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Purchas his pilgrimage : or Relations of the world and the religions observed in all ages and places discovered, from the creation unto this present. In foure parts. This first containeth a theologicall and geographical historie of Asia, Africa, and America, with the ilands adiacent. Declaring the a online

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Aegefippus pf.


Mich.Tffck.


Hen.a Lindhout


HerodianiJS


G.Interianus


Tho.Lidyat


Godf.Heidfeldius


Silucfler lourdan


T.Linton


HcroUiu*


A.Ingram


Mat.dc Lobcl


Hefiodus


Da.Inpram


Lucianus


Hcliodorus


A.Icnkinfon


Lucretius


Hiercmias pat.Conft.


Index Expurgat.


Petrus Lumbardus


Chriftoph.Hall .


Ireneus


T. Lopez


Hift.EcclcfConflant.


IfidorusHifpalenfis


Ph.Lonicerus


. HoUand.Nauig.


Ifidorus Characenus


Lucanus


Sir Ch.Heydon


Ifocratcs


Nic.Lyra


lo.Hermannus


lo.Ifacius


I.Linfchotcn


HcUadius.f.


lofephus Indus


Ignatius Loiola


lob Hortop


luuenalis


Lutherus


Herodotus


■ luflinusMart.




Gent.HcruefUs


Inflinus Hiftoricus


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Hclenae e/£thiop,lir.


F.Iunius




OthoHeurnius


lunilius


T Vys del Marmol.
X^Macrobius


Honterus


R.Iohnfbn


Thomas Hill


B.Icwcll


Am Marcellinus


Nic.Honiger
Himcrius,f.


lewes inclofcd


Val.Maximus
Gab.Matofus


Horapolio


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Simon Maiolus


Sig.Herbcrftein


T>.King
13La.Kcymis


Dcfcrit.di Malta


Ed.Hogan


Maldonatus



Manilius



. The Gatalogup ofthe Authors.



Manilius.

A. Mafis-is.

Pccrus Martinez,

A.Maginus.

PctrusMafchareina.

p. Mart.Flnr.

L.MarineiisSic.

P. Marc, Mediolan.

P.Maffxus.

Moles Mardenus.

Neilor Martinengo.

Bapt. Mantuanus.

A.Mar'oracus,.

loannes Maiiana,

Cov. Matelivius.

Marcinius.

L.Madoc.

Marcianus Hcracleotes.

T.Mafliam.

W. Magoths.

Marcellinus Comes.

Martiaiis.

Maicthc.fl

Bi rhol.Madianus.

L.Mafonius.

McnandcrEphcf. f.

Mrrccrus.

lo.Mcur'ius.

Mcinnon. t".

Mermannij cheat.

Melccius.

A.Menavino.

Mnafcas-f.

Gonfales de Mendofa.

Ant. dc Mcndofa.

laques Morgues.

N.Monardus.

Hen. Morgan.

SirTho, Moore.

Mat. VVcftm.

Mat.Michovius.

Pomp. Mela.

BaptiftaMontanus.

A.Mizaldus.

I.Myricius.

R. Mofes t^gyptiiis.

MofesBar-Cepha.

Tarik Mirkond.

Chriftop. Mil^uj.

Epifc. Mexican! lir.

Wol.Mufculus.

P.MclTia.

S. Miinfter.

D.Morton.

I. More.

Megaflhenes.f,



Merafthcnes pf.
Sir John Mandeuilc,
Ar. Montanus.
Methodius p£
Method, f.
•Mercator.

Methodius Confiant. Pat.
P.McruIa.
Ph.Mornius.
Ph. Melandhon.
T. Morefinus.
Manctho. f.
Maiiethopf.
. N

NAthanecI ludeus.
lacobiNcccijNauig.
I.Ncander.
L.delaNou.
Nicctes.
Marco deNifa.
T. Nichols,
lohn Nichols.
lohnNicholl.
NicephcrusGreg.
NicephorusCal.
Nic.Nicolay.
Dom. Niger.
Nonnus,

Oliuer Noort Naiiig.
MelchiorNunnes.
Nicholas Nimnes.
Chrift. Newport.
Aluaro Nunez.
Concil.Nicenum.

o

IVliusObfequens.
Oliuarius.
Lope Obregon.
Odoricus.
Opmeerus.

