Samuel Purchas.

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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Online LibrarySamuel PurchasPurchas 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 text (page 6 of 181)
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^ of Man mi/ickred in his firji fiate,(tjrc, C h a p . 2.

hieane time we liaue this tcflimonie oCCMofis of the Creation of the World , whole
m Faith is the fc^fe jf j Jijue ruified or niilkd in thefe ttiany words, I craiirpsrdon. Andakhough
eiiidence of .^j^. ^ tcflimonie might fuffice a C hrifiian, Vvhich muft line by faith m, and not by f^hi :
■fccne. yef to preucnt canillcrs, we haue other witncfies both ofreafoH and aiuhoritie , That

j^bi tides rioH this World had a beginning, and that the builder and maker thereof^ wasCod. For,
eU fides. doth not Nature both wichin and without vs , in the admirable frame of thisIcfTcor

n liatura. >ia- ^j^j, ^-rearer World, in the Notions of the one , and the Motions of the other, in the
til, am. ^^^ wife and mi^htie order and ordering of both , leadc men vnto a higher and more ex-
•' ' ,s cellcnt Nature^, which, of his goodnefle", wee call G o D ? When wee behold the
1^, V ■^^_ wholeWorld.orany part of it,in the Elements fuchagreement,infuchdi(agreement:
*i '. - ^ ' in the hc?uen!v motions fuch fuch varietie : in thefe compound bodies,

\JOV, y^p cfc- - T-» r 1-1 1- n • 1 r

flv ■ Beins Liuin". Scnle.Realon ; as diners dePrees.diuerily communicated to lo many

f y „ „> V tormcs and rankes ot Creatures : Wee can no more alcribc tnele things to chance,
j' '^ a' , f '^2" ^ Printers Caie of letters could by chance {"all into the right compofition of thi:
o^ctc^tlentt' Bible which he printeth, or of Homers I lidds; to vfe P Tw/Z/f^limilitude mcithercan
Veor. ' any afcribe the Creation to the Creature, with better reafon, thenifby fomefhip-

qSo Lnirct.l.f. wrack, being calton a delblate Hand, and finding houfes,but feeing no people thcre-
c«i- fumi bt!/S jn^ he could efteeme the Birds, or Bcafts, (a'lthellandershefeeth) tobethcframers
i;Hrw'i& ft4- offUpfi-b^iiidjiigs; But thou maicftthinke it eternal!; Thoumaicrt as wellthinkcit
«}Ls al'if qlo.vie tobeGcd, Infinite, Vnchangeabic , in the whole and in all the parts. Doth not the
resceci>te,-eP»e- Land by Icafons, theSeaby ebbingandflowing, the Aire by fuccccding changes,
t£ ? — receiifq^ the Heaucns by tnotions , all meafiired by Time , proclaime that they had a begin-
Natuiac^mun. ^j^g of Time ? Are notMotion and Time as neare Twinncs,3s Time and Eternitie are
lu.iicq, pHclcm jrrplacable enemies? Nay, howcanft thou force thy mindc to conceiuc an Eternitie
7)eus mnqium m thefe things, whichcanlt not conceiue hteinitie ? which canlt not butconceiuc
m'mm fohis, qui fome beginning, and firft tcrme or point, from whence the motion of this vvheele bc-
cmfoliis. lotus gan ? And yet how fliould we know this firft turning of the Worlds wheelc , whofe
ciimVcomMid', hearts within vs ir.ouc, be we vnwitiing or vnwilling, the beginning whereof thou
non pints e, j.3„(^pQj]j.,o^v aj^f) yet canft not but know that it had a beginning, andtoccthcr
irix rani foils rit- with thy bodie fhall haue an ending? How little a while is it, thatthe bcft q Stories
dme femitilt, in euery Nation, fhcw the cradle and child-hood thereof ? Their later rcceiued Lct-
ncci tamm ijipt tcrs, Arts, Ciuilitie? Bnt what then, f^y they , did God before he made the World?

