|Title:||A treatise of benignity written by Father Francis Arias ... in his second parte of the Imitation of Christ our Lord ; translated into English.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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A treatise of benignity written by Father Francis Arias ... in his second parte of the Imitation of Christ our Lord ; translated into English.
Arias, Francisco., Matthew, Tobie, 1577-1655.
[St. Omer, France: Widow of Charles Boscard], with permission of superiours, 1630.
Translated by Sir Tobie Matthew--STC (2nd ed.) and NUC pre-1956 imprints.
Place and name of publisher suggested by STC (2nd ed.) and NUC pre-1956 imprints.
Signatures: *6 A-M12 N5.
Page 293 misnumbered as 203.
Reproduction of original in the Harvard University. Library.
Jesus Christ -- Example.
Kindness -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
TO THE READER.
A TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS.
THE I. CHAPTER. In what the vertue of Benignity consi∣steth; and how Christ our Lord dis∣couered it, in the Mysteries of his In∣carnation, Natiuity, and Appari∣tiō to the Shepheards, and in the vo∣cation of the Gentiles in the person of the Magi.
THE II. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity which Christ our Lord vsed towards sinners, and o∣ther very weake and imperfect men, supporting and instructing them.
THE III. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity which Christ our Lord vsed towards the Apostles, enduring and curing their defects.
THE IV. CHAPTER. Of other examples of that Benignity, which our Lord vsed towards his disciples; enduring their imperfe∣ctions, and sweetly curing their ig∣norances, and other defects.
THE V. CHAPTER. How wee are to imitate this Benignity of Christ our Lord.
THE VI. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity which Christ our Lord did vse, in touching sicke and leprous persons, with his owne sa∣cred hands.
THE VII. CHAPTER. How the Saints haue imitated this Benignity of Christ our Lord to∣wards sicke persons.
THE VIII. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity which Christ our Lord did vse to diuers blinde men, heark∣ning to them, expecting them, and illuminating them, and how wee are to imitate him in this Benignity.
THE IX. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity which Christ our Lord shewed to little children; and what he taught vs thereby.
THE X. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity which Christ our Lord shewed towards wicked per∣sons, who came to him with a cor∣rupt intention.
THE XI. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity, which wee are to vse towards our neighbours, doing them honour by good wordes; and of the examples which Christ our Lord gaue vs herein.
THE XII. CHAPTER. Of other examples, which Christ out Lord gaue vs, of his Benignity in the same kinde.
THE XIII. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity and curtesy of speech, which the holy Apostles vsed in imitation of Christ our Lord.
THE XIV. CHAPTER. How wee are to exercise this Benig∣nity, and to vse this good manners, towards them who vse vs ill.
THE XV. CHAPTER. That it is not contrary to Benignity, to reprehend wicked, and obstinate persons in their wickednes, seuerely as Christ our Lord did.
THE XVI. CHAPTER. That is was conuenient, that Christ our Lord should vse these seuere re∣prehensions to teach the Prelates of his Church, how they should pro∣ceed against sinners: and how the Saints haue been euer wont to pro∣ceed.
THE XVII. CHAPTER. Of the Benignity, wherewith a Chri∣stian is to be glad of the good of his neighbour, and to approue and praise the same: and of the example, which Christ our Lord gaue vs thereof.
THE XVIII. CHAPTER. Of the intention, and moderatiō, wher∣with we are to praise vertue in our neighbours: and of the examples which Christ our Lord gaue vs thereof.
THE XIX. CHAPTER. How wee must praise vertue, for the making it be more esteemed: and of the examples which Christ our Lord gaue vs to this purpose.
THE XX. CHAPTER. How it is fit to praise the vertue of some, thereby to correct the vice of others.
THE XXI. CHAPTER. How wee are to praise the vertue of our neighbours, to defend them so, from some vniust slaunder.
THE XXII. CHAPTER. How wee ought to praise wise men, when they are vertuous, to the end that others may profit by their ex∣ample and doctrine.
THE XXIII. CHAPTER. Of the rule which wee are to hold, when vpon the aforesaid reason, we shall praise the seruants of God.
THE XXIV. CHAPTER. Of other rules which wee must ob∣serue when wee praise men: that is, that wee praise some, without of∣fence to others: and that wee doe it in moderate words.
THE XXV. CHAPTER. Of the rules, which they are to keepe, who are praised; that so they may be at no preiudice, but receiue profit thereby.