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Yet the knowledge of the rule, though accompanied by an endeavour to accommodate our conduct to this rule, will not of itself form a good conscience.


To set the outward actions right, though with an honest intention, and not so to regard and find out the inward disorder of the heart, whence that in the actions flows, is but to be still putting the index of a clock right with your finger, while it is foul, or out of order within, which is a continual business and does no good. Oh! 91 but a purified conscience, a soul renewed and refined in its temper and affections, will make things go right without, in all the duties and acts of our calling.

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