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SELECTED FROM AN INFINITE NUMBER IN PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT, IN THE ROYAL,

COTTON, SION, AND OTHER PUBLIC, AS WELL AS PRIVATE, LIBRARIES;

PARTICULARLY

THAT OF THE LATE LORD SOMERS.

THE SECOND EDITION,

REVISED, AUGMENTED, AND ARRANGED,

BY

WALTER SCOTT, Esq.

VOLUME NINTH.

The bent and genius of the age is best known, in a free country, by the pamphlets and papers that come daily out,
as the sense of parties, and sometimes the voice of the nation.

PREFACE TO KENNET'S REGISTER.

Juder qui aliquid statuit, una parte audita tantum et inaudita altera, licet aquum statuerit, haud æquus fuerit.

Lp. Cook & Just, Inst.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

ECCLESIASTICAL TRACTS.

PAGE.

Two remarkable Paradores: I. That the World was created in an instant. lI. That the World shall

not entirely be consumed by Fire,

3

To the Most Reverend Fathers in God, Willaim Archbishop of York and John Archbishop of Can-

terbury

10

Discourse on the Reasonableness of Men's having a Religion. By George Duke of Buckingham, 13

The Duke of Buckingham's Letter to the unknown Author of a Paper, entitled, a Short Answer

to the Duke of Buckingham's Paper concerning Religion,

18

A Remonstrance, by way of Address

, from the Church of England to Parliament, with some Re-

marks upon Dr Sherlock's Sermon, preached 29th May, 1685,

19

A Second Remonstrance, by Way of Address, from the Church of England,

Address to the King and Parliament from the Quakers,

28

Mr Alsop's Speech,

32

The Speech of William Penn,

34

The humble Address of the Presbyterians, presented to the King,

95

A Copy of an Address to the King, by the Bishop of Oxon,

36

A Reply to the Reasons of the Orford Clergy against Addressing,

38

The Address of the Atheists, or the Sect of the Epicureans,

46

Reasons against Prosecuting Protestant Dissenters for Difference of Opinion in Religion,

48

A Letter to a Dissenter on the Declaration of Indulgence, by George Marquis of Halifax, 1687 50

Roman Catholic Principles in reference to God and the King,

58

The Protestant's Doom in Popish Times,

64

Abbey and other Church-Lands not yet assured to such Possessors as are Catholics,

68

The Pedigree of Popery ; or the Genealogy of Antichrist,

74

Three Letters,

75

Father La Chaise's Project for the Extirpation of Heretics

86

The Catholic Almanack for the Year 1687

89

The State of the Church of Rome when the Reformation began,

97

The Petition of the Bishops

115

A Letter from a Dissenter to the Petitioning Bishops

117

Answer to the Petition of the Archbishops and Sir other Bishops to his Majesty, 1688,

119

132

Articles recommended by the Archbishop

of Canterbury to all the Bishops in his Jurisdiction,

Examination of the Bishops upon their Refusal of reading his Majesty's Declaration,

134

Enquiry into the Reasons for abrogating the Test,

151

Samuel Bishop of Oxon, his Reason for abrogating the Test answered by Samuel Archdeacon of

Canterbury,

160

Plain Account of the Persecution laid to the Charge of the Church of England,

167

Apology for the Church of England with relation to the Spirit of Persecution of which she is accu-

sed. By Bishop Burnet,

174

Letter from Myn Heer Fagel, giving an Account of the Prince and Princess of Orange's Thoughts

concerning the Repeal of the Test and the Penal Laws,

183

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