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English Roman Catholick Nobleman, ini. ANDA GENTLEMAN

His FRIEND of the
Church of ENGLAND.

Lord. TT is hard that by your late A& of

: Parliament I must either lose my :: Estate or change my Religion.

Gentleman. I think your Lordship ought not to lose your Estate, till you have first confidered how far your Conscience will allow you to Conform to what is required of you,

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L. If I thought I could save my Soul in the Church of England, I would think my self obliged to preferve my. Right and Pofterity.

. Pray, My Lord, what is there in the Communion of the Church of England should inake you think your Soul in any Danger? Would there be any Hazard of your soul if there were no Invocation of Saints that are Dead in the Publick Offices of the Church No Pidures or línages of God to be feen there : No Elevation of the Hoft, which was but of late Years brought into the Church : No Prayers for Souls out of Purgatory : If the Publick Prayers were in the outgar Tongue. And if the Sacrament were given in both Kinds ? For these are all the differences you will find betwixt your Publick Offices and ours. . ?

L. But I must keep in the Communion of the Church, else I think I cannot save my Soul.

G. Your Lordflip means in the Communion of the Church of Rome.

(1) L. Yes, for she is the Mother Church, and Center of Unity to all other Churches, infomuch that who are not of her Communion are out of the Pale of the Catholick Church.

G. My Lord, it is certain that Jerusalem was the Mother Church, where Chrift first planted the Gospel, and Commanded that it Hhould be thence propagated to all other Nations, as he himselffaid, beginning at Jerufalem,

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