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ENDIX.

Numb.VÏÌI.

tinder

words.

Thirdly, That

an odd [trained word

is

not to

be taken

contrary

to

theAuthor's Declaration

of

his

Judgment

in

many whole

Copious

Volumes;

loch as

I

have

written

againR Difloyalty and Schifm.

XXIL Almof

all

the

moffapproved Writers

fpeak far

more lharply without

Se-

dition.

The

words

of

Nazianzen,

Eafebites, Cbryfeflam,

Hillary,

Sabvian,

and

ma.

ny Fathers:

the

words

of

Petrarcb,. Clemangis,

Alvarra

Pelagius, Erafmur,

Janfenisr,

Glanday. Grotius,

jewel,

Bilfon,

I

am ready to cite,

far more sharply fpeaking

of

the

Sins

of

Civil and

Church

Rulers

than

ever

I

did

:

befides

filch

as

Gildar,

Groj.

brad,

ßc.

XXIII

By fuch Acculera meafures

I

am condemnable if

I

fay

but

the

dprd's

Prayer,

or the

Common

Prayer

when

I

am commanded.

`

They

may

fay

that

I

ac-

cure

the Church, when Ifay, that

[

we

bane

left undone

the things that

we

ought

to

have done, and done

the

things

that

we ought not to have done

;

and there is

`

no

health

in ns.] And

that

I

mean Rulers, when

I

fay

[

Deliver

us

from

Evil

.

and

[

Forgive our Enemies, Perfecutors, and Slanderers, and

turn their

Hearts'

and

[From

our Enemiesdefend

us,

O

Chrift ;

Gracioufly look

upon our Af-

fliétions

:

That

we

thy

Servants

being hurt

by

no

Perfecution,

may evermore

`ô'c.

That

God

will defend

us

in

all

the

Affaults

of Our

Enemies;

That

the. E-

vils

which the Craft or

Subtilty

of

the Devil

or Man

worketh againff

us

be

I

brought to nought].

If

at the Sacrament a

Minifter

fay,

[

If

any

be a

hinderer

'

of

God's Word

Repent,

or

come not

to

this

Holy Table, left the Devil en.

`

ter into

you

as

he did into yudae, and

fill

you

full

of

all Iniquities,

and bring

you to

Dellruâionof

Body and

Soul].

What Remedy have

1, if

any will

fay

that

I

mean Rulers by

thefe words

as

Silencers and Perfecutors

?

Yea,

or when

I

read

all

the

dreadful

Paffages

againR Perfecutorsin the Gofpel.

There

is

bound

up

with

our

Bibles

and Liturgies

a

Prayer

for

Families,

which faith,

[

`Confound

Satan

`

and

Antichril,

with

all Hirelings

and

Papifts whom thou

haft

already call,

off

`

into

a

reprobatefenfe, that

they may

not by

Sects, Schifms, Heretics,

and Errours

difquiet thy little Flock. And

becaufe,

O

Lord,

we

be

fall'n into the latter days

`

and

dangerous times,

wherein Ignorance bath

got the upper hand

, and

Satan

byt

his

Miniftersfeeks by

all

means

to

quench the.Light

of

thy

Gofpel, we befeech

`thee

to maidtain thy

Caufe

againithofe

ravening

Wolves,

and ftrengthen

all

thy

` Servantswhom they keep in Prifon and

Bondage.

Let not thy

Lòng-

Coffering

be

` an occafion

to

increafe their

Tyranny,

or to

difcourage

thy Children, etc.].

The

Homilies

havemany Paffages liable

to

hard Interpretations.

The

ufe

of

none

of

thefe

is

Sedition.

XXIV.

From

r6ço. to

1660.

I

had Controver

Ses

by

Maanufcript

with fame

great Doctors that

took up

with

Dr.

Hammond's

and Petavials

new

fingular

way

of

Pleading for

Epifcopacy,

which utterly

betrayed it.

They

held

that in Scripture

time all

called Presbyters were Diocefan

Bishops,

and

that

there

was

no

filch

thing

as

our

Strbjeet

Presbyters,

aad yet that

every Congregation had a Diocefan

Billion, and

that

it

was

no

Church that

had

not

fuch

a

Bithop, and

that there

are

no

more Churches

than

there

are

filch Bithops :

And

fo

when

Dioceffes

were

enlarged

as

ours, the. Parifhes were

na

Churches,

for

no

Bishop

had

more

than

one

:

And that

Subject

Presbyters are

fine

made, and are but Curates that have

no

more power than the Bittop pleafeth

to

give

them. Dr.

Hammond

in

his

Vin-

dication faith,

That

as

far

as-

heknoweth,

all

that owned

the

fame Caufe

with

him

againR the Presbyterians, were come

to

be

of

his mind herein. And we know

not

of

four

Bithops

then in

England..

And the Et

camera

Oath

and Canons

of

1640. and

the Writers that

nullified

the

Reformed Churches Ordination and

Mi-

niftry,

and

pleaded

for a Forreign

EcclefiafticalJurifdidtion,

and

for our

Re

-ordi-

nation,

all

looking the

fame

way,

I

thought

they knew

the Judgment of the few

remaining

Bithops

better than I

did,

and fometime

called

it

,

The

judgment

of

the

prefenr.Church

here,

that

is,

of thefe Church-men , and the

Englifh

Diocefans:

but

proved

that

the

Laws and

Doetrineftillowned

as

the Churches

was

contrary

to

them, and

took

the

Parilhes for

true

Churches, and

the

Incumbents true

Paftors,

and the

Diocefans

to

be over

many

Churches,

and

not

one

alone:

whereas

the

Men

that I gainfayed overthrew

the

whole Sacred

Miniftry among

us,

and

all

our

Churches

as

pf

Divine Infiitution

:

for

our

Presbyters

,

they

fay

,

were

not

in

Scripture

titewes:

Our

Parifhes are

no Churches

for

want

of

Bithops

:

our Diocefans

are no

Succeffors

of

fuck Apoftolick

Men

as

were over many Churches,

ours

ha-

ving