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