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such as are are bigotted to their Party, as I expect not, so I desire not their favour.

From them all, I expect nothing but Anger and opprobrious and Disdainful Exclamations ; and indeed,

Justum ab injuftis petere infipientia est. Is a Truth which Plautus hath long since de. termin'd. And therefore if any of them shall oppose me with Scurrility, I will Answer them with Contempt. And good reason too, for Irrita Vaniloquæ quid curas fpicula Lingua? Latrantem Curatne ALT A DIANA Canem? Let my Pains have but your Acceptance and Umbrage, and I value not the loudeli Qutcries, and bittereft Invectives of the most enraged of their Party. If any of them will undertake to give a fair Answer, he shall receive (God willing) 4 fair reply. But if like the enraged Sea they cannot rest, but caft up Myre and Dirt, as the wicked are described, 11. 57.20. I will then leave them to their own scourgings: And when their raging fits are over, perhaps then (tho not till then) they shall hear from me, in the mean time (Wortby Sir) take this small Tract under the shelter of your Wings, and be plea: sed to afford it a just defence, when at any time it shall stand in need thereof, from your Saga city and Authority. I know your Zeal for our Church, and the


Doctrines thereof, is above the malice of your greateft Enemies justly to impeach.

Since there-fore the Queen's most Excellent Majesty (whose Reign over us, the God of mercy long prolong and prosper) hath put into your' hands an opportunity of signalizing the fame. Go on Great Sir, Go on prosperously therein ; and make good the glorious Character you have acquired, by a constant eminent defence of both, against all opposers whomsoever, and by a like constant encouraging, and to the very uttermost of your Power) Protecting and Defending of all and every, the very meanest of the meanest, of their true Friends and Votaties; and amongst these, of

Ever Honorred Sir,

Your most Humble and most Obedient Servant



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