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A15495 Physicke, to cure the most dangerous disease of desperation Collected for the direction and comfort of such Christians as trauayling and being heauie loaden in their consciences, with the burthen of their sinnes, stand in danger either in time of their sicknesse to fall away from their God, through deepe despaire, or else in time of their health, to yeelde to one desparate end, or other, to the ruine and vtter confusion of both bodyes and soules for euer. By W.W. Willymat, William, d. 1615. 1605 (1605) STC 25762; ESTC S102526 47,571 122

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all_o other_o even_o deep_a despair_n he_o will_v challenge_v our_o soul_n by_o the_o severe_a justice_n of_o god_n let_v we_o say_v against_o he_o whatsoever_o we_o can_v and_o argue_v against_o he_o as_o long_o as_o we_o will_v yet_o will_v he_o insult_v rejoice_v and_o reply_n say_v neither_o god_n mercy_n nor_o christ_n merit_n can_v any_o thing_n help_n but_o thou_o must_v needs_o be_v damn_v so_o light_o heretofore_o have_v thou_o esteem_v god_n and_o his_o precept_n despair_v what_o the_o devil_n will_v object_v against_o we_o to_o bring_v we_o to_o despair_v so_o small_o have_v thou_o regard_v christ_n jesus_n and_o his_o merit_n or_o rather_o so_o willing_o witting_o and_o see_o have_v thou_o vilipend_v and_o contemn_v they_o and_o so_o obstinate_o careless_o and_o desperate_o tread_v they_o under_o foot_n that_o even_o as_o thou_o hitherto_o have_v make_v no_o reckon_n of_o god_n and_o have_v not_o open_v the_o door_n of_o thy_o heart_n to_o receive_v he_o and_o give_v he_o entertainment_n when_o he_o stand_v without_o &_o knock_v to_o be_v let_v in_o there_o so_o now_o god_n will_v requite_v thou_o with_o legetalionis_fw-la with_o like_a for_o like_v he_o will_v make_v no_o reckon_n of_o thou_o he_o will_v not_o open_v his_o ear_n unto_o thou_o when_o thou_o cry_v unto_o he_o he_o will_v not_o let_v thou_o have_v though_o thou_o ask_v he_o will_v not_o let_v thou_o find_v though_o thou_o seek_v he_o will_v not_o open_v unto_o thou_o though_o thou_o knock_v behold_v now_o be_v thou_o toss_v like_o wave_n of_o the_o sea_n thy_o faith_n waver_v between_o hope_n &_o dread_a and_o therefore_o can_v thou_o receive_v nothing_o at_o the_o lord_n hand_n with_o these_o and_o infinite_a such_o like_a disputation_n will_v satan_n set_v upon_o &_o vex_v the_o very_a elect_a of_o god_n to_o bring_v they_o if_o it_o be_v possible_a to_o desperation_n and_o if_o the_o elect_n shall_v be_v thus_o sit_v as_o peter_n be_v in_o what_o case_n then_o shall_v the_o wicked_a and_o reprobate_a be_v chapter_n four_o desperation_n the_o second_o cause_n of_o desperation_n the_o second_o cause_n of_o desperation_n be_v ignorance_n of_o god_n and_o want_v of_o knowledge_n of_o the_o will_n of_o god_n unto_o mankind_n reveal_v by_o his_o holy_a word_n for_o as_o ignorance_n of_o the_o scripture_n 22._o math_n 22._o as_o it_o be_v pronounce_v by_o the_o mouth_n of_o christ_n jesus_n himself_o speak_v against_o the_o saducee_n 4.18_o 2_o king_n 17.26_o psal_n 35.10_o 11_o prou._n esa_n 1.34_o ho●e_n 47._o ephes_n 4.18_o concern_v the_o resurrection_n of_o the_o dead_a be_v the_o cause_n of_o that_o their_o so_o great_a error_n even_o likewise_o the_o ignorance_n of_o god_n be_v oftentimes_o the_o occasion_n and_o cause_n of_o god_n heavy_a displeasure_n and_o so_o of_o diverse_a and_o sundry_a inconvenience_n and_o mischief_n cant._n bern._n super_fw-la cant._n and_o among_o the_o rest_n it_o be_v also_o a_o cause_n of_o this_o curse_a desperation_n