Ofificium lud. pro defunfl.
Onuphrius.
A.Ortelius.
Organtinus.
Orpheus.
Olaus Magnus.
Origenes.
Oforius.
P.Orofius,
Ovidius.
Ovicdo,

P

DAufanias.
M.Parker.
Mutius Panfa.



I'Petrus Pafqualigus.
/;H. Pantaleon.
iPagninus. .>!<>'.
' M, Paulus. . ,

Ja.paludamus. ,zu:....
Fraii.Pafius. Te . N

St. Parmenius*tno^ :'/
iPalxphacus. .^uj ■
Parkhurft. iinttiMw
B.Pererius4r,:r:o<I,vcr
.Perkins. •.■,;.;■;,■'

ConquiftadclPern.

Fabr. Padiianus.

Chrift.Pczelius.

GaleoctoPerera;

Fr.Patritius.

Pectus Pena.

Pappus.

•A. Perfio,

HenricusPcnia..

C. Peucerus; •• :

Pet.CIuniacenfis. .

Petrus Alphonfi. ;

PetroniusArb,

Perfius.

Pius Papa.

Philoludius.

Philo Autiq.pf.

P. Pigafetta.

Martin, Perez.

Ant. Pigafetta.

Philoftratus.

Phrygio.

G. Phranza.

S.G.Peckham,

Phornutus.

Photius.

Pilgrimage to Me.cca.

Nic.Perotto.

NicPimenta.

Eman.Pinnariis.

La.Pignorius.

Mat. Paris,

Picrius,

I. Picus.MiranduIa.

Miles Philip.

Philaftrius.

Vine. Pinzon.

Non.Pintianus.

Mel. Petoncy.

Plato.

lo.Philoponus. f.

Plutarchus.

Platina.

Plautus.

Io.de Piano. Car.



ncoT



Pcron-



The Catalogue of the Authors,



Pcrondinus.

Plinius.

Richard Pots.

Polibius.

Polyinus.

Prccationcs ludxorum.

lulianus Pomciius.

Fran.Portus.

lacob. Pontanus.

loan. lov.Pomanui.

Thomas Porcacchi.

Poggius Rorcnt.

ProtafiusR.Arimx.

Porphyrius.

A. Poffcuinus.

Pomp.La:tus.

Hen.Porfius.

lo. Pory.

I. Bap. Porta.

Policie T.Emp-.

Ord.Polit.Turc.

Poftdlus.

PoliticaTurcogr.

Poly-olbion.

Plotinui.

D.Powcl.

Procopius.

S.A.Prcfton.

Am.Polanus.

Proclus.

Ptolcmzus,

Proceeding ag. Traitors.

e/^milius Probus,

Trebcl.Pollio.

Propertius.

Rob. Pone.

Prudcnrius.

Mich.i fellus.

HelitsPutfchius.

/^Vadus.
V^Fcrn. dc Quir,

R

RAmufio.
I. Ramus.
P. Ramus.
D.Rainolds.
S.W.Raleigh.
Rabanus.
Rich.Rainolds.
Hen. Ranzouius.
Rclat.diPerfia.
Reldc Regno Mogor.
B.Rhcnanus.



Mat.Ricci.

Mart, del Rio.

lo.Ribault.

A.Riccobonus.

El. Reufnerus.

Rcin.Reineccius.

lo.Reuclinus.

L. Rifcburgius.

Chr.Richerius.

Richardus Frat.

Richard. Florentinus.

Relat.ofRelig.Wcft.

L. Regius.

Ribera.

D. Record.

Richard Rogers.

ReguIacSoc.Iefu.

Pet.Rebuffus.

Fr.Robertelluj.

loannes Rofinus.

lo.Riuius.

L. Andreas Refendius.

Thorn. Rogers.

Chriftopher Roffinus.

Cffl.Rhodiginus.

Laur. Rhodomanut.

Rob. RetcnenHs.

la. Rofier.

Rodericus Toletanus.

Henrie Roberts.

Rodericus Santius.

Fran.Roberuall.

Rhcmiftae,

W. de Rubruquii.

RufHnus.

ir.Ruthenus.

W. Rutter Nau.

G.Rulfelli.

Rupertus.



