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with as good a will as men ordinarily do to their rearkets and fairs, and be in as good earneit at their devotions as men commonly are in driving a bargain; if they would but endure some troubles and inconveniences in the ways of religion, with the same patience and constancy as they can do storms, and foul ways
wordly occasions; if they would but avoid bad cem-
crafts, to avoid the consequences of his faults; and ma
ny times is fain to cover one fin with another; and the more he strives to difintangle himself, the more is he
shared in the work of his own hands. Into what per
plexities did David's fin bring him 2 such as by all his.
tery, but by plunging himself into the guilt of murder. And thus it is proportionably in all other vices. The . ways of fin are crooked paths, full of windings and turn
ings; but the way of holines, and virtue is a highway,
there is nothing of artifice and reach required, to enable a man to speak as he thinks, and to do to others as he would be dealt withal himself.
And as the ways of fin are full of intricacy and per
lenged him for not being drunk; no man ever broke