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.

The ninth.

In all strivings with men have a care that due respect to their persons be kept as much as may be.

IT is very observable, when God in the manifestation of his displeasure against the Devill, in the Serpent, cursed him, Then he sayes cursed be thou; but when he would manifest it against Simeon and Levi, it is not, Cursed be ye, or Cursed be they; but Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their rage, for it was cruell. You may be bitter against mens sinne, so be it you show due respect to their persons; by denying that respect you might and ought to give to mens persons, you deprive your self of that liberty which otherwise you might take in opposing their sinne, which is the thing you say you ayme only at.