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OUR FACULTIES TO BE MADE GOOD USE
OF, AND NOT TO LIE UNUSED.
Break up your fallow ground.—Hos. x. 12.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven. —Matt. v. 16.
Neglect not the gift that is in thee.—1 Tim. iv. 14.
It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.—1 Cor. iv. 2.
Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one ; to every man according to his several ability.3*_MATT. xxv. 15.
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.—LUKE xii. 48.
1 2 Cor. vi. 1. ? Rom. xii. 6; 1 Cor. xii. 7, 11. 3 1 Pet. iv. 10.
* See also the remainder of the parable, to verse 30.
I would that you would make use of that good wisdom whereof I know you are fraught.
Act i. Scene 4.
The means that heaven yields, must be embraced,
King RICHARD II. Act III. Scene 2.
What is a man,
HAMLET. Act iv. Scene 4.
Heaven doth with us as we with torches do :
Act 1. Scene 1. - XXII.
READINESS FOR DEATH.
The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.—2 PET. Ü. 10.
Be ye therefore ready, for the Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not.—LUKE xii. 40.
. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth.- Rev. xvi. 15.
I every day expect an embassage
KING RICHARD III. Act 11. Scene 1.
Men must endure
KING LEAR. Act v. Scene 2.
1 Matt. xxiv. 42, 43 ; 1 Thess. v. 2, 3. ? Rev. Üï. 3.
* 'Tis a vile thing to die. When men are unprepared, and look not for it.
King RICHARD III. Act 11. Scene 2.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it."
LUKE xvii. 33.
For me .... to die is gain.”—Phil. i. 21.
To sue to live, I find, I seek to die;
MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Act 11. Scene 1.
My joy is death;
King HENRY VI. (2d part). Act II. Scene 4.
A SAVING SACRIFICE.
If thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee : it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
1 John xii. 25.
Rev, xiv. 13.
Matt. xviii. 8.
For it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should, be cast into hell.—Matt. v. 30.
This festered joint cut off, the rest, rest sound
King RICHARD II. Act v. Scene 3.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.?—Ps. xli. 9.
Who should be trusted now, when one's right hand
Act v. Scene 4.
1 Mark ix. 43, 44, 47; Col. iii. 5 ; Rom. viii. 13. 2 Ps. lv. 12, 13; 2 Sam. xv. 12 ; Obadiah 7; John xiii. 18.