WE KNOW THE RECEIPT, the
capacity of the ventricle, the stomach of man, how much it can hold; and wee
know the receipt of all the receptacles of blood, how much blood the body can
have; so wee do of all the other conduits and cisterns of the body; But this
infinite Hive of honey, this insatiable whirlpoole of the covetous mind, no
Anatomy, no dissection hath discovered to us. When I looke into the larders,
and cellars and vaults, into the vessels of our body for drink, for blood for
urine, they are potties, and gallons; when I looke into the furnaces of our
spirits, the ventricles of the heart and of the brainy they are not thimbles;
for spiritual things, the things of the next world, we have no roome; for
temporall things, the things of this world, we have no bounds. How then shall
this over-eater bee filled with his honey?
[LXXX. Sermons (70), 1640]
The Study has been
prepared by Father Lance McAdam
who entered into rest July 14, 2003
May his soul, and the souls of all
the departed rest in peace.
And light perpetual shine upon him.