quamprms^imo made Hell for fuch curious Inquifitors.'' y^/md ejlvidcre,al:tidridtre, faith Augujitne.
tundcm'in fere- Iji^/enth'.srefhondirimnefcioijHodtiefcio. ^Iftd temfora f'/iiffcnt , cjuii ahs te cenditiTiioit
""^'', fo*' ^''^' flf'ft ?Nec tu tempora tet»forefracedis,fed cflftudwe femper prafentif At emit at is -.^c.
\ ConM / II ' before all tilings were , G o d only was , and he vnto himfclfe was in flcac! ofihe
cap.\r.6- 15. VVorld, Place, Time, and all things, hauing all goodnefie in himfelfe : the holy Tiini-
f Ten.adun^. tie ' delightir,gAndrciojcnigx.o^c^\<:i. To communicate therefore (not tocncreafe,
V/ix. crreceiue) his goodlfncfie, he created the Wor d," ^ww Grrfc/>=x/(T«i)i': (faith Pli>ite)

t P)oiiS.$o. iiomitie oruawenti ^pneli'.nt.nos aperfecla ahfolutaj^ elcgafit'm Mtr/idum-j. Butforthis
X PsfLjwW iJ matter, it is alio of the wifefl and moft learned in all ages confcffcd, as their tcdimo-
reportcd the nies, alieaged by //-(/??« ^/«>'f>T, huBant'ms ^ and other Ancients , and cfpecially by
fiill which eal- y 'T^hdip A^Iornty, doe plsinly manifcft. To him therefore, to f^/.'«/, and others, whjch
led it y.o<j^^. haue vndcrtaken this taske, byrealon, and by humane authoritie , toconuincethe
Merula. ^ gainc-fayers of ourfaith,letfuch rcfort , as would bejnore fully rcfolued in thefe cu-

c R^ AiTtw'' "ou* 'doubts. As for all fuch ^ ftrange and phantafticallornhrencticall opinions of
Vanfade ofc. HcrctikcSjOrPhilofophers, which haue othervvife related of this myftcrieoftheCrea-
Bthnkie & i\oi), then Alcfes , they necde not confuting , and for relating thefe opinions we fliall
chii^.l'hilof. findefittcrplace afterwards, I willhercadde this faying oi Fines to fuch vnnaturall
zimJc Ventntc NaturaliRs, as vpon flight and fccmingnaturallrcaibns, call thefe things into quefti-
ni^aMfl , " °"* * ^s^'.m finltumcji de mundi creattsne ex legists h»:HS Natiirdjlatutre^ttf nt crea^
nionsof Philolophcrstouching theoriginalloftheworld,fee^e>».'.!Co/",/).iXi. * Veverit:!teficle'!,l,t,c to,



C H A p . 5 . ^^^^ frft 'Booke.

tio ilia natMYAm autecffferit ? Tfifn enim natara efl candita quando (fr mtmdui.tiee aliud efl
M-itura i^Hitm ^H(>d1)eus itiftit ; alwcjuiminijigr- effet'Deus *iatttr£,>ion Damimis. Hebce idem^'Abs^y
was Anftotles Etcrnitic, Tlinies Deitie afcribed to the world, Democntus^Leucip^m, leias lib. dede?^
and SpiCHTUs, ihek ey^ tamit the Stoikcst^terna materia , PUtt's "Detis, exfmpLtr& mate piatonii.
materia, is P w^w^co/^termeth them, oras q others, vmm ox hnttm. Mens cr uint- ■'".''" ''"'*'"
w^f (a Trinitie without pcrfe6lVnttic) the Mamchees tv;o beginnings, and an end- Xn-VUt''^'D^'
lefTc woild of errors about the Worlds beginning, bccaufe they mcafured all byNa- (^' mltmam"*
turallaxioRKS. ■• Or^/j^Mx, as T^f«/>&»/«.f the Chronographcr, c\\s'^ (^(drcttHs , al- rf>-'.;,v,j, fovm.xt
leagethhiiiijhathhisTvinitieof A(O);? ^a'©- & vv^lf^^k, (^ MHTI2, *n2, zho- 1'''"'d^'-!sinem
A OTH P :to which he afcribcth the Worlds Creation: but the Poets dieames arc in- ^*'^'"' '"'"'K"^'^
fiuice, which might make and marrc their Poetical! Worlds at plcalure. ^Xf"^"^'""*

q I. vn/m ot lierMm, Mem, AmmJ,thsPlatani{esTnnkie. r Utufeb.chron.Grxc.ScAl'tg,

Chap. HI.
ofMmj cortjideredin his fr(l Jlite wherein he iras created: and^ '
Paradife, the place of his hdiitiiUon,

