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Hee says that prayer with great devotion, where God is thanked for calling us to the knowledge of his grace, Baptisme being a blessing, that the world hath not the like. He willingly and cheerfully crosseth the child, and thinketh the Ceremony not onely innocent, but reverend. He instructeth the God-fathers, and God-mothers, that it is no complementall or light thing to sustain that place, but a great honour, and no less burden, as being done both in the presence of God, and his Saints, and by way of undertaking for a Christian soul. He adviseth all to call to minde their Baptism often; for if wise men have thought it the best way of preserving a state to reduce it to its principles by which it grew great; certainly, it is the safest course for Christians to meditate on the Baptisme often (being the first step into their great and glorious calling) and upon what termes, and with what vowes they are Baptized.

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Source Notes: "The Parson in Sacraments," A Priest to the Temple, or The Country Parson (1632).

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