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C

347

here,

as

one Inftance

among many, where Mr.

N.

has

given

Letters, without

adding the Replies made

to

them, and

produced

Objections, without taking

fufficient

Notice of

the

Aufwers

given

to thofe

Ob-

jeetions.

We

have

an InUance

of

the like

fort,

within

a

few Pages,

viz. p.423. Mr.

N.

produces

a

Letter from

the

Lords

of

the

Council,

in

order

to blacken the Archbithop, but quotes

not

a

Wdrd

of

the

Archbithop's

Letter

in

Vindication

of

him

-

felf

and

his

Brethren.

Mr.

Strype

(out

of

whom

Mr.

1N

tranfcribes the

Letter

from

the

Council)

takes

Notice

in

the

fame

Place,

that

`

This Let-

`

ter

of

the

Lords,

fo

careful for

the good

Etlate

of

the

Church,

was grounded

chiefly,

as

we

fee,

upon

Surmifes

which

they

had

taken

up

from the

`

Information

and

Reports

of

the Difaffeéled

Fation,

concerning the

great

Abilities and

Learning

of

`

themfelves,

and the

ignorant and fcandalous Lives

of

the

obedient and conformable Clergy, which

`

however

was

in a

great

Part

falfe, and

uncharita-

bly

given

out

;

and therefore

the Archbifhop, in

his

Anfwer,

made

it his

chief

Bufinefs

to

vindicate

to

the

Lords

thofe

Miniflers

from

fuch

Afperfions,

and

himfelf

and the

reit

of

the

Commioners,

in

Chewing

no

Favour

to

fach

as

deferved

Cenfure

for their

Negle&s or Misbehaviour,

and

to

thew

likewife

how

weak and ignorant that felf-

conceited

`

Party

themfelves

were!

N's

Hift.p.46o.

`

The

Puritans

laft

Refort

was

to the Archbithop

.A

Paper was therefore pub-

`

lifhed,

entitled,

Means

how

to

fettle

a godly

and

`

charitable

Quietnef

in the Church, humbly addreit

to the Archbithop,

and\containing

the

following

`

Propofals

But

the Archbifhop

would

abate

nothing,

nor

admit

of

the leaft

Latitude from

the

`

national Eftablithment.

He writ

an

Anfwer to

the

Propofals,

in

which

he

inffts upon

a

full

Con-

`

formity, telling the

Petitioners,

that

it

was

none

of

his

Bufinefs

to alter

the Ecclefiaflical

Laws, or

difpenfe

with

them;

which was all

they

were

to

`

expe&

from

him.

As

Mr.N.gave

a large

Account

of

the

Propofals,

he

ought

to

have been

mire

particular

as

to

the

An-

fwer,