|Author:||Rivius, Johann, 1500-1553.|
|Title:||A guide vnto godlinesse moste worthy to bee followed of all true Christians: a treatise wherein is set forth the folly of man in prolonging the amendment of his sinful life, togither with the chiefe causes thereof, and souereigne remedies againste the same. Written in Latin by Iohn Riuius: Englished by W.G.|
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A guide vnto godlinesse moste worthy to bee followed of all true Christians: a treatise wherein is set forth the folly of man in prolonging the amendment of his sinful life, togither with the chiefe causes thereof, and souereigne remedies againste the same. Written in Latin by Iohn Riuius: Englished by W.G.
Rivius, Johann, 1500-1553., Gace, William,
Imprinted at London: By Gregorye Seton, and are to be solde at the signe of the Hedghogge at the West end of Paules, 
|Alternate titles:||De stultitia mortalium, in procrastinanda correctione vitæ. English De stultitia mortalium, in procrastinanda correctione vitæ. Guide unto godlinesse.|
A translation of, by William Gace, of: De stultitia mortalium, in procrastinanda correctione vitæ.
Publication date from colophon.
Page 122 misnumbered 112.
Some print show-through; page 124 stained.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
To the right reuerend father in God, Gylbert by Gods merciful pro∣uidence Bishoppe of Bath and Welles, W. Gace wisheth peace and saluation in Christ.
A Guide vnto godlines, most worthy to be folowed of all true Christians.
Of the first cause vvhy men differre the amendment of their life.
Of the second cause vvhy man differreth to amende his lyfe.
Of the third cause why men driue of to reforme their life.
Of the fourth cause vvhy man differreth the amendment of his lyfe.
Of the fift cause vvhy man prolong∣geth the reforming of his life.
Of the sixte cause why many that are blinded vvith popishe superstition driue of to amende and reforme their lyfe.
Remedies against the causes aforesayd, and first against mans incredulitie which was sayde to be the firste cause vvhy he differreth the a∣mendement of hys lyfe.
Remedies againste the second cause for which men driue of to amend their life, vvhich was sayde to be hope of Gods mercy & pardon.
Remedies against the third cause for which we prolonge the reforming of our life, which vvas sayde to be the custome of sinninge.
Remedies againste the fourth cause for vvhich mē differre to amend and repent, vvhich vvas sayde to be vvelth and prosperitie.
Remedies against the fift cause for which man prolongeth the amend∣ment of his lyfe.
Remedies against the sixt cause for vvhich many in the Papacie differre and neglecte the reforming of their life.
A most fruitful admonition to a∣uoid euill company.
A right pithie and profitable exhor∣tation to forsake vice and im∣brace vertue.
Of the cause why purposing many times to liue godlily, we persist not in our good pur∣pose, and vvhat meanes may be founde to remedye the same.