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Author: Peryn, William.
Title: Spirituall exercyses and goostly meditacions and a neare waye to come to perfection and lyfe contemplatyue, very profytable for religyous, and generally for al other that desyre to come to the perfecte loue of god, and to the contempte of the worlde. Collected and set foorthe by the helpe of god, and diligente laboure of F. Wyllyam Peryn bacheler of diuinitie and pryor of the friers preachers of greate Sayncte Bartholomes in Smythfyelde.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Spirituall exercyses and goostly meditacions and a neare waye to come to perfection and lyfe contemplatyue, very profytable for religyous, and generally for al other that desyre to come to the perfecte loue of god, and to the contempte of the worlde. Collected and set foorthe by the helpe of god, and diligente laboure of F. Wyllyam Peryn bacheler of diuinitie and pryor of the friers preachers of greate Sayncte Bartholomes in Smythfyelde.
Peryn, William., Essche, Nicolas van, 1507-1578.

Imprynted at London: [By John Kingston] in Foster lane by [i.e. for] Ihon Waley, anno Domini. M.D.L.vij. [1557]
Notes:
A translation of: Essche, Nicolas van. Exercitia.
Actual printer's name from STC.
Cf. Folger catalogue, which gives signatures: pi4 A-V.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Devotional exercises -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A09502.0001.001

Contents
title page
¶Vnto the deuoute and very reli∣gious Suster Katherin Palmer of the order of saincte Brigit in Der∣mount, and Suster Dorothe Cle∣ment of the order of sainct Clare in Louaine F. Wyllyam Pe∣ryn wysheth all grace and mercye in Chryst Iesu oure sauioure.
Exercises. ¶Twelue instructions verye necessarie for them that wyll take fruite in the vse of these exercyses.
introduction to the exercises
¶The firste exercise to come to knowe∣ledge of almyghty god.
exercise proper
¶Of the consyderacyon of thy selfe.
¶The practise of the exercise to come to some knowledge of god & of thy self.
¶The seconde exercyse to optaine remyssion of sinnes.
exercise proper
¶Aspyracyons for this exercyse.
¶The practyse of the second exercyse for remyssyon of synnes.
¶The Thyrd exercyse of reformacyon of the soul in the fyue wyttes & sences.
exercise proper
¶The practyse of the Exercyse for refor∣maciō of the soule in the wyt & senses.
¶The fourthe ys the exercyse for mortyfycacyon.
exercise proper
¶The practise of this exercise for mortyficacion.
¶The Fyfte exercyse to come to the con∣formytie in vertue of Chryst crucyfyed in the desyre of al vertue and hate of al synne.
exercise proper
¶Aspiracions for this exercyse
¶The practyse of this exercise to the feate of Iesu.
¶Vnto the blessed heade of oure sauioure Iesu.
¶Vnto the swete harte of Iesu.
¶Vnto the ryghte hande of Iesu
¶Vnto the lefte hand of Iesu
¶The sixte Exercyse to optayne a confor∣mitie & folowyng of christes lyfe & passion.
exercise proper
¶Aspyracions.
¶The practise of the syxte exercise.
¶The seuenth exercise to come to the pure pouertie and loue of thyne euen chrysten.
exercise proper
¶Aspyracions for this exercyse.
¶The practise of ye seuēth exercyse to come to pure pouerte & the loue of thy euē christē
¶The eyght exercise is an exercise to come to a lyfe without any cre∣ature, syn, or delectaciō.
exercise proper
¶Aspyracyons for this exercise.
¶Aspyracyons for this exercyse.
¶An oblacion goostly.
¶Aspyracyon for thys exercyse.
¶The last exercyse is, both the practise and the exercyse it selfe.
exercise proper
And first to the father say this prayer.
¶Secondly vnto the Some.
¶Thurdly thou must make petycyon vn∣to the holy goost after this maner.
¶The fourth is vnto Christ Crucified.
¶Ten gostly lettes and losses in the way of perfeccyon.
¶Ten pointes of a perfect person to remē¦ber and haue them alwayes in mynd.
¶Syxe poyntes to bee obseruyd yf thou wylte contynewe and perseuer in thy good and godly purpose.
¶The fyftene impedimentes
impediment 1
The second impedyment.
¶The thirde impedyment.
¶The fourth impedimente.
¶The .v. Impedymente.
¶The syxt impedyment.
¶The seuenth Impedyment.
¶The .viii. Impedimente.
¶The ninthe impedyment.
¶The tenth impedyment.
The eleuenth impedyment.
¶The twelfth impediment.
¶The thurtenth impedyment.
¶The .xiiij. Impediment.
The .xv. Impediment.
& Certaine steppes of stayres general to know how much thou doest profite and grow in the loue of god, & forsaking of thy selfe. And as ofte as thou shalt loke hereon, lament & be sory that thou arte no farther forward, and force thy selfe with a good hope & corage in god to in∣crease and growe better.
¶The seconde step or stayre.
¶The thyrde steap or stayre.
¶The fourthe steap or staier.
¶The fyfte steap or stayre.
¶The syxte steap or stayre.
¶The seuenthe steap of stayre
¶The eyght steap or stayre.
¶The nynthe steap or stayre
¶A good token and argumente of a well forsaken and well resygned wyll.
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