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LXVIII.

St. MARK Chap. XII. Ver. I, t9

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i, One of his disciples faith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones, and what buildings are e bere.

2. And Fesus answering said unto him, Seeft thou these great buildings ? there mall not be left one stone upon another, that fall not be thrown down, &c.

15. Then tet him that is on the house-top, not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house.

LXIX.
Mary Magdalen with her. Box of

Ointment.

T wealthy Simon's pleasant Country-Seat,
Where oft our Lord did with the Twelve

retreat;
Their courteous Host a Banquer did prepare,
And beautçous Magdalena's self was there :
With Love and Grief contending in her Breast,
The Penitent approach'd their heav'nly Guest:
A Vial of the purest Nard she brought,
Thar e're for thrice its weight of Gold was bought,
Which o're his Head the broke, the rich Perfume
Diffufing all Arabia round the room.
False Judas strait with Indignation cryd,
This Waste might to the Poor have been apply'd.
Blame not, our Lord rejoyns, her pious Care,
Against my Fun'ral she did this prepare ;
The Poor you always have, (but I must go)
And when you please to them may Pity show:
Whilst the good Deeds this Penitent has wrought,
Shall thro’the World be with iny Gospel taught,
As long as Earth remains, or as the Sun
Shall round the radiant Belt his glorious Circle run.

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LXIX.

St. Mark Chap. XIV. Ver. 3,4,5,6.

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3. As he sat at meat, there came a woman, having an alabaster-box of ointment of Spikenard, very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it upon his head,

4. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made ?

5. For it might have been sold more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

6. And Jesus said, Let her alone, why trouble ye her ? she hath wrought a good work on me.

LXIX.

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LXX. The Resurrection of Christ declared by an

Angel to three Women. SCarce had the sober Morning's doubtful Ray

Beckon'd the Sun and warn'd the Shades away, When the cwo Maries went with pious Care, T'anoint their Master in the Sepulchre : Concern'd, as through the filent Shades they come, To move the pond'rous Stone which clos'd the

Tomb. That Care was vain, their kind celestial Friend Had rolld it thence, they to the Vault descend; When loe, a Forin adorn'd with heav'nly Grace, Immortal Youth fat smiling in his Face: In long white Robes of pureft Æther made, And his own native Light and Flame array’d; And to the trembling Women thus he said. --I know your Cares, dispel your causless Fear, Jesus you seek, he's Risen, he's not here. The joyful News to his Disciples bear, For Galilee he's gone to meet 'em there.

They went, but till they to th' Apostles come, To none the Vision tell, amazement ftruck 'em

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LXX St. Mark Chap. XVI. Ver. 2, to 8.

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2. Very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun, &c.

5. And entring into the sepulchre, they favo s young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment ; and they were affrighted.

6. And he faith unto them, Be not affrighted : ye feek Fesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: be is risen, he is not bere : behold the place where they laid bim. 7. But go your way, tell his disciples, &c.

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