Excerpt from Compassionate Warning and Advice to All, Especially to Young Persons: Being the Gift of the Author
Any ﬂngle Perkin 5 and he hath put oil? )'lumantty who dorh nor more earneﬂly delire it. If this World confii'ted but of one Generation, then to make that Ge nerationt E I? J neration Wife and Good would be enough to make it a happy World: But it is nor In Heaven, and in the future glori Otis Kingdom, there is neither Marrying, nor givin in Marriage, but they are as the Ange s, in a fixed' everlafling State; and one continued Generation maketh up the once holy and y are fo for ever: But One Generation cometh, and another goeth: If the Father be as the Son may be as Fool 0 what a great Work gis to make a Man truly Wife and Good h ow many Years Study doth it ufijally require? What Wifdom and Diligence in Teachers? What Teachablenefs and Di ligence in Learners, and efpecially the Grace of God! And when all is done, the Man quickly. Dieth, and obtaineth his Ends in another World: But his Chil dren are born as ignorant, and perhaps as bad as he was born: He can neither leave them hisknowledge, nor his Grace. Ibey'muﬂ have all the fame Teaching; and Labour, and Bleliing, as he had, to' bring them to the fame Attainments: The Mercy and Covenant of God taketh them into his Church, where they have great Advantages and Helps, and pro mifeth 3.
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