Simon Sa.
Pcro Sancho.
Sabclhcus.
Franc. deSagitta.
Saluftius.
R.Samuel Maroc.
Saconiatho F.
Sampfatcs Ifphachancs.
lo. Saracol.
Bart.SaIigniaco.
Thorn. Sanders.
Arias San(S^ius.
Sardus.

Saracenifmi Anathcmatif.
luLScaliger.



loan.Sambucus.
Liu.Sanuro.
lofephScaliger.
Scuiax Caruandenfis-

F. Sanfouino.
Scala Mahomctica^
H. Sauonorola.
Serarius.

I. dc Sac. Bofco,

Sixt. Senenfis.

Septemcaftrenfis.

I.M.Sequanus.

MarcScneca.

L- Seneca Philof.

L. Seneca Trag.

Schekco.

Dionife Settle.

Andr.Schottus.

Sulpit.Scuerus.

Seder olamrabba.

SederolamZuta.

Scruius.

lof.Silucfter.

Sibillcc.pf.&Sibyllx.C

Sir Philip. Sidney.

Car. Sigonius.

Admiranda Sinenf. Reg.

Dial. Sincnfis.

Nunho de Silua.

Sir Antony Sherly.

Huld.Shmidel.

I. Sleidanus.

Sheldon.

P. di Sintra.

lof. Simlerus.

Scpherlezira.

Conftant.Seruius.

Theoph. Sitnocatta.

Cafp. Schwcnckficld.

Silius Italicus.

Hu?h Smith.

D.Smith.

Captaine Smith.

e-<£l.Spartianus.

G. Spilbergius.
Socrates.
Sozomenus.
Soranzo.
Solinus.
Mel.Soiteruf,
Ed. Spenfer.
I.Stadius.
StadiusBrafil.
Stobarus.

I. Stow;
Biljb. Scobxus.

Reg.



T he Catalogue ofthe Aathors.



Reg. Scot.

Edmund Scor.

Achilles Scacius.

Sommario di pop. orient.

Suidas.

Hieroo. daS.Stcphano.

Thorn. Steiiens.

StephanusByzant.

Strabo.

Strabus.

Georg. Scampellus.

Henry Stephanus.

Surius.

Ludolph.Suchcncnfis.

Stuckius.

Suares.

Synod. Conftantinope

Suetonius.

Did. Stella.

lo. Mar. Stella.

Tileman Stella.

Summa Saracen. Scc^ls.

D.Sutcliffe.

Edwardus Syluiuj.

Sulaka.



TAtianus.
Corn. Tacitus,
lo. Tailhier.
Fr. Thamara.
Franc. Tarapha.
Theddorctus.
Theophilus.f.
Theoph. Antiochcnus.
Tertuilianus.
Terentius.
Theophil3(5lus.
Temporarius.
Theforo Politico.
R. Aben Tybbon,
William Thjrpe.
ThaifoSlnenfislit.
Theophraaus.
Relat.delTcmiftitan.
Theophancs, F.
A.Thcuet.
Thucididcs.
Tibullus.
Ro.Thornc.
Timberlcy.



Ro. Tomfon,

W.Towerfon.

Trclcatius.

TremelliuJj.

MaHTranfiluano.

Tripartita hift,

Mer. Trifmegiftus.

Trithemius.

Toletus.

AdrianusTurncbus.

Cofm. Turrianus.

G.Tyrius.

G. Trapczunt.

Con. Trident.

Turfelinus.

L. deMay.Turquet.

Tyndarus.

V

L Op. Vaz.
Cor. Valerius.
Fr.Vaez.
loa. Vadianus.
loach. Vagetius.
F. Vatablus.
Martin dc Valentia.
A. Valignaous.
loan.Vafius.
R. Vcrllcgari.
Com, dcVena.
L.Vcrtomannus.
Enian. de Veiga,
lo. Vcrrazano.
VcthufiiNauigi
Viperanus.
ViaggioinPcrfia.
N. Life of Virginia,
f. aVifloria,
P. Vidor.
S.A.Viaor.
ViflorVticcnfis.
Nic. Villagagnon.
Gafp.Vilela,
Gerar. de Veer.
Virgilius.
Pol.Virgil.
Ant. du Verdicr.
lacobusaVitriacOo
Vitruvius.
Viguerius.
Voy. du Villaraont.



