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156 Mr. N E A L 's III Vol. of the Neal, p. 277. 2'he new Scots Bifhops were of Bi- ¡hop Laud's Principles, they fpoke favourably of Po- pery in their Sermons. Did Bifhop Laud ever fpeak favourably of Po- pery? If he did, he very much contradifted his own Writings. lyndrew Marvel, no great Friend to Bifhops, gives this Charmer of him : * ' Arch- ' bifhop Laud, who, if for nothing elfe, yet for his ' learned Book againft Fifher, deferved far another Fate than he met with, and ought not now to be mention'd without due Honour.' And Bifhop Burnet, tho' he aggravates force of his Failings, fags of him ; -} 6 That he was a learned, a fincere, and zealous Man, regular in his own Life, and humble in his private Deportment.' And Lord Clarendon obferves, That he was accufed of a Delgn to bring in Popery, and of having Cora refpondence with the Pope, and filch like Parti- culars, as the Confciences of his greateft Enemies abfolved him from. No Man was a greater or abler Enemy to Popery; no Man a more refolute and devout Son of the Church of England.' Neal, p. 282. The rchhifhop was no lefs intent upon enlarging his own'urifdiSion, claiming a Right to vifat the two Univerfities, Jure Metropolitico ; which being referred to the King and Council, His .Nlajejty wes pleafed to give 7'udgment again him- This Determination of the Council is to be met with in t Collier; where the Archbifhop's Right is let forth, not as exclufive of the Right of the Crown; for, in the fi.rft place, it was acknow- ledged to be the undoubted Right of the Crown, to vifit the laid Univerfities whenever His Majefty Rehearfai tranfprofed,, Part T. p. z$t. -;- t7ifrorv of His own Times, P 49. {; Lord dare.nJon's Vo!. II. p., +g,00 Collier, p. 766. pleafetho