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"All this I have done simply and plainly, without all show of learn-
"We have much better employment for our hearers than these con-
"Trouble yourselves with no controversies willingly, but how you
FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.
"All these novelties which she hath invented and intruded into the Church, she colours them with the show of ancient custom, and so, very craftily, under the name of antiquity, fights against antiquity."-BP. CowPER of Galloway.
"Let us therefore a little discuss the several differences, and (as it uses to be done, when the house is too little for the stuff) let us pile all up close together. It shall be enough, in this large harvest of matter, to gather a few ears out of every shock, and to make a compendious dispatch of so long a task."-BP. HALL, "No Peace with Rome."
"Let the vain sophistry of carnal minds deceive itself with idle subtleties, and seek to elude the plain truth of God with shifts of wit: we bless God for so clear a light, and dare cast our souls upon this sure evidence of God; attended with the perpetual attestation of His ancient Church."-IBID. "The Old Religion."
"I am not to judge of men's persons: many are called Papists, who know not what Papist means; and may live Papists, who dare not die Papists; or, if so they do, they know not what they do.”—BP. CoWPER of Galloway.
WEST TARRING, HEENE, AND DURRINGTON,
The Plain Protestant's Manual following is
WITH EVERY FEELING OF SINCERE ATTACHMENT,
(AFTER A TRIAL OF SEVENTEEN YEARS,)
THEIR AFFECTIONATE PASTOR AND FRIEND,
JOHN WOOD WARTER.
"Over nice and curious speculations become not the earnestness of holy things."- HOOKER, Eccl. Pol. v. lxxix. 7.
"It is no hard matter for an artful man, a little practised in disputing, so to confound a plain man upon almost any subject, that he shall not well know how to answer, though he sees himself to be right and the other wrong. This is an art which the Priests of Rome are well versed in. Indeed the chief part of their learning is to puzzle themselves first, and as many others as they can afterwards. But always observe this rule: STICK TO COMMON SENSE AGAINST THE WORLD; and whenever a man would persuade you of any thing evidently contrary to that, never be moved by any tricks and fetches of sophistry, let him use ever so many."-ABP. SECKER'S Sermons on Popery.
"Notwithstanding our renouncing of Popery, yet Popish inclinations be rife among us."-W. PERKINS," Reformed Catholike."