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Author: Caussin, Nicolas, 1583-1651.
Title: The holy court in five tomes, the first treating of motives which should excite men of qualitie to Christian perfection, the second of the prelate, souldier, states-man, and ladie, the third of maxims of Christianitie against prophanesse ..., the fourth containing the command of reason over the passions, the fifth now first published in English and much augemented according to the last edition of the authour containing the lives of the most famous and illustrious courtiers taken out of the Old and New Testament and other modern authours / written in French by Nicholas Caussin ; translated into English by Sr. T.H. and others.
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Caussin, Nicolas, 1583-1651., T. H. d. 1640.

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Contents
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To the MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY OF HENRIETTE-MARIA, QUEEN OF GREAT BRITTAIN.
TO THE KING OF FRANCE.
TO THF NOBILITIE OF FRANCE.
The DESIGN and ORDER of the Book.
table of contents
THE TABLE OF THE Chief CONTENTS of the First Tome of the HOLY COURT.
A TABLE OF THE TITLES and SECTIONS contained in the Second Tome of the HOLY COURT.
A TABLE OF THE MAXIMS AND EXAMPLES Contained in the third Tome of the HOLY COURT.
A TABLE Of the Treatises and Sections contained in this fourth Tome OF THE HOLY COURT.
A TABLE Of the LIVES and ELOGIES of Illustrious Persons contained in the Fifth Tome.
THE HOLY COURT. FIRST BOOK. Of Reasons, which should excite men of qualitie to Christian Perfection.
That the COURT and DEVOTION are not things incompatible. The FOUNDATION of this TREATISE.
The first MOTIVE. Of the obligation which secular men, and espe∣cially persons of qualitie have to perfe∣ction, grounded upon the name of Christian.
The second REASON. Drawn from Nobilitie.
The third REASON. Drawn from the greatness and dignitie of Gentlemen.
The fourth REASON. Proceeding from riches.
The fifth REASON. Drawn from perfections of the bodie.
The sixth REASON. Drawn from the beauty of the soul.
The seventh REASON. Proceeding from Courage.
The eighth REASON. Proceeding from education.
The ninth REASON. Which maketh it appear, the Court is a life of penance.
The tenth REASON. Which dependeth on acknowledgement, or gratitude.
The eleventh REASON. Drawn from the effect which examples should produce.
The twelfth REASON. Drawn from punishment.
The thirteenth REASON. Taken from Reward.
THE SECOND BOOK. Of Hinderances, which worldly men have in the way of SALVATION and PERFECTION.
The first OBSTACLE. Faintness and weakness of Faith. Against Atheists.
The second OBSTACLE. Errour in Religion. Friendly and wholesom counsel to the Nobili∣tie of the pretended Religion.
The third OBSTACLE. To live by Opinion.
The fourth OBSTACLE. Inconstancie of manners.
The fifth OBSTACLE. Dissimulation.
The sixth OBSTACLE. Ill husbanding of time.
The seventh OBSTACLE. Intemperance of tongue.
The eighth OBSTACLE. Curiositie in the resentment of affronts and disgraces.
The ninth OBSTACLE. Carnal love.
The tenth OBSTACLE. Excess in diet and apparel.
The eleventh OBSTACLE. Envy.
The twelfth OBSTACLE. Ambition and avarice.
Conclusion of the Second Book. That the life of a bad Courtier is a perpetual obstacle to virtue.
THE THIRD BOOK. Of the practice of VIRTUES.
The first SECTION. Devotion of Great men.
The second SECTION. In what all Devotion and spiritual life consisteth.
The character of the carnal Man.
The character of the spiritual Man.
The third SECTION. Of the first monster which the spiritual man should resist, to wit, Ignorance, and of the practice of virtues by which it is subdued.
The fourth SECTION. Practice of Faith.
The fifth SECTION. Of four other rays which serve to dissi∣pate ignorance.
The sixth SECTION. Twelve fundamental Considerations of spiri∣tual life, partly drawn from that worthy man John Picus Mirandula.
The seventh SECTION. Twelve Maxims of Wisdom, which arise from the twelve precedent Considerations.
The eigthth SECTION. The Practice of Devotion and Prayer.
The ninth SECTION. The necessitie of Confession.
The tenth SECTION. The Practice of Confession.
The eleventh SECTION. The Practice of Examen.
The twelfth SECTION. The practice of Communion.
The thirteenth SECTION. The practice to hear Mass.
The fourteenth SECTION. Practice of Meditation.
The fifteenth SECTION. Practice of vocal prayer, spiritual lection, and the word of God.
The sixteenth SECTION. Of the second combat of the spiritual man against weakness.
The seventeenth SECTION. The arms against temptation, contained in twelve Maxims.
The eighteenth SECTION. Remedies against passions and temptations which proceed from every vice.
Against carnal love.
Against aversions, hatreds, and envies.
Against covetousness, worldly hope, and joy.