Itherto we haiicfpoken of the framing of this miohticFabrikc, the » ^y^, ,g
Creation of the vifible World, leauing that inuifible to the Ipirituall a Co/.».i8.'
Inhabitants.whichthere'ii/w^^^eio/^tM^rf./c-f o/fAc he^tiienly fatlHr^ b Bernard.fup,
as not daring to prie too far into fuch my fteries, ad'^^'/iciig our felues ^'^'■^^'fm,^.
in thtfe thwgs nhich we ncuer fa-», » T{afhly ' nft vp with a ftifl^ly minds !; ■^'i"' V{- 4'.
Thiswnereot wee treat they neede not, as nndingali fufficience m le^iamcjibT
their All- fuflficient Creator : The infcriour Creatures (which Intherco haue bcene dc- Heme eft vni. '
fcribed) know it not, but content ^ themfeluej with themfcliics , in enioyning their ""fi orbis epi.
natural! being, mouitigjfenfc. Only man, in regard of his bodie,nccdeth it, and by """'' ^abbrc'
the reafonable power of his foulc can difcerne and vfe it. Man therefore was lafi crea- 1'^^%'"'*^'^*
ted, as the end ofthe reft,": an Epitome and Mappe of the World, a compendious lit- d o Homo <tu.
tic other v.'orld,con{ifting of avifiblc and inuifible,heaucnly and earchly, mortal! and ditcis Natune
immortall Nature, the knot and bond of bodily and fpirituall, fupcriour and infcriour '"'''""iljim, cm-
fubftances, rcfemble both the ^Workeand the worke-man :the lafi: in execution, but """" '"'''''^"[o-
ifirftin intention , to whom all thefc Creatures fhould ferue , as meancs and prouoca- ^'^^ Mmiratw.
tions of his feruice to his and their Creator. Audendum Tft'

Man may be confidered, in regard ofthis life, or of that which is to come .-of this dkere. Homing
life, in refpcft of Nature or Grare: and this Nature alfo fuftaincth a two-fold conii- ^('""teryerium
dera:tion, of integrine and corruption : For <= God made rmn righteous , hut they fought '^'''/'""» '^"a
iother^feluesmanyimemions. His firftpuritic in his Creation, his fall from thenccby '^^emmmrt^li
iinnc.his endeuour to recoucr his former innoccncic by future glorie,eithcr in the by- rri(meg.i''tiKidl
\vaics of fupcrftition, which Nature (ab'indeguide) leadeth him into, through fo "^icitur hemo
manyfalfeReligions; orbyf^rrr«/(;«.''H'4f.'u'//'«?«_^rp.^y,vvhichGodalonecanfcthim, f"y/o}aiap.o(,
and doth conduit him the fubic6i of our tedious taskej the firfi; two more briefly ?«"»<"»»« wff-
propounded :the twolalthiftorically and largely related. ^-'^ vimtes con-

^Iiithatfirftftate,hisAiithorandM2l;erwas/<?/:^o«^£/(7;&i?w, God inthe pluralitie iumLTe'di'!"^
ofPerfons and vnitie ofEffcnce ; the the SonMe,in the power of the Spirit : quatHorelemha,
•whereunto,hc did not only vfc his powerful! \\ ord as before/aying ; ia there be Ma»^ brma,plant£:ha'
but a confultation,/ffi'/»««^fyT/<?»: not that he needed counfaile,butf that he in this ^^"[^^'"'"li'ie
Creature did fhew his counfailc and wifdome moH apparantly. The Father,as firft in 'divimX'/"]'
order, fpcaketh vnto the Sonne and holy Ghoff , and the Sonne and holy Ghoft in an ftides 'ap'.Wot'.
vnfpcakeuble manner fpeake and decree with the Father; and 5 the whole Trinitie 149. vid. etiam
confult and agree together, tomakeMan-vvhich h forMansinfirudtion.isby c^/e- ^(""-fiehrJiaL
/^/ vttered after the manner of Men.Them.innerof his working was alfo in this Crca- 3 .^^ '■*»»»>■?.

