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96

The

L

I

F

E

of

the

Part

Mt

1

conceive

they are:

:

For

if

Licenfed

at

the

time

of

the,

AO

made, what need

any new Licenfe?

That

were

but

aáum

agere,

and the Claufe

in

the

All

[unlefi

be

be

Lsccn

fed,&c.

]

in

the

manner

of

penning

(hews

that

Licenfes,

that

then

were,

were

fulficient

and within

the

Provifion

:

And the

following Claufe

as

to

the

Leaurers

is

Exprefs [nom

it,

or

!hall

be

Licenfed]

The

former

part of

the Alï

as

well as

that

extends

to

Licenfes

that

then

were. For

the

fame Licenfe

that

enables

a man

to

Preach

a

Leann

mutt

enable

a

man

to

Preach.

Q.

Whether

he be

retrained

by

the Alf

ofVniformity

to

Preach

a

Funeral Ser-

mon

or other

occalional

Sermon?

I Conceit

e

that

he

is

not

reftrained

by

this Alf

to

Preach any

Occafional

Ser-

mon fo

as

it

be within

the

Dìocefs

wherein he is

Licenfed.

Hen.

Pollexfen:

Decémb. 19.

1682.

s

77.

While

I

continue night and

day

under confiant pain

, and

often

Strong, and under the

fentence

of

approaching death

by

an uncurable

difeafe which

age

and great debility

yields

to,

I

found

great

need

of

the

confiant

exercife

of

pa-

tienceby

obedient

fubmiffion

to

Cod ;

and

writing

a fmall

Tratate

of it

for

my

own

ufe,

I

faw reafon

to

yield

to

them

that

delirad

it

might

be publick,

there

being

(efpecially)

focommon need

of

obedient patience.

,

y8.

Having long

ago

written

a

Treatife

againft

Coalition

with

Papifts, by

in

troducing a Foreign Jnrisdiaion

of

Pope

or

Councils,

I

was

urged

by

theWritings

of

Mr.

Do

mel,

and

Dr.

Saymelt

to

publilh

it,

but

the Printers

dare

not Print

it;

Entitled

England

not

to

be

perjured

by

receiving

a

Foreign Jurisdi&ion.

It

is

in

two

Parts

:

The

firth

Hiltoncal

!hewing who have endeavoured

to

introduce

a Fo-

reign

Jurisdietion, citing Papilla,

Grotius,

Arch-

Bithop

Bromhall,

Arch-

Bithop

Laud, Thorndike,

Dr.

Saymell,

Dodwell,

four

Letters

to

Bithop

tuning,

and others.

The ad part

ltrìfly

Stating

theControverfy,

andConfuting a Foreign Jurisd'idion,

agaìult which Change

of

Government all the Land

is Sworn.

I

may

not

Print

it.

§ 79.

When

lfaw the

thorns

of

Perfecution arifing by

the

Agitators

Hilton,

,Sbád,Buck,

and fach

other,

and

faw

what the

Jultíces

were

at

leall in prefent dan-

ger of,

and

efpecially how Le Strange

and

other

weekly Pamphleteers bent

all

their

wit and power

to

make

others

odious, and

prepared for deftrudion,

and

to

draw

as

many as poffibly

they

could

to

hate and ruine faithful men,

and

how

Confcience

and

Serious

piety

grew

with

many into, fuch

hatred and reproach,

that

no

men were fo

Much

abhorred,

that

many

gloried

to

be called Tories,tho

they

knew

it

was

the

name

of

the

Irffh common

murderingThieves

:

I wrote

a finall Bookcalled Cain and

Abel,

in two parts

:

The

firth

againftmalignant Enmity

to

ferious Godfinefs

;

with

abun-

dant

Reafons

to

convince

Malignants.

The

fecond against Perfecution,

by way

of

Qpære's.

I

wrote

a

third part

(as Impartial)

to tell

Dilfenters why (while

I

was

able)

I

went

oft to the

Parifh Church and

there

Communicated, and why

they

Should

not fuller

as

Separatifts

or

Recufanta,

left they

fulfer

as

evil

do-

ers

:

But wife men would

not let

me publilh

it. And the two

fiat,

the

Bookfel

Ìers

and Printers

durit not print

but

twice refuted them.

§

So. But

the third part the

Reafons

of

my Communion

with

Parilh Churches,

that

have

honett able Minifters,'

I

fent

to

one friend, who

telling others of it,

a

$ookfeller

after two

years

importuned

me

to

let

hilt Print it.

r.

The

(harp execu-

tion of

the

Law

had then brought Multitudes into Prifon andPoverty.

a. Noncon

-,

formifts both Presbyterians and Independents,

had taken

the Corporation Oath

Mid

Declaration, and

Communicated

in the Panth

Churches,

forto

make them ca-

pable

of Truth

and

Office

in

the.City ;

And

becaufe

it

feem'd

to tend to their pro-

to

/ion

and advantage, we heard

of

no

noire made againft

them by the Independents;'

but they admitted

them

as

their

Members

to

their

Communion

as

before.

I

was

againft

their

taking the Declaration, but

not

againft

their

Communicating,

but I

medled not with them.

At

lath

when

the Earl

of

Shaftsbury was

broken and

gone,

and theCity

Poe :'ér

and Common

Council fubdued

to

the

will

of the

King, the

fore

-.

fail