L.Viues.

Fr.de Vlloa,

R.Volateranus,

Vrfinus.

LuysdcVrreta.

Fla.Vopifcus.

Americus Vefputius.

w

THbm. Walfinghatilo
L. Delaware.
D. Whitakcrus.
Alexander Whitaker.
D.Willet.
Whitney.
la. Wcllh.
Webbs Traucls,
T.Windam.
L.Warde.
Ward andDansker.
SilucfierWiet.
Seb.dc Wert,
lo. White. Nau.
D.White.
George Wilkins,
T. Wiars.
The World,
pcfcrip. of thc.Worldo
Henr. Wolfius,
lo.WoifiusTheol.
lo.Wolfius, I, C.
Wolf Wiflenberg.

S.H.Willoughbie.Nau,
I.Wraog.

X

XEnophon.
Franc. Xcrcso
F.Xauier.
Hier. Xauier.

z

ZAbarella.
Hier.Zanchiuso
A. Zachuth.
Zaga Zabo.
Zonaras.
ZcniNau. &c.
Zoroaftcr. f.
lo. Zygomalas.
Thcodof. ZygomalaSo
Thcod.Zuingcrus.



the



The names of Manufcriprs, Trauellers and other

Authors,not yet printed, hecrc mentioned
and followed.




^^^i^^L^S pe fifes.

Thomas Bern'
here .

Amhrof. de ^rmanolo.
WiUicimBa^n.
Andrev Battell.
Brafde Treat ife,
George Barkjte.
Thomas CandiP^.
'Peter Carder.
Thomas Clayborn.
John de CaHro.
H. Challenge.
Thomas Carmer.
William Colslon.
Vifcouery of Chefpeack;
lames Dames.
DoHorDee.
lohn Dames.
Edward 2, Lit era.
John Eliot.
JohnEllif.

ChriHaphcr FortefcHe.
l^chardFimh.
Raleigh Gilbert,
AKtonie (joddard.
Thomas Ghncr.
Walfmghfi:m Grifley-
JVtlliam Gourdoft.



Greenland Voyage.
Gronland Treat ife.
John Guy.
lames Hall.
TV. Harborn.
eyintheme Hippon.
Thomas Hanham.
Edward Harleigh.
S. Richard Hawkins.
J op as Hubert.
William Hawkins.
Robert Jttet.
lohn Knights.
Antonie Knmet.
Henrie Lello.
Charles Leigh,
lofas Logan.
Afichael Locke.
S. lames LancaFier.
(Mexican Hislorie.
S. Ed. Michelborne.
D. Duart de Menefes,
lohn Aiildnall.
D auid Aiiddleton.
John Newbury.
William Nicholls.
tyibacftk^ Pricket,
lonas Pooley,
Fatentsdtuerfe.
Martin Fringe.
George Popham.



George Percy.

Newp. Joy, to Powhatan,

William barker.

E. C. taking Tort T^cco. 2.

Pilgrimage in rime.

Lit. Tresb. lohan. Af.

Albert dePrato.

William Purfgloue.

Pavhaturunuras.

Richardus Canonicus,

lohn Rut.

lohn Selden.

William Strachie.

Francis Sparrie.

Thomas Turner.

William Turner.

L. Tribaldus Teletus,

Alexandra Vrfino.

Virginia Voyages diuerfe,

D eclaral ionofZJ irginiA. ,

Geogre W,;ymouth.

Ed. Maria W,ng field,

JohnWJfon,

WJliam White.

Thomas Widhoufe.

John Ward,

And many other Relations
and reports of Gentlemen,
Merchants,Marmers,&c.




RELATIONS OF THE

WORLD, AND THE RELIGL

ONS Observed In All Ages

AND PLACES DISCOVERED, FROM
the Creation vnto this prcfcnt.