„ . , ^ Ecclcf.j.vll,

f ^'hnatwri.ilifcreetura,qi!aJjcumconfil!ofaCtavideretur.'jMiUiui(vel,vtal^,Bedx)mGencf. T/ji/i»nitributethit tochc
hcip; of others, in making only partaker of diuinevertues, but of vicealfo, which hee could no?
deaue from his Cieator:not«brctuing what Salmi fairhCas is b£fore)£(,7,t;f , 5 Stc>■,L^,c,^'). h cyiil.Al.cStJifaJ,il

C 2 tuic,


Of Man conftdered in hisfirjijiatejisrc C h a p , g .

turCjfingular; both in regard of his bodie, which, as a Potter his clay,hee wrought
and framed ofthc duft into this goodly {hap e; and of his foule,which he immediately
breathed into his noftrils.

Thus hath Man caule to glorie in his Creators care, inhimfclfe to be humblcd.ha-
uing a bodic framed not of folid earth, but of the duft (the hafcft and lighteft part
I Tfal,6x,^. ofthc bafcft and grofleft element, ^ So vamea thingis man) his foulc of nothing,
lighterthenvanitiCjin the infuiion created, and in the Creation infufed, to bee the
1 Jiihj,.\<), dvicWcT^ifi tkishoufeofclaj/,andhal>itatiofi of dHfi,ye3inota.hoii{e, but A "^ taberna-
m i.c»»'.j,i. cle^continuaRji in dijfolution. Such is the Maker and matter of man.The forme was his
conformitic to God after whofe Image he was made. Chrift onelyis in full refem-
n Col. i.T 5. blance, the " Image of the muifble God° the briglttnejfe of hts glorie, and the ingraued
o Heir.1.3, forme of his Perfon. 'M.zn'wa.snotth\slm3.^c,butmadcad tmaginem , according to
f^/j/w^^f.refcmbling his Author, but with imperfctSlion, in that perfeftion of hu-
mane Nature.

This Image of God appeared in the foule properly, fecondly inthebodie (not as
p tftph.hxr,ji thcP.A||hropomorphite Hcretikes,andq Popifh Image-makers imagine , but) as
^ Papifts pi- f},g infmimcnt of the foulc, and laflly in the whole Perfon. The Tonic in regard ofthc
cturr, t c Tn- fpij-jjuji] ^y-^^ immortall fubftance.refembleth him which is a Spirit , and euerlafling,
nuie, the crca- ' , 1 ,- u n l- • • r ir r jl • ■ ■

tion &c. ' which ieetn all thHigs,remayning it lelte vnieene, and hauing a nature m manner in-

V Vinla ludJe comprehcnfible comprehcndcth the natures of other things : to which feme adde the
TaMiin. refcmblance of the holy Trinitie, in this, that one foule hath thofe three effentiall fa-

culties ofVnderftanding, Will, and Memorie,or (as others) of Vegetation, Scnfe,
andReafon. In regard of gifts and naturall endowments, the foule in the vnder-
ftanding part receiued a Diiiine imprcfTion and Character, in that knowledge, i,vher-
by (lie meafiireth the heauens,'^ bringeth them to the cart,h,lifteth vp the earth to hea-
uen,mounteth aboue the heaucns to behold the Angels, pierceth the center ofthc
earth in darkencfle to difceine the infernall regions and legions , beneath and aboue
them all fearchcth into the diuinc Nature : whereby,t^^<;(w was without fludiethe
g"cateft Philofopher, (who at firll fight knew the nature ofthe bea(ts,the original! of
the Woman) and the greatellDiuinc (except the lecondyi'^.^w) that euer the earth
bare. The will alfo,in free choyce ofthe be ft things^ jn " righteous difpofition to-
wards man,and true holinefle towards God.was conjonned to his will .for vhefe wilt
fake it is ^andwas created. The body cannot foliuelycxpreflc the vertue of him that
made it.but as it could , in that perfcil conftitution, ( ='/»/c'rfr/«//)' and vtonderfnllj
made^:)zr\A as the organ of the foule,whofe weapon it was to righteoufnes, had fome
ftiadow thereof. The whole Man in his naturall Nobilitie beyond, and Princely do-
minion oucr the other Creatures (that we mention not the hope of future bleflcd-
ncfle) fhevvetii'after what Image Man was created, and to what he fliould be renued.
The end whcreunto God made God himfelfe, who ha:h '' made all things for
himfelfe : the fubordinatcend was Maoscndlefle happinefle, the way whercuntois
rehgious obedience.

