Index of first lines (prose)

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'Tis said that when some noble peers were speaking in the House against a separate peace; The Lord Treasurer, in his speech for it said, that none but fools, and knaves and villains could be averse to it.
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Upon which Lord Wharton stood up, and pulling forth his pocket book before 'em all, said, he would there set down and preserve, that wise and honest sentence ---
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

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(Almighty God) of our fathers, who hast made heaven, and earth, with all the ornaments thereof; who hast bound the sea, by the word of thy commandments
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and let the heavens, and the earth praise thy eternal majesty for thine is the glory, for ever, and ever.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

(O, everlasting) fountain of all goodness, and wellspring of grace, without whose especial assistance, we are altogether unapt
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and after death, I may enjoy the felicity, to live with thee (my Lord) forever more through the merits, and passion, of my only saviour. Jesus Christ; so be it.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

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A book of precepts, instructions, and prayers, which I have written, and for the most part collected, out of the holy scriptures, for the direction of my children
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I shall esteem their profit and benefit, a great happiness to my self, especially if thereby the true worship and service of God, may be any way furthered.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

A book of the nature of four footed beasts written by Conradus Gesner in Latin, and translated into English by Edward Topsell
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so that malice is to be entreated if it be either worshipped or implored
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

A call and cry to Thee O Lord give ear
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forget my wickedness O Lord I beseech Thee
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

A certain cynic in the way did meet
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The other will with vice himself defile
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

A Collection out of Plutarch's Morals from page the first to 96.
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Fear of Death 296
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

A commendable steadiness is
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but stubbornness is a refusing to hear or consider, and so be capable of being convinced
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

A discreet servant shall have rule over a lewd son
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He that mocketh the poor, reproacheth him that made him
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A feather bed and bolster
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2 mats
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

A Fellow of a College is made up of pride and unmannerliness
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Be conversant in Civil Law. I have heard say it will fit you for Common Law, and is the foundation of Law by so much reason in it.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

A Gentleman having been formerly so unhappy as to lose his nose in the eager pursuit of his pleasure; compassionately built an hospital near this city for those who should have the same misfortune with the founder; and 'tis called The Hospital of no Noses to this day.
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So that he is the wise and happy man, who just smells as much as he should do, and no more.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

A good name is to be chosen above great riches
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A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himself: but the foolish
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A gracious woman attaineth to honour
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As righteousness leadeth to life, so he that followeth etc.
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A great traveler was complaining that he was never the better for his travels
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it is no matter what manners we find anywhere, so long as we carry our own
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance
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Better is a dinner of green herbs where love is, then a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A junto of knaves met at Paris together
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Who by lies, and by liars supported his power.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

A l'Amour tout doit rendre les armes
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N'a point a pretendue de doux moments
Newberry Library; Case MS VM 2.3 E 58r

a lawsuit did begin again that was ended, not as yet grown to a disturbing proceed.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

A Letter to John Cowper. His Answer.
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The Queen's and Lord of Oxford's New Toast. 79.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

A man can hardly be easy under the known ill will of any relation, or one he has much to do withal.
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One cannot possibly be made uneasy or miserable, or suffer any evil at another's hands; without the violation of some Christian command which if obeyed would have secured him.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

A man shall best perceive his own unworthiness by examining his life according to the ten commandments
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by whose sacrifices we are only healed even Jesus Christ the Son of God
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

A man shall best perceive his own unworthiness by examining his life according to the ten commandments
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by whose sacrifices we are only healed, even Jesus Christ the Son of God
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

A man shall best perceive his own unworthiness by examining his life according to the ten commandments
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by whose sacrifices we are healed, even Jesus Christ the Son of God
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

A man shall best perceive his own unworthiness by examining his life according to the ten commandments
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by whose sacrifices we are healed even Jesus Christ the Son of God
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

A man was murdered. One cut off his hand and hung it up in the Castle of Camberig.
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Twas thought the soul of the murdered lay in the hand til the murderer appeared.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

A most notorious case puts me upon making this remark and to collect what an eminent divine says about the authority of mothers and the obedience that is due to them whilst the father is alive;
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it will dwell continually upon them and haunt them like an evil spirit they will wish a thousand times they had behaved themselves more dutifully kindly, and obediently ----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

A Page | Absence 2.
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Youth 376.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

A. Page | Attica. Athens. 7. 56 / 84.
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Zemes poisoned by the pope. 711.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

A plague in London of which died 56578. The year. 1603.
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It is observed that Queen Anne died the very day on which, the Bill against Schism took place; August 1. 1714.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

A Poem. 1.
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Josephus Observation upon August the Tenth. 63
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

A prophet in Israel. 2 Kin 14 25. God gave him in express charge to go preach repentance to Nineveh.
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but the fowl gnawing the heart of the whale killeth him and floating to land is found by the people, and the bird still living in the dead whale
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

A soft answer putteth away wrath
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The eyes of the Lord
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A strict attention to the dictates of the divine light of reason and revelation will in great measure supply the want of human learning
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than a learned man without goodness can do
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

A suit and vest of a mandrake or night shade green
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Ribbons all about of fig leaf laurel box green
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

A tres haut et tres excellent prince, Charles, Prince de la Grande Bretagne.
British Library; Add. MS 19633

A trifling song you shall hear
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And his song is a trifle to boot.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

A warm devotion that much mixes with the passions, must be carefully watched
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if true grace and virtue is not in the heart
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

A week before I had my fall, I heard of a boy in that hundred that was a plowing
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It might have been the same to me.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

A wicked messenger falleth into evil
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A desire accomplished delighteth the soul
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A wise woman buildeth her house
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Where none ox are, there the crib is empty
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

A. You talk much and often of the infallibility of the Roman Church
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be as great a security to them as faith in the present Roman Church can be to the papist
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

A. | Aches. 149. 216. 240. 273. 281. 285.
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Zeal. 40
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

A | Advice 248. 264
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W:C: to the Tower 312
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

A | Age. 7 20 136 221 244
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X
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F31

A | Apparitions 82.
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Story 14.24.27.28.67.82.86.93.108.113.114.127.142.146.192.202.228.233.305.347.349.361.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

A. | Ark 485
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Zeal 96. 401. 589.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

Ab Venus ad nutum trahis omnia
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Corpora tu maculas, animas in tartara mergis
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

About the beginning of the troubles, 1643, when ministers was put out of their livings
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He heard the King proclaimed, and then died a while after.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

About the year 1685. I took some notes, out of the exposition on the New Testament by the learned Dr. Hammond, which may be seen in another manuscript.
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Beseeching Almighty God that I may embrace the truth in the love of it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

Above the stars my saviour dwells
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Come Lord Jesus come away
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Ac. That stony hearted hearers may for a time receive the word with joy
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The providences of God are the hand executing the words of his mouth.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

According to Maltrances principle
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from the imperfections of our best actions
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Adams sin self dependence and withdrawing from God
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the fall showed man his dependence and miserie without it
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Adde ceram cohibe
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Custodes cauta est ab illis, incipit uxor
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Addresses 206.
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Z.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Adverse and prosperous fortune are both assistants in a good man's salvation
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To which come few that lie embalmed in gold
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Adversity and prosperity, both conduce for good. And the place of rising and the place of falling is most at Courts. See pag. 13 book C, pag. 26 book I.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Affliction is the time of bringing sins to remembrance as the widow of Zarepheh said to the prophet Eliah when she thought he had slain her son
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make good these promises though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white like snow though they be red as crimson they shall be like wool I am willing to be obedient; oh let me be partaker of thy grace
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

Afflictions cometh not forth of the dust neither doth trouble spring out of the ground yet man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward
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that so I may live while I am here like an heir of glory that shall be a partaker of that inheritance purchased for believers through him who came to seek and to save the lost sheep of the house of Israel
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

After the Apostle had proved by the tenor of the Christian doctrine that it is impossible that the Justified should continue in sin: he comes to make application of this truth
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it is on purpose that they may forsake their sins and be returned to the obedience of God
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. E. 260

After the creation and fall of Mankind by their disobeying of god
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performed in the due time, and the chief subject of the whole Scripture
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

After the death of Sir Thomas Hamon, his Lady continues her constant affection
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who shall not say Amen to this
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

After the Jews were returned from Babylon, God raised up Haggai to exhort them to rebuild His temple and re-establish his worship.
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which is the signification of this proverbial term of making, and keeping as a signet. Cant. 8.6. Jer 22.24
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

After the marriage of this incomparable pair, King Roderigo commanded the Noble Alphonso
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the sweet infant still sleeping very soundly, till
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds; Lt q 32

After your reception of the blessed eucharist
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your faithful and most humble servant for Jesus' sake
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Against unnecessary curiosity in religion. If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee - John 12.22.
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15. Father if thou be willing remove this cup from me | Luke 22 42 page 432.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

AHalkett
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All these writ at London 1660 and 1663
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

Aimable vanqueur, Cher Tyrant d'un coeur
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Tout porte tes fers
Newberry Library; Case MS VM 2.3 E 58r

Aime, Soupire avec constance
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Que le desespoir des Amants
Newberry Library; Case MS VM 2.3 E 58r

Alchimia docet fallax, corruptio vini et
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Cuncta scatent vitio, tuta nec ulla fides
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

All common people have the interest of the sun's rising
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My Husband was born Sunday the 11th August 1622. He died 31 Oct. 1658 being 36 years, 2 months, 21 days.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

All duties and obligations to love and service of any sort, arise either from the sense and remembrance of benefits and favour past, and already received, or from the hope and reasonable expectation of benefits and favours to come and to be received;
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All duties of mankind do mutually infer one another.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

All evils but sin are without us
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so its necessities prevents much evil in sinners
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

All flesh is grass, and the glory of it as the flower of the field
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he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

All flesh is grass, and the glory of it as the flower of the grass
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he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

All flesh is grass, and the glory of it as the flower of the grass
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he heapeth up riches and knoweth not who shall gather them
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

All flesh is grass, and the glory of it as the flower of the grass
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he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

All gentlemen commoners, that are willing to serve the French king, and the present Ministry in the Regiment of Scotch Lords in the House of Peers, under the command of his Grace James Duke of Hamilton; Let them repair to the sign of the White Staff in York Buildings.
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So bless the king. Huzza. Dule a-Dub, etc.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

All iniquity is a two edged sword, to slay our souls; and wickedness is a devouring fire, that cannot be quenched
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that we may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance amongst them which are sanctified by faith in Christ Jesus
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

All people here are affrighted because of an apparition of two armies seen upon the shore within six miles of this place.
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All those that have the curiosity to see it may, for it appears by day as well as in the night
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

All Plutarch's Lives
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Many other books, treatises, discourses of several kinds, which may amount unto half the quantity of half the books in folio, which are before set down
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

All sufferings did not move his spirit in the least to any unchristian passion nor extort from him one angry, one revengeful, one unseemly word.
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The crafty man has many parts to play so that it is almost impossible for him so to act all, as not to be discovered in some and then he will be suspected in all whereas the honest man always acts according to plain nature.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

All the four evangelists record what the holy Jesus did, and suffered. But none of them is so particular in mentioning what he said as St John
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that so I may always keep the feast of a good conscience with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Almighty and eternal God, who didst create all things by thy power, dost sustain them by thy goodness, and govern them by thy infinite wisdom, and inscrutable providence; hast endued all thy creatures with a degree of reason suitable to the ends for which thou hast ordained them.
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And this I beg in the name and for the sake of our only mediator and advocate Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

Already already I hear you make your wonted replies he that doth not aspire to glory hath nothing to do with gallant men
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this is to confess oneself such an one, that even the smoke itself is better than the substance
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust neither doth trouble spring out of the ground: Yet man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward
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make me perfect in every good work to do thy will working in me that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

Although oh God, I am not sufficiently humbled for my sins
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and let the weight of them bruise, but not break me
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Although oh Lord I am not sufficiently humbled under the burthen of my sins
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and let the weight of them bruise, but not break me
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Although oh Lord I am not sufficiently humbled under the burthen of my sins
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and let the weight of them bruise, but not break me
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Although oh Lord I am not sufficiently humbled under the burthen of my sins
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and let the weight of them bruise, but not break me
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Am I the person am to reap the first fruits of that long expectation
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Highbury. To bury those that are mounted never so high in this world.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Amantium ira Amoris integratio est
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

Ambitio causa Pluralitatis
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Non habemus hic civitatem permanentem
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Among some serious thoughts I had this morning I was reflecting how much more composed my thoughts were, and more serious my meditations (and more frequent) when I had none but my self and servants in my family to disturb me
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so to carry in all conditions and to all persons as one that desires in all things to glorify God. So be it oh Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Among the predictions of Nostradamus, I find he says, the Senate of London shall put their king to death.
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Let the world go, as it will go; for it will go, as it will go. or rub as it will rub.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Amongst all mankind there is no nation so wild and barbarous, who though they may mistake in their due apprehensions of the nature of God
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There is nowhere any nation so utterly lost to all things of law and morality, as not to believe the existence of God
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Amongst the many remarks which I have made formerly of things worth the observing I remember not that I have mentioned anything concerning the ill effects of curiosity
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as the birds are caught in a snare so are the sons of man snared in an evil time.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

1. An Act for the preservation of the Protestant Religion both at home and abroad in this fatal conjuncture by putting the administration of affairs entirely into the hands of those that love France. and hate the Dutch.
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To be moved by poetical Dr Davenant.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

An act of faith in receiving the Holy Communion
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defects of the worthy receivers
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

an ointment for any ache [number] 6
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for the worms [number] 248
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Anciently some good Catholic Bishops excommunicated and damned others for holding there were Antipodes.
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He wrote Anecdota, or a Secret History which is generally obnoxious to impertinencies and disadvantages.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

And first of Rising Early & going to Bed Seasonally
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A good Man can turn a Den of Thieves into a House of Prayer, & a Prison to a Chapel
British Library; Add. MS 78441

And I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying Hallelujah salvation and honour and glory
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Hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

1 And in that day thou shalt say O Lord I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me thy anger is turned away and thou comfortest me
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6 Cry out and shout thou inhabitant of Sion for great is the holy one of Israel in the midst of thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

And it came to pass, when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire.
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Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king nor any of his servants, that heard all these words.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

And Jacob vowed a vow saying if God will be with me and help me and keep me in the way that I go
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of all that thou shall give me I will give the tenth unto thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

anoint the body with juice of plantain, or brimstone and butter
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it is a safer medicine than the quicksilver girdle
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Another expression of praising the Lord is by singing unto him. And this was the practice of Moses and Miriam and all the Israelites after the Lord had brought them through the Red Sea
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who ruleth over the kingdom of men and giveth it to whomsoever he will and these are the excellent things that is known in all the earth
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

Answer. | Officers ----- 89.
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Trimmers -----12. In all ----- 558.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

Antonius made this answer to one who rebuked him for his liberality
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not where the Romans take but where they give most
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Aristotle amongst other testimonies he gives of the divine providence, hath this for one
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whereas the divine providence doth dispose of all and every particular thing without the least trouble
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

As a help to mortification I hope it will not be unsuitable to this day's retirement to make some reflections upon that which occasioned a visit here to me yesterday from the Viscount of Strathalane who had been at school here a considerable time
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and persuaded some that he much respected to return to that truth from which they had revolted which Lord grant for mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

As concerning marriage, I would never have married
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they ever most loved, and lived with all
British Library; MS Egerton 607

As day unto day uttereth speech, so night unto night sheweth knowledge. And great is the knowledge of the Lord's goodness which he hath vouchsafed to shew to me in the darkness of this last night
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make me perfect establish strengthen settle me To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord
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And herein to exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence towards God and towards man Lord say Amen speak but the word and it will be
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

As great public mercy should never be forgot no more should public sins and punishments the one to excite our praise and the other our repentance
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if thou wilt be pleased to give us grace to live so as to redeem the time because our former days hath been exceeding evil
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

As I daily find by experience it is good for me to draw near to God so also to depend so fully on him as to be wholly resigned to his blessed will
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Oh that I could sufficiently praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful mercies to me the unworthiness of the children of men
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

As I desire every week to commemorate my widowhood so more particularly when it falls to be the same day of the week and day of the month (though not the same month)
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Perfect that which concerneth me thy mercy O Lord endureth for ever forsake not the works of thy own hands
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

As I desire to make this day weekly a day of humiliation for sin and interceding for pardon through the merits of Christ and for grace to live all the days of my life. as becomes a widow dedicated to the service of God
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and since thy word hath said it I will believe and wait for it and pray for my self my child and all that are thine that we may live like those that were expecting mercy from thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

As I desire to overlook my own faults to make me humble, so I would endeavour to make them beneficial by some useful application
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that we may with one mind and one mouth glorify God even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

As I have endeavoured to perform the resolutions I made upon Sunday the 7th of April 1695 in making the day before preparatory to what I would had I opportunity
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I wish they may consider what I said and the Lord give them understanding in all things
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

As I have this morning remembered this day with reading to my family before prayers the collect epistle and gospel to commemorate with the Church of England St Michael and all angels
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And glorify God for my professed subjection to the gospel of Christ Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

As in water face answereth to face so the heart of man to man says Solomon and what can more truly represent the frailty of, man to man, than to see his own resemblance thus in a moment snatched away
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and I will wait for the accomplishing of it in thy own way and time and praise thee for thy mercy endureth for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

As it is the day of the week since the 24th of September 1670 I have weekly made it day to call my sins to remembrance with sincere repentance
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Lord give strength unto the king and exalt the horn of thy anointed So will I ever praise thee while I have any being
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

As man was a willing or voluntary sinner
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the best means to deter from what is evil
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

As my former meditations have been upon watchfulness so these following I intend with the Lord's assistance (without whom I can do nothing that is good) to place my meditations upon the four first verses of the 39 Psalm
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who hath loved me and washed away my sins in his own blood. To him be glory and dominions ever more
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

As my thoughts are much taken up with my dear child's imprisonment so all the relief I have is to resort to the God of all consolation
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learning that we through patience and comfort of the scripture might have hope. Now the God of hope fill me with all joy and peace in believing
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

As no day nor night passes over without marks of the Lord's providential care for which he should be magnified
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And blessed be his glorious name for ever and let the whole earth be filled with his glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

As nothing is perfect without decency; so nothing can be decent without simplicity
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Our appetites must be tamed and reduced, and then they will not put us into mutiny and discontent
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

as soon as any forsake their own way
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to those that are nothing to themselves
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

As the bear whets and sharpens his tusks in his own foam, so doth a proud man excite and sharpen his own indignation and revenge
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the other the ground and continuation multiplication of the crime and consequently makes it without measure and end
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

As the snow in summer, and as the rain in the harvest are not meet, so is honour unseemly for a fool
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Unto the horse belongeth a whip, to the
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

As there is but one only God, one only Christ, one only faith, one only church, and one only gospel
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that we may render to him all praise, honour, and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

As there is naturally in every man an impression of a deity
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throughout their whole lives practise perpetual rebellion and think to appease god with their mock sacrifices and service
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

As to the philosopher stone it is a thing certain that several persons have attained to the perfection of this undertaking which employs so great a number of virtuosos in all parts of the world:
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and at the same time caused their books to be burnt lest the people who were naturally ingenious being become too powerful by the art of making gold, should undertake a war against the Roman Empire.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

At some recollected moments I have had my thoughts all flame and full of the love of God
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to recall past meditations or representations as if we
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

At the bottom of the chamberpot, the doctor's picture place
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When to piss they do go, do go.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

At thy first waking in the morning be careful of thy self that thou harbour in thy brain no vain or unprofitable but of all no ungodly fancy to hinder thy morning sacrifice
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begin to give God thanks and to desire the continuance of his mercy towards thee in these words till thou canst find such as may better express thine own soul
British Library; Add. MS 27467

At thy first waking in the morning be careful of thy self that thou harbour in thy brain no vain or unprofitable but of all no ungodly fancy to hinder thy morning sacrifice
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that in all my thoughts words and actions I may seek thy glory and evermore so live in thy fear that I may die in thy favour for thy son my only saviour's sake amen
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Attend and prepare for a cargo from Dover
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which nobody can deny.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Avec le Jeux, Les Rits et la Jeunesse
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une douceur qu'elle derobe aux Dieux
Newberry Library; Case MS VM 2.3 E 58r

Awake put on thy strength O Sion put on thy beautiful garments O Jerusalem
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Hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Awake thou spring of speaking grace mute rest becomes not thee
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Do it not in slumber smother
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Awake up my glory awake lute and harp
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set up thyself etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Burnet's Theory A mean and narrowness of spirit or littleness of soul is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards either by learning or age.
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'Tis true the other extreme is worse than this for to deny all miracles is in effect to deny all revealed religion therefore due measures are to be taken betwixt these two so as neither to make the divine power too mean and cheap, nor the power of nature illimited and all-sufficient.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Errors All errors, sects, and heresies, as they are mixed with some inferior truths, to make them the more passable to others; so do they usually owe their original to some eminent truths (either misunderstood or misapplied) whereby they become the less discernable to their own teachers: when it is that such teachers both deceive and are deceived. 2 Timothy 3.13.
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Trinity The papists illustrate the mystery of the Trinity by the similitude of a piece of cloth which is thrice folded, which not withstanding the three folds, is one and the same cloth.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

King Charles the 2d and the Duke of York, did both in the last session of parliament 1675. (when I shewed them in the Lord's House the written copy of this book, wherein are some corrections and alterations with the late King Charles the first's own hand) assure me that this book was none of the said king's compiling
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but made by Dr Gauden Bishop of Exeter; which I here insert for the undeceiving of others in this point, by attesting so much under my hand.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

O Observe. 1. As since the discovery of the Indies coin hath been much more plentiful, so great matters have been done in these latter times by bribes;
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but old age is the last, and extremest way of dying, indeed it is the limit beyond which we shall not pass, and which the law of nature hath prescribed unto us, as that which shall not be outgone by any but it is a rare privilege peculiar unto herself to make us continue unto it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

T 1 A Talent is 750 ounces of silver, which after five shillings the ounce is.18.7. pounds.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

V Voyage And like the wind flees from his native country never to return again / out travail the winds,
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Vicious 15 God can't deny you, for you never asked any thing before nor never will again
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

B

Be merciful unto me O God for man goeth about to devour me he is daily fighting and troubling me
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Hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Be thou then my beauty named
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I'll love thee serve thee and adore
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

beat bay salt, to fine powder, and quilt it in a linen cloth
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wear them night and day for a fortnight or three weeks' space, this is known to be good and effectual
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Beauty, and strength, and wit, together came
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To speak this prologue to the second part. /
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Because religion cannot well subsist without civil policy, and peace; therefore God stirs up the spirit of Nehemiah to use the favour he had with Artaxerxes the second, to obtain the government over the Jews;
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plucked off 5:13. The hair of their heads, or beards, in disgrace 2 Sam:10:4.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Before thou prayest, prepare thyself; and be not as one that tempteth God;
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to the admiring, embracing, honouring, fearing, serving, loving, and ever praising, of that great and mighty Lord; whose glorious name be magnified for ever and ever.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Behold how good and joyful a thing it is brethren to dwell together in unity
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For there the Lord etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Behold I bring you glad tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people
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Hallelujah, Glory as before
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Behold it is Christ which was ordained by God to be judge both of the quick and the dead
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whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of their sins
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Behold now praise the Lord O ye servants of the Lord
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the Lord that made heaven and earth give thee blessing out of Sion
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Behold thou has made my days as it were a span long and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee
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O spare me a little etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Being resolved with the assistance of the Lord to make all remarkable passages of my own life or what I see or hear of in others useful towards the mortifying of sin or to increase holiness
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Oh ever may he be magnified who never failed me in difficulties
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Being yesterday interrupted of what I designed in making a memorial of God's great goodness to me I resolve to perform it now
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do I resign myself up to the God of truth, to perfect what concerns me and glorify thy self by shewing mercy to me the greatest of transgressors
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Bene docendo, et male vivendo
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Ad decernendum propria sensus habet
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Benignissime domine iesu, largire mihi gratiam tuam. ut semper operetur in me
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et antequam natus fuerim et editus in hanc vitam: Tibi, o domine,honor, et gloria, et laus sit in omne ui eternitatem. Amen.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

Benignissimo signor Giesu dammi la gratia tua, accio che operi
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et inanzi che io nato fosse et posto in questa vita mortale. Ate, o signore, sia honore, gloria et laude nel secolo de secoli. Amen
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

Besides my usual devotion which weekly I desire to perform upon this day I have now a further reason to increase it by intending with the Lord's assistance to go to Toriburne to hear the preparation sermon in order to the celebrating the most holy supper of the lord tomorrow
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O God of hope fill me with all joy and peace in believing that I may abound in hope through the power of the holy ghost
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Besides my usual performances of duty in my private devotions upon this day, in praising God for several mercies in the evening of this day which I desire never to forget
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Blessed be God which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Beyond the art of any cure, in flames of love I burn;
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Or if 'tis true thou dost not see, would I'd been blind as well as thee.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

bless I beseech thee my brothers, sisters, Uncles, aunts
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and amendment to their lives sweet Jesus amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Bless lord I beseech thee the good ministers
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in my heart from this time forth and forevermore amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Bless O Lord _________ I ask not for him riches or honours
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then dispense in thy pardon as seemeth thee good
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Bless this our meat and bless our King and Queen
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The worthy founder may not hang himself.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Bless thy servant with wisdom and industry
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and been greatly blessed by the industry and employment of my predecessors.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Blessed Alderman (Highlord) [Alderman John Highlord]. How do I revere thy memory, who wast the foundation in a great part of my second and later fortune
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And however they succeed in this world, it may not be a snare to their family or ruin to their eternal estate.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
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because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
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because it seeth him not neither knoweth him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
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because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
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because it seeth him not neither knoweth him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Blessed be God, and the father of our Lord Jesus Christ
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Such is this: not erga aliquos vestrum, but erga vos
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Blessed be God, and the father of our Lord Jesus Christ
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Such is this, not erga aliquos vestrum, but erga vos
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Blessed be God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ
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Such is this, not erga aliquos vestrum, but erga vos
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Blessed be God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ
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Such is this not erga aliquos vestrum, but erga vos
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Blessed be the Lord that hath given me a rebuke in this so near expectation of ours.
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And the result of this will be converted for the best, let the event be seemingly displeasant.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Blessed be the most glorious name, of the Lord our God for evermore; good God that art the director of all hearts, and giver of all grace, guide my soule to set forth thy praise
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but more especially thy most desired spiritual graces both upon my soul and body through Jesus Christ my only Lord and saviour Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Blessed God grant me wisdom that I may know thee, that I may fear thee, that I may love thee
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and grant me grace to lead an holy and an upright life the residue of my days
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Blessed God grant me wisdom that I may know thee, that I may love thee, that I may fear thee
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and grant me grace to lead an holy and an upright life the residue of my days
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Blessed is he that considereth the poor, the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble
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The Lord will strengthen him in his bed of languishing, thou wilt make all is bed in his sickness
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Blessed is he that considereth the poor, the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble
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The Lord will strengthen him in his bed of languishing, thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Blessed is he that considereth the poor the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble
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The Lord will strengthen him in the bed of languishing, thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Blessed is he that considereth the poor the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble
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The Lord will strengthen him in his bed of languishing, thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Blessed is the man that findeth Wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
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For the merchandise thereof is better then merchandies of silver.
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly
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The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly
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The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly
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The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly
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The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him and delivereth them
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Blessed Lord grant me wisdom that I may know thee, that I may fear thee, that I may love thee
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and grant me grace to lead an holy and upright life the residue of my days
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Blessed Lord, grant me wisdom that I may know thee, that I may fear thee that I may love thee
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and grant me grace to lead an holy and an upright life the residue of my days
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Blind Fortune! raise the worthless as you please
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Yet He will still, through all disguise be known
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

boil chamomile, one manipulus, in one pint of olive oil
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when it groweth cool heat it again, in hot water, and lay it to your body again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Boil your capon by itself in fair water, then take a ladleful or two of mutton broth
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garnish your dish on the sides with a lemon shred and sugar
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

boil your eggs hard, then take the yolks of them and stamp them in a mortar
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it easeth the pain of the haemorrhoids, it is excellent for burns or scaldings
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Boldness is ever blind, for it seeth not dangers and inconveniencies, therefore it is ill in counsels
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for in councel it is good to see dangers, and in execution not to see them, except they be very great
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

1 Book Kings, 1 chapter. There may we see God's great goodness to David
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I beseech Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Book M.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

1 Book of Maccabees 1 chapter. Here we see that after Alexander was dead
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for he redeemed Israel from all their sins.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Books generally begin with a preface which draws in the reader to go on.
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But upon review of my manuscripts I think the beginning will forbid any further reading
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F29

burn eels' skins, and blow the ashes through a quill into the nostril
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put it up high enough into the nostril, or dry some of the blood to powder and blow it up
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

burn linen rags to dust, and put that powder on the wound
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a good big wet cloth being put to the secret parts will suddenly stop that party's bleeding at their nose
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

but now [.. ..] made a dust and a powder, now [..] dance [..] it.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Butlers and Cooks are vermin and destroy
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The lesser fry, and prey on all they catch
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

By faith only we are made righteous
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but mere righteousness, life and everlasting blessedness
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

By her Majesty's permission, there is come to this place, the famous artist who performs ingenious tricks after the Italian way by dexterity of hand.
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He hath had the honour to show before her present Majesty, and several of the nobility, to their great satisfaction ---
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

By the computation of England which I ever follow in whatever papers I date this is the first day that begins the year 88
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who is to preach in thy sanctuary and to assist me so to hear thy holy word that both speaker and hearer may rejoice in the God of our salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

By the good hand of God upon me I came safe and well home yesterday for the hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him
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For this, and all the refreshments that my soul had either public or private, glory be to the God of my salvation who is daily loading us with benefits
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

By the knowledge of God we are not to understand a bare acknowledgement that there is a God
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there is everywhere great ostentation in ceremonies but sincerity of spirit is very rare.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

By the promise of Gods hearing prayer
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Lord open mine eyes that I may see the wonders of thy law
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept
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O daughter of Babylon
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

By these words we easily and naturally understand, a soft and gentle temper; a peaceful calm and gentle mind; opposed to anger pride and fierceness, noisiness impatience and a restless discontent.
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but since it is in the sight of God of great price it will undoubtedly be amply recompensed with everlasting peace and rest, and quiet in the world to come.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

By thy crucified body deliver me from this body of death.
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O touch me and say, I will be thou clean
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

By your leave Gentlemen, and certainly there is the best Gentlemen here in the World
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I mean to set up for myself, and sing you a Song.
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

Chap.1. By two sorts of persons, did God anciently make known his mind and will to His people the Jews;
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but one of late (Gregory of Oxford) hath gone about to prove that the shadow was liable to reduction, without retrocession of the great luminary.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

King Charles the First being at Oxford went to see the public library.
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Prelude of bloody fields and fights to come.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Mr Graeme being troubled with sore eyes and therefore disabled to preach today is the great reason of my not going out today, though the coldness of the weather
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And is unjustly put from us Lord maintain his right since thou sittest in the throne judging right and I will ever praise thy name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Poetry. An Epigram of Epictetus. 1. Born indisposed of body and a slave,
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To wish that thou had'st kind and happy been.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

C

Caeca! fove indignos foras! at tua dona
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Simia ne maneat Simia, non facient!
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Calingians ancient people of the Indies toward the sea their women bore children at 5 years of age. and hardly outlived 8. if we may believe Pliny.
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That which is most to be admired in this matter, is, that the child should lie so long in the uterus without putrefaction. Memoirs du Temp
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F41

Call to remembrance O Lord thy tender mercy and Thy loving kindness which have been ever of old
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think thou upon me O Lord for thy goodness
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Call upon me in the day of trouble I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me
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for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Call upon me in the day of trouble I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me
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for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls that I have made
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Call upon me in thy day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me
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for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Call upon me in thy day of trouble, I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me
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for the spirit would fail before me, and the souls which I have made
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

1. Calvin's Institutions. in folio
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98. Doctor Ridley upon the Lord's supper in octavo
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Can we be jealous for our own temporal interest
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and hope for reward in a better world
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Carry anger rather with scorn than fear so that you may seem rather to be above the injury than below it
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another time his slave having offended him, I would beat thee says he, but that I am angry
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Certainly I may have an expectation, a dependence of something extraordinary, to befall me
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Yet my God hath sweetened those bitterness, else the gall would have been impossible to take.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Certainly if there was such a story of that Queen's grief which brought the comfort of her Lover to her
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O thou holy spirit my sanctifier, sanctify thy servant to discharge thy will.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

1 chapter Amos. Here again the Lord sends another prophet to declare to the Israelites
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but increase, that so we may live forever, and be received to glory
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Baruch. He writ a book during the captivity of Babylon
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Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 3 persons and one God, have mercy on me.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 2 Book Chronicles. Here Solomon was strengthened in his kingdom
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and in obeying him, we shall obey our great Lord and our God.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 1 Book Chronicles. Here they set down the generation from Adam to Abraham's children
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which blessing of his free mercy, God grant unto them, and us their parents.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 2 Book Esdras. Here Esdras reproves the people for their sinfulness
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and let the Lord God ever be magnified.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 2 Book Kings. Now Ahaziah fell through a window and was sick
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and let our mouths show forth his praises continually.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 2 Book Maccabees. A letter was writ from the Jews into Egypt
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and to receive us into their Kingdom, which is for ever; there are we blest forever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 1 Book of Esdras. Here is mentioned the laws of Moses
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and cleanse us from all our sins and offences
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter 2 book Samuel. Now David heard of Saul's death and he did mourn
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and ever magnify his holy and blessed name, now and forever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Canticles. Let us say here as the church said to Christ
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and grant us his great mercies, in pardoning our offences.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Corinthians. Saint Paul gives thanks unto God
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there to praise and bless his holy name forever more.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Daniel. Here we see that the Lord always had an eye to the children of Israel
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and bring us to his heavenly kingdom, there to dwell with him forever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Deuteronomy. There Moses blessed them saying the Lord God make you 1000 times as many more as you are
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do all in the name and praise and glory of God, to whom be all honour and power now and for evermore.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Ecclesiastes. Here Solomon shows us great truths
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which life God of his mercy brings us to, for Jesus Christ our redeemer's sake.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Ecclesiasticus. All wisdom comes from the Lord
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to whom be all praise and honour and glory now and forevermore.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Esther. Here in this chapter was the strict order for wives to obey their husbands
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for he delights in mercy and loving-kindness
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Exodus. The doing no ill nor violence God rewards
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O Lord reject me not, but forgive my iniquities: which God of his mercy grant.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Ezra. Let us, when God hath blessed us, build up our heart unto the Lord.
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and doth not desire the death of a sinner.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Genesis. The first thing we read of is God's creation of the world.
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O let us ever do right and justice, and the Lord will bless us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Habakkuk. A complaint against the wicked that persecute the just
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and be ever thankful for his great benefits to us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Haggai. The Lord here sends a prophet to prophesy
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and for ever, bringing us to the life eternal.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter. Here Saint Peter writes unto the elect
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so may he call us to him, who is king of king and lord of lords.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter. Here Simon Peter admonishes them to continue in their faith
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in giving us salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter. Here we see he commends himself
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which God of his mercy grant unto us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Hosea. Here the Lord sent, we see, another prophet to call them
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and always call upon his holy name forever and ever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Isaiah. Here was a vision which the prophet saw
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that so we may not be forsaken, but received to life everlasting.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Jeremiah. Here the Lord sent his holy spirit upon this prophet
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and be heartily sorry for our misdoings, so will he pardon us, and have mercy on us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Job. Here we may see a man of patience, what plenty he had of all things
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then shall we inherit everlasting joy and felicity.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Jonah. Here God commanded Jonah to preach to Ninevah
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desiring not the death of any, but that they should repent and live.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Joshua. Thus Joshua had the command of the Israelites
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that we may obey him, and not follow after other Gods in whom there is no truth.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Judges. Judah went up to fight with the Canaanites, and had victory over them
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but let us fear the name of the Lord, and take care to perform what we vow to pay it.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Judith. Here we see that the King Nebuchadnezzar had the victory
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o praise him now and forever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Malachi. This was one of three prophets which God raised up
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Amen, Amen, sweet Jesus; Lord God of Hosts, Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Nahum. Ninevah was destroyed by reason of their sin
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let us ever pray for to our Lord God of Hosts.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Nehemiah. O let us ever pray this prayer, that God will hear us in affliction
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o let us put off all vileness, and let us become holy unto the Lord.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Numbers. There the children of Israel was numbered, but the Levites they was not numbered.
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and to endeavour to be admitted amongst the elect, and to him who is most holy.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Obadiah. Here the Lord raiseth the Israelites another prophet
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and give us everlasting life; and ever let us praise his holy name.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

10 chapter of Esther. Here is repeated God's blessing to his people
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and praise him for his infinite mercies
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter of Ezekiel. Here did Ezekiel see a vision of the throne of God
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for the comforts he hath sent, and given us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter of Micah. Another prophet here comes to declare their sin of their idolatry to them
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and seat us in his kingdom of glory.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter. Paul gives thanks for Philemon's faith
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which to God on high be all glory and honour now and forever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Proverbs. Wisdom is to receive instruction
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and bring us into life everlasting, where we shall be in the heaven of heavens.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Ruth. Now may we see that a mother-in-law, and two daughters did well agree together.
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O let us wash our hands in innocence before we go to his altar of praise and thanksgiving.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter St. John. Here we see that the prophet John
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and bless his holy name for ever and ever amen. So be it.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter St. Luke. Here we see that Zachariah was a priest
...
for by his merits have we mercy and which God give unto us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter St. Mark. Here we see that John Baptist came to prepare the way before our Saviour
...
and so with his pardon we shall have life for evermore.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter St. Matthew. Here we see came Jesus, and his happy birth was of a virgin
...
and ever praise his holy name, and parents, and one God.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

3 chapter St. Matthew. John the Baptist he preaches
...
so shall we live forever in the highest heavens, seeing our Lord Jesus our Redeemer.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter. St Paul's love to Timothy, and grace, mercy, and peace from God
...
which God of his mercy grant unto us and to all our friends. Amen. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter. The Apostle declareth what they have seen and heard from the beginning
...
and give him thanks for our hopes of salvation.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Tobit. Here is the life of Tobit declared
...
o Lord save thy people and bless thine inheritance.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Wisdom of Solomon. Let us here strive to attain wisdom
...
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Zechariah. Here the Lord sent another prophet to help them in their works
...
through his unspeakable mercies, and loving kindness.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

1 chapter Zephaniah. Still we see here the goodness of God
...
for we are then blest forever, with his mighty power.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Char: Yes, whilst the King himself is gone to meet
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Corn: O Gods how many virtues must I hate
National Library of Wales; MS 21867B

Charity begins at home is the voice of the world.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Charm. Yes, whilst the King himself is gone to meet
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There's still some Joy, laid up in Fate for me. Exit
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Chew the tops of fennel and swallow down the juice
...
use this often and drink store of new milk
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Children mind slowly by being so reproved
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who knows and will reward as best for thee
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more
...
Glory be to the father and to the son etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Christ broke Bread in figure or remembrance
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with all thy power, wisdom, righteousness, truth, glory, and mercy
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Christ did not Satisfy upon Condition
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to work these graces & qualifications in them in due time.
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Christ in this text illustrates the glorious design of his love in coming into the world to save his people.
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Go to the fountain for more life etc.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

Christ lov'd me so dearly, that he left the Joys of his Kingdome, the Praises of his Angels, the Presence of his Father, & willingly undertook the painful Work of my Redemption
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I pronounce my self truly, & everlastingly blessed, & happy in my dearest Lord Jesus
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

Christian Reader, Grudge not now to receive this unexpected Birth from a Woman
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Thou then enjoyest what is sincerely aimed at by Thy Friend in the best of Friendships
Dr. Williams's Library; MS 28.58

Christians to whom the evil of sin is so plainly declared in Gods word
...
most of them are stumbling blocks and offenders
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Clemens out of Macarius the elder sued that Paul an apostle is not prefixed to the epistle of the Hebrews
...
partly for honour due unto Christ and partly because he was the apostle of the gentiles
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Cleo: I love him but a flame so much refin'd
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And with our fleet, upon him hither wait
National Library of Wales; MS 21867B

Cleomenes King of Sparta being in great danger of being swallowed up by Antigonus, sends to Ptolemy King of Egypt for aid
...
he should not spare to do anything that was expedient for the honour of Sparta without any fond regard to her or his son
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Cleop. I love him, but a Flame so much refin'd
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And with our whole Fleet on him hither wait
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Colloquium pravum et linguae lasciva pudendae
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Gestibus invertunt, ingeniumque pium
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Come not together to strengthen parties or propagate opinions let all manner of controversies be waived and hereof let there be much assurance given beforehand
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need of strong and this is the way
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Come Oh come my life's delight
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As swift to me as heav'nly light
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Come Oh come my life's delight
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As swift to me as heav'nly light
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Come unto me all ye that Labour and are heavy laden
...
to the best of my remembrance by my Honoured Friend mr Simon Gunton
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Comfort ye my people saith your God
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lift up thy voice with strength and say unto the cities of Judah behold your God O Sion that bringest good etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Confirm (oh God) in us that thou hast wrought and perfect the works that thou has begun
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ex hist. Phil. Melancthon. Ex Sledano. Ex Paralip. Abb. Ursberg. And ex Casp. Peucero
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

Consider how to spend my time, not trifling away, but with method
...
But he is far worse than a beast. Their nature is to be ignorant, 'tis man's fault if he be so.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Consuetudo est altera natura
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ne differas de die in diem
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Containing most excellent rules for the conduct of Christian life, and presses not to rest in an empty profession of religion.
...
and yet came back again to that which they pretended to have forsaken; falling down to the pictures and statues of Simon and Helen; and by sacrifice and incense and drink offerings doing adoration to them
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Contains a story of about 146 year.
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since not long time ago God so thinking it good, the sea of Pamphilia divided itself to give way to Alexander King of Macedon's soldiers, having no other passage to destroy the Empire of the Persians.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Contains the function of the Levites, wherein the office of the priest is confined to the line of Aaron
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and Moses from him gave laws and ordinances touching that matter. in this chapter.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Contains the history of God's singular mercy in bringing back his people from the Babylonian captivity according to his promise.
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Chap.9:8 a nail That is a constant and sure abode; a fixed place as a nail hath being fastened in a wall. Isa 22:23. Eccle: 12:11.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Contraries, and transcendants have a relation though by opposition one to another.
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And know for what extravagance it was sold.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

1 Corinthians 3.15. But he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire. The Context runs thus, according to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder
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Now the God of peace which brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, make you perfect in every good work etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Corn: May I believe my Eyes? or does this sight
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And to them both Immortal Honours yield. Exeunt
National Library of Wales; MS 21867B

Cornelia. May I believe my Eyes> or does this sight
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And to them both Immortal Honours yield. Exeunt
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Cousin. An accident that has happened in my Lord Paget's family having hindered him from setting forward so soon as he thought to have done; I cannot defer any longer letting you know my thoughts with respect to the design you have of coming into my kingdoms.
...
nothing can be more dangerous to the tranquility of my estates, to the right of succession in your line; and consequently more disagreeable to me than such a proceeding at this juncture.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

Cousin and Counsellor, we greet you well. This will let you understand that we have received the agreeable news of the surrender and demolishing of the strong important fortress of Marlborough hitherto thought impregnable,
...
For this reason we command you to cause Te Deum to be sung in our Metropolitan Church of Notre Dame in our good city of Paris, the 16th day of this present January. And so we bid you heartily farewell,
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Covetousness is a sin that we are commanded to beware of, and yet we are enjoined to covet earnestly the best gifts and this made, the prophet Elisha when his master was going to leave him (and asking him, what he should do for him before he left him) desire a double portion of his spirit
...
yet thy power may be seen upon ourselves in mortifying corruptions, subduing sin quickening of grace and persevering in the ways of righteousness which will bring glory to thy name and salvation to our souls through our Lord Jesus
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Culpepper's Herbal colour'd plates: 6
...
Cotton's Visions in verse - 3
National Library of Wales; MS 775B

Cum ad aequales bibitur
...
Foecundi calices quem non fecere desertum
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Cum omni solicitudine veritatis indaganda est causa
...
Iudices veritatem, et legum et iustitiae vestigia sequi debent
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Cupid I hear thou hast improved
...
Than those upon the Rhine
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