Against sadness and despair.
Against evil confidence.
Against fear.
Against anger.
Against vanitie.
Against gluttony.
Against intemperance of tongue.
Against Sloth.
Of three temptations which hinder many in the way of perfection, to wit, shame of well-doing, over-much affection to some creature, and pensiveness in well-doing. The nineteenth SECTION. Against the shame of well-doing.
The twentieth SECTION. Love of creatures.
The one and twentieth SECTION. Against sadness.
The two and twentieth SECTION. The third combate of the spiritual man against impuritie.
The three and twentieth SECTION. Practice of Chastitie.
The twenty fourth SECTION. Practice of temperance.
The five and twentieth. SECTION. Practice of Modesty.
The six and twentieth. SECTION. Practice of prudence and carriage in conversation.
Of the vritues which oppose the second impu∣rity, called covetousness, to wit pover∣ty, justice, charity. The seven and twentieth SECTION. Poverty of rich men.
The eight and twentieth SECTION. Practice of Justice.
The twentie ninth SECTION. Practise of Gratitude.
The thirtieth SECTION. Practice of Charitie.
Of Virtues that oppose the third impurity, which is pride of life. The thirty first SECTION. The practice of humility and magnanimity.
The thirty second SECTION. Practice of Patience.
The thirty third SECTION. Practice of dayly actions.
Instructions for the Married. The thirty fourth. SECTION. Of the misery of ill governed marriages, and to whom we may impute it.
The thirty fifth SECTION. That the evils of marriage ought not to be imputed to sex, but sin; and of the disorders committed in this Sacrament.
The thirty sixth SECTION. Very profitable instructions for the Married, drawn from the choice of holy Fathers, and abbreviated in a short discourse.
The thirty seventh SECTION. Instructions for Widdows.
To Maids. The thirty eighth SECTION. The praises of virginity, and the modesty they ought to observe in their carriage.
To Fathers and Mothers. The thirty ninth SECTION. Concerning the education and instruction of their children.
The fourtieth SECTION. Advice to children concerning the duty they should render to their fathers and mo∣thers, contrary to the contumacy of irregular youth.
THE FOVRTH BOOK. Of the impietie of COURTS.
The unhappie Politician.
ALEXANDRA, to the Queen CLEOPATRA, Health.
THE FIFTH BOOK.
Fortunate Pietie.
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To the RIGHT HONOURABLE EDWARD D'SACKVILE, Earl of DORSET, Baron of BUCKHURST, Lord Cham∣berlain to the Queens Majestie, Knight of the Noble Order of the Garter, and of his Majesties most Honourable PRIVIE-COUNCEL.
TO THE WISDOM of GOD INCARNATE.
The Design and Order of this BOOK.
TO THE NOBILITIE, Dedicated to the CHURCH.
THE HOLY COURT. SECOND TOME.
THE PRELATE.
The first SECTION. That it is convenient the Nobilitie should govern the Church.
The second SECTION. That the Nobility should not aspire to Ecclesia∣stical offices, but by lawfull ways.
The third SECTION. Of vocation or calling.
The seventh SECTION. Of Virtues requisite in the carriage of a Pre∣late. The first is Wisdom.
The fifth SECTION. The second virtue of a Prelate, which is Forti∣tude of spirit against avarice and riot.
The sixth SECTION. The third quality of a good Prelate, which is Puritie of life.
The seventh SECTION. The fourth perfection of a Prelate, which is observed in Zeal and charitie.
The eighth SECTION. The fifth excellency of a Prelate, which is Science and Prudence.
The ninth SECTION. The Motives which Noble Prelates have to the duty of their profession.
The tenth SECTION. The examples of great Prelates are very lively spurs to virtue.
The first SECTION. His Calling.
The second SECTION. A short Elogie of the life and manners of S. Ambrose.
The third SECTION. His Government.
The fourth SECTION. His combates, and first against Gentilism.
The Oration of Symmachus to Theodosius and Valentinian the Younger, for the Altar of Victory, exercise of Pa∣gan Religion, and revenue of Vestals.
The fifth SECTION. The Oration of S. Ambrose against Symmachus.
The triumph of S. AMBROSE in the conversion of S. Augustine. The sixth SECTION. Of the Nature and Condition of this great Man.
The seventh SECTION. Dispositions towards the conversion of Saint Augustine.
The eighth SECTION. Agitations of spirit in S. Augustine upon his conversion.
The ninth SECTION. Three accidents which furthered this Conversion.
The tenth SECTION. The admirable change of S. Augustine.
The eleventh SECTION. The affairs of S. Ambrose with the Empe∣perours Valentinian the father, and Gratian the son.
The twelfth SECTION. The death of the Emperour Gratian, and the afflictions of S. Ambrose.
The thirteenth SECTION. The Embassage of S. Ambrose.
The fourteenth SECTION. The persecution of S. Ambrose raised by the Empress Justina.
