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The

Preface:

(though nothing

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tgh

ept:ma:to

o,

and

Aliettivn

y

Motive.)

The

Letters

that

raft

between

sis

were

never intended

for

the

view

of

the world

r

And

therefore

1mull

de

fire

the Reader

to

remember

it,

if

[onetime

1

be

more

prefsing

and vehement,then'manners and

reverence require

;

be-

caufe

we

life

to

fpeak

freelier

its

private

among

Piends,

then in

the

hearing

of

the world.

tAnd

yet

I

thought

it

my

duty

now to

joyn

them with

the

refs

for

theft

,deafens.

.

Becaufe

fome pa

ff

ages

in

the

Writings

of

this

Reverend

Brother,

do

in

a

manner

invite

me to

it.

2.

Becaufe

the

matter

requireth

me

to

fJ

eak

the fame

things

;

and

there-

fore

it

is

as

good

affix

the old

,

as

be

at

the fame

.labour

needlefly

again. 3.

And

it

can b`

no

wrong

to

him,

be-

e-dale

it

is

my

own

Papers

that

are the

nain

bulk

of

what

1

publi

fh

:

His

Letters

being

brief

,

and annexed

but as

the

occafions

of

mine.

4.

But

of

ecially,

1

was

brought

to

think

it

meet,

by

the

open

blame

that

I

have

received

from

fame very

dear

and

Reverend

Brethren,

for

not pre

-

ventingthis

publike

Conte

ft. And

therefore

.I

thought

good

to

let them

fee,

that

1

was

not

wholly

wanting

to

pre

-

vent

it.

if

there

be

any

pikes

inthefe

Writings

too

eager

or

.provoking

(which

I

mu

fl

needs

fu

fpeti

even

where

1

have

not obferved them, as being

confciotss

of

too

keen

a

fide,

forgetting

the

per.

funs

while

1

freak

meetly

to

the

words

and matter,)

1

do

intreat

my

Brethren

to

pardon

it,s

be-

ing

not defigned

to

their

provocation

or

di(honour,and

ruI

_heartily

do

the like

by

theirs,

and

as

1

hope

God

will

do.

both

theirs

and

mine.

And

1

do

adjure the

Reader

tAbe'

lieve

that

this

Controverte

:

for

all

our

infirmities

is

ma-

naged with

a

very high

efleem

and

honour-

of

thole

Reve-

tend

Brethren,

whores

lam

nece

f

citated

to ,t7ainfay.

Nor

n>>1uld