MEN WHOSE LUST carried them
into the jaws of infection in lewd houses, and seeking one sore perished with
another; men whose rapine and covetousness broke into houses, and seeking the
Wardrobes of others, found their own winding-sheet, in the infection of that
house where they stole their own death; men who sought no other way to divert
sadness, but strong drink in riotous houses, and there drank up Davids cup of
Malediction, the cup of Condemned men, of death, in the infection of that
place. For these men that died in their sins, that sinned in their dying,
that sought and hunted after death so sinfully, we have little comfort of
such men, in the phrase of this Text, They were dead; for they are dead
still: As Moses said of that Egyptians, I am afraid we may say of these men,
We shall see them no more for ever.
[XXVI. Sermons (21), l660]
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.