Mofcszddeth,^ He created them ma/e and female, thereby to fliew, thatthc Wo-
man in Occonomicallrefpecl is ^f/;f/w<jjeti»i^^/o)'/irtff/^f Man, being created for
the Man.and ofthe Maii,but in relation to God,or the World, She as a Creature was
alfo framed after the fame Image. As for that monftrous conceit ofthe Rabbins,that.
the fttdrmnwzs 211 Hermaphrodite,\tdi.Ceiueth not confutanon or mention. The
orderofthe Womans creation is plainely related. Cod ^ finding not ameete helpefor
Adam in his flcepctooke one ofhisribs,whercpfhe built the Woman. This is a my-
fterie fignified that deadly fleepe ofthe hcauenly Adam on the Crofle, whofe ftripes
were our healing.whofe death was our life , and out of whofe bleeding fide was by
Diuine dilpeniation framed his Spoufe the Church. This may be part ofthe fenfc, or
an application thereof as '' fome fay to this myftcrie ; or the fignificaiion rather ofthe
e thing nfelfe here declared,then ofthc wordi,which properly and plainly fetdowne
the hiftory of a thing donc.aftcr theliterall fenlc to be expounded.

According to this fesfc M»fes cxpreffcth the Creation, the making andmarry-

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Chap. J. Thefirfi'Booke. \y

ing of the Woman. ThcMakcrwasCod , the mattera ribbeofy^c/^^?, tficforme a
building.thccnd tobeamectelKlpe. The Man was made of diift, the Woman of
the Maiijto be one flefh with the Man, and of a ribbc, to be a helpc and fupporter of
him in his calling, which icquireth ftrcngth : ney thcr could any bone be more eafily
fparcd in the whole bodie,vvhich hath not luch variety of any other kinder nor could
anypIacemoredcfignethcWomanherdiiepIace; notofthehead, thatfhee fhould
not arrogate rule; not of the fcct^thac the husband fliould not reckon her as his flauc,
but in a meane bctweene both,and that neere the heart, in which they fliould ( as in
all Diuinc and Humane Lawes elfe) be faH inyned. The building of this bodie of the
Woman.was in regard oftheProgeny, which was in that larger roome tohauethc
firftdwelling. Thcfoulcofthe Woman istobcconceiuedf as the foulcof theMan f t^e ammk
before mentioned, immediately infufed and created by God,hcrein cquall to Man. aducnas exier-
Bcing thus made, {he is married by God himfelfe vnto ^dam^ who brought her ""hommji/ite-
vntohim,tofhewthcfacredauthorityof marriage, and of parents in marriage : A i'"^c/!iii»!eft ^
mutuallcoufcnt and gratulationfoUoweth bctweene the parties, Icftanyfhould ty- 'f^ '^"""''f''''f
lannicallyabufchis fatherly power. And thus are two made uwyZf/Z; in regard of one liseflnnvchT
originaIl,cquall,right,mutua]Iconfcnt, and bodily coniundion. And thus were this niinibKfdijfe-
goodly couple glorious in nakcdnefrc,not fo much in the ornaments ot bcauty,which «wm tJi.BaJil.
made them to each other amiable, as of Maicftie,which made them to other creatures
drcadfull : the Image of God clothmg that nakedncfle, v^hichinys s appearethfilthie S ^^"c.^.i^,
inthemoftcoflly clothing. Godfjrtherblcfledthemboth with the power of mul- ,
tiplication in their Gwnc kind, and dommion ouer other kindes; and gaue them for ^ oen^''^'
food ^ eucry hear be bearing feed which is vpon all the earth, and euery tree wherein is the Gen.<)\-> *
frutte of atree bearing feede' He doth (as it were) fet them in pofiellion ofthe crea- k PiU-jhyiim
fureSjWhichbya Chartcroffreegifthehadconucyedto them, to holde of him as according to
.Lord Paramount. th; Pythago.

