The Historical and Miscellaneous Tracts of Peter Heylyn
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1681 edition. Excerpt: ...Who being demanded what was lawful to be done on the Holy-days, made answer, quod pretermisssium noccret, which would miscarry if it were left undone. l-le therefore that did underprop a ruinous building, or raise theCattel 'that was fallen into the ditch, did not break the Holy-day in his opinion. No more did he that washed his Sheep, sxhoc remediicaufl: fieret', were it not done to cleanse the Wool and make it ready for the Shearers, but only for the cure of some sore or other; according unto that of Virgil, Balaniumque gregern flnvio mersare sizluhri. Thus far the Gentiler have Gcargic. resolved it, agreeably to the Law of nature; and so far do the Christian Doctors, yea, and our Lord and Saviour determine of it. The corporal labours of the Priest on the Sabbath day, as far as it concerns Gods service, were accounted lawful: The Priest: in the Temple hrealethe Sahhath, and yet were hlarnelefl. So was the corporal labour of a' ct man, either to save his own life or preserve anothers: Christ justified his Disciples for gathering Corn upon the Sabbath, being-then an hungred, Matth. 12. v. r. 3. and restored many unto health on the Sabbath day, Matth. 1 2. 13. and in other places. Finally, corporal labours to preserve Gods Creator-Xs, as to draw the Sheep outof the a a 2 Fit, Vll. Vtrf. ia. De viLMofl Lz. To/llat. in joslll, 6, I. 2' Exod, 16. 23. Verf. 24. cblp' 4' e Edit. p. i 37. 138. Pit, Matth. 12. it. and consequently to save their Cattel frorrs the Thief, a ruinous house from being over-blown by tempest, their Corn and Hay also from a sudden lnundation; these and the like to these were all judged lawful on the Sabbath. And thus you see the practice of the Gentilc: governed by the light of nature, is every way ' conformable to our...
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