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While

I

long wondered

that I

could

not

fee

what

fatisfied

both

all

the Learned Convocation,

and

the

Parliament,

for the

truth

of

the Rule

in

the

Liturgy

to find

out

L'.aer

day

for

ever,

which

is

contrary

to

our

Almanacks,

and

we mutt

all

be

filenced (and

ruined

for

Preaching)

t

nleA

we

pro

-

fefs

that

we

4Tnt

to

it,

I

met

_

ith

no

Confor-

mift

that

gave me

any

other

fàzìsfaetion,

than

to

refer

me

to

Dr.

Pell-

Book

:

And

meeting him

happily,

I

craved

his

information;

and

the

grave,

learned, honeit

Doctor

was

fo

far

from making

nee

a Conforinift,

:that

he profef

ed

the

pfage

now

is

indefenfible.]

I

was

lately

affaulted

with this,

as

the

firongeft

Argument for Conformity [Deliberate

lying

is

no

fin,

but

a

duty

when

it

Both

no

harm

but

a

neceffary

good;

Ai

by

a

Phyfician

to

fave

his

patient,or

to

fave

a

mans

life much more

toPave

fouls

by

preaching.

Anf.

This

cafe

requireth

a

longer

anfwer than

I

have here room

for

:

Briefly.

i.God

heft

knoweth

who

is

wifeitt

and

meeteft

to

Govern

the world,

for

the

good

of

all

;

and

he

forbids it.

2.

This

principle believed would make

all

men untrufiy

to

each

other,

while

every

man

would think

he

had

reafon

to

lie,

when

his

intereft required

it;

and

untruftinefs

overthroweth

all

humane

polities,

focieties

and

converte,

and

fo

would

do

a

thoufand

fold

more harm to

Kings, Sub3efts

and all,

than

the

laving

of

a

mans

life

would

compenfate.

3.

Its

hypocrifie to

fn ni' fell

that

I

may

preach

againft

fin in

others,

4.

The

Church

of

God

is

againft

this

doarine,&

farhers;And

the

heft cafnifts

have

copioufly confuted it,

though

Come

Jel

ires

are more

lax, and

ufe

to

ferve

their

intereft

by

ir.

5.At