The fifteenth SECTION. Maximus passeth into Italie.
The seventeenth SECTION. The affliction of S. Ambrose upon the death of Valentinian.
The seventeenth SECTION. The tyranny of Eugenius, and notable li∣bertie of S. Ambrose.
The eighteenth SECTION. The differences of S. Ambrose with the Em∣perour Theodosius, and his death.
THE SOVLDIER.
TO SOULDIERS.
THE SOULDIER.
The second SECTION. The enterance into the Palace of valour, and the illusions of Salmoneans and Rodomonts..
The third SECTION. The Temple of Valour, and sage Precepts, gi∣ven by the Christian Souldier, to refute the manners of the times. And first, that Pietie helpeth Valour.
The fourth SECTION. Manifest Proofs, which declare that Pie∣tie and Valour are not things in∣compatible.
The fifth SECTION. Against Duels.
The sixth SECTION. Against the ill mannage of Arms.
The seventh SECTION. Against sensual love and impuritie.
The eighth SECTION. Against the perfidiousness of interests.
The ninth SECTION. Short and notable Instructions.
The first SECTION. The Providence of God over Constantine.
The second SECTION. The Nobilitie of Constantine.
The third SECTION. His Education and Qualitie.
The fourth SECTION. His entery into the Empire.
The fifth SECTION. His prowess against Maxentius.
The sixth SECTION. The death of Diocletian, and feats of Arms, performed by Constantine against Lycinius.
The seventh SECTION. The vices and passions of Constantine before Baptism, with the death of Crispus and Fausta.
The eighth SECTION. The calling of Constantine to Christia∣nitie. The progress of his Conver∣sion and Baptism.
The ninth SECTION. The acts of Constantine after his Baptism.
The tenth SECTION. The endeavour of good works, with the vir∣tues and laws of Constantine.
The eleventh SECTION. The zeal of Constantine in the proceedings of the Councel of Nice.
The twelfth SECTION. The government of Constantine.
The thirteenth SECTION The death of Constantine.
THE STATES-MAN.
TO STATES-MEN.
THE STATES—MAN.
The second SECTION. The table of Babylon drawn from sundry conceptions of the most singular wits of Antiquity
The third SECTION. The destruction of Babylon, and the government of the Divine Provi∣dence over the Estates of the World.
The fourth SECTION. The Table of the Citie of God, otherwise cal∣led, The Citie of honest men; drawn out of many excellent conceits of ancient Au∣thours, and things practised in some former Common-wealths.
The fifth SECTION. Sage Precepts drawn out of the Monuments of the divine Agathopolis.
The first SECTION. His great Nobilitie.
The second SECTION. The eminent wisdom and learning of Boetius.
The third SECTION. His enterance into the government of the State.
The fourth SECTION. The enterance of Theodorick into Rome and his happy government by the counsel of Boetius.
The fifth SECTION. The honours of Boetius, and alteration of Theodorick.
The sixth SECTION. The imprisonment of Boetius.
The seventh SECTION. The death of Boetius.
THE LADIE.
TO LADIES.
THE LADIE.
The second SECTION. That women are capable of good lights and solid instruments.
The third SECTION. The ten Orders of women, and the vitious qua∣lities which Ladies ought especially to avoid.
The fourth SECTION. The tenth Order of Women, full of Wis∣dom, and Virtue.
The fifth SECTION. A brief Table of the excellent qualities of a Ladie; and first of true Devotion.
The sixth SECTION. Modestie.
The seventh SECTION. Chastitie.
The eight SECTION. Discretion in the mannage of affairs.
The ninth SECTION Conjugal Love.
The tenth SECTION. The care of children.
The eleventh SECTION. The conclusion of the discourse.
The first SECTION. Her Birth and Education.
The second SECTION. Clodovaeus requireth Clotilda in marriage.
The third SECTION. The Embassage to the King of Burgundy for the marriage of Clotilda.
The fourth SECTION. The arrival of Clotilda into France, and the life which she led in the time of her wedlock.
The fifth SECTION. The prudence which the Queen used in the conversion of her husband.
The sixth SECTION. The Conversion of Clodovaeus.
The seventh SECTION. What Clodovaeus did by the perswasion of Clotilda after his Baptism.
The eighth SECTION. The good success which God gave to Clodo∣vaeus after he became a Christian.
The ninth SECTION. The life of Clotilda in her widow-hood: her afflictions and glorious death.
The tenth SECTION. INDEGONDIS, Issued from the bloud and house of Clotilda, transporteth the Catholick faith in∣to Spain.
The eleventh SECTION. The persecutions of Indegondis.
The twelfth SECTION. The retreat of Hermingildus, and his Conversion.
The thirteenth SECTION. The reciprocal Letters of the father and the son, upon their separation.
The fourteenth SECTION. The Treaty of peace between Levigildus and his son, by the mediation of Indegondis.
The fifteenth SECTION. Hermingildus wickedly betrayed.