as_o write_v s._n barnard_n utraque_fw-la cognitio_fw-la dei_fw-la scilicet_fw-la et_fw-la tui_fw-la tibi_fw-la necessaria_fw-la est_fw-la ad_fw-la salutem_fw-la quia_fw-la de_fw-la ignorantia_fw-la tui_fw-la venit_fw-la superbia_fw-la ac_fw-la de_fw-la dei_fw-la ignorantia_fw-la venit_fw-la desperatio_fw-la the_o knowledge_n both_o of_o god_n and_o of_o thyself_o be_v necessary_a unto_o salvation_n because_o out_o of_o the_o ignorance_n of_o thyself_o arise_v pride_n and_o likewise_o out_o of_o the_o ignorance_n of_o god_n come_v desperation_n out_o of_o this_o ignorance_n of_o god_n must_v desperation_n needs_o arise_v desperation_n ignorance_n the_o mother_n of_o desperation_n for_o how_o can_v it_o otherwise_o be_v but_o that_o he_o that_o be_v altogether_o without_o any_o knowledge_n of_o god_n must_v despair_v to_o receive_v any_o good_a thing_n of_o he_o for_o as_o no_o man_n can_v take_v pleasure_n nor_o any_o profit_n by_o hide_a and_o unknowen_a treasure_n so_o no_o man_n can_v look_v for_o grace_n mercy_n and_o forgiveness_n of_o sin_n or_o any_o other_o benefit_n or_o good_a gift_n at_o his_o hand_n of_o who_o he_o be_v utter_o ignonoraunt_a &_o of_o who_o he_o have_v no_o knowledge_n chapter_n v._o the_o three_o cause_n of_o desperation_n be_v the_o great_a servitude_n or_o bondage_n of_o sin_n desperation_n the_o three_o cause_n of_o desperation_n with_o which_o who_o soever_o be_v clog_v he_o become_v thereby_o the_o servant_n of_o sin_n john_n 8.34_o and_o the_o woeful_a and_o hurtful_a effect_n of_o sin_n be_v the_o procurement_n of_o god_n curse_n and_o plague_n upon_o body_n sin_n the_o woeful_a and_o hurtful_a effect_n of_o sin_n soul_n land_n child_n stock_n crop_n and_o every_o thing_n else_o that_o a_o man_n have_v or_o go_v about_o at_o home_o or_o abroad_o in_o town_n or_o in_o field_n in_o city_n or_o in_o country_n by_o land_n or_o by_o water_n deut_n 28._o levit._fw-la 26._o sin_n harden_v the_o heart_n heb._n 3.13_o it_o fight_v against_o the_o soul_n 1._o pet._n 2.11_o it_o gnaw_v and_o torment_v the_o conference_n 1_o sam._n 25.31_o and_o so_o bring_v man_n into_o the_o most_o damnable_a gulf_n of_o desperation_n wherein_o multitude_n of_o worldling_n matchevillians_n ●picures_n and_o impious_a atheist_n be_v daily_o implunge_v and_o irrevocable_o drown_v for_o ever_o chapter_n vi_o desperation_n the_o four_o ca●se_n of_o desperation_n the_o four_o cause_n of_o desperation_n do_v many_o gather_v to_o themselves_o upon_o the_o word_n of_o christ_n in_o math._n 7.13_o straight_o be_v the_o gate_n and_o narrow_a be_v the_o way_n that_o lead_v unto_o life_n and_o few_o there_o be_v that_o find_v it_o and_o again_o out_o of_o math_n 20.16_o many_o be_v call_v but_o few_o be_v choose_v and_o again_o out_o of_o luke_n 13.24_o s●r●_n e_o to_o enter_v in_o at_o the_o straight_a gate_n for_o many_o lay_v unto_o you_o will_v seek_v to_o enter_v in_o and_o shall_v not_o be_v able_a all_o which_o place_n do_v plain_o teach_v that_o few_o shall_v be_v save_v for_o in_o bid_v to_o strive_v to_o enter_v in_o christ_n give_v we_o to_o understand_v that_o it_o be_v not_o a_o easy_a matter_n but_o a_o matter_n that_o require_v great_a strife_n pain_n and_o earnest_a diligence_n against_o the_o world_n the_o flesh_n and_o the_o devil_n upon_o these_o consideration_n many_o the_o fear_n and_o doubt_n of_o many_o many_o begin_v to_o fear_v and_o to_o tremble_v to_o stagger_v and_o to_o doubt_v whether_o they_o may_v think_v themselves_o to_o be_v in_o the_o number_n of_o those_o few_o that_o shall_v be_v s●●ed_v yea_o or_o no●_n and_o so_o be_v draw_v into_o