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Part

Ill.

l

everend

Mr.

Richard

Baxter.

189

Book alfo, and my

Prognostication, and, (

which I

molt valued

)

my

True

and

only way,

of Vntverfal

Concord,

worn Railed

a,

but never Answered

(

that I

know

of

)

no more than thofe fore

-

mentioned.

§.

64. One

Mr.

Morrice,

Chaplain

to

Arch-hifhop

Sandcroft,

Wrote

a

Learned

and

Virulent

Book

again1E

my

Abffrail

of

the

Hijory

of

BJhops

and Councils;

and

against

afmall

Book

of

Mr. DavidC3erkfon, against

the

Antiquiy of

Diocefanes:,

To

this

Mr.

Clerkfon

and

I

conjoyned

our

Anfwers

; In mine,

s

Epitomized

Yob

Ludolphus

Hiftory of Habaffa

in

the

Preface

;

and,

I

think,

fufficiently Vindicated

my

History

of

Councils

fo

think

they

that

were greatly taken with Mr. Mor-

rice's

book

till

they

fw

the

Anfwer.

And

Mr.

Cterkfon

hach !hewn

himfelf fo

ninth

better

acquainted

with

Church

Hillery

than they

, that whether

they will

attempt

to

anfwer his

Teftimonies

(

and mine in my

Treatife of

Epifcopacy

)

which difprove

the

Antiquity

of

Diocefanes

or

will

trait

only

to poJefon,

pow-

or

and

nafe, I

know not.

L.

65. Mr.

H.

Dodroell,

and

Dr.

Sherlock,

by publick accufation , called me

out

to

publilh

a

Book called Ast

Anfwer to

Mr.

Dodroell

and

Dr.

Sherlock

confuting

an Vniverfai

Humane

Church

-

Sovereignty, Aristocratical and Monarchical, as Church-

Tyranny and

Popery

and defending

Dr.

Ifaae

Barrow's

Excellent

Treatife

against

it.

(

For

Dr.

Tilkifon had

newly

Published

this Excellent Polthumous-

Treatife,

and

Sherlock

quarrel'd with

it.)

In

this'

I

confuted Mr.

Dodwell's

Treatife of

Sehifnr,

and

many

of

his

Letters and

Conferences

with

me which

I

think he

will pafs

by,

left

his own

Reply

should make

thofe know him who read not

mine.

§: 66. In

a

short

time

I was called

with

a

grieved

heart

to

Preach and Publifh

many Funeral

Sermons,

on

the

Death of

many Excellent Saints.

Mr.

Stabbes

went firft,

that

Humble

, Holy,

Serious Preacher ;

long

a

blefhng to.

Gloucejierfhsre

and

Somerfetffiire

and

other parts , and

lastly

to

London

I

had

great

reason

to

lament myparticular Lofs

of

fo

holy

a

friend,

who oft

told

me

,

That

for

very

many

years

he

never went

to

God by

folemn Prayer

without

a

particular remembrance of

me

:

but of

him before.

Next

died Mrs. Coxe,

Wife to Dr.

Thomas

Coxe

(

now President

of

the

Lol-

ledgge

of

Phyfcians)

a

Woman

of

fuch

admirable

compofure

of

Humble, Serious

Godliness

,

meekness

patience exaftnefs

of

Speech

and

all behaviour

and

great Charity, that

all

that

I

have

fail in

her

Funeral Sermon

is much

fhort

of

her worth.

Next

died

my

molt

intire

Friend Alderman

Henry Afhburjt, commonly

taken

for the melt

exemplary

Saint

that

was

of

publick notice in

this City

; fo

found

in

Judgment,

of

fuck

admirable Meeknefs, Patience, Univerfal

Charity,

Studious

of

Good

Works,

and

large

therein, that

we know

not

where

to

find his Equal.

Yet

though

furls

a

Holy

Man,

of

a

flrong

Body,God

tryed

his patience by

the

terrible

Difeafe

of

the

Stone

in

the

Bladder

;

And, in extremityof torment

he endured

to

be

Cut, and two broken

Stones

taken out by

Thirty

pieces and

more, with

ad-.

mirable patience: And when

theWound

was almost healed, he was fain

to

be

Cut again

of

a

third

Stone

that

was

left

behind

y

and

after

much

fuffering and

pa-

tience, died, with great

peace

and quíetnefs

of Mind

;

and bath

left behind

him..

the

perfume

of

a

most

honoured Name, and

the

Memorials

of

a

moft ,exemplary

Life,

to

be

imitated by

all

his Defcendents.

Next

my

dear Friend

Mr.

Bohn

Carle, of

juft

the

like

temper

of

Body

and

Soul,

having

endured

atChirbefter many years

Torment of the

fame Difeafe coming

up

to

be Cut, died

'before

they

could

Cut him,

and had

;

uft

three

filch

Stones in

his

Bladder

as Mr.

AfhurJPs

were:

his

worth is

known in

Gloucefter,

Chichefter,

Lon-

don,

and by

his

Writings to

the

Land.,.

to

be beyond what

I

have publilhed

of

him;

in

his Funeral Sermon.

He having lived in my

House

before, and greatly honou-

red

by

my

Wife

;

She

got

not

long after

his excellent

Exemplary

Wife (Daugh-

ter to

Dr.

Troifs)

to bè

her

Companion,

but

enjoyed

that

comfort

but

a

little

While, which

I

have

longer

enjoyed.

§.

67..

Near

the

fame

time died

my

Father's

feeond

Wife, Mary, the Daughter

Of

Sir Thomas Hunks;

and Sifter

to

Sir

Palle

Flunks,

the

King's Governour

of`

Shrewsbury

in

the Wars

:

Her Mother,

the

old Lady

Hanks, died

at

my

Father's

Houfe,

between Eighty and One hundred years old.

And

my Mother-in-Law

died

at Ninety,

fix

(of

a.CaSiei

)

in perfe£t Understanding, having lived

from

her

youth in

the

greateft Mortification, Austerity

to

her

Body, and cnnftancy

of

Fray er and all

Devotion,

of

any one

that

ever

I knew

r

Iii

the

hatred

of

all

fines

ftriltnu

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