D

David complaining of his fearful case and of his enemies says because they have no changes therefore they fear not God
...
And then nothing can come unwelcome which thou art pleased to send
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

David's petition and conclusion was very necessary when he said Lord hold thou me up, and I shall be safe
...
it is their sin that misinterprets this and not mine I hope who obeys it
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

De l'eternel le bien, / De moi le mal ou rien.
British Library; Add. MS 19633

Dear and loving father, I thank you for your kind letter and tokens
...
my humble duty remembered to you and my mother, I take my leave, ever remaining Your loving daughter in all dutiful respect. Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Dear child I believe you are sensible that since the Lord hath been pleased to take from me your dearest father I have nothing to expect comfort in of temporal things but your self
...
according to the power that worketh in us unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Dear children, to your example and imitation I bequeath this manual
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Your (yet) truly affectionate mother Mary Honywood
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Dear Cousin. You need not have made an apology for your last, that would sufficiently recommend itself to me since I am satisfied that you are my sincere friend,
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The consequence of following which (if in this impious age there be any footsteps of departing virtue left) must be virtue and greatness.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Dear nephew, your pretty letter was very acceptable, and am well pleased your cousin Nancy and you are loving comrades.
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I leave you to your playing society [..] [there is one further word here that I can't make out].
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Dear Sis. I hope now this Calamity [the plague] is almost gone, to have an opportunity to see you.
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But it pleased God when so great a Calamity was in the Kingdom to give me a particular hazard, though not in the same (degree and) manner.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Dear Son. Now you come to possess a comfortable estate,
...
and to arrive at honour is by way of augmentation and enlargement of our patrimony, which enables to perform any lawful designment.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Death is not such terrible enemy when a man hath so many attendants about him
...
Death hath this also that it openeth the gate to good fame and extinguisheth envy
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Debet homo lentum
...
vehemens equitatare iumentum
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

delivered unto my daughter Forster for goodwife Jacobfor nursing James Dec. 6th 1661 02-00-00
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds; Lt q 32

Demand not many questions in a strange Country
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

Dependence on God is so far from being a diminution to our happiness
...
but pleasant and in a sort divine love
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Despised poverty, with shame and loss
...
His portion here, but when he's past the grave
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Did I think I was come to the Haven and am I sitting still in the storm?
...
These two whole years have been general grievances to be afflicted with.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Did we but often reflect upon the miseries of others of which we need never want instances
...
but the foresight of evils to come breaks the violence of them
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Dip a cloth in warm vinegar
...
and lay it to the grieved part, probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Direct my thoughts dear Lord that I may find
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is forever the living death of the soul
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Discontent is the greatest weakness of a generous soul, which is always so intent upon its unhappiness, that it forgets its remedies.
...
They much fear the curses of their parents.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Disorders in the body
...
temperament of the body
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Divide with reason between self love and society, as to be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others
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to the inconstancy of Fortune, whose wings they thought by their self-love to have pinioned
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Divination an impious art and full of illusions because grounded upon the fallacious knowledge of the Devil, who can know things unknown to man,
...
The forehead, eyes, and countenance often deceive what credit can be given to the hand.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

Divitias propter solas, non prolis amore
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Et pacem perdit commoda connubii
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Doc. Brownrig told this story, that a Dutch minister, who was a most plain hearted religious man
...
Upon the back of this man's coat was seen a print most perfectly of a man's hand, which by being dry and the rest of his clothes wet, was plainly seen by them all.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Doc. Gauden was credibly informed that 20 years past, a very mild and worthy minister (Mr Lancaster)
...
and with the close of which harmony he gave up the ghost.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Doctor this friend of mine, an excellent Poet
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and take new Counsels the next time we meet.
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

Donna in qualms, sent Abb-- her drab for ease
...
You'll understand ere long. | Finis
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

Doubts and fears are of all the sharpest passions
...
like evening shadows disproportionable to the true substance
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Dr Tillotson to a lady newly turned papist offered this to be considered
...
which I hope she hath since done. This story Dr Burton related coming to my house September 7th 1672
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Durum patientia frango.
British Library; Add. MS 19633

Durum patientia frango.
British Library; Add. MS 22606

Durum patientia frango
Bodleian Library; MS Bodl. 987

Godolphin dead.
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Orford drowned at Chippenham, in his own canal.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

E

eat of the conserve of quinces, made with spice, the quantity of half a walnut at a time
...
presently after dinner and supper
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Ecclesiastes 12.2. Remember thy Creator in the days of thy Youth
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Fear God and keep his Commandments, for this is the whole duty of man
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Harris, Knight and
...
dedicated to her by her said dear and sorrowful husband Henry Sibthorpe
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Harris of Cornworthy in the county of Devon
...
dedicated to her by her said dear and sorrowful husband Henry Sibthorpe
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Elisha begged a portion of Elijah's spirit, of his example and graces.
...
Neither must he [Elijah] die an ordinary death.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Ended Saturday the 5 of November 1681
...
To the praise of my most gracious God who hath brought me through many difficulties and trials since this book was first begun and till he please to end them will I hope support me with his grace so, as that I may do nothing unsuitable to a widow indeed, that is (oh Lord) devoted to thy fear.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6495

England of late, a glorious state
...
Why Abigaill, and Harley.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Enter a sick Poet brought in by two in a Chair
...
Thus is our King, our happiest fate.
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

Erit tempus cum sanam doctrinam non sustinebunt
...
habent Mosen et Prophetas audiant illos
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Est via quae videtur homini iusta
...
Salus ubi multa consilia
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Eternal God, and my most loving father, in all humility of soul, and unfeigned acknowledment of my bounded duty, I humbly present my sinful self
...
and some further assurance unto my self of thy favour, and my eternal salvation through Jesus Christ my redeemer
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

Every day bringeth his own grief, and gives occasion of our word he cares for the continuance of our earthly welfare.
...
for the hope of the unthankful shall melt like the winter ice and flow away like unprofitable water
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Every one in these sad encounters prays and desires a particular prosperity.
...
and that all parties may be ready to comply to amity and detest the fury of blood and slaughter of mankind.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Every one thinks it a particular agggravation to be false or ignorant
...
the number of criminals may introduce
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Everything I see reminds me of the Almighty power of God
...
to the Exaltation of God's holy name
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Eviter tout exces, n'est pas chose facile
...
S'il evite Caribde, il se jette dans Scylle!
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

ex: to the end of the 4th chapter of Jeremiah: Aug 6 71
...
ex: to the end of the last chapter of the 2nd of Maccabees May 13 67 [mistranscription for 77]
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

ex: to the end of the 5th chapter of Matthew: May 13 1677
...
ex: to the end of the last chapter of the Acts 8 15 77
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

ex: to the end of the 8th chapter of the Romans: 8 15 77
...
ex: to the end of the concluding meditation 9 13 1677
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

ex: to the end of the 16th Psalm: 7 [month] 20 [day] 70
...
ex: to the end of the last chapter of Isaiah: Aug 6 71
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

. . . exceeds the heat of any fire I ever saw, it seems to have more than ordinary feireness with it.
...
And is looked upon to be as great a rarity as the world affords.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Except the Lord build the house and keep the city as David saith the builders and the watchman shall but lose their labours
...
Therefore we may lie down and sleep in peace because the lord is our defence, and preserveth us in safety
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Exodus 22 28 Thou shalt not revile the Gods. Nor curse the ruler of thy people.
...
To the only wise God our Saviour be glory and Majesty, dominion and power, now and forever Amen.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

Expended in the kitchen------- 128.12.0.
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Laid out upon myself for clothes - 12.18.8.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

Ezekiel of the priestly race, was carried to Babylon in the second captivity.
...
being at the least 1500 mile about, if not so much upon every side of the square of it. Rev 21. 16. and therefore of necessity must be mystically understood for the Church, and not for any particular city.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

F

Ann Baynard for her prudence piety and learning deserves to have her memory perpetuated, being not only well skilled in the learned languages but in all manner of learning and philosophy without vanity or affectation.
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This is the plain case of all wicked livers, and no man need to envy their skill in divine things which will make them in the conclusion but the more miserable.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

Faith is the ground, of all good things which are hoped for, and the evidence of things that are not seen.
...
He that heareth my word, and believeth in him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Far be it from me to imagine I have had those helps and deliverances from my difficulties by the conduct of my own understanding.
...
What a heart ought I to have, to be disposed and devoted to his glory.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

22 Feb [February] Robin [Austen's son Robert] went to school
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Fidelia lamenting her parents lately dead p 1
...
To my friend mr persuading me to poetry p 47
Magdalen College Library; MS 343

Finding an empty place here and a loose paper writ by me Saturday the 30th of September 1676 in which there is something fit for me to remember I have here inserted it as a memorial of what I then thought and desired
...
Lord let it not be in vain that I seek from thee this mercy since it is chiefly to make me acceptable in thy sight who art my strength and my redeemer oh redeem me from all my iniquities so shall not sin be my ruin
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

First anoint your side with the ointment, and lay on the plaster to your side
...
anointing your side and laying on the plaster again every morning and night all that space
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

First, places of Scripture which he tempted some to abuse to colour their sinful practices, others he tempts to cast at, as if they were of no use.
...
it's an undervaluing of the glory that's to be revealed at the coming of Christ to be much moved at any Calamity that can befall us in this world.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 32.4.4

First, places of Scripture which he tempted some to abuse to colour their sinful practices, others he tempts to cast at, as if they were of no use.
...
it's an undervaluing of the glory that's to be revealed at the coming of Christ to be much moved at any calamity that can befall us in this world.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 34.5.19, fols. 184-284

First wash the fundament with warm milk, then strew on it the ashes of beetles, things like hornets
...
dress the party with this very often, lest it should cancer it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Fools in the moment they one Vice decry
...
Swift to its opposite mistaken fly!
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you
...
and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you
...
and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you
...
and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you
...
and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

For my parents I need not say much since they were [illeg.] And I need not be ashamed to own [illeg.] was mentioned as my reproach that I was of [illeg.]tion whereas he that now succeeds to that fa [illeg.] was once was as good a gentleman as any [illeg.] after.
...
and immediately I writ a letter to my Lord B telling him how much I was surprised with that order after I had his Lordship's promise to have
British Library; Add. MS 32376

For rheumatic pains take half a dram of Virginia snakeroot powder in a glass of white wine.
...
A pellet of hard diaculum stopped in the ear relieves deafness.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

For the due performance of this work of preparation before the receiving of the holy sacrament
...
to be partaker of that heavenly banquet, and to thirst after the spiritual food of thy soul? Art thou so stupid?
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

For the due performance of this work of preparation before the receiving of the holy sacrament
...
to be partaker of that heavenly banquet and to thirst after that spiritual food of thy soul? Art thou so stupid?
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

For the due performance of this work of preparation before the receiving of the holy sacrament
...
to be partaker of that heavenly banquet, and to thirst after the spiritual food of thy soul? Art thou so stupid?
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

For the due performance of this work of preparation before the receiving of the holy sacrament
...
to be made partaker at that heavenly banquet, and to thirst after the spiritual food of thy soul, art thou so stupid
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

For the understanding of which words, we need look back no farther than the 18 verse of this chapter
...
that it may be fashioned to his glorious body according to the word of that mighty power whereby he is all subdue even all things to himself
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

For this complaint of oppression, God hath punished the Land formerly, in the great Calamities which fell upon the times.
...
O God that hast heard the sighing of oppressed widows, of helpless orphans heretofore, hear me at this time.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

For upon the beginning of this day the Lord was pleased to give me this strength to assist my weakness and made me a joyful mother of another daughter for that he was pleased to take from me
...
for he that hath delivered me out of many sicknesses pains and distress can do it still therefore I will quietly wait for the salvation of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

Forgive me my lord, when I cannot conceal from you, that I shall never hereafter behold you, but I shall behold you, as lately defending the brave, and the unfortunate.
...
though at the same time, you, yourself suffer, the diminution of having dissented from the majority of your illustrious assembly which pronounced it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Fortune knew no better way to raise you than by this fall.
...
That such was the order of the world and disposition of affairs as little losses were to usher in great advantages.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Frail man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of as the prophet says And by daily experience I find my own frailty and how little any thing that I either say or do is to be accounted of
...
I pray God that my whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Frail Vessel man what art thou then alas
...
Far Weaker Comparison then glass!
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

From former experience and present mercies I find it is good for me to draw near to God
...
Who is like thee glorious in holiness fearful in praises doing wonders. Glory be to thy name for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

From the first minute that I was sensible of this child's conception till very near the time of his birth I was for the most part under so great fears and apprehensions of death that it made my life uncomfortable to me
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Confirm my election by giving me a life suitable to what I desire which is to be holy in all manner of conversation that so my profiting may appear to be exemplary to others joy to myself and glorify unto thee who art the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

From the practice and experience of the most judicious as well as the most zealous the morning hath been always thought the most proper time to go about the most considerable employment
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the God of peace and hope fill me with all joy and peace in believing that I may abound in hope through the power of the holy ghost
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

History of China For the well succeeding in judicial astrology, it sufficeth to be an able deceiver, and to have a knack of lying handsomely, which no nation can dispute with China.
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It would be an unhappiness for us to be like the wicked that fall but once, because the first precipice stops them, but honest good men that continue walking, fall often.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

Luther fell sick of a congealing of blood about his heart, but by the drinking of the water of Carduss Benedictus he recovered.
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This was beheld with great admiration and carried to the Vice Chancellor and after reprinted.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

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Cardinal Baronius gave this advice to Pope Paul the fifth in the Consistory.
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In reforming manners he was so severe that once a boy was condemned for a custom of pulling out the eyes of quails as thereby betraying a bad disposition.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

G to God 1. God did create the light before the sun, the effect before the cause,
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Greatness 17. 'Tis men's own faults if they be bad in courts, as 'tis some inward cause and not the sun that blacks the moor. for there are white people in the same degree.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

gather your rose-solis in June or July, pluck it up by the stalk
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it is admirable good in a consumption if the patient do drink half a spoonful in a draught of good ale every morning and night
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Generally we must desire God's mercies greedily
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works as if it did not believe
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Gentle and generous minds are most apt to be mislead by suffering
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this is perfection, this is happiness, this is heaven
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Gentlemen | The Queen accepted your address very graciously which 'tis necessary for you to report, though she was not pleased to say so.
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you could not but observe her close to the Queen's chair where she always very modestly places herself, whither in waiting or not; and now most heartily joins with me in her thanks to you for this address.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Glory be to the Lord of all creatures to the king of the last judgment
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nor into that of such as thou sufferest to go astray
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

God Almighty hath been pleased to add another year to my life
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And now the 37th year of my life is in the seventh year of my widowhood.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

God and his Commandments should be our chief meditation.
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

God and Mammon cannot agree together
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

God Bless our gracious sovereign Anne
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O' tother side the main.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

God bless your Majesty's worship, I am a Welshman, that is a gentleman, look you now.
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they shall skip in to your Majesty presently; and so God bless you
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

God can't cease to love his own perfection
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who is the foundation of all holinesss in the creature
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

God established a testimony in Jacob, and ordained a law in Israel,
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for what a child is taught in youth, he will not depart from in his age.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

God first humbles and afflicts, whom he intends to illuminate with more than ordinary grace
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Hildegardis was for certain a gracious virgin, and God might perform some great wonders by her hand.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

God grant me to conceive as I ought, and to speak as I would for in his hand are both we and our words
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

God hath caused the prophecies to be written more for his own glory than our sakes.
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would not that at all times the prophecies should be understood; lest the knowledge and understanding of them, should prejudice their accomplishment; lest men should oppose it, and stand upon their guard in that respect.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

God himself saith, you shall cry unto me, and I will hear you, if you seek me you shall find me, but none cometh to the father but by the son
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and saith whatsoever you shall ask the father in my name he shall give you, that the father may be glorified in the son
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

God in the human nature of Christ hath espoused
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by whose help they obtain forgiveness of sins
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

God is always constant to his one decree and doth never repent of his purposes
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nor can this be any prejudice to his liberty or his power since he is his one necessity
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

God is our hope and strength a very present help in trouble
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God shall help us therefore shall we not be removed
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

God is so infinite in mercy, that there is very few things that we can seek in mercy that we shall be denied and this David had experience of, which made him thus form his requests
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while I have continuance here then shall I be partakers of my master's joy hereafter which Lord grant for thy goodness sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

66. God retains us in Christian society by ecclesiastical and civil administrations
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But we are so to obey earthly Magistrates that the prerogative of the supreme King may be always kept entire and inviolable.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

God the Father pitied me when I was lost, & lov'd me when I was loathsome by Sin; Ezech: 16.5. Psalme, 51.4.
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In all these Wars I was safe in Garrisons, & was not strait'ned, nor plundered, nor separated from my dear Relations.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

God the Holy Spirit made me the Object of his Love, and sanctifying-Grace
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but the Holy Ghost; the blessed Messenger of God the Father to me, & from me to the Father (through Christ) from God the Father back to me again, who resolves my Doubts
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

God therefore having mercy on people's infirmities after their fall who could not discern him
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Wherefore not only complete faith is to be derived from thence but there is no true and right knowledge of God to be any where else attained.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

God which made us gave unto us the use of speaking, to the intent we should discover one to another the counsels of our hearts,
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Take heed to thyself that thou mayest take heed unto God to whom be glory world without end Amen: Here endeth the homily of Basil the great made english out of the greek.
British Library; MS Royal 17.B. XVIII

God's Mercy is my only merit.
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

God's time of deliverance is the best,
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Abraham had been told him in a dream. Gen. 15.13.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Going out yesterday to see some of my neighbours and going under the wall alone till my servant came to me I had such an encounter as deserves a memorial
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For all the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies which I desire to do Lord make me able as thou hast made me willing
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Going through the green this morning to make a charitable visit to Mr Cooper one of our ministers who was sick
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and had a pillar set upon her grave which made it known to be Rachel's sepulchre to many after generations
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Good Angels often give good assistances to men
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The paralytic man which Christ had cured. He was overloaded with himself. He had a soul in a sack, no limbs to move.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Good R. you may remember not long before your late dangerous sickness
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to these my admonitions I add my hearty prayers, and rest Your very loving friend Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Good Sir My love and service remembered to you and to Mistress Squire
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my prayers to God for you and Yours, I humbly take my leave, and rest Your poor and loving friend Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Good works and good instructions are the generative acts of the soul.
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All heavenly hearts are charitable; enlightened souls cannot but disperse their rays.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

1.Grana 2.Scrupuls 3.drachma 4.uncia 5.quar 6.libra 7.semis 8.manipuli 9.pugile 10.ana
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Manipulus is a great handful pugillus a small handful, ana of every one a like quantity
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Great and glorious Lord God just and terrible in Thy judgements
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for the sake of Jesus Christ our only Lord mediator and advocate Amen.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Great are the riches that are hidden in tribulation.
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And unfortunate indulgence abandons us to contagious prosperity.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Great boasting, joined with little skill we see
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Of all men else least subject are to boast
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Great God and Christ hear the prayer of me
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Grant that I may rejoice with thy Saints in glory
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Great reason had the prophet to say cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of. And lest I should not believe this from that holy man my own experience confirms it
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And as many as walk according to this rule peace be on them and mercy and upon the Israel of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Great reason have I to say that last night there was but a step betwixt me and death
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Therefore while I live I will praise the Lord I will sing praises to my God while I have any being
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Great reason have I to say with the psalmist it is good for me to draw near to God I have put my trust in the Lord God that I may declare all thy works
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being enriched in everything to all bountifulness which causeth through us thanksgiving unto God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Grudge not now to view this unexpected Birth from a Woman
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Thou then enjoyest what is sincerely aimed at by
British Library; Sloane MS 3945, fols. 78-113

Matthew 3. 9 God is able of these stones, as if he had said, God will sooner exert his omnipotency in the most improbable miracle that ever he wrought, than admit an unholy person into heaven upon the pretence of kindred and consanguinity.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

H

Chap 1.2. Abraham He brings our Saviour from Abraham, for the comfort of the Jews who drew their genealogy from him.
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Christ replies that this is that tempting God which is forbidden Deut.6
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Had God continued to us persons of infallible gifts, and of extraordinary spirits
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And all that we have to learn, and enquire is from the son to study what he hath taught and manifested to us.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Had I not had occasion to be up early this morning to write letters and by dating them came to remember the horrid and never enough to be detested regicide committed this day upon the best of kings perhaps I might have forgot it
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Lord grant such an increase of the Royal family as that there may never want one of them to reign and to perpetuate thy praise evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Had I not this long time used to record judgments and mercies both to others and my self
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but with the moderation that becomes one who wholly doth desire to be in all things acceptable to him who is my Lord and my God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Hallelujah praise & bless the Lord o my Soul
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all Honour Glory Praise Thanks Power dominion & adoration to all eternity
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Happy are those that in the time of their health
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or thou Lord hast made me dwell in hope
Firestone Library, Princeton University; RTC01 no. 62

Hast not Thou forsaken us O God and wilt not Thou
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That shall head down our enemies Amen
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Haste Thee O God to deliver me make haste to help me O Lord
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say always the Lord be praised
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Have a care of the applause and commendations that are given to easiness of temper
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resolution, steadiness and opposition to others
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David, my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil -
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Thus was patience and humility, a steady faith and unwearied importunity rewarded; and thus did a severe time of trial, clear up into joy and triumph at the last.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

Have we so soon forgot our reverence to the late king
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that whosoever after that departs from his judgment, had need have a very good one of his own, to bear him out
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

Having been for many days employed in reading Horneeks Devotion of the crucified Jesus and being limited to a set time to return it, interrupted my usual meditations in the morning, either upon some fixed or occasional reflections
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give me grace to employ both for thy glory the benefit and example of others and the everlasting good of my own soul through our Lord Jesus Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Having been now looking over some memorials writ last year June 1st etc 1697 page 238 And finding many circumstances then agreeing with what is now my present case I cannot but have serious thoughts upon it
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I will cry unto God most high unto God who performeth all things for me that hast been my help Leave me not neither forsake me O God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having but few leaves left till I come to the occasional meditations page 300 begun March 1694 I think I cannot fill them better than what our blessed Lord says St Mathew 11th Chapter 29:30 verses
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And let my fervour and love to thee my God and thy peace[?] be like the fire upon thy altar ever burning and never go out which I beg in the name of our Lord our Father
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Having by the merciful goodness of God and the assistance of his holy spirit lived to write above 17 books And lately ended one of 373 pages And having looked over the contents of them all, wherein is nothing writ particularly of the Apostles' Creed
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So shall unto the king eternal immortal, invisible, the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having ended the foregoing meditations and having looked over briefly the contents of all the books that I have formerly written And finding nothing in them of the Book of Esther; Nor having ever read of any upon that subject and having no more room empty in this book than to the 201 page
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Unto God be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Having for a time omitted my usual meditations which every morning I make legible that I may by reflection gain advantage and being resolved with the Lord's assistance to fill up what remains in these few leaves. after several thoughts I have fallen upon these words of David's that may not be improper here to be inserted at this time when the mercy of God hath been so visibly seen in the King's preservation
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make the King perfect in every good work to do his will working in him what is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

Having for some time been without paper convenient to write many things worth observes, since the last I made of this kind
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And I hope their meeting this day will have but the same effects which is usual to them that are sent on errands the first of April
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Having formerly made many places of the holy scripture the subject of my morning meditation. I intend now with the Lord's grace to place my thoughts upon a chapter where there is many considerable things to be observed and none that I have either read or heard of hath made it the ground of their discourse or writing
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So shall I be glad in the Lord and rejoice as one that is upright in heart
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Having found the advantage of committing memorable things to writing I cannot omit to register the observations I have made of the life (since I was acquainted with her) and the death of this worthy person
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may make all women in their several condition imitate her life and then they may be assured of such a death as will lead to the eternal life of blessedness
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Having had many years experience of the great advantage and consolation that I have had from the meditation upon the sacred scripture which is given by inspiration of God and is profitable etc.
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The only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power now and for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having lately by the help of a table in Bishop Cousins' devotions for the moveable feasts from the year 1665 to 1743 observed that Easter day fell upon the 15 of April 1666.1677. and 1688. my curiosity led me to look back upon some memories that I had written in 1666 and 1677
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I hope none of these things shall move me neither count I my life dear unto my self so that I might finish my course with joy firmly believing in the Lord Jesus testifying the gospel of the grace of God So be it
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Having long often and earnestly desired of God that I might be a mother to one of His children and the time now drawing on which I hope he hath appointed
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I beseech him that they may be profitable to thee
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Having long often and earnestly desired of God that I might be a mother to one of his children, and the time now drawing on which I hope He hath appointed to give thee unto me
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be obedient to these instructions as thou oughtest to be unto me I have learnt them out of God's word I beseech Him that they may be profitable to thee
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Having long since had experience of my own aptitude to be disturbed too much for things of no great moment
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Then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto thee. So be it oh Lord. Jeremiah 11:5
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Having made observations of several remarkable things within my knowledge I cannot omit to record the strange and unusual weather we have had these three days
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for thy righteousness sake brings our souls out of trouble so shall we praise thee with joyful lips
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having made several memorials of many various occurrences that have fallen out in my time; I cannot omit to make some reflections upon what is sad to remember
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Be then exalted O God above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Having of late been looking over what I had writ, and finding many applications of holy scripture beyond what my weak capacity could extend to, made me reflect on what David says of the law
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And (then) the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep my heart and mind through Christ Jesus
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having resolved some time since that when I had finished the foregoing meditations I would place the ensuing upon such places of holy scripture where our blessed Lord says
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Now unto the king eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Having so often mentioned the advantage I have found by fixing my morning thoughts upon some pious meditation: I need not insist further upon that. Only reflect upon the reason I had to make this day the date for beginning this book
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I beg assistance to perform what may bring glory to thee and endless consolation to my own soul whose desire above all things is to be acceptable in thy sight oh Lord my strength and my redeemer
National Library of Scotland; MS 6498

Having ten days since ended what had employed my morning thoughts for some time, after prayer and reading. And finding it very useful both for present and future consolation to meditate upon that blessed word which is able to make me wise unto salvation
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But let thy power work in me above all that I am able to ask or think to whom be glory world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6496

Having this last week been very much indisposed and therefore unfit to go to church I therefore intend with the Lord's assistance to begin this day, what hath been in my thoughts since I ended the foregoing meditation
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Which grant unto them for thy son Christ Jesus sake to whom with thee and the blessed spirit be everlasting praise and glory world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having this morning endeavoured as fast as I could to perform the usual devotions both in private and in the family for this day
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for I am thy servant order my steps in thy word and let not any iniquity have dominion over me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having this morning on my knees been humbly confessing the sins of my whole life as far as I could remember of childhood youth riper years married state and widowhood
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And the truth will make me free from the bondage of corruption which Lord I beg above all things
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Having this morning upon my knees with humble prostration and sincere contrition confessed all the sins of my whole life as far as my memory could serve
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Whoso is wise and will observe these things even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord Blessed be his name for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having thus invited God into your soul take heed you offend not against so great and glorious a guest
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I will not let thee go except thou bless me our saviour saith the Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Having thus invited God into your soul take heed you offend not against so great and glorious a guest
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I will not let thee go unless thou bless me our saviour saith the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Having upon Saturday last spent much of the day in my closet and laying before the fire to air my grave clothes (which I had secretly made and locked up in a box with a paper pinned in the inside of the box the reasons why I made them ready and laid them there Saturday April 17 1675 being now near thirteen year.)
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Oh how should these things make me (and all) seek to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Amen which O God of infinite [grace] grant for the Lord's sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Having writ a letter last night about the concerns of others as well as my own, to send early this morning to Pitfirrane
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Lord let such follies come to an end [illegible words] the just
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Having yesterday finished the foregoing meditation and resolving while I live (and that the Lord is pleased to continue with me the use of my senses) to employ them upon meditation on such places of holy scripture
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And when St. John relates the first of these miracles he adds that the Lord said unto his disciples gather up the fragments that remain that nothing be lost
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having yesterday read the narrative of the sufferings and relief of Christian Shaw, daughter to John Shaw Laird of Bargaven
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also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness whose end shall be according to their works But from all his assaults good Lord deliver us
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Having yesterday seen a gazette shewing that the King hath appointed this day to have thanksgivings offered up to God in all the churches in London and ten mile about for the Queen's being with child
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a joyful mother of a happy child that may be for a blessing to these three kingdoms which I beseech thee oh Lord to grant for mercy sake and I will ever glorify thy name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

He doth in many things abbreviate St Matthew yet not without some useful differences which may serve for explanation of the Gospel written by St Matthew
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For though Andrew and Peter were the first that came to and conversed with Christ, yet did they immediately return to their trade again, and were not called to the discipleship till a year after when John was cast into prison.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

He enjoyed three Wives
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She was towards God zealously pious, and as her Life was Christian so her death was comfortable
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

He prophesied about 30 year, in the time which Isaiah also prophesied, and they two are like in the subject and in their terms, and prophetical style, sublime and lofty.
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v15 marvellous Christ's answer, promising to be favourable to his people, as he had been aforetime.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

He prophesied but a few years before the Captivity of Babylon, exhorting Judah by repentance to prevent judgment before the decree bring forth, and the fierce anger of God come upon them.
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v 11 thy doings I will take away that ignominy, wherewith I had punished thee for thy pride which thou wast grown to, by reason of the great prerogative I had bestowed on thee of my presence and abide with thee.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

He spoke, and what he spoke was soon obeyed;
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Our sins are great, but Falkland too is slain. / lines.648 | verses.324.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

He terrifieth the Idumeans who came of Esau Jacob's brother, yet were they capital and implacable enemies to Jacob's posterity the Church of God;
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Apostles shall conquer them by bringing them through the Gospel to the true faith and so submitting Edom to the yoke of Christ.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

He that at first looked Pale and showed his pain
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Was he that first Taught Women to disdain
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

He that doth not acknowledge the goodness of the divine nature doth not take notice of the general custom amongst men
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who neither can nor will do anything that is mischievous, being as remote from anything that is injurious to others as it is to itself
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

He that for riches and the love of gold
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No man will pity when he is to blame
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

1 He that knows not where to find the sea, let him take a river for his guide
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and he that thinks he will not forgive him accuses him of falsehood, for he hath sworn by himself
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

He that loveth instruction, loveth knowledge
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A virtuous woman is the crown of her husband.
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

He that shall believe, and be baptized shall be saved
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

He that would not fear other things let him learn to fear God
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to such a one, the world whether smiling or frowning will seem contemptible
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

He useth God's benefits rightly, which acknowledgeth
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in the bloodshed of his son to answer for all
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

He was born at Lidd
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his body shall be united to it, and be glorious, though it yet remain as unregarded as his Commands
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

He was left an Orphan
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Call home thy prodigals by repentance and favourably embrace them in the arms of thy mercy.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

He was of Antioch in Syria, by profession a physician, and a Jewish proselyte.
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for Peter was not willing to be rid of his new guest, but only longing to be made more worthy of his conversation.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

He was one that much observed dreams.
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says he, I had rather go to the King of Heaven, and I hope he is, who departed the next day.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

He was the Son of Mr. Christopher Love of Cardiff a Town in Wales
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like the Enemies of Jeremiah they said one to another Do you report and we will report speaking all
British Library; Sloane MS 3945, fols. 78-113

He was the Son of Mr. Christopher Love of Cardiff a Town in Wales
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God will divide thou them in Jacob and scatter thou them in Israel.
Dr. Williams's Library; MS 28.58

Hear my prayer O God, and hide not thy self from my supplications, hearken to the words of my groanings and answer me in mercy
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thou wilt send thine angel, to carry me into heaven, where I may be received by my blessed saviour, into whose hands I commend my spirit. Come Lord Jesus come quickly. Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Hear my prayer O Lord and consider my desire
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Hear my prayer O Lord and consider my desire
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

1 Hear my prayer O Lord give ear to my supplications in thy faithfulness answer me in thy righteousness
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12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Hear my prayer, O Lord, of mercies, consider my desire and hearken unto me, for thy truth and loving kindness sake in Christ Jesus thy son.
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and zealously to practise them to thy eternal glory, to the edifying of others, and my own soul's comfort and salvation through Jesus Christ Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Hear oh heavens and give ear oh earth and praise the Lord all ye nations of the world for great in mercy is the God of our salvation who only can do wonders to make his name glorious
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

Hearing Sir, that the laureate had undertaken the defence of his late Majesty's papers, I could not be so wanting to myself, as not to desire that satisfaction from him, which I vainly expected in them.
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But perhaps these low thoughts are owing to my own fogs, which that pen will dissipate with all the soundness and solidity of a poet; and all the moderation and calmness of a new proselyte.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Heaven can light my candle
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That all widows and orphans, all fatherless and friendless, may put their trust in God, may set their hope in him, who hath been my ready defence in the years of my distress, then when the water floods were ready to drown me.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Help me to love wisdom above health, and choose to have her instead of light, for the light that comes from her never goeth out.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F29

Henry a German prince was admonished by revelation to search for a writing in an old wall which should nearly concern him.
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Whose name was the Boar he was chosen Roman Emperor. See.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Her far inflaming eyes
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With a spirit to contend
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Here again to the Thessalonians, he gives thanks to God
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makes us live with him, forever more.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here are indeed a great many trifling occurrences, but having few extraordinary accidents to relate I must be content to recount things as they have happened.
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Yet 'tis possible those reflections may not trouble but please us to see we have passed over them so well, or at least no worse.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F29

Here David gives a reason for his earnest intercession for mercy, because his enemy had not only persecuted, but prevailed against him
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and yet how little, fervency have I in seeking of a true and lively faith, or to be quickened in those graces which may distinguish me from those that are dead and out of thy remembrance, O Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Here he [greets Gaius] whom he loveth in the truth
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for the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to be ever with us. Amen. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here he prays unto the Lord who is the Almighty God
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let us praise the Lord God for ever and ever, putting our whole trust in him.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

Here is a prayer mixed with faith and desire of obedience and no address can be so acceptable to God as what is thus presented
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oh my God direct me in the safest and the speediest path that leadeth to it, and in the meantime
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Here join those 4 leaves out of parchment book of meditations of praise, beginning Oct. last 64.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Here lieth Thomas Grey Marquis Dorset, Lord Asteley, Lord Ferrers of Groby, Bonvile and Harington, who married Margaret daughter of Sir Robert Wotton Knight
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and body large answerable thereunto, which now here doth rest expecting the coming of the last day
Bodleian Library; MS Ashmole 51

Here s[aith] their faith is desired to be
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which God of his infinite goodness grant to us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here Saint Paul commends them, giving thanks to God for them
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and everlasting joy forever more.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here Saint Paul gives God thanks for their faith
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calling us unto himself, which God of his mercy grant unto us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here Saint Paul shows them his hope of eternal life
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which God of his mercy grant unto us
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here St James shows his people to Christ
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for the only love of his son, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here St John exhorts a venerable matron
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where there is no grief, but perfect comfort.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here St Jude speaketh thus
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and sing praises unto him, now and forever more.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here St Paul shows us that God
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so he sent his holy spirit upon them.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here Timothy is put in mind of the charge
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which God in his mercy release us from.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here we are [ ] the revelations which were shown to St John
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Let us praise him now and forever more. Amen. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Here we see one whose name was Joachim
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for he is ever a good & gracious Lord to us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

His abominable rudeness for my kindness to him, I may learn a lesson from.
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And thus I may be glad I have met with some to prevent more.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

His eminence in learning and in all the accomplishments of a gentleman for his prudence and parts might well make him arrive at high places
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He found his death in that country [Essex]. And I was nigh meeting with mine there also, at that time he had lain about 5 days ill.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

his no small bug
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1675
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

His Swedish Majesty thoroughly sensible of the vast disproportion that there was between his own army and the numerous forces of the enemy,
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Let us praise famous men.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

His time of prophecy is not specified by the holy scripture: yet some learned think it to be when Hosea prophesied.
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v 18 mountains shall He promises to his Church abundance of graces, which would water and comfort the most barren places. Others say, a figurative description of the good, and happiness of eternal life. Psal 36.8
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

his word And since we have an advocate with the father [illeg.] Christ the righteous he will plead for me
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And if the Lord sees fit to continue me still in the furnace of affliction his blessed will be done so that I may be an [illeg.] chosen
British Library; Add. MS 32376

Holiness and godliness specially consists in an humble submission
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that which christ hath joined, let no man separate: mark. 10. 9.
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Honoured Grandmother. You have plainly demonstrated your love to me in sending me such good advice.
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Therefore I'll always study to do that that shall satisfy you, be pleasant in the sight of God, and beneficial to my self.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Hosanna to the son of David blessed is he
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Hosanna in the highest heavens
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

How bewitching a thing this world is may appear in many things: but in nothing more than in possessing the heart of one that is not well acquainted with God
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and then happy is the man that is in such a case yea blessed is he who hath the God of Jacob for his help
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

How can I better begin this day, this week, and this new period of a term having been yesterday at church (where I had not been in three Sundays before Mr Graeme having been indisposed)
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for it is the God of Israel that giveth strength and power to his people. Blessed be God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

How can I better employ my thoughts this day, than by meditation upon that for which it is called Good Friday
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Let all sin be so crucified in me that henceforth I may be more and more made meet to be partakers of the saints in light
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

How can I better improve my meditations this morning after my usual private devotion is ended than by endeavouring to put in practice the good instructions I heard from Mr Graeme yesterday
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none came of the two, nor nothing yet done in that affair
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

How can I but adore the goodness and mercy of my gracious God who hath vouchsafed to restore to me my eyesight again so that I have this morning for a considerable time been making use of them by candle light to the praise I hope of his great name
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In quietness and confidence shall be my strength for the Lord is a God of judgment Blessed are all they that wait for him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

How can my pen but tremble to write what my heart abhors to think of or to hear related of the horrid crimes that deserted man hath been guilty of
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but oh Lord let none ever venture near the pit of condemnation lest thou swear in thy wrath they shall never enter into thy rest
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

How careful ought we to be of our words and actions etc
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so lacking a memory of regularity
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

How careful should we be in all our actions if we considered that every step we tread, is towards death, which all at last must meet with, and many times he threatens before he stricks to prepare us to encounter with him
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I hope my dear husband will be better, and take warning by this; not to venture too rashly into the danger of the swelling waters (which too often he hath done) and will be so mindful of this mercy as not to tempt the Lord who was now his deliverer and will I trust be always from whatsoever may be hurtful to him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

How cometh it to pass, that mankind only (amongst all other creatures) being endued with reason, should above all other living things be most senseless and sensually affected,
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but to those that live godly, death is an advantage for all things are theirs, and they Christ's, with whom they shall live for ever: amen
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

How does God Almighty comfort me, that he relieveth the fatherless and widows.
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O praise the Lord while I live that hath been the help of the afflicted and hath been so to every generation. See Psalm 6 and 7th.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God and how precious are thy thoughts towards us.
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for so shall we still have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ thy son shall cleanse me from all sin.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

How falls it out (noble Lady) that you are become a sworn enemy to poetry
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In the meantime I rest more than thankful for your noble loving letter, as the lover of your virtues. Anne Southwell
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

How frail this nature of ours is, I have (since last night) had much reason to reflect upon
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Therefore I will bless him while I live because all his corrections are for cordials and my God sanctify the remembrance of all thy visitations to me so shall they be future advantages though present troubles
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

How greatly have I been disturbed this morning when I desired to be most serious with the fretting untoward humour of that child who I love as my own but is sometimes so ungovernable that I am much condemned for letting him have so much of his will
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and whether oh Lord thou art pleased to send more or take away these still I will say blessed be the name of the Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

How hard a thing is it to be a Christian
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I am privileged from misery, hell cannot
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

How just is God in sending these troubles on me like Job's messengers one upon another
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then though I fall I shall not utterly be cast down for the Lord will uphold me with his hand and will save me and what belongs to me because I trust in him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How long have I wished and prayed for this day and now the Lord is pleased to let me see it, oh that it might be a day of joy and rejoicing to the whole earth that all might sing praises to our God for his goodness to us in crowning of our king
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he will the more graciously incline to hear and grant my prayers for the king which shall be that the blessings of heaven and earth may crown him with perpetual happiness that the Lord may direct him in the choosing such a wife as he will bless him with seeing children children [sic] and peace upon this our Israel
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

How long, oh how long have I waited
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and deliverance by his power
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

How many in the world hath plenty and fullness and in a manner choked with riches; while others are in want and care and penury and knows not at night where to get the next morsel to preserve them from famishing
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then place my heart and my affections entirely in heaven where my treasure is and then thy allsufficiency shall be my strength on which I shall rest both for myself and all that thou hast given me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How many like this beast gives such requital to their masters and friends and neighbours
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but I wish and will endeavour that no accident may hap either to myself or others without serious meditation and so I may find many occasions to bless God and improve myself
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How many people see armies fighting in the air and assuredly persuade themselves and others that they do so?
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When as in truth it is nothing but clouds formed into such shapes by the power of their imagination.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

How many trades and employments are there to serve this life and the things of it
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they plant the wind and gather the whirlwind
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

How many variety of ways is the Lord pleased to try me with and now this is a new one which I have never known before
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which teaches me that princes are not exempt from those distempers incident to the meanest and neither sex nor condition can be secured when death approaches which shall make me use this as a continual prayer Lord teach me so to number my days that I may apply my heart to wisdom
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

How many various ways hath the Lord been pleased to visit me in this fit of sickness though yesterday morning I found my cough much abated and my pains eased
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as that the fruits of it may appear in all things suitable to one that is devoted to his fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

How many young persons are dead since I had my dream gave me intimation of mine.
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I may not shrink by fear, but learn to render up myself to the Almighty's pleasure.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

How memorable is that which the Church this day celebrates being for the conversion of St Paul one who (as he says himself) persecuted beyond measure the Church of God and wasted it
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when I see run on in sin that they and I may be like to thy servant Paul washed and sanctified by the spirit of our God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

How often have I resolved if ever I came to that condition as to be able to keep servants that they should either live in peace and unity one with another or else they should not serve me
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If I could with Joshua say let others do what they please as for me and my house we will serve the Lord, and let all our actions witness the truth of what we do profess
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How often have I said I am the Lord's and subscribed with my hand unto the Lord and surnamed my self by the name of Christian
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But let this day's failing make me endeavour through thy grace to walk more circumspectly redeeming thy time because the day and myself are evil
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

How pleasant is prayer and devotion
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and asks what he receives
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

How refreshing a thing is a good fire in a cold day and how useful it is at all times is evident from the many variety of professions who get their living by such arts as is necessary to employ fire
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what is good may be continued and what's ill repented and by this means happy shall that soul be by enjoying peace eternal when the heavens shall melt with fervent heat and all shall be destroyed by fire
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How sad a thing is it to hear tell of any man dying suddenly but especially when they have been committing a sin and a sin that is so much detested both by God and man
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Lord keep me from the evil of this world and let it not in anything become a snare unto me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How shall I be able to recite this act of commemoration by the escaping immediate death on a surprise.
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and if the Almighty had not sent and helped me, I had been blown out, and should no more returned til the great Day.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

How shall we hide ourselves under those storms of calamity and scenes of these miseries of mankind, but under thy wings o Lord.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

How short a duration hath any satisfaction that I propose to myself. I have for a long time been wrestling with the difficulties of my temporal condition and to be in a capacity both to be just to others to whom I was indebted and to satisfy myself
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Then will I praise thee oh my God and sing to the holy one of Israel and my tongue shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

How should I live who am in some measure fed and maintained as it were on holy things
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am I not guilty of a sort of sacrilege
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

How strangely doth this world bewitch men, and what a snare success is, if one ill design prosper, it encourages them to another and that being successful it invites them to a third and so on
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and in this confidence of thy goodness and mercy will I place my hope and be secure as in that only and best place of refuge
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

How the appointed number of creatures to be saved with necessary food might have place in the Ark, if we look with the eyes of judgment we shall find nothing monstrous therein.
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It may be answered because this first history was principally for information concerning the visible world. the invisible, whereof we know but in part, being reserved for the knowledge of a better life.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

How transitory is all the things of this life and how little to be accounted of. When his ague and fever was in a manner gone so that he thought like Agag that the bitterness of death is past
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therefore I will not repine at this sickness to my son though at the present it brings many inconveniencies upon me; since I hope it will be a means to make him more obedient unto God and those that honour him he will honour and shew them his salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

How truly doth our own experience verify what David says verily every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. And he puts a Selah to it as a mark of observation
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Lead us also and restore comforts to our church and our king and to his mourners and create peace unto them for thou only art the Lord that can heal them
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

