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HA

P.3.

Epifítle

go

the

Thef

tlorlïsrrr.

v is

11.t

..

bloudiefl.

And

now,

fithence they

haue

been

forced

to

breake their fwordes

into

Cthes,

theirfpeares or

welch

-

hookesintomatrockes, to

gtue vent

to

the wrangling

hu.

mour,

they ipend their time,

and

batein

perfecuting Law

fuites. And wee, Britans

of

t'other, race, are

Browne all

Camber, Camber

:

quite

changed

from'the temper

of our

peaceable

fore-fathers.That

now,writtes

walke

for words;

and

but

fub

pena, wee tread not downe

one graffe

of

our

neighbours. 7empora,

tempora.

Churclrflories record,

how vnder

bloody

perfecutions,

Bif

bops

and

other

Chriflians merited the

flile

of

the

Eons

of

peace

fo

vnanimoufly they

ftroue for the

faith

once

iuen

to

Saints,

refiáling

againftfin

to

the Redding

oftheir

eft

blood. After

when vnder Conflantine the Churches

had'refl round

about,then

fell in

domeflique Contentions,

firfi

about matter of faith;

as

in

that

peflilent

here

fie

of

Arrius.Thefe calmed,

about

primacie,and prxeminence,

and

fuch

like

trafh

;

till

at

lafi

purity

of

faith,and wor

(hip

was well

-nigh loft,

in

ahnofl the whole Church.

And we,

who

haue feene

iffues

of

fuch

contentions, wanton,

it

fhould

feeme,

with outward peace, are

rnadde

upon

quellions,

wrangle

about

trifles,

as

about

the heart and

life

of

our faith.

Per

vefcera

lefts

noftri

obfecro,obteftor,

P

Let

vsfollow

the things

that

concerne

peace,

and

wherewith

wee mey

edifteone another.

That will

neuer

bee,

till

wee

haue

learned

:

r

To

walke

by

q

one

Rule

;

That

which the

Lord

hath

appointed,

the onely Canon

and

treafure of Faith.

While

Thomas

with

his

Saint eA'riftotle and Saint Denys

muff umpire it

in

Religion;

Reafon

raufl bee

iudge

of

Faith,

in

vaine we

looke

for

ought

but

endlefi'e

quetlions

in

the Church. ie;

a:fxâiaxrareívo.

10

2

While

we

are

rfo

many

ci7laflers

;

euery one

will

bee

a

Mafier

in

Ifrael,

to

iudge whats

order and

decorum,

maruell

not if

the Church

bee filled

with contention

;

Oh

that

the

weehene(f'e

of

wifedome

were

in

vs ;

f

Eiserie

man'

to

thinke another

better

then himfelfe.

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r

Rom.t 4.r9.

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