“But the men told him to take care of himself, and they would take care of themselves; and as to laws and ordinances they should keep them as conscientiously as he; and as to all his pretense of inward experience, the new birth, repentance and faith, and all that, it might do for such a ragged creature as he had been. All the neighbors knew that he had been a worthless wretch, and it was well indeed that he had got such a coat to cover his nakedness; but they had always gone well dressed, and having never been so bad as he was, needed not so great a change; their laws and ordinances would save them.”
One of the earliest puritan works on the Christian battle and warfare. The Christian Warfare, 4 parts, London, 1609-18. This is his best-known work, and reached a fourth edition, 4 parts, fol. London, 1634, 33.