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An Hiflorical Prologue;

a5

a Key to

u1t ~

derftand our Eng!ijJJ Dijferen.ces.

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IT

is

'a

dreadful Infbnce of the fotri!11 de-

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ceivablenefs of Mankind, that one of

the

· · A

moO: happy Kingdoms

on

Earth,

ibould

be almofi confumed by their own hand:;,

in DiviGons infamous through the World, and

that

to this very day the

Caufe

and

Matter

of rhetl),

is hot knowh (except by the contrivet·s, among

our {elves)

by

fuch who tnadly continue the

Di–

vifions.

Nor

is it known who is in the faulr,

but

they !lrive on, accufing one another. And it's one

of the facdefi notices in this World, that fiudi–

ous Learned Pafiors that are grown old in Studies;

and profefs all to be devoted

tO

Ti·uth and Love,

are fo far from having skill and will

to

heal us,that

they are the ·men .that caufe the \.\'9und, and keep

it

open, and are greater hinderers of our Concord

and Peace, than Princes, Lords, or any Sec_ulars

:

And

what one judgeth the certain Caufe of the

Worlds Divifions, another as confidently judgeth

the only

way

to heal them

:

And both tides con–

fers while they lay

it

on

each othe-r, that it is the

Clergy that are the deadliefl Enemies of Peace.

§

II.

It

is

not the noife of Drums

and Trum–

pets, which tells an Army the caufes of the War

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The 'Mafiers of the War can chufe their own–

Trumpeters, and talk loudefi ·of that which they·

·Would

hav~t

divert men

from the true caufe.

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