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the Concernment of the World) if a Man spent his Reputation all at once, and ventur'd it at one Throw: But if he be to continue in the World, and would have the Advantage of Converfation whilft he is in it; let him make use of Truth and Sincerity in all his Words and Actions; for nothing but this will laft and hold out to the End. All other Arts will fail, but Truth and Integrity will carry a Man thro', and bear him out to the laft. It's Solomon's Obfervation, that the Lip of Truth is eftablished, but a lying Tongue is but for a Mo
Every Man will readily grant, that Truth and Sincerity are great Virtues, and Arguments of a generous Miud; but that there is fo much of true Wisdom in them, and that they really. ferve to profit our Intereft in this World, seems a great Paradox to the Generality of Men, and yet I doubt not but it is undoubtedly true, and generally found to be fo in the Experience of Mankind.
Laftly, To what Purpose fhould one be fo cunning when our abode in this World is fo fhort and uncertain? Why fhould any Man, by diffembling his Judgment or acting contrary to it, incur at once the Displeasure of God, and the Discontent of his own Mind; efpecially, if we confider, that all our Diffimulation fhall one Day be made manifeft, and published on the open Theatre of the World, before God, Angels and Men, to our everlasting Shame and Confufion?
Let us then be now what we would be glad to be found in that Day, when all Pretences
fhall be examined, and the clofeft Hypocrify of Men fhall be laid open, and dafh'd out of Countenance; when the Secrets of all Hearts fhall be difclofed, and all the hidden Works of Darkness fhall be revealed; and all our Thoughts, Words and Actions, fhall be brought to a strict and fevere Trial, and be cenfured by that impartial and infallible Judgment of God, which is according to Truth in the Day when God fhall judge the Secrets of Men by Jefus Chrift..
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