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2

divide

the

q'roteftants,

plainly enough

thew

their

Sentiments upon

this Head.

In

how many

Shapes

have

they

ap-

pear'd

?

What

Pretences,

what Intrigue,

what

Difguife have

they

not

employ'd,

to

begin or

carry

on

thofe

Animofities,

in

which

they

have found

too great

Succefs

?

'Tis

rather

to

be

wifl7'd

than

cxpeted, that

all

who have

feparated

from

the

Church of

Rome

thould agree

in

the

fame

Opinions,

or

the

fame

ex-

ternal

Rites;

but

in

mutual Forbear-

ance and

Charity

they

may

all

concur.

'Tis

more

than

time

they thould:

Duty

as

well

as

Intereft

oblige

there

to

it.

While

Popery

is

gaining

continually

upon

the

declining Intereft

of

the

Re-

formation

;

while

our perfecuted

Bre-

thren

feel,

in

the

moft

fenfilále

manner,

the

daily Progrefs

of

this

ern-el

'Super-

ftition

upon

the

Continent

and

while

the

7Emiffaries

of

Rome

are

fo

far

from

being

ina&ive

in

this

I,

jland,

at

fuch

a

Juí

ure'tis

extreamly

unfeafonahle,

and

may

be

very

_prejudicial,

to

kindle

or

revive

any

Difputes among

thofe

of

the

fame

Faith.

No

Benefit

Pure

can

arife

to

the

general

Inter&

of

'Proteflantifm,,

from endeavouring

to

convince

its Ad-

verfaries,

that

different

Parties

of

Pro

-

teftants

have

treated

one

another

as

feverel

=y

as

Papifts

have

treated

them

all,