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A69129 Conscience with the power and cases thereof Devided into V. bookes. Written by the godly and learned, William Ames, Doctor, and Professor of Divinity, in the famous University of Franeker in Friesland. Translated out of Latine into English, for more publique benefit.; De conscientia. Et ejus jure, vel casibus. English. Ames, William, 1576-1633. 1639 (1639) STC 552; ESTC S114737 107,148 176

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affection_n about_o worldly_a thing_n luke_n 8._o 14._o 3_o a_o spiritual_a satiety_n or_o fullness_n that_o be_v a_o presumption_n of_o our_o own_o sufficiency_n and_o a_o rest_v in_o that_o degree_n and_o measure_n to_o which_o we_o have_v attain_v phil._n 3._o 13_o 14._o 4_o sloth_n fear_v and_o carnal_a wisdom_n jud._n 1_o 19_o 21._o 27_o 28._o 29_o 30._o 31_o 32._o 33._o 5_o familiarity_n with_o the_o world_n or_o the_o commonesse_n of_o sin_n abound_v in_o other_o mat._n 24._o 22._o 6_o the_o practice_n of_o such_o thing_n as_o our_o conscience_n allow_v not_o rom._n 14._o 20._o 21._o 7_o indulgence_n to_o ourselves_o in_o our_o own_o corruption_n 1_o cor._n 5._o 6._o 2_o corinthian_n 7._o 11._o ephes._n 4._o 29._o 30._o 23._o second_o we_o ought_v often_o and_o serious_o to_o meditate_v upon_o the_o love_n and_o mercy_n of_o god_n towards_o we_o pro._n 25._o 21._o 22._o 24._o three_o we_o ought_v to_o meditate_v daily_o of_o our_o imperfection_n phil._n 3._o 13_o 14._o 25._o 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