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TEmperance, is a measuring of affections according to the will of reason, and a subduing of lust vnto the Square of honestie. Yea, and what one thing doth soone mitigate the immoderate passions of our nature, then the perfect knowledge of right & wrong, & the iust execution appointed by a law, for asswaging the wilfull? Of this vertue there are three partes.
  • Sobrietie.
  • Gentlenesse.
  • Modestie.

Sobrietie, is a brideling by discretion, the wilfulnesse of desire.

Gentlenesse, is a caulming of heate, when we begin to rage, and a lowly behauiour in al our bodie.

Modestie, is an honest shamefastnesse, whereby we keepe a constant looke, & appere sober in all our outward doings. Now, euen as we should desire the vse of al these vertues, so should we eschue not only the contraries hereunto, but also auoid al such euils, as by any meanes do withdrawe vs from well doing.

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