despair_n while_o that_o they_o find_v this_o present_a evil_a world_n against_o they_o with_o all_o the_o bait_n snare_n ne●●es_n and_o let_v pleasure_n and_o profit_n thereof_o to_o catch_v they_o letter_z they_o and_o entangle_v they_o while_o they_o find_v their_o own_o flesh_n desperation_n the_o great_a &_o manifold_a adversary_n to_o man_n salvation_n all_o which_o the_o devil_n use_v as_o mean_n to_o drawman_n into_o desperation_n their_o own_o corrupt_a nature_n against_o they_o their_o reason_n poison_v their_o will_n and_o affection_n blind_v their_o natural_a wisdom_n concupiscence_n and_o lust_n minister_a strength_n to_o satan_n temptation_n take_v part_n aga_v they_o daily_a &_o hourly_o ready_a to_o betray_v they_o into_o his_o hand_n while_o that_o they_o see_v and_o perceive_v even_o legion_n of_o devil_n even_o all_o the_o devil_n in_o hell_n against_o they_o with_o all_o their_o crafty_a head_n marvelous_a strength_n infinite_a wile_n cunning_a devise_n deep_a sleight_n &_o try_a temptation_n lie_v in_o ambush_n against_o their_o poor_a soul_n and_o who_o see_v not_o that_o thousand_o be_v carry_v headlong_o to_o destruction_n through_o the_o temptation_n of_o either_o the_o world_n the_o flesh_n or_o the_o devil_n and_o thus_o be_v we_o poor_a wretch_n in_o a_o most_o pitiful_a case_n assault_v &_o betray_v on_o every_o side_n chapter_n vii_o desperation_n the_o five_o cause_n of_o desperation_n the_o five_o cause_n of_o desperation_n arise_v from_o the_o manifold_a cross_n &_o affliction_n of_o this_o present_a life_n for_o from_o hence_o it_o be_v that_o some_o man_n be_v daily_o ferrit_v follow_v on_o and_o even_o almost_o press_v down_o with_o temporal_a affliction_n &_o trouble_n affliction_n sundry_a kind_n of_o cross_n and_o affliction_n as_o penury_n poverty_n hunger_n nakedness_n sickness_n of_o body_n trouble_v of_o mind_n unquiet_a suggestion_n of_o the_o flesh_n temptation_n of_o the_o devil_n persecution_n imprisonment_n loss_n of_o friend_n loss_n of_o good_n loss_n of_o good_a name_n &_o fame_n a_o wicked_a crooked_a and_o froward_a mate_n in_o matrimony_n disobedient_a &_o untoward_a child_n unkind_a &_o unthankful_a friend_n undeserued_a malice_n envy_n and_o hatred_n of_o froward_a neighbour_n and_o many_o other_o such_o like_a cross_n as_o daily_o in_o
one_o sort_n or_o other_o befall_v man_n when_o they_o once_o feel_v themselves_o touch_v &_o try_v herewith_o anon_o they_o take_v occasion_n hereby_o to_o cry_v out_o and_o lamentable_o to_o howl_v 20._o jerem._n 20._o and_o curse_v the_o day_n wherein_o they_o where_n bear_v to_o call_v that_o a_o unhappy_a hour_n wherein_o their_o mother_n bring_v they_o forth_o 15._o jerem._n 15._o to_o wish_v they_o have_v die_v in_o their_o birth_n 3._o job._n 3._o and_o that_o they_o have_v perish_v so_o soon_o as_o they_o come_v out_o of_o their_o mother_n womb_n that_o some_o hill_n may_v fall_v upon_o they_o &_o overwhelm_v they_o that_o so_o they_o may_v short_o be_v rid_v out_o of_o their_o pain_n yea_o they_o will_v not_o be_v persuade_v that_o these_o thing_n be_v send_v of_o god_n for_o the_o most_o part_n to_o such_o as_o he_o love_v but_o rather_o to_o such_o as_o he_o hate_v and_o that_o never_o a_o love_a father_n will_v handle_v his_o child_n so_o as_o they_o be_v handle_v now_o the_o devil_n most_o subtle_o lie_v in_o wait_n for_o his_o advantage_n take_v hold_v on_o this_o their_o weakness_n and_o strive_v by_o little_a and_o little_a by_o such_o occasion_n as_o these_o to_o work_v utter_a desperation_n in_o they_o and_o by_o these_o mean_n oftentimes_o force_v some_o to_o some_o