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Sacraments,

no Covenant

right to

Salvation,

but

finning

again4

the Holy-

Ghoft;

and

all

for

want ofa

Miniftery derived by

an

unin=

terrupted

fucceuliion

of

Epifcopal

Ordination

from

the

Apoftles,

(and

could not by

importunity

prevaile

with

him

to

anfwer

Voetius de

defperata

caufa

Papatus,

or

my

D

f

ute

of Ordination,

at

laft

I

received

a

Letter from him, fignifying

his

purpofe,

upon

his Friends

delire

to

Publifh

his

long

Letter written to

me

out

of

Ireland

:

So

that

I

law

a

neceflìty

of Publifhing

my Treatife

which contained more

than

an

An-

fwer

to him

:

And

the rather

becaufe forne

R.

Reverend

Bithops

and

others had urged me,

to

give an Account

of the

Reafons

of

my Non-

conformity

:

So

that

I

had

not

leave

to

fupprefs

this book, nor

be

longer

filent. And

yet I

fear

that they that

fo

called

for

it, will not

eafily bear

it.

The

femme

of

Mr.

Dodwels

Letter to

me,

now

in

the

preis,

is

to

prove

the

poflìbility

of right

Difcipline,

by

our

Diocefane Gover-

ment

as

it

is,

i.

Becaufe

Magiftrates can

exercife

theirs

byas few

:

z.

Becaufe

the

Ancients

de

fallo

did

it by

fuch

:

Therefore

it

may

be

done.

To

anfwer thefe

two

is

to

anfwer

his

Letter,

which one would

think

fhould be

fo

eafy,

that

noScholar

Mould

have

need

of

help

to

do

it

r. If

any

man canby an

harrangue of

words

be

brought to

renounce

his reafon

and experience,

fo

far

as

to

believe

that the

Office

of

a Pa-

ftor may

be

performed

to

as

many

Pariffies,

as

the

Office

ofa

Major

or

Juftice of

Peace

may,

and

that

Paftors have no more

to

do

in

watching

over

particular

Souls,

inftru&ing,

exhorting,

convincing,

.

comforting, vifiting, worpihing,

Governing,

&c,

than the

works

of

a Juftice

of

Peace

amount to,

and

that

Dr. Stillingfleet

(e.

g.)

íhall

be

excufed

if

he

do

no

more

for

his

Parith,

than

Juftice

Rog.

L'EJlrange

doth,

I

undertake not

to

convince

that

man of any

thing.

Read

over

the work of

a Bifhop

as

I

have here

difcribed

it

from

the

Scripture and

Dr.

Hamondand compare

it with

a

Juftices

work,

and

if

you

can

yet,

be deceived

by Mr.

Dodwel

be deceived.

And

yet

I

think there

are in divers Parithes about

us

many

Juftices for

one

Pallor

:

I

am confident

London.Diocefs

hath

a

great number

for one

Bifhop.

And

either

our

yufiices

are

bound

(befides

what

now

they

doe)

to

la-

bour

as

much

to bring

fome

to

Repentance, and

fuch

other

work,

as

the

Paftors are

bound

to

do, or

not

:

If

not, it will

not

follow

that

as,

large

a

Circuit may

be

Governed

by

one

Pallor

as

by

one

Juftice

:

If

yea,

then

he

doth

but

condemne

the

Juftices for unfaithfulnefs

which

will

not

prove,

that

a

Pallor

mull

be

as

bad..

And.;