How truly from my own experience may I say with the kingly psalmist and the man after God's own heart; verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity
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Let I pray thy merciful kindness be for my comfort according to thy word unto thy servant
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

How unreasonable and foolish is it for any to keep up anger
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admitted into that holy place
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

How we may best fortify our souls
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unto our god, and unto the humble for ever. Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Iambulus his navigation to Arabia and Ethiopia and thence to a strange island where the men exceed us four cubits in stature.
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Estoitland a province in America is affirmed by Matthias Quadus, and J. Antonius Maginus to have been the first discovered country of the New world and that by Antonius Zenu a patrician of Venice in the year of our Lord 1390 which was long before the expedition of Columbus, through the encouragement of Zichmus King of the Isle of Friesland
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

James Ussher Archbishop of Armagh had two aunts blind from their cradles; never saw letters, yet taught him first to read.
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Note that only compounds nourish, those things which are merely simple can give no nutriment at all.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

R Religion 1. He has an unseasonable religion, he never says his prayers, but when dinner's upon the table
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Railer 14. He has teeth in his tongue like a trout.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

The Bishop of Ely Dr Patrick Hath in his paraphrase upon the Books of Proverbs Ecclesiastes, and Solomon's Song, discoursed so excellently well. that it will be hard to add any meditations after him, that must not appear flat and low.
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Some of his notes I have formerly collected in a large manuscript containing some interpretations of the Old and New Testament. To which I think it will be best to refer myself.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

I

Apologies It was a magnanimous resolution of the Duke of Buckingham who would never admit any apology to be written for him nor make any himself, for he would say he never found any fruit in apologies but the multiplying of discourse.
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In all moral actions God values the will for the deed and reckons the man a companion in the sin who though possibly he may never actually join in it does yet inwardly applaud and like it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

B Bounty 1 It is said of Maximilian Emperor of Germany his bounty was observed such, that it extended even to the disabling him in the pursuit of his designs, wherein he made a royal virtue criminal,
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Brethren twins. 7. He that is first son, is first to reap.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Bishop Patrick It may be objected, that this Book of Visions was doubted of among some of the Ancient Christians.
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Justin Martyr had that opinion of it, and so had Irenaeus, and Theophilus Antiochenus, and Origen , especially St Cyprian, who produces testimonies out of no book of the New Testament so oft as this.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Chap 1 In the ii first verses, the author proves, that nothing here can make a man solidly happy, by shewing how empty all things are, and how short a time man hath to possess them;
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but rest satisfied in that excellent and most certain joy and hope, which arises out of a pure conscience.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

E Elegies. 1. Improbable elegies are the greatest disservice to their own design, and do in effect diminish the person, whom they pretend to magnify,
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Eloquence 3. He always dirties himself and thinks to make himself clean with his tongue.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

H History 1. In the reign of Henry the eighth; the Yorkshire men made an insurrection, yet they would have it called only a pilgrimage of Grace, while for giving it reputation certain priest with crosses led the way, wherein I observe that in all times rebellion is used to countenance itself with religion.
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Betters the mind, and doth control, the thoughts and soul.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

I am intending this day to go to Kinross with the Lord's assistance having heard last night that my being there will be satisfactory to them all especially now when my Lady Montrose (who hath honoured that family with marrying into it) is not very well
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And let them be all taught of the Lord unto whose merciful hands I commit them and myself and all I am concerned in from this time forth and for evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I am intending this day with the assistance of the Lord to begin my journey to St Andrews where I am to leave Robin for some time and possibly for ever for what assurance have I of one moment of time either to him or to myself
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and will therefore I hope obtain pardon for any fears or trouble or disorder I am in, oh grant these for thy mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

I am intending this day with the Lord's assistance to go to Aberdour in hopes of partaking tomorrow the blessed sacrament of the Lord's supper
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and that by virtue of his resurrection he will raise me to newness of life to the praise and glory of his name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I am intending this day with the Lord's assistance to go to Carnocke to hear what the Lord will speak by his servant whom he sends there to instruct the people in their duty for the right preparation to receive that great mystery of our salvation
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O Lord accept of me and forsake not the works of thy own hands I humbly pray thee who art the strength of my heart and my portion for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I am merciful saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger forever.
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Only acknowledge thine iniquity that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

I am not very old; yet I have seen such changes as those that hath lived hundreds of years hath not seen the like
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Yet be not thou cast down my soul nor too much disquieted within me but hope there in God for I shall yet praise him who is the health of my countenance and my God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

I am not worthy of the honour or reward
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the mind can't be constant to what it beholds so changed in its beauty
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies (O God) and of all the truth which thou hast shewed unto thy servant
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I know O Lord that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

I am now intending with the divine assistance. to make a collection of what is recorded in the holy scripture of holy and good women. That though I cannot attain to the high degree of grace conferred on men. I may at least endeavour to follow the good example of women And this will I do if God permit
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That all women might in her be exalted after a deep humiliation for the transgression of the first woman and say blessed be God which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

I am this day intending if the Lord give me leave to go to Edinburgh where duty more than inclination calls me
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and if thou wilt be pleased to bring me safe back again in health and peace I will offer thee the sacrifices of thanksgiving and while I live I will bless the Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

I am well pleased that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer
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Hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

I began this book in London in the winter
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Indeed I do not think it nor shall they
British Library; Add. MS 78441

I began to collect some interpretations of difficult places in the scripture with expositions and annotations upon the same.
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There is no assault of the adversary so violent, that is no temptation so strong, which an affectionate study of the Holy Scriptures cannot easily repel; no adversity so sad which it cannot render easily to be borne.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

I believe in god, the father almighty, maker of heaven and earth
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I believe in god the father almighty maker of heaven and earth
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

I believe one only true and living Lord God
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he that invocates God regarding iniquity in his heart, must not expect to be heard in his prayers or accepted in his services.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

I believe you may be at this time in the country, where you may happen now and then to have some thoughts of me.
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since if I were so unlucky to be asleep, if I have seen you, I am quite dead (but to the thoughts of you) ever since I have not.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

I beseech you be pleased to pardon the presumption of the meanest of your majesty's loyal subjects
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but should account it the greatest earthly felicity I could enjoy to see your majesty's royal face in favour
Brotherton Library; MS Lt q 2

I beseech you commend my love to all mine acquaintance, particularly, I pray you that my Cousin Glascock may have a sight of this letter, and as many friends beside as you will, or any else that desire it.
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I pray grant this my request
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

I came from Cathal to Limerick and stayed till Monday following
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To a poor woman Mrs Daly I respited 30 shillings
British Library; MS Lansdowne 1228

I can't but tell my dear mother, no thought shocks me so much at my departure, as that of my friends' grief for me.
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But in love to me, think I tell true when I say, that I hope to die with an humble, but joyful prospect by my change.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

I cannot but acknowledge the justice of God for giving me signs of his displeasure this last night in not only depriving me of quiet rest but in making me when I waked like one going to the grave
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And then I shall have that grace which may make me fit for glory which I beg for the merits and intercession of the Lord Jesus
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I cannot but make some reflections upon what hath of late occurred to me. For being in trouble about the necessity I was in some (nay even oft)times to borrow even very little money
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And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep my heart and mind through Christ Jesus
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I cannot forbear to record what did much disturb me this morning being told unexpectedly when I was just going to Prayers
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having our loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I cannot omit (though with grief I record) what brought tears from my eyes this morning to hear it now brought fully to light what hath this two year been suspected of one who as being looked upon as an honest man
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and that the Lord hath not forsaken them that seek thee Everlasting praise be therefore ascribed to thee world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I cannot omit to make an observation of the wise and good providence of God
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And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I cannot omit to make some remarks upon the fast that is kept here this day by proclamation upon the Queen's death as they called her (who died upon Friday the 28 of December 1694 and is to be kept as a national humiliation)
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It is to be hoped she repented and I wish repentance to him she hath left behind. And that there may be such evidence of it that others may hear and fear and do no more presumptuously
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I cannot omit to mention here that remarkable place which the Lord by his prophet says consider even from the 24 day of the 9th month
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That the Lord might say to me as he did to his former people from this day will I bless you. So be it Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

I cannot omit to record what a measure I had yesterday of some things both to please and trouble me
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Lord let me think no mercy little that comes from thee the great and holy God who deserves greatly to be praised for thy goodness to me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

I cannot omit to transmit to paper what I met with yesterday from one (little in person but great in venom and perverseness) sent by her father to crave me
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Lord teach me how to mend that in my self which is sinful and displeasing in others so shall the wrath of man praise thee and the remainder of it shalt thee restrain
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

I cannot resist this opportunity of troubling your Lordship with 2 or 3 lines upon the occasion of your demission of the Great Seal.
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I must always take part in what relates to you with the truest friendship and concern imaginable; and shall ever be with perfect esteem and respect.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

I daily examine myself and consider both my actions and words, I let nothing slip nor hide any thing from myself, for why should I fear any of my errors?
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Pain and pleasure are so linked together, that they closely succeed each other by turns.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

I desire nothing more than to obey thy will therefore I beseech thee teach me what it is for thou art my God
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that it may be no hindrance of my journey to the land that I desire to live uprightly in here, that through thee my God I may be led to that, that is perfect for ever hereafter
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

I did not think to have taken up my Pen any more, to have written on this Subject
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seeing that which now is, in the Days to come shall all be forgotten. Ecclesiastes; 2.16. FINIS
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

I do believe and confess that there is one immortal God
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and rather than be drawn from the same, will seal it with my blood
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

I do most vehemently desire, O Lord
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thou hast predestined to eternal life
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

I don't love to blot out originals
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Yet I do not by this discourse put a bar, but that other reasons may take place.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I dreamed I was going to a wedding and took my leave of my mother
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And by my Husband sitting at the upper end of the table, as if he would be his judge.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I dreamt I think it was about the 20th August 1664
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That troublesome business might well be compared to a game at cards, wherein my Father Aus. [Austen] and all of us have been concerned in the taking care of and defending. Feb. 64.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I esteem Honour not anything worth, unless it be well guarded with wealth
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or contrive unworthy detainings of any person's money, whereby I am made most really contemptable.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I exhort saith Paul that supplications prayers and giving of thanks be made for all men for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our saviour
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For this is the commandment of God that we believe in the name of his son Jesus Christ and love each other as he hath appointed.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

I go to my bed as to my grave
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sweet Jesu - keep my soul for ever
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

I had been abroad all day yesterday to pay a neighbourly respect both to them I went with and those I went to see
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Therefore I shall never be ashamed oh keep my soul and deliver me for I trust in thee: redeem me oh God out of all my troubles
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I have a certain horror upon common praeingagements of time
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as I do sincerely and deliberately think a mortgage upon one's land, a less grievance than upon one's time
St. Paul's Cathedral Library; MS 52.D.14

I have all this last week been under such intermission of being better and worse in my health that it was very doubtful what to conclude of myself
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And then whether I live or die Christ will be unto me both in life and death advantage
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I have been near 8 days so distempered with a violent cough that hath taken away my sleep and my stomach that I am much weakened with it
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into thy blessed hands I commit my self Leave me not neither forsake me oh God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have been some days considering where to fix my meditations, that my thoughts may be daily employed upon some necessary duty suitable to my age and often infirmities. And this morning I am determined in reading the chapter appointed for this day St Mathew 25 chapter 13 verse
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Now unto the king eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have been some weeks without having a book wherein I might write such pious thoughts and meditations as by the good spirit of my gracious God hath been vouchsafed to me
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So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for evermore we will shew forth thy praise to all generation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I have been this long time expecting to see my good friend and kinsman Blaire and yesterday he came here
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will still be my God and my guide unto death And in this I have strong consolations Blessed be his name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have been up this morning ever since three o'clock attending my Lord Cumberland who hath not been well these 2 or 3 days
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make him one of those that need no repentance by preserving him from those sins and increasing in him those graces which against such there is no law Galatians 5:23
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have daily more and more reason to endeavour to say with the prophetical King David my heart is fixed oh God my heart is fixed
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I need not by discouraged at my present condition For there is no want to them that fear him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have for some days been undetermined where to fix my morning meditations and early this morning after my usual private devotions of prayer and reading, just as I was taking this book into my hand
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With my whole heart have I sought thee oh Lord let me not wander from thy commandments
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

I have for some days intermitted writing my morning thoughts. And have been employing that time I used for that, in looking over some books that I formerly have writ
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Holy holy holy is the Lord of host let the whole earth be full of thy glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have for some days omitted my usual performance (after private prayer and reading the Psalms and chapters for every day of the month. And prayers in the family) of making some pious observation upon places of the holy scripture
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And blessed be his glorious name for ever and let the whole earth be filled with his glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have for some days under so great deadness of heart and disquiet of mind from the little fervour I have had in my devotion
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the work of righteousness that shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have for some time been in debating with my self what place of scripture to pitch upon to make the ground of my select meditations (for what is occasional I have referred to another part of this book. One part of them beginning page 267 upon Monday 25th of May 1696 And the remaining part of the pages not containing what I thought fit and worthy to be observed Therefore I again began occasional meditations page 201 beginning Thursday first of April 1697)
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Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be unto our God forever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I have found it so beneficial a divertissement to employ my thoughts sometimes (after my most solemn devotion in the morning of praying and reading the holy scripture) upon some particular passages observable
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Now for this promise and all the mercies offered in thy son Christ Jesus, be thou (with him and the blessed spirit) exalted oh God above the heavens and thy glory above all the earth
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

I have had daily preparatory thoughts for fitting me as well as I could for partaking of the blessed sacrament of the Lord's supper ever since the first intimation I had of it being to be celebrated at Artertule
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Therefore oh Lord whose I am and whom I desire continually to serve make thy way plain before me and lead me in the paths of right etc.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

I have had these two years in my house an unfaithful servant.
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and could not stir in many days to do anything.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I have heard it observed that when a mill hath nothing to grind; it grinds itself, and so wastes what would be most useful if well employed
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If that plea prevailed for him I have a higher plea being a daughter of the faith of Abraham blessed Lord loose me from the bonds of my iniquities for thy mercy sake and I will ever bless thy name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6496

I have heard of some reports of me as if I should have lessened the late plot and gone about to discredit the evidence given against them that have died by justice
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I will take care never to commit any more against you or come within the danger of being again misled from my duty; but make it the business of my life to deserve the pardon your Majesty hath granted to
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

I have I believe been a thousand times beating sugar; and till this time that I was doing it for a necessary occasion I never made observation of it nor reflection upon it
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till all be brought under the rod of disciples which might bring every thought to the obedience of Christ. So be it oh Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have in another place made an entrance on the declaration of the will of god in this portion of Scripture
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So is it also in the work of sanctification it would grow in us did we not debauch ourselves with the world and overthrow the natural vigour of our renewed souls.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

I have in the former pages employed my meditations upon watchfulness in general. and next upon that part which puts a restraint upon the tongue. And yet woe is me though I am fully convinced what I should do yet I am so far short of performing my duty that I am so much the worse by not becoming better by these helps
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Therefore neither height nor depth nor any other creature shall separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord to whom be everlasting praise honour and glory world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have never seen nor heard of this book before and it hath now given me so much satisfaction that I cannot but bless the spring from which such waters flow and magnify my God
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in this faith I live and trust to die and till that change comes be ever waiting for it is the servant of my Lord and God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

I have now above these ten days been so troubled with sore eyes that without trouble I can neither read write nor work which were the chief employments in which I placed greatest satisfaction
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blessing thy name for the sight I have long enjoyed and if I am deprived of it the will of the Lord be done
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

I have now scarce Eyes left me (being drowned in Just tears) to write thee a short farewell
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And for all the sorrow I have been content to repeat for thy spiritual advantage repay one prayer that it may go well for ever with those afflicted ones, whom this man of God left behind him.
Dr. Williams's Library; MS 28.58

I have of late (since I have been much indisposed) had little ability to fix my meditations upon any new subject and therefore employed much of my time in reading over occasional reflections both on my own and other people's misfortunes
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Lord uphold me according to thy word and let me not be ashamed of my hope
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

I have often heard of the trouble, toil and danger wherewith some hath adventured their lives to get a livelihood to others and now I have been a witness of it
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so let thy further mercy bring me to conversion, that so I may be wholly thine and that all things may work to make me more fervent faithful and sincere then I have been formerly
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

I have often read this place of scripture with an holy envy to find any one could say this
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I shall with joy then run the ways of thy commandments for that is chiefly what I most desire
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

I have piped unto you and you have not danced
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Their hearts are hardened against the day of wrath
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

I have reason from experience to say with the Psalmist it is good for me to draw near to God
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For his God doth instruct him to discretion and doth teach him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

I have seen in these times the lives of men set forth
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the last of these in death, and therefore reserved to this place
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

I have set down a great many things in my diaries which I would never had done but with an intention Sir W should see them after my death. Not in the least imagining he would die before me.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F31

I have sometimes thought of the inconsistency
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the disappointment leaves a disgust and disquiet
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

I have this many years at the beginning of the New Year given myself unto the Lord as my freewill offering
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since my Lord finds me fit to have a rod to correct whenever he gives a staff to uphold me but be then ever glorified for all things
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

I have this morning been so ill with a lightness in my head and an oppression of my spirits when I first rise out of my bed that if I had not sometimes formerly felt the like I should have thought I had been going to expire
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Of thee (it comes) and through thee (it is) and to thee are all things to whom be glory for ever Amen
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

I have within these few days heard of some that speak against me as of evil doers
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And that with well doing I may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

I have within these three days heard so much of the defaming of many, that it makes me fear on every side.
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That so I may have the fruits of righteousness which is sown in peace of them that endeavour as I do to make peace
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I have written to you the Estate of all my temporal affairs as they are presently which is not well by appearance to the eyes of the world,
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my heart I beseech you haunt their company for I am sure you will get great comfort by them.
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

I have written to you the Estate of all your temporall affairs as they are presently which is not well by appearance to the eyes of the world,
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my heart I beseech you haunt their company for I am sure you will get great comfort by them.
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

I having been often challenged for not setting down some remarkable passages of my life, to show (when I am gone from this life what a good god I had to do with) to those who have seen & heard of my afflictions
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the reason I conceive why the lord hath discovered to some the heinousness of some sins that they had never the temptation to commit themselves hath been only to justify the lord in his contending with this land and to quiet them under his delaying to answer his people's prayers for his appearing in behalf of an afflicted land.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 34.5.19, fols. 184-284

I having been often challenged for not setting down some remarkable passages of my life, to show (when I am gone from this life what a good God I had to do with) to those who have seen and heard of my afflictions
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the reason I conceive why the Lord hath discovered to some the heinousness of some sins that they had never the temptation to commit themselves hath been only to justify the Lord in his contending with this land and to quiet them under his delaying to answer his people's prayers for his appearing in behalf of an afflicted land;
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 32.4.4

I hear David pray to be delivered from men which are thy hand o Lord.
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And ever to cast away revenge.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I hear this day the Presbyterians are to meet here in the form of a Synod and to continue two or three days in order to place one of their persuasion in Mr Cooper's place
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This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of thee the Lord.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I hope it will be no profaning of this day being dedicated to the service of the Lord if I employ some part of it (as at this time before any are ready to go to church) to give thanks to the Lord who this day was pleased to bring me into the world
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Therefore to him will I commit the keeping of my soul as into the hands of a faithful creator who will perfect what concerneth me and glorify himself by giving me (the most unworthy of his servants) daily occasion for to praise him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

I hope it will not be inconstant with the duties of the day having done with my morning private devotion that I am employing some spare time before prayers in the family and going to church to commemorate the mercy the Lord granted me this day
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And that he may in all things do what may make him most acceptable to thee his God and approved of men
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

I hope the reader will not take
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defects pardon'd
Magdalen College Library; MS 343

I humbly beseech thee oh Lord, let my life be such as in it I may glorify thee
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that I may be justified and be at peace with thee through our Lord Jesus Christ
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

I imparted to you before I left England that in France there was expressed to my Lord Portland some inclination to come to an agreement with us, concerning the succession of the King of Spain.
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And be always assured of my friendship.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

I know no meditation so proper for me to be upon after that of faith as upon death which should be swallowed up in victory
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the Lord who hath formerly can still deliver me and will do it if he sees it conduce to his glory and my good and the good of my poor children, so with humble and (I hope) sincere submission I resign myself
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

I know o Lord thou canst glorify thy name, in the destruction and extirpation of me and mine.
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Let them be a family thou mayst delight to save them and deliver them from the many dangers and accidents, from their enemies and from the devices of supplanters to them
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord, let my life be such as in it I may glorify thee
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that I may be justified and be at peace with thee through our Lord Jesus Christ
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord let my life be such that in it I may glorify thee
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that I may be justified, and be at peace with thee through our Lord Jesus Christ
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord let my life be such that in it I may glorify thee
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that I may be justified and be at peace with thee through our Lord Jesus Christ
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord that it may please thy divine majesty
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and receive this thy blessed mystery comfortably to the refreshing of my sick soul
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord that it may please thy divine majesty
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and receive this thy blessed mystery comfortably to the refreshing of my sick soul
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord that it may please thy divine majesty
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and receive this thy blessed mystery comfortably to the refreshing of my sick soul
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

I most humbly beseech thee oh Lord, that it may please thy divine majesty
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and receive this thy holy mystery comfortably to the refreshing of my sick soul
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

I must complain yet do enjoy my love
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She hath more beauty than becomes the chaste
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

I observe what a long and healthy age my Grandmother Rudd lived above 80
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Dear mother thou hadst a great estate and a great burden too.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I pray God bless our gracious queen
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Awake, o queen! Awake.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

I pray God compose an agreement, and union between both Nations.
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Now you unworthy nation are become injurious and insolent to your obliged benefactors, who created you.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I pray thank my grandmother for the books she was pleased to send me;
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may at length make me really be, what I have so long wished to be; knowing that the mark meets the swift runner halfway.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

I promise to pay to Mr Richard Westmacott the sum of one hundred pounds on the fifteenth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy one
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and upon delivery of the aforesaid indenture this obligation to be sold. John Walsh [witnessed by] Richard Bower and James Jinnold
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

I purpose to leave you, my son, my great jewel, and a greater than that, my providential jewel.
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and know it was once a means to ease me in many storms of trouble and to mitigate a violent grief.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I read in the life of William Cowper Bishop of Glasgow that he was subject to great bodily infirmities by reason of the wetness of the soil and moisture of the air wherein he lived in Sterlingshire.
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Man is a watch which must be looked to and wound up every day.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

I received a letter that Dirleton's daughter was much better of what I had sent her and desired more
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To the only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power now and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

I recommend particularly the paraphrase upon the Book of Ecclesiastes.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

I remember about fifty year ago there was a creature called Moll Cutpurse, who they said was a hermaphrodite.
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She was interred in Saint Bridget's Churchyard having a fair marble stone put upon her grave, with the following epitaph composed by the ingenious Mr Milton. But destroyed in the great conflagration of London.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

I render unto thee oh Lord all humble and hearty thanks for all thy benefits and blessings
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unfeignedly to beg remission of what is past and preservation for the time to come
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

I render unto thee oh Lord most humble and hearty thanks for all thy benefits and blessings
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unfeignedly to beg remission of what is past and preservation for the time to come
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

I render unto thee oh Lord most humble and hearty thanks for all thy benefits and blessings
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unfeignedly to beg remission of what is past and preservation for the time to come
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

I render unto thee oh Lord most humble and hearty thanks for all thy benefits and blessings
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unfeignedly to beg remission of what is past and preservation for the time to come
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

I see seldom anything must happen to me but must look big, not one lawsuit but divers together.
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But two great estates to us lie in my hand, my Buildings and Highbury.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I should think it much more easy and rational to believe all the fables in the poets the legend the Talmud and the Alcoran than that this universal frame should be without a creator and governor
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without successful attempts for supplying of their wants by them
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

I suppose I need not make an apology to
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therein lay an obligation on their humble servant
Magdalen College Library; MS 343

I suppose I need not make an Apology to my
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lay an obligation on their humble servant JB
British Library; Add. MS 21621

I think I cannot better end these occasional meditations (having performed my usual devotion for this morning both private and in the family) than by reflecting upon some circumstances which were very discouraging
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To the only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power for now and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

I think that in A. Borinons Book are many true and noble thoughts, both of religion and vertue
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through ignorance of history and a warm imagination they fall into
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

I thought I was praying alone in my closet and a young man was before me who like Elihu to Job .33.6. offered himself instead of God to answer my requests
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Lord make my soul fit for mercy and then shew it when and how thou pleases
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

I thought myself a great scribbler till I read of one Aldrovandes a Bolognese doctor of physic who hath two or 300 large books (some folios other quartos) all writ with his own hand.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F31

I thought to have sent
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But prithee what reason have you.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

I was for some time without the conveniency of having a book wherein I might transmit my thoughts and meditations to be a memorial of mercies and judgments. of which David did sing unto the Lord
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And since all hath sinned and come short of the glory of God let us all O Lord be justified freely by thy grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

I was in discourse with a Gentleman.
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so that eleven days after he ended his life on the 7th of October 1665 at Tillingham in Essex.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I was married upon the 24 of January 1598 and I remained with my Lord my father three years without receiving any thing of my husband's living,
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the next {year} tryst not being come, I remained destitute at the present of any money to sustain me, my bairns & family remaining in Liberton the 29th of September 1608.
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

I was married upon the 24 of January 1598 and I remained with my Lord my Father three years without receiving anything of my husband's living
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the next tryst not being come I remain destitute at the present of any money to sustain me my Bairns & family remaining in Liberton the 29 of September 1608
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

I was told that Dr Harris (whom I take to be a better mathematician than a divine) should say he saw a man who had dressed up an ape in a fine coat with a shoulder knot, and a broad brimmed hat such as the French here wear;
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and having set him on an ass led him up Ormond Street - saying, see here, the French Monsieur riding the English gentleman - viz: an ass ---
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

I was washed clean O Lord
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grant me for thy Son my only Saviour's sake. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

I was yesterday at Toriburne presenting myself at the table of the Lord but never with more deadness of spirit both then and for some few days before
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and by more diligent preparation for the next day of grace which I expect shortly if with my Lord's permission I may be allowed to present myself again
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

I will also put enmity between thee and the woman
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

I will arise and give unto my father
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from this time forth and for ever more, amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

1 I will bless the Lord at all times his praise shall continually be in my mouth
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4 I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

I will extol thee my God o king and I will bless thy name for ever and ever
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let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Brotherton Library; MS Lt q 2

I will love Thee O Lord my strength the Lord is my stony rock and my defence
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The Lord liveth etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

I will magnify Thee O God my king and I will praise Thy name forever and ever
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And men shall sing etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

I will magnify Thee O Lord for Thou hast set me up and not made my foes to triumph over me
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Sing praises unto the Lord etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

I will not say but there may be some things here that upon strict enquiry will perhaps appear not to be well founded, but this I will affirm that I have invented and added nothing myself.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F29

I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her seed it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his heel
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Lord since thou hast made these promises to all that are thine, confirm I am thine and then I shall have a right to all in Christ Jesus for whom they are made
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

I will say of the Lord he is my refuge
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David composed this 91 Psalm when 70000 died in 3 days.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I will sing a new song unto thee O God and sing praises
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I will sing a new song etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

I wish I may rightly understand of things and consider my condition may be happy if I will help to make it so.
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What a far blesseder condition is it to be daily supported and directed by the aid of heaven, by the assistance of his mercy to me.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

I would not be wanting so far as I am able to give you advice.
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These may bring thee blessings the world cannot give, and will defend thee from the sin and vanity of it, and keep thy heart in a good frame; that no temptation may be above thy strength.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

I would rather be thought idle than lazy.
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Dr Sheldon Archbishop of Canterbury prayed for the dead in his daily prayers.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

if a jointure run to the heirs of her body by you to be begotten
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then a fine will bar your own heirs
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows that he is a citizen of the world
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if he be thankful for small benefits, it shows that he weighs men's minds and not their trash
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

If a man will keep but of even hand his ordinary expences ought to be but half of his receipts
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but in matters that return not, he may be more magnificent
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

If a rich mine or frankery is discovered what designs of gain are immediately formed
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to know the qualifictions that fit for or observe them who know their place
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

If an angel from heaven should say he could sufficiently comment upon the Holy Scripture I should distrust him.
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I touch upon it as one that knows, it is easy to say more, and impossible to say enough.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

If any be sick, let him pray to God, the only giver of health; that you may be healed
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that howsoever it pleaseth God to dispose of us, we know that all things work together for the best, unto them that love god
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

If any had told Socrates that he saw a divine vision, he presently esteemed him vain and proud.
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Yet we are not to conclude God in his Law, as that he should have no prerogative, nor so to bind him up in his ordinances, as that he never can, or never does work by an extraordinary way of Revelation.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

If any hath the heart to kill
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Now though she sees she'll not believe
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

If any man lack wisdom let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally, and reproacheth none, and it shall be given him.
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For though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if the wisdom of the most high be not with him he shall be nothing regarded.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

If as sincere and attentive in a principle as in mathematical ones
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people that had the beginnings for a palace
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

If by my hairs thou number out my sins
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Heaven make me bald before that day begins
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

If David said Lord what is man that thou should be mindful of him how may I wonder and admire that ever the Lord should regard me who am the vilest and the most ingrate of all mankind.
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accept of us O Lord for we are thine forsake not the work of thy own hands
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

If David who was a man after God's own heart made a deprecation to be delivered from judgment, how shall they appear who hardly ever think upon that day.
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But O Lord remember what I am, flesh that can never be justified, for all is possible for me to do, oh let me not destroy myself but in thee find help
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

If God be pleased to give me a Child
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to his glory and my comfort
British Library; MS Egerton 607

If God doth not take particular notice and care for me and my affairs
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I refer all things to God by whom all things are disposed in a wise order
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

If grace were only attainable through our own strength or that the measures of it were restrained to our own sense and feeling of it
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he will subdue our iniquities and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. So shall my God be glorified for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

If I be not mistaken in my observation this is the second metaphor by which the Lord compares himself to the most necessary and useful things
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who hath called me out of darkness into thy marvellous light who art the light of the world
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

If I can serve or do good to the least of God's servants
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and its fringes useful and excellent
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

If I observe right this is the seventh and last metaphor by which our [illegible word] Christ represents himself saying I am
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will give thee thanks for ever we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. Blessed be the Lord for evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

If in the days of my youth, I had not diverted my thoughts with such stuff as this book contains; the unhappy accidents of my life, had been more than enough to have made me mad.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

if it be a man take four grains of lapis beaser
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take the medicine before the fit cometh probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

If it be true that the Pen at first lisps as well as the Tongue
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In which change he Desires to be found, and to find thee blessed who subscribed himself
Dr. Williams's Library; MS 28.58

If it be true that the Pen at the first lisps as well as the Tongue
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In which change he desires to be found, and to find thee blessed who subscribed himself
British Library; Sloane MS 3945, fols. 78-113

If love loves truth then women do not love
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To have fair women false than none at all
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

If private persons did record the signal favours which they receive from the hand of God no question but the frequent reviews of such a memorial would furnish them with abundance of pleasure, as well as administer support under new and unexpected troubles.
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Where there is a just reflection on the worth of our mercies, it will effectually engage our hearts in the work of praise.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F31

If the angel of the Lord in one night smote in the camp of the Assirians a hundred fourscore and five thousand what dis: 2 Kings 19:35
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Psalm 22:18
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

If the Lord is not on our side, how men rise up against us.
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And sanctified adversity is better than fortunes, where heaven denies it.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

If the sacrificing of children by the parents seems so very unnatural, surely the death and passion of Christ shew much more cruelty.
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For we must condemn that creditor as cruel and unjust who will not accept the money his debtor is not able to pay when it is offered to him by some other charitable and generous man.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

If there is such a power can take away that which the Laws of the Land does affirm to us
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And how many parties to satisfy, and to behave myself obliging too. Direct me my God.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

If thou dost read this whole work
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in your heart he will plant the lively faith.
Bodleian Library; MS Cherry 36

If thou keep thy thoughts holy and thy words pure I shall not need to fear but all thy actions will be honest
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thou shalt see all thy other sins dispersed as an army of fearful rebels when they hear their great leader's head has kissed the block.
British Library; Add. MS 27467

If thou keep thy thoughts holy and thy words pure I shall not need to fear but all thy actions will be honest
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thou shalt see all thy other sins dispersed as an army of fearful rebels when they hear their great leader's head hath kissed the block
British Library; Add. MS 4378

If thou longst so much to learn (sweet boy) what 'tis to love
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They would make thee straight return
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

If we enquire the disposition of a man, and what a man is, it is by knowing what he loveth.
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For joy and pleasure in his presence is fullness of joy, and at his right hand pleasure for ever more.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

If we would advance in devotion and true knowledge
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especially if the matter is of any moment
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

If you ask how I fare
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if we can be patient, we shall once be constant
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

if you call a subordinate desire no desire 'tis the same with Dr Whit
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when our passions master our understanding
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

If you gather all the good out of the books of heathens; and, like the bee; flying over all the gardens of the ancients pass by the poison and only suck the wholesome and excellent juice you will render your mind not a little armed for a common; or as 'tis called a moral good life.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

If your notion implies an extinguishing that breath or flame of life
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truer thought would abate what an indulged flattery increases
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Imprimus a cloak, hood, and safeguard of scarlet kersey laced with silver
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2 July 5 Trunks. 2 bottles of oil. boots and shoes of the captain's
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

In a former treatise bearing the name of the peace of Hierusalem
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wiser in yielding to law, and embracing an equal condescension
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

In a Letter from Bishop Bramhall to Bishop Ussher, page 19
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A poem upon Nothing. Lord Rochester.180.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

In all the sacred scriptures I remember not that I have read anywhere of the word Providence but once
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To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

In ancient times rivers had by the ignorant people of Britain divine honours heaped upon them.
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The lame horse ever raiseth the most dust and the faster he putteth on still the more dust.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In any fainting, take four drops of the oil of cinnamon, mixed with one spoonful of syrup of gillyflowers
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take it in pennyroyal water
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

in any ordinary distempers, as fevers or agues take one spoonful of the syrup of corn-roses
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and drink the rest after it going to bed
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

In April 1666 a boy was playing at St Andrews church
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It was a hollow sound the voice.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

In behalf of Onesimus a servant of his who had run away from his master and wronged him of his goods, but coming to Rome was converted by St Paul and was with this Epistle sent back to his master again
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The other that the saints departed know our wants and states in particular and hear our prayers and by consequent know our hearts: which is flatly contrary to the scripture. 2. Chron 6:30. Isa 63:16.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

In Bishop Hall's sermon on the mischief of faction page 72 he says thatPope Urban the 6th coming to his episcopal chair would be correcting the loose manner of the cardinals
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as Fasciculus says even the most learned and conscientious men knew not who was the true bishop of Rome where was infallibility then
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

In every thing that we are in doubt of whether of greater or smaller consequence, whether spiritual or temporal we ought to be determined of the lord by enquiring of him,
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indeed there must be other like work about this great business or we can expect that any mean we can use for our deliverance can be blessed of god.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 34.5.19, fols. 184-284

In everything that we are in doubt of whether of greater or smaller consequence, whether spiritual or temporal, we ought to be determined of the Lord by enquiring of him,
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indeed there must be other like work about this great business or we can expect that any mean we can use for our deliverance can be blessed of God.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 32.4.4

in February, gather the spawn of the frogs, and toads
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lay it to the wound, or take swine's dung hot and lay it to the wound or vein
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

In his trial we are told, that when the Duke of Monmouth was to be executed, his present Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury with others were appointed by the King to attend him.
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Then my Lord, we can only recommend you to the mercy of God; but we cannot pray with that cheerfulness and encouragement as we should if you had made a particular acknowledgement ----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

In India is a root called jucca the juice whereof is a poison strong as aconitum so that if it be drunk it causeth present death.
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If it be an error it is of thee O God that we are deceived, for these be confirmed with such signs and wonders which cannot be done but by thee alone.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In King James the First's time a fool whose name was Nixon that was kept in the Cholmley family came in from the plough in the field, laid down the things in his hands and said now I will prophecy,
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the cook one day locked him up, and the King going on a sudden from Hampton Court to London, they forgot the fool and he was really starved indeed.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

In my morning devotion upon this day I was more particular than ordinary in begging pardon not only for my own sins but for the sins of the King and for grace and wisdom to direct him in his present troubles
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I may then shine as the stars for ever and ever whoso is wise and will observe these things even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

In my preparatory thoughts for prayer this morning while I was considering the great duty I was going about and the advantages obtained by it if seriously performed
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and in all things to glorify thee; as one that hopes to be glorified by thee through our Lord Jesus Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

In my private devotions this morning, on which I weekly commemorate all the mercies from the first moment of my birth to this time
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I did ask of God and this morning an unexpected occasion was given to me to perform my trust blessed by God for this and all thing
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

In pursuance of my former design, which was to make useful applications of all such metaphors as the Lord was pleased to apply unto himself
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That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in me, and I in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

In reading my first written examination when I was but 18
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some fanciful or superstitious devotion
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

In spite of Fates dear Love to thee I come
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Leander's bosom shall be Hero's Tomb
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

In the best time of health it is most requisite to prepare
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Otherwise to the poor people of the parish &c.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

In the Chapel of the Holy House at Loretto, near the Madonna are two angels,
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The virgin sent the Queen in return, one of her vests of silk handsomely embroidered, not very rich nor valuable in itself, but coming from thence and having her benediction made it very acceptable
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

In the disorder I was in mentioned in the former page I had great wrestling before I could overcome the disquiet I had to think how many might be losers by my death
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I may have peace whatever tribulation I meet with in the world and be of good cheer since he hath overcome the world. Therefore glory be to the father and to the son and to the holy ghost etc
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

In the East Indies when the sun and moon are in eclipse, they believe it a certain devil who hath black claws is seizing on those planets with his talons,
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In short everything is animated ----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

In the former part of this book the preacher treats of the many false ways man take to their own happiness, and now he comes to describe the true way and method of attaining it in general
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and for the society and happiness of angels and of blessed spirits
St. Paul's Cathedral Library; MS 52.D.14

In the magnificent palace of the Barbarini is the picture of our King (James) on horseback.
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one has a mask in its hand to signify the extirpating and unmasking of heresy by the French king; which were continued though the picture changed.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

In the month of May 1700, I began to read two chapters a day in the Holy Bible, one out of the Old, and one out of the New Testament, taking notes and observations entirely from my own memory and meditation, without looking into the interpretation of others, or any commentator whatsoever.
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As the flat and low conception, with the unskilful style might abundantly testify, even without this confession
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

In the month of May when oxen go to graze, you must take of their dung, not too fresh nor too dry
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in using of the same remedy, they have been perfectly cured. There was never found a sooner remedy for the disease
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

In the recital of the dangers of this year, I may well add and apply to that observation of the last year
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Let us remember how eminently thy favour hath been our hiding place.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

In the reign of Henry 8 : Edmond Bonner was a Lutheran and a great professor of the gospel, zealous for translating the Bible
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It is not so necessary in religion to be instructed in all its articles and to believe aright, as it is duly to obey and serve God nor is every wrong opinion so dangerous as false and mistaken worship.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In the reign of King James a strange fancy possessed the brains of a professed physician one Richard Haidock of New College in Oxford who pretended to preach at night in his sleep
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the king granted upon condition that in all places he should openly acknowledge his offence because many were brought into belief that his nightly preaching was either by inspiration or by vision.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In the sight of us the unwise
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so must my sorrow submit
British Library; MS Egerton 607

In the style of the Gospel may be discerned many excellencies among other things the native simplicity and if we may so term it. The coldness and unconcernedness with which our Lord seemed to speak of the greatest and most important subjects
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The joining of this accuracy with this simplicity is admirable.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

In the year 1690 I began to make these collections being then in affliction and under great disturbance of mind as the apparent negligence and other things to be observed will plainly shew.
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It is recorded by Suetonius of Caesar Augustus. that in his reading all sort of authors, he chiefly observed and transcribed such wholesome precepts, or examples, as might serve him either for public or private use which upon occasion he produced for instruction or admonition as he thought himself or any other had need.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

In the year of the world 1757 after the flood 101. the Earth was divided among the sons of Noah.
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Beside the greatness of it being such as it labours with nothing more than its own weight, it must needs (after the manner of worldly things) of itself fall.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F41

In the year 1666 sprung up that imposter Sabatai Sevi a native of Smyrna who styled himself the only and first born son of God the Messiah and Saviour of Israel that was to restore them to their temporal kingdom.
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Observe that Molinos in his Epistle to his Book pretends to inspiration, or to be inspired or taught of God.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In the year 1536 the Company of English Merchants being at supper together at Antwerp there was a juggler among 'em
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Christ asked Peter three times if he loved him, not for his own information, but that by his threefold profession he might help and heal his threefold negation of him.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In the year 1541 the plague reigning at Geneva, covetousness so prevailed with the poor people who were employed to attend the rich in their sickness and to cleanse their houses,
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It is almost incredible what envy and reproach this act brought upon Geneva and especially upon Calvin, as if the Devil should rule there altogether where he was most opposed.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

In this great duty some are too secure and resolve themselves that they are Christians without any sure ground and some are too full of doubts and sinful fears through the weakness of faith
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If you be in Christ you must love all the brethren and not cut yourself off from communion with any Christians wherein you may have communion with Christ
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

72 In this I doubt concerning the imposition of hands now because the gift that then accompanied it is not given with it.
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Some other doubts may remain but obedience to lawful magistrates is one and so granted.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

In wicked ways some men their time employ
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Though it confusion bring, they'll have their will
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Infantium insensatorum more viventes
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Boni autem mores plusquam divitiae operantur.
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

infuse three days the flowers, seeds and buds of St. John's wort
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it will make it the better for these diseases, and the colic and all cold griefs, as the sciatica, gout, and the like
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Inveterate dierum malorum
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Stultitia est quae me non finit esse senem.
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Is a thing being barely lawful
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indifference and resignation is better than choice
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Is the story of 40 year being the time of David's reign who was excellently endowed by the spirit of God with heroical virtues and graces;
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It was for want of the ransom spoken of Exodus 30.12. at the numbering of the people in David's time / as Josephus thought Ant: lib: 7. ch: 10. that he was cut short of his number. 70000.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Isaiah Ch.1 In a sermon I lately heard, it was said. That this chapter was accounted by the learned to be the most matchless piece of eloquence that was to be found in any author whatever.
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Take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth - the Lord hateth putting away. A precept little observed in these our days --
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

it is a Less Evil to do sin & not love it
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whose will is his deed accounts ours so
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

It is a sad thing to consider what a world of heresies are crept into this nation:
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This was the way of our pretended Reformation here in England, and by the same way and authority it may be altered into as many more shapes and forms, as there are fancies in men's heads.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

It is a usual proverb the nearer the church the further from God and in appearance it seems verified in that man whose dwelling is joining to the church, and his employment the tolling of passing bells and making graves and yet this man whose age might make him look upon himself as half in the grave already yet is he still as full of cursing and swearing and evil speaking
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Therefore I will no longer admire why that grave maker can be so little mortified but rather reflect upon myself who should know more: and therefore I sin more, in not making all objects serve for helps, to increase humility and devotion
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

It is a vain thing to talk of making the world by natural causes when it is demonstrable that there can be no natural causes till the world is made
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for while natural causes keep their natural course they will preserve not destroy the world
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

It is above a twelvemonth since I put out my son to school and in all that time he had never but once any thing like a distemper
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and let not any iniquity have dominion over us so will we keep thy precepts and for ever glorify thy name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

It is advisable that thou keep a book in which may be registered for thy own private use, whatever is worthy to be remarked concerning thine outward and inward life.
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It is the part of a wise man to set his life in order, and to prefix a due end to all his acts of every kind, in the immediate concerns of ordinary conversation and diligently to inquire after the convenient method and means by which he may arrive at his principal intent.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

It is affirmed upon trial that the flesh of a peacock never rots-----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

It is good in discourse and speech of conversation to vary and intermingle speech
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namely religion, matters of state, great persons and any man's present business of importance, and any case that deserveth pity
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

It is natural for all persons to please themselves in pursuing what is most suitable to their inclination. and to aim at an eminency in whatever profession their genius leads them to
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Now the God of hope (patience and consolation) fill me with all joy and peace in believing that I may abound in hope (and be assisted in what now I design) through the power of the holy ghost
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

It is necessary for every man's salvation
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and without faith it is impossible to please god
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

It is necessary to stifle all those ambitious desires
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he must needs turn his face and favour from us
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

