LET MAN BE SOMETHING; how
poore, and inconsiderable a ragge of this world, is man! Man, whom Paracelsus
would have undertaken to have made, in a Limbeek, in a Furnace: Man, who, if
they were altogether, all the men, that ever were, and are, and shall be,
would not have the power of one Angel in them all, whereas all the Angels,
(who, in the Schoole are conceived to be more in number, than, not onely all
the Species, but all the individualls of this lower world) have not in them
all, the power of one finger of Gods hand: Man, of whom when David had said,
(as the lowest diminution that he could put upon him) I am a worme and no
man, He might have gone lower, and said, I am a man and no worm; for man is
so much lesse than a worm, as that wormes of his own production, shall feed
upon his dead body in the grave, and an immortall worm gnaw his conscience in
the torments of hell.
[LXXX. Sermons (7), 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.