Of the firfl beginnings of the VVorld and Religi-
on : and of the Regions and Religions of

Babylonia, AfTyria, Syria, Phsnicia,
and Pakflina,



H E



IR ST



Boo



K E •



C H A p. I.

of Gody one tit Nature, * three in Per fans jhe Father^ Sonm^
and Holy GhosL



CdL:^. 8. Veui
vnm eft, r>) K-
HE Poets were wont to lay the foundations and cr'^/Waw Jot-
firft beginnings of their poeticall Fabiikcs, with sa'ffsw. Zande
inuocation ot their Gods and Mufcs, although .'•^'•/'j+./i-ci.
thofe workes wercfutable to fuch work-men, who q"'"!') '^"^S''s
according to their names were ^/<z/;;<?rj, of liiofe '
both Poems and Gods. I,as far fliort of their lear-
ning, as beyond them in the fcopcof my defircs,
would fo farre imitate their manner, in this matter
which I intend; that although I enuic not to fome
their foohfliclaime of that Poetical! (not Propheti-
cal!) inheritance, to mal:e wj A f, ik^r : :^Rd my w^t-
ter.asinaHiftorie (notaPoem) muftbeeinadeto
my hands : Yet in a H i^orie of Religion, which hath or fliould hauc God to be the
» nyiloha and Omega j the efficient,from w hom, the end to whom it procc* dcth : the a ^poc.i.^,
matter of whom, the forme by vvhomandwhofedircdion,itentreatcti-i; I could
not but make a religion to begin this difcourfe of Religion at hun; this being the
\vay which all men take to come to him. Full therelorclbefcechhirathatisthe
' B fott




God one in Nature j three in fer/ons^tiTC. C h a p . j."



a



c



fiiftandlaft, the cternallF4r^i?>",in thenamcof hisbeloiied and onely5'o»»?, by the
light ot his Holy and al-feeing Spirit,to guide mc in this perambulation of the World,
lototakeviewof theTimes, Places, andCuftomcs therein, as may tcftifie my religi-
ous bond to himyVohofe I cm, andwhom Iferue.znA the feruice I owe vnto his Church,
if atleaft this my Mite maybe feruiceable to the leaftoftheleaft therein, that as he
is in himfelfe the beginning and ending, fo he would bee, in fome meafure, of this
tv'orkethe Ai!thoiiraudfini{lier; that in the beholding this Mappe of fo infinitely di-
uerfifiedfuper{litions,v\emaybcmorc thankfullforand more zealous of, that true
aid onely Religion, which Chrill by his bloud hath procured, by his word reuealcd,
by his fpirit fealed, and will reward eternally in the Heauens. And hereto let all Chri-
flianPveaders fav with me Amen, to him which is * Amen,<di\zx.rvttnej[efXithfulltt:7i.
' /r«f, that forfaking all the by-waycs which this L4^^r/>7r^exhibiteth, we may rccciuc
his witnefle as faithfiill and true Difciples,that/<»//o»' the Lamhe whitherfoeHer hegastb,
and will not he Are the veice of ftr angers.

In the next place, I hold it not vnfit bricfely to exprefle fomcwhat of him, which in-
deed and throughly can neucr be exprefTcd. Forthewifcft of the Prophets hath faid
i.IC'Mg.8.17. of him and to him, that the -1 Heauens and hi tauens of Heauens , Are mt able to con.
b i.C(/(- ii.ii. tainehim:i.x\A. the''chiefe,orat Icaft he which was not tnferionr to the chiefe of tbs
Kom.n.ii. fy^pofiles^ as rauiflicd with fuch aiheight,and fwallowed in fnch a dcpth,cried ' O Jil-
titudo, Othedeepneffs of therichesbothof thewifedome andknorvledge ef Cjod! how vn~
fearcb.ible arc his ludgements^ and his wayesfajt finding out ? As for my fclfc, I may moft
J p , , SWhciro^^'iht wotdi oi ey^gury^Sure/j/ 1 ammorefeo/fhthananjiman, andhaMtMot
y^^ '' " thevnddrflanding of a man in me e: For I haue not learned wifdome nor attained totha
l^nowlcdge of holy things, Ycz indeed, wAo hath afeended vpto Heauen, and defcended?
fVhohathgatheredthef-Findetnhis fisi ? who hath houndthe Waters in a garment ? Wli9
h.rth eflabltjhdallthe ends of the World? What is his name, andwhat is hts Sonnes name if
f/;o«r4«Jif/f//f Telhhis myftcrie we cannot. And yet fo farre as hee hath toldvsbyhs
Wordand Workes,wemay. Ofthe one the nex" words teftifie:£«iry;' wordofGodis
/. pure : Oi the other elfe-where <^ The Heauens declare the glorie ef God: f and Thei»-

