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V

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n.i

V.

V

E

R

S.

17,18.

The

salutation

of

me

Paul

with mine

owne

hand,

which

is

the

token

in

emery

Epistle,

I

write.

The

grace

of

our

Lord Iefiu Chrift,6e

with

you

all,

omen.

IN

it

are three

things

:

the

maine

matter

or

svyq;verf.

t8.2

the forme or manner,wsth

mine

owne

hands.

3

fpe-

cification

of

the

end or vfe,

of

conueyance

in

that manner,

to be

thefiirgne

oferery

E'pi.flle.

The matter

or

Évx,

-ye

may

obferue

to be for

fubftance

the

fame,

in

allFaúis

Epiftles

:

fpecif

cation

of

the

forme,

common

to

this

with the

firfi

fent

to

Corinth,

and

that

to

Colloffe,

Col.

4.18.

peculiarto.this

is,thefignification

of

the

end

he

aimed

at,

in

choofing

that

forme

of

fubfcribing

:

that

is,

to

characterize

his

Epiftles,

that

they might

bee

difcerned from

counterfeits, if

any, by

impudent

fi.aion

or forgerie

of

falfe

Teachers,

fhould

be fathered vp-

on

him.

Where,

if

the

quiere

be, what,

in

the

falutatien,

is

in-

tended the

figue

or character

of

diftin

&ion

?

thus

you may

concciue.

Not

the iuxñ,

or matter

ï+lone

:

for t

its

not

much different

that Peter

bath

in his

clofe, i

'Pet.

ç. 14.

2

and

how

eafely

had

that bin imitated

by

folle

Apofiles?

Rather

Pains

ftyle,

or

charaEter,

or,

as

we tearme

it,

his

hand,

faflaioning

the

áv;

i

in

fuch

figure

of

literal! chara&-

ers ,

as

hardly or not

at

all

could be framed by

counter-

feits.

It

fhould

feeme

the learned

Scribes

of

thofe times,

were not

fo skilful]

in

that

diuellifb Art

of

forgerie,

as

now

are the bafea amongfl our

mechanicke

Scriveners: whi-

ther

learnd

they it

of

the diuell

?

or

the diuell

of

them?

But,

audacioufnefie

of

Hcretiques hath

neuer bin

lefTe

then

impudence

:

what forehead,but

frontlefí'e,durft

haue

attempted,

fathering their

fictions

on

Apoftles

yet

fur -

uiuing,

Strange

not, to

fee

like impudencie at this

day

in

the

Sectaries

of

Antichrifi.

Out

of

like forge came the Recan-

tation

óf

"Mafier

Beza;

famed

to

bewaile

his

oppofïtion

to

Peperie

L