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Strype's

Life

of

W/hitgift,

P.

`97.

r

348

Ewer,

and

not

fatisfied

hirnfelf with

Paying

theArcla°

bithop

wrote

an

Anfwer.

The

leali

he

could

dog

was to

have

mentioned what

the

Author

he

quotes

fays

of

this

Anfwer, viz.

`

To

all

thefe

Propo-

`

fats

(which the Archbifhop faw could not

have

that

Tendency,

to fettle

a

godly

Quietnefs, what-

`

ever was pretended

by

the

Framer

of

them)

he

`

returned

brief,

butveryfull

and fufficient

Anfwers,

which

are

very

well

worth

the

confidering."

One

of

the

moll material Propofals was, that inftead

of

of

fubfcribing,

the

fufpended

Minitiers

thould give

a

Bond.

This, notwithflanding

Mr.

N

takes

no

Notice of

it,

the

Archbithop,

in his

Anfwer,

faid

he did

not miflike;

adding

an

Obfervation upon

the

Propofal.

The

Reader

will

find

them

both in

.S'tripe's

Life of

Whitgift,

Append.

N.

i6.

Lib.

3.

in

thefe

Words.

The

Propofal

is,

`

That

fuch

ho-

`

neft and

learned Minifters

as

have

been

of

late

`

deprived

or fufpended,

may

be

fuffered

to

conti-

`

nue

their

Preaching

upon thefe

Cautions

follow-

`

ing,

viz.

A

Bond

of

the

faid

Minifters,

and

force

of

the principal

Gentlemen

in

the

Shire,

that

`

they (hall

not

preach any

erroneous,

heretical

or

fchifinatical

Do

&rive,

nor

(hall in

their

Sermons,

Leetures or Preachings,

inveigh,

or

teach any

thing again(ì the Book

of

Common-

Prayer,

Ar-

ticles,

and

making

of

Minifters, nor

againfi the

Dignities

of

any Archbifhops, Bifhops,

or other

`

Ecclefiaflical

Perfons,

by

what

Name

fòever

they

`

may

be

called;

but

föberly to teach Chrift Jefus

crucified,

and

by

no

means break or di(turb

the

`

Order

of

the

Church,

but

by

all Means

they

can,

`

uphold and maintain

the

fame, and

withliand

all

fuch

as

(hall

wilfully

and

wittingly attempt

any

thing to the

contrary."

To

which

their

Propofal

the Archbithop made

the

following Anfwer.

"

I

do

`

not m:Jlike

of the Bond;

but

he

that

(hall

enter in-

`

to

it,

and

yet

refufe

to

fubfcribe, in

my

Opinion,

`

is

either

a

meer

Hypocrite, or

a

very

wilful

Fel-

low

;

for

thu

Condition

containeth

more

than doth

'

the

Subfcription.

Mr.

N.

in

tranfcribing

the

Sth

Article or

Pros

pofal,

has

greatly altered

it;

he

declares

it

was,

that

`

Midwives and

Women

may

not

baptize."

The