It is no little mercy that I am spared to this day to offer up my praise
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And I will sing praise to my God while I have my being
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

It is no little satisfaction to me that this being my birthday falls to be on that blessed day called the Lord's day
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even for the merits of our Lord Jesus who hath said what so ever you shall ask in my name that will I do. Our father
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

It is no wonder that all the world and they that dwell in the earth are in a fluctuating condition
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the more fervent in prayer to have them either rooted out or pardoned through the meritorious intercession of our Lord Jesus blessed for ever more
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

It is not in our power to change our condition but this is in our power, to attain to such a gratefulness of mind as becomes worthy men
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they esteem those things bought for which they pay money, but account those things of free cost for which they pay themselves
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

It is not long since I was acknowledging it as a mercy the health we enjoyed in the family and the being preserved from some troubles incident to those who cannot be masters of their own
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The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy O Lord endureth for ever forsake not the work of thy own hands
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

It is possible to be wronged, and defeated and put by his right by injustice
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that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

It is sad to consider that the greatest privilege man hath is his greatest snare and that one and the same instrument may be employed in the greatest good and the greatest evil.
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Then will I worship thee saying amen blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and power and might be to our God for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

It is said in the Life of the famous Mr John Locke. That some years before his death, he applied himself entirely to the study of the Holy Scripture and found so much pleasure therein that he was very much troubled he had applied his mind to that study no sooner.
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and who by revealing His will, supposes we will employ the judgment and understanding He has given us, in acknowledging, admiring, and following it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

It is very necessary to consider often the emptiness of those things which have by the abuse of words usurped the name of pleasure
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and then the pleasures that come with that choice may be enjoyed without regret or shame
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

It is very uncertain when or whence and by whom it was written.
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All that is written, is written for our learning, but not for our example, we may learn something from that which we may not follow.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

It pleased God to take away an honest servant William Chandeler
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Now the work is done and 1/2 an hour after died, speaking to the last minute.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

It proved a very troublesome time to me
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And how subtlely carried they their design by resolving the Committee they chose should make what report they pleased to the parliament.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

It shall never be said I lived a widow (now almost 8 years) under the veil of hypocrisy
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For my eldest, I never intended him but with a proviso, which I hope by God Almighty's blessing he will not need our three interests.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

It was a good design of the ancient satirists, whether Orators or Poets, to ridicule vice, and recommend virtue to the world
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if any Reader by seeing the folly of others in this Book, shall beware of vice, and grow more in Love with virtue, or by seeing his own faults under any of the following descriptions, shall reform, the Improver has his end
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

It was a great satisfaction to me to be any ways instrumental in the gaining of your Lordship to our religion
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and do now most earnestly beg of him, that this counsel may be acceptable and effectual
St. Paul's Cathedral Library; MS 52.D.14

It was a high speech of Seneca after the manner of the stoics
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prosperity best discovereth vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

It was a lasting remembrance the dread which Joseph's brethren was in
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Then was his Chastity assaulted, and instead of Honour brought to a prison by a shameful manner, appearing to his disgrace.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

It was a statute in the mosaic law that the priest should make atonement for all the sins of the people once in the year
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to deliver us from this present evil world according to the will of God and our father to whom be glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

It was but an ordinary rod which Moses had in his hand when the Lord first appeared to him in the burning bush
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from which may be applied that we should have a veneration for any thing person or place that the Lord makes use of for his praise
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

It was ever my constant and settled opinion in secret, and more especially when I reviewed your spouse's nativity that he would surmount many difficulties even this very year.
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I shall insert some astrological verses concerning the years 1715 and 1716.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

It was God's pleasure to afflict me
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he may call us all to his blessed Kingdom to live with him forever
British Library; MS Egerton 607

It was sometime before it met with general reception in the Church, or, was taken notice of.
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These men snatch as out of a fire, hasten them to fly for their life, as when a man would avoid the infection of a pestilence he will fly from and not dare to touch any garment of an infected person. Rev: 3:4.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

It was true here what our Lord said a man's foes are they of his own house Would any have thought that Miriam and Aaron should speak against Moses his own brother and sister
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Therefore perfect what concerns me and take the glory of all to thy blessed self who with thy son and holy spirit be eternally praised world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6498

It well becometh the just to be thankful and they only are justified who are washed in the blood of the lamb
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but though he never shew me more favour yet what I have received already deserves my continual act of praise for
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

It were better a man should want work than great works should want a man answerable to their weight
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but if I speak to a cold Christian he cannot understand me
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

It were better a man should want work than great works should want a man answerable to their weight
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but if I speak to a cold Christian, he cannot understand me
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

It were better a man should want work than that great works should want a man answerable to their weight
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but if I speak to a cold Christian, he cannot understand me
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

It were better that a man should want work than great works should want a man answerable to their weight
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but if I speak to a cold Christian he cannot understand me
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

July 1. 1709 I think it seasonable to begin the book with this prayer.
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I have lately had experience of this truth -----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

May, 14:th 1652. I have now buried four Sons, & a Daughter; God hath my all of Children, I have his all (beloved Christ) a sweet Change; in greatest Sorrows, content, & happy: Mary Carey
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

P Precept 1. If you would appease anger in your friends seek not (while they are in passion) to excuse;
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4. Were no jealous brow, it makes men false to be suspected so
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Q Question 1 I would propound to your judgment a pretty moral doubt, which I have heard discussed and resolved affirmatively among some skilful humourist who knew the world well,
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Quickness. 5 An angel in short hand could not have writ it
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

S Sentences. 1. It is unpossible to draw his picture well who hath several countenances.
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The base is no part of his stature, but you ought to measure the man without his stilts:
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Separation If men will set themselves only to find faults, it is impossible in this state of things they should ever be pleased.
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Miracles and prophecies always came forth from God to serve some great occasions (not only to cause wonder or to supply discourse) now these occasions being long ago expired, it is but reasonable to presume, that miracles and prophecies are fallen with them.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

1 Simon Magus In the ninth year of the reign of Domitian, St John the Apostle was banished into the Island of Patmos, where he wrote his Revelations.
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Maronites The Maronites believe that the souls of men were all created together from the beginning.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

J

J Jealousy. 1 Jealousy restores the eyes that love takes away.
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Infirmity. 3 His body's so lame, that he has had one foot in the grave these ten years, and yet is not able to put in 'tother.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Joseph (as Monsieur Paschall observes page 65) was a figure of Christ as being beloved of his father and sent by him to his brethren who sold him and by that means he became their saviour and the saviour of the world. As innocent Joseph was betwixt two criminals in prison so was Jesus betwixt two malefactors upon the cross etc: To these I hope I may without offence add my own observations
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thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance and make me triumph in the works of thy hands. Glory be to the father and to the son etc
National Library of Scotland; MS 6495

Jusques dans le sombre sejour
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Quand nous perdons celui du jour
Newberry Library; Case MS VM 2.3 E 58r

Matthew 1. 19. Just man - A merciful pious good natured man - This gives us example to conceal the faults and failings of our friends and relations (so much as may be with prudence and justice) from the knowledge of others.
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Oh! that these truths were transcribed in my heart.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

K

K. of Kings. 1. Kings by reason of the excellency of their degree ought not only forbear to be evil, but also strive to be exemplar in virtue.
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Kisses 14. I think there's no woman wooed the man since Eve's time,
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Katherine Austen 1664. Appriel. Ma defence consiste, assouoir endurir.
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et 11 Nov 1668 A Rudd wilt buried
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Kind friend, had I not heretofore by many signs of sincere affection
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and we share with them in their felicity. Your loving friend Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

King David appointed certain Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord and to record and to think and to praise the Lord God of Israel
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So from this example, I may style much of what I have writ and say I will sing of mercy and judgment unto thee O Lord will I sing. But mercy rejoiceth against judgment
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

King David was the great example of trouble and confidence in that trouble to his meditations I resort to
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The Lord delivers them out of all.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Knead up a cake with bean flour and vinegar then bake it
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this will cure a great flux, if you drink binding things too by God's blessing
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

L

Education Let those who desire to be fathers of such children as may live in reputation among men not match with women of ill fame.
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Aristotle writes that the scents of perfumes ointments, flowers and fragrant smells serve no less for health than for delight and pleasure.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Genesis 1.3 Let there be light - The effect before the cause; this expresses the infinite power of God.
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All but the wisdom of being religious, is mere vanity and vexation of spirit.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

Lamentations, the 1 chapter. Here we see how the prophet bewailed the misery of Jerusalem
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which the Lord of his infinite goodness grant unto us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Last Friday the Whig lords being apprehensive that if any debate arose about the Spanish Treaty, the commissioners would propose an address to the Queen approving of the said Treaty.
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Questions for the address, No's 69. Yea's, 82.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

Last night a letter came here (with a fine useful present for the benefit of the family) to inquire if I would be content to have my Lady Roshaugh's niece to come and stay here with her cousin
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let it come before thee in an acceptable time in the multitude of thy mercy hear me in the truth of thy salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Last night I received a letter from my dear child showing he was very well pleased to hear I was satisfied with his resolutions (that he had formerly writ to me of being a Protestant) which he hoped God almighty will confirm and continue
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for I cast all my care wholly upon God who I know careth for me and this in all my troubles is my great consolation Thanks be to God for this unspeakable gift
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Last night S R M came here to speak with me about business of concern to me
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So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me for I trust in thy word
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Last night Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehall late advocate and his lady brought their son and only child to commit him to my care being very solicitous of it be [by] the will of God to have him spared to them having buried many
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And to sow good seed in their hearts which may free them from sin and (so) become servants to God and have fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Last night the Lord brought me safe home again, without sickness danger or any ill accident oh that I could say without sin too
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I will make it my endeavour with all men to live in peace and then I will expect the God of peace and love to be with me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Lecta tua epistola (Charissime amice) varijs affectibus
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exomnibus malis faelicem det epitum. Studiosissima tui Anna Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered
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And the heavens dropped etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Let him learn when a grave is opened, wherein a woman hath been buried, and make water in the grave
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and if it be a woman then she must do the same in a man's grave
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Let it be noted that on the 19 of July. of Dukes Peers etc. to the number of 27 all of her council engaged to stand true to Queen Jane.
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Whereupon were sent two of their emissaries from Rotterdam into England who were to pretend themselves Anabaptists and preach against baptism of infants. and preach up a fifth Monarchy upon Earth.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Let me ever give praise to thy name for thy mercies, and receiving the satisfaction of my hopes
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And preserve me from worshipping or loving any vain imagination and making anything be my confidence besides thee.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Let me see thee o Light of mine Eyes
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the true vine who art my Lord & my God amen & amen.
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Let no new principles in government corrupt your loyalty.
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For this may be effected by what is most barbarous and fierce in human nature but for the other there is required all that is mild, amiable, divine; both as to wisdom, and as to temper ----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Let not my sins O Lord rise up to my future condemnation
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or cause its enemies to blaspheme
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Let the example following divert your wishes and your aims at the estates of friends
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And be the raiser of your fortune and leave the rest to God, and he will do better than your own projects can.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Let us endeavour to follow this holy Doctrine
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and more than the tongue of me an unworthy sinner can express
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Let us in affliction never doubt of God's mercy
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and sacrifice ourselves to his will as Abraham would his Son upon the Altar
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Let us not be startled by the variety of Religions and opinions in the world.
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As well as Esther and Judith and Deborah.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Let us not forget ourselves, but remember what we are
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we must go on to our house of hope, to our true eternity
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Let us not value this world as we see it full of varieties
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with assurance is our greatest consolation
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Let your first action be the lifting up of your hands and mind to Almighty God by hearty prayer;
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Think that only by a virtuous life and good actions you may become valuable, and otherwise through vice and sloth you may be esteemed labes generis one of the greatest curses that can happen to a man.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Leviticus; 1 chapter. Here we see God commanded them to offer up an offering for their sins
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in him we have redemption through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Liberty cannot be maintained but by virtue, temperance, moderate desires and contented minds
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this is an uncontested truth that liberty and religion live and die together
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Lift up your heads o ye gates and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors
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even the Lord of host He is the king of glory
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Like a Company of Fools
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An Ass to lose his plate.
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

Like as poor debtors Most honourable and my very good Lady, desiring to pay that their poverty keepeth back
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in this showing the property of the tongue,in the other the verity of the matter. The Lord God preserve your grace with his favour to the performation of his honour and all our comforts.
British Library; MS Royal 17.B. XVIII

Like as the hart desires the water brooks so panteth my soul after Thee O God
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Put thy trust in God for I will yet give him thanks for the help of my countenance and my God. O put thy trust etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Look for an Index in a little black book wherein is contained an Index of the History of the World
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At the end of this book, see for an Index.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Look we down with humility
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with faith unto Christ's righteousness
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith
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Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Lord bless my up rising, and my down sitting
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all thy creatures, now, henceforth and for evermore, amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord for Thy tender mercy's sake lay not our sins to our charge but forgive that is past
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now and ever more amen
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Lord give me repentance
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praise the Lord o my soul
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Lord how are they increased that trouble me?
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Thou hast not forsaken them who depends on thy promises, and seekes thee with a true sincere heart. Read 27 Psalm.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Lord I am not worthy that thou should'st come under my roof
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O Lamb of God which takest away the sins of the world have mercy upon me
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

Lord I beseech thee bless guide and keep my dear husband and me
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and comfort of our own poor souls, Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee grant I may lie down
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pardon I humbly beseech thee amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee grant I may lie down
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mercy and pardon I humbly beseech thee, Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee grant I may lie down
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and pardon I humbly beseech thee. Amen. Amen.
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee have mercy upon my dear husband
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his soul in the bundle of Life amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee have mercy upon my servants
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their souls in the bundle of life, amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee if it be thy blessed will
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shall seem best to they most heavenly wisdom, amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord I beseech thee pardon all my sins
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thrice blessed and undivided trinity amen, Alleluiah
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Lord imprint every day more in me and my children the marks of thy bounty, that we should receive so much, and deserve so little.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Lord Jesus since thou art pleased my time is come
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everlasting in the true belief of thee who art my only saviour. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Lord now I walk in the midst of trouble
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O now be merciful to thy poor creature.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Lord since in thy providence thou hast thought fit that I should go a journey this day let me still have thy word in my heart to be a light to my paths
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for I desire mercy for myself and all mine and all that are thine for the merits of thy son
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Lord what is man that thou art so mindful of him!
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for it is thou O God that givest strength and power unto thy people. Blessed be God.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

Loving Father My love & duty remembered to you and my mother
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remember our love to Mr Stone and his wife. And so I rest Your loving and obedient daughter Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Loving Friend | This is to desire thee to go to a vulture-like man called an attorney, and take of him a paper signed with two seals, and carry it to a serpentine man called a bailiff, and let him seize upon the earthly tabernacle of John Bishop, for he has broken up the generation box of Deborah Fowles a sister of the light.
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Let him be brought before a lambskin man and let him do unto him according to their law
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Objection against Luther Luther to preach against the mass was persuaded by reasons suggested to him by the Devil himself disputing with him.
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Or that others would make his dissuasion from it an argument for it. (as we see papists do) and be afraid of following Luther as confessing himself to have been persuaded by the Devil.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

M

Dr Burnet Mrs Walkeir of Geneva lost her sight when she was but a year old in being too near a stove that was very hot.
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The execution of thieves and robbers they thought most pleasing to the gods but wanting them they did not spare the innocent.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

July 1. 1711. Sunday Most gracious God who dost permit, encourage, nay, command us to make our requests to thee, assist me with thy grace so to advert to the almighty goodness of thy divine nature, and the indigence of my own.
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Oh my God direct me to provide for my future state; and to secure the everlasting happiness of another life --------
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Madam I have also thought good to put to an point all my worldly affairs that I may with the more quietness of mind meditate on the kingdom of heaven and my own salvation.
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and a joyful departure into his heavenly Kingdom where we shall have I hope a joyful meeting through the precious merits of Jesus Christ into whose gracious protection I heartily commit your Ladyship for now and ever Your Ladyship's to death (signed) Margaret Cunningham
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

Madam I have also thought good to put to an point all my worldly affairs that I may with the more quietness of mind meditate on the Kingdom of heaven and my own salvation.
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and a Joyful departure into his heavenly Kingdom where we shall have I hope a Joyful meeting through the precious merits of Jesus Christ into whose gracious protection I heartily commit your Ladyship for now & ever Your Ladyship's to death Margaret Cunningham
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

Madam It has been the common Imputation of the Tyrants of the other Sex, that Women had neither Learning, Prudence nor Conduct, and therefore were fit only to be the Drudges of Mankind.
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because I am Madam Your most Humble and Obedient Servant. Marie Burghope
Huntington Library; MS EL 35/B/62

Madam. Sister and Aunt. Since the right of succession to my kingdoms has been declared to belong to you and your family, there have always been disaffected persons who by particular views of their own interest have entered into measures to establish a prince of your blood in my estates even whilst I am yet living.
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I will come into it with zeal; provided it does not derogate from my dignity, which I am resolved to maintain ---
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

Madam, that one unknown to your Ladyship has emboldened herself to salute you with a few grapes of her collection, I hope your Ladyship shall not altogether mislike of
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Thus in all your Ladyship's most humble and affectionate servant, Esther Inglis
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

Madam. This opportunity is very illustrious for me: in the most happy and brightest of conjunctures, I have the honour to render to your Majesty, on the part of the King my Master, public testimonies of all the sentiments which engage him to your sacred person.
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These virtues so rare and uncommon in negotiations, have been reciprocal in the course of this last treaty; and are a presage and foundation of a firm and durable union; which puts into your Majesty's and my Master's hands the balance of all the powers in Europe.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Madam | It were arrogance in me to believe myself able to administer any christian comforts to your Ladyship, whose whole life hath been, the best example of piety and holy patience
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so long as it shall please him here to continue me, I shall continue that most zealous duty; and entire affection, with which I have always honoured your Ladyship, and though the inconsiderablenesse of my own person, render that not so valuable, as it might be in others more excellent, yet I beseech your Ladyship to accept it since it is not more real in any than in | Your Ladyship's | Most obedient humble | servant | Lucy Hutchinson
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu1

Madam. | This is to acquaint your Ladyship that your letter came safe to my Lord's hands,
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And indeed the best thing you can do to yourself, is to beg God's forgiveness for your past faults, and to give over all your follies; for they don't become you so well now, as you thought they did five and thirty years ago -
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Madame, Orinda, though withdrawn, is not from you; In lines so full of Spirit, sure she lives
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how Sovereign of bliss it's to be yours, Madame Your Ladyship's Most humble, & most devoted Servant Polexander
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Mahomet the son of Abdalla a vicious pagan was born posthumous at Jesrab then a village of Arabia
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Yea some madly put out their eyes to see no worldly thing after, and there spend the rest of their days.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F41

make a bolster with flax to cover all the top of the forehead
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lay it to the aggrieved party's temples when they settle themselves to sleep, let no noise be made to disquiet them at that time
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Make a poultice with milk and oatmeal, beaten small
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spread this upon a piece of leather pricked full of holes and lay it hot to the bruise or strain
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Make almond milk with plantain water, or else boil plantain leaves in the water whereof you make your almond milk
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drink a good draught three hours afore dinner and drink another three or four of the clock in the afternoon and eat often conserve of red roses
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Make broth with a chicken, and put into it plantain
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give of it in the morning and at four of the clock and at night
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

make one place of a hearth very hot sweep it clean, then take one handful of bay salt
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take some of the powder of the nutmegs, and put it into sack, drink it and it will ease you
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant. Save me for thy mercy's sake. Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. Who can wonder if with trouble I leave this place [Pitfirrane] where I have enjoyed so many blessings and that I am going where there is so many snares and temptations
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Then shall it be written in the volume of thy books that I delight to do thy will oh my God and thy law is within my heart Lord say
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Many differs upon the author of this epistle but all generally conclude who ever was the penman the holy spirit of God was the dictator
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unto the King eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Many eminent dreams has been observed of the family of the Wottons.
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by his sending a letter to the college [Eton College] to know whether the coll. was not robbed by such parties which they could not discover but by the intimation of the dream.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Many have thought it no lost time to exercise their wits in the praises of diseases
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and even his last hours and speak unto his saviour when he is within a moment of him
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

Many women have had great Afflictions.
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God the Father of peace[?], God the son the prince of peace, God the holy spirit the
British Library; Add. MS 4454

1582 Margaret Honywood the 4th of November
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Katherine Honywood entered into this world upon the thirteen day of May 1637 about eight of the clock at night and was Christened at Elmsted the 23 of the said month.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

May I as readily receive losses with patience as thy bounty with gladness.
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And that hand of Love will crown me. Amen.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

May I O Lord at the hour of death
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may resign my soul to thy conduct and protection
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

May it please those most gracious eyen
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with hearty prayers for your Majesty/
British Library; Add. MS 10037

May it please your Grace
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permit me with all Humility to profess myself My Lord, Your Grace's Most humble, thankful, and obedient Servant MA
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. poet. 154

May it please your Royal Highness, I have not presumed in any manner to approach your royal presence, since I have been marked with the brand of banishment.
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God preserve your R. H. and keep me in your favour as I am your Royal Highness's most humble and most obedient servant E. Clarendon.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

May it please your Royal Highness. The opposition I have appeared in to your Royal Highness interest, has been such as I have scarce the confidence to be a petitioner to you,
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for no fear of death can work so much with me, as so great an obligation will forever do upon
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

May it please your Royal Highness. Though I expect Mr Harley every moment in return from your Court and thereby shall have another opportunity of doing myself the honour to present your Royal Highness with my most humble duty,
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I shall study to do everything which may demonstrate the profound veneration and respect wherewith I am may it please your Royal Highness
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

May not the thoughts of death dismay me
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For Highbury, and for the Swan my buildings, may they never possess my desires, or swallow my heart.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Meanwhile the Queen fanning a secret fire
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Which done her whole life vanished into air
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu1

Meditation is the life of action. And no act can be well performed that is not duly considered, and the advantage or prejudice represented, which may be the result of their performance
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direct these following meditations (which I intend to place on what is recorded of thy servant St Peter) that every step of thy grace to him may raise me nearer to thy self that sower and reaper may rejoice together
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Meditations on the Book of Leviticus
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On the 2nd Chapter etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Meditations on the Book of Psalms.
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On the 2nd Part etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Meditations on the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans
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On the 3rd Chapter etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Meditations on the First Epistle of Saint Paul to Timothy.
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A conclusory meditation on all the other meditations.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Meditations on the Prophecy of Jeremiah.
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On the 2nd Chapter etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Meditations on the Several Chapters of the Apocrypha.
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On the 2nd Chapter etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Meditations on the Several Chapters of the New Testament.
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On the 2nd Chapter etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Men of the world join to call zeal in religion madness
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that are much more contrary to natural reason than the others
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Mendaces Fatuos, de quorum pectore nugas
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Militiam hic iactat, Doctrinam iuris et alter
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Mens avara semel vinculis cupidatatis astricta
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Vende animam lucro.
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Metellus a Roman consul saying when he was urged to take an oath which he thought would prejudice the commonwealth
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or else things stand as now do, it will be best for me to be furthest off
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Mi vir gaudeo te valere, & quod mater mea
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I commit you to the protection of the Almighty. Vale Your loving wife Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Mine eldest brother almost surprised by the messenger of death, sent for his wife
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without any suspicion of those discourtesies which wee have since found
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Mine eldest brother's wife being married to Sir Thomas Hamon
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As I have done so God hath requited me
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Mine own dear love I no sooner conceived a hope that I should be made a mother by thee but with it entered the consideration of a mother's duty and shortly after followed the apprehension of danger that might prevent me for executing that care, I so exceedingly desired
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Thus humbly desiring God to give thee all comfort in this life and happiness in the life to come I leave thee and thine to his most gracious protection: Thine inviolable Eliza Joscelin
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Mine own dear love I no sooner conceived an hope that I should be made a mother by thee but with it entered the consideration of a mother's duty
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I send it only to the eyes of a most loving husband and of a child exceedingly beloved to whom I hope it will not be altogether unprofitable thus humbly desiring God to give thee all comfort in this life and happiness in the life to come I leave thee and thine to his most gracious protection. Thine inviolable Eliza Jocelin
British Library; Add. MS 4378

1. Miracles
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22. If this book be not the word of God then the world is left without a law which to imagine is absurd.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

Misery cometh not forth of the dust neither doth affliction spring out of the earth there
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which the lord hath promised to those that love him, for we must through many afflictions enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Moman Malls maide Mary Chapmanwages is 2-5-the yeare due to her at Midsummer 1660 three years wages payde to her this 20 of April six pounds
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washmaide Susan Hankinwages is forty five shillings the yeare she is paide to this presant 25 of March 1661
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds; Lt q 32

Monseigneur, entendant le departement de votre Seigneurie hors de ce Royaume
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qu'il vous a fait naitre noblement illustre et vertueux:De votre Srie: la tre shumble seruante, Esther Inglis.
Royal Library; Thott 323

Monseigneur, les rares vertues dont le Createur vous a orné
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Je demeurai à Jamais, votre trés humble servante, Esther Inglis
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K292

Most authors steal their works, or buy,
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Garth did not write, his own Dispensary.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

Most gracious God and my most merciful father, in Jesus Christ, how exceedingly are we wretched creatures, bound unto thy excellent majesty
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and mediation in his name, and in the words, which Christ hath taught us saying. Our father etc.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

Most Gracious, most Glorious, most wise immortal and everlasting
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thanksgiving adoration and obedience now henceforth and for evermore Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Most gracious sovereign We your majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects
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all that is dear to us in defence of such inestimable blessings
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

Most merciful Father, I thy poor Creature
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be all glory, honour and power, both now and evermore. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Most mighty God great and terrible which hast made heaven and earth with all their ornament
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may be agreeable to thy holy laws and acceptable unto thee through thy dear son Jesus my only mediator and advocate. So be it.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Most mighty gracious and righteous Lord, which dost teach Sinners in the way
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

Most Reverend | I thank God I do take my pilgrimage patiently yet I cannot but condole the change of the Church and State of England.
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So the Lord preserve your Lordship in health, for the nation's good and the benefit of your friends;
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Mr. Campny a Savoyard friar, of the order of Saint Bennet, is to be the bringer to you, of news from me, by means of this letter;
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The assurance I have of your civility, hindereth me for to write farther of him to you, or to say any more of this business.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Mr Chany a gentleman in Queen Elizabeth's time when she was at Tilbury
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Upon his tomb near Chattame is the picture in stone of a horse's head in memory of this remarkable ingratitude.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Mr Doctor assure yourself, neither the Greek, or Latin Poets, French, Italian, Spanish, or English Poets
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This is our King, our happiest fate.
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

Mr Jerome said again unto them: you will condemn me wickedly and unjustly
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which was the just hundred year after according to the right account of Jerome's prophecy
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

Mr Johnson died the 18th day of November 1633 and was buried the one and twentieth of the same month
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and to leave him that they might not hinder him of his passage
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Mr Spectator. Thirty year ago I remember to have seen at Kingsland an hospital for no noses.
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I am of opinion that if instead of building fifty churches, there were erected so many receptacles for such as have lost their noses by the French p= it might be more useful at this time.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Mr William Ramsey Minister of Pettworth alias Thistleworth married Sir Charles Sedley to Mrs Ann Askew (though his wife was then living) and christened their son Charles Ann Sedley.
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I have had great do to convince my doctor of the legality of the matter; but I at last convinced him with a promise of a free school that is in my gift.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Mrs Chute, sister to Mrs Cholmondly, of Val Royal, related to me, all your ladyship has set down in Nickson's prophecy,
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But that George, the son of George, would make it a flourishing kingdom, and then foretells all sorts of prosperity, and glory, to England for a long time /
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

My Belief is in God
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trust in thee, O God, in thee O Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
British Library; MS Egerton 607

My books are like Chrysippus's,if other men's sentences were left out, the pages would be void.
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Or it may be said (as of Erasmus there is more devotion in the book, than in the writer.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

My brother left two sons and one daughter
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I shall have occasion to speak in the next place
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

My Christ and my Jesus
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and this I beg for thy son my saviours sake
British Library; MS Egerton 607

My Cousin Clinton (alias Hancock) told me that five year ago, soon after she was married; stopping in the street while a coach crossed the way; an old gentleman said to her, Mrs you need not be in fear of a coach, for you shall keep one with horses before you die.
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This I set down, that it may hereafter be seen, what comes of the matter-----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

My Cousin Morgan hath done me much harms
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I will Sing you a Welsh Song, for all that.
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham; MS Portland PwV 23

My custom hath been of late, to be in bed from nine to six, the other 15 hours I am 12 at least, alone.
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This is my will, this is my resolution, and I will declare from year to year that this I take to be my happiness.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F29

My dear & precious Sister Katherine ended her days on the 10 of July 1697 in the full assurance of faith
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& so I am bound to believe his faithful word & to trust in his mercy for even himself help me so to do, for without him I can do nothing that can be acceptable, he knoweth this is truth.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 34.5.19, fols. 184-284

My dear and precious Sister Catharine ended her days on the 10 of July 1697. in the full assurance of faith,
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and so I am bound to believe his faithful word and to trust in his mercy for even himself help me so to do, for without him I can do nothing that can be acceptable, he knoweth this is truth.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 32.4.4

My dear children I have long and much grieved for your misfortunes, and want of preferments in the world: but now I have learned in what estate soever I am therewith to be content: and account these vile and transitory things to be but vain and loss, so I may win Christ the fountain of all bliss
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That your whole spirit, souls, and bodies may be kept blameless, until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, which shall be the endless joy of your most loving mother.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

My dear Sister Elisabeth ended her days april 9th 1704. with great joy and peace in believing,
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I am hopeful I will not be long behind her, and I desire to trust to his faithful word.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 32.4.4

My dear Sister Elizabeth ended her days April 9 1704 with great joy & peace in believing
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I am hopeful I will not be long behind her, and I desire to trust to his faithful word.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 34.5.19, fols. 184-284

My Dear, The occasion of my writing this following Dialogue, was my apprehending I should die on my fourth Child
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even the Father of Mercies into whose sweet Embraces I recommend thee, remaining most good, and dear Husband, Thy much oblig'd, and most affectionate Wife MARY CAREY.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

My design in making choice of this text is not to insist upon the sin for which the Lord rejected the Jews but to consider what is recorded in the holy scripture of these two excellent men who the Lord himself names as the two that if any might prevail to stand in the gap and make up the breach it would be them
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And this ends the book of Exodus wherein is mentioned many excellent relations of the infinite power wisdom and goodness of God that whoever reads and seriously considers may glorify the God of our salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6498

My God, and my Lord, of thee I beg compassion
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This I beg for my Son my Saviour's sake
British Library; MS Egerton 607

My God grant I may begin that triumphant duty to praise thee on earth
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O let me magnify and bless thy name for that great mercy and blessing to me, surely with David thy mercies are more in number than I can count.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My God grant I may not be taken with these worldly enjoyments
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And totally attract them on thy Glory, on thy Will.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My God I do acknowledge thy providence in preferring me and bringing me in to this condition
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Thou art the Angel of the Covenant, I appeal and shelter myself, til all these calamities are over in thy time.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My God let me be assured, whatever rugged path thou hast designed and dictated for me to pass
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And what Saint did ever exceed him [St Paul] in his joys in Christ.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My God let me not think
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and this I beg of thee, my God and only Saviour
British Library; MS Egerton 607

My God my God why dost thou withdraw thy presence from me; thou knowest without thee it is impossible I should have one good thought
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Lord, make this work fit, for what I do intend it, which is to dedicate it unto thee, with my self and all that's mine, as being thine own. And so my God receive it, and dispose of it according to thy will
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

My Good Lord This being in all probability, the last time I shall ever put pen to paper, I thought it my duty to employ it in writing to you
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for our misdeeds in a blessed resurrection. Which is the hearty prayer of &c.
St. Paul's Cathedral Library; MS 52.D.14

My gracious Father, help thy servant out of the multitude of encumberances that does beset me round.
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what are the sins lie hidden and unrepented of, that thy displeasure is so many ways upon me.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

77. My great age and greater sorrows, my good Lady has so enfeebled a mind that was never strong; as to make me indeed utterly unfit even to so partial a friend as yourself dear Lady Cowper to congratulate with you Madam, that your son is again our Lord Chancellor,
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and at present think I do best to hasten and set down as a truth, that I am with respect and affection
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

My heart desires to resign the events of this world to God's blessed pleasure.
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Rather o God let him [Austen's son, Thomas] lose all that this world can given than lose that or thy grace to carry and fit him to a heavenly inheritance.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My heart I beseech you accept of their unformal lines in good part for I would willingly be a helper to the work of your salvation,
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but I pray God that every one of us according to that measure of Grace the Lord hath given us may bring our poor basket of stones to the strengthening of the walls of Jerusalem, whereof (by Grace) we are all citizen and members. Finis.
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

My heart I beseech you accept of their unformal lines in good part for I would willingly be a helper to the work of your salvation
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but I pray God that every one of us according to that measure of grace the Lord hath given us may bring our poor basket of stones to the strengthening of the walls of Jerusalem whereof (by grace) we are all both citizens & members Finis
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

My heavenly father, eternal and merciful God, thou hast manifested unto me thy dear son
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and resuscitate Emmanuel govern conserve and defend thy church, haec Melancthon
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

My life hath been nothing (ever since I was capable to observe it) but a continual interchangeable condition between good and ill
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so by him let me obtain the privileges he hath purchased for all that are his; even Grace to make fit for glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

My Lord and my God do I not daily pray, that integrity and uprightness may preserve me
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He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleave us from all unrighteousness which grant for thy mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

My Lord and my God, to thee I give all prayer and thanks
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to thee alone is all praise due to perpetuity. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

my Lord, I espy many resolved protestants
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do not join with my lips in this protestation
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

My Lord, that one unknown to your Lordship be enboldened herself to present you with a few grapes of hir collection,
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shall have some hid corner in your Lordship's cabinet, I pray God (monst noble Lord) to have you always in his keeping By your Lordship's most humble seruant, Esther Inglis.
National Library of Scotland; MS Acc. 11821

My lord when the King [Charles I] had this estate in his interest it was of such trivial value
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And I hope we shall be better able to keep it when our family have lived in credit for this 100 years without it.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My Lord your person is welcome.
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and if any man shall attempt to deprive me of my right; be it at his peril.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

My Lord | When I present this unworthy Translation to your Lordship, I sacrifice my shame to my obedience, for ('though a masculine Wit hath thought it worth printing his head in a laurel crown for the version of one of these books) I am so far from glorying in my six, that had they not by misfortune been gone out of my hands in one lost copy, even your Lordship's command, which hath more authority with me, than any human thing I pay reverence to, should not have redeemed it from the fire.
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And while I am assured of that, I bid defiance to anything that can be said against, | My Lord, | Your Lordship's | most devoted obedient | humble servant | Lucy Hutchinson
British Library; Add. MS 19333

My Lords and Gentlemen. I have been very desirous to meet you as early as I thought you might be called together without inconvenience to yourselves.
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And they who shall concur zealously with me in carrying on these good designs, shall be sure to find my kindness and favour.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

My Lords, in this great debate concerning the King's speech, the sad state and condition we are in, and the remedies thereof, I have offered you my opinion, and many lords have spoken admirably well to it, with great freedom and plainness as the case requires.
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He hath it before him and may take counsel as he thinks fit.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

My love remembered &c. Here the stately hills overtopping the humble valleys
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I beseech to send us a happy meeting Vale Your loving wife Anne Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

My loving neighbor Mr Nicholas Hallam, I am informed you are bound for Old England
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Pray sir remember my love and service to the great Queen Anne and her noble council.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

My much honoured and most compassionately affected
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your trusty Friend and most faithful servant in Christ
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

My Nansy [Austen's daughter, Anne] is busy and inquisitive in to all things of Husfry
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That she as well as I may see every day assisted, relieved through what heap of troubles God shall cast.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My own present distemper may make it a useful meditation to reflect upon the death of that worthily esteemed physician Sir Robert Cunningham who died in 48 hours of the Iliack passio
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I resign myself my child all my desires all my difficulties to be disposed of by thee as seemeth good in thy sight. Leave me not neither forsake me O God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

My punishment is for that sin.
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A poor condition God does afford contentment, as well as rich.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My son, keep my words and hide my commandments with thee.
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Bind them upon thy fingers, and write them upon the table of thine heart.
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

My son was very ill insomuch I had that day the tidings he was in a Consumption
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This day that I have fears of the loss of my son, of the loss of his land.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My song shall be always of the loving kindness of the Lord
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Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

My sorrow is great I confess
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so great a blessing as that sweet child upon me
British Library; MS Egerton 607

My strength will I ascribe unto my God.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

My troubles may be above the strength of nature
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but still his favour will shine upon me in this time of peril.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

This day 26 year my dearest Sir James was laid on his grave
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And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father to whom be glory and dominion for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

N

January 1702 1703 1 New: Year: Day - How many years are past since I at the beginning of them have made resolutions to become more watchful over all my ways, so did I this very morn - yet ere night I made a slip.
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The bread of life, and wine of elect souls, the mystical banquets of the body and blood of Christ, and all the supports and refreshments to nourish us up unto eternal life. End of this year 1704.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

January 1704 1705 1. New: year: day. I reflected with joy and sorrow upon the year past.
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The world at the best is but a very indifferent place and he is the wisest that bears himself toward it with the most indifferent affection; that is always willing to leave it, and yet patient to stay in it as long as God pleases.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F31

Mr Graeme not preaching this morning and my ill rest this last night making me unfit to read to my servants as I use to do when I am at home upon this day
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my offences which I most heartily repent and humbly beg pardon for them. Lord let me not be disappointed of my hope for all my trust is in thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

22nd Nov. [November] [..] [illegible] anno. 1664.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Ne intenderis fallaciae mulieris
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Littore quot conchae, tot sunt in amore dolores
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Ne moliaris amico tuo malum
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Potentes potenter tormenta patientur
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Nec qui praeteriit iterum
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Mors est ultimum terribilium
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Neither is there salvation in any other for there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved
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who is even at the right hand of God who also maketh intercession for us
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Neither is there salvation in any other for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved
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who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved
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who is even at the right hand of God who also maketh intercession for us
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given amongst men whereby we must be saved
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who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Nephews excuse my presumption
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And believe the writer loves your name, desires to be your friend, and forgets not she is Your only aunt Mary Honywood
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his, and let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity
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and govern our life according to its doctrines, and then we may expect God's blessing and protection
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Next to the great duty that is fit to be paid to the omnipotent God there is nothing I have been (for some late years) more anxiously industrious in than endeavouring to use all means to be just to all to whom I am owing
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And strengthened by his glorious power to give what may be effectual for the recovery of his brother that so they concerned in him may rejoice in the God of our salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Nightwatchings to the prejudice of health
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Or recompense that's worthy of their pain
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Nineveh, when Jonah the prophet was sent to preach it should be destroyed, was moved to repentance and so the tranquillity of that Empire was lengthened;
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yet was it left under a peculiar king who rebelling against the Chaldeans, as the Kings of Judah had done; tasted likewise of the same fortune, and was brought to destruction by Nebuchadnezzar.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

No advantage can countervail the loss of honesty.
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Where there's no truth, there can be no worth; and conscience can't be strained without the loss of honour.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

No man is more miserable than he that fears God as an enemy
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Yet still the fire is kept alive, it burns within, when the light breaks not forth.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

No man ought to desert the station wherein God hath placed him: but to persist in the duties thereof contemning all opposition
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O how beautiful is a succession of good things.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F38

Noli anxius esse in divitiis iniustis
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Dives et Pauper obviaverunt, utriusque operator est Dominus
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Non miseretur eorum qui assidue peccant
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Vis ergo evadere quod incertum est, age penitentiam dum sanus es
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Non omnia possumus omnes
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

Non potestis Deo servire et Mammoni.
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Cor ingrediens duas vias, non habebit successus.
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

None can receive worthily that doth not prepare himself carefully
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and love we bear to God cast away such sins as we know by ourselves
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

None can receive worthily that doth not prepare himself carefully
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fear, and love we bear to God, cast away such sins as we know by ourselves
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

None can receive worthily that doth not prepare himself carefully
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fear and love we bear to God cast away such sins as we know by ourselves
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

None can receive worthily that doth not prepare himself carefully
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love and fear that we bear to God, cast away such sins as we know by ourselves
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

None ever did express, faith or reliance upon God but they were sure to find enemies even from that reason because they make God their friend,
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and I will fly to thee, by that which may make my faith visible to others even good works therefore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Nor are you my daughter to be left out in this Duty.
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be you an example and pattern to your children. And in this I shall conclude to
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Not being determined when I began this book where to fix my morning meditations and that being occasional in the first page I have left some place for to be a memorial to myself of such things as may occur in these troublesome times And resolve now with the Lord's assistance to make the last words in Nehemiah the beginning of this
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Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Not being fit to go to church today and after having endeavoured to serve God in my private state as well as I could in my family by praying with them and reading to them
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for he it is that shall tread down our enemy or convert them and make us all of one mind and that according to the mind of Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Not being so well as to venture to church to hear Mr Grame who is this morning to preach
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That in all things I may say the will of the Lord be done
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Not only knowing the affectuous will
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and all to his honour, praise, and glory
Bodleian Library; MS Cherry 36

Not unto us O Lord but unto Thy name give the praise for thy loving mercy
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But we will praise the Lord etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Not without some reason, may any man reprehend me
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Then followed the Egyptian bondage, where all cruelty was exercised against
Cambridge University Library; MS Dd.1.18

Now curses on ye all! ye virtuous fools
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And acted somewhat, which might merit more than Hell.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Now I am sure this is the time all my monitions to me tended.
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And I shall magnify his name, whether we have it, or whether we lose it, for thy mercy hath and will endure forever.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Now I will make my confession
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who liveth and reigneth now and forever more. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Now in pursuance of the first design I had in beginning these meditations having made an end (as I could) with observations of Moses so now I will consider what is recorded in the holy scriptures of the prophet Samuel. For since by the Lord himself Moses and Samuel are mentioned together as they that were most prevalent with him in obtaining mercy for others in the place forementioned (Jeremiah 15 1 verse)
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And where I fail in this or in any other commanded duty let the blood of Jesus Christ which cleanseth from all sin be unto me wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption
National Library of Scotland; MS 6498

Now in the same chapter our Lord having shewed how he is the door by which only there is an entry made into his sheepfold
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Lord remember this thy word unto thy servant upon which thou hast caused me to hope
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Now is Mr Rich, Mr Symons, the Parliament, Mrs Pelhams unjustly taking advantage all upon me at once.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Now let her change and spare not
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Faith is not had where none is
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Now my father being dead, his eldest Son enjoys without impeachment all the estate he could expect
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Lord open the eyes of these young men that they may see thy power in requiting of my father's wrong
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Now O Lord I will praise thee with my whole heart, I will speak of all thy marvelous works, for thou hast maintained my right and my cause
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I will sing of thy power and always praise thy mercy, let heaven and earth the sea and all that therein is praise thy holy name O blessed be the Lord God world without end. So be it.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Now that I am come to the time to receive the blessed sacrament
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whether therefore you eat, or drink, do all to the glory of God
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Now we see here that Cyrus the Persian was king
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for he is our strong tower of defence, and great deliverer.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

Now when the Lord is visiting the Nation for the Transgressions of their Ways
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yet the Purposes, & Determinations of God, shall have happy Effects, to his Glory, & the Comfort of his People
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

Poets 1 Not half my love was by their wits expressed
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How much the dreams of meat feed hungry men?
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

O

C Character. 1. Of Cardinal Wolsey, he was no great dissembler for so qualified a person, as ordering his business (for the most part) so cautiously as he got more by keeping his word, then by breaking it,
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The City With serious follies reverend trifles stored, griefs to be laughed at, joys to be deplored,
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Chap 1.7 her sabbaths Or, cessations from the wonted performance of holy rites, the temple being destroyed. Psal 137.3
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Chap 5.6 given the hand. We are fain to beg our bread of strangers, having it not allowed us by those whom we serve.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Chap. 1.v.14 Let them be for signs of the weather. By their natural and ordinary operation, and by a supernatural and extraordinary sometimes they import terrible comminations to the nether world.
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It is manifest that Methusalem lived together with Adam 243 years, and Noah with Methusalem 500 years, and before Noah died Abraham was 58 year old; from whence this knowledge might come to Moses.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

