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of therifirft Seven, and I might fay of the firfe Eight Centuries :o That Error, Superftition, and Idolatry having afterwards infenz fibly crept into the Church, the truel Chriftian Doctrine found many illustrious and generous Protectors in the Pretates.oClergy and People of the Diocesses of Milan, iTurin, Acquitain and Narbon ; who had deli vered it down to their Posterity, known in the History of the 13th Century, under the Names of Patares,' Albigeois and Vaudors. Whereaszl on the other hand, it appears from the Testimony of History, that Popery is, with regard to those controverted Points that caused our feparation, a modern Doctrine and a downright Mofaic-work: The various Pieces of which were not inlaid all at once, but at seçeral times. For instance, the Worfhip of Images, was firft made á Law to the Church by the second Council of Nicezrland in the year 789. Which Council was leven afterwards opposed by that of Francfbrti in the

year 794svindulgences; as they are now underftood, rand the Office of the Virgin Mary, oarel not more ancient than the Council of Clermont; that was held in the year To9$. They had, for almost four hundred years together, difputod on the Natures of the Sacrament of our Lord's Supper, when sin the Council of Latran held in the year, -1209, Innocent the Third determined that Question, and made Tranfubitahtiation an Article of Faith. Before the Tenth Century, the Holy Scripture was read and Di

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vine Service celebrated in the yulgar Tongue, as appears from the several Translations we have of the Scripture that were then made in the living Languages of Europe. The taking away of the Chalice," is only from the Council

once held in the 15th Centurynot to Articles that were added by the Council of Trent, held in the C; so that the

Church, far ground to glory in, having preserved Religion To pure, as it was in the time of Clovis the first Chriftian King of France, is indeed genuine a State'as it was

in the time of Charvery far from having kept it in So true and , who reighed

cinc after. Of this every one must be convinced, who will compare the History of the Church in these different Ages.

Adeccon suid boils ball besides thofer bor they, without distinction, faften on all Proteftants; they lay many particular Charges on those of France, with regard to their Origine, Principles and Conducto VILAR

In their Opinion the Reformed Religion in France, that fatal Infe&tion that spread it felf, (it is Father Daniel speaks thus) by degrees over all Parts of the Kingdom, owes its first are mentioned in History for 10 other purpole, but to make that new Religións-Origin to be known. This he says immediately after having mentioned Mt: Pavanes, who for Religion's lake was burned' alive at

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Paris in the year 1525 He pretends, that he was a Clothiers

and that Luther and his Disciples made use of People of that Rank to carry on their Undertakings in Frances M. De Beze, who was almost

his Contema porary, lays, that he was a young but learn

ed Man, whom Brigonnet the Bishop of Meaus

, Diocese.

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Paragraph, relating to what had paffed at Meaux in the year of 522, (that is, three years before the Martyrdom of Payanes) he has said, that the abovementioned Bilhop, had a Correspondence with Doctor James Le Fevre, whom the Faculty of Paris had cut off from its Body, on his Errors a had called him near

him near him, with William Farel, and Arnauld and Gerard Roufiel, as being People of uacommon Wit, and Literature. They were, says he, already corther

, many others in bis Diocess

. Now compare e, with what he ,

has advanced in the foregoing Paragraph.

Le Feyre or Fabri, was a Doctor : AFterwards, he was one of the Ministers of Margustite Queen of Navarr, and died as the Court of that Princess, full of days, and laden with the Honours The had bestowed upon him. William Farrel was a Man of great Şenfe rand Learning he carried the Reformation

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hormation to Geneva, Arnauld and Ge. card Rouffel, were also very ingenigus; and Men of Letters - Gerard, who afterwards was Bishop of Oleron, contributed much to the Progress of the Reformation sin the States of the King of Navarr, on this fide the Pyrenées ; and


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conyerted almost all the Royal Family of Nayarr , the Result of which Event, says Daniel, proved

very fatal even to France itself. barst oli nsif

The honest Jeluit did certainlyi dote, thus to mention Men so eminent for their Merit; whom the Bishop of Meaux had invited to come near him to his Metropolis, who had published their Sentiments there, and even corrupted magy others in the same Diocelšer that is, made several Converts:

The Jefuit, I lay must needs have been alleep, when after this Paragraph, beist that immediately following tells us that a WoollCarder, and a Clothiers lone Le Clercand Payanes, People whose Names, o he faid, wete lo very despicable, I have nevertheless heen, the Original of the fatal. Conwagion. Who would not thinks that these two

Men had been the Instructors of Doctor Lel Fevre, of Mr. Farel, and of the two. Rouffels ;finstead of having been their Disciples. He

evidently changes the Order of Times but no Arguments, though ever, ifo absurd, sare unfit for luch as are refolved to betray the Cause of Truth, glqos'l oldan yi yod 2010;

MOREOVER, let us suppose, that those so delpieable Names, have as it werel served Luther and his Disciples, ass their Forlorn


Hopes to pursue their attempts in France ; willir follow, that the Origine of the Reformation in France, which Father Daniel Ailesia fatal Contagion, must be derived from those pretended Deputies of Luther and his Difciples ? Are we not rather to de tive is from Luther and his Disciples them selves! Was ever the Origine of the Chriftian Religion derived from the Apostles ? Was ir not, on the contrary, from "Jesus Christ, who had fent there. And if fo, wháp can fighify that Epithet, despicable Names, made use of by Father Daniel about 97Bu let us do more'; and grant the good Father' whatever he can demand. Let us agree with him that the Reformation in France owes its Original to some WoollCarders or Cloth-makers,1° to one Le Clerc

bacher their Nameslo What advantage will that Conceffion of ours be to his "Caufe ? Let us give his Argumenta fyllogifical Form.' Le Clerc, Pavanes, and many others, have maintained Reformation in France, even to the lofs'of theirl Lives: But Le Clerc, Pavanes and" sest

, were Woolt-Carders, Cloth-makers, and People of very mean Condition'; therefore ithe Reformation they have maintained by the loss of their Lives i es' no better than fatal Contagioh, or whatever is faid or done by ignoble People, by People of "no Rankcor Learning, 55 fatal contagion ; inowi Le Clerc and Pavanes wete People of no Rank, Learning ot Dignity; therefore, sol




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