The sixteenth SECTION. The Letter of Hermingildus to his dear wife Indegondis, and his generous resolution.
The seventeenth SECTION. The death of Hermingildus.
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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LADIE FRANCES, Countess of PORTLAND, and Baroness WESTON.
TO MONSIEUR MONSIEUR, THE PRINCE.
The Design and Order of the BOOK.
MAXIMS OF THE HOLY COURT, AGAINST THE PROPHANE COVERT.
First Part touching the DIVINITIE.
The first MAXIM. Of Religion.
The first EXAMPLE upon the first MAXIM. Of the esteem one ought to make of his Faith and Religion. The PERSIAN CONSTANCY.
II. MAXIM. Of the Essence of GOD.
The second EXAMPLE upon the se∣cond MAXIM.
III. MAXIM. Of the Excellencie of the DIVINITIE.
The greatness of God compared to the low condition of men.
Of the weakness of man and inconstancy of humane things AGRIPPA.
IV. MAXIM. OF THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD.
Foundation of the verities of Divine PROVIDENCE.
The fourth EXAMPLE, upon the fourth MAXIM. Divers observations upon Providence.
V. MAXIM. Of Accidents.
The fifth EXAMPLE upon the fifth MAXIM. Of the Providence of GOD over states and riches of the world. EULOGIUS.
VI. MAXIM. Of PRAEDESTINATION.
The sixth EXAMPLE upon the sixth MAXIM. Of the secret Power of Praedestination. PROCOPIUS.
VII. MAXIM. Of the Divinitie of JESUS.
Of the revelation of the WORD IN∣CARNATE, and how all creatures bear witness of his Divinitie.
The seventh EXAMPLE upon the se∣venth MAXIM. The triumph of JESUS, over the Enemies of Faith. JULIAN the Apostate.
VIII. MAXIM. Of the Perfections of JESUS, which make him amiable.
Excellencies in the Person of our SAVIOUR.
The eighth EXAMPLE upon the eighth MAXIM. Of the admirable change of worldly loveinto the love of Jesus Christ. St. BONIFACE.
THE SECOND PART OF MAXIMS Of the HOLY COURT.
THE SECOND PART. Touching the Direction of this present Life.
Of Dark Devotion.
Affected Devotion.
Of Transcendent Devotion.
Solid Devotion.
The ninth EXAMPLE upon the ninth MAXIM. Of Solid Devotion.
X. MAXIM. Of PROPER INTEREST.
The tenth EXAMPLE upon the tenth MAXIM. Of liberalitie, and unhappiness of those who seek their own ends by unlawfull ways.
XI. MAXIM. Of CRAFT.
The eleventh EXAMPLE upon the eleventh MAXIM. Of Craft.
XII. MAXIM. Of REVENGE.
The twelfth EXAMPLE upon the twelfth MAXIM. Of Reconciliation. CONSTANTIA.
XIII. MAXIM. Of the Epicurean life.
The thirteenth EXAMPLE upon the thirteenth MAXIM. The Miserable event of Lust. AMMON the Son of DAVID.
XIV. MAXIM. Of TRIBULATION.
That the Providence of GOD excellently ap∣peareth in the afflictions of the Just.
The fourteenth EXAMPLE upon the fourteenth MAXIM. Of Constancie in Tribulation. ELEONORA.
THE THIRD PART OF MAXIMS Of the HOLY COURT.
THE THIRD PART. Touching the State of the other World.
The fifteenth EXAMPLE upon the fifteenth MAXIM. The manner of dying well, drawn from the Model of our LADIE.
XVI. MAXIM. Of the Immortalitie of the SOUL.
The sixteenth EXAMPLE, upon the sixteenth MAXIM. Of the return of Souls.
XVIII. MAXIM. Of Purgatorie.
The seventeenth EXAMPLE upon the seventeenth MAXIM. Apparition of Souls in Purgatorie.
XVIII. MAXIM. Of Eternal unhappiness.
The eighteenth EXAMPLE, upon the eighteenth MAXIM. Of Judgement, and of the pains of Hell.
XIX. MAXIM. Of Sovereign Happiness.
The nineteenth EXAMPLE, upon the nineteenth MAXIM. Of the Pleasures of beatitude.
XX. MAXIM. Of RESURRECTION.
The condition of glorions bodies.
That the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the foundation of ours, and we must behold his sweetness and glories as the sources of our eternity.
The twentieth EXAMPLE upon the twentieth MAXIM. Divers observations upon the length of life, and desire of the state of Resurrection.
Conclusion of the MAXIMS, by an advice against Liberti∣nism, where all men are exhorted to zeal of true Reli∣gion, and the love of things eternal. Of the obscurity and persecution of TRUTH.
The Definition of Libertinism, the De∣scription, Division, and divers effects of Libertines.
The Causes of Libertinism well observed by the Apostle S. Jude.
Of the Ignorance and Nullitie of Libertinism.
