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361

that

Performance,

and

not to give

a

compleat Ac-

count

of

all the Tranfa&lions

of

thofe Times. It

had

been

more conducive to

that Peace and

mu-

tual

Forbearance, for

which

Mr.

N's

Preface

declares

a

Regard,

if

he had

fuffered

this

Part

of

Hiflory

to

reft

whole

and entire

in

Mr.

Strype

and

other

Authors, who

have

largely

writ

upon

it.

If

impartial

Readers

are

convinced,

that the

Author

of

the

Hiftory

of

the

Puritans

has

greatly foftened,

or

entirely

omitted

what

is

unfavourable to

that Side,

while every thing

that

is

thought to tend to

the

Dif-

honour

of

the

Ettablilhment,

is

highly

aggravated

;

that,

were

a

Man determined

to

raife

a

Contention

among the

Proteflants

of

this

Kingdom,

he

would

treat

the

publick

Worthip

and

Government

of

this

Church, and the

great Founders

of

it

in

the

fame

Manner, and

call

them

by

the fame opprobrious

Names

as

the

Hiftory

of

the

Puritans

has

done

;

if

this thall be

the

Judgment

of

impartial

Men,

the

Writer

of

that Hitlory

mull

be

thought

no

Friend

to

Concord and mutual Forbearance,

or

utterly

miflaken

in

the

Steps he

took to

advance them.

Good old

Father

Fox,

as it

feems,

who

really

meant

to

promote

true

Piety

and Charity,

very pathetical-.

ly

recommends

a

Method

dire&ily

contrary

to

that

purfued

by

this

Hitlorian.

His Advice was, to

drop

Strype's

Ann;

entirely all

Difputes about

thefe light

external

Vol.

II!.

Ap-

things

;

to forbear all perfonal RefleEtions, or

pend.

p.

22G,

Arguments

drawn from

the Chara&ers

of

Men;

to

overlook

the

Failings

of

Protefiant

Brethren

;

to

join Hands

in

planting

the

Faith,

in

inculcating

Rogo

in

Domino,

ut

Pacem

profequamini, extirpetis

peccatum,

Evangeliflarum

opera perficiatis,

ut

de rebus his

levibus

externis non

ampliuslitigetis, ut

Regnum

Dei

pro

-

pagetis,

ut

caufam

cum

caufa in his

Controverfiis notlris,

non

perfonas, peccata,

nævos

fratrum

cum

cautis pande-

retìs,

quid vobis

cum fratre

labente

ut judicis

partes fuf-

cipiatis?

Domino

fuo fiat aut cadit. Jungamus

dextras

in

plantatione

fidei,

in

inculcatione bonorum operum, in

Jefuitarum profligatione. Hoc

of

fatis operis

pro

nobis.

Alter alterius

onera

portemus,

&

fic

adimpleamus legem

Cbrifli.

Diligamus

mutuo,

&

fic

cognofcent

omnes nos

ejus

efY'e

Difcipulos.

good