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Numb:

I.

APPENDIX

a

Bithop, z.

You

make me to do

it

in

order

co

prove the

Power of

Minders

impofe Hands

on the Confirmed

and

Reconciled,

when even Bilhop

Downame

brought

in

that

and thefe

Teftimonies thereto,

but

as

fubfèrvient to the

orhers.

But

perhaps

I

left

you

fotne oçcafion

of

this

tiiiflake,

to charge me with the

Words

of

the Bithop:

No,

none

at all,

I

enclofed

his

Words

with

this Mark

[

]

and

af-

ter I wrote

[fo

far

Bithop

Downame]

that there

might

be

no

place

for

fuch

an

Overfight. But where

you

talk

of

[but two Authors] for this

I thought

you had

known

how

eafÿ

it

is

to bring

more

:

For

if it

be

the Ceremony

of

favoring

Hands

that you would deny

to the

Presbyters, it was

fo

far

from being denied them

anciently,

that even

the

Englifh Bithops allowed

it them

in

Ordination,

which

is

the

greater.

If

you mean the

Power of

Confirming and Reconciling, it's known

the

Bishops

might delegate Presbyters to ir, and the

Corepifcopi

ufed it

a

yea, Peel-

byters I think in

fome Cafes. And for

Reconciliation, Bithop

Ufher

tells

you in the

Words

I

cited, that

even Deacons

ufed it

or had

it

:

Yet

is

not the Teftimony

of

thofe Authors contemptible ;

that

afcribed

to

Ambrofe,

is

taken by

Erafmus

to

be

Re-

migius

or

Anfelme ;

by Maldonate

to

be Remigiur,

by

Brugenfs

and

Bellarmine

to

be

Hiiarius

Diatoms:.

And

well

might

Downame

alledge them againft the Papifls

when

BellarmPne,

the

Rhemifls,

Alan, and others

fo

efteem them and

quote them,

as

Ambraj when

it

ferves

their

turns. And

for the

Book

of

ueit.

in vet.

er

note.

7é/l.t.

T

he

Papills citing it

(

.Bellarmine,

Harding, Turrian,

Eckuts,

Cope,

Rbemiffs,

&e.

)

Downame

might

well cite

it ad

Hominem;

yea,

ad

Rem,

it

being

matter

of

Fall

that

he fpeaks to, and the

Author

fo

ancient, that

Hierome

feems

to

take

notice

of

him.

Except.

to

Sett.

29.

In

all

this

you

fee I

have

not

difputed the Cafe with him

(but

only difcovered

to

you

his

manner)

for

that

he

himlelf

profeffes

he

is

refolved

in

this Book

to

for-

bear the Difpute,

p.

i9.

princip.

er

pag.

77. he would

give

us

to

underhand that he

bath

much more behind that he can

fay by

way

of

Argument (for

this

is

only

cry-

ing out, Popery,

Popifh,

&r.)

for Presbyters

Power

of

Governing, Excommuni-

eating, ordaining without

a Bilhop.

Let

him

be

intreated

to

do

it,

and

lay

aide

his poor

kind

of calumniating

his

Adverfary, and deal Chriftianly by Arguments

only, and he

(hall

loon be anfwered, I

believe.

For

the prefent he may know

his

Papers prevail

not,

but

only

provoke chafe he writes againft.

,

Reply to

Sea..

29.

It's

Brange

that to

call

a

Papift

a

Papift

fhould be

accounted

Calumniation!

I

profefs

to

fpeak

of

none but

Caffandrien

Papifls. I name none,

They that

are

nor

fuch,

have

no

reafon

to

fay

that Icalumniate them, when I

profeffedly accept,

and

and honour, and

feek

Reconciliation with them.

They that

are fuch, methinks,

fhould

not

be

afhamed

of

it. It's

an

ill Religion which

a Matz muff be afham

d

of

;

and an

ill

Profef ion

that

is

afhamed

of

a

true Religion.

z.

That

my Papers

pre-

vailnot

but provoke,

is

no

wonder;

a.

The

Papills I

expelled

to provoke by dif

-

covering their Defigns, and attempted not to prevail with them.

2.

The

Prote-

ftants whom

I

fpoke

to may

be prevailed

with for ought you know

:

All be

not

of

one

Spirit.

If

they

be

not, I

have Comfort

in

following Peace

as

far

as

I could,

which they will never

find

in

flying from it. While every

Man mull

be

a

Pope,

and reduce

all

the World to

his infallible

judgment

as

the only means to Peace,

and

will agree with none but

Men

of

his

ownPrinciples,

no

wonder

if

Pacificatory

At

tempts are fruftrate..

Durand,

Acentiets,

Davenant,

Hall, MelanPboss,

&c. found

that

better,

Labours than mine have been fruflrate, for

Unity,

I

biefs

God,

my

Succefs

is

far more

than ever

I

did expelf

; but

it

is

with

the

Sons

of

Peace.

Excep. to

Seib.

30.

Thefe

things

(hall

be defended againft him

(through God's Grace)

:

t.

That if

there

be

no

Bifhop in

any

Diocefs, yet

in

a

National

Church,

where many

Bithops

had

united themfelves to govern parts of one National

Church, they ought

to have

recourfe

to

force neighbour Bilhop.

a.

That if

Presbyters

(in defell of

Bithops)

might Ordain,

Excommunicate

;'yet

not

one tingle Presbyter.

;.

That

fuch

as

were never

Ordained

by Bithops

where they might,

are none

of

of

thefe Presbyters

;

none

at

all.

Reply

to Sect.

;o.

I

am

of

as

quarrelfom a

Nature

as

others

;

but

yet

I

will

not be

provoked

to turn

a

conciliatory

Defgn

into

a

Contention,

and

if I

would,

your Quell

ions

are ill fit-

ted

to our

ufe.

t.

The Firfì

will neceffarily carry

us

to difpute the

7w

Divinum

of

Bithops,

which I purpofely avoid,

and i; fhould be after

the

haft.

a.,

The

Second

C

if