Effects of Libertinism, and punishment of the Impious.
The horrible punishments of the wicked for the sin of Impietie.
Advice to Youth, and such as too easily give way to impietie.
That the Remedie of our evil consisteth in the Zeal of our Faith.
THE CHRISTIAN DIARY.
THE AUTHOURS DESIGN.
THE CHRISTIAN DIARY.
The first SECTION. The Importance of well ordering every Action of the day.
The second SECTION. At Waking.
The third SECTION. Five good actions to begin the day.
The fourth SECTION. Of Adoration. The first Act of Devotion.
The fifth SECTION. Example of Adoration.
The sixth SECTION. Of Thanksgiving. The second Act of Devotion.
The seventh SECTION. A Pattern of Thanksgiving.
The eighth SECTION. Of Offering or Oblation. The third Act of Devotion.
The ninth SECTION. The manner of offering our selves to God.
The tenth SECTION. Of Contrition. The fourth Act of Devotion.
The eleventh SECTION. A form of Contrition.
The twelfth SECTION. Of Petition or Request. The fifth Act of Devotion.
The thirteenth SECTION. A Form of Petition.
The fourteenth SECTION. Of the time proper for spiritual reading.
The fifteenth SECTION. An Abstract of the doctrine of Jesus Christ, to be used at the Communion.
The sixteenth SECTION. What is to be done at the Celebration of the Sacrament.
The seventeenth SECTION. Devotion ordered for the days of the Week.
The eighteenth SECTION.
Devotion for the hours of the day.
At the break of day.
At the third
At the sixth,
At the ninth,
At evening.
At going to bed.
The nineteenth SECTION. Of Confession, a very necessary Act of Devo∣tion; and advice thereupon.
The twentieth SECTION. An excellent Prayer of S. Augustine, for this exercise, taken out of a Manuscript of Cardinal Seripandus.
The one and twentieth SECTION. Of Communion, the chiefest of all acts of De∣votion; with a brief Advice concerning the practise of it.
THE SECOND PART of the CHRISTIAN DIARY.
The first SECTION. Twelve fundamental Considerations of Virtue.
The second SECTION. Seven paths of Eternitie, which lead the soul to great Virtues.
The third SECTION. Perfection, and wherein it consisteth.
The fourth SECTION.
Virtues, and their degrees.
Prudence.
Devotion.
Humilitie.
Povertie.
Obedience.
Chastitie.
Modestie.
Abstinence.
Fortitude.
Patience.
Justice.
Magnanimitie.
Gratitude.
Amitie.
Simplicitie.
Perseverance.
Charitie toward God and our neighbour.
Charitie in Conversation.
Degrees of Virtues.
The fifth SECTION. Of four Orders of those who aspire to Perfection.
The sixth SECTION. A short way to Perfection, used by the Ancients.
The seventh SECTION. The way to become perfect.
The eighth SECTION. How we must govern our selves against tem∣ptations, tribulations and Obstacles occur∣ring in the way of virtue.
The nineth SECTION.
Remedies against passions, and temptations proceeding from every vice.
Against Gluttony.
Against sloth.
Against Covetousness.
Against carnall love.
Against Sadness.
Against Envy.
THE THIRD PART OF THE CHRISTIAN DIARY.
The first SECTION. BUSINESSE, Of what importance.
The second SECTION. Two Heads, to which all Business is reduced.
The third SECTION. Of the government of a Family.
The fourth SECTION. Of Government in spiritual things.
The fifth SECTION. Advice for such as are in office and go∣vernment.
THE FOURTH PART OF THE CHRISTIAN DIARY.
The first SECTION. RECREATION, how necessary.
The second SECTION. Of the Pleasures of the Taste.
The third SECTION. Of Gaming.
The fourth SECTION. Of Dancing.
The fifth SECTION. Of wanton songs, and plays.
The sixth SECTION. Of walking, and running.
The seventh SECTION. The four conditions of recreation.
The eighth SECTION. Of vicious conversation, and first of im∣pertinent.
The ninth SECTION. Of vain conversation.
The tenth SECTION. Of evil Conversation.
The eleventh SECTION. The Conditions of good Conversations.
The twelfth SECTION. Conclusion of the Diary.
EJACULATIONS FOR THE DIARY.
In the Morning.
Beginning a good work.
In good Inspirations.
At Church.
Before reading.
Speaking.
Eating.
In Prosperity.
Adversity.
Troubles.
Calumnies.
Praises.
Against vain hope.
Pride.
Covetousness.
Luxury.
Envy.
Gluttony.
Anger.
Sloth.
Rules of Faith.
Acts of Faith.
Hope.
Charity.
PRAYERS for all Persons and occasions.
For the Church.
For the King.
For a Friend.
For Peace.
In the time of Plague.
For the Clergy.
For a Citie.
For the sick.
For grace.
For the afflicted.
For friends.
For enemies.
For travellers.
For a Family.
For the dying.
