There Is A Lion In The Way (London’s Lamentations)

Thomas Brooks, 1670, London’s Lamentations, The Epistle Dedicatory:

Lion2010Deut. 16:20, “That which is altogether just shall you follow,” or rather, as the Hebrew has it, Justice, justice shall you follow,” that is, all manner of justice you shall follow, and nothing but justice shall you follow, and you shall follow justice sincerely, out of love to justice; and you shall follow justice exactly, without turning to the right hand or the left; and you shall follow justice resolutely, in spite of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and you shall follow justice speedily, without delays or excuses. A magistrate who has the sword of justice in his hand must never plead, “There is a lion in the way.”

Source: http://gracegems.org/Brooks2/london1.htm

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