OUr work is to discover the sad and universal pollution of the Memory. And by the Memory we mean only the mind, as it extends its actions to things that are past; And thus the Scripture speaketh, 2 Pet. 3. 1. To stirre up your pure minds by remembrance. Tit. 3. 1. Put them in mind to be subject, &c. Mind is there for memory: Thus Austin also maketh memory in a man, to be either the soul, or the power and faculty of the soul: Thus the Latine Etymologers make Memini reminiscere, to come of Mens, yea Minerva made the goddesse of learning, is, Quasi Mineriva, à memini. And common speech amongst us maketh mind and memory all one, as when we say, It was quite out of my mind. &c. So that both the Scripture and the judgement of the learned, yea and the use of the vulgar will allow us to speak of the memory, as nothing else but the mind considering of things as past.