Butleaftany fliould thinke this but a niggardly and vnequall gift, whereas fincc abhor^rcth"!"'
thefloud more hath been added, and that in a more vnworthinefle through mans lln : eating of li-
lcthimconfider,thatlincethc fall 'the earth is accurfed, whereby many things are "'"gcrcatures,
hurtfuUto mans nature,and in thofe which are wholfome there is not fuch varietie '^^P-ciallybc-
ofkindcs.fuch plenty in each varicty.fucheafe in getting our plcniie, orfuchqualitv ""'^ "'^n be-
m what IS gotten, in the degree of goodnede andlwectncfle to the talk and nou- were fo lone
rifliment ; which had they remained in this fickely and elder age of the world, wee liucd withouc
fhould not need to enuie C/f«p<«/><iVvanitic,orH'f/w^i?^<i/.«;/ his fupcrfluity andcuri- ^^'^^ ditiRcf-
ofity. And had not man finned,'' there fliould not haue needed the death of hearts to y*"^*
riourifli his life.whichwithour fuch flay fliould haue beene immortall : thevfcwher- thVV
ofwas after grauntcd rather to fupply ncceflity when the Floud had ■weakened the didnoteate^"
Earth, then to minifter a greater abundance then before it had ; and leafl: of all to fa- fldh before
tiifie the greedy and curious appetites of more then bcaftly men. t'le floud. Orig.

LiberallandbountifuIIwasGods allowance, "which yet asman abufedin eating "'^"'bom.:.
the forbidden fruite,-fo whether any finfull man did tranfgrelTc by eating thcflefli q[!J^P '^

of beafts,as iniquity is vnccrtaine. And yet it is likely, that when the „ £f.i, g
earth was ^filUdvuith crmltie, as men efcaped not beaftly butcherie, fo beads eicapcd o Bafhex.ho.
not butcherly inhumanitie; and men that flay not now for commiffion tocate mans ii,/«»;/mG7.
flefli, would then much Icfle aske leauc to fecde on bcafts. Then did the godly Pa- ^'■'/"'"rela-
triarches liue many hundred yeares •" without fueh foode, whereas now we reach not ^^^ J, ^ °P'"''
to one with this hclpe,thac I fpeakc not ofthofc which by abufe hccreof are as cruell HiiitHrc Tofla-
tojthcmfelues, (in fliortning their dayes by furfeits) as to the creatures, making their t!;i,Ephrcm,
bellies to become Warrens, Fifli pooles. Shambles, and whatnot, faue what they 'fi'^"re:AUo
fliould be ? Had not man beene diucllifli in fuming, hec had not beene beafily in fee- '."^''''"'w.sGori?-
ding, nay the hearts had abhorred that which now they pradife, both againfi their ^mchnn^^'''^
Lord and their fellow- feruants. ^The Wolfe fhould haue dwelt with the Lan/be, the lunnnsnAa-
Leorardfl.-o.'4ldhafieliefiwtththeKid,andtheCalfe,a»dtheLio», and the fit beafi lo- thcrshaue
get her, and a lit tie (fhiLje might leade them. " And this in the time of the Floud apnea- '"""S^'y hand-
ted,v\hen all ofthcm kept the peace With each other, and dutiful! alleceance to their 'hisquefli-

^ C 3 Prince °" "fp^'^'a.;

ig of Taradi/e^and the forliddcn fruit. C h a P . 5.

Prince in that great family and little moueablc -woiXA^^ahs Arke.

