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The

to

iJ

fo

tomb

coutradiilion

of

fuck

a

friend

ofTrdt&.

As

it

is

for

God, or

for

Truth

, or

for

the

ufe

of

the

Church,

1

dare

not difiwst

it

;

but

As

it

faveuretb

of

di

f

agreement

(though

nece

fsitated

to

it

)

it

is

very

un-

grateful

to

me to

think

of,or

review. But

our

difeaf

es

mill

have

their

pains.

We

mufl bear

the

finites

of

our own

and

our

Brethren

weaknef

jes,

rather

then

negleíi

the

fer-

iice

of

Chilli,

hi

Church

and

Truth.

We quickly

par-

don

one

another,

and at

the

furthefl

Heaven

agreeth

us

,ill:

But

the

benefit

of

our

fearch

, though

mixed with

our

infirmities,

may

be

fomewbat

ferviccable

when

we

are

tone.,

The

fecundDifpatation

ss

yet

more

ungrateful

to

me,

then

the

ftrf

:

the Reverend

Brother

whom

1

contradiít

being

ds

high

and

dear

in

my

efleem

,co

moll

men

alive

;

indeed

being

an

Honour

and

Blefing

to

the

Church

in

this

unworthy

Generation. The

Lord preferve

him

long

for

bis

f

ervtee.

But

my

Defence

here

al

f

e

is

necefsitated.

I.

1

did

my heft

to

have prevented

the Necefsity

,

and

could

not

:

I

mean,

not

by

di(wading

him

from

oppof

ng

me

in

Print,

for

that

might

have hindered

the

Church

of

the

Benefit

of

his oppo/ition

(

for

ought

1

knew,

till

1

.had

feen

it

:)

But

by

trying frrfl,

whether

1

could

receive

or

give

fatisfatiion.

2.

1

had

publickly obliged

my

felt,

if

this

Reverend

Brother

did

Dr

ff

ens

,

to

fearch

again :

and

by

an Bpiflle.

became more

accountable to

the

world

for

Drfenting from

him then ether

men.

3.

His Name

defervedly precious

in

the

Church

,

both the

greater ad-

vantage

to

over

-lay

the

Truth,

where

humane imper

fetii-

on

engageth

him againfl

it.

let

do

I

not blame

him

for

beginnw

this

Contefl

with

me

;

but

take the blame

to

my

felf

that

might

occafien

it

,

by

dtlhonouring

his

Nome

by

a

temeracious

prefixing

it

to my

undigeffed

rapers

(.

though