For the fruits of the earth.
For women in travel.
Against temptation.
For misbelievers and sinners.
For Prisoners.
For temporal necessaries.
Against tempests.
A Prayer of Thomas Aquinas before study.
THE PENITENT, OR, ENTERTAINMENTS for LENT: And for the first day upon the Consideration of Ashes.
Aspiration.
The Gospel for Ashwednesday. S. Matthew 6. Of Hypocritical Fasting.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel for the first Thursday in Lent, S. Matthew 18. of the Cen∣turions words. O Lord I am not worthy.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel for the first Friday in Lent, S. Matth. 5. Wherein we are dire∣cted to pray for our Enemies.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel for the first Saturday in Lent, S. Matth. 6. Of the Apostles danger at Sea, and relief by our SAVIOUR.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel for the first Sunday in Lent, S. Matthew 4. Of our SAVIOUR's being tempted in the Desart.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Munday, the first week of Lent, out of Saint Matthew 25. Of the Judgement-Day.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Tuesday, the first week in Lent, out of Saint Matthew 21. JESUS drove the Buyers and Sellers out of the Temple.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel for Wednesday the first week of Lent, S. Matth. 12. The Pharisees demand a Sign of JESUS.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel for Thursday, the first week in Lent, out of S. Matth 15. Of the Woman of Canaan.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Friday, the first week in Lent, S. John 15. Of the Probatick Pond.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Saturday the first week in Lent, and the Sunday following, out of S. Matthew 17. Of the Transfiguration of our Lord.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Munday the second week in Lent, S. John 8. Jesus said to the Jews, Where I go, ye cannot come.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel for Tuesday the second week in Lent, S. Matthew 23. Jesus said, The Pharisees sit in Moses 〈◊〉 believe therefore what they say.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel for Wednesday, the second week in Lent, S. Matth 20. The Request of the wife of Zebedce, for her sons James and John.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Thursday, the se∣cond week in Lent, out of S. Luke 16. Of the rich Glutton, and poor Lazarus.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Friday the second week in Lent, S. Matth. 21. Of the Master of a Vineyard, whose son was kil∣led by his Farmers.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel upon Saturday, the second week in Lent, S. Luke 15. Of the prodigal Child.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon the third Sunday in Lent, S. Luke 11. Jesus cast out the Devil which was dumb.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Munday the third week in Lent, S. Luke 4. Jesus is required to do Miracles in his own Countrey.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Tuesday the third week in Lent, S. Matth. 18. If thy brother offend thee, tell him of it alone.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel upon Wednesday the third week in Lent, S. Matthew 15. The Pharisees asked Jesus, Why do thy Disciples contradict ancient Traditions.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Thursday the third week in Lent, S. Luke 4. Jesus cured the Feaver of Simons Mother in Law.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Friday the third week in Lent, S. John 4. Of the Samatitan woman at Jacobs Well, neer Sichar.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Saturday the third week in Lent, S. John the 8. Of the woman found in adultery.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Sunday the fourth week in Lent, S. John 6. Of the five Fishes, and two Barly loaves.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel upon Munday the fourth week in Lent, S. John 2. Of the whipping buyers and sellers out of the Temple.
Moralities.
Aspiration.
The Gospel upon Tuesday the fourth week in Lent, S. John 7.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Wednesday the fourth week in Lent, S. John 9. Of the blind man cured by clay and spittle.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Thursday, the fourth week in Lent, S. Luke the 7. Of the widows son raised from death to life at Naim by our Saviour.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Friday the fourth week in Lent, S. John 11. Of the raising of Lazarus from death.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Saturday the fourth week in Lent, S. John 8. Upon our Saviours words, I am the light of the world.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Passion Sunday, S. John the 8. upon these words, Who can accuse me of sin?
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Munday, the fifth week in Lent, S. John 7. Jesus said to the Pharisees, You shall seek and not find me: and he that is thirsty, let him come to me.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Tuesday the fifth week in Lent, S. John 7. Jesus went not into Jewry, because the Jews had a purpose to take away his life.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Wednesday the fifth week in Lent, S. John 10. The Jews said, If thou be the Messias, tell us plainly.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Thursday, the fifth week in Lent, S. John 7. Upon S. Marie Magdalen's washing our Saviour's feet in the Pharisees house.
Moralities.
Aspirations. Upon Saint Mary Magdalens great Repentance.
The Gospel upon Friday the fifth week in Lent, S. John 11. The Jews said, What shall we do? for this man doth many miracles.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Saturday, the fifth week in Lent, S. John 12. The chief Priests thought to kill Lazarus, be∣cause the miracle upon him, made ma∣ny follow JESUS.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Palm-Sunday, S. Matthew 21. Our SAVIOUR came in triumph to Jerusalem a little before his Passion.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Munday in holy week, S. John 12. Saint Marie Magdolen anointed our Saviour feet with pre∣cious Ointment: at which Judas repined.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Maunday Thursday, S. John the 13. Of our Saviours washing the feet of his Apostles.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
Upon the Garden of Mount Olivet.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
Of the apprehension of JESUS.
