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bylon, and the Sons of Tranf- 3 King
greffors against Naboth in Sa-
maria, and the Multitude of Matt.
the Jews against our Lord at xxvi.
Jerufalem, and against Ste-Act. vi,
phen, his first Martyr. Let & vii.
the Witneffes therefore be
meck, free from Anger, full
of Equity, kind, prudent,
continent, free from Wick-
ednefs, faithful, religious:

πεῖς, ἀπόνηροι, πισοί, For the Teftimony of fucha
Debes 8 Perfons is firm on account

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of their Character, and true on account of their Converfation. But as to thofe of a different Character, do not ye receive their Teftimony, altho' they feem to agree together in their Evidence a gainst the Accufed. For 'tis *** Pag, ordain'd in the Law, Thou Exod. Tuela. WeσTitanToy shalt not be with a Multitude xxiii. 2 1.

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titude to pervert Judgment.
You ought also particularly

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Life, and in his Converfa-
tion, whether he have a good
Report as to his Life, whe-
ther he has been unblame-

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able, whether he has been avéгañéi éσó-
zealous in Holiness, whether ma inλwnas, & qr-
he be a Lover of the Wi-pQ", è p120§e-
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gers, a Lover of the Poor,
and a Lover of the Brethren;
whether he be not given to
filthy Lucre; whether he be
not an extravagant Perfon,
or a Spendthrift; whether he
be fober, and free from Luxu-, xì d'μerá-
ry, or a Drunkard, or a dor.
Glutton; whether he be com-
paffionate and charitable.

For if he has been before

addicted to wicked Works,
the Accufations which are
now brought against him will
thence in fome measure ap-
pear to be true, unlefs Ju
ftice do plainly plead for
him. For it may be that
though he had formerly been

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may not be guilty of this
Crime, of which he is ac-
cufed. Wherefore be exactly

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Sentences, when pronounc d against the Offender convicted, fafe, and firm. And if after his Separation he begs Pardon, and falls down before the Bishop, and acknowledges his Fault, receive him! Bur neither do you tuffer a falfe Accuier to go unpunilh d, that he may not calumniate onμnon, eva" another who lives well or προτρέψη) τὰ ὅμοια encourage fome other terfon autas señor T to do like him. Nor, to be αυτῷ δράσαι μ μlew + ERESZÛÉva d- fure, do ye fuffer a Person ἐλεξιχθέντα vúbersar, öños un 2% convicted to go off clear, νύβριςον, ὅπως 2. TPQ. Tois auTois - left another be enfnar'd in σχεδῆ ὅτι γδ μάρτυς the fame Crimes મેં ઝ

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ther fhall a Witnefs of Mif-
chiefs be unpunish'd, nor shalf
he that offends be without

We faid before, that Judg
ment ought to be given upon
hearing only one of the Par-
ties : For if you hear one of
them when the other is not
there, and fo cannot make his
Defence to the Accutation
brought against him, and

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Confider even the Ju- LII:
dicatures of this World,

by whofe Power we fee Mur-
derers, Adulterers, Wizzards,
Robbers of Sepulchres, and
Thieves, brought to Tryal;
and thofe that prefide when
they have receiv'd their Ac-
cufations from those that
brought them, ask the Male-
factor whether thofe things
be for And tho' he does not
deny the Crimes, they do not
prefently fend him out to


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