 6. But these kind of talks, I say, if this be true, that every sight and sense of sin Mr. Badman better brooked than he did the comwill not produce repentance, then repentance can- pany of better men. not bo produced there where there is no sight and But I will more particularly give you a characsense of sin. That every sight and sense of sin ter of his carriage to good men, and good talk, will pot produce repentance, to wit, the godly re- when they came to sco lim. 1. When they were pentance that we are speaking of, is manifest income he would seem to fail in his spirits at the Cain, Pharaoh, Saul, and Judas, who all of them sight of them. 2. He would not care to answer had sense, great sense of sin, but none of them them to any of those questions that repentance unto life.

they would at times put to him, to feel Now I conclude that Mr. Badman did die im- what sense he had of sin, death, hell, Esed meanwel en

they to penitent, and so a death most miserable. and judgment. But would either say most linesa

ATTEN. But pray now, before we conclude our nothing or answer them by way of discourse of Mr. Badman, give me another proof evasion, or else by telling of them he was so weak of his dying in his sins.

and spent that he could not speak much. 3. He WISE. Another proof is this, he did not desire would never show forwardness to speak to or talk proof

a sight and sense of sins, that he with them, but was glad when they held their that he died might have repentance for them. Did tongues. He would ask them no question about impenitent

I say he did not desire it, I will add, his state and another world, or how he should he greatly desired to remain in his security, and escape that damnation that he had deserved. 4. that I shall prove by that which follows. First, He had got a haunt ? at last to bid his wife and he could not endure that any man now should talk keeper, when these good people attempted to come to him of his sinful life, and yet that was the way to see him, to tell them that he was asleep, or into beget a sight and sense of sin, and so of repent- clining to sleep, or so weak for want thereof that ance from it, in his soul. But I say he could not endure such discourse. Those men that did offer to

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