1706 1 December On Wednesday the 20th of November Sir W came home seized with an apoplex and dead palsy over one side struck speechless and never spoke more, continued so till the 26th and then died.
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From fearful dreams, from terrifying imaginations; and from the power of evil spirits, good Lord deliver me.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

Josephus observes the taking of Jerusalem by Titus Vespatian did happen in the very same month, and on the very same day of the month in which Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadnezzar, viz. upon our tenth of August --
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What will follow now who can tell?
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

O Almighty and eternal God
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Our Father which art in Heaven etc
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O almighty Lord God, and my heavenly father, through Jesus Christ my saviour, in thy name and fear
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through Jesus Christ my only redeemer and advocate, in whose name I further pray as he hath taught us saying; Our father which art in heaven, etc.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O almighty lord god who only art the great Creator
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most glorious majesty to all eternity Amen Amen Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O altissimo, et potentissimo signor giesu christo
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et che sia temuto da tutti gli aduersarii del regno suo. Amen.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

O bless our gracious sovereign Anne
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No other guarantee.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

O blessed God, through my saviour Jesus Christ in whom I am well pleased, I beseech thee to hear and regard my humble prayers
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and to lead me in the way of righteousness all my life and to bring me to thy heavenly kingdom after death. So be it. Even so be it. Fines.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O blessed Jesus, I acknowledge thee to be the Lord; thou art the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
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Hold me up and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O blessed Jesus, who once offered up thy self for me on the cross and now offerest thy self to me in the sacrament, let not, I beseech thee, my impenitence and unworthiness frustrate these so inestimable mercies to me but qualify me by thy grace to receive the full benefit of them.
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Grant this, merciful Saviour, for thine own bowels and compassion sake.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O Blessed Jesus! the lord of life
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with their grounds of comfort and rules of directions
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O blessed Lord the keeper of Israel, that neither slumberest nor sleepest, be pleased in thy mercy to watch over me this night;
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but that whether I live I may live unto the Lord or whether I die I may die unto the Lord so that living and dying I may be thine through Jesus Christ
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O blessed Lord, whose mercy is over all thy works, I beseech thee to have mercy upon all men, and grant that the precious ransom which was paid by thy Son for all may be effectual to the saving of all.
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pardon all those that have done, or wished me evil and work in them and me, all that good which may make us acceptable in thy sight, through Jesus Christ
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O clap your hands together all ye people
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Hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O clap your hands together all ye people
...
even the worship of Jacob whom he loved
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O curas hominum o quantum est
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quae precepit tibi Deus illa cogita
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

O dear Lord God, I acknowledge and confess myself most unworthy of the least of thy manifold blessings
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to whom with thy eternal self and thy holy spirit, three persons and one blessed and everliving God be all praise and glory now and always amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O domine iesu christe, qui es altissimus, potentissimus
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et timeant ac formident illum, omnes hostes regni sui. Amen.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

O Eternal God, Creator of all things
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assist me with thy grace. and I shall persevere in all good ways
Firestone Library, Princeton University; RTC01 no. 62

O Eternal God gracious from the beginning and merciful to the later ending of the world
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that in all my thoughts words and actions I may seek thy glory and evermore so live in thy fear that I may die in thy favour for thy son my only saviour's sake amen.
British Library; Add. MS 27467

O eternal God, most high creator, preserver, and disposer of all things, to thee is due, all praise, honour, and worship
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be acceptable unto thee. through the merits, of thy dear son, and my only saviour, in whom you art ever well pleased. Amen.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

O ever blessed, and praised, be the name of the Lord my God, who hath done great and many things for me,
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I thy poor servant, may obtain a blessed room, in thy kingdom of glory, there everlasting to praise thy holy name.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

O Father almighty, I humbly cast down myself before the throne of thy glory, give me leave to mention before thee the death of him who paid.
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Every day will we bless thee and will praise thy name forever and ever.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O give thanks unto the Lord and call upon His name
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Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face ever more
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O God most high possessor of heaven and earth which knowest and understandest all things and governest us by thy over ruling
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O Lord enlarge my heart to fear and serve thee, and open my lips that my mouth may magnify and praise thee all the days of my life. Amen, Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O God, O my God, and the only God of all true believers
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which God of thy mercy grant me
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O god prepare our hearts to prayer
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be with us this night and evermore Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O God sent the voice of joy and health in those sad dwellings that have it not. And continue joy and gladness in those dwellings which yet have it.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O god the all-maker keep and guider
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warrant, o lord; all this with thy commandments
Bodleian Library; MS Cherry 36

O God the father, bless, save, and govern me, in all things; O Lord the son, direct, guide and protect me at all times
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that you, pardoning my sins, mayst receive me to mercy, and I may live with thee for evermore.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

O god the father of Lights, vouchsafe unto us
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and in the end: so be it
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O God Thou art my God and early will I seek Thee
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Hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O God thou hast exercised thy servant long in sorrows.
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and we shall be insecure and tossed on the point of danger til we do arrive at that everlasting haven of peace.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O God though my enemies seek to take advantage upon my weak and destitute and helpless condition
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Surely he that helps those that cannot help themselves will disappoint their devices.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O God to thee I give all
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grant for thy son my Redeemer's sake, to whom be glory and honour. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O God wherefore art Thou absent from us so long
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O God wherefore art Thou absent from us so long
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Gracious Lord, whose mercies endure forever I thy unworthy servant who have so deeply tasted of them desire to render Thee the tribute of my humblest praises for them.
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those richer blessings thou hast prepared for those that love thee, and that for his sake, whom thou hast made the author of eternal salvation to all that obey him even Jesus Christ
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O great and glorious Lord God
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sweet Jesus, mercy to me miserable sinner
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O great and merciful God which art the helper of the fatherless the protector of widows and orphans the enlarger of captive thralls
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and vouchsafe me grace to make the best use of all that thou sendest, to the advancement of thy glory and the furtherance of my own salvation through Jesus Christ my lord and only saviour. Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O Great God Almighty
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and so let us praise thy holy name both now and ever. Amen. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O holy blessed and glorious Trinity three persons and one God have mercy upon me a miserable sinner
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let thy Spirit help my infirmities and enable me to offer up a spiritual sacrifice acceptable to thee by Jesus Christ.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O holy blessed and glorious Trinity three persons and one God have mercy upon me a miserable sinner
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O let thy spirit help my infirmities and enable me to offer up a spiritual sacrifice acceptable to thee by Jesus Christ
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O how good, how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity
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to the end he may establish our hearts unblameable in holiness before God even our Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. Amen
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O how great is this mercy?
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the light that we perceive today on the other side of the grave
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O how merciful and good art thou that vouchsafest to allow and teach men to call thee Father
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For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for now and ever. Amen.
National Archives of Scotland; MS NAS CH 12/20/11

O let not the Lord be angry and I will speak if thy presence go not with me carry us not up hence
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Make you perfect in every good work to do his will working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

O Lord, Almighty god of our Fathers
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and thine is the glory for ever and ever Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O Lord almighty, most high creator of all things which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love thee
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the good example of others and mine own happy salvation through my dear lord's only son who is the author and finisher of our faith. Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O Lord as thou hast wakened my body
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in grace and facour with thee and all good men, Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O lord assist me all the days of my life
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Jesus Christ my blessed saviour and redeemer - amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O lord assist me from my youth upward
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as it shall be most to thinge own glory Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O Lord do I ask pardon only for my self or others?
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so I may please thee in holiness
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O Lord forgive me if I erred
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and the souls of thy servants and my brethren
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O Lord give me thy servant, quiet rest this night, And grant (O God) when I shall enter into my long sleep of death
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I may live with thee, and praise thy holy name for ever, and ever
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

O Lord God Almighty
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O gracious and Loving Father, Amen, Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O Lord god almighty, that dwellest in light whereto none can attain
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

O Lord god almighty whose great name thou hast given us leave to call upon
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that he might become our righteousness with whose perfect prayers, we conclude ours. Our father etc.
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

O Lord god father everlasting, and full of pity
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left us in his holy gospel. Our Father etc
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O lord god I do most Humbly beseech thee
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and make me wise unto salvation; amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O lord god I give thee humble and hearty thanks
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from this time forth and for evermore amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O lord god I humbly beseech thee hear me
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as shall seem best to thy heavenly wisdom, amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O Lord god let thy holy Angels pitch their tents
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which Christ himself hath taught me saying; our Father etc A
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O Lord God to thee all thanks and praise belongs
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to whom I give all thanks and glory now and for evermore
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O Lord grant the king a long life Amen Amen
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As for his enemies cloathe them all with shame but upon himself let his crown flourish. Amen Amen.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Lord grant the king a long life that his years may endure throughout all generation
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Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Lord heavenly father, God of all the world, which hast commanded us to pray for others as well as for our selves
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and with Christ our Lord and king, enjoying the most happy fellowship of God the holy Ghost for evermore. So be it, so be it.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O Lord how are they increased that trouble me many one there be that say of my soul there is no help for him in his God
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Up Lord and help etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O lord I beseech thee bless, guide, keep, direct
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thy most heavenly and divine wisdom amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O lord I beseech thee bless thy church
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with a plentiful Issue from that royal stock; amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O Lord I beseech thee for my Saviour's sake
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by thy mercy Live with thee hereafter
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

O Lord I have heard thy voice and was afraid O Lord
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Hallelujah hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Lord I have sinned what shall I do
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For my sighing etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

o lord I praise thy holy name
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all done to thy glory and praise Amen Amen, Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O Lord in mercy spare this slender family in this populous contagion.
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Be entreated o God to give a cessation to the destroying Angel, to stop the rigour of the calamity.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O Lord my God shed abroad thy Love in my heart
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for my dear Saviour's sake
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

O Lord my God why hast Thou forsaken me
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But be not thou far etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Lord, pardon the wanderings and coldness of these petitions, and deal with me, not according either to my prayers or deserts but according to my wants and thy own rich mercies in Jesus Christ,
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in whose blessed name and words, I conclude these my imperfect prayers; saying. Our Father, etc.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O Lord rebuke me not in thine indignation neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure
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Cho: Away from me etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Lord so Limit my affections so restrain my exorbitant desires
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for the sake of thy only Son Jesus Christ the Righteous, amen
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

O merciful Father. Let me never forget thy testimonies of conduct.
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that if it seems good in this sight of God, to lend us that pleasant and fruitful Canaan, to possess to his Glory.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O merciful God, by whose bounty alone it is that I have this day added to my life, I beseech thee so to guide me in it by thy grace, that I may do nothing which may dishonour thee or wound my own soul,
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but that I and mine may be safe under thy gracious protection through Jesus Christ.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O merciful lord I beseech thee for my dear husband
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do it with joy and not with grief amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O most blessed Lord and heavenly father
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to all eternity, amen dear Lord, amen amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O most blessed lord and heavenly Father
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ever one god world without end: Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O most Glorious and most Gracious Lord God Jehovah
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

O most glorious and most gracious lord god!
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be unto our god and to the lamb forever amen, Halleluiah
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O most Gracious God. from whom every good and perfect gift cometh I wretched creature that am not able of myself so much as to think a good thought, beseech thee to work in me to will and do according to thy good pleasure.
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that my whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour, and glory forever. Amen.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O most gracious Lord God, I yield unto thy majesty a humble and possible praise of thanks
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and thy holy spirit a guide unto my steps until you hast brought me unto the light of thy heavenly kingdom of glory. Amen.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

O most Gracious Lord god thou sharest
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from this time forth for ever more Amen Alleluia our Father etc.
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O most gracious Lord who so tenderly loved mankind as to give thy dear Son out of thy bosom to be a propitiation for the sins of the whole world grant the effects of this redemption may be as universal as the design of it that it may be to the salvation of all.
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that so we may be admitted into that place of purity, where no unclean thing can enter, there to sing eternal praises to Father Son and Holy Ghost forever
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O most holy Lord God, who art of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, how shall I abominable wretch dare to appear before thee who am nothing but pollution!
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that being made free from sin, and becoming a servant to God, I may have my fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O most merciful God, who hast in thy great goodness prepared the spiritual feast for sick and famished souls, make my desires and gaspings after it, answerable to my needs of it.
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Grant this, O Lord for thy dear son's sake, Jesus Christ.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O most mighty and Eternal god, before whose presence
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sincerely through Jesus Christ our only Lord and Saviour, Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

O, most sweet saviour (Jesus Christ,) and my dear Lord, who art, the author, and finisher of my faith, redemption, and salvation
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who art able, to do abundantly, above all, that I can ask, or think. to thee be all honour, power and praise, forever more.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

O my Christ give me once more leave to Petition thee
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call, and thou wilt hear
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O my God great Almighty
...
who liveth and reigneth now and for evermore. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O my God I am not worthy
...
and hear and answer according to thy merciful nature
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O my God I no more doubt thy mercy than thy being
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as far as possible suitable to thy goodness
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O my God that hath kept me all my lifetime, keep and defend me in this temptation now.
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And who can be safe without that special aid, which I depend on in all my surprisements, and will not leave me if I go not from that father of my spiritual and temporal conduct. 114. See 131.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O my God, the only and everlasting God
...
and be you ever with him in his greatest extremity and distress
British Library; MS Egerton 607

O my God, thou hast helped thy servant through infinite many plunges, and obstacles formerly
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which sin and (the) misery to destroy mankind enforces by the Law of that deplorable necessity.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O my Lord and Father
...
thou canst not be miserable
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O noe Cousin, marriage should be peaceable
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when I have parted with my interest, can render a compensation.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O praise God in His holiness praise Him in the firmament
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Hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O praise the Lord all ye heathen praise him all ye nations
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Hallelujah endureth forever hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O praise the Lord all ye heathen praise him all ye nations
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the truth of the Lord endures for ever praise the Lord
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem
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Yea because etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

O Re omnipotente, et signore degli eserciti. il quale per gli angeli tuo, cio deputati
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et vnit possiamo insieme ingenochiarsi laudare, et benedire te il quale viui, et regni nel secolo senza fine. Amen. Finis
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

O Rex omnipotens et domine exercituum, qui per angelos tuos ad illud deputatos
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copulati concordia et unitate laudemus te, qui viuis, et regnas ad omnem aevi eternitatem. Amen.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

O righteous Lord, who hateth iniquity, I thy sinful creature cast myself at thy feet acknowledging that I most justly deserve to be utterly abhorred and forsaken by thee
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Grant this for Jesus Christ his sake.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O seigneur Jesus Christ, tres haut tres puissant
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etre redoubt et craint de tous les ennemis de son royaume.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

O sweet Lord that hast awaked me in health, and safety, to this present light, I humbly praise thy holy name
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and the furtherance of my own salvation, through my blessed saviour Christ Jesus. and
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

O that Heaven would direct me what I should do, whether I shall glorify his name by a contemplative private life, or by an active public life.
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We are not to disclose the secrets of a King. But it is honourable to reveal the works of God.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O that my heart might be a humble heart
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I shall lay them on thy Alter of praise and thanksgiving, all the days of my life
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O the unsearchable riches of Christ in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
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Blessed be the Lord of heaven and earth who only doth wondrous things, and blessed be his glorious name forever more.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O this day in the multitude of things I am aweary.
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Yet in patient bearing and forbearing, he went beyond all men before him.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O thou eternal word, by whom in the beginning all things were made
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to whom we give our most humble thanks for all thy unspeakable goodness, do farther beseech as thou hast taught us, Our Father, etc.
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

O thou Father of mercies, who art kind even to the unthankful, I acknowledge myself to have abundantly experimented that gracious property of thine;
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grant that I may not only offer thee thanks and praise but may order my conversation aright that so I may at the last see the salvation of God through Jesus Christ.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O thou fountain of all goodness, from whom every good and perfect gift cometh, and to whom all honour and glory should be returned.
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Grant this, O merciful Father, through the merit and mediation of my crucified Saviour.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

O thou great sovereign Lord
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Nay: and to be belov'd even unto jealousy
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

O thou natural vice of envy. How ready to be filled with it
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She can have no triumph over me, nor I can have no loss.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

O trpuissant roi, et seigneur des armees, lequel par tes anges a ce deputz
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nous allier en concorde et unit, priser, et louer toi qui vis et regnes au monde sans fin.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

O when shall God's holy word be revealed
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O come Lord Jesus come quickly
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

O wondrous blessing of religion
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and more capable to make it happy than what it poses here
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

observe to a pound of quinces, one pound of sugar, and a pint of liquor
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slice your ginger thin and put it in stirring it well together after it cometh off the fire this is your rough marmalade
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Oct: 10:1697 On a sermon preached by Dr Walls on John 3:5.
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or seek if we were not to find
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Of all men those have reason least to care
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For judging ill, is of all faults the worst
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Of Angels ----------- 9 ------------- 1
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For God's assistance in my straights ----------- 155
British Library; Add. MS 4454

1. Of Steadfastness in Religion -
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6. Days of thy youth. Ecclesiastes 12.1.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

Of which the honour due to thy parents is such a part as cannot be separated for God commands it Honour thy father and thy mother it is the first commandment
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I have no need to speak to thee how far a father ought to be obeyed but humbly desire of God to continue him in his good desires with long life that he may bring thee up in the fear of the Lord and to give thee a heart ready to embrace all religious learning
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Offer unto god praise and pay thy vows unto the most high, for he that offereth praise glorifieth God.
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and lift up their voice to declare his worthy praise, for he saveth and delivereth all that call upon his name, and besides him there is no other saviour
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Oh blessed Jesus who left nothing undone that might evidence thy taking our nature upon thee and by thy transcendent suffering death and burial sanctified all afflictions
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never to be mentioned again except it be to magnify the invaluableness of thy mercy that exceeds all things but it self
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Oh eternal God and merciful father which art the light which no man can attain unto
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our saviour Jesus Christ, to whom with the father and the holy spirit be all honour and glory for evermore
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Oh eternal God, and merciful father which art the light which no man can attain unto
...
our saviour Jesus Christ, to whom with the father and the holy spirit be all honour and glory for evermore
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Oh eternal God, and merciful father which art the light which no man can attain unto
...
our saviour Jesus Christ, to whom with the father and the holy spirit be all honour and glory for evermore
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Oh eternal God and merciful father which art the light which no man can attain unto
...
our saviour Jesus Christ, to whom with the father, and the holy spirit be all honour and glory for evermore
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Oh how great is the mystery of godliness God manifest in the flesh and to this beareth witness both prophets and apostles for the prophet Esay foretells of this day's wonder
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Lord let all things be done decently and in order for thy glory and our mutual consolation in our Lord Jesus Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Oh Lord God, father everlasting and full of pity, I most miserable and wretched sinner do utterly despair of salvation
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to serve thee in righteousness and holiness all the days of my life by the assistance of thy holy spirit
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Oh Lord God, father everlasting and full of pity I most miserable and wretched sinner do utterly despair of salvation
...
to serve thee in righteousness and holiness all the days of my life, by the assistance of thy holy spirit
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Oh Lord God, father everlasting and full of pity, I most miserable and wretched sinner do utterly despair of salvation
...
to serve thee in righteousness and holiness all the days of my life, by the assistance of thy holy spirit
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Oh Lord God father everlasting and full of pity I most miserable and wretched sinner do utterly despair of salvation
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to serve thee in righteousness and holiness all the days of my life by the assistance of thy holy spirit
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Oh Most glorious most gracious and merciful lord god
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hath taught us to pray unto thee saying; our Father which art etc.
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh my God and saviour if I come to thee only because thou hast said if ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it
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and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Oh my God and saviour if I come to thee only because thou hast said if ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it
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and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Oh my God and saviour if I come to thee only because thou hast said if ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it
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and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Oh my God and saviour if I come to thee only because thou hast said if ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it
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and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Oh my God forgive I most humbly beseech thee my want of attention in hearing, my negligence in reading, and my want of retention when I have heard thy word read or preached
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but let thy word take deep root in my heart to bring forth fruit
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Oh my God forgive I most humbly beseech thee my want of attention in hearing, my negligence in reading, and my want of retention when I have heard thy word read or preached
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but let thy word take deep root in my heart to bring forth fruit
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Oh my God forgive I most humbly beseech thee my want of attention in hearing, my negligence in reading, and my want of retention when I have heard thy word read or preached
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but let thy word take deep root in my heart to bring forth fruit
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Oh my God forgive I most humbly beseech thee my want of attention in hearing, my negligence in reading, and my want of retention when I have heard thy word read or preached
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but let thy word take deep root in my heart to bring forth fruit
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Oh my God I confess thou art slack in executing judgment slow to anger, and of long sufferance
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I humbly ask pardon for these my weak and imperfect prayers. Our father etc.
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Oh my God I confess thou art slack in executing judgment, slow to anger, and of long sufferance
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I humbly ask pardon for these my weak and imperfect prayers. Our father etc.
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Oh my God I confess thou art slack in executing judgment, slow to anger, and of long sufferance
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I humbly ask pardon for these my weak and imperfect prayers. Our father etc.
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Oh my God, I confess thou art slack in executing judgment, slow to anger and of long sufferance
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I humbly ask pardon for these my weak and imperfect prayers. Our father etc.
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Oh my God to rehearse thy mercies to me it is impossible
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run headlong upon my own ruin
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious, Box 1, Folder 13

Oh that with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven (though weak and unfit to go into thy house this day and the place where thy honour dwells)
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To the praise of the glory of his grace wherein let me be accepted in the beloved
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Oh the deadness of mine heart
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no quickenings of his spirit in an holy life
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh the deep infidelity of my false heart
...
drives away the spirit of my god
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh the perplexing trouble of my distracting thoughts!
...
hurried away with a crowd of vain imaginations
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh, woe is me! How is the crown fallen
...
these the words of complaint
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh! how do I feel the savageings
...
reconciliation with my god through Jesus Christ
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh! how, how can mine heart be right
...
from this body of sin and death
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh! Oh the dunghill of mine unclean heart
...
not knowing how to lay open my soul
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Oh! what a misery it is to have been happy
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without thee my soul refuseth to be comforted
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Omnis natura bestiarum
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Qui inconsideratus est ad loquendum, sentiet mala.
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

On reading some books recomending informal piety and devotion
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O let me never more depart from thee O Lord
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

On the rest of the 10th chapter of Esther. Here is repeated God's blessing to his people
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and praise him for his infinite mercies
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Amos. Here again the Lord sends another prophet to declare to the Israelites
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but increase, that so we may live forever, and be received to glory
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Baruch. He writ a book during the captivity of Babylon
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Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 3 persons and one God, have mercy on me.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Daniel. Here we see that the Lord always had an eye to the children of Israel
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and bring us to his heavenly kingdom, there to dwell with him forever.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Deuteronomy. There Moses blessed them saying the Lord God make you 1000 times as many more as you are
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do all in the name and praise and glory of God, to whom be all honour and power now and for evermore.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Ecclesiastes. Here Solomon shows us great truths
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which life God of his mercy brings us to, for Jesus Christ our redeemer's sake.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Ecclesiasticus. All wisdom comes from the Lord
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to whom be all praise and honour and glory now and forevermore.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Esther. Here in this chapter was the strict order for wives to obey their husbands
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for he delights in mercy and loving-kindness.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Exodus. The doing no ill nor violence God rewards
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O Lord reject me not, but forgive my iniquities: which God of his mercy grant.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Ezekiel. Here did Ezekiel see a vision of the throne of God
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for the comforts he hath sent, and given us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Ezra. Let us, when God hath blessed us, build up our heart unto the Lord.
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and doth not desire the death of a sinner.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Genesis. The first thing we read of is God's creation of the world.
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O let us ever do right and justice, and the Lord will bless us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Habakkuk. A complaint against the wicked that persecute the just
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and be ever thankful for his great benefits to us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Haggai. The Lord here sends a prophet to prophesy
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and for ever, bringing us to the life eternal.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Hosea. Here the Lord sent we see another prophet to call them to repentance.
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and always call upon his holy name forever and ever.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Isaiah. Here was a vision which the prophet saw
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that so we may not be forsaken, but received to life everlasting.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Isaiah. Here was a vision which the prophet saw
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that so we may not be forsaken, but received to life everlasting.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Jeremiah. Here the Lord sent his holy spirit upon this prophet
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and be heartily sorry for our misdoings, so will he pardon us, and have mercy on us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Job. Here we may see a man of patience, what plenty he had of all things
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then shall we inherit everlasting joy and felicity.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Joel. Here the Lord, by his prophet Joel, exhorts them to repentance
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and let us ever give thanks for his goodness to us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Jonah. Here God commanded Jonah to preach to Ninevah
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desiring not the death of any, but that they should repent and live.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Joshua. Thus Joshua had the command of the Israelites
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that we may obey him, and not follow after other Gods in whom there is no truth.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Judges. Judah went up to fight with the Canaanites, and had victory over them.
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but let us fear the name of the Lord, and take care to perform what we vow to pay it.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Judith. Here we see that the King Nebuchadnezzar had the victory
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o praise him now and forever.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Leviticus. Here we see God commanded them to offer up an offering for their sins
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in him we have redemption through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Malachi. This was one of three prophets which God raised up
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Amen, Amen, sweet Jesus; Lord God of Hosts, Amen.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Micah. Another prophet here comes to declare their sin of their idolatry to them
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and seat us in his kingdom of glory.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Nahum. Ninevah was destroyed by reason of their sin
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let us ever pray for to our Lord God of Hosts.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Nehemiah. O let us ever pray this prayer, that God will hear us in affliction
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o let us put off all vileness, and let us become holy unto the Lord.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Numbers. There the children of Israel was numbered, but the Levites they was not numbered.
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and to endeavour to be admitted amongst the elect, to him who is most holy.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Obadiah. Here the Lord raiseth the Iraelites another prophet
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and give us everlasting life; and ever let us praise his holy name.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Proverbs. Wisdom is to receive instruction
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and bring us into life everlasting, where we shall be in the heaven of heavens.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Ruth. Now may we see that a mother-in-law, and two daughters did well agree together.
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O let us wash our hands in innocency before we go to his altar of praise and thanksgiving.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Samuel. Elkannah had two wives, and God did send him children by the one.
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and the Lord will pardon us for ever, and we shall be happy.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of St. Luke. Here we see that Zachariah was a priest
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which kingdom the Lord in his mercy bring us to.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of St. Mark. Here we see that John Baptist came to prepare the way before our Saviour
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and so with his pardon we shall have life for evermore.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of St. Matthew. Here we see came Jesus, and his happy birth was of a virgin
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so shall we live forever in the highest heavens, seeing our Lord Jesus our Redeemer.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the Lamentations. Here we see how the prophet bewailed the misery of Jerusalem
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which the Lord of his infinite goodness grant unto us.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 2nd Book of the Chronicles. Here Solomon was strengthened in his kingdom
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and in obeying him, we shall obey our great Lord and our God.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 2nd Book of the Kings. Now Ahaziah fell through a window and was sick
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and let our mouths show forth his praises continually.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 2nd of Esdras. Here Esdras reproves the people for their sinfulness
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and let the Lord God ever be magnified.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 2nd of Samuel. Now David heard of Saul's death and he did mourn
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and ever magnify his holy and blessed name, now and forever.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 2nd of the Maccabees. A letter was writ from the Jews into Egypt
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and to receive us into their Kingdom, which is for ever; there are we blest forever.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the Song of Solomon. Let us say here as the church said to Christ
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and grant us his great mercies, in pardoning our offences.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 1st Book of the Kings. There may we see God's great goodness to David
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I beseech Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 1st of Esdras. Here is mentioned the laws of Moses
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and cleanse us from all our sins and offences
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 1st of Maccabees. Here we see that after Alexander was dead
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for he redeemed Israel from all their sins.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the 1st of the Chronicles. Here they set down the generation from Adam to Abraham's children
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which blessing of his free mercy, God grant unto them, and us their parents.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of the Wisdom of Solomon. Let us here strive to attain wisdom
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through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Tobit. Here is the life of Tobit declared
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o Lord save thy people and bless thine inheritance.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Zechariah. Here the Lord sent another prophet to help them in their works
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through his unspeakable mercies, and lovingkindness.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st chapter of Zephaniah. Still we see here the goodness of God
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for we are then blest forever, with his mighty power.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 1st Psalm. David was a godly man, and one that was according to God's own heart
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and let us sing him praises daily, and hourly for to him is all praise due.
Huntington Library; MS Z Early X Eng. 1620 LF 297343

On the 28th day of this month, Lady Cowper was delivered of a girl stillborn.
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I am not apt to lament the dead; but less for such as never lived.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

On thinking of a more public station, Lord
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teach me rather to rejoice in the gifts of others than to covet them myself
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

One thing there is though I can't speak to it because I am bound up by the orders of the House:
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This is a thing I was in hopes I should never have heard asserted when the beginning of it was from the House of Commons.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

One troubled his friend was like to die.
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There is no comparison betwixt a saint and a sinner.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

One who reads these words and no more may be at a stand to consider what it can be that is able to do all this
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but this chiefly that we should believe in the name of his son Jesus Christ and love one another
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Orabat autem scelestus
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Psallam spiritu, psallam et mente
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Others may praise what they do love
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And too high by us to be praised
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Our adversaries do see our cause is so apparently right
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now at this time which I am in Law with by my Sis. Austen.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Our blessed Lord who came into the world to save man by suffering, would not want any circumstance that might heighten the meritoriousness of it
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Therefore I will rejoice in the Lord and joy in the God of my salvation who endured such contradiction of sinners to purchase peace to all believers Oh for ever may thy glorious name be praised
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Our Blessed Saviour on the Cross gave Himself for us; and in the Sacrament of His Dearth and Passion he gives Himself to us.
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Our estate is sunk now almost to half it was, which seems to be a paradox.
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There is nothing but has interruptions and these little things may blow away.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Our laws disable those that are under covertbaron from disposing by will and testament any temporal estate but no law prohibiteth any possessor of moral and spiritual riches to impart them unto others
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which composure because it cometh forth imperfect from the pen doth the more expect to be supplied and made up by practise and executing Sis approbanit To Goad
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Our life should be employed chiefly to meditate upon such things as may enlarge our repentance and increase our devotion
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and then it may be an example to others and an occasion of bringing glory to thee when mercy is extended unto me who am the vilest of transgressors
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Our Lord after he was risen appeared several times before his diffident disciples would believe his resurrection though he had foretold them of it even before his sufferings
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I cannot think one good thought but by the help of my God I can do all things through him that strengthens me and so all things are easy to them that believe
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

Our Lord who knew our frame found it necessary to command us to do something in remembrance of him
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to the eternal immortal and ever wise God be ascribed all glory world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Our sins are great, and what Creature can own they have none?
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with whom we shall inherit our salvation
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Out of the deep have I called unto Thee O God
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but there is mercy with thee therefore shalt Thou be feared
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Overloving and depending on the creature will make it a kind of idol
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it robs the first cause of what belongs only to him
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

P

A Pindaric ode to Eu: Proud and ingrateful idol now 'tis plain
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As the suns beams put out our fires below.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Abel's paper the 31 of January going about to prove King Charles the author of Eikon Basilike; gave occasion for this reply.
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But sooner, or later, the pious frauds of all parties will be manifest to the world.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Cornwall plenteous in tin mines.
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wonders of the peak and other parts, hath a peculiar nature, almost miraculous to other countries, as the natural wonders of their regions are to us.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Lord Bacon page 1st 131
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Mr Blackall 568
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

Parishes in England and Wales beside chapels, 9500.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Parties by turns, make us all slaves
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Fools ruin fools, both help to enrich knaves.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

Peace was one of the great legacies that our Lord left his servants and as peace with him is the chiefest of blessings so peace with others is what only can be valued by the want of it
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so wilt thou be glorified by me, and all that love thy name will praise thee evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Perhaps I may change my condition after I have answered some designs.
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A rich woman must not marry with a person of mean fortune.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Perhaps you gentlemen expect today
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Pass for a wit at this unlucky time
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Perigrinatio non facit Medicum
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et nulla ars dicitur loco
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Perseverance is one of the hardest graces to attain in Christianity and therefore David having made one. request to be taught of God he makes another to be quickened
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but from my own trouble I will take occasion to offer up a prayer for others
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Perversion of Ecclesiastic rights
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In lamblike innocence and without strife
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Physicians say there is no passion sooner transports our judgment out of his due seat then fear.
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The best and most commendable lives are those which are fitted to the common good mould and humane model, but without wonder and extravagancy.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Plead thou my cause O Lord with them that strive with me
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Glory be to the father and to the son etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Please your Ladyship receive this letter which feckless token I beseech your Ladyship to accept in good part as a sign of my hearty goodwill;
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I have written also to my Lord Marquess, which letter I must beseech you your Ladyship to present unto him and be a good instrument to move his Lordship to accept it in good part.
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

Please your Ladyship receive this tablet which feckless token I beseech your Ladyship to accept in good part as a sign of my hearty good will,
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I have written also unto my Lord Marquess which letter I must beseech your Ladyship to present into him and be a good instrument to move his Lordship to accept it in good part Malsly The 2nd of october 1622.
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

Pleasure can't be properly the end of this life
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so base a subjection of the mind to the body
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

POMPEY A TRAGEDY Translated from Monsieur Corneille
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Praise the Lord O Jerusalem praise thy God O Sion
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Glory be to the father and to the son etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Praise the Lord oh my soul and exalt the God of thy salvation who heard thee in the day of thy distress, and strengthened thee from heaven and delivered thee from that wrath purchased by sin, and turned my mourning into joy
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and shall forever pray both for myself and all I have interest in that we may attain that crown of glory purchased for all believers through the merits of our redeemer to whom be ever praise and glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Praise waiteth for thee oh God in Sion and unto thee shall the vow be performed
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Now unto God and our father be glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Prayer, and thanksgiving, is the best pleasing, and most acceptable sacrifice, that we can offer unto God.
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But we ought to have a careful respect to worship god, as he himself hath commanded. Therefore consider first,
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Prayer is the best preparation for prayer, and to whom should it be directed but unto him, whose title is, a God hearing prayer, therefore unto him shall all flesh come
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therefore I will pray unto my God continually to hear and answer me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

Prick up your ears all citizens and your wives -
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For he will examine them - and pistols and inkhorns will signify no more, than a Tale of a Tub ---
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Pride of all vices is a shameful sin
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Where it inhabits, whether great or small
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

99. Private devotions in duodecimo
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110. A Great Bible in folio
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Pro:17.6. Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children are their Fathers.
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My Son hear the instruction of thy Father, and forsake not the law of thy Mother.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Prosperity has been a means by which I have done good to others
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the other drives it back on itself
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

1 Psalms. David was a godly man, and one that was according to God's own heart
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and let us sing him praises daily, and hourly for to him is all praise due.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Pto: What with that hand and with that sword which had
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If all my care and service can succeed
National Library of Wales; MS 21867B

Ptol: Fate hath declar'd her self and we may see
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And this Debate at their return resume
National Library of Wales; MS 21867B

Ptol. What? with that Hand, & with that Sword which had
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If all my Care & Service can succeed
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Ptolomy. Fate hath declar'd her self & we may see
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And this Debate at their return, resume
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Put three or at the most four drops of juniper oil into one quarter of a pint of parsley water
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if your body will not endure it then lie down upon a bed and sweat so long time
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Pythagoras one of the oldest of the philosophers has this notion of God
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therefore he forbid them to make any image or representation of God
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Q

Q: What Religion dost thou profess?
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and him only to serve and none beside
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Q: Which is the first place of sacred divinity?
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their shame, which mind earthly things
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Q: Who made man? A: The lord god
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A: To talk of it. Deut. 6. 7.
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Q: Who made you? A: God
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in the name of christ with assurance to be heard. Finis
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Quantum plus laboraverit
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duo monosyllaba versant est et non est
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Quatrains du sieur de Pibrac ecrit et illumine par moi Esther Inglis a Londres, Septembre, 1606.
Royal Library; Thott 323

Que de fleurs sur les bords vont paraitre
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Tout rit, tout reconnait la mere de l'Amour. Les Zemour
Newberry Library; Case MS VM 2.3 E 58r

Queen Elizabeth was one, whom nature and fortune had made the wonder of her sex, and an ornament to crowned heads
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Since no age since the creation, could ever shew her equal in her own sex, that was so fit to manage the affairs of a state
St. Paul's Cathedral Library; MS 52.D.14

Quemadmodum immortalis animus immortali corpore praestat
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ut in vera pietate, ac religione diu sub maiestatis tuae imperio viuamus
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

Quench in your beer one gadd of red hot steel before you drink it
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or you may drink the powder of acorns in red wine
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Qui curas hominum cunctorum ferre laborat
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Si premitur mundi mole ruatque gravi
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Qui edificat domum suam
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et cenaculum suum in iudicio
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Qui mutuum recipit
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Omnia tempus habent, et suis spaciis transeunt
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Qui parcit virgae odit filium suum
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animum eius ab inferno liberabis
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Quis nisi mentis inops oblatum respuet aurum.
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

Quisquid forte palam mentis concepta revelat
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Quo facile a laqueo quisque caver queat
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Quod male delitias duntaxat temporis huius
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Causa est, me genuit Simia stulta parens
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

R

Rail on poor feeble scribbler speak of me
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Thy pen is full as harmless as thy sword
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Rasit Amon dimidiam partem barbae eorum
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Itaque Virgo Viri
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Reading doth administer divers remedies to the diseases of the mind.
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not to be fixed or settled in the defects thereof, but still to be capable and susceptible of growth and reformation.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Reading over this which was my resolution and intentions the day it was writ and finding my performance so unsuitable to it
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And never to give over the desire of being just till the Lord sees fit to make me able to perform it
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Reflecting upon my neglect of an opportunity that I had some days since of making a seasonable application upon a discourse one had of the husbandmans's toil
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and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice
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Rejoice in the Lord etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Rejoice in the Lord O ye righteous for it becometh well the just to be thankful
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For the word of the Lord is true and all His works are faithful
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Remember David and all his afflictions.
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Free me from the perplexities of troublesome men, who makes advantages of accidental casualties
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Remember not our old sins but have mercy upon us
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always be showing forth thy praise from generation to generation
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Remember that thou keep holy duty so often and earnestly commanded by God himself in the old testament so confirmed to us in the new by the resurrection of our saviour in memory whereof it is called the Lord's day
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prepare thy heart early for this day which if thou observest well God will bless thee and thy labours all the week thus far I have endeavoured to exhort thee to thy duty towards God of
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day this duty so often and earnestly commanded by God himself so strictly observed by the Jews
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I have no need to speak to thee how far a father ought to be obeyed but humbly desire of God to continue him in his good design with long life to bring thee up. in the fear of the Lord and to give thee a heart ready to embrace all religious learning
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Remove far from me vanity and lies
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There is a generation that are pure in their own conceit, and yet are not washed from
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

Repentance is the fruit of true faith; without which there is no remission, and without remission we can have no salvation.
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and humble themselves under his mighty hand; for as his greatness is, so is his mercy therefore for the lord is full of compassion slow to anger and of great kindness.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Reverend Sir | I know that popery and the dreadful judgement of God are certainly at hand.
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And I hope the papist will not have power to put any of the faithful servants of God to death in the time of popery.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Rhymes upon talk of the French invasion, page 1.
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A song upon Trifles. 19.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

roast an onion and lay it to
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as hot as you can suffer it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Roast one egg hard then peel the shell and cut the egg
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lay it hot to the nape of your neck
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Royal Madam. | Permit a person that hath been seriously industrious in enquiring into the event of all this hurry, and finding your Majesty outlives all that now contends for the succession your Majesty's direction is just come up,
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The conquest over all your enemies is at hand.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F35

S

A. 1.St Augustine said; that he should never believe the scriptures, but for the authority of the Church;
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A. Age 1 Of all things the company of old men is most afflicting, for they have only the memory of things past in their time, but have lost the remembrance of their repetitions
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

He was the Virgin Mary's sister's son, as is generally supposed. St John wrote this gospel (as some say) at the entreaty of the Christians of Asia, for the refutation of Ebion, Cerinthius, and others who blasphemously denied the deity of Christ.
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Neither doth the speciality of the one, any ways abridge the generality of the other.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Sabina. Excuse my weakness, & my Grief permit
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Such an offence, does such revenge exact
National Library of Wales; MS 776B

Saith Tully, the great elegance and order of things in the world, is abundantly enough to evince the necessity of such an eternal and excellent being
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than to infer a supreme deity from that order and government we may behold amongst the heavenly bodies
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

1 Samuel 1 chapter. Elkannah had two wives, and God did send him children by the one.
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and the Lord will pardon us for ever, and we shall be happy.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you
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Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect unto all thy commandments Psalm 119:5-6
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Sapiens timet
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Dum prospexero non confundar in aeternum
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Sarah Cooper by whom this book was written 1686. in the 43 year of my age
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To my daughter Judith Cowper I leave this book. Desiring her to leave it some one of our family to be kept in memory of Sarah Cowper.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F41

Save the urine of a cow in a vessel, the oldest is best
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so lay it warm to the sore, dress it with fresh medicine twice every day
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Scarce did the grey eyed dawn appear
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As long, as ballad shall be sung.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

see page 104
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

see page 30 59 67 77 79 81 Some collections out of the Holy Bible | Begins page 88 and ends page 192.
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Bishop Tillotson 285
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

See the dream of Lady Burton's cousin
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and she married at The Hague a Lord, and did so. In book of brown paper.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Seeing that an oath is part of the worship of Almighty god
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For they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Seek not contentment in this or that state of life
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to improve it as to attain its proper perfection to God's glory
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayst get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly
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he that doth so is rather liberal of another man's than of his own
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Seethe a quantity of wheat flour in a bag very well
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then give it to the patient two or three times a day, and it will help him
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

seethe century and plantain in wine
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and drink a draught of it night and morning
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Seethe new milk with rice flour or wheat flour, then scrape some wax into it
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and boil one walme with the wax and let the party eat it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
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The Lord will give strength to his people the Lord will bless his people with peace
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

Shall angels give glory to God on high for the mercies which this day has manifested on earth and shall not I exalt the Lord of Glory
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Now unto the King eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

She had a large and capacious mind, a quick and lively apprehension, a piercing and solid judgment
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had she outlived the difficulties and expenses of war and been at leisure to attend the peaceful arts of government
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

She straight her light green silken coats up tucked
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And he ran after after and he ran after after
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Should any know what I have writ, or what I now design to insert in this book; undoubtedly, severe would be their censure
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So shall thine own works praise thee when thou vouchest to let transgressors teach thy ways that sinners may be converted unto thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6495

Si Deus annueret precibus nostrisque petitis
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Stultitiaque captarent praemia iusta
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Si quid invenisti et non reddidisti
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Unus quisque scire debet quod suum non est, ad alium pertinere
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Si quis percurrere omnes scriptores
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et faciendi libros plures non est finis
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Signifies angel, or messenger. Endeth the prophets Zechariah, and Malachi, end the Old Testament with the same names the New Testament begins
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v9 remember Because they must look for no more prophets, till that great prophet was born, he refers them to Moses who spake of this prophet to come, to accomplish the covenant, whom all must hear or be cut off.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

signifieth the second law, it being an iteration of the law, of a second edition of it, because the generation to whom it was published at Mount Sinai was now dead, and among them Aaron the high priest.
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not but that another life after this was always supposed and was undoubtedly the hope and expectation of good men under the law, but the clear discovery of it was reserved for the times of the Messiah.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Since ever I came into this kingdom it hath been my regret that so few commemorates this day with that religious solemnity usual in other churches
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That whether we eat or drink or whatever we do it may be to thy glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Since I am not fit to go this day into the house of God personally: yet Lord thou knowest I have loved thy habitation and the place where thine honour dwelleth
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so that sower and reaper may rejoice together and Lord I beseech thee visit me with thy salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Since I desire to make serious reflections upon all things I meet with I should not omit so remarkable a passage as what hath happened of late to my poor child
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therefore I beseech thee take him into thy protection and then he cannot but be safe and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Since I ended the foregoing meditations I was unresolved where to fix my thoughts for my morning employment, till determined by the advice of a devout minister when I was at the sacrament at Carnocke August 7th
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that I may be ready all ways to give an answer to every man that asketh me a reason of the hope that is in me with meekness and fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Since I ended the former meditation I was in some debate with my self where to fix my ensuing morning thoughts And reflecting this morning upon some returns of prayer for some persons for whom with earnestness I made supplication and they being delivered out of the present evil under which they were wrestling
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Yet what I know or see not now I may know here after and that all things work together for good etc.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Since I ended the meditations upon the festivals of the Church I have seen another book upon the same subject which yet I have not had time to look over.
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Those meditations are public which I never intend these; but if any unexpected occasion should ever bring these to light all I desire is, that as every good motion or desire comes from God, so he may not be dishonored by any reflection upon my incapacity of performing what those of greater parts thought worthy their employment. For though some have ten talents another but one yet from the least is expected an improvement and these endeavours will be I hope accepted of my God who can give more, or pardon what I want.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