Aspirations. Upon S. Peters tears.
Moralities upon the Pretorian, or Judgement-Hall.
Aspirations.
Moralities for Good Friday upon the death of JESUS CHRIST.
Aspirations.
The Gospel for Easter-day, S. Mark 16.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Munday in Easter-week, S. Luke the 24.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Tuesday in Easter week, S. Luke the 24.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
The Gospel upon Low-Sunday, S. John the 20.
Moralities.
Aspirations.
AN ALPHABETICAL TABLE, Setting down the most observable Matters contain∣ed in the first three TOMES of the HOLY COURT.
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TO THE EXCELLENT PRINCESSE, THE DUTCHESSE OF BUCKINGHAM.
To my Lord, MY LORD THE DUKE OF ANGVIEN, ELDEST SONNE OF MY LORD THE PRINCE.
A TASTE OF THE SEVERALL DISPOSITIONS OF MEN, VVhich serves for a Foundation to the Discourse of PASSIONS.
THE FIRST TREATISE. OF LOVE.
Sect. 1. Of the Necessity of Love. Against those Philosophers who teach Indifferency, saying, We must not Love any thing.
§. 2. Of Love in generall.
§. 2. Of Amity.
§. 4. Of Amity between persons of different Sex.
§ 5. Of the enterteinment of Amities.
§ 6. Of sensuall Love. Its Essence, and Source.
§ 7. The effects of Sensuall Love.
§ 8. Remedies of evil Love by precaution.
§ 9. Other Remedies, which nearer hand oppose this passion.
§ 10. Of Celestiall Amities.
§ 11. Of the Nature of Divine Love. Of its Essence, Qualities, Effects, and Degrees.
§ 12. The Practise of Divine Love.
§. 13. A notable Example of worldly love changed into divine Charity.
The second Treatise, Of HATRED.
§ 1. Its Essence, Degrees, and Differences.
§ 2. That the consideration of the goodnesse of the heart of God should dry up the root of the Hatred of a neighbour.
§. 3, That Jesus grounded all the greatest Mysteries of our Religion upon Ʋnion, to cure Hatred.
§ 4. Of three notable sources of hatred, and of politick remedies proper for its cure.
§ 5. Naturall, and Morall Remedies against this Passion.
§ 6, Of the profit may be drawn from Hatred, and the course we must hold to be freed from the Danger of being Hated.
The third Treatise, Of DESIRE.
§ 1. Whether we should desire any thing in the world? The Nature, the Diversity, and description of Desire.
§, 2, The Disorders which spring from inordinate Desires, and namely from curiosity, and Inconstancy,
§ 3, The four sources out of which ill-rectified desires proceed.
§ 4. That the tranquillity of Divine Essence, for which we are created, ought to rule the un-quietnesse of our desires.
§ 5. That we should desire by the imitation of Jesus Christ.
§ 6. The condemnation of the evil Desires of the world, and the means how to divert them.
The fourth Treatise, Of AVERSION.
§ 1. The Nature and Qualities thereof.
§ 2. The sweetnesses and harmonies of the heart of God shew us the way to cure our Aversions.
§ 3. The Consideration of the indulgent favours of Jesus Christ towards Humane Nature is a powerfull remedy against the Humour of Disdain.
§ 4. The Conclusion, against Disdain.
The fifth Treatise, Of DELECTATION.
§ 1. That Delectation is the scope of all Nature: Its Essence, Objects, and Differences.
§ 2. The Basenesse and Giddinesse of sensuall Voluptuousnesse.
§ 3. The Sublimity, Beauty, and Sweetnesse of Heavenly delights.
§ 4. The Paradise, and joyes of our Lord, when he was on earth.
§ 5. Against the Stupidity and Cruelty of worldly pleasures.
§. 6. The Art of Joy, and the means how to live con∣tented in the world.
The sixth Treatise, Of SADNESSE.
§ 1. Its Description, Qualities, and the Diversity of those who are turmoiled with this Passion.
§ 2. Humane Remedies of Sadnesse, and how that is to be cured which proceedeth from me∣lancholy and pusillanimity.
§ 3. The remedy of Sadnesses which proceed from di∣vers accidents of humane life.
§ 4. That the Contemplation of the divine Patience and Tranquillity serves for Remedies for our temptations.
§ 5. That the great temper of our Saviours soul in most horrible sufferings, is a pow∣erfull lenitive against our Dolours.
§ 6. Advice to impatient Souls.
The seventh Treatise, Of HOPE.
§ 1. The Description, Essence, and appertenances thereof.
§ 2. That one cannot live in the world without Hope, and what course is to be held for the well ordering of it.
§ 3. That God being not capable of Hope, serves as an eternall Basis to all good Hopes.
The eight Treatise. Of DESPAIR.
