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The Parable of the Labourers in the
Careful I andlord did the Sun prevent, A
His Business calld, he to the Market went; And there for painful Labourers enquir’d, Whom he to work in his fair Vineyard hir'd; Their Wages fix'd, his Care he twice repeats, With others on the same Conditions crcats.
'I'was now the Hour when the declining Sun Almost the Western Goal of Heav'n had won: Again the Lord did to the Streets repair, And others found, remiss, and idling there; Displeas'd he ask'd 'em-- Why so long they stay, And waste in thriftless Idleneis, the Day? That none had hir'd 'em, they for answer give; Go work, he said, and what is Just, receive. At Night his Steward call'd, the Workmen paid, And first and last their Wages equal made: T'hose murmur who began ar carly Morn, And all the Sun and scorching Heat had born. My Friends, you are not wrong'd, the Lord replies, Why thou'd you then behold with envious Eyes, Another's Gocd? and why, without Offence May I not, as I please, my own dispense? But there are Last who all the First appear, And off the foremost Ranks come latest in the
St. Matth. Chap. XX. Ver. 1,2,3,4.
1. The kingdom of heaven is like into a man that is an housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
2. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, be sent them into his vineyard.
3. And he went out about the third hour, and fam others standing idle in the market-place.
4. And said unto them, Go je also into the vinea yard, and whatsoever is right, I will give you.
XLI. Humility recommended of occasion of the
Request of the Zebedees Mother.
He Mother of the Zebedcan Pair
Embrac'd our Saviour's Feet,and proftrate there,
The Son of Man expects not Pomp or Fame,
XLI. $. MATTH. Chap. XX. Ver.20, to 28.
20. Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children, with her fons, worshipping him, and defiring a certain thing of him, &c.
26. Whofoever will be great among you, let him be your minifter.
27. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.
28. Even as the Son of man came not to be mis niftred unto, but to minister, and to give his life & ransom for many,
XLII. Christ's entry into Jerusalem ; the Hom
Sanna's of the People.
Na mean Ass to Town our Saviour came,
Yet loud Hosanna's his approach proclaim: The Palms fair Branches in his Road they lay, And with their Garments spread the crowded way: Before, behind, unnumber'd thousands press, And with glad Hymns the Son of David bless : Thus came those sacred Oracles to pass, Which in a Vision's intellectual Glass : Ten Ages since by Angels shown to thee Great Iddo's Son, illustrious Zacharie !. Who thuso-- O Sion's Daughter! do not fear! Behold thy King! Behold thy Saviour near! By no triumphant Chariot is he born, No Horse, whom rich Caparisons adorn : A humble Asses tender Fole must bring, The Saviour of the World, fair Salem's peaceful