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Roman Catholic Religion, and was receiyed into the Communion of
the Church of England in the Savoy Church, after which he lived
privately near Exeter House or Change Wood. J. H. T.

"^ The dispeusiug power was, at the same time, employed for the
purpose of enabling Roman Catholics to hold ecclesiastical preferment
The new Solicitor readily drew the warrants in which Sawyer had
refused to be concerned. One of these warrants was in favour of a
wretch named Edward Sclater, who had two livings which he was
determined to keep at all costs and through all changes. He admin-
istered the sacrament to his parishioners according to the rites of the
Church of England on Palm Sunday 1686. On Easter Sunday, only
seven days later, he was at mass. The royal dispensation authorised
him to retain the emoluments of his benefices. To the remonstrances
of the patrons from whom he had received his preferment he replied
in terms of insolent defiance, and, while the Roman Catholic cause
prospered, put forth an absurd treatise in defence of his apostasy.
But, a very few weeks after the Revolution, a great congregation as-



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sembled at Saint Mary's in the Savoy, to see him received again into
the bosom of the Charch which he had deserted. He read his re-
cantation with teors flowing from his eyes, and pronounced a bitter
invective against the Popish priests whose arts had seduced him.

See the letters patent in Gutch's Collectanea Cariosa. The date
is the 3rd of May, 1686. Sclater s Consensus Veterum ; Gee's Reply,
entitled Veteres Vindicati ; Dr. Anthony Horneck's account of Mr.
Sclater's recantation of the errors of Popery on the 5th May, 1689;
Dodd's Church History, part viii, book ii. art. 3. — Macaulay, vol. ii.
p. 85.

His other Reasons, besides Transubstantiation, are the unity of the
Church, St. Peter's supremacy, &c.

181. Veteres Vindicati, in an expostulatory letter to Mr. Sclater C^W^
of Putney, upon his Consensus Veterum; wherein the ab-
surdity of his method, the weakness of his reasons are shewn,
his false aspersions upon the Church of England are wiped
off, and her faith concerning the Eucharist proved to be that
of the Primitive Church. Together with animadversions on'
Dean Boileau^s French translation of and Remarks upon
Bertram. King Charles the Martyr to the Prince. Ei/e.

BaaiX. 27. '' But if you never see my face again and

the meanness of fantastic anarchy.'^ [Anon.] By Edward
Gee, M.A. [pp. 107], 4to Lond. 1687

See Cat. No. 46. Contin. p. 43. Ath. Ozon. vol. ii. col. 222.
This reference ought to be Fasti vol. iL col. 222. For another
answer to Sclater see No. 240 infra. J. H. T.

" Mar. 4, 1683. Edw. Gee, M.A., of St Job. Coll. in the said univ.
[Cambridge] was then incorporated. This learned divine, who is of
the Gees of Manchester in Lancash., is now rector of St. Benedict's
church near Paul's Wharf in London, and chapl. in ord. to their majes-
ties king William and queen Mary. He hath written and published
several books, mostly against popery, which came out in the reign of
king Jame9 1 1., the titles of which I shall now for brevity's sake omit."
[Edw. Gee Lancastr. de Manchester ubi natus et Uteris institutus, filius
Georgii Gee sutor calcearum, annos natus 17 adm. subsizator pro
magistro Alport: tutore et fidejussore ejus magistro Leech, Mail 9,

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1676. Reg. Coll. Jo. Cant. Baker.]" Fasti Ozon. col. 222. All his
books against popery are enumerated in this Catalogue.

ft« 9m 132. ^ Transubstantiation defended and proved from Scripture :
in answer to the first part of a Treatise intitled^ A Discourse
against Transubstantiation. The first Part. S. Ignatius Ep. ad.

Smymseos. EirxcLpvarla/; koL irpoaevxvj^ airoOvqa-KOwn.

They abstain from our communion die questioning

the matter among themselves, [pp. 64^ with introduction
(at the beginning) pp. 22 and contents (at the end) 2 pp.]

4to Lond. 1687
See Contin. p. 8. This, with the folio vring tracts Nos. 133 and
135, were in answer to No. 125 supra. There is no other reason
why they should be placed in this chapter. J. H. T.

C*9m 133. ^ A answer to a discourse against Transubstantiation. Hie
- est Filius mens dilectus. Ipsum audite. This is my beloved
son. Hear ye him. Matthew xvii. 5.

[pp. 80], 4to Lond. 1687
Contin. p. 8. Dodd, in his Church History, vol. iii. p. 483,
attributes this tract to John Gk>ter or Gother. J. H. T.

134. A reply to a treatise entitled Transubstantiation defended,
&c., as No. 132 supra,

Contin. p. 8. Qasere if e^er printed ? [An answer to No. 132 is
promised by Wake, Contin. p. 3, and is said to have been then pre-
pared. J. H. T.]

135. ^ Transubstantiation defended. Part ii. of No. 132 supra.

Contin. p. 8. Quaere if ever published ? [There is no reason to
suppose that this work was ever printed. Wake (Contin. p. 8) says
that (in 1688) it had not appeared. J. H. T.]

ADDENDA ST OOSBiaENDA
Kg. 119. Dai]16 or DallffiUB ; on the merits of this work see Des MaiBeanx's
Life of Chillingworth.

No. 124. 1688 pro 1588. Supplem. [Wm. Needham WM the Chaplain of



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the Abp. of Oanterbniy, who signed the Licence or Imprimatur to Dr. Sher-
lock's books. J. H. T.]

No. 126. At iMt pro At least.

No. 128. After Dean of Derry, — a drcumstanoe which is thus alluded to in
Dr. King's Answer : — *' Why did jon defer publishing this paper (such as it
is), which was ready some time before, till you thought you might be sure of
keeping the profits of your Deanery P Either you are a Lay or Clergyman. If
a Layman are you not abominably sacril^ous to have possessed, and still
retain the Bevenue of a Clergyman ? Why do you retain the Title of Dean in
the Frontispiece of a book, which is designed to prove you to be no Priest, and
consequently incapable of it ? If your orders had yielded you as much per
annum as your Deanery doth, have we not reason to belieye you would no
more hare renounced the one than the other ? For shame, — resign our church
her own, since you have deserted her, or never talk of conscience.'' — Answer
to the Considerations, &c., p. 13. J. H. T.

After France, — but afterwards returned to England, and died in London
in 1697. J.H.T.



Yindicise Calvinisticse : or some impartial reflections on the Dean
of Londonderry's Considerations, and Mr. Chancellor King^s
Answer thereto, in which he no less unjustly than imperti-
nently reflects on the Protestant Dissenters. In a letter to a
friend, by W. B., D.D. 4to Dublin 1688.

This Tract lias been priDted among the works of the Rev. Joseph
Boyse, of Dublin, an eminent and learned Dissenting Minister, vol. ii,
p. 45, Lond. fol. (two vols.) 1728, with a Prefatory Epistle (in which
this Tract is particularly alluded to), signed by E. Calamy and five
other ministers. J. H. T.

The Romish Priest tumM Protestant, with the reasons of his con-
version. Wherein the true church is exposed to the view of
Christians, and derived out of the holy scriptures, sound
reason, and the ancient fathers. Humbly presented to both
Houses of Parliament. By James Salgado, formerly a priest
of the Order of the Dominicans. pp. 31, 4to Lond. 1679

A Confession of Faith of James Salgado, a Spaniard and sometime



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a priest in the Church of Rome. Dedicated to the University
of Oxford. With an account of his life and sufferings^ by the
Bomish party^ since he forsook the Romish religion.

pp. 15, 4to 1681

A letter to a Lord upon his happy conversion from Popery to the
Protestant Religion. By T. Burnet, D.D.

Half sheet, 4to 1688

An account of the arguments which moved the author to turn

papist ; with his confutation of the same, appended to William

Chillingworth's Religion of Protestants, abridged (by John

Patrick). 4to Lond. 1688

See No. 441 supra.

Motives and Reasons for dissevering from the Church of Rome
and her Doctrine, by C. [hristopher] Musgrave after he had
lived a Carthusian Monk for 20 years, wherein after the
declaration of his conversion he openeth diverse absurdities
practised in that Church, being not matters of Report, but
such Things whereof he was an Eye and Ear Witness.

4to Lond. 1688

In the second volume of Fronde's History of England from the Fall

of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, there is a truthful description by

"an Eye and Ear Witness" of the religious life of the monks of the

London Charterliou««e at the time of the Reformation.

An historical relation of several great and learned Romanists who
have embraced the protestant religion &c. See No. 218 if^a.

Motives of Conversion to the Catholick faith, as it is professed in

the Reformed Church of England. By Neal Carolan, formerly

Parish Priest of Slane and Stacallan, &c. in Meath. 4to 1688

See an account of Neal Carolan or O'Carolan in Ware's Writers of

Ireland by Harris, p. 204. J. H. T.



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The declaration of Francis Briber Gent, which he publickly made
before the Lord Bishop of Waterford, in the Cathedral
Church of Waterford^ in the kingdom of Ireland^ June 17th^
1688, containing the reasons for his renouncing the Roman
Catholic and embracing the Protestant religion; together
with what the Lord Bishop of Waterford returned upon that
occasion. Half sheets 4to Loud. 1688

Exomologesis ; or^ a faithful Narrative of the Occasion and
Motives of his Conversion unto Catholic Unity. By Hugh
Paulin de Cressy. 18mo Paris 1647-1658

Cressy was a native of Yorkshire, but became Dean of Leighlin in
Ireland. See Cotton s Fasti Eccl. Hibm. (Prov. of Dubl.) pp. 77, 174,
390. He afterwards joined the Benedictines in the English College
of Douay, and took the name of Serenus (in religion). See Ware's
Writers of Ireland by Harris, p. 356. J. H. T.

'' This Exomologesis was the golden calf which the English papists
fell down and worshipped. They brag'd that book to be unanswera-
ble, and to have given a total overthrow to the Chillingworthians, and
book and tenets of Lucius Lord Falkland." — Wood's AthensB, ed.
Biiss. vol. iii. col. 1014. The book and tenets of Lord Falkland will
be found in the first volume of Dr. Hammond's works, fol. 1674.
Compare Des Maiseaux's Life of Chillingworth.

The noble historian of the Revolution, in his Animadversions upon
a book, entitled Fanaticism fanatically imputed to the Catholick
Church by Dr. Stillingfleet, and the imputation refuted, by S.[erenus]
C[ressy), 8vo