sudden_a wretched_a and_o desperate_a end_n chap._n viii_o desperation_n the_o sixth_o cause_n of_o desperation_n the_o sixth_o cause_n of_o desperation_n be_v long_a custom_n of_o sin_n whereby_o a_o man_n yield_v and_o submit_v himself_o as_o a_o obedient_a and_o ready_a bondslave_n to_o the_o devil_n little_o respect_v if_o not_o utter_o contemn_v both_o god_n and_o his_o word_n who_o dull_a conscience_n through_o give_v himself_o over_o to_o impurity_n &_o filthiness_n of_o life_n be_v wax_v hard_o in_o iniquity_n and_o corrupt_a way_n and_o as_o it_o be_v burn_v with_o a_o hot_a iron_n so_o that_o he_o be_v now_o past_a all_o sense_n and_o feel_n of_o sin_n and_o this_o long_a custom_n grow_v as_o it_o be_v into_o a_o second_o nature_n in_o process_n of_o time_n which_o to_o expel_v be_v a_o matter_n of_o great_a difficulty_n nature_n long_o custom_n ●o_o w●th_v into_o a_o second_o nature_n this_o be_v it_o which_o the_o prophet_n jerem_n mean_v where_o he_o affirm_v that_o it_o be_v as_o hard_a a_o thing_n for_o such_o to_o do_v any_o good_a that_o have_v be_v continual_o enure_v with_o do_v of_o evil_a as_o it_o be_v to_o wash_v a_o blacka-moore_n or_o aethiopian_a skin_n white_a or_o to_o change_v the_o spot_n of_o a_o leopard_n and_o therefore_o according_a to_o our_o english_a adage_n as_o that_o which_o be_v breed_v in_o the_o bone_n will_v never_o light_o out_o of_o the_o flesh_n so_o a_o old_a wont_a or_o long_a custom_n of_o any_o vice_n be_v it_o of_o lie_v swear_v game_a drink_v whore_v or_o any_o other_o such_o like_a will_v seldom_o or_o never_o be_v remedy_v whereby_o it_o oftentimes_o come_v to_o pass_v that_o in_o the_o end_n the_o devil_n by_o this_o mean_n have_v lay_v a_o foundation_n so_o sit_v his_o purpose_n to_o work_v on_o bring_v his_o old_a customer_n to_o despair_v chapter_n i._o the_o first_o chapter_n concern_v the_o remedy_n against_o the_o temptation_n and_o assault_n of_o satan_n be_v the_o first_o spe●i●●l_a cause_n of_o desperation_n before_o intrence_v of_o in_o chap._n 3._o to_o meet_v with_o the_o dangerous_a and_o manifold_a temptation_n of_o satan_n that_o great_a enemy_n of_o mankind_n wherewith_o he_o continual_o after_o other_o sin_n first_o commit_v labour_v to_o bring_v we_o into_o the_o deep_a gulf_n of_o desperation_n it_o shall_v not_o be_v amiss_o nay_o rather_o it_o shall_v be_v our_o best_a course_n and_o remedy_n to_o learn_v and_o practice_v that_o most_o sure_a safe_a and_o excellent_a counsel_n which_o the_o holy_a ghost_n give_v by_o those_o two_o worthy_a apostle_n of_o our_o saviour_n christ_n s._n paul_n and_o s._n jam●s_n 4._o ephes_n ●_o jam._n 4._o whereof_o s._n paul_n say_v satan_n saint_n paul_n 〈◊〉_d s_o i●mes_n 〈◊〉_d cou●●●●●●●●nst_v the_o temptation_n and_o adicke_n of_o satan_n put_v on_o the_o whole_a armour_n of_o god_n that_o you_o may_v be_v able_a to_o stand_v against_o the_o assault_n of_o the_o devil_n &c_n &c_n s._n james_n say_v resist_v the_o devil_n and_o he_o will_v slay_v from_o you_o that_o be_v to_o say_v we_o must_v strive_v against_o all_o unlawful_a and_o forbid_a lust_n by_o which_o he_o egg_v draw_v and_o hail_v man_n from_o sin_n to_o sin_n from_o bad_a to_o worse_o and_o final_o to_o desperation_n the_o worst_a of_o all_o sin_n have_v cain_n thus_o resist_v the_o devil_n he_o have_v never_o be_v so_o far_o draw_v as_o he_o be_v from_o faithless_a hypocrisy_n to_o envy_v from_o envy_n to_o murder_v and_o from_o murder_n to_o desperation_n have_v judas_n the_o traitor_n thus_o re●●●●●●d_v the_o devil_n when_o he_o by_o his_o entisement_n first_o yield_v to_o covetousness_n and_o