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32. The art of phisitians is very imperfect, for I doubt not but for every disease there is in nature a severall symple, if they could find it out, so that their compounds do rather shew their ignorance than knowledge.
33. He that writeth an history and giveth credit to all outward reports, the author may be wise, but the work shall be foolish.
34. Not only the deliverance of the Jewes 'till they came to the Land of Promise, but even their olayly preservation was miraculous, for there was never any noted playre in Jerusalem, though it stood in an hott clymate, which, had it been, would have endangered the whole nation, it being to asseinble thither thrice every yeare of necessity.
35. God accepts the intent before the deed, for if I doe justice because I would be counted a just King, and not for God's glory, not because I stand answerable to God if I doe otherwise, or if I doe punnisla a man rightly, but withall sattistie my own malice, these are an abomination. If I give almes only for my reputations sake, these are wicked deeds, because there is nullum medium, whatsoever is without faith is sinn.
36. I never knew that Puritane that spake well of any inan behind his back, or took delight to doe good to any, being naturally covetous of his purse, and liberall of his tongue, so that he is alwayes an ill neighbour, and a false friend.
37. I would most unwillingly do that ill, which lay not in my power to mend.
38. God hath distributed his benefits so equally, that there is noe country which excelleth not allother in sone things or other, so as it borrows, it lends; likewise in men there is noe one so excelleth in one thing, but hath need of anothers witt in some other, and from these two proceed all trafick and society.
39. “God never failes of his word, but where he threatens ill to man, as in punnishing Ninevye; but alwayes performes where he promisscth good, that or better, as he promissed to Abraham and his seed, temporall, earthly blessedness, and instead of that gives them everlasting and heavenly benediction.
40. Most heresies have proceeded from mingling philosophy with religion, from that and policy have all the Papists errors risen ; and Christ tells them that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdome of heaven.
41. Noe man shall do evill that thinks before he undertakes what the end will be, not what his passions would have it to be.
42. I have been often deceived, yet will I never leave to trust, neither shall the falshood of some make me think none honest.
43. Wisdoine is moderation, and the goodness of things is the mean, a man may be over-wise and over-godly.
44. The wisedome of a King is cheilly seen in the election of his officers, as in places which require a peculiar sutticiency, not to choose them that he affects most, but to use every one according to his proper fitness.
45. Noe country can be called rich wherein there is warrs, as in the Low Countryes: although there be much money, the soldiers have it in pay froin the governors, the boors have it for victuals, the governors from them againe in taxes, so there is noe center, nor noe certain owner.
46. Time is the essence of many laws, so that a King may doe well at divers times, both in making and abrogating the same law, the present occasion is the reason of the law,
47. The Queen was angry with me for receiving many men whome she hal discountenanced, when indeed all their fault was, love to me: if I had done otherwise, I had done dishonestly; yea if I had been her subject, I night have done as much.
48. At his matcorning into England, an English Nobleman presented bimselfe to him, protesting what a faithfull servant he had been to Queen Elizabeth, his deau mistress, who used to permitt him (having the liberty as he called it of a free man (in her court]) to frequent all companyes, and when he could learn anything which he thought fitt to informe her maty of, she was pleased to accept his intelligence, and so was desirous to make the like offer to his maty to doe the same service, if his pleasure was to imploy him. The King replyed (My Lord) I
. never had use of any such service to betray iny subjects, and therefore you may save that labour; that which is inine is my owne, that which is my subjects, theirs, my prerogative cannot alter.
49. We alwayes choose to imitate the worst, which shews our naturall corruption; as let two nations meet, either will change with other their worst fashions, but never mingle in the best.
50. I would strive to be like the Papists in things they did well, for unity sake.
51. Parents may forbid their children an unfitt marriage, but they may not force their consciences to a fitt. 52. 'Tis easier to reclaime a man from any
heresie then to convert an atheist to the truth; for to belcive is the first degree common to all religions, and an atheist is to be brought so far before he coine to choosing
53. A travelling preacher, and a travelling woman never comes to any good at all.
54. It is a great mercy of God, that in all the Papists heresies, the Trinity hath been preserved pure.
55. The Church of Rome fell at first from her purity to infirmities, then to corruptions, then into errors, then into heresies, and lastly into abbominations, God still punishing sinn with sinn.
56. Types are the images of the mind, which God allowed the Jews to keep them froin images of the senice,
and to shew them that his worship was in spirit and truth.
57. I desire not to multiply my articles of faith beyond necessity, but rather let them be few and firme.
58. There are two kind of types, some of which are of the foundation of faith, others of anologie of faith : the first are rules of faith, the latter doth illustrate faith received, and are but in the manner of allegories.
59. Whensoever I make such a warr, as the King of France doth, wherein there is such tyranny used to his own subjects, as well of the Protestants of the one side, as of his own soldiers drawn to such slaughter on the other side, surely I will put my selfe in a monastry all my dayes after, and repent me of my sinns, that have brought my subjects to such inisery.
60. A King ought to be a preserver of his people, as well of their fortunes as lives, and not a destroyer of his subjects : 'tis true when he cominands they must obey ; yea and if it be in an ill quarrell, he must answer that to God alone, and is not accountable to any ; but shame befall that King that warrs wrongfully.
61. I am so carefull of injuring any of my subjects, that in my progress, if any complaine of hurt done