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whole circumstance, as having originated in a remark made to him by a Protestant Knight, Sir Piers Crosby, "concerning the alteration of faith and religion in the Roman Church." The Reply occupies upwards of 700 very closelyprinted pages; and the argument of it is helped out by whatever prejudice can be excited in its favour in the outset by a miserable pun in the title-page, (If ye have ten thousand USHERS in Christ, yet not many FATHERS,) and a grotesque vignette intended to represent the delightful unity found in the Roman Catholic Church, and the discord of what he calls" the jarring synagogues of severed novellers." To this latter device he seems to attach considerable importance from the satisfaction with which he speaks of it in his Preface, as "representing unto the very eyes of the discreet Reader" this comparative view of the one side and the other.

It does not appear that the Archbishop considered any other rejoinder necessary, than that which is incidentally contained in the enlarged edition of his Treatise published four years subsequent to the Jesuit's Reply.

The other treatises contained in the present volume require no explanation beyond what is furnished by the Author himself in his Dedication, &c. But the "Discourse of the Religion professed by the Ancient Irish" must be regarded as invaluable supplement to the more general treatise on Popery, as it enters largely into the question of the Pope's Supremacy, which is a point that had not been brought forward in the Jesuit's Challenge; and its re-publication at the present crisis will be considered not unseasonable, especially as its statements on some points of leading importance are uncontradicted by historians on the other side.

CAMBRIDGE, May, 1835.

ERRATUM.

In page 185, note 72, correct as follows:

J. S.

אניח מריא אלהא נפשתהון ורוחתהון ופגריהון ורוס טאלא רחמא על גרמיהון.

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CONTENTS.

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AN Answer to a Challenge made by a Jesuit in Ireland.... 1

A Discourse of the Religion anciently professed by the Irish and British....

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A Speech in the Castle-Chamber at Dublin, at the censuring of certain Officers who refused to take the Oath of Supremacy...

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A Sermon preached before the Commons' House of Parliament, the 18th of February, 1620...

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A Brief Declaration of the Universality of the Church of Christ, and the Unity of the Catholic Faith professed therein: A Sermon before the King's Majesty, the 20th of June, 1624.....

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AN ANSWER

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A CHALLENGE

MADE BY A JESUIT IN IRELAND:

WHEREIN

THE JUDGMENT OF ANTIQUITY IN THE POINTS QUESTIONED IS TRULY DELIVERED, AND THE NOVELTY OF THE NOW ROMISH DOCTRINE PLAINLY DISCOVERED.

From the beginning it was not so. MATTH. XIX. 8.

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