Since I was at Noward Castle in the year 1649. I have weekly made this a day of thanksgiving to my God who in the evening of it raised me from the gates of death
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Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gifts
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Since it hath pleased God to make me unfit to go this day into his holy sanctuary to hear his blessed word which is able to make me wise unto salvation
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in the name and mediation of the ever blessed Jesus who hath said when you pray say our father which art in heaven etc.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Since it was upon a Saturday that my dearest Sir James died I resolve with the Lord's assistance to make every Saturday a day of retirement and devotion
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And rejoicing to go with them into the house of God which shall ever be my delight And may they [incomplete]
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Since my business is to advise you to disburden yourselves of some unnecessary lands, and moneys which press your very souls down to the ground,
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the increasing in it of some few beyond the rest, are but as bunches; and wens upon the body politic, that both impair the health, and destroy the beauty of it /
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Since St Paul hath said, be not partaker of other men sins. And that I look upon it as a sin in these Presbyterian ministers, who usurp upon the right Mr Cooper hath to preach; having never done any thing that justly either by the law of God or man he can be put from his ministerial office in this church wherein he hath been a faithful pastor several year
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And let me never more grieve the holy spirit of God but let me more and more be sealed unto the day of redemption
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Since the last Monday my health hath been so much disordered as made me unfit for going yesterday to hear either Mr Cooper in his own house or Mr Graeme in the church
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that cannot be uttered and maketh intercession according to the will of God Lord let me in the number of those for whom he entered
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Since the weather hath been so ill this four days and now continues both wind and rain I think I cannot better spend my time (while others are well and strong enough to go to church to hear the weekly sermon on this day) than to record the goodness of my God
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Then shall I say blessed be God which turneth not away my prayer nor his mercy from me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

Since this the English have so cruelly oppressed them that Oanehkov hath sent to our Queen for redress
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seeing the gods have forsaken them they are no longer worthy of any pledge of their favour, but resign it in hopes they will vouchsafe to be more propitious to Her Majesty. ----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Sing O daughter of Sion shout aloud O Israel
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Shout aloud hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Sing we merrily unto God our strength
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Make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Sir / Since this is not to be delivered but after my death I hope your Majesty will pardon an attainted man's writing unto you:
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I hope your Majesty's displeasure will end with my life and that no part of it fall upon my wife and children;
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Sir, I am extremely sorry so unhappy a spirit should reign at this time of the day.
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which is all at present from him that has all imaginable tenderness for every soul in his diocese; and is
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Sir I entirely agree in one particular with the Gentleman who {...} spake last.
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And therefore I am against this question
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Sir I have not presumed in any manner to approach your royal presence since I have been marked with the brand of banishment
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God preserve your Royal Highness and keep me in your favour
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Sir I might after the usual fashion crave your kind acceptance
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be glad to afford my acquaintance at such a price. In the mean time I rest Your loving friend if you will deserve it. A. L.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Sir if you had been a Gentleman, as you pretend to, you would have had civiler words in your mouth.
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And this is the true sanctuary of refuge and rest. See pag. 85. [fol. 71v]
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Sir The daydawn of happiness which begins
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profound respect Sir your Royal Highness's most humble, most obedient and most dutiful servant Jane Barker
British Library; Add. MS 21621

Sir: | For the reason I give you that title is because you are a man of figure more than learning.
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So this that I write will be subject enough to be spoke to next Sunday where I shall expect you shall prove your self a true man, for I am
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

Sir | Having your Majesty's permission to try if the waters would contribute to the re-establishment of my health I was got to this place when I had the honour of your commands.
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I pray God give your Majesty honour and success in all your undertakings
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Sir | I believe the goodness of your nature, and the friendship you have always borne me, will receive with kindness the last office of your friend.
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The only great God, and holy God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, direct you to an happy end of your life, and send us a joyful resurrection
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

Sir | When the enclosed is printed, and sung round the streets, and no ways suppressed, you may judge to what a pass we are come.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Smooth was the water calm the air
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Than strawberries cream and sugar
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

So let me live that I may be fit to die
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to think of old defilements with new delight
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

So many men so many Minds
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

So mortifying a sight as I have lately seen deserves a memorial if it were but to put me in mind of my own frailty and to be humbled when I see the hand of God in any sad distemper laid in others
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all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you do yea even so to them for this is the law and the prophets
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

So much hope as you give sinners
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who died to save us from our sins
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

So sweet is thy discourse to me
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As with it all must shadowed be?
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Solomon says there is no remembrance of the wise more than the fool for ever and how dieth the wise man? Even as the fool
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for righteous lips are the delight of kings and they love him that speaketh right
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Solomon says To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven
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Let him do with me what he please so that he will vouchsafe to keep me from doing anything to displease him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Solomon the wisest and most experienced of men said wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous but who is able to stand before envy
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And in the greatest enjoyment which thou vouchsafest to me let me be the more humble, the higher to exalt thy praise
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Some account of marriage as an unhappy life
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grant all my friends to enjoy this happy and blessed friendship
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Some dreams are not to be slighted
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and within that time both died. See B. J. [Book J] pag. 260 of dreams and of prophesies.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Some men to sin are not content, unless
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Will thee attend in sin and misery
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Some persons may think me void of ordinary understanding to make so much of a trivial thing of so small external value.
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But the great God hath done it.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Some reflections upon keeping Christmas day [page] 12
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Occasional meditation upon the fast appointed by authority to be kept 25 of May 1698 [page] 305
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Songer endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves.
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Would it not be a wonder says he and my fortune very good if I get safe out of this country where sin is the Archdeacon, and the Devil Dean.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Sooner than I'll from vowed revenge desist
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And L:k for mystery abandon sense
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Sorrow is never well bestowed but upon sin
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sorrow spent upon sin is well bestowed here it cures
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Soul. My Sister, why art thou so sore cast down?
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Honour ascribed from all in Earth, & in Heaven, especially from my Soul, & Body for now, & ever, world without end; Amen. Mary Carey
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 1308

Sow wheat-bran in little bags and boil them in water
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so shift hot bags as they do cool, till the blood do stay
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

1682 Sr Edward Thurland dreamt, or rather he thought an apparition of Judge Hales came to him
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This Thurland told one that told us. He lived in Surrey.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

St Andrew when he saw the cross, oh cross most welcome with a willing mind joyfully and desirously I come to thee
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bad her remember the Lord such was then the blessed bond of marriage
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

St. Hierom always carried a little Book about him
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no man who makes light of it, that will ever escape it
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

St. Hierom describing the funeral of the happy Paula
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from a Valley of tears, a place of endless Glory
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

St Paul hearing that at Colossa divers weeds sprang up which hindered the growth of the Gospel (namely heathenish opinions concerning the mediation of angels; he proves to them that Christ is our only mediator by whom we have access to God,
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There is a certain Epistle yet to be found in divers Latin and Dutch Testaments entitled the Epistle of St Paul to the Laodiceans, which Epistle is spurious and Apocryphal.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

St Paul in the first chapter of this Epistle after his usual salutation to the Church at Corinth and those which are called to be saints
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that my faith may be evidenced by my works which may be such as in all things may give glory to thee who are the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

St Paul wrote this Epistle to supply the want of his coming to them which in his former he had resolved on, and for which in a manner he had engaged his promise but being hindered from his resolution, in this therefore he endeavours again to confirm their minds in the truth of the gospel and that they would not be shaken with those troubles which the wicked unbelieving Jews would not cease to create them;
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Absurd, villainous wicked men.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Stay at the third glass ---
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Lord say Amen. And Thine be all the praise.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

Stew some prunes in fair water with cinnamon and sweeten it with sugar
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it will cure them if they eat oft enough by God's blessing
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Strange kind of grief for being hurt, burnt, bound
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Yet still I love the Flame the chain the Wound
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

Successus humanae prosperitatis
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tarditatem supplicii gravitate compensat
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Sunt plerique mares asinos equitare frequenter
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Femineo hinc generi pareat usque pecus
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

Sure if they take away our estate, three worlds would hear of it. Heaven, Earth, and Hell. Hell would gape, Earth would complain, and Heaven would judge.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Surely I ought to sit down and call my own ways to remembrance.
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I can have that retreat to David's confident argument. That had overcome the lion and the bear, might also vanquish stout Goliath.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Surely in the sparks of this Gem, I can see the sparks and shinings of God's love dart out to me.
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O thou the helper of the destitute instruct me to those ends. See book J 89.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Surely mediocrity is the happiest condition we can obtain.
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And yet he may be as happy by a sweet peace without going up those additional steps which creates obligations.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Surely my God is preparing for me halcyon days for days of trouble and molestation I have found from men.
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Continue thy help in all my crosses, o God of help and father full of pity. Amen.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Surely o God when I was attended with discomposing infirmities
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Praised be the God of my help. Read 7 Psalms called the Hallelujahs, before 119.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Surely when I consider the passages of my widow state, what a blessing I am to be thankful
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Let us still observe that which can never be too much observed, how Divine providence never fails the innocent.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Verse 1. Elect Lady signifies the elect Church or congregation; some which here is not thought fit to be mentioned by name or particularly;
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But there is no just cause to question who was their father, seeing both the doctrine, phrase, and design of them; do sufficiently challenge our Apostle for their author.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

T

Anger The more any man conquers his passions, the more calm and sedate his spirit is, and the greater equality he maintains in his temper, his apprehensions of things will be the more clear and unprejudiced, and his judgment more firm and steady.
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And here by the way we need not wonder, there is no mention made of the institution of sacrifices; when the first peopling of the world is only supposed, not related.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

Answer to Burnet There is nothing so great as to be above the divine care so neither is there anything so little as to be below it, this earth though it be a small part or particle of the universe hath a distinct system of providence belonging to it or an order established by the author of nature throughout the whole period of its duration.
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O that I may value the discovery of divine truth beyond all earthly things.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Chap 1. Teaches that a due sense of God, is a most necessary qualification to profit by instruction; and that our first care must be to possess our minds with a lively sense that there is a God;
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Eternal life in the world to come is promised absolutely; but the hundred fold now in this present life, not simply, but with persecutions expressly annexed.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Chap 1 The Bride comes in, expressing the desire of all Israel, nay of all nations to see the Messiah, who is brought in ver: 8. testifying His love to all those that seek after Him.
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ver: 14 Solomon here seems to long for the first coming of the Messiah, as St John doth for his last, who concludes his Book of the Revelation in the same manner as Solomon doth this, saying, Come Lord Jesus. Rev: 22:20.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

D Deceit. 1. There is no use of deceit among the wiser sort.
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Devotion 14. The patience of God is very great? so it had need to hear him all that while,
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Eucharist The errors touching the necessity of the Eucharist to be given to infants, continued in the Church about 600 years, it began about 300 years after Christ.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

F of my friend. 1. The necessary qualities of a friend are understanding fidelity, and judgment.
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5. Friendship loves to be prescribed by the will of another rather than by its own,
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Famine The extremity of famine in Ireland caused by Civil War there grew so great, that the very women in some places by the way side have surprised the men that rode by to feed themselves with the flesh of the horse or the rider.
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Omneity the all being of a thing
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Greek Church The principal characters of the Grecian religion are. That the Holy Ghost proceedeth from the father only not from the son.
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It was the Millenaries that held, the angels were created long before the creation of the visible world.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

H MC Heaven. 1. The angels left heaven for hell, but nothing has left hell for heaven.
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Honour. 2 My eyes may deceive me, but not you, they have more reason, I never loved them half so well.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

In this Book we have the most natural risings and obvious suggestions of men's hearts concerning the reasons and designs of providence in the dispensations of good and Evil. The book of Job, is the most ancient of the sacred scriptures.
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Some that he was the same Jobab in the 36 of Gen: descended from Esau and King also of Idumea. which diverse of the Christian father take him to be; though others of them are not of that opinion.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

King James to observe the nature of the lion went to the Tower and caused two lions a male and female to be put forth and then a live cock to be cast afore them which they (as being their natural enemy) presently killed and sucked his blood.
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yet it seems they were his matches in courage and so much superior as that they were the first assailants with whom otherwise perhaps the lion would not have offered to meddle.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

Love MC 1. Take heed of torturing my heart, for thy image being in it, the substance will decay with that
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16. Like the sea, she loves to kill, but hates dead corpse.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

M. Maxims 1 There can be no peace so void of religion as a Civil War.
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Mach: 4. Counterpoise of reward and punishment, are the best weights to make the great clock of the Commonwealth to go right.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Memorandum That the learned primate of Ireland James Ussher coming to visit me at my own house the year wherein he died; I made an humble request to him that he would give me in writing his apprehension concerning justification and sanctification by Christ;
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that if saith he they bring back the king they may be a little longer delayed, but it will surely come, and therefore look you be not found unprepared for it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Monluce the martial of France confessed that were not the mercies of God infinite
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seeing the cruelties by them permitted and committed were also infinite
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

N. Note. 1. This I have received from a credible and I would say from an infallible fountain, if it did not become my simplicity, in a point so much concerning the eternal dishonour of a great man, to leave always some possibility of misinformation.
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Nature 4 Without the help of industry, and study, which oft destroy the body before they perfect the soul.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Nov 4 1700 Try me and purify me O Love
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he will indicate the perfections and every attribute, so be it
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Observe | Natural Philosophy 1 The writings of Pliny, Cardanus, and Albertus, are fraught with much fabulous matter, to the great derogation of the credit of natural philosophy.
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That which is rudeness and ill nature in the aggressor, is a monitory justice, and a discreet sharpness in the retaliator.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

P Politics. 1. The cause of a kingdom (as Statists write) acknowledgeth neither kindred, duty, faith, friendship, or society.
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Set some such bound to thyself at last which thou canst not transgress, even if thou should'st be so unhappy as to desire it.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

R Religion. 1. Those were happy times when men did not think themselves bound to study the intricacies, and sophisms of authors, in matters impertinent to salvation,
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they are made bishops by the civil power so that those who oppose the authority they exercise oppose the civil magistrate
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

S Spleen. 1. The spleen seems to be the disease of people that are idle, or think themselves but ill entertained,
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I cannot hope it will end in a solar period being such a Saturnine humour, yet I have found it of more contumacy, than malignity/
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

St Athanasius tells us, that Ezra was the collector of the book of Psalms.
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of all worldly wisdom and knowledge, of wealth and honour and greatness, which do all perish and pass away, but thy law is eternal and still abideth the same.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

T Truth. 1. Truth, and invention are the daughters of time,
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Tyrant 14 If once his fortunes spring a plank, he's sunk;
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Take a double garden daisy leaf and root and stamp them
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give the child a good draught of it to drink with God's help in two or three times it will cure the child
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a fat cat and flay her, and take out her bowels, but do not wash her
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dress it so every morning and evening for three or four days, but no longer, lest it suck away the strength of your joint. This is an excellent medicine
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a few seeds of pomecitrons peel them and grind them
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this being drunk will drive out infection from the heart
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a fine clean linen cloth, and therewith take the dew from barley in May
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so set it in the sun to distil for certain days, till it hath grown thick and clear again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a gallon of running water, and put in two good handfuls of unset hyssop
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an approved thing for these four said griefs, and hath helped many far gone
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a good pint of the best honey clarified very well
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it must be put into a pot or box whilst it is hot
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a good quantity of licorice, anise seed, raisins of the sun, stoned, and sugar
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drink a good draught of it morning and evening very warm and sweat if you can one hour or two
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a good quantity of veraine and licorice, boil them in fair water
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drink no other drink to your meat till you are well, and keep your head very hot
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a great pumpkin, take out the seeds, then set the pumpkin into an oven
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take a little draught twice a day, warm in the morning and at four of the clock in the afternoon, fast an hour after it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a great quantity of dew snails and put them in some linen cloth
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conserve it and anoint the grief therewith
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a great round glass that will hold a gallon and a half, fill it with lavender flowers
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drink of this with beer or ale, as need doeth require
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a handful of Clowns all heal Leaves.
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give your patient to drink every morning two spoonfuls in a small draught of wine tempered with a little Sugar
Bodleian Library; MS Eng. poet e. 31

Take a knife and scrape off all the rust,
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A day or two after rub it with a hard brush till it is very bright.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Take a little fair water and make it very salt with bay salt
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do this ten or twelve mornings together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a little quantity of capers and currants, boil them with a little mace in muscadine
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eat one great spoonful thereof every morning and at four of the clock in the afternoon, continue this so long as you find cause
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a little quantity of rue, being made into fine powder
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and drink it in your ale or beer
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a little toast of wheaten bread
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strew upon it a little powder spices de amber, and on this white sugar candy
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a live pigeon, cut him in the wing and take a drop or two of his warm blood
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lay it upon flax, and clap it close to the eye twice a day
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a peck of berries and bruise them well in a silver dish
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boil it until you see it as thick as a conserve so between hot and cold put it up, and it will have a most orient colour
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a piece of flesh, either veal or mutton, the bigness of a great duck egg
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drink a good draught of it in the morning, and another in the afternoon
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a pint of claret wine, half a pint of oil, sugar well beaten
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take so much as may serve your occasion, which you must warm and with lint dress the wound, - probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a pint of milk, and half a pint of water seethe them together
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put it into it and let the party drink thereof
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quantity of flaxweed and boil it in milk
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eat this to your breakfast, so long as you need it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quantity of white wine and quench in it six times red hot flints
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drink a small quantity of it so often as you find cause
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quart of aqua vita, infuse in it the flowers of mallows
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this is good for any bruise or fall or otherwise, to keep it from putrefying
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quart of oil of roses, litter of gold one pound, finely searced
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the virtue of this emplaster is to heal any old sore or new, and to draw out any thorn or ache, or swelling, or for wounds, to draw out the matter, and to heal it fair and well
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quart of old alligant, five or six dates, a handful or raisins of the sun
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drink thereof a quarter of a pint in the morning fasting and when you go to bed
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quart of the purest cream you can get, four yolks of eggs, set it on the fire
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you may if you please put in a little grated bread to your cream, but I think it will be better without
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quarter of a pint of parsley water, and put into it three or four drops of oil of juniper
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if your body be not able to endure it then lie on your bed and sweat half an hour if you can or may
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a quarter of a pint of white wine, and the yolk of a new laid egg
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it dissolveth the stone without any pain you must fast an hour
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a red cock, and pluck him, and split him, take out all his entrails
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you may take it a full hour before supper and four spoonfuls at once, which will add much effect
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a red or black cock, and when he is plucked and garbaged cut him in quarters
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so let the patient drink a little quantity of this broth first and last, and so often as you think convenient. You may make this broth with veal, or mutton
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a stone pot of a quart, with a long neck with running water
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do this morning and evening in your bed for the space of an hour, and it will help you
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a very fat rabbit and take off the fat of the kidneys
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change your water often in the beating of it so keep it for your use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a wax candle twist it four or five times double
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the vapour thereof will draw out of the body a great quantity of water whether it be in the stomach or belly it will give them present ease
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take a young leg of mutton, cut off all the fat and the skin
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pour the liquor from the meat and take a quantity of it in the morning and two hours before supper
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take alexander leaves, one manipulus, and fry them in butter
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lay it to your navel as hot as you can endure it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take all these herbs and fruit that was boiled in the drink and shred them very small and bruise them well
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so drink it two wineglass fulls at every meal one in the midst of your meal and one after
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take aloes, washed in rose water, and beaten, one ounce
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a day or two before you take them, take the powder of galingale, in muscadine
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take an onion and core it, and fill it up with good black soap
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lay it to the patient's navel, somewhat warm to that man or child
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take an onion and core it, then fill it up with black soap
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lay it warm to the patient's navel
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take an orpine leaf and peel off the inner skin, so lay it upon the eye,
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if the eyelids be kept open it is the better
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take and grind mustard seed, with vinegar
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it will quicken the memory of those that have been sick
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take anise seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, all these bruised
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take a quantity of this blood warm every second day, as a glister, for the month, and afterwards once a week, or as you find cause
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take apricots, or any sort of plums, pare and stone them and cut them in quarters
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when it is dry, it will look as orient as amber and have a most delicate pleasant taste
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take aqua vita, or aqua composita, the gall of an ox
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within six days dressing it will be clean gone, it must be used three days and three nights together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take as much honey and butter unsalted as a walnut
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take it three mornings before the new and three before the full of the moon
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take as much rye leaven as a walnut, a quarter of a handful of featherfew
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warm it in white wine vinegar as hot as you can suffer it and lay it on again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take ash buds and distil them, and when you have a good quantity of water, distil the water again
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when you use it mingle a quantity of each of them together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take away from a good man the honour of his sufferings and you rob him of his crown you hide and obscure his glory
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those that are most apt to be deceived and puffed up with the flatteries of prosperity, will be most apt to be dejected by the frowns of adversity
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Take baked flour one third of a pound and mingle it with sugar, one third of a pound, and the yolks of six newly-laid eggs, with six spoonfuls of clotted cream
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when they be through dried, you may box them and keep them all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take bay berries and the smooth leaves of holly
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make it blood warm and drink it when you go to bed and you shall find present remedy
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take bay leaves, barm, wheat bran, alike two manipuli
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bathe yourself in it as often as your body can endure it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take bay salt, and beat it to powder, and fit two fine linen bags to the soles of your feet
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you must dry the bags every night and morning and so lay them on again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take bay salt, cumin seed, and sweet fennel seeds, each one third of an ounce
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this by God's help is good to clear the sight and to prevent the headache and the toothache
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take bear-foot, dry it and make it into powder
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give the child this quantity to eat three mornings together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take beeswax, two ounces, resin, one ounce, turpentine, one third of an ounce
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boil all these together till they be thoroughly incorporated, then keep it for your use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take betony, century, adder's tongue, self heal and St. John's wort
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set them in the sun all the summer, then strain it and keep it for use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take black soap, the soot of a chimney
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beat all these together until it be like a plaster, and lay it to the fellon
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take bole-armoniac, white coporise, of each four ounces, camphor, one ounce
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as you use it beat it into powder and use it as prescribed
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take boreas, it is white powder which the goldsmiths do use
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it will heal it in forty-eight hours
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take brier, crows-wort, valerian, hyssop, sage, rib-wort
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stir it all together, so keep it for your use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take brown mints, in wine, and oil, and make a plaster
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and when you give this for the same, or any medicine, give therewith the juice of nuts
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take burgundy pitch, one pound, resin, one third of a pound,
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wax four ounces melt them together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take burned alum, beat and seared very fine, then take as much brimstone
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anoint the patient at evening four nights together, then shift him in clean linen
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take cakes made with damask rose leaves and sugar
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eat a reasonable quantity in a morning fasting, and drink a draught of whey after them
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take canary, and white wine, of each one gallon, of cinnamon four ounces
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when you run it put in a quart of milk, and run it till it be as fine as rock water
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take cardamom, galingale, melilot
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these ingredients will yield well with those, more than so much of the best water
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take celandine, one manipulus, boil it in one quart of good ale
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drink a good draught of it morning and evening, till the disease be cured, fasting at least one hour before and after it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take China roots, two ounces, white and red saunders, two ounces of each
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drink as much two hours before supper, or when you please
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take cinnamon, two pounds, damask rose leaves, balm, and sweet marjoram, of each three manipuli
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set it in the sun one week, then strain it and keep it in a glass close stopped
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take claret wine, two spoonfuls, oil olive one spoonful
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wash the wound very clean therewith and dress it with lint dipped in the same
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take cloves, mace, acorns, long-pepper, turmeric, bays
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drink it first in the morning and last at night, and you shall find ease
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take conserve of the oldest roses, and dioscordium a like quantity
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mingle them together, and take them morning and evening
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take coral, amber, and jet, of each of these powders an equal quantity by weight
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you may take this morning and evening and when your fit comes upon you, keep the powder in a little fine bladder
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take coral white and red, each one third of an ounce, pearl, two ounces
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take it up and cast it with all speed upon a smooth stone, into what fashion you please
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take cowslip flowers, lavender, spike flowers
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exceeding effectual in palsies, apoplexies, giddiness of the head, and all weakness of the sinews and all cold diseases
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take damask rose buds, and clip them off the whites, then take to every pound of roses three pounds of sugar
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if you eat a small quantity of this in a morning, it will work three or four times without making you sick
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take dane-weed, chamomile, angelica, a like quantity, beat them very well
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wrap a cloth dipped in the ointment about the limb and wrap it over with other cloths
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take diascordium, four scruples, syrup of the juice of lemons, one third of an ounce,
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marigold water, or cardus-benedictus water, two ounces
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take dragon's blood finely powdered, make soft small tents of fine lint
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hold the head forward and keep them in two or three hours
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take eight spoonfuls of strawberry water, of good chosen claret wine three or four spoonfuls
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mingle these well and make of them a julep, take three or four spoonfuls or as you need
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take fine wheat flour and make it up into cakes as big as the palm of your hand
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eat one cake every morning you must make fresh every other day
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take five quarts of goat's milk, and boil in it the kernels of five pints of hazelnuts
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put in the last boiling three or four pieces of angel gold and with it six yolks of eggs
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take flowers of a peach tree, infuse them in warm water ten or twelve hours
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it purgeth waterish humours mightily, and yet without grief or trouble to the stomach or other lower parts of the body, probatum, Mr. Garrett
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take four or five eggs, and roast them hard till they be blue
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then let the patient drink of the same, two or three times a day
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take four pounds of the best muscadine and boil therein rue and sage
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you need not doubt of the goodness of this medicine but trust in God too
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take four sheep's hearts, new out of their bodies, and wash them very clean
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also you may put in a quantity of sack, or muscadine, when it is boiled
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take fresh cow dung, brown bread crumbs, grounds of beer, a little vinegar
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in warm mace ale and broth, two hours after taking heed of cold
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take fumitary, young buds of a vine, eight
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four or five spoonfuls at once with some whey and sugar morning and evening, and at other times
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take galingale, cloves, ginger, melilot, cardamom, mace, nutmeg
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if a spoonful be given at the point of death, it reviveth the spirits, strangely
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take ginger, cloves, mace, nutmeg grains, galingale, anise seed, fennel seed
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it is an approved preservative against the decayings of old age
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take good aqua vita and oil of bays, of each a like quantity
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chafing it with your warm hand till the oil be dried in, keep it warm
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take goose dung and warm it in a fire shoule very hot
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so lay it all over that side of your face which is in pain
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take gum armoniacum, dissolve it in vinegar
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spread it on leather and use it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a peck of fine flour, one quart of cream
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when you lay it by the fire wrap it in a warm cloth
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a pint of neat's foot oil, a little sheep suet
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anoint the place three times a day, and lay a linen cloth upon it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a pound of fair barley, of licorice one third of an ounce
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sweeten it with sugar or syrup to your own liking
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a pound of marzipan paste, unbaked
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pour it onto little plates and bake it in an oven, and so you may keep it all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a pound of orange peels dried, boil them in a pottle of spring water
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this you may use for any part of the body, hot fiery or spreading sores
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a pound of wheat flour, and a quarter of a pound of rice flour
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when they be dry you may box and keep them all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a spoonful of anise seed as much coriander seed
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drink a good draught of this morning and evening lukewarm four days together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take half a spoonful of the powder of mountain sage
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in every draught of beer that you drink for one whole month
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take hartshorn, and rasp it, and steep it in water five or six hours
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so lap it up in dry warm cloths, this hath been proved
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take hemp seed, bruised, ivory rasped, and saffron
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drink a draught of it warm, morning and evening
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take holly hank leaves and violet leaves
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lay it to the breast, as hot as can be suffered
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take honey, one pound of vinegar, six ounces of verdigris
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boil these as before
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take horse dung and boil it in muscadine and put it in a linen bag
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and lay it to the party's navel
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take horse leeches and burn them to powder
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touch the place therewith and the hair will grow no more in that place
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take hyssop water, or mingle it with fennel
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drink a good draught evening and morning hot
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take lapis calaminaris, lapis sanguinaris, lapis parasule, lapis emere
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when it is well mixed make it up in rolls and keep it in leather
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take lapis tutia, lapis calaminaris, bole-ammoniac, white coperice, alike one third of an ounce
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you may make it sharper or milder as you please, the tutia and the calaminaris stones will serve to quench in several waters
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take licorice and anise seed, of each a like quantity
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eat the quantity of a good nutmeg thereof every morning and evening
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take licorice, fox lungs, flower-de-luce root, one ounce each
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beat all the rest into gross powder, so mingle them together and eat them at your need continually
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take licorice scraped clean and bruised, one third of a pound, seethe it in a gallon of water
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lay them in a soft heated oven as after the baking of bread, it will endure long
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take linseed, fennel seed, anise seed, bay berries, chamomile, mugwort
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then lay it hot to your side
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take maidenhair, germander, hyssop, horehound, of each one pugilus
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if you please you may put in less of the elecampane and make up the quantity with anise seed
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take mallows, violet leaves, pellitory of the wall, mercury
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when you would use it make it blood warm, so put it in a bladder
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take manna, syrup of augustine, each one ounce and a third
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take this in the morning and drink some broth two hours after it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take marshmallow roots, wash them, scrape, slit them and pick out the piths
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when it is almost cold make it up into rolls, and wrap it in parchment
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take mints, wormwood, tansy, feather-few, southern-wood, chamomile
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and bind anointed paper upon it, so do every night till you find remedy
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take mother thyme dried, ordinary pepper, long pepper, white pepper, one ounce each
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so make it up in lozenges upon a trencher which hath been wet in fair water
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take mother thyme, pellitory of the wall, chamomile, parsley
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drink it warm three or four mornings together
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take mother's thyme and fennel seeds of each a like quantity some raisins of the sun
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boil them in white wine posset drink that is made very clear the quantity as you find cause.
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take nightshade, periwinkle, celandine, oak leaves, of each one manipulus
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wash the sore before you dress it with any salve, morning and evening
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oak leaves, and the inner bark of young oaks, near the roots
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as it drieth wet it again with the water so dress it till it be whole
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oatmeal and milk, boil them together put therein three spoonfuls of oil of roses
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so use the same without a tent or anything else
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oats and pigeon's dung, a like quantity, put them into a frying pan
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if you feel them cold heat them in the frying pan, bags and all, and let the bags be well swaddled about it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of black soap, four ounces, bay salt finely beaten, one ounce
...
make it for soles to wear, both night and day within socks
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of clear claret wine, one pottle, of cinnamon, and nutmeg, of each one ounce
...
if you desire to have it white, then take three pints of white wine and a pint of sack, in which sack steep all the spices and sugar afore named as in the other
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of conserve of cervina and of agrimony each one ounce and a third
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as much as sufficeth to make it in the form of an electuary
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of diatragacanthum-frigedum one ounce
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take the quantity of half a small nutmeg thereof in the morning and at night when you are in bed
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of fine white salt one third of an ounce, of red rose water one pint
...
anoint the face with a feather as often as it itches
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of licorice one ounce, mace two drams, one third of a dram cinnamon
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when it hath stood three days broach it and drink it as often as you will
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of licorice one third of a pound, scrape it very clean and bruise it in a mortar
...
make it up like little cakes of manus Christie
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of Lory Hide the Head
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The best Balm of Gilead for King William. and the only ratsbane for the French king .
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Take of orange peels, nutmeg, and root alum, of each being made into very fine powder one third of an ounce
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if you be not able to walk, sweat in your bed upon it this is very good against a fever, probatum est
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of plantain water half a pint
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cast of it into the throat, with a squirt every quarter of an hour, probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of rosemary five or six manipuli, of betony one manipulus
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hang it in fourteen gallons of beer, so drink it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the best bird-lime four ounces
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temper it with a quantity of camphor, so apply it to the breast
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the best licorice dis-barked one ounce, of pellitory of Spain dis-barked one third of an ounce
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snuff up of the powder into the nostril on which side the pain is and it will take away the pain
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the best salad oil one pound, of red lead and white lead each four ounces
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boil it up till it be as black as pitch, then take it off and stir it till it be thoroughly cold
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the best Spanish licorice, scraped very clean the quantity of six pounds
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make it up in small pellets and dry them with a temperate heat
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the five opening roots, each one ounce, caper and tamarisk barks, each one third of an ounce
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which is to be taken at four draughts in two days
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the five opening roots, each one ounce, tamarisk and caper barks, each one third of an ounce
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put it in a glass keeping it close stopped
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the juice of quinces cleared, six pounds, boil it gently with a soft fire
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and procureth an appetite to meat, it stays the vomiting and laxativeness
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the juice of seal-lgreen and spring water, of each a like quantity
...
instead of the juice of house leek, you may put honey, and five leaves of rosemary
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the leaves of senna picked
...
sweeten it with two or three spoonfuls of syrup of violets or sugar
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of the pith of an ox stripped out of the skin
...
bake them as you do ordinary custards and eat them in the morning, when you are fasting and towards bed
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of turmeric one ounce, of rhubarb one ounce, of saffron four pennyworth
...
take of this conserve in the morning early, and again one hour before dinner, and one hour before supper, the bigness of a nutmeg at a time
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of turpentine, two pounds, frankincense, one pound
...
let not your fire go out day nor night for the space of ten or twelve days together, for so long it must be drawing off
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of unwrought wax, of turpentine, each one pound, salad oil one pint
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put it in an earthen pot which must be well warmed against the fire for if you put it in cold the salve will leap out again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of white ginger, one ounce, of mace, one quarter of an ounce
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it is to be understood that the egg which is laid today serves for the receipt tomorrow morning, probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of white wine, the juice of almonds, three ounces each, one leaf of gold
...
this hath been taken of sixty persons infected and but two died
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of wormwood one pound and a third, peach leaves, anise seeds, licorice, fennel seed, one third of a pound each
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bruise all these and put them into a gallon and a half of sack, so distil them in a limbeck
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take of young roots one third of a pound. Cut them in pieces, and stamp them in a mortar
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when it is dry you may keep it all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oil of roses, and wine vinegar, of each a like quantity, beat them together
...
lay upon it a very thin piece of lawn, and thereupon lay your healing or drawing plaster
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oil of roses one ounce, white and red lead two ounces each
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stir it continually when it is on the fire, this is good to dry up old sores
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oil olive, one pound, virgin wax, four ounces
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then apply a new plaster to the grief so continue till you find remedy
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take oil olive, one pound, yellow wax, three ounces, resin, six ounces, frankincense, one ounce
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strain it and stir it all the while it is on the fire
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one chop of mutton, pick it clean from the fat
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this is good for those that have a consumption
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one handful of mallows, of red sage, of great mouse ear, of red nettle, an equal manipulus
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make a poultice of all these with a little oatmeal and milk of rib-wort, and plantain, of each a manipulus
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one handful of the young tops of rosemary
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drink three spoonfuls of this wine, first in the morning, and last at night. Probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one handful of wild tansy, and bruise it, then lay it to the wound
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it will presently stop the blood
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one ounce of hartshorn shaved, and boil it in three pints of spring water
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so infuse it all together and dissolve it, and still all this in an ordinary still
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one ounce of sweet marjoram, dry and strip them then put to them searced sugar, four ounces
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when it is dry it will look very green and eat very pleasant
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one peck of green chamomile, and boil it in one pottle of muscadine
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use this every second night, when you do not take the glister, for nine times, putting in a little fresh chamomile to it, this is very good medicine
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one pint of ale, set it on the fire
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then sweeten it with one quarter of a pound loaf sugar
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one pint of white wine, and three balls of a stone-horse dung
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these two with God's blessing will cure the disease though it be far gone, yet nevertheless if the party may be let blood do not neglect it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one pottle of muscadine, one handful of wormwood, as much rue
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put them in a bag and lay it from below the navel to the uttermost part of the stomach
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one quart of sack, and one pint of good ale
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take it three times a day, three or four spoonfuls at a time
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one spoonful of neat's foot oil, one spoonful of ox gall
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anoint the grieved part by the fire and keep it warm wrapped with a red cloth
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one spoonful or two of honey
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if this is not enough you must make more the fresher it is made the better it is for use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one third of an ounce of cassia, fistuly new drawn
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in plantain water half an hour before meals
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take one third of an ounce of chamomile flowers, and one third of an ounce of bay berries, juniper berries one third of an ounce
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two or three hours is long enough to infuse it before you take it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take orpement, verdigris, alike one ounce, vitriol burned till it be red
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when it cometh out of the wound of it own accord then the cure is wrought
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take osmund fern and the roots and clary featherfew wood betony
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at three days old begin to drink it before all your meats and after your meats half a pint at a time.
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take out of men's minds, vain opinions flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations, and it would leave the minds of a great number of men poor shrunken things
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There is no benefit so large but malignity will lessen it, no so narrow but which a good interpretation will not enlarge
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Take pearl prepared three scruples, amber prepared four scruples
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this is a great cordial when nature is almost spent if you take one grain at a time
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take pearl, white amber, coral, of each one ounce
...
it doth usually procure sweat, and the party must fast two hours after it this is a great cordial
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take pellitory of the wall, pimpernel, scabios, mugwort
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take six or seven spoonfuls of this water, being warmed with a little sugar, one hour before the fit come
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take pellitory of the wall, wild thyme, saxifrage parsley
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put in white wine enough to make it a pretty draught, and drink it lukewarm
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take periwinkle, burnett, and horse tail, chop these
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apply it plaster wise to the neck, and up to the ears, and renew it often
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take pistachio nut kernels, Jordan almonds, of each three ounces
...
make it into a marzipan, and bake it to eat at your pleasure
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take plantain and bruise it and lay it in a still with a layer of honey
...
lay it upon the wound and when it is dry wet the cloth again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take plantain, mallows, chick-weeds, and grancell, of each one manipulus
...
as it dryeth put more milk to it in the heating when you use it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take preserved oranges, or lemons, cut them in slices as thin as a paper
...
when they be dry they will be as crisp as a wafer, and melt in your mouth
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take primrose roots, make them clean,
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and put them in your nose at any time and it will break it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take 12 quarts of water and set it on the fire to Boil in a Kettle
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You may bottle it; not full lest it break the bottles.
Bodleian Library; MS Eng. poet e. 31

Take quicksilver, a third of an ounce, and put it into a glass with half a pint of the strongest urine you can get
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spread the quicksilver upon the cotton, then sew it close to the body and wear it nine days
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take quinces, and when the posnet of fair water boileth put them in
...
if you please you may put some musk or ambergris in it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take quinces, two pounds. Pare and cut them in small pieces
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until you see it come from the bottom of the posnet, then you may box and keep it all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take red lead, one third of a pound, finely searced
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so make it up in rolls, this is to heal a sore
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take red rose leaves, betony, comfrey roots, coltsfoot, of each two manipuli
...
boil it to a thin syrup
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take rock-alum, beaten to powder, and sweet cream and soot of the chimney
...
then anoint the sore therewith
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take rue, agrimony, wormwood, celandine, sage, balm, rosemary, tormentil
...
this oil must not be used before the infection be six hours taken, and then it is excellent
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take rue and steep it three nights in strong vinegar
...
prick it full of holes and put the sponge in it and smell to it when you are in danger
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take rue, angelica, equal handfuls. Dry them by the fire and chop them very small
...
every morning burn some of them upon the coals and perfume your clothes over it, and burn of it about your house if you please
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take sage, rue, of each one pound, bay leaves, wormwood, and chamomile
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take it off the fire and let it cool a while then strain it and put to it one ounce of oil of spike
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take sage, Saladine, Rosemary, Rue, Mugwort, Pimpernel, agrimony, Bellony, Wormwood, Scabies, Cardus, benidictus, sentery, Dragoes, Rosa solis, Scordium, Balm, of each a good handful
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It will expel the smallpox Plague the measles or Surfeits and any disease that lies about the heart and Vitals
Bodleian Library; MS Eng. poet e. 31

