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him Lord, whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amaze
ment. i Tim.2.11. Let the woman learn in filence, with
all subjection. V.12. But 1 suffer not a woman to teach, nor to
usurp authority over the man, but to be in filence. V.13. For Adam was firA formed, then Eve. V.14. And Adam was not deceived, but the wo
man being deceived, was in the transgreffion. V.15. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child bearing, if she continue in Faith, and Charity,
and Holinesse with fobriety. Tic.2.4. That they may teach the young women to
be sober, to love their husbands, to love their
Children. V.5. To be discreet,chaft, keeper's at home.good, obedient to their own busbands, that the Word
of God be not blafphemed. Prov.19.14. House and riches are the inheritance
of Fathers; and a prudent wife is from the
Lord. Prov. 12.4. A vertuous woman is a Crown to her
husband; but she that maketb afhamed is as ret.
tenneß in his bones. Prov.18.22. Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good
thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. Prov. 19. 13. A foolish for is the calamity of his
Father, and the contentions of a wife are a com tiwal dropping
Prov. 27.15. A continual dropping in a very rainy
day, and a contentious woman are alike. Prov.21.9. It is better to dwell in a corner of the
house top, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. V.19. It is better to dwell in the wildernesse, than
with a contentions and an angry woman. Prov.31.10. Who can find a vertuous woman? for her price is far above Rubies. V.11. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of poil. V.12. She will do him good, and not evil all the
daies of ber life. V.13. She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh
willingly with her hands. V.14. She is like the Merchants ships, she bring
eth her food from afar. V.15. She rifeth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her howshold, and a portion to her maidens. V.16. She confidereth a field,and buyeth it ; with
the fruit of her hands the planteth a vineyard. V.17. She girdeth ber loins with strength, and
strengtheneth her arms.
good; her candle goeth not out by night,
her hands hold the distaffe.
7.21. She is not afraid of the snow for her houshold, for all her houshold are clotbed with Scar.
let V. 22. She maketh ber self coverings of tapestry,
her clothing is silk and purple. V.23. Her husband is known in the gates, wobex
he fitieth among the Elders of the Land. V.24. she maketh fine linnen, and felleth it,
and delivereth girdles unto the Merchant. V.25. Strength and honour are her cloathing,
and she shall rejoyce iw time to come. V.26. She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the Law of kindnesse. 7.27. She looketh well to the 'waies of her beushold, and eateth not the bread of Idleneffe. V.18. Her children arise up, and call her bleßed,
her husband also, and he praiseth her. V.29. Many daughters have done vertuously, but thou excelleft them all
. V.30. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman that feareth the Lord, fbcfhall be praised. V.31. Give ber of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates,
CHAP CHA P. XII.
of tbe Duties of Masters and
First, of the Duties of Mafters. Maftersought to be careful of these things.
I. To instruct their servants, to inform them in the right knowledge of God, and the things that concern their salvation : To Cate: chize them, to pray with them, and for them ; to bring them to the publick Ordinances, and cause them to observe the Lords Day ; To exhørt them to private prayer and reading the Word, and to be diligent and conscientious in their places, &c. Gen. 18. 19. I know that my servant Abraham will teach his Family. But of this I have spoken more in the Tenth Chapter of the Duties of Gavernours of Families.
II. To give them a good example. A wise Caro, riage, and a pious, honest, unblameable Conversation does much tend to che bettering of servants. If the Master be a swearer, a companykeeper, a prophaner of the Lords day, have no prayers in his Family, be a lighter and neglecter of Gods Worship and Service, 'cis madnesse för such an are to expect a sober Family.
III. To command them onely just and lawful things (things equal as the Apostle speaks, Col. 4.1.) and to require of them only such service as they may well do, with moderate care, and induftry; and that which other fervants of like condition with them usually perform. A Master must not overtask his Servants, nor oppreß them with labours, so that they shall have no time to bestow on their souls ; which is a ruling over them with rigour, as 'cis called, Lev. 25.43.
IV. To allow them wholfom, fitting, and fufficient food, convenient reft, and moderate refreshment, that they may do their work with the more cheerfulmelle.
V. In time of ficknesse, to take care that things necessary for their recovery be not wanting to them ; such as fitting Diet, Physick, and At. tendance. A Master at such a cime, is in place of a Parent, Mar. 8.5, 6, The Centurion went to Christ to heal his servant.
VI. To encourage them in well-doing, by using them with that kindnesse and bounty, which cheir Piely, faithfulnesse and diligence deferves.
VII. To admonish and reprove them, when they do amiffe ; and that not only in faults against themselves (wherein few Masters are backward) but also and more especially, in faults against God, whereat every Master ought to be more troubled, than a those which tend only to his own lofle or inconvenience. The dishonour of God, or the ha