so_o for_o a_o little_a filthy_a lucre_n to_o betray_v his_o most_o love_a gentle_a and_o kind_a lord_n &_o master_n he_o have_v not_o from_o those_o sin_n one_o in_o the_o neck_n of_o a_o other_o final_o fall_v into_o despair_n wherein_o he_o become_v his_o own_o hangman_n to_o the_o everlasting_a testimony_n of_o his_o own_o damnation_n full_o worthy_a therefore_o and_o very_o needful_a in_o this_o case_n be_v s._n james_n his_o counsel_n 〈…〉_o d●●●ll_o etc._n etc._n yea_o and_o that_o in_o the_o beginning_n and_o s._n paul_n go_v further_a on_o with_o the_o like_a good_a counsel_n devil_n a_o description_n of_o the_o manner_n of_o armour_n wherewith_o saint_n paul_n will_v have_v christian_n to_o resist_v the_o devil_n and_o set_v down_o very_o plain_o with_o what_o manner_n of_o armour_n he_o will_v have_v christian_n to_o buckle_v and_o furnish_v themselves_o with_o that_o so_o they_o may_v be_v find_v the_o more_o ready_a and_o able_a to_o encounter_v their_o general_a enemy_n temptation_n as_o first_o with_o verity_n or_o truth_n with_o the_o first_o armour_n to_o resist_v the_o devil_n with_o which_o be_v in_o the_o arm_n of_o themselves_o with_o true_a and_o sincere_a knowledge_n of_o god_n tit._n 1.1_o in_o the_o true_a service_n of_o god_n without_o hypocrisy_n in_o spirit_n and_o truth_n josua_n 24.14_o joh._n 4.24_o 3._o kin._n 2.4_o and_o likewise_o with_o upright_o true_a speak_v and_o deal_n with_o our_o neighbour_n in_o word_n and_o deed_n ephes_n 4.25_o exod._n 23.1_o second_o resist_v the_o second_o kind_n of_o armour_n wherewith_o the_o devil_n be_v to_o be_v resist_v with_o the_o breastplate_n of_o righteousness_n that_o be_v with_o the_o earnest_n apply_v and_o endevor_v of_o ourselves_o to_o all_o virtue_n and_o godliness_n in_o our_o life_n and_o conversation_n where_o note_n that_o the_o apostle_n have_v place_v verity_n truth_n or_o true_a knowledge_n of_o god_n in_o the_o first_o place_n in_o very_o fit_a and_o good_a rank_n and_o order_n he_o place_v this_o righteousness_n that_o 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esai_n 55.6_o seek_v the_o lord_n while_o he_o my_o be_v find_v and_o call_v upon_o he_o while_o he_o be_v near_o ignorance_n the_o danger_n of_o wilful_a ignorance_n and_o let_v we_o be_v assure_v of_o this_o that_o all_o manner_n of_o ignorance_n be_v perilous_a but_o wilful_a ignorance_n of_o all_o other_o be_v most_o perilous_a for_o it_o be_v as_o a_o learned_a writer_n have_v affirm_v a_o plain_a prognostication_n heaven_n a._n d._n in_o the_o plain_a man_n path_n to_o heaven_n and_o a_o demonstrative_a argument_n of_o eternal_a death_n it_o be_v a_o most_o horrible_a and_o a_o fearful_a thing_n for_o a_o man_n to_o refuse_v instruction_n depise_v counsel_n harden_v their_o heart_n stop_v their_o ear_n &_o close_o up_o their_o eye_n against_o god_n this_o be_v the_o very_a upshot_n of_o everlasting_a ruin_n let_v the_o ignorant_a therefore_o that_o stand_v in_o this_o dangerous_a estate_n do_v what_o the_o ignorant_a must_v do_v repair_n with_o all_o diligence_n and_o 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for_o sure_o they_o be_v the_o physician_n and_o surgeon_n of_o our_o soul_n be_v wh●t_v the_o tru●_n minister_n of_o god●_n word_n be_v so_o that_o if_o we_o repair_v unto_o they_o they_o shall_v give_v we_o to_o drink_v of_o the_o wholesome_a water_n of_o knowledge_n to_o quench_v our_o thi●●t_n of_o ignorance_n they_o be_v the_o di_fw-mi pincers_n of_o the_o manifold_a grace_n of_o god_n and_o the_o lord_n steward_n to_o giu●_fw-la each_o one_o of_o we_o our_o portion_n in_o due_a time_n we_o