The place ol^dams dwelling is cxpreffcdby LMofes ; And the Lvrd^odp/.ititfd
a Garden Eafiwardift Edc>i,4>td tkere he put the man whom he h.tdmnde, CJen.z.^. Mar-
ueil it is to fee the confufion which (nine bringeth, which appcarcth not onely in the
body,(bulc,dict,and other prcrogatiucs ofourfirft parents; but in this place alfo.thcn
a place ofpleafuvc,aParadife and Garden ofdelights: after, a place prohibited, and
kept l>y the blade ofaf»ord[J}J:^n : now the place cannot be found in earth, but is be-
come a common place in mens braines, to macerate and vcxe them in the curious
fearch hereof. Some doc conuert this HKlorie into an allegoric, as did the Mani-
p Ambrefe in checs and the Originifts,confuted by (JMethodius, as P Eftfhanius witneffeth. q Hie-
hisJongTrea- rome'ia Dm. 10. faich.that Iccking for ftiAdowcs in the truth, they oucr-turne the
life de Paradifa truth it (c\i'e.'Uml>rM & imagines in veritate qH£reHtes,ifjltm conaritHrenntere verity.
leaneth too te?n,vtfMmina& arhoret et paradifumputent allegoric legih ■ fe dehere fiibruere. Such
way andPiiiitf myfticallMill-all andMifle-all Interpreters are our Familiftsin thcie times, by vn-
iiidxtti alfo. fealbnable and vnreafonablc allegories, raifingmifts ouer the Scripture.fenfe, v.hich
q Epipha/i.Ub. thereby they mifle and cannot findt. f^w^wiif/wrclateth three opinions, that al!e-
Ancor.&contr, goricall , which hcc confuteth : the literal!, and that which fclloweth both the one
n c ^'l^ and the other as himfclfe doth. Thz'^ Hermia»s^\-\A SeUncians ixtind to dcnie,that
c I tirdec'iK.' there was any fuch place rand the naked v4J.<»«/rf J accounted their Church to be Pa-
Dci./.ij.c.ii radiie. Others are as prodigall.andafcribc hereunto all the Harth,which wasaPara-
i AugJe'iwfef. difc till finnc brought in a curfc.Thus holdcth t l-VelfgaKgns JVijfeKhtirgfieropius alfo
t and r^i^.Mw?^/ are ofhkcmindejThat mans exile was but the alteration oftheirhap-
^''dDomNi' py condition, that the fiery fword was the fiery Zone, Sic. Agreatwhile it ventfor
Cor.Bec.Jiecccf. currant that it was a pleafantrcgion,by a long trail of Sea and I and feparated froni
JoacVi^dJe our habitable world , and lifted vp to the cir JcoftheMoonc,whereby it was out of
Varad.'fi. the reach of ATo^^/floudjas" truely perhaps as T<imf wand others haue found ano-

Likcwife Hugo ther world in the Moonc, with men and hearts therein of greater ftature and longer
k'^neth ili^s o ^^^^ '^^" herewith vs. Thus hath » Petrut ComfFlor and Strabm and many trauellers
mnior\,io;am in old times haue trauellcd with this conceit of their foolcs paradife,& brought forth
tenam fmuram a lie,as appeareth by their Legends.y That Saint 'Brandsn failed thither from Ireland,
Viradijum^ft js as true as thathe met Ittdoi in the way releafed from his paincs, ( as he was alway
homo nun pec- ^^.^j^ Saturday to Sunday Euenfong : ) or that they made fire on a fidi (fuppcfing it to
7llm"xdwm be an Hand) as that Legend telleth. It fhould feeme the man in the Moone called
perpeccatiim. him,& fhewed him the way to this Paradifc,or that ^ X)w/rt/,which(according to the
Annot.m Gen. relations ofn^ntonias Diogenes) trauelling beyond Thule, went fo ftrre North that
u I'atricPan. he came to the Moone,which fccmed a fliining earth, where hec faw many ftrangc
C0J.U0. fights ascredibleastheformer:orelfegreat Z-wf'/trhimfclfe, who (asaiatcrtraucl-

^n •' " * Icr » reporteth) hath lately bequeathed a Lieutenancy to Fgyiatiiis and his Colony of

y LcMtrea, Icfuites in theNew Hell, in that New-found-wcrld of the Moone; the care of the
% Anton .Diog. foundation whereof he committcth to that lebufiticall focietic. But let vs dcfcend
huvedm. de from this LunatickeParadife.

vh t''^ '^'^'''^' Others place it Eaftward,in the higheft top of the earth , where the fourc Riucrs

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