c Vfit 1 9. 1, uil'ble things of him, that is his eternall power and God-head, are feene by the (^reatton of
f Kam.\ .10. the World, being covfidered m his workes.z God hath not (therefore) left himfelfs without
g /4(2,i4. 17. witnep, who bcfides the teftimonic of Nature, written in our hearts, hath added thofe
of the Scripture and of the Creature, that this threefold {^ord might not bee eafily bro-
b Afi-n.t^. l^n, and by the motith of two or three witneffcs,\\t might learnc plainly that he is, and in
i D.hj»|sZ.e«. fome meafure wA.i? he is. That there is a God iHeauen and Earth, Angels and Deuils,
'" ' *J>:s ManandBeaftjReafonandSenfe, Grceke and Barbarian, fcience in the moft, ia
^'"f ,',* thereft confciencc, asathoufand witncffes all that wee fee, and which we fee nor,
u'erTtlhCicei'ti % ""'^ proclaiaie, that all may fee, and in manner palpably feele his prefcnt Deitie;
Nat.Dei./ib 1. in " whemweltue^moiie^andhaueour ^«»^,'Thisis a common notion, and impreiHoB,
^imen(i:tudat fealed vp in theminde ofcuery man: a remnant of integritie after the M\ of tyi dam^
noutwn.Dcui afubftanceorbieffinginthedead Elme , fparkles of fire raked vp voder the aflies,
efinomenfuim, y^^Yi^^\^ cannot die whiles the foulc liueth. What a one he is; is not fo deeply ingrauen
lp(ce^T)il'r '" Nature, whofe owlifli eyes are dazled with the brightnefle ofthis light: But when
tret.lib.i. hcerc we might renew the queftion: what is his name, andwhat is his Sonnes name f

k i.lo.i.i. he himfelfe anfwercth in Scripture by attributing to himfelfe fuch namcs.whercby \vc
1 I Cor. ij.'i. j-nay know him as the Creator from all Creatures,as the true Cod from all falfc Gods;
•"^ '"J" j andfofarreasismeetand ncceifarytoour faluation. Hec then that dwelleth in light
tiiniimmin P. inacceflible, whom no man hath feene, nor can fee k as he is, in this ourinfancic , hath
Gdatm.de Ar- manifefl:ed himfelfe vnto vs ' m through aglaffe darklj, thztvjc may with LMofes haue
cinii.li.Z^in- {omc glMiicnig '"View of hrs kinder parts.

chim de .V3f . Thefe names and diuine attributes I meanc not with large explications heere to ex-

^er'deOn'me' P^'^^^' ^^ "o'^ ^° fitting my abilitie, or purpofe, & being by others " learnedly done al-
"err'oris.bb.i. readie : Yet to fay a little, where the tongues of men and Angels cannot fay enough :
Ar.:AiaetJ>nii. the Scripture attributcth , or hee in Scripture attribuceth to himfelfe, names^ in regard

both



Chap. t. Thefirfi'Bdoke.



both of authour and obiccH: diuinc; rometimcs(ns they termc it)in the "" concret; fomc b As true,
times in thc«^abftraft; the firftfignifying his perfect fubfillence; the other his iiipcr- wifc,ntnngi
fubfifting perrc6lion;thofc more fitted to our capacitiejthefe to his diuinitic:wbo cter- ^ '^'^^ txu.i\^
nail)- and effentially is, whatlocuer hcisfaid tobee, orin himfelfe to haue. And, as vviredome.
lines infinitely differing in their circumference are one in their centre, and thcSunne- lifc.&c.




