A sermon [on Luke x.30] preach'd in a wood, before sir Gosseline Denvile, and his gang of highwaymen, in the reign of Edward ii, publ. from the original kept in the Bodleian library, Volume 1

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Page 5 - Why was not this ointment fold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor ? 6 This he faid, not that he cared for the poor ; but becaufe he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Page 6 - ... believe to be want of employment ; for the soul, impatient of an absolute recess, for want of the wholesome food of business, preys upon the lewder actions. It is true, men learn to do ill, by doing what is next it, nothing. I believe Solomon meant the field of the sluggard, as well for the emblem of his mind, as the certain index of his outward state. As the one is overgrown with thorns and briers, so is the other with vices and enormities. If any wonder how ^Egisthus grew adulterate, the exit...

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