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John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charity, 1630
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Winthrop, John, 1588-1649
Spirit: first, upon the wicked in moderating and restraineing them; so that the riche and mighty should not eate upp the poore, nor the poore, and dispised rise upp against theire superiours, and shake off theire yoake. 2ly in the regenerate in exerciseing his graces in them, as in the greate ones, theire love mercy, gentlenes, temperance etc., and in the poore and inferiour sorte, theire faith patience, obedience etc. 3. Reas: Thirdly, That every man might have need of others, and from hence they might be all knitt more nearly together in the Bond of brotherly affeccion; from hence it appeares plainely that noe man is made more honourable then another or more wealthy etc., out of any perticuler and singuler respect to himselfe but for the glory of his Creator and the Common good of the Creature, Man; Therefore God still reserves the
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