Irenicum, to the lovers of truth and peace heart-divisions opened in the causes and evils of them : with cautions that we may not be hurt by them, and endeavours to heal them
Burroughs, Jeremiah, 1599-1646.

1. Wisdome.

THe deepest Seas are the most calme, so men of the deepest judgements are most quiet. A man of understanding is of an excellent spirit, Prov. 17. 27. or thus, is of a coole spirit, for so the word signifies; his spirit is not heat with passion, there is a coole dew of examination and deliberation upon his spirit, he weighs the circumstances, consequences, and issues of things; he orders and disposes of things so,* as jarres, contradictions and oppositions are prevented. The wisdome that is from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, and easie to be entreated, Jam. 3. 17. Rea∣son and Wisdome have a majesty in them, and will force reve∣rence. Let Passion reverence the presence of Reason, sayes Basil, as children doing things unseemly are afraid of the presence of men of worth.