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A51689 A treatise of nature and grace to which is added, the author's idæa of providence, and his answers to several objections against the foregoing discourse / by the author of The search after truth ; translated from the last edition, enlarged by many explications.; Traité de la nature et de la grace. English Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715. 1695 (1695) Wing M320; ESTC R9953 159,228 290

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abstract_a truth_n do_v not_o affect_v they_o it_o may_v be_v say_v that_o this_o delectation_n of_o grace_n do_v instruct_v they_o for_o make_v these_o truth_n sensible_a they_o learn_v they_o more_o easy_o by_o the_o attention_n which_o they_o bring_v to_o they_o 11.72_o 1_o joh._n 11.72_o it_o be_v upon_o this_o account_n that_o st._n john_n say_v the_o unction_n we_o receive_v from_o j._n c._n teach_v we_o all_o thing_n and_o that_o they_o who_o have_v this_o unction_n have_v no_o need_n to_o be_v instruct_v it_o be_v true_a that_o concupiscence_n such_o as_o we_o feel_v be_v not_o necessary_a in_o order_n to_o merit_v jesus_n christ_n who_o suffering_n be_v infinite_a be_v not_o at_o all_o subject_n to_o it_o but_o although_o he_o be_v absolute_a master_n of_o his_o body_n he_o willing_o suffer_v the_o most_o troublesome_a motion_n and_o sentiment_n to_o be_v excite_v therein_o that_o he_o may_v thus_o merit_v all_o thereby_o which_o be_v prepare_v for_o he_o of_o all_o the_o sentiment_n that_o of_o grief_n be_v the_o most_o contrary_a to_o a_o soul_n which_o desire_n and_o deserve_v to_o be_v happy_a and_o yet_o he_o willing_o suffer_v the_o most_o torment_a pleasure_n make_v he_o actual_o happy_a who_o actual_o enjoy_v it_o and_o yet_o he_o willing_o deprive_v himself_o thereof_o thus_o as_o we_o ought_v he_o have_v offer_v a_o infinite_a number_n of_o sacrifice_n by_o a_o body_n which_o he_o take_v like_a unto_o we_o but_o these_o his_o sacrifice_n differ_v from_o those_o of_o the_o great_a saint_n because_o he_o willing_o excite_v in_o himself_o all_o those_o painful_a sentiment_n which_o in_o the_o rest_n of_o man_n be_v the_o necessary_a consequence_n of_o sin_n and_o that_o thus_o these_o sacrifice_n be_v altogether_o voluntary_a in_o he_o be_v more_o pure_a and_o more_o meritorious_a xxxi_o nevertheless_o it_o must_v be_v observe_v that_o this_o unction_n do_v not_o of_o its_o self_n produce_v knowledge_n it_o only_o excite_v our_o attention_n 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