Take salad oil, and snow water, of each a like quantity, beat it up to a froth
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then anoint the sore therewith, then anoint it with oil of eggs till it be whole
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take sarsparilla, saxifrage, of each two ounces, China roots tormentil roots
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drink it first in the morning and last at night, and at four of the clock, if you please
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take sarsparilla sliced, polipodium of the oak
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after it is three or four days old, drink a good draught of it two or three hours before every meal
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take saxifrage, passpert, maidenhair, parsley
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bruise them together, then warm it at the fire and drink it morning and evening
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take scurvy-grass, five manipuli, watercress, brook-lime, of each two manipuli
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the other half of whey being first boiled scummed and clarified with violet and borage flowers, or leaves and fumitory
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take senna, parsley seed, cloves, white wine, tartar, of each one ounce
...
to an indifferent body give one ounce and a third, to a strong body give two ounces
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take seven grains of ambergris in fine powder mixed well in the yolks of two new laid eggs
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mixed in one or two spoonfuls of syrup of gillyflowers, and as much cinnamon water
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take six figs, and boil them till they be soft, then stamp them with some leaven
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lay it hot as it may be suffered upon the swelling, and it will ripen it draw and heal it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take six manipuli of saxifrage, four manipuli of agrimony, two manipuli of your devil's bit
...
those herbs that will be gone before you take up your beef you must use them dried
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take six pounds of May butter fresh out of the churn, beaten well
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you may give to poor people that are troubled with any aches. This ointment will keep perfect good for three years
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take small green pippins, and pick off the black end then prick holes through them
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when they are cold pot them and lay a white paper upon them within the pot, so you may keep them all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take smallage, rue, fennel, vervain, agrimony, betony
...
drop that water in the sore eye every night, probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take southern-wood, self-heal, smallage, sage, herb of grace, plantain
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boil it to the form of a plaster, strain it and keep it for your use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take southern-wood, wormwood, bugles, mugwort, wood-betony
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this drink must be made in the month of May or gathered and mingled together and dried within doors in the shade
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take spring water, red rose water, plantain water, eye bright water
...
you need not fling away the apples every time you dress it but put them into a dish to use again several times
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take stone horse dung, put it in white wine, or ale
...
strain it and drink a little draught
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take strawberry leaves, cinquefeuille scabious, agrimony
...
shred the herbs bruise the roots and use them as aforesaid
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take strong beer, boil in it a good quantity of St. John's wort
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put in some white bread crumbs and some red rose leaves so boil it to a poultice
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take sugar candy, four ounces. Beat it to a fine powder
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when they be dry you may box and keep them all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take syrup of quinces, one ounce and a third, syrup of mints, one third of an ounce
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mingle them in carduus-benedictus water, or balm water, five ounces
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take tanner's ooze, made only of the bark, and clarify one pottle of it
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lay them upon the sore four or five times a day letting the undermost cloth lie still for it will make it bleed in pulling it off
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take ten wardens, pared and cored
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strain it as you use it, which must be often, every day, a spoonful at a time
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the blades of unset leeks, stamp them and put them into honey
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it will stint the bleeding and will draw out the bruised blood and make it clean
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the bones of a mouse, and the root of tormentil
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for all manner of sickness in man's body or in the womb, or for all manner of poison and venom and the dropsy, and palsy, and the wallowing about a man's heart
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the bottom of a rye loaf pricked full of cloves
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lay it hot to your belly heating it again as it cooleth
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the brightest wax and resin, of each two pounds
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make it into cakes to spread upon leather, or else dip in your linen cloth, to make sere-cloth
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the claws of a goat's foot, beat them to powder
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a spoonful at a time till he be whole and well
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the crag end of a neck of mutton and veal, boil it in a pipkin
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thicken this broth with oatmeal bruised
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the flowers of lavender, clean picked and stripped
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take a piece of scarlet and dip it in the water, and lay it warm to the nape of the neck
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the gall of a hare and aqua vitae and woman's milk
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for a man you must take the milk of a female child, and for a woman you must take the milk of a male child
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the juice of coleworts, woman's milk, and a little rose-water
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drop of it into the eye, and bind a colewort leaf upon it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the juice of rue and drop in two or three drops of it to the same ear
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and lie uppermost with it a little while
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the juice of southern-wood and warm it with a brush
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smooth your hair with this
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the juice of two lemons and the peel of one half a pint of verjuice
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a quarter of a pound of loaf sugar and three pints of milk hot from the cow
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the leaf and the root of foal-foot
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put some of this powder in the yolk of an egg and sup it of every morning fasting
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the leaves of agrimony, a good quantity, wash them and a good quantity of honey
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it is very good to anoint the mould after the plaster is raised
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the leaves of herb-robert, comfrey
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once in two days, lay on fresh medicine
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the pissell of a hart, and dry it in an oven till it be as hard as a race of ginger
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let the party drink of it first in the morning and last at night
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the powder of burnt eggshells
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and sniff it up into the nostril that bleedeth
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the roots of a single peony, fresh out of the ground
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hang it about your neck between your breasts it will make you vomit when the headache troubles you and if you continue it, it will give you much ease
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the roots of herb-robert and comfrey roots a like quantity, wrap them in a wet paper
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give the child it to eat a quantity thereof twice every day
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the seed of plantain, and beat it
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it may be given to a child probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the seeds of ashen keas, beat them to powder
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and drink a quantity of them in some liquor every morning and boil some in porridge
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the skin of a wild cat being dressed
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the hair side must be next your skin
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the tallow of a ram, and rye meal then make a plaster
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and lay it to the sore
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the white of a new laid egg and beat it very well
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keep it in a glass and so wash your face with it where the worms are
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the white of an egg, and beat it up to an oil
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then dress it as often with it as with convenience you can till it be whole
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the white strings or roots of primroses, wash them clean
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drink thereof a quarter of a pint, morning and evening, probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the whites of five or six eggs, a handful of fine sugar, and as much rose water
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set a fair rosemary branch in your loaf and cast your snow upon it with a spoon
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take the youngest roots you can get, and lay them in water
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when it is dry you may box and keep it all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take these flowers and clip the yellowest part of them then take twice so much sugar as they do weigh
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take it off the fire, and cook it so may you box it and keep it all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take three gallons of milk from the cow, sorrel, sink-field, strawberry leaves
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these ingredients will make but one gallon of water, which will be quickly spent
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take three or four drops of the oil of anise seeds in your drink
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you shall find great ease for the stone colic
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take three quarters of a pound of the finest yellow virgin wax
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is excellent for wounds in the head, and elsewhere, that require some comfortable heat and little or no drawing
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take three quarters of an ounce of the leaves of senna
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apply to his stomach hot cloths lest he cast it up again
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take three quarts of water, and put therein two little chickens
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give the patient to drink as often as you can get them to take it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take tongue-wort, honey, and rye meal make a plaster
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and lay it to the sore
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take tops of rosemary, red sage, woodbine leaves, columbine leaves
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boil all these in a quart of water, to a pint
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take turpentine, four pounds, frankincense and mastic each two ounces
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the third will be reddish as good saffron, and it is called an artificial balm
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take turpentine, one third of a pound, salad oil, one pound, beeswax, a quarter of a pound
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it preventeth the stone if it be so drank once a month
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take turpentine, washed, two pounds, honey, four ounces
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incorporated these with flour into the form of a salve
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two dozen of swallows out of the nest
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wring it through a cloth, and save the oil for your use
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two gallons of ale
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boil them together for a bath to bathe the said party with
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two good branches of rosemary, and a pretty quantity of large mace
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drink three mornings together of it, and so once a month till you are well and it will cure you
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two house snails with their shells, and a little rue
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as this foresaid quantity spendeth make fresh
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two large capons, parboil them upon a soft fire the space of an hour or more
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it drinketh not newish at all but fresh and flowereth and mantleth exceedingly and hath no windiness
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two new laid eggs, put away the whites and put both the yolks into one shell
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use this three or four times, probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two ounces of manna, dissolve it in one third of a pound of fair water
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eat it one hour before dinner and supper
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two pounds of pippins, being pared and cut in pieces
...
boil it to his thickness as aforesaid and print it with your moulds
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two quails, and a dozen of cock sparrows, roast them ready to eat
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so bake it upon a sheet of white paper, so you may keep it all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two spoonfuls of salad oil, and one spoonful of milk or cream
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roll the party about and dress it evening and morning
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take two white loaves and grate them very small
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tie it in a cloth and boil it in a beef pot
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take unguentum succo brionie
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mix all these together and the ointment is made
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take verrain and hemlock, of each one handful, boil them in fresh butter
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within two days the ague will be gone
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take waterlily leaves, called nymphea leaves
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apply them to each side of the back, but not on the ridge bone
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take white camphor leaves, leaves of hyssop and rue each a like quantity
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beat it well until it be enough and then apply it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take wine vinegar, and clay of a barrel, temper them together like an ointment
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apply it to the breasts shifting it often, if to a man to his privy parts
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take winter savoury, wild thyme, pepper and ginger
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and also the roots of elecampane, candied and angelica, both roots and tender stalks
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take woman's milk and make it blood warm, and bathe the ear within and without
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use this nine or ten days if you are very deaf
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take wood-betony and stamp it and strain it with red rose water
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you must stop your ears with black wool. Use it three weeks or one month together probatum
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take woodbine leaves and red sage, of each one manipulus
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lay the fresh leaves upon the sore
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take wormwood and rosemary, of each one manipulus
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when they are cold heat them in the sack and lay them on again, this is a present help
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take wormwood, brown mints, and plantain, grind them together in a mortar
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do this three days and the vomits shall cease
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take wormwood, hore-hound and house leek, of each one handful
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warm a little of it and drop it into your ear, stop the ear with black wool
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take yellow quinces, pare and cut them in small pieces
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when it is cold you may box them and keep them all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take your damsons out of your preserving pan and wash them in scalding water
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in like manner you may candy oranges, lettuce stalks, green ginger, pomecitrons, or any other kind of fruit
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take your mustard seed beat and searce it very fine
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then pot it up when it is cold cover it close
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take your plums and prick them in two or three places them set them upon the top of a wooden board
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so dry them always warming your oven until you see they be like prunes, then you may keep them all the year
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Take your roses and pick them strew some of them into an earthen pot
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this will be sweeter water than that which is stilled in the summer
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

Tandem errorum meum intellexi (chare amice)
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Vale et quando potes referibe. Tui amantissima Anna Ley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

Thanks for this miracle, for it is no less
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And we have eat, where we shall ne're eat more.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

That a little before the Great Fire in 1666. L'Estrange in a pamphlet entitled, A Memento. speaking of the city of London, said, in a kind of prophecy (but not so plain or threatening as this of the Examiner) - God grant, that city be not at last purged by fire; I mean before the general conflagration.
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This was much taken notice of at that time; and was verified too soon after ---
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

That burying the dead is of an elder date than burning the old examples of Abraham and the patriarchs are sufficient to illustrate.
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Children were not burnt before their teeth appeared as apprehending their bodies too tender a morsel for fire and that their gristly bones would scarce leave separable relics after the pyral combustion.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

That every man hath a particular Angel to assist him
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and we must bless God for but not pray to them. See D. Feat.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

That God is the hearer of prayer none can doubt but to encourage me to seek his face evermore in all troubles and difficulties either for my self or others
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and sanctify both to them and me what ever we meet with that we may cheerfully say the will of the Lord be done
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

That I have set down these meditations I do not repent, though should I read the Bible a thousand times over I find it might ever afford fresh matter of observation, and variety of pious thoughts, would spring from that ever flowing fountain of divine truths.
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So that what I have here said signifies nothing more than to shew with what application of mind the Holy Scripture ought to be read.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

That integrity and uprightness may preserve me I have made choice of the ensuing words for my morning meditation and the object of my daily practice Psalm 139: 23 24 verses
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And eternal glory shall ever be ascribed to God the father the son and the holy ghost
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

That is, to all the Jewish converts wheresoever they were.
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God is not the cause of any evil, either of sin or punishment. not formally, and so far forth as it is evil. but materially all evils of punishment are from God. Amos.3.6.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

That is truly to repent, without pride
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which was to give us a testimony of the mystery of our salvation
British Library; MS Egerton 607

That kings should be nursing fathers to his people was the promise God made by his evangelical prophet Isaiah, and he hath graciously been pleased to make it good in many; and particularly now to us in taking away our stepfather and bringing home our true father to be a nurse a careful overseer as well as a king to govern his people
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The king is the last person that will feel the effects of this which threatens famine and yet he is the first that takes order for the preventing it, which is by fasting and prayer and humbling ourselves before him who can only help who will I hope accept of the devotion of the king and evidence it by granting a blessing to him and to his people
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

That measure of food is exactly proportionable which the stomach hath such power and mastery over as it can perfectly concoct and digest in the midst of any employments either of mind or body, and which withall sufficeth to the due nourishment of the body.
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The true secret of preserving union among the good, is to entertain perpetual differences among the bad.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

That our souls are immortal and cannot die has been the belief of all mankind
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that the soul survive the funeral of the body or they could never have made gods of them
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

That the birth of Christ was, none denies that professeth Christianity. but at what time, and whether that time should be solemnly kept as a religious duty is a question that hath occasioned much debate in the world
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but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth and as many as walk according to this rule peace shall be upon them and upon the Israel of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

That the blood of the ram of consecration being put upon the tip of Aaron's right ear the thumb of his right hand and upon the great toe of his right foot and so in the same manner to his sons
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and that their foot may stand in an even place and not occasion stumbling to others
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

That the chief felicity of man consists in the true knowledge and enjoyment of God
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but faith sees it through a cloud and in the assurance of it cheerfully passes through all difficulties of this mortal pilgrimage.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

That the Lord is a hearer of prayer is manifested by the return he hath granted to my supplications that with my whole soul I have many times offered up for the preservation of my son who the Lord hath brought safe home again
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he will then be endued with that spirit of thine which will lead him in all well pleasing in thy sight for which I will ever say
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

That there is a certain sense of the deity implanted in the mind of all men by an instinct of nature is most evident
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only the worship of God by which the pure aspire to immortality renders them superior to all other creatures
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

That we may set bounds to our ensuing discourse
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ways shall be embraced that tend to a holy and righteous conversation
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

That which I last insisted on pro[?] these words was taken from the general design of them to manifest that the work of sanctification is a gradual progressive [illeg.]
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I do not know that private persons are warranted to pray for ministerial gifts but for the spirit of edification as parent, musters etc to use them to the end God hath instituted them for his own glory.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

That which is called Beauty in us, is Majesty in God.
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For of him and through him and in him are all things
British Library; Add. MS 4454

That which makes meadows look so yellow is the great abundance of renunculus or crow foot flowers
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or meadow cresses white of all which cat tail will eat
Cambridge University Library; MS Additional 8460

The advantage I have made of the various circumstances of my life makes me not omit to record what I have many times formerly observed and I find still continues to be the method that my God thinks fit to continue with me
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Or make me more patient the time thou thinkst fit she should be with me that so I may not sin against thee for her folly
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The affection of Love is natural
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

The Almighty bless you all with his divine blessing
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And think when you receive any blessing that you receive that of your Dear Father's also (I representing him all)
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The ancient Lacedaemonians in their solemn feasts used to force their slaves to overcharge themselves with wine
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that by the apparent beastliness of drunkenness they might work in them an abhorrence of so loathsome a vice
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The angels fell, and man fell, he spared not the angels, but chose the seed of Abraham
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nothing in us for we are all sold under sin, nothing but thy infinite love
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

The angels fell, and man fell, he spared not the angels, but chose the seed of Abraham
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nothing in us for we are all sold under sin, nothing but thy infinite love
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

The angels fell, and man fell; he spared not the angels, but chose the seed of Abraham
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nothing in us, we are all sold under sin, nothing but thy infinite love
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

The angels fell, and man fell, he spared not the angels, but chose the seed of Abraham
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nothing in us, we are all sold under sin, nothing but thy infinite love
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

The Apostle says now ye are the body of Christ and as helps to live suitable to it I desire henceforth to bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus that the world may be crucified unto me and I unto the world
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This so I may hold up the faith that formerly I destroyed that God may be gloried in me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

The Apostle says what is your life it is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time and vanisheth away. And lest I might not believe it as the apostle's doctrine this last night's experience teaches me how frail man is.
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Lord I believe that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin Oh remember this thy word unto thy servant upon which thou hast caused me to hope
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

The Apostle St Paul who was a worker together with God shows the Corinthians the way
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that I may become the servant of God and have fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

The Art of Divine Chemistry page 1
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Meditations and prayers concerning the King [page] 371
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

The beginning of a gracious disposition is to be qualified with joy.
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what sour, peevish dispositions ariseth in the temper of men and women.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The beloved Apostle, being desirous that all that were called to the fellowship of Christ sufferings, might know how to have and value an interest in them
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strengthen me for this victory and make it perfect, that by faith I may overcome all things, that separates from thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

The best thing we can do for another
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but in order to make us good
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The body is oftentimes made use of to demonstrate the affections of the soul, and examples are borrowed from temporal things the better to express what is spiritual
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and that thou makest it perpetual in giving me that water after which I shall never thirst because it will be a well of water springing up to everlasting life
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

The book of Daniel, part historical, and part prophetical, contains the history of 600 year; beginning with Babel's first, and reaching thence to Jerusalem's fall by the Romans.
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and after his return, of doing mischief to Jerusalem, as if these things had rather been historified, than foretold by the prophet.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The book of Judges containeth the history of the memorable things done in their times, which being computed from Joshua to Eli, amounts to 300 year saving one.
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The stars fighting in their courses against Sisera; by which poetical expression is meant Sisera's being remarkably defeated by a visible hand from heaven:
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The book of Kings records from the end of David's reign to the end of Jehoshaphat's which was the space of an 118 years.
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but it is providence, that ordereth the occasions; and the seasons, and the other circumstances of God's punishments.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The Book of Leviticus contains the whole Oconimy [economy?] under the Levitical law which in all its ceremonies was typical and held some relation to him that was the lamb slain from the beginning of the world by whom only sin is purged and our atonement made
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To pass over the fire at Taborah which by Moses' prayer was quenched I shall come to the next chapter where the Lord appeared terrible in the behalf of his servant Moses
National Library of Scotland; MS 6498

The books which are written, do in their kinds, represent the faculties of the mind of man; poetry, his imaginations; philosophy, his reason; and history, his memory;
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But this is true, that in no sort of writings there is a greater distance between the good and the bad, no not between the most excellent poet, and the vainest rhymer; nor between the deepest philosopher and the most frivolous schoolmen; than there is between good histories, and those that unworthily bear that title.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F41

The cause which moved me to undertake this discourse was a childlike regard of my father's memory and honour
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let me neither for love nor fear justify the guilty or condemn the innocent.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

The certainty of earthly and temporal favours is uncertainty of enjoying them long
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the whole tyme of his Life after the passing away of his estate was but nine months
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

The 1 chapter Acts. Here St Luke tells Theophilus, that he had made a former treatise
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to him be all glory and honour and praise given both now and forever more. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The 1 chapter. Here Paul writes to the people
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that so they may dwell with thee forever.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The 1 chapter. Here St Paul writes to the Ephesians given them the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
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to have a true blessing in him. Amen, Sweet Jesus, Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The 1 chapter Joel. Here the Lord, by his prophet Joel, exhorts them to repentance
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and let us ever give thanks for his goodness to us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The chief design of it was to vindicate the liberty of the Gospel from the Judaical yoke which by being imposed upon all Gentiles was like to prove a great hindrance to the progress of the Gospel among the heathens, or uncircumcision of whom St Paul professed to be the Apostle.
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It was added to serve but (till the seed should come to whom the promise was made
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The chief felicity of life consisting in the knowledge of God that the way to this beatitude might lie open before men
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the manifestation which god hath hereby given of himself stands as a perpetual witness against them who change the truth of god into a lie and worship and serve the creature more then the creator.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Church having before celebrated a day in remembrance of one of this name joined with Philip dedicates this day to the other disciple who was brother of John
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Let not the many troubles I meet with make me wish for death nor no prosperous condition make me wish for life but in both let thy spirit guide me in the way that's most agreeable to thee who art my god my glory the lifter up of my head
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

The Church in commemoration of this blessed evangelist sets this day apart and though he was not one of the twelve disciples yet it is very probable he was one of the seventy that was sent two and two in every city and place where the Lord would come as so many harbingers before to make preparations for him
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and therefore I ought not by my want of charity to exclude any to whom thou hast opened a door of hope for God is no respecter of persons for (of all conditions) he that feareth him and worketh righteousness is accepted with him
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

The Church is indeed a sanctuary
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there if it get in 'tis my own fault
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The Church this day celebrates the memory of that worthy servant of God who hath the testimony of the spirit that he was a good man full of the holy ghost and of faith
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so let me be circumspect in all my actions that I may not (to follow my own inclinations) do anything to bring a disrespect upon that truth which leads to thee through the way that is eternal life
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

The commanding power of custom is wonderful
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make what's a debt to nature a sacrifice to God
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The commission is writ by Mr Secretary and I have had it sealed in such a manner that no creature has the least knowledge of the thing, but the persons already named.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The condition which we are in
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O my Soul for the Lord hath dealt graciously with thee
British Library; MS Egerton 607

The contents of this book (beside the numberings) is partly historical of the people's travellings troubles, rebellions, their punishment dangers and deliverances;
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and not otherwise did Hydospes (an ancient king of the Medes) and the Sybills speak clearly of the coming of Christ; the Holy Spirit moving them and governing their tongues.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The continuance of Mr Graeme's distemper in his eye disabling him to preach today and this being a fair day and finding myself in a good measure of health
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which I hope the Lord did accept as a sacrifice well pleasing in his sight who knows I desire above all things to be devoted to his fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

The continuance of my distemper being sometimes so well as if at this time the bitterness of death were past
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the life which I now live in the flesh may be by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me so shall Christ be to me both in life and death advantage
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The continuance of that which I was displeased with mentioned page 267. And being more increased, than any way diminished, made me seriously reflect upon the best way of remedy
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which blessed Lord I beg for thy own name sake, that so we may live like a family that is devoted to thy fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

The conversion of the Macedonians to the faith by the labours of Paul and Timothy is set down Acts 16:12. 20:3.
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Where it is above the reach of reason, and depends upon the authority of the lawgiver, is confirmed by miracles, which carrying omnipotency and God's seal perpetually annexed to them, need not desire but command admittance.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The country man's ambition has no bounds
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He will procure, and use, as ornament.
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

The Cyrenians prayed Plato to write then some laws and to appoint them some form of government for their commonwealth
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so contrarily nothing so ready to receive counsel and government than a man in adversity
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The daydawn of happiness which begins to break in
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prayer of her who is with most profound respect Sir your Royal Highness's most humble most obedient, and Most dutiful servant
Magdalen College Library; MS 343

The design of this Epistle was to stir him up to caution diligence and discharge of his offices on occasion of the creeping heresy of the Gnostics stolen in among them which had much debauched the Asiatics and made use of magic to oppose the truth of the gospel.
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the Apostles did not give the Holy Ghost to them upon whom they laid their hands, but prayed that God would give it, and he did so at the imposition of their hands.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The disciples marvelled that their Lord talked with the woman And much more it is to be marvelled that to a woman he should first say (if I observe right this fifth similitude to represent himself) I am the resurrection
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from thy being the resurrection and the life I beseech thee make my life in all things conform to this belief
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

The discourse we had the other day I hope satisfied you in the main, that Christ can have but one Church here upon Earth.
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Whether the whole Church the succession whereof has continued to this day without interruption, or particular men who have raised schisms for their own advantage.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The disturbance I have had this last night was so great at my first wakening that instead of thinking upon God and meditating upon him in the night watches
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restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me with thy free spirit Then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

The doctrine is (well nigh all of it) the asserting the unity of the divine nature and the trinity of hypostates
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and when it might more reasonable be deemed not to be any fault of the will, to which this were imputable
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The excellency and usefulness of Christian charity
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the gay and the great keep at a distance even the knowledge of others' suffering lest their own tranquility and wealth should be disturbed by it
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The Fathers observe of the Sibyls, and other oracles, that they were possessed with such shakings and transports as bereaved them of their reason.
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As I have been assured of some in great darkness of soul have had such visions of light, as both cleared, and cheered them ever after.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge but fools despise wisdom
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The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge but fools
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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For they shall be a comely ornament unto thine head, and as chains for thy neck
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

The first Book of the New Testament was not written till eight years after Christ's ascension. and St Mark's Gospel 12.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The First Book Printed - | Sermon | 1. Never man spake like this man. John 7.46
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18 For our conversation is in heaven - Philippians 3. 20. p.379. | 19 | 20.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

The first chapter Galatians. Here we see Saint Paul begins his doctrine with a blessing
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and blessed be his holy name now and forever more. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The first chapter. Here he speaks to the people of Corinth
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and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with us all. Amen.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The first charge I give thee I learned of Solomon Eccl.12.1 Remember thy creator in the days of thy youth.
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Mark I pray thee these following rules for ordering thy life spend the day as I instruct thee and God will bless thee and all thy good endeavours
British Library; Add. MS 27467

The first charge I give thee I learned of Solomon Eccles.12.1 Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth
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Mark I pray thee these following rules for ordering thee and all thy good endeavours
British Library; Add. MS 4378

The first Olympiad was 779 before the era of Christ.
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Montaigne will hardly allow any physician competent but only for such diseases as himself had passed through.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

The first that appeared to honour the cause was the noble peer Charles Lord North and Grey.
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he really was a witness on my side and confirmed Mr Grey's testimony destroying the doctor's plea.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The first year by Dr Bentley | Sermon | 1. The Folly of Atheism. | The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God - | Psalm 14th Verse 1.
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8 Of Prophecies Vindicated. | We have also a more sure word of prophecy, whereunto ye do well that ye take heed - 2 Peter 1.19
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

The fondness we have to please others
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in order to a most glorious prize
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The foregoing meditation may be some way confirmed by this that there was one Anna a widow that was a prophetess and though I will not go the length that Solomon doth who says that which hath been is now but this I may say that which hath been may be and the same God who endued this woman with the spirit of prophecy may afford some ray of it when he please and to whom he please for he giveth not the spirit by measure
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and as an aged woman likewise in behaviour as becometh holiness and looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our saviour Jesus Christ to whom with thee and the blessed spirit be ascribed everlasting praise honour and dominion over all and for evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

The forepart of this last night I found the benefit of Mr Graeme's prayers (who came to me after sermon when I was very ill
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and to excite all I converse with to fear thee oh king of nations for to thee doth it appertain
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The former chapter as we have seen was spent in a consolation against troubles.
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you look upon him not only as your observer but as your upholder.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. E. 260

The former two verses was in the singular but this is in the plural for it is every particular man's faith that must apply salvation
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to them he becomes salvation and well may they then with joy draw water from the wells from whence it comes
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

The frequent marks of duty and affection to my person and government which I receive from both Houses of Parliament must needs be very acceptable to me.
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The subject of this address is of such a nature that I am persuaded you do not expect a particular answer.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F32

The geese were providentially ordained to save the capitol.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

The god of Abraham the god of Isaac
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and forever world without end Amen
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

The God of all mercies & the father of all consolation shew unto you more & more the riches of his mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord
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in his heavenly Kingdom where we shall never be seperate again but reign with him for ever through the worthy merits of Jesus Christ to whom with the Father and the holy Spirit be all honour praise and glory for ever and ever Amen. Your own to use in the Lord for ever Margaret Cunningham
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

The gods said he, have given us Grecians all things in a mean
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but when the gods have continued a man's good fortune to the end, then we think that in an happy and blessed
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Teaching us etc St Paul had in his former epistles directed them to the Romans Corinthians Galatians
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So shall to the king eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The great and holy God created all things both in heaven and earth to praise him and as the greatest of Kings was honoured by his acceptation
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Make the King perfect in every good work to do his will working in him that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

The great and inexpressible troubles and distraction I have lain under since I came into my trouble,
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unto whom with thyself and Holy Spirit be ascribed all glory honour power might and dominion for ever and ever Amen | Dear Lord Jesus receive my spirit | Amen
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The great God, and Lord of heaven, and earth, whose we are, and who we only ought to serve
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and cease not, to call often, as David 7 times a day upon the holy name of the Lord, by whom we shall be saved.
East Sussex Record Office; ASH 3501

The great storm of rain and wind this morning brought me often to the window to pray for the Lord's putting a restraint upon it that the expectation of the husbandman might not fail nor the hopes of such as next to God's mercy depends on the fruits of the ground
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Whoso is wise and will observe these things even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

The Greek context of this present Tome
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severally imprinted by Tomes or volumes. Fare you well.
Cambridge University Library; MS Dd.1.18

The head, and heart of the confederacy
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Say all that's great and good, and he was that.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

The highest birth shall be under the flesh
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Shall from all ages to all age endure
British Library; Add. MS 10037

The history of Bell and of the Dragon. Now we see here that Cyrus the Persian was king
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for he is our strong tower of defence, and great deliverer.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The History of Susanna. Here we see one whose name was Joachim
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for he is ever a good & gracious Lord to us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The holy Lord and great law giver enacted it for a statute to Israel that none should appear before him empty at that feast of unleavened bread which was celebrated in commemoration of their deliverance from the Egyptian bondage
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therefore give me that gift of righteousness by which I may exalt thy name and for ever glorify the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

The ignorant Physician oft does kill
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Him from, may sooner send him, to the grave
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

The increase of my distemper hath been such as to make me obey the apostle advice in sending for the elders of the church our minister to pray for me
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that no temporal nor spiritual wants may weaken my faith but rather establish it because it is built upon a rock and that rock is Christ
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The indispositions that I heard my daughter was in at Pitfirrane all this week was a trouble to me to hear it
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And for continuing his goodness to me unto this minute under all the trials and troubles that I have met with near 24 year which none but himself could do Exalted be the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The invisible church is the company of those whom God hath chosen to eternal life at all times, and in all places
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The impure are those in which the word of God and his sacraments are not rightly administered
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

The invisible church is the company of those whom God hath chosen to eternal life, at all times, and in all places
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The impure are those in which the word of God, and his sacraments are not rightly administered
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

The invisible church is the company of those whom God hath chosen to eternal life at all times and in all places
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The impure are those in which the word of God and his sacraments are not rightly administered
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

The invisible church is the company of those whom God hath chosen to eternal life, at all times, and in all places
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The impure are those in which the word of God and his sacraments are not rightly administered
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

The Judges this day have sentenced for us.
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That the Lease was fit to continue with me for the preservation of his interest to whom it did belong.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord
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A haughty look and a proud heart, which is the light of the wicked, is sin
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

The King's wrath is like the roaring of a lion
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He that hath mercy upon the poor lendeth to the Lord
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

The kingly prophet and sweet Psalmist said I am as a wonder unto many
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my sincere desire to perform all acts of obedience suitable to one that desires to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

The kings of Tharsis and of the isles shall give presents the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring gifts
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Hallelujah
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

14 The knowledge of God the Redeemer is gathered from the fall of man and the material cause of redemption
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by sitting at the right hand of the father from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead and thus he hath merited for us the favour of God and eternal salvation.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Lady Diana Holland dreamed, a while after the death of her mother, the Countess of Holland
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He had a second fit of sickness a while after, and then he died. It being a summons to him indeed.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The large volume of Zonaras, is divided,
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that carries, of itself, obedience, and absolute performance.
Cambridge University Library; MS Dd.1.18

The last Monday what I said to all my servants and the occasion of it is written in a loose paper at the end of this book
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in whom we may grow an holy temple unto the Lord and an habitation of God through the spirit
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

the Last Night I had a dream
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freely Revelations the 22nd & the 27 verse
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

The last week I attended a friend of mine (Cousin Birkenhead's wife, Mr Prier's daughter) to her grave.
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The 21 April Aunt Wilson mother to Cousin Samuel Wilson. ['Aged 79' also appears at the end of this msItem, but it is unclear whether it refers to 'Aunt Wilson'.]
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The Light of Heavens Divine providence hath hitherto been my Splendour, my Luminary.
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By the perpetual changes we see in this world, God will prepare us for those durable constancies we shall find forever in the next.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The Lord by the psalmist saith whoso offereth praise glorifieth me. Oh that I could offer up such praises as what I have heard concerning others deserve and as to my own present circumstances are evidences of mercy that so I might glorify God
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Lord teach me how to order my conversation aright And then thou wilt shew me the salvation of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

The Lord hath pronounced it as a curse for sin that their disobedience shall be rewarded with a curse upon their basket and their store
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we shall in that find more joy even in wants more than when corn and wine and oil abounds
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

The Lord have compassion on these multitudes of people that are took away daily
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Then will they be happier than if they were transferred to be Kings and Princes in this world.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The Lord having been pleased to continue his goodness to me in vouchsafing moderate rest to me this last past night deserves my morning sacrifice of praise
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therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice My soul followeth hard after thee thy right hand upholdeth me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The Lord is king and hath put on glorious apparel
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Glory be to the father and to the son etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

The Lord it seems did not think fit to grant my requests concerning my Lady Burleigh for she died in 3 days after I left her
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whether I live or die be thou oh Christ to me both in life and death advantage and I will ever glorify thy name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked shall perish
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to cut off the remembrance of them from of the earth
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish
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to cut off the remembrance of them from of the earth
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish
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to cut off the remembrance of them from of the earth
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked shall perish
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to cut off the remembrance of them from of the earth
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

The Lord of all mercies and the father of all consolation show unto you more & more the riches of his mer-cies in Christ Jesus our Lord,
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in his heavenly Kingdom where we shall never be separate again, but reign with him for ever, through the worthy merits of Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and holy Spirit be all honour praise and glory forever and ever. Amen. Your own to use in the Lord forever (signed) Margaret Cunningham
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

The Lord said unto Moses and Aaron this month shall be to you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year.
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So shall I build up the faith that once I destroyed and God shall be glorified in me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

The Lord was pleased from my Childhood to be following me with much pains, drawing my affections after that which was best,
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I was helped to supplicate the Lord for pity and Committed the matter to himself for preparation, and am desirous to wait his time, and expect for good at his hands.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 32.4.4

The lord was pleased from my childhood to be following me with much pains, drawing my affections after that which was best,
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I was helped to supplicate the lord for pity & committed the matter to him for preparation, & am desirous to wait his time, and expect for good at his hands.
National Library of Scotland; MS Adv. 34.5.19, fols. 184-284

The Lord was pleased this last night again to refresh me much with quiet composed rest as I had the night before
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which was this day shed cleanse me from all filthiness both of flesh and spirit and make me perfect in holiness in the fear of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The love of God that is sincere is supreme in the soul above the love of any particular creature or all together
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It loves heaven because God is most eminently there and longs for consummation and perfection to be eternally in his glorious presence
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Lutheran is liable to many of the same absurdities with the Romish doctrine about the Eucharist, because consubstantiation denies the certainty of our senses in the proper objects, and consequently destroys the great evidence of the Christian religion.
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A religion that was not embarrassed with any of those absurdities which are maintained by the many various sects in Christendom whereof he gave me a scheme in a mathematical method by way of definitions axioms, postulata, and propositions whereby I was through God's mercy delivered from the errors and superstitions of my pagan religion.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

The main design of St Paul here is fully to state and determine the great controversy between the Jews and Gentiles, about the obligation of the rites and ceremonies of the Jewish law,
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Rom: 7.19 See Dr Taylor's discourse of temptation. page.104
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The main scope of the Holy Ghost in this book is to glorify God, by the manifestation of his truth in his promises, and his power in performance;
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and could not be appeased till seven of Saul's sons were delivered to the Gibeonites grieved, and by them hanged up.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The main scope of this book is to continue and declare the genealogies of our Saviour Christ, and that he descended of Boaz a Jew and of Ruth a Moabitess Gentile,
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v 16: laid it in her bosom That is; did tenderly love and cherish it as its dry nurse.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The man that's resolute and just
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By mean ignoble verse
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The many variety of reasons that I have to be humbled this day not only for my own offences (that displeased the Lord and for which he thought fit to take from me what was dearly beloved
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To the only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power now and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The massacre is likely to be executed chiefly in this city.
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The Paris massacre doth let us see, what cruel bloody work, and tragedies are then like to be acted.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

The Meditation of A Blessed Interest in Gods Ordinance
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O Lord say unto my Soul, that Thou art My Salvation.
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

the memory is one of the most necessary faculties of the soul, and never more useful than when it is employed, to bring past things present, to be a means to support a desolate spirit by a seasonable application
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Oh give thanks unto the God of heaven for his mercy endureth for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

The misery of the siege of Rochel was almost incredible but to such only as have seen it.
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A barbarous pastime it was at feasts where men stood upon a rolling globe with their neck in a rope fastened to a beam and a knife in their hands ready to cut it when the stone was rolled away, wherein if they failed they lost their lives to the laughter of the spectators.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

The more I examine your two last impertinent letters; the one to my duchess, the other to myself, I cannot but heartily despise and contemn you.
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'Tis too vulgar an expression to bid you kiss my a=e, therefore I bid you kiss my bol=s
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The mortified man, is the only true sanctified man, he is not truly mortified that is not able to subdue the lusts and evil motions of his own heart
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It is the devil's sophistry to sever the means from the end
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious, Box 1, Folder 13

The most fundamental thing in religion saith Seneca is to acknowledge the being of God
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without which there can be no religion and in another place
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The most remarkable points I have observed out of all the works of Doc. Donne [John Donne] I doe refer to two points. Which are prosperity, and adversity.
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Honour and fortune crowned his industry, crosses and troubles did the same to his graces, which fitted him for his highest and eternal Crown.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom and his tongue talketh of judgment
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Let us commit the keeping of our souls to him in well doing as unto a faithful creator
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

The natural man perceiveth not the things, that are of god
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governeth it by his fight and shall ruinate it at his will
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

The next duty equal to this thou must perform to all the world in general do to all men as thou wouldst they should do unto thee
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only this is conditional he forgive us as we forgive others our saviour hath taught us no other way to desire it and in the 18 of Matthew he shows god will no otherwise grant it
British Library; Add. MS 27467

The next duty equal to this thou must perform to all the world in general. Do to all men as thou wouldst they should do unto thee.
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only this is conditional he forgive us as we forgive others our saviour hath taught us no other way to desire it and in the 18 of Matt he shows God will no other wise grant it
British Library; Add. MS 4378

The next thing that they were to be instructed in that were to be baptised
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God is faithful that hath promised and will accomplish it in his time.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Nicene Creed so called by the first General Council held at Nice, it was thought necessary
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which is absolutely agreeable to the sense and meaning of the apostles themselves
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The number of his children which God had given him were ten
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in the next place I will relate
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

The occasion of writing my rules for devotion was my one infirmity, it was put together when I was but two or three and twenty
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and when my mind was present the coldest forms did not want heat and power
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The 12 of March 1664, my Aunt Marget was 68 years old.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

The old law is a proposition to the new
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but extended to all nations in the world
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

The papists hold, that, because kings were anointed
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and not from earth is the sovereignty of Princes
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

the parings of an earthen floor, cut them about the bigness of fritters
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when they are hot, put them in a bag and apply them where the pain is
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

The parish clerk of Bromley near Bow pretends to have a mighty knack at suiting his psalms to the times, and is well versed in Sternhold and Hopkins.
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So that unluckily, his friends were as much disobliged by this verse which they thought hit themselves; as they were pleased with the other, which they conceived was a home stroke upon their adversaries.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

The Prayer of Manasseh King of the Jews. Here he prays unto the Lord who is the Almighty God
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let us praise the Lord God for ever and ever, putting our whole trust in him.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The Princes of Austria have all a long chin and thick lips which is a physiognomical sign of their piety constancy and integrity.
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The part of constancy is chiefly to be acted in firmly bearing the inconveniences against which no remedy is to be found
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

The prophecies of Amos, and Hosea, have a great conformity, both in respect of the time when and the persons to whom they were sent.
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v 13 the ploughman Figurative, promises of God's spiritual graces and blessings to his Church. Levit 26.5
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The prophet Jeremiah says in his Lamentation mine eye affecteth my heart. I found this true in this last night twelve month for the dreadful fire which I saw with my eye did so much affect my heart that I was even overwhelmed with it and made incapable of the exercise either of faith or reason
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therefore will I bless God while I live and say blessed be God which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

The prophet Jeremiah was a priest. called while he was young, in the reign of Josiah.
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Chap 22 v.19 sepulchre of an Ass. That is to say; that his body should be cast upon the earth, without any sepulchre at all.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The prophet says (speaking of God) he hath shewed thee oh man what is good and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God. And since there is nothing in these three that are required as duties but that which in itself is most to be desired
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strengthen me that I may perform it for thy glory the good of all concerned and the consolation of my own soul And to thy name be everlasting praise
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

The prophets have interwoven particular prophecies with those concerning the Messias, that neither the prophecies concerning the Messias should be without their proof, nor the particular prophecies without their fruit.
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so, on the other hand these particular prophecies serving in such a manner to evince and authorize those which regarded the Messias, were not without their fruit and benefit.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

The proverb calls thoughts free and the opinion that many hath of the truth of this, makes it difficult to bring them in subjection
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Lord keep my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking guile and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

The proverb fools have the fortune implies no more than that the prosperity of fools is to be imputed to their fortune, that of wise men to their merit,
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yet esteem it necessary to act under the specious guise of justice and in the good opinion of the multitude.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

The 128 Psalm being one of those appointed in the liturgy to be read this day of the month
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having occasion at the same time to write out to my daughter I mentioned these to her I wish they may make good impressions
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

1. The qualifications require to a profitable hearing of God's word. | He that hath ears to hear - Luke 8.8
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12 The Honour due to the Blessed Virgin | From henceforth to all generations shall call me blessed - Luke 1.48.49.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

The quiet rest I have had this last night being much freed, both of the cough and pain that disturbed me deserves my morning sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to my God
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hath thee not said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Lord establish thy word unto thy servant who is devoted to thy fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

The quieter I keep my spirit the better all things succeed with me and my crosses and afflictions suddenly vanish.
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concluding with St Augustine I may err but I will not be a heretic, the first being proper to a man, but the other a property of an obstinate and perverse will.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

The same reason in the former page continuing to hinder Mr Graeme from preaching and none of the Presbyterians (neither) coming to preach
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let not thy kindness depart from us neither the covenant of thy peace be removed O Lord but have mercy upon us
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

The scope of these words is to comfort and strengthen saints to be willing to die
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2nd point. It is not only a blessing to die in the Lord but there is a promise included that in that manner he will favour some of his saints that they shall so die
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Scripture addressing itself to the vulgar speaking of when it distinguisheth the true from false gods
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And the Heathen themselves did not believe the image to be God but that the gods inhabited heaven and only their power and efficacy resided in these
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Scripture sets Christ forth to us by various metaphors here of a stone.
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Christ is made to us of God wisdom righteousness and salvation and life - Galatians the 3rd and also sanctification
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The scriptures declare unto us the same things of God that are manifested in his workes
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wherefore Habakkuk condemning Idols commands that men should seek God in his own Temple and admit nothing of him but what he reveals in his word. Hab. 2. 20.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The scriptures were written for all, for that which they teach is the duty of all, that which they promise is the portion of all.
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but also from those who were eye witnesses, and instruments employed by Christ in the particulars of the story, and therefore is as credible a witness, as their authority from whom he had his instructions can render him
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The second book contains an history of 472 year; from the beginning of Solomon's reign, to the return of Israel from captivity.
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so the Moabites and Ammonites which he feared could never make the one half of those numbers, which he that commanded least among Jehoshaphat's leaders had under him
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The seduced man was first known to me at Cambridge
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into his fold, from whence you have swerved
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

The severest of God's judgments are no argument against the goodness of his providence
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that the general state of the world was much the better for it, and mankind the better disposed to receive the gospel
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The Song of the three holy children. We see in Daniel how cruel Nebuchadnezzar was to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
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and give him daily thanks for his blessings to us.
Huntington Library; MS EL 8374

The sorrow we feel for our friends' faults ought to arise out of our love for God
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shall at the day of judgement find a more favourable punishment
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

The soul is the chief part of man and that which only makes the body capable of knowing those excellencies which of itself it could not comprehend
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Hear this ye humble and exalted spirits for I desire that all in earth and heaven may hear me say
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

The spirit of a man hath its limits and it is very rare to find in one and the same person a genius equally proper for all things
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

The steps of man are ruled by the Lord
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The light of the Lord is the breath of man
Newberry Library; Wing MS ZW 645.K29

The Thessalonians though they gladly embraced the doctrine of the Christian faith, and continued constant in the profession thereof; yet were much discouraged and dismayed at the persecutions raised against believers for the truth's sake by the Jews;
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Is not that reason best, of two uncertainties that depend upon ambiguous expectation, to believe that rather which carries some hope in it, than that at all which carries none.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The third part of the book containeth, an instruction for prayer precepts or sentences before prayer, and twelve prayers.
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The fourth part; is a treatise declaring the trouble of life, and profit of death. Finis. Elizabeth: Ashbornham.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

The time is now again approaching where Christ is exhibited and all the riches of his merits under the form of bread and wine which sacramentally is his body and blood
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I will again renew my vows at the approaching sacrament and give myself and all I have entirely up to thee who art my God and will for ever save me because I have no hope but in the shadow of thy wings
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

The title of this chapter is a joyful thanksgiving of the faithful for the mercies of God
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which being considered well may the prophet Isay teach this lesson both as a general and particular instruction
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

The tribute we owe to God who demands a tenth of our substance and a seventh of our time
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

1 The true wisdom of men, is sited in the knowledge of God, the Creator, and the Redeemer.
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Nothing is done by hazard although the causes are hidden but by the will of God as well that which is secret which we cannot pry into yet reverently adore as that which is revealed in the law and the Gospel.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The truly liberal man reserveth not the disposal of all once at his death
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which are only due to their mortality, when as were they immortal they would never be liberal
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The twelve smaller prophets anciently made but one book.
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18 fir tree They shall find in me all the good they desire, as in a tree that yields good fruit and pleasant shade
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The two Armies being now come to a clear entreview
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and reserve the encounter for the history following.
Cambridge University Library; MS Dd.1.19

The two books of Chronicles were of old compiled in one, which contains an history of 3457 year at least, even from the first man (1 Chron 1:1.) to the return of the Babylonish captivity. 2 Chron 36.22.
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v 29 Samuel, Nathan, God These three, as is supposed one after another wrote the two books which carried the title of Samuel.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

The virtues of the mind may be discovered in the countenance
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Reverence shows itself in modesty, joy, in serenity, and truth in openness and simplicity
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

1. The want of any history or tradition, ancienter than what is consistent with the received opinion of the time of the world's beginning
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but if they will choose to be fools and to be miserable he will leave them to inherit their own choice and to enjoy the portions of sinners
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

The wars and peace that we have had these late years with that people hath employed several times my thoughts
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The Lord of peace himself give us peace always by all means
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

The ways of Sion do mourn because none come to her solemn feasts
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See O Lord and consider for I am become vile
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

The Whole Duty of Boards by G:B: D.D:
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The downfall of Nierimdego. a Tragedy with Sculptures by P. Settle or E Settle
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The whole seventeen provinces of Holland are not above a thousand English miles in circuit,
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To confirm this the keeping of their own language is an argument unanswerable, the change whereof ever follows upon the fully vanquished.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

The whole sum of that which can truly be accounted wisdom in us is comprehended in these two parts the knowledge of God and the knowledge of our selves which are so interwoven in each other that it is hard to say which precedes and brings forth the other.
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This is that which hath always stricken even the purest saints with dread and horror when they apprehended the presence of God Judges the 13.22. Esay 6.8 Ese. i. 28. Job. 9.4. Gen. 18. 27.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The Widow's Mite page 1
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Upon my distemper beginning January 21 [page] 333
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

The wise man says to every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven
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To the only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power now and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

the womb of all Holy duties is Grace
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who does not hate all sin
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

The word of God by some is fitly compared to a well furnished shop that hath in it all things suitable for all men under all conditions
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where there is fullness of joys for evermore and can abundantly make up what ever is wanting here
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

The words may be taken either as a direction how to attain man's ultimate end to glorify God which is by bringing forth much fruit
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It may be a great motive to us that God hath joined our good to his glory that they go together.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

The writers of diaries record the most memorable things that befall them.
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and whoever will attend to it may find many of his Psalms to be a register of divine dispensation towards him, and of the frame of his spirit under them left to posterity to make their best use of them.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F30

The yearly value of my father's lands left unto him by my grandfather did amount unto four hundred pounds a year
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they paid thirteen hundred pounds which his father left him in debt and made a purchase for him ere he attained to age of eighteen years
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

Their tyranny is at an end, and their ruin very near.
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I can only advise them to become their fall, like Caesar and die with decency.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Then dare not for the future once rehearse
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In the other sirens warble in each line
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Then the prayer for grace and intercession as in the morning
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

Then the same concluding prayer as in the morning
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

There are some who think so well of their own minds, that they are able to take care of their own business
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be managed by any kind of wisdom or councel and not left wholly to chance
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

There being not room to proceed here with my meditations on the writings of the Holy Prophets, it follows in page 178 ----
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F44

