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112 is primarily but from aragotxós, ut accola, that [Paraci buic dicuntur qui Anon ati> quodaccoluit (not that dwell near a thoufand or many hundred feveral Churches) .unde & eragoiid a curia & vicinia conventus (not many hundred Conventions ) acco_ larum coitioQ congregatio, hoc porachiam divot abfurde. Much more would they call the newer Notionof a . Diocefs-Parilh like ours, abfurd. to Heb. 1 1. 9. and Zak, 24. 18. Ail 7.6. t Pet. 2.1r. I Pet. I. 17. Att. 13. 17. Aí1.7.29. Eph. 2. 19.. (which are all the places in thenewTeftament where thefe words are uléd that I knowof) the Dr. himfelfinhis Annotations doth not oncepretend that the word. is ufed inhisProvince fenfe : And is not Clemens and Polycarp lifter to ufe. the word in the Scripturefenfe,than in this aliene fenfe,that fnce came into theChurch ? Wemutt therefore take leave, till betterproofof the contrary, to expoundClemens, ,Polycarp, and Ignatius, meetlyby [1;i/owning andcohabiting in fuch avicinityatPer- fonal And Congregational Communion required. . But his only feerningproof is (again) becaufe PauCs Epiftle to the Corinthians,was -to the ProvinceofAebaie, To which again I anfwer, that Paul's Epiftle to the Eorintbians was tobe communicated to all Achaia (and after to all the World ; ) but that maketh not Corinth, and Achaia, nor [the Church at Corinth,] and [the Churches ofall Achaia] to be the fame :(Nay,Paulexpreflydiftinguifheth them by the .Conjunction,as aforefaid ; elfe his wordswere Tautological, if by [To the Church ofCod, which isat Corinth, with all the Saints whichare in all Achaia] he had. meant [To the Church ofGod, which is in all Achaia, with the Saints that are in all Achaia] And I had thought all Achaia had been more than aParifh, even as the word rr o'uk was ufed Ecclefiaftically in thofe times, in the opinion of the Diocefaue. Divines themfelves. And fomuchofDr. Hammond,and all that have writtenforour Prelacy. The Oppofers of Prelacy. Tonamethe Authors that writeon the other fide (or fome of them) is enough, tit. 1. Beta, 2. Cartwright, 3.7acob againft Downante, 4.Didoclane alias Ca'derwood's Altare Damafcenum, 5 Learned Par1¿ Polit. Ecclefiaß. (not fo florid as his Treat. of theCrofs, but more nervous) . 6. Holy and.Learned Paul Baine(Perkin's Succeíl.ór) his Diocefan'sTryal,lhórt and nervous in Syllogifms. 7.SaÌmafius in 2 Books (Apparat. adprimat. P. &Wald. Adeffalinus,)8: Before him GerfomBucer differt.deGubern.Ecclefia, againstDowname, large and learned. 9. fer.. Burroughs, in 2or 3 fheets, .Argumenta- tively. 10. Prins unbilhoping ofTimothy. and Titus, z t. Dr. Baflwick's. Flagellum Pon.. Hillis & Epifcoporum Latialium(oratorical) r 2. And Each are Milton. 13 Smetlymnuus, that is,Steph. Martha', Edw. Calamy, Tho. roung,Mat. Newcomen, and Will. Spurflow And adefence ofit. i4,The Lend. Minifters jus Divinum, Fresh. Cr MieifI. 15. The life ofWight Papers.16. Day. Blonde! (thatwonder of the world,for Chronology and Hiftory.) Afew leaves of wholeover-largeCoiled i ons,Dr.Harnmond hath Anfwer- ed,as you havelìeard,and given his teafon for goingno further,becaufe Blond. extend- eth the Minifterial Parity but to 14o. But to us itisnot fo inconfiderable to fee by what degresthePrelacy rofe,and to fee it proved fo copioufly,that even in after Ages thefpecies extent and ofChurches,and th,Order orSprcies of Presbyterswere not alter- ed, notwithftanding accidental alterations.And therefore I flail undertake to bring proofenough ofwhat I nowplead for from times much lower than 14o,fuchas I think the impartal will reft fatisfied in,though irtereft and preconceived Idea'sarefeldom faisfied, or conqueredby a Confutatiba. Cap.