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Pi

fa)

had left upon the Peoples minds, with the

general murmur at their frufiration.

2..

The hor–

rid CorruPtion of the Clergy by grofs Ignorance,

palpable Errours, Pride, Covetoufnefs, and almofi:

all

iniquity, which made even nature

}oa~h

them:

Whereupon the old

Bohemian

complamts were

re–

affumed, and

Teceliuis

Indulgencei provoking

Lu–

ther,

he 01wakened the ·univerfity of

Wittenburg,

and they the Princes and Learned

~en

of

Germany.

§

IX.

At their

firft

awakening, they coming

·newly out ofdarknefs, were fenfible of little but

the grofs fort of corruptions, which men of com–

mon fenfe and morality

might

perceive : And

few had fiudied the Ciife ofa Pretended Univerfal

Jurifdittion, being bred up in the Reverence of

that Church Unity for which it was pretended :

But one Truth let in another till the cafe became

very commonly underfiood.

·

Accordingly men fell into three Parties.

r.

The

worldly Clergy was againll: Church-Parliaments,

unlefs fuch as would obey the Pope, · and againll:

Reformation, ·faying, The Pope was fitteft to do

what was to be done, for Councils and Popular

Humours would never know where to fiop, but

would break down all the Churches firength and

glory.

,2.

Luther's

Party (after their riper thoughts)

were for fuch a Reformation as confified in a nul–

!ifying of the Papal Church and Separation from

It,

as no True Church, but the Seat of Amichrilt.

3.

A

moderate fore of Papills were for reforming

'

of

many

things in

the

Roman Church, but not for

null~fying

it. They were for· reconciling t_he t\VO

Parties,

an~

for fubmiffive Conformity, but

not

for Sepa1:at10n. Such were

julim Pflug;

Sidonim,

and

Agpcola,

who drew

up

the

Interim,

and alfo

EiJ[mus,