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Same Objections confiderød - - Ibid.
SECTION VI. An Objection, from the Council of Chalcedon,
consider’d Another, from Linus or Clement? . 88 A Third Objection, from the Author of Moiens
sûr's, doc. : A Fourth Objection, from the Pope's being called,
Colleagwe, Brother, &c. A Fifthobječtion, from the Pope's not having the
Right of convening General Councils. 91 A Sixth Objection, from the Popes not presiding
in the First General Councils
100 of our Saviour's Promise to ś. Peter 102
A Pasage of S. Jerom Whether the Imperial Greatness of Rome gave it its Supremacy
105 Of S. Gregory
. 106 A Pallage out of S. Jerom's Epift. 57. 107
SECTION VIII. of their counterfeit Miracles of Praying to Images
10g Of Private Füdement
112 Of John Baprift's tro Heads
115 A hameful flirt at the Holy Scripture 117 An Objection to the Canon of Scripture refuted 118 The 'CONCLUSION . 120
C A SE * Farther Stated.
The. INTRODUCT:I o N.
É L İmet, Sir. Since you
have undertaken to encounter my good friend, the Author of the Cafe Re
ftated; who is fince dead, and so not in a Condition to speak for himself, I. hope you will not be offended, that I, as a dutiful Son of the same Church with him, take upon me to appear in his stead, to maintain those Truths he has asserted in its Defence.
Member of the Church of England, By no meanis, Sir : only I must beg to be excus'd, that my Circumstances will not allow me to engage in so large an Undertaking, as it would be to consider the several Attacks' you have made upon some of l . B
our most eminent Writers against your Church and Religion. This is a Work I must leave for such as have more leisure for Controverly than I have ; and whose Condition may enable them bercer to get Books of this nature printed than I can. Which makes it necessary for me to apply my self more particularly to what concerns the Cafe truly Stated ; in Relation to which you chiefly infift upon the Question of the Supremacy.
R. C. I do so.
M.C. E. For this Reason I shall take leave prefently to treat with you about it. But I am firit to return you Thanks in the Vindicator's Name, for the undeserv'd Compliment you bestow'd upon him, in the entrance of your Preface to the first part of the True Church of Cbrist pew'd, &c. and to assure you chat if it be spoken ironically, he fhall not be at all concern'd at it, but if in. tended as an obliging Encomium of him, he is too sensible of his own Defects to value himself apon it; how much soever he may be engag'd to you for it. But I am not willing to decain you in the Porch; and therefore having thus dis. charg'd my Truft in this Respect, if you please, we will proceed to your objections, to consider the weight and force of them.
R. C. With all my Heart, as soon as you please.
M. C. É. The Point then we are chiefly to insist upon is, as I said, the Supremacy:
R. C. And what have you to say against it? . M. C. E. My Bufinefs I take it, is rather to hear what you have to say for it ; and of what use all you can say will be for upholding fo great, indeed so insupportable a Weight, as will lye up on it. Be pleas'd therefore to begin.
R. C. That I Thall do most ceadily. '
S E C T. 1. RCU O U cannot but have obsery'd, that
T I begin with telling you, (a) tho the Church and State may comprehend the very same Pera Sons, they have yet to different á Relation both to the End, the Principle, and the Rules of Government, that he who is the Head in either of them, may be à Subje&t in the other.
M. C. E. Very well, Sir : And I hope you do not expect I will contest this with you: Nor do I see any thing in our 37th Article that requires it of me ; neither can I apprehend why you menciond it, but only to have a Flirt ac King Henry the VIIIch, who you may remember, tho' he quarreld with the Pope and disown'd his Supremacy, liv'd however and died in the Profefsion of the Remiff Religion. And so whatever Objections you have against him terminare in one amongst your selves.
R. C. He not only disownd the Supremacy of St. Peter, but was guilty also of most vile and abominable Sacriledge, in Jeizing the Lands and Revenues of a great number of Religious Houses, p. 2.
C. E. I have already told you, it was one who professid himself of your Church, that did this. It was also in your Church, and by the Popes themselves, (b) that the Tithes were taken away from the Churchimen, (c) to whom alone, (F. Simon acknowledges) they belong according to botle Natural and Evangelical Law, and the Monks endowed
therewith, which was no better (a) than sacrilegious Robbery of the Parishes from which they were caken: and not only so, but private Men would also have Churches, of which they received the Profits, in limitation of the Canons and Monks, and bad the Cure supplied" by Vicars. The same F. Simon teil us moreover (b) that Philip che Ild, King of Spain enjoy'd a good part of the Tithes of the churches within bis Territories. And it is natural to suppose that the Pope's Bulls för empowering Cardinal Wolsey, to demolish the Monastry of St. Frideswide in Oxford, cogether with other Religious Houses, and Re&ories Impropriate, tho ni order to the building his two Colledges, might easily be made by King Henry an Encouragement to himself to do the like in other Instances, though not with the same Design, but only to satisfy his own Coverousnefs, and gratify his Dependents. Efpecially if it be true as Bishop Burnet relates, (c) That these Houses thus" Suppressd: by the Law belonged to the King, and the Cardinal could not have them till made over by him. So that I cannot but think that for your own fakes you should be more sparing in your Clamours of this Nature, since in reality they reflect fo shamefully upon your felves. "
R. C. But was it not an intolerable Usurpa. tion, that 'your Henry the villth, took upon him to be Head of the Church? Ibid. .
C. E. I have told you, this was à King of your own Religion, Though' none of the most obedient of them. And you know our lacer Princes have not claim'd that Title. And besides, your own fore mention'd F. Simon informs us, That (d) the Kings of Spain, and their Viceroys in