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C354

this

is

true

;

he

neither did,

nor

could

comply with

it, which

would

plainly

have appeared, had

Mr. N.

given

us

the

Words

of

the

Author,

which are

thefe-

Life

of

Whit

-'

There

was to

be a

Vifitation

of

the

Univerfity

sift,

p. 5.

' of Cambridgein

order

to the fuppremng

of

pre-

'

tended Herefy

and

for

the

urging

of

Popery

`

upón

the

Fellows

and

Scholars,

and

obliging fuch

as

were

qualified

to take

the

firilTonfure.

Whit-

'

gift

was

one

of

thefe;

being

Mailer

of

Arts, and

forefeeing

his

Danger, not only

of

Expulfzon

out

`

of

the

Univerfity,

but

further

of

his

Life,

fence

he

COULD

NOT COMPLY

with

what would

be

re-

'

quired,

he

refolved with himfelf

to

leave the

Col-

'

lege, and depart

abroad,

and

fojourn

as

well

as

he

could, among

the

faithful Exiles.

But

Dr. Peirce

the

Master,

underfanding

Whitgift's Purpofe, and

obferving

him

fixt

in

his

Religion,

by

the

many

good Arguments

he ufed

(which

the

Dr.

would

often

fpeak

of

afterwards)

he bad

him keep

his

own Counfel,

and

by

no

means

utter

his

Opini-

'

ons,

whereby

he

might

be

brought into

Queftion,

and he

would conceal

him

without incurring

any

`

Danger to

his

Confrience in this

Vifitation

Whitgift therefore obtaining

this

Favour

(not

without

fume

fpecial

Providence towards

him

and

this

Church,

and the

Univerfity

of

Cambridge)

'

continued

in

the

College throughout

the

danger-

`

ous

Reign

of

Queen

Mary,

having

the Advantage

of

plying

his

Studies,

and

improving

in

good

ufeful

Learning,

and efpecially

of

examining more

narrowly

the

Controverlies between

the

Roma-

`

ni

is

and the

Reformed,

and fo

confirmed

himfelf

more

in

the

true

Religion."

This,

when

Mr.

AT.

has

tranfcribed it,

is

complying with Popery

ZV's

Hill.

p.

S38.

'

To

render

the

Puritans odi-

ous to

the

Publick,

all

Enthufialls,

without

Di-

'

llin

&ion,

were ranked among

them;

even Hacket

and

his

two

Prophets, 4rthington

and

Coppinger

-

--

whereas there was

not

a

fugle

Puritan

concerned

'

with

them.--

---Mr.

Cartwright writ

an

Apolo-

'

gy

for

himfelf

and

his

Brethren,

againfl the

Aiper-

e

(ions

of

Dr.

Sutcliffe,

in which

he

declares

he

had

never teen Racket

nor Arthington, nor

ever

'

had