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fclfc,eucry way infinite and incomprchcnfiblejnothing being in him cither by partici- c!i omnia -.Dent
pation,orasaqualitic,orasanaturalfaculty,orasamiitablc paffien, or in fuch i'ort nmenm'Mum
fimolv as we rv\horcvndcrflandines arc limited in their finite bounds,& for that caufc , '' ^^'^^''^-
rcceiuinginafinitemeaiurc, concciumginannite mancrj doe or can coniprtncnd, i'id,Mjr''.ri-
Who can take vp the Ocean in a fpoone ? and yet thcfc are both finitc,and hold neerer dK.hi DimyfM
proportion then the great Creator, and thegrcateft of creatures. Yet is this glinipfe D.v. Dlo-^fm
of this bright fhining Sun comfortable throw this chinke and kcy-liole of our ho- -J^o calls him,
dilv prifon. and cuenthetaftcofthcfe Delicacies, more than r\ect and dtlc(f}ab!c. l^'^f"""-'/"^

Some of thefc names are attributed to him m regard of his being,' in it (cite con- tupcrcfjimialis




and incommunicable. Such a namc(fayfoir.e) is £/o/;»;>»S applied to the Father, Sonne, fi:ribc<Jh"^a*^"
and HolyChoft, in fignificaticn «<»>'';//'?, in foime phirall. Some cf thcfc names are eiicle, whofc
fuch as are communicated to Creatures alfo. but with this difference, that iliol'c v^ hich Center is euc-
jn the Creature are borroyved , tmferftU, ticciAentall, are in him NAture, PerfcSltcn, Suh- 'i= vvlicre,the
fi^.rice. Some are abfolutely confidcrcd as hec is God blcffed for eucr; feme re^atinciy ^j"^^^"I"f"^"'^*'
vith re fpeClrvnto his Creatures. Some againel^ arc Ncgatiucly fpokcn, cthersaflir- Tfhrn^x^Had-
inatiue]y:fomc properly, others by a figure.But this is indeed a thornie way,' ofwliich fildi.. '
\vemayfayv\ith>4»^.<</?«<r, Nothing is mifled more dangeroufly, noi!«ing fought c Nomina
inorelaborioufly; nothing found more profitably. Euen the Angclicall Seiophinshad r^tfrof -^pad
their ^ fixe wings, whereof two ferucd to execute their prompt obedience; two coue- hh.irja fimt,
red their feet, becaufe ofmaiis weakncfle not able to comprehend their giorie; and ycc ^"il^ "'"**
they themfclucs thus glorious, with two other wings coucred their face, as not able to gum.c.i .
endurethe brightncfTcofa greater giorie. Let vs then ^f^y^, but xo^ fobrietie. LctTs f Hool^Ecclef!.




.layratneroecompr , , , . , ,

Cod will " teach the humble his way , and ° They which ml/doehism/Kl^M know of the H 's"'" ©"f
deBrine. This is our way to eternallhfc, thus to kpixo him , a>id whom he hath fan lefus "^^l "'"^'^'^fsM
ChriU : ifnamely we fo I'earne pC/jr//? as the Truth u, in IefM,ifwe')l>ecemefo0les that we "^^ J^"". ^''
may bevnife, and putting off the old man be reftuedin tbefptrit ofotir mindes , ctidput on the "^l ^"''"^'^'^^i
flew man whichJftcr GodisflinpenmrigbteoiiffiejfeandtrueholiKeffe.OthcvWi^e^vi'e^k."'''"' "^^ '*«'5p«-
iiothing aswe ought tekriaw , othcrwifc, wc know nothing more, nor lb much as the ^1"/'^*"''^''* .
Diucls know.f The feare ofthe Lord is the beginning of this rvifedom. And for this caufe "^^ *"* "'*'**
hath he called himfelfe, and proclaimed thoie his names, "^ lehouaJehoum, slreng, mer- ^'^ '^''^ ^^f
cifull, andgracieus^flovpte tingtr and abuvdant ingoodnejfe and trmh, (jrc, and the like in ^'"^ yf^^'
other places; not that we may know to know,(a foolifh curiofitie)but that hauing fuch '^°''/ "V*^"
light, wee may belceuc and walkc in the light , that wee may be ihildrcn cf the light. Adrniii''Eu" '
Ichoua (if wee may fo name it) the moft cflentiall (and after the Ic willi traditionj in- Scihi, candem

efj'cntiatn IjAben-
t'lum humtnam, tx'i^tndi tmtcm modum d'merfum , e terra , cnfia , fmmc. g Vrnfim taxcth Zxnch, for intitJing hiff
workc ,De^,Elohira , as improperly faith hee , as De tr'ibtu dijs. h Enmt'iatio de Crcatorepcr verba negatiiiaefl
vera, per ajfirm^tiM eutcia , parth/i in aqu'!i'.oca!io!7e,partim in imperfedione. R. Mojcs Moreb. lib. 1,57. sffirmatitner.
fericuldfe, i De T)ea etiam •vera, loqui penculofum, Arnoli. in Pfdm. ^i. Aagujl. ds Trin. lib. j, cap. ji