have_v not_o christ_n always_o among_o we_o as_o appertain_v to_o his_o bodily_a presence_n but_o as_o himself_o say_v we_o have_v the_o po_n re_fw-mi always_o among_o we_o even_o so_o also_o we_o have_v not_o christ_n himself_o that_o body_n i_o mean_v which_o sit_v at_o the_o right_a hand_n of_o god_n the_o father_n always_o with_o we_o but_o yet_o our_o lord_n christ_n ascend_v up_o on_o high_a give_v unto_o man_n among_o other_o gift_n this_o gift_n also_o if_o we_o can_v right_o consider_v 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cicero_n use_v that_o i_o speak_v of_o division_n of_o desperation_n which_o i_o likewise_o find_v and_o read_v to_o be_v of_o two_o kind_n holy_a two_o kind_n of_o desperation_n the_o one_o wicked_a the_o other_o holy_a the_o one_o a_o wicked_a kind_n of_o desperation_n of_o god_n promise_n power_n goodness_n &_o mercy_n towards_o sinner_n the_o matter_n which_o here_o i_o be_o to_o entreat_v of_o the_o other_o a_o holy_a desperation_n of_o a_o man_n own_o power_n in_o the_o obtain_n of_o eternal_a life_n conceyve_v and_o wrought_v by_o a_o sense_n or_o feel_n of_o a_o man_n own_o defect_n infirmity_n and_o corruption_n concern_v this_o former_a kind_n of_o desperation_n be_v especial_o the_o mark_n which_o i_o will_v have_v poor_a silly_a distress_a soul_n to_o have_v a_o diligent_a and_o a_o watchful_a eye_n unto_o to_o the_o intent_n that_o both_o myself_o and_o my_o poor_a brethren_n lyve_a and_o war_a yet_o with_o i_o in_o the_o militant_a church_n of_o christ_n here_o on_o earth_n may_v be_v the_o better_o forewarn_v for_o that_o as_o the_o say_v tela_n praevisa_fw-la minus_fw-la nocent_a of_o this_o most_o subtle_a and_o deadly_a stratagem_n concern_v this_o most_o dongerous_a and_o fatal_a assault_a engine_n of_o the_o archenemie_n of_o our_o soul_n this_o deep_a despair_n and_o devilish_a soule-poyson_n i_o have_v think_v good_a by_o the_o pen_n of_o this_o short_a treatise_n to_o put_v myself_o and_o other_o in_o remembrance_n of_o these_o three_o point_n desperation_n three_o thing_n especial_o to_o be_v note_v in_o th●s_n treatise_n of_o desperation_n to_o wit_n first_o of_o the_o haynousnhsse_n greevous●esse_n &_o perniciousnesse_n of_o desperation_n second_o of_o the_o cause_n thereof_o and_o three_o of_o the_o remedy_n chap._n ii_o the_o second_o chapter_n wherein_o be_v describe_v how_o heinous_a grievous_a hurtful_a and_o pernicious_a the_o sin_n of_o desperation_n be_v in_o sundry_a and_o manifold_a place_n of_o holy_a scripture_n be_v we_o 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to_o his_o promise_a word_n that_o i_o may_v say_v of_o thou_o as_o s._n augustine_n say_v of_o judas_n the_o traitor_n agendae_fw-la aug._n in_o lib._n de_fw-fr utiliti_fw-la to_o paenitentia_fw-la agendae_fw-la non_fw-la tam_fw-la sc●lus_fw-la quod_fw-la comm●sisti_fw-la quam_fw-la indulgentiae_fw-la desperatio_fw-la facit_fw-la te_fw-la penitus_fw-la interi●e_fw-la not_o so_o much_o the_o sin_n which_o thou_o have_v do_v as_o thy_o despair_n of_o forgiveness_n have_v utter_o cast_v thou_o away_o sure_o judas_n his_o despair_n and_o distrust_n according_a to_o s._n augustine_n his_o opinion_n be_v a_o more_o grievous_a sin_n than_o his_o treason_n in_o the_o betray_n of_o his_o master_n whereunto_o agree_v s._n jero._n magis_fw-la inquit_fw-la offendit_fw-la deum_fw-la judas_n in_fw-la hoc_fw-la quod_fw-la desperando_fw-la seipsum_fw-la suspendit_fw-la quam_fw-la in_o hoc_fw-la quod_fw-la deum_fw-la tradidit_fw-la desperatio_fw-la enim_fw-la reddit_fw-la hominem_fw-la 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