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82 The H I S TORY of the PU ITANs. Ghap. IV Queen pel for the day, and the ten commandments in Englifh, without any ex- Elizabeth, pofition or paraphrafe whatfoever. The proclamation admitsof the litany, 55g the Lord's ra cr, and the creed in En lr but no publick prayers were cr) P Y 8 .+ P P Y Hitt. Refor. to be read in the church, except fuch as w@re appointed by law, till the Vol. II. meeting of the parliament which was to be upon the 23d of 7anuary. Serype'sRn- While the exiles were preparing to return home, conciliatory letters nuts, Vol. I. paffed between them: Thofe of Geneva defined a mutual forgivenefs, and Append. e.3. prayed their brethren of Arrow, Bahl, Francfort, StraJburgb and Worms, 6. El to unite with them in preaching God's word, and in endeavouring to Return ofthe obtain fuck a form of worfhip, as they had Peen prac`uifed in the belt re- Exiles. formed churches. The others replied, that it would not be in their power naÌ VoLtó appoint what ceremonies fhould be obferved; but they were deter. p. 103, :05. mined to fubmit in things indifferent, and hoped thofe of Geneva would do fo too; however, they would join with them in petitioning the queen, that nothing hurdenfome might be impofed. Both parties congratulated her majefly's accefíïon, in poems, addreffes, and dedications of books; but they were reduced to the utmoft poverty and diflref's. They came Stiype's An- thread-bare home, bringing nothing with them (fays Mr. Strype) but vals, Val. I. much experience, as well as learning. Thole who could comply with P. t29' the queen's eftablifhment, were quickly preferred, and the reft neglected, for though fuffered to preach in the churches for fome time, they were afterwards fufpended, and reduced to as great poverty as ever. Advice offo- It had been happy if the fufferings of the exiles had taught them a little reign Di- more charity and mutual forbearance; or that they had followed the ad- vines about vice of their learned friends and patrons beyond fea, who advifed them to the.Reforma- tion. go through with the reformation, and clear the church of all the relicts of popery and fuperftition at once. This was the advice of GUALTSR, one of the chief divines of Zurich, who in his letter to Dr. Matters, the queen's phyfician, yarn. 16, 1558-9, wifhes, " That the reformers among " us would not hearken to the counfels of thofe men, who when they " law that popery could not be honeflly defended, nor entirely retained, " would ufe all artifices to have the outward face of religion to remain " mixed, uncertain, and doubtful ; fo that while an evangelical reforma- " tion is pretended, thofe things fhould be obtruded on the church, which " will make the returning back to popery, fuperftition, and idolatry, very " eafy. --We have had the experience of this (jays he) for force years " in Germany, and know what influence fuch perlons may have: Their " counfels feem to a carnal judgment, to be full of modefly, and well " fitted for carrying on an univerfal agreement; and we may well be- " lieve the common enemy of our falvation will find out proper inftru- " ments, by whole means the feeds of popery may frill remain among you. I apprehend, that in the firft beginnings, while men may Rudy