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1

F

E

of

the

Part

III

§.

5s.

Againft this

I

Wrote

a fecond Defence which he never anfwered.

§.

55. One Mr.

Chevy

(

an

hone$

weak Melancholy -Man

) wrote

againft

my

Plea

for

Peace

to

which

I Publifhed

an

Anfwer.

§. 57.

One Mr.

Hinkley

Wrote

againft

me

long

ago , which occafioned fome

Letters betwixt

us

; and now he Publi(hed his

Part,

and

put

me

to peblifh

mine;

which

I

did, with

an

Anfwer to

a Book, called

Reflexions, &c.

and

another, called,

The

Impleader

and

a

Re- joynder

to

Mr.

Cheny

-Long

of Exeter

was

one

of

them.

§.

58. Betaufe a

Book, called,

The Counterminer

;

Le

Strange,and many

others,

endeavoured Rill,

as

their

Chief

Work,

to

perfwade Rulers and all,

that

we che-

rilhed Principles

of

Rebellion, and were preparing for Treafon,

Sedieiou,

or

a

War

:

I much

defired openly

to

publllh

our

Principles about Government and

Obedience,

but

our

Wife

Parliament-Gentlemen were

againft-

it,

flying,

You can

publilh nothing

fo

truly, or

warily,

bet

Men will

draw

Venom out

of it,

and

make

ufe

of

it againf

you. But

having been thus Ropt

many years,

it

fatisfied

not

my

Conference, and

I

publilhed all,

in a

Book, called,

A

fecund

Ilea

for

Peace.

And it

hath had

the Ittange

fate

of

Being

tlnanfwered

to

this

day

;

nor

can

I

get

them

to

take

notice

of

it

Thought

was

feared

it

would have been but

Fewel

to their

Malice,

for

fume ill

effect. I

added

to

it,

The

Nonconformifts gudgsoene

about things

indifferent,

about Scandal

;

The difference

betwer,s

Grace

and

Mora-

lity ; and

what Nonconformity

in

not.

§. 59.

Upon

Mr. H.

Dodwell's

provocation

I publifhed

a

Treatife

of

Epif

opa-

cy

that

had lain long

by me ;

which fully

openeth our Judgment aboutthe

diffe-

rence between

the old

Epifcopacy, and

our

new Diocefans, and Anfwereth

almolt

all

the

Chief

Writers

which have

Written

for

filch

Prelacy,

fpecially

Bithop

Vomnance,

Dr.

Hammond,

Saravia,

Spalatenfis, Sctavius, &c. I

think

I

may

freely

fay,

it

is

Elaborate, and had

it

not

done fomewhat

efFe&ually

in the undertaken

cafe,

fount

one

or other

would have anfwered

it

ere now.

It

makes me

admire

that

my

Cathol. Theology,

our

Reformed

Liturgy, my

Second

Plea

for

Peace,

(that,

I

fay,

not

the

firfI

alto)

and this

Treatife

of

Epifeopacy

could

never procure

an

An-

fwer

from

any

of

thefe

fierce Accufing

Men;

when as

it

is

the

Subje&s

of

thefe

Four ,

which

are the Controverfies

of

the

Age

(

and

Rage)

by thefe

Men fo

much infifted on. But

I have

fine

found forne Explication about

the

Engl

Din

-

eefanes neceffary ;

which

the

Separatifts forced me

to

publifh, by mifunderftand-

ïag

me.

S.

6o.

Mr.

Hinkley

grew

more moderate, and

Wrote

me a Reconciling

Letter

;

but

Long

of

Exceter

(

if

Fame

mifreport not the

Anonimons

Author )

Wrote

fo

fierce a

Book,

to

prove

me,

out

of

my own

Writings, to

be one

of

the

work

Men

living

on

Earth (

full

of

Faifhoods, and

old

retrafed

Lines,

and

half

Sen-

tences

) that

I

never

few any

like

it;

And

being overwhelmed with

Work

and

Weaknefs,

and Pains, and having

IeaR

zeal

to

defend

a

Perfon

fo bad

as

I

know

my

felf to

be I

yet

never Arifwered

him,

it

being none

of the matter in

Con

-

troverfie, whether I

he good

or

bad.

God be

Merciful

to

me

a

Sinner.

§.

61.

I

publifbed

alto

an

Apology for theNonçonformifts

Preaching

proving

it

their

duty

to

Preach, though forbidden, while they

can;

And

Anfwering a

Multitude

of

Objefors

againft

them-, Femlis, Morley, Gunning,

Parker, Patrick,

Pruek,

Saymell, Affiton, Good, Dodwoll,

&c.

With.

Reafons

to

prove, that

the

ho-

neit

Confortnifts

Ihould be

for

our Preaching.

S.

6z. I

publifhcd a few Sheets, called,

A

Moral

Prcgnofticatian,

what

will be-

fall

the

Churches,

as

gathered only from Moral

Caufes.

fi.

63.

Beranfe

the

accufation

of

Schifni

is

it

that

maketh

all

the

noife againft

the Nonconformifts, in the

Mouths

of

their

Perfecutnrs,

I

Wrote

a

few

Sheets,

called, A

feareh

for the Engtrfü Schifmati

4,1

comparing the Principles and Praed-

ces

of

both Parties,

and leaving

itto

the Reader to judge,

who

is

the

Schifma-

tick

-;

(hewing,

that

the.

Ptelatift6lsave

in

the

Canons

ipfo

fada,

Excommunicated

all

( Nobility,

Gentry,

Clergy and People)

who do

but

affirm,

that there

is

any

thing

finfui

in

their Liturgy,

Ceremonies,

or

Church

-

Government,

even

to the

loweft

Officer ;

And their

taws

oaft ús

out

of

the Miniftery into

Goals,

and

then they

call us Schifmaticks

for not

reining

to

their

Churches

s

Yea,

though

foe come

to

them conftantly,

as

I

have

done-,.if

we will

not

give

over

Preaching

our

felves

;

when

the

parishes I lived

in

;

°had

one

Fifty

thonfand

, the

other

Twenty

thoufand

Souls

in

it,

more

than

can

cone

within the

Church- doors.

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