k Eft. 6. 1. 1 Kom.ii..^, ^fnuv ei{ TO aa^fiyiiv . m Phi!.:;,vo. n P/i/.ij,?. o Ip.y.iy.e?-!/.;,'
p £pb.4,ii, q i.Cor.^.iS, r i,cec.8.», f froii.i.T, c Exgd,^^,f,

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tffable) " name ofGod, is not therefore oncly reucalcd vnto vs that wc may know him
u OF this ji^ himfclf 5c of himfelf /« bi!,''Teft{rdayjo dcjy and the fame fir V titer. which u ,'which »4/,
fee d! «'» vv- ^^"^^ '^ '" ^"'^'^ : but alfo as the Creator, of-ivhsm, in vfhom, and for whom arc all things:
tnm'.mM. and asthercdccmer,\vhichisknownebyhis name /*^o«^ ( as himfclfe^intcrprethit)
Moit!aii.anie by giuing a reall being, and accompliflimcnt to his promifes.ln which one nai'ne(asin
Vam-x b'P.m: o^h^fs oHike fignification) is expreffed t\\tftmflicity , Immutability, Infifiiienefe, "Blef.
p,l7.&PGM. i^^^^^j^ Eternitte, Life,TerfeEiionznA other Attributes ofGod, When he callethhim-
th^nkTsdiTt ^ell'c Strong, therein is declared his almighty power, whether wee vnderftand it a<9u-
GitUtiim was ally in producing and prefcruing ail things in hcaucn and earth; or abfolutely, where-
firft Authoui- by he is able to doe euen thofe things which in his w ifdome he doth not; whereby he
of ihis pro- jj jjble to do all things which either ' in themfelues'as implying contradid^ion^or with
Th^iaT^ldian '"'''" (^* imperfetftions) arc not impofTiblCjboth tho(e kinds not exduding.but conclu-
wr' t'«h it /(wi: ding the power of God.which becaufe he is Almightic,»rj»wot lie or detiie himfelfe.
t'lc nioft both What lliould I fpeakc of his wifdomc,whcreby all things are open in his fight,both
ic.\t:<i and himfcUe,andhisCreaturcs,paH,prcfent,or tocome.and that not as paft or future, but
Chn(li3ni,be- ^^^^\.^g„g^fterna!l,ferfell,ceTtame,tmrKeeiiattyA!^oiVno'^\t<Sq^t,\\h\i.\\ in regard of fc-
i.rnlnie i^t'-^ cond caufcs are neccflarie or contingent, or incfFcd but meerely polTible , and neuct
The w.j/pn'M ai.^ually fubfifting.ZrwA is in him as a root, from whence it is firftin thebeing; next in
auiibe«l to it the vnderftanding; thirdly in the writing cr faying ofthe creature. True he is in him-
110 point? of it ^f.\(^^ in his workes ordinarv.and extraordinary, and in his word reucaled by the Pro-
ownc,bucof phetsand Apofilcs. What lliould I adde of his ^oo^»^j^,|->-(?ff ,/««<?, »;«(;/«•, lujiiee,
A'znATotui andeiherh\s attributes and names not yet mentioned? as ty4 donai which fignificth the
gocch before Dominion of God due to him.by Creation, by purchafe, by mutuall coucnant:5«^-
oi afcei- ic of J,,,^ which fignifieth his all-fufficiencyj and others. Yea in one Chapter 15 P i. t k. v s
kldhim. It IS Galatin V srehcarfcth thrccfcore and tweluc names of God out ofthe Rabbjncs
hj'den chat ,,,oi\(es, multiplied and diuerfified in ter.nc forts, which make in all feuen hundred and
Piieft , and twentie names. To dilate of thefe at large would askc fo many large Commentancs,
that ia the and yet cucn chen (Kould wc ftill finde this God incomprchcnfiblc; of whom wee
Temple, & on j^^y^ j,, refpcflofour capacitie, rather fay what he is not, than what he is, whofej^es^-



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