There is few things in these late times have been more uneasy to me; than to stay from Church when I was well,
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for the glory of his name and the meritorious death and intercession of the Lord Jesus blessed for ever more
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

There is few things more considerable to be looked after than the hypocrisy of the heart, for what good action or duty soever the best or most sincere can perform a hypocrite may outgo them in it
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and since love is the fulfilling of the law I will love thee oh my God though I cannot keep all thy commandments
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

There is few things more treacherous than one's own imagination for it oftentimes makes a man betray himself and as oft represents what's terrible to him
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who desires not the death of any but that all should come to the knowledge of the truth which will dispel all vain imaginations and fix them on the rocks of ages
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

There is few things that have been done of late that have occasioned more variety of opinions than this Act
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then all would join in one hymn and say glory be to God on high and on earth peace and good will towards men
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

There is few things that I have had more combats with myself for than for the rash censuring and condemning them that are more than ordinary in seeming to be religious
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so if I could like the bee draw honey out of every flower I might delight myself, be useful to others and glorify the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

There is mention of an account from Sicily of apprehension of a new eruption of Mount Eball or Aetna
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as it forced its way to the sea by the Walls of Catanea running unmixed and boiling for near a league into the sea
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

There is no better way to moderate suspicion than to account upon suspicions as true
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as if that should be true that he suspects, yet it may do him no hurt
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

There is no blessing that was ever promised to the Church or people of God but a day hath been prefixed for the accomplishment of it
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Oh that I could declare the Lord's doings without evidencing other people's sins but however while I have life I will make mention that his name is exalted and will
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

There is no doctrines of men but what are vitiated with some blackness of error; but the doctrine of Christ alone is white like snow, and altogether pure.
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which the philosophers also promised to the followers of their opinions; but Christ alone can give that which the world cannot give.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

There is no punishment but sin is the cause of it and where ever sin is, though in the most beloved people of God yet they shall not escape without severe correction
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oh that we could learn of our Lord and master that lesson of patience and humility and then we should find rest unto our souls
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

There is no surer argument of a great mind than not to be transported to anger by any accident
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which is the emblem of a brave man that lives within himself modest venerable and composed
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

There is no two things more useful to man than fire and water and yet no two things greater enemies to one another
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And to pray for that grace that may enable me the remainder of my day to live like a widow indeed
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

There is none who makes it their business to observe God's ways and their own but will find daily occasions to praise the Lord
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but extraordinary mercies such as I have received deserves extraordinary praise therefore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

There is nothing I adore more in this world than ingenuity
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And for the proper derivation of the word, I am not a scholar to know from where it comes.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

There is nothing more desirable than for a man to arrive to this temper of mind
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having a hard opinion of the government of the world, thinking it fitter to mend God than himself
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

There is nothing should outdate the remembrance of mercies or judgments. the one to make us thankful the other to make us humble
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thou wilt be pleased to uphold me under all my present difficulties so that I may find reason to say it was good for me that I have been afflicted
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

There is one and sullen hower
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and rape with the Joyes we finde below
Brotherton Library, University of Leeds; Lt q 32

There is twelve that are called the lesser prophets of which this is one. And they are equally divided as to one part for in six of them is mentioned the time wherein they prophesied and the other six is concealed
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So shall unto the king eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6496

There may be too great a fondness for antiquity
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and frequent relapses into sin
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

There was an evident difference betwixt the effects of this sickness upon him, and many others before: He had other sentiments of things now, (he told me) and acted upon quite different principles.
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To these this great person being dead yet speaketh.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

There was an offering that Aaron and his sons was to make for a perpetual offering half of it in the morning and half thereof at night
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O loose my bonds that fasten me to sin and I will ever offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call upon the name of the Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

There was last week a codfish brought from Colchester to our market (viz Cambridge) to be sold;
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The book will be printed here shortly etc.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Therefore avoiding all manner of pride make thy self decently ready which being done retire to a place alone where humbling thy self upon thy knees again renew thy prayers
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your servants being used to it are always ready to go along with you in their hearts word for word as you pray and continuance makes them to understand every word which must needs cause greater devotion and give more life to the prayers.
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Therefore avoiding all manner of pride make thyself decently ready which being done retire to a place alone where humbling thyself upon thy knees again renew thy prayers.
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my reason is that your servants being used to it are always ready to go along with you word for word as you pray and continuance makes them to understand every word which must needs cause greater devotion.
British Library; Add. MS 27467

These are the words of Job whose sufferings cannot be unknown
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not to exchange solid blessings for flourishing vanities. Finis.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

These places of Scripture for the increasing of her faith
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Lord always increase that desire in me Amen Amen Roger Twysden10 Novemb[er] 1638
Centre for Kentish Studies; MS UI 655 F8

These two last weeks have been weeks of discomposure to me, of troubles.
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Sprinkle Lord with thy blessing all my actions if it be thy will, however with patience and discretion to govern myself in all that shall befall me.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

These were the last words of a dying woman: the wife of Phineas the son of Elie the priest of God the occasion of them will furnish as many observable circumstances as any of the historical part of the Scripture
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that word which can only save us through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ to whom be ever glory world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

These words of our blessed Lord's was in answer to what Thomas one of his disciples said in the precedent verse
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To the only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power both now and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

They who dote on mortal excellencies, when, by the inevitable fate of all things frail, their adored idols are taken from them
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Let us bless the Lord for him and for the signal and eminent mercy showed unto him, which made him in life and death victorious over the Lord's and his enemies.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 4

Things against Nature do, tis all in vain!
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She will with double force return again!
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

This being a day appointed by the present authority to be kept for a public fast and humiliation for the heinous provocations whereby the Lord as a just punishment hath for some past years deprived us of former plenty
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and the Lord will repent him of the evil we deserve should be pronounced against us and heal our backsliding
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This being a fair day here and many may come to crave me whom I am not in a capacity to satisfy
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in giving him a mouth and wisdom which all his adversaries cannot be able to gainsay or resist and the praise and honour and glory shall be to thy great name for ever more
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

This being as pleasant a day as could be expected at this season of the year, and Mr Graeme being to preach twice
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Blessed be God which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This being near the period of one quarter and Monday the beginning of a new lammas being the term on which I should have money to pay as far as I can
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give me the wisdom I want to know how to order my affairs both as to the present and future circumstances that I am or may be in. And in all things endeavour to keep my self unspotted from the world
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This being the anniversary day of my dearest Sir James's death it must not be passed over with silence nor dry eyes
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Save me from all assaults of the world or flesh or devil for I have no hope but only in thee oh let me never be confounded
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

This being the anniversary of the King's birth by public authority it is appointed for a day of thanksgiving
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And blessed be his glorious name for ever and let the whole earth be filled with his glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This being the day of our weekly sermon here it is not without some trouble that I absent my self from it
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Lord who art the comfort of all that art cast down assist me that I may be able to comfort her with the comforts wherewith I have been comforted of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

This being the day on which I weekly make confession of my sins as far as my memory can extend in the breach of every one of the commands of God what can more excite my praise to his great name than to consider his merciful goodness to me
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Lord give me direction how to improve the mercies in the way that may most exalt thy name and I will praise thee while I have a being
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This being the day that the King's final pleasure is to be communicated to the Lords of his majesty's council as to what is desired and expected from them as to the abrogating former laws made for securing the Protestant faith
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Jesus who everliveth to intercede for all thou hast given him. And that I have hopes of being one of them everlasting praise and glory be ascribed to thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This being the first Saturday of the month and having resolved ever since Sunday the 7th of April 1695 to be as serious in examining and endeavouring to perform what I should do
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And that whatsoever things are true etc. we may all think on these things and practice them And then the God of peace shall be with us
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This being the first Saturday of the month lays bonds upon me from former resolutions of additional duties of devotion
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And thus I resign myself up to thee my God bless then the works of my hands O God bless thou my handy works
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

This being the month of the year and the same day both of month and week on which it pleased the Lord to take from me the best of husbands oh how sensibly doth it bring to my mind the sorrow and sadness of the affliction I was under this day seventeen year
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So shall I glorify thee here, and be glorified by thee hereafter throughout all ages world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This book so entitled, not that he was the author of it; but because the first 8 chapters chiefly respect him, and was (as the Hebrews think) written by one of his disciples a son of the prophet who in honour of his master calleth it by his name.
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Therefore it was the Devil, and not the soul of a dead body that gave answer and advice.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

This confirms how good and how pleasing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity: for had any disagreement made Peter and Andrew part asunder perhaps neither of them had been partaker of that grace to which both are now called.
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Whether I live therefore or die I am the Lord's into whose blessed hands I commit my spirit from this time forth and for evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This conflict and stratagem of my enemies' devices against us
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Because I know my enemies can go no further, nor do no more than by thy permission.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

This crying and shouting is meant as an expression of joy which is most usual amongst soldiers when they get a victory
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then should we shew the fruits of our chastisements when they had brought us to live like a people who had the holy one of Israel in the midst of us
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day (17 year) both of the week and month was my dearest laid in his grave and that the Lord hath thought fit to spare me thus long from lying down in the dust where the worms should cover me
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Lord shew me the path of life in thy presence is fullness of joy and at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore which make me partaker of in thy own appointed time for mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This day being honoured with the name of the Lord's day it will not I hope be offensive unto him if to the ordinary duties of this day either public or private I add my solemn praise and thanksgiving for my child who on this day was born and hath been lent me now 14 year
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so let my presenting of his name to thee obtain the blessings of thy holy spirit upon him to make him serviceable to thee and I will ever bless thy name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

This day both by the desire of our minister and magistrates we are to meet in the Lord's house (the house of prayer) to offer up jointly together praise to our God for the wonderful deliverance this town and the inhabitants have had from that dreadful fire which broke out on Monday night the 2d of May
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And my lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee and my soul which thou hast redeemed oh thou holy one of Israel
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This day by the desire of the Lady Pitcoarr and approbation of the rest of her friends is Margerite Haliburton gone over to Edinburgh to her mother
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And to the rest under my care blessed be my God and continue thy favour still to me oh Lord I beseech thee that the house of thy servant may be blest for ever Amen
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

This day commemorates that article of our faith that our Lord after he was crucified he was dead and buried
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Sing unto the Lord for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This day Gosford and his lady are going from Pitfirrane to Edinburgh and from thence to settle in their own house. Many of this town are going to attend them to the ferry
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And they shall bless all that they set their hand to So be it Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This day hath the epithet of good from the general good and benefit that from this day's action did accrue to all mankind being kept to commemorate the death and suffering of our Lord Jesus Christ
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and save me from the wrath of thy offended father and crucify that sin in me which crucified thee so shall I rise with thee in glory to the praise of thy eternal name
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day I have several things to go about in order to extricate myself out of some difficulties
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I shall yet praise him who is the health of my countenance and my God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

This day is by the Church dedicated to the memory of the apostle St Bartholomew who as he was not the first chosen so he was not the last but however first or last happy are they that did attend such a master
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and though I could not arrive to that high honour of being like thy chief apostle to lie in thy bosom yet if I were admitted but as a door keeper to behold thy beauty I shall be satisfied with it better than to dwell in the tents of wickedness
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is dedicated to the remembrance of that blessed martyr St Steven who was stoned to death for witnessing that Jesus was the son of God and the saviour of the world
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so shall thy name be greatly exalted when others see thy power working in me and subduing by thy grace those inclination which is prone by nature rather to curse, than bless and pray for those that we think our enemies
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept as a memorial of the evangelist St Mark who was one of the pen men of the Holy Ghost by whom the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ came to be known to the inhabitants of the world
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o bring me to thy sheepfold to the company of thy servants that may be profitable to others, as others have been to me by thy blessing on both
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept by the Church to magnify the God of all spirits who by the death of his son did not only restore lost man but preserved the blessed angels from falling into that lost estate
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therefore with them will I forever praise thy name, for though theirs may be more perfect yet mine shall be more fervent being like a brand plucked out of the fire kindled for destruction
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept holy in commemoration of the circumcision of Christ who did not only take our natures upon him but suffered all those things which were incident to nature sin only excepted
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Lord teach me so to admire thee for thy immense goodness in putting an end to that Law and fulfilling what was impossible for us to perform that my whole life may be but one continued act of praising thee, and since that law of circumcision is abolished yet give me the true circumcision of the heart and of the spirit whose praise is not of men but of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept in memory of that disciple who was most honoured of any except he that lay in Jesus' bosom
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and if I come either through fear or frailty to deny thee give me such repentance as may evidence my contrition and such grace as may restore me to thy favour again, so shall I make others in love with thee when I declare the mercy thou hast shewed in pardoning my transgressions
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept in memory of the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ which was forty days after he arose from the dead and all that time he continued upon earth
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but as thy being manifest in the flesh was for the redemption of lost man so let the power of it appear in redeeming me from the power of darkness that so I may ascend to thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept in memory of those many innocent martyrs that was put to death by the rage of King Herod when he found he was mocked of the wise men who first informed him of the star which appeared at the birth of Christ
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yet no child by its own innocency can claim a right to heaven, but the fountain that was opened for sin and for uncleanness can make white the sinner of the deepest dye and none so free but needs to be made clean Thanks be to God for this unspeakable gift
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept in remembrance of the apostle St Matthew who was called by Christ from the receipt of custom to follow him
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Cover then I beseech thee all my sins under the robe of thy son's righteousness and wash me in his blood then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is kept to celebrate the memory of those two apostles Simon and Jude who the Church it seems thought fit to join together and therefore I shall not put them asunder further than to inquire who they were
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as to this poor Canaanite who without grace had never been admitted to the apostleship nor had Jude continued faithful; so then it is not of him that willeth or of him that runeth but of God that sheweth mercy
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day is my grandchild Sir James Halkett to go to Edinburgh, and from thence to begin his journey to London England and from thence to France
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And wished that as often as he looked upon it might put him in mind of the joy it would be to my heart to have him in all things live like one that is devoted to the fear of God which Lord grant for thy mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This day is to commemorate the remembrance of these two saints and disciples Philip and James the reason why they are joined together in one day's celebration
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that we might see and hope we might attain by thy grace and our endeavour to that life which is eternal which make us with them partakers of, for thy mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day my son intends to marry his eldest daughter Janet to the Laird of Gosford and great hath been the preparations
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and to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and then all other things necessary shall be added to them
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This day ten year the Prince of Wales was born. To whom I may apply (I hope without any diminution to his great Lord and master of whom it was said said by Simeon)
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As he said to Zerubbabel not by might not by power but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This day the church commemorates the feast of St John the Evangelist who was the blessed penman by whom the holy ghost hath revealed to man those excellent things of God, and his son being manifest in the flesh and highly exalted up on high to draw all men unto him
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for even in heaven thou hast reserved affections and parts by which thou wilt again be known to be the God that took our nature on, to glorify mortality and make man capable of an eternity in heaven
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day the Church commemorates the joyful news first prophesied by the prophet Esay and foretold as a promise of mercy to a disobedient King
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but the incarnation of thy son is the supreme degree of all thy acts by which thou hast manifested thy power love, humility and goodness. For which for ever adoration and praise be ever given to thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day the Church commemorates the memory of St Thomas who was called Didimus of whom we read no remarkable thing during the life of our Lord Christ
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let me be blessed in being one of those that have not seen and yet have believed to the praise of thy great name though not to the satisfying my desire which make Lord I beseech thee ever conformable to thine
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day the Church doth keep in memory of that disciple who had the honour of being one that was first called to follow Christ and he presently left his net and followed him
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and learn me with meekness and contentedness to receive what thou thinks fittest for me that so I may rejoice at what thou bestowest on others and either having or wanting I may still glorify thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day the Church doth set apart to magnify the Lord in general for all the saints to whom he hath shewed mercy as the other was particularly
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and all this is to make thy glorious mercy shine more bright for which I will ever adore thee and forever pray that I may walk worthy of thy favour and be partaker of the glory which thou gavest unto all thy saints
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day the Lord thought fit to bring me out of the dark cabin of my mother's womb
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to join with those who say alleluia salvation and glory and honour and power unto the Lord our god
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This day the Parliament hath appointed to debate and determine of the government of the church or more properly I may say, to determine of those ministers who will not be conform to the government already intended to be established
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yet I will turn my fears into prayers and make my prayers my practice to live so as not to add to the fuel and if I can obtain no more yet if I can have peace in my own soul, I may thankfully submit the rest to the disposing of my Lord and maker
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day twelvemonth (though yesterday was the day of the week) my dear and only child died at the Brill
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Teach me to say in all things the will of the Lord be done Amen
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This day undoubtedly was kept in memory of the purification of the Virgin Mary to shew that the extraordinariness of the conception of her blessed son our saviour did not free her from being subject to the law
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Lord as thou wert pleased to make choice of a virgin in whose womb thou wouldst be conceived make us all chaste and unblameable that so we may have high conceptions of thee and ever do thy will so shall we be to thee as mother brother or sister
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day was kept by the Church in remembrance of him who was chosen by lot to be numbered with the eleven in the place of Judas who had hanged himself after he had betrayed his master
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yet if my lot be to be numbered with thy most peculiar servants I may say with the royal prophet the lot is fallen to me in a good ground yea I have a goodly heritage for the hope of what's to come shall sweeten all the embittered cups I meet with here
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This day was ordained twenty-seven years since to be ever remembered with solemn thanksgiving for the goodness of God in returning to us our King and princes in peace and safety and establishing the Church and state according to the former government
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And then thou wilt honour him and bless him with long life and shew him thy salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This history falls within the year recorded in Ezra, and in the reign of one of those Persian kings there mentioned.
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Chap 10:3 accepted of These three points, are here set forth as commendable and necessary for him that is in authority. To have the favour of the people, to procure their wealth; and to be gentle and loving towards them.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

This history of the Kings of Israel and Judah, hath herein a singular prerogative above all that have been written by the most sufficient of merely human authors: it setteth down expressly the true and first causes of all that happened;
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so those very stocks and stones and painted canvas (called the pictures of Christ, our Lady and others) were by 1000s of ignorant people, not only adored but esteemed to have life motion and understanding.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

This holy festival falling to be on the same day that the Lord hath commanded to remember to keep holy I hope none will scruple (as they use to do when it falls on a week day) to go to church to commemorate the nativity of our blessed Lord
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Oh exalted be thy name father son and holy ghost from this time forth and for evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This holy prophet being in extreme grief, that God's own people should so abuse his patience, addresseth his serious and sad complaint to God and then tells the Jews, that in the present age they should (for the superlative sins of that rebellious nation against the Lord) see their Commonweal destroyed by the Chaldeans.
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Chap 2:4 just The just shall live by faith. That is return from captivity, and live peaceably; and that as an emblem of his returning from sin, and living an holy life.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

This in this kingdom being the first Monday in the year is called handsel Monday And they look upon it as ominous to have any ill befall them this day: though it is to be feared that too too many brings ill upon themselves by their intemperance
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Or if thou please to take him out of this life let him be one of thine and taken to that place of blessedness where there is all perfection and all tears wiped from their eyes
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This is a day celebrated in the Church of England (where I had my birth and education) to commemorate the circumcision of our Lord who in that act became obedient to the law
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and thus accept oh Lord of what I desire in all these though I want words to express myself yet let the sincerity of my heart be pleasing unto thee for thy law is my delight
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

This is a day on which many things concur to make me sincerely humbly and devoutly penitent
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I offer up myself and all my desires make them and me such as may find acceptance with thee through the intercession of our Lord Jesus
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

This is a day on which the greatest murder was committed that ever story mentioned except the crucifying of our saviour and many hath lain under the guilt of it these many years
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oh that our repentant tears might be such as might be accepted through our mediator and then we may have hope that what remains shall be blessed and preserved and made glorious by their works of piety and virtue
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This is a day that I desire weekly to employ not only to confess and mourn for my own sins but to mourn for the sins of others
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in wrath remember mercy that we may yet reign in the Lord and joy in the God of our salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

This is a day that is set apart to celebrate the remembrance of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and though the keeping of this day be much opposed by some yet there is none that makes profession of his name will deny his being manifest in the flesh
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Lord as thou wert pleased to give thy son and with him doth promise freely to give all things give me from this meditation of the birth of my redeemer earnest desires after the new birth that through him I may be regenerate and live like one born of the spirit and so free from the law of sin and death
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This is a night to be much observed to the Lord for ever: for great mercies deserves great remembrances as trophies of praise set up to glorify the great and holy Lord
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and blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and praise and might be unto our God for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

This is called by all Christians (that are not peculiarly singular in their way and worship) the first day of Lent which should begin in mortification
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Oh how great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This is the day appointed (by those who have got power from them who at this time govern) for our two ministers to get their sentences
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that with faith and a good conscience they may still be continued with us for thy glory and the good of all who thou hast stirred up for their defence
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

This is the day appointed for the parliament to meet (this day) at Edinburgh for settling the affairs of this kingdom
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Therefore it is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This is the day celebrated to the commemoration of the circumcision of our Lord being performed when eight days were accomplished after his birth
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Lord thou art faithful who hath called me and I hope thou wilt do it to glorify thy self and exalt thy holy [name] for evermore
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This is the day in which the Lord was pleased to bring me into the world and hath vouchsafed to continue me in life and some measure of health and the use of my reason and my senses as well
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while I have a being Lord make me worthy of thy acceptance and then forsake not the work of thine own hands
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

This is the day on which that great article of our creed is built that our Lord Jesus on the third day he rose again from the dead
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And blessed be his glorious name for ever and let the whole earth be filled with his glory
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This is the day that the Church sets apart to commemorate the memorial of St John Baptist who received that testimony even from the Lord himself that among them that were born of women there had not risen a greater than John the Baptist
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and both servant and master suffered unjustly to let others see this world was not a place to live in but to die and whatever tribulations we meet with here happy are we if we die in the Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This is the first day of the new year and that on which I have several times as a freewill offering given myself to God and yet the advantage I propounded to receive I am disappointed in
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I will seek and knock till I find the door of mercy opened which I will quietly, expect and hope for; since it is only my desire because I would be acceptable to him, with whom it is all one to give a degree of perfection or to pardon the want of it
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This is the great day celebrated to the memory of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ being the first day of the week
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for thou can'st quicken my dead hopes at thy own time appointed and if not here yet hereafter raise me to such joys as shall swallow up all the sorrows of this life and make them as inexpressible as they are eternal
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This is the second time I have had the honour to speak to your Majesty in behalf of the clergy of your kingdom.
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I ought I confess (to execute well this glorious commission) to have said nothing but what was worthy of so great a king, and nothing which no other king could be worthy of: | Finis
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

This last night blessed be my God I have not only had quiet and undisturbed sleep but the greatest of all mercies I have had this morning a token for good
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Be not then cast down oh my soul nor so disquieted within me hope therein God for I shall yet praise him who is the health of my countenance and my God Psalm 42:5
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This last night there was so dreadful a wind as if the prince of the power of the air had got commission to execute his fury upon the workers of iniquity
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And I beseech thee let the remainder of my days witness the impressions of this night's mercy never to be forgot that so I may in all things live like one devoted to thy fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This lesson is related to you: to revere your predecessors in your heart.
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careless profuseness, the original of all the unhappiness that attends on our selves and posterity in this world.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

This morning early I was told how ill G Mackenzie was all night I and I rose immediately and in my night gown went to him
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remove all impediments that hinders either of them from serving thee in their calling and let it be for thy glory and the salvation of all that hears them
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

This morning having been much refreshed with quiet moderate sleep and a greater measure of health than is ordinary to one of my age
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who he hath called to labour in his vineyard And they like some others shut up the kingdom of heaven against men etc. which God forgive
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This morning I received a present from Mr Wallace out of France. I was not sudden in opening the box but first prayed that there might be nothing in it that might occasion my offending God
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I shall I hope in that shew I am one of the children of my father which is in heaven by doing good to them who have despitefully used me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

This morning I was waked out of my sleep to read letters that came by a post from Edinburgh
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who giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might increased strength Isaiah 40:29
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

This morning in my own private devotions reflecting upon one that had never been partaker of the blessed sacrament and yet well advanced in years in whom I was concerned
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So shall to the king eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be everlasting praise world without end
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This morning John Hope was sent for to Kinross
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God I thank thee and praise thy glorious name.
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

This morning Mrs Elizabeth Murray is gone from me to my Lord her father to be with him during his confinement to his own house and two mile about it
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Grant that she having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work and increase in her the fruits of righteousness
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This morning Sir William Hope with his governor and his page are gone to Edinburgh to pursue his studies at the college
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but being established in the faith as he hath been taught he may abound therein with thanksgiving
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

This our earthly state is not properly living
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because allayed by no fear of loss
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

This 5th May 1666 my multitude of business and of cross affairs I do renew that petition that my God would strengthen me and waft me over this ocean where I am.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

This thy resurrection, I intend with thy leave
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I shall enjoy thy Heavenly Kingdom. Amen
British Library; MS Egerton 607

This was celebrated for the commemoration of the descending of the holy ghost upon the apostles who were all with one accord in one place
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oh that I might nevermore grieve this spirit of God but be sealed by him to the day of redemption
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This was the day betwixt the crucifying and the resurrection of our Lord being the Jewish Sabbath on which they all did rest but ill was the preparation to such a rest when they did imbrue their hands in the most innocent blood of the Lord
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I do beseech thee to put all my sins that they may be buried in thy grave and sealed up there, and if ever they must have a resurrection let it be only to speak the power of thy allsubduing grace that can extend to the pardon of my unlimited transgressions
National Library of Scotland; MS 6491

This was the day of the month and the month of the year that the Lord thought fit to bring me into the world
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To the only wise God our saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power both now and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

This whole psalm is an evidence of David's faith, and his distrust, his faith proceeds from the experience he hath had of God's faithfulness and truth, and upon what he hath heard of the days of old
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that none may judge me like them that go down into the pit, but rather one that both in life and death shall ever praise thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

This world is nothing else but a place of restlessness if we have our desire today we are unquiet if we have not what may satisfy us tomorrow and so still the having one blessing makes us seek for more
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Then every place I am in would be a temple dedicated to the service of him to whom I dedicate myself and all that's mine to whom be glory ever more
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

2 Those Christian Doctrines not Incredible which are (to us) Incomprehensible
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8. The Success of the Gospel a Proof of its Divine Authority. | The weakness of God is stronger than men. 1. Corinthians 1.25
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

Those faults of our friends which we see not
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but truth is necessary to all
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Those mercies which are ordinarily received loses their value because we look not upon them as grace but debt
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so should glory be to him who we all ought to serve, and more love and peace and charity one with another and for this I will pray Lord say
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Those only which are spiritually wise are fit
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shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Thou art my king O God send help unto Jacob through Thee will we overthrow our enemies
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We make our boast of God all day long and will praise Thy name for ever and ever
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Thou art no sooner broke out of the arms of sloth but pride steps in diligently waiting to furnish thee with any vain toy in thy attire
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I will return now to my first purpose which is to set thee down one day for a pattern how I would have thee spend all the days of thy life
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Thou art no sooner broke out of the arms of sloth but pride steps in diligently waiting to furnish thee with any vain toy in thy attire
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I will return now to my first purpose which is to set thee down one day for a pattern how I would have thee spend all the days of thy life
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church - Matthew. 16.18.
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The Golden Rule or the Royal Law of Equity explained. page 255.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F42

Thou art worthy O Lord our God to receive glory honour and power, for thou hast created all things, and through thy pleasure they are and were created.
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that so we serving thee faithfully and doing thy will we may reap the blessed fruits of it here in the peace of a good conscience, and the comforts of the Holy Ghost, and the well grounded hopes of eternal happiness and glory in the life to come. Amen.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F39

Thou dost cause Judgment to be heard from heaven.
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The righteous hath hope in his death.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Thou foolish man dost thou not desire that which is most convenient for thee
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and seduce thy counsellors than which there cannot be a greater folly
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Thou hast said that he that eateth thy flesh and drinketh thy blood hast eternal life.
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Behold the servant of the Lord be it unto me according to thy word.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40

Thou O Christ, which on this day
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evermore lauding and praising thee, my God my Saviour
British Library; MS Egerton 607

Though afflictions are in show much more miserable than prosperity yet are they much weaker in truth
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Then shall we be sufficiently strengthened against the day of trial obtaining victory over the enemies of our salvation
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Though afflictions are in show much more terrible than prosperity yet are they in truth much weaker
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Then shall we be sufficiently strengthened against the day of trial obtaining victory over the enemies of our salvation
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Though afflictions are in show much more terrible than prosperity, yet are they much weaker in truth
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Then shall we be sufficiently strengthened against the day of trial, obtaining victory over the enemies of our salvation
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Though afflictions are in show much more terrible than prosperity, yet are they much weaker in truth
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Then shall we be sufficiently strengthened against the day of trial obtaining victory over the enemies of our salvation
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Though God be principally to be exalted upon the account of all these signal victories, which we and our allies have had; yet may it not be lawful even with the greatest reverence to religion, to commend those who under God were the main instruments of these victories.
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But then what are we, that God should give us three such prodigious victories under the same renowned general and that the most remarkable conduct and success of that great general should create us a new name of honour throughout the world.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F34

Though I am no prophet nor worthy that the Lord should make himself known to me in a vision or speak to me in a dream
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and accept of my sincere intentions all the days of my life to say glory be to the father etc As it was in the beginning etc
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Though I desire not to increase anyone's misfortune by doing anything that may entail the memory of it to posterity
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for I desire to record nothing but to the end thou mayst have glory and that it may teach me and others (if any ever comes to read these meditations) to fear before thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Though I do not with any satisfaction record anyone's faults yet as what's ill in them may do good to me I cannot neglect this part of trial amongst many others that I have met with
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so that thou wilt make me acceptable to thy self. to whom only I direct my soul oh save me for I trust in thee who art the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

Though I had no sins of my own to make me humble, nor had never received any mercy to make me thankful, yet I heard enough yesterday of others, to excite both these duties
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And my self though most unworthy for which I will give thanks unto the God of heaven for his mercy endureth for ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Though I have ever since I was a widow (now very near twenty year) made this day weekly a day of retirement and abstinence to search and try my ways and to turn unto God
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And let thy favour be as a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat and for a place of refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Though I have little space left here for memorials yet I cannot omit to express my regret
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Lord let it be a mean to tie him so fast to thee he may never depart from thy commandments
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Though I may be mistaken in many conceits of things, yet let me endeavour to trace the love and favour of God to me in his many kind dispensations to me
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To him I repose and fly to.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Though I never allowed my self (nor approved in others) to take notice of dreams yet this last night having had one so extraordinary I cannot but write it down and observe what follows upon it
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And as Jacob did with Joseph's dream so will I observe this saying And the Lord give me understanding in all things
National Library of Scotland; MS 6499

Though it be long since I left off, what is hitherto writ here: yet the occasion of it may be of some advantage to me if the Lord sees fit to give a seasonable opportunity to divulge it. by representing my unparalleled misfortunes and the wonderful power and mercy of God in supporting me under them; which being an evidence of the Lord's compassion may incline others to the greater charity whose severe censure of me occasioned an interruption to the conclusion of this book to relate a true account of my life. What effects it may produce I leave to him to whom I resign the entire disposal of all that concerns me
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praising thee and saying holy holy holy, Lord God of hosts heaven and earth are full of thy glory Glory be to thee most high
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

though it is as much to say remember thy creator when thou speakest as if I could use all the exhortations and tell all the perils that belong to speech
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let thy tongue and thy heart go together hate dissimulation and lying and God will love thee which I humbly beg of him
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Though it is as much to say remember thy creator when thou speakest as if I could use all the exhortations and tell thee all the perils that belongs to speech
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to conclude let thy tongue and thy heart go together hate dissimulation and lying and God will love thee which I humbly beg of him:::
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Though many dreams have come to pass
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But men had need take heed of curiosity to know things to come, which is one of the kernels of the forbidden fruit.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Though men differ much in their opinions about other matters, yet in this they all agree
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in this the Grecian consents with the barbarian the inhabitant of the continent with the Flanders the wise with the unwise
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Though Saturday was the day on the week yet this being the month and day of the month on which the Lord though fit to add that affliction to many others of my life in taking from me the best of husbands
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Cleanliness and plainness shall be the two ornaments of their apparel, humility and charity the two ornaments of their actions, sincerity and mildness the two ornaments of their eyes, and Christ Jesus crucified the only love of their heart
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Though the occasion of this day's retirement which I have weekly performed ever since the death of my dearSir James who died this day of the week
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Then will I say, blessed be God which hath not turned away my prayer nor his mercy from me
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Though the wise King Solomon says that better is the day of death than the day of one's birth and one reason may be because the[y] known not what evil shall be upon the earth
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I beg that the remainder of his life [i.e. her son Robert's] and mine may be so employed as to evidence we are thine and wholly devoted to thy fear
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Though there be great sickness and pain in the breeding and bringing forth of children yet there is great contentment in them when God gives them perfect in their limbs and their understanding
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yet I hope in mercy it will be pardoned and not visited upon my poor children who from the womb I have dedicated to my God who will I trust be also their God and lead them in the paths of righteousness for his own name sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

Though this be a day that I weekly set apart for humiliation yet thanksgiving is not unsuitable nor unseasonable for any time of devotion
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Lord give thy blessing to his endeavours that they may be successful to turn many to righteousness and so shine as the stars for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Though this was done in the even of that day in which our blessed Lord was crucified yet since in the first computation of time the evening and the morning was the day
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And then my labour will not be in vain in the Lord for whether I live or die I desire wholly to be thine my Lord
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

Though weekly every Saturday I endeavour to spend the day in searching and trying my ways and turning to God upon the remembrance of the sad affliction I was in on Saturday 24 of September 1670
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my heart is fixed trusting in the Lord who I will daily praise while I have my being
National Library of Scotland; MS 6501

Though weekly I endeavour to make this a day of retirement and to commune with my heart, which will afford me occasion enough to make me stand in awe and sin not
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The Lord is good a strong hold in the day of trouble he knoweth all them that trust in him Exalted for ever be the God of my salvation
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Thoughts in man is a faculty by which is commenced either good or ill. No, operation of the soul is so unbounded nor no senses of the body so uncontrollable
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So shall to the King eternal immortal invisible the only wise God be honour and glory for ever and ever
National Library of Scotland; MS 6494

Thrice honoured Lord Will you vouchsafe a pardon if I play the critic
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that you will be pleased to enroll Captain Sibthorpe and me in the number of your servants.
The Folger Shakespeare Library; MS V.b.198

Through six afflictions God has promised to carry his children, and in the seventh they shall be delivered.
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At this time is arrived that most bounteous blessing of Highbury, which I hope will wade me through the residue of my expensive buildings and disappointment of rents from a general cause / stroke.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Through the good hand of God in whom we live move and have our being I have been continued in a good measure of health (to this day considering my age)
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Lord let this be the fruits of all thy various dispensations and teach me in all things to learn to be content
National Library of Scotland; MS 6502

Through the long suffering patience of my God I am this day arrived to sixty-six year of age and falling to be on this day of the week that weekly I confess the great enormities of my whole life
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that when death comes I may have no more to do but into thy hands oh Lord to commend my spirit which I humbly beg for mercy's sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6497

through the Mercy & Goodness of God I received the Honour of Baptism in November 1619 the 24 day of that Month
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to be admitted to that great sacrament of my Lords Body & Blood amen amen
Beinecke Library; MS b.222

Thus I resolve and time hath taught me so
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Wild born is wild still though by force made tame
National Library of Scotland; Deposit 314/23

Thus like a deluge War came roaring forth
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Leave to the eternal Justice, and to me. / lines. 616 | verses. 308 /
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Thus sayeth the lord, stand in the ways and see
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to walk therein and ye shall find rest to your souls
British Library; MS Harleian 2311

Thus you see it must be an eager not a slothful course that must bring you to heaven:
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after this frail and miserable life. bring me to that blessed life. which hath no end for thy great merit and mercy sake: Amen
British Library; Add. MS 27467

Thus you see it must be an eager not a slothful course that must bring you to heaven take heed therefore that you avoid all the kinds of this sin
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direct and confirm me and after this frail and miserable life bring me to that blessed life which hath no end for Thy great merit and mercy's sake Amen
British Library; Add. MS 4378

Thy prayers and th[ine alms deeds are] come up for a mem[orial before God]
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and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God
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and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Thy prayers and thine alms deeds are come up for a memorial before God
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and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Thy prayers and thine alms-deeds are come up for a memorial before God
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and the Lord shall raise him up, and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

1. Tillotson's sermon before the king, April 1672. Fol. 1 to 45.
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and notes on a sermon of Bishop Cumberland (see overleaf)
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

2 Timothy 2:19: Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. The whole verse runs thus, nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure having this seal
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looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our saviour Jesus Christ, to home with the father and the holy ghost, be all honour and glory
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

Tis a pleasure to serve amd be served
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to cancel all former obligations
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

Tis certainly declared that there was a drop of blood fell from the ceiling at Greenwich
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This was when the old King and the nobles come to see the curiousness of the statue worth 1000 pounds
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Tis difficult all kinds of Vice to shun
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The Vessel steered from Scylla in Charybdis lost
Newberry Library; Case MS fY952.B733

To a quart of snow water, take a quarter ounce of white coperas
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drop it three times a day into the eye, and if it be a pin and web by God's help it will cure it
British Library; MS Sloane 2486

To allay the joy I had for being safe returned one out of friendship informed me that a letter which I had written had occasioned great disorder in the person to whom it was addressed and no doubt made me severely censured by them to whom she made it known
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(that since an untrue report made me write that letter) to believe nothing nor divulge nothing that may either disquiet others or myself. and this will I do if God permit
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

To ascertain us more of the doctrine of the Scriptures it is necessary we be confirmed in the authority of them
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remember that none can comprehend the mysteries of god but those to whom it is given.
Nottinghamshire Archives; DD/Hu 3

To be at peace with the beasts of the earth is one of the advantages that Eliphoz says belongs to the man that is under the protection of God
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therefore be not cast down my soul nor so disquieted within me hope thou in God for I shall yet praise him who is the health of my countenance and my God
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

To be drowned by the Impetuous Flood O dismal hour
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Cursed be these seas these shores this light this Tower
British Library; Add. MS 78437, fols 1-20

To be happy does not signify merely to have, but to enjoy;
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which can relish what it has, and extract its true pleasure and satisfaction
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

To be strict to rules but not to make the rules too strict
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and you will be as much disengaged from it as from them
Bodleian Library; MS Rawl. D 1092 ff. 136r-156v

To bring up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord is the duty that is enjoined parents
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and thus my God I offer up my child and all my concerns in him to thee therefore I beseech thee own him as thine and govern him as thine and then he will be what I above all things wish him acceptable unto thee
National Library of Scotland; MS 6492

To his inheritance he added (at the least) twenty hundred pounds a year
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Let us look back view our own error and punishment, by both be made wary.
Bodleian Library; MS Rawlinson D. 102

To increase my devotion by praying for one that cannot pray for himself I heard this day confirmed from a sure hand
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so I beseech thee let the dear child's mouth be opened and his tongue loosed that he may speak and praise God And I will bless thee while I live Psalm 63:4
National Library of Scotland; MS 6500

To keep the heart in ure with God
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my soul for your safety. Hall. Dec. 3 Epist 8
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

To my daughter Judith Cowper I leave this book desiring she would leave it to some one of the family to be kept in memory of me
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F43

To my very honourable and special good Lady my Lady marquess of Hamilton Grace mercy and peace with all increase of Godliness in Christ Jesus I wish into your Ladyship Most dear Sister in the bowells of the Lord Jesus, seeing we are uncertain how short a race we have to run in this miserable world we ought to prepare ourselves
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dear sister I hope to have a Joyful meeting with you there where we shall all sing praises forever to our sweet saviour who purchased for us that place of happiness with no less price than his own most precious blood to whom with the father & holy Spirit be all honour praise and Glory for now and ever Amen Your Ladyship's sister in the Lord Jesus Margaret Cunningham
National Library of Scotland; MS 906

To my very honourable and special good Lady My Lady Marquess of Hamilton Grace mercy and peace with all increase of Godliness in Christ Jesus I wish unto your Ladyship Most dear Sister in the bowels of the Lord Jesus, seeing we are uncertain how short a race we have to run in this miserable world, we ought to prepare ourselves,
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Dear Sister I hope to have a joyful meeting with you there, where we shall all sing praises forever to our sweet Saviour who purchased for us the place of happiness with no less price than his own most precious blood, to whom with the father & holy Spirit be all honour praise & Glory for now and ever Amen Your Ladyship's Sister in the Lord Jesus (signed) Margaret Cunningham
National Library of Scotland; MS 874, fols. 363-384

To one that knows the beauty of holiness nothing is so anxious as sin,
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It is that temple made without hands eternal in the heavens to which I steadfastly will look. And that God, I know will give me comfort when I am most desolate. for
National Library of Scotland; MS 6489

To our dearest son in Christ Lewis the most Christian King of France Pope Innocent XI | Since among other those illustrious proofs (which have so abundantly evidenced that piety (which seems innate and natural to your Majesty), that singular zeal of yours so worthy the title of most Christian is so highly excellent
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Whilst we cordially bless you with the Apostolical Benediction
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

To relations we must pay their proper duty of which we must remember this general rule, that it is impossible to get content by them unless we do our duty towards them.
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As it asks some knowledge to demand a question not impertinent so it requires some sense to make a wish not absurd.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F40A

To remember what our substance is, being of the dust of the earth, will make us blush for shame.
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and of heaven, to desire it, and seek the right way to attain it; which faith in God's praises, for our sins and obedience to his commandments will bring us to.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

to six hundred of cloves put a pint of water well boiled
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and to a pint of juice put a pound of sugar bottle it up when it is cold
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.188

To the Right Honorable Sir Simon Harcourt Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Great Britain.
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The pious fidelity of the subjects, and the sacred rights of the prince. Against the wicked attempts of rebels.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

To the state a prudent ruler;
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What was contained within her royal breast.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F33

To wreck and torture thy unmeaning brain
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For any thing entirely but an ass.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F36

Tom went to Oxf [rest caught in the binding]
British Library; Add. MS 4454

Tres benin seigneur Jesus: octroye moy ta grace, afin que toujours elle puisse ouvrer
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et devant que je fusse nay, ne mis en ceste vie mortelle. A toi, o seigneur, soit honneur, gloire, et louange pour tous jamais.
British Library; MS Royal 7 D. X

True honour consists not so much in those preferments and titles of the world
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The honour of worthy actions brings not only peace of mind, but makes the goodmen to shine. P. 18 Gaud.
British Library; Add. MS 4454

True prayer, is the exercise of faith, the nourisher of hope, the fire to kindle charity; and it is like Jacobs ladder;
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And he is faithful and just, which hath promised it.
Folger Library; MS V.a.511

Turn Thee unto me O Lord and have mercy upon me for I am desolate and in misery
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Consider mine enemies etc.
Beinecke Library; Osborn MS b.202

Two or three sundays since, entering upon that text
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grace and power, faith and patience to perform it
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; MS L6815 M3 C734

W War 1 The accursed honour of fighting nobly to be slaves by victory
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Women 5 I like a thing that's excellent though in an ill kind, as I like a good woman;
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

Youth 1 The blossoms of the blackest fruit, are white
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3 Like a prophecy everybody endeavours to make him good. / yonder genneting /
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies; D/EP F37

U

Undoubtedly children is a blessing from the Lord where they are good and ought to be received so from him
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but will shew mercy unto thousands of those that love thee and keep thy commandments which is what I desire to do therefore let me obtain mercy both for me and mine even for thy promise sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6490

Unto thee oh Lord do I lift up my soul
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Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and establish me with thy free spirit
Huntington Library; MS HM 15369

Unto thee oh Lord do I lift up my soul
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Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and establish me with thy free spirit
Huntington Library; MS EL 6871

Unto thee oh Lord do I lift up my soul
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Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and establish me with thy free spirit
Huntington Library; Hastings Literature Box 1, Folder 6

Unto thee oh Lord do I lift up my soul
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Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and establish me with thy free spirit
Huntington Library; Hastings Religious Box 2, Folder 8

Upon July 18 being Saturday I was hastily called from my usual retirement to see one that was dying and earnestly desired to speak with me
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and that they, and I, and all that loves the Lord Jesus, may live like them that waited for the accomplishing of them Lord grant for thy mercy sake
National Library of Scotland; MS 6493

Upon 25 May 1665, the receiving a writ to go to trial at the suit of Sister Austen against me
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I think them well, and am not ready to see their depravity so run into them with a consent.