§ 1. Its Nature, Composition, and Effects.
§ 2. The Causes of Despair, and the Condi∣tion of those who are most subject to this Passion.
§ 3. Humane Remedies of Despair.
§ 4, Divine Remedies.
§ 5, The Examples which Jesus Christ gave us in the abysse of his suffering are most effica∣cious against pusillanimity.
6. Encouragements to good Hopes.
The ninth Treatise, Of FEAR.
§ 1. The Definition, the Description, the Causes and Effects thereof.
§. 2. Of the vexations of Fear, its Differencies, and Remedies.
§ 3. Against the fear of the Accidents of humane life.
§ 4. That the Contemplation of the power, and Bounty of God ought to take away all our fears.
§ 5. That the Example of a God-man ought to in∣struct, and assure us against affrightments of this life.
The tenth Treatise, Of BOLDNESSE.
§ 1. The Picture, and Essence of it.
§ 2. The Diversity of Boldnesses.
§ 3. Of laudable Boldnesse.
§ 4. That true Boldnesse is inspired by God, and that we must wholly depend on him to become bold.
§ 5. That Jesus hath given us many Pledges of a sublime Confidence to strengthen our Courage.
The eleventh Treatise, Of SHAMEFACTNESSE.
§ 1. The Decency of Shamefac'tnesse, its Nature, and Definition.
§ 2. Divers kinds of Shamefac'tnesse.
§ 3. The excellency of shamefac'dnesse, and the uglinesse of Impudency.
§ 4. Of Reverence due to God.
§ 5. Of the reverence which the holy Humanity of our Lord bare to his Eternall Father.
The twelfth Treatise, Of ANGER.
§ 1. The origine of Anger, its Nature, Causes, and Diversities.
§. 2. Three principall Kinds of Anger.
§. 3. The Contemplation of the serenity of the divine spirit is the Mistresse of meeknesse.
§. 4. That the example of our Saviour teacheth us the moderation of Anger.
§. 5. Politick Remedies to appease such as are Angry.
§. 6. Morall Remedies against the same Passion.
The thirteenth Treatise, Of ENVY and JEALOUSIE
§. 1. The Picture thereof.
§. 2. The Definition of Envy, its severall kinds, and first of Jealousie.
§ 3. Two other branches of this stock, which are In∣dignation, and malicious Envy, with calumny its companion.
§ 4. Humane remedies of Envy.
§ 5. Divine Remedies drawn from the Benignity of God.
§ 6. The mercifull eye of Jesus serves for an Anti∣dote against all sorts of Envy.
§ 7. A Detestation of Envie.
The fourteenth Treatise, of MILDNESSE and COMPASSION.
§ 1. The great Miseries of Manmake Compassion necessary in the world,
§ 2. The Essence of Compassion and how it findeth place in hearts the most generous.
§ 3. Moderate Saverity is necessary in govern∣ment; but it ought to be free from Cruelty.
§ 8. The goodnesse of God beateth down the rigour of men.
§ 5. The Mercles of the Incarnate word are able to soften the harshest hearts.
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To the READER.
THE DISASTERS OF SUCH As have yielded to the Passion OF LOVE AND The Glory of Souls, which have overcome it.
Observations upon the Passion of DESIRE. Wherein we may behold the misery of ambitious and turbulent Spirits.
Observations upon ANGER and REVENGE.
Observations upon ENVY Which draweth along with it Iealousie, Hatred, and Sadnesse.
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To the READER.
THE MONARCHS.
THE MONARCHS.
DAVID. SOLOMON.
ruler David
SOLOMON.
JUSTINIAN. CHARLEMAGNE. Or, CHARLES THE GREAT
ruler Justinian
CHARLEMAGNE, OR, CHARES the GREAT.
Saint LEVVIS.
Queens and Ladies.
JUDITH. HESTER.
queen Judith
HESTER.
The SOULDIERS.
JOSHUA. JUDAS MACCABEUS.
soldier Joshua
JUDAS MACCABEVS.
GODFREY of Bovillon. GEORGE CASTRIOT.
soldier Godfrey of Bouillon
GEORGE CASTRIOT.
BOUCICAUT. BAYARD.
soldier Boucicaut
BAYARD.
THE STATES-MEN.
JOSEPH. MOSES.
statesman Joseph
MOSES.
SAMUEL. DANIEL.
statesman Samuel
DANIEL.
THE RELIGIOUS MEN.
ELIJAH. ELISHA.
religious man Elijah
ELISHA.
ISAIAH. JEREMIAH.
religious man Isaiah
JEREMIAH.
S. JOHN Baptist. S. PAUL.
religious man Saint John
Saint PAUL and SENECA In the COURT of NERO.
Queens and Ladies.
CARDINAL POOL.
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The Angel of Peace to all Christian Princes.
AN ALPHABETICALL TABLE Setting down the most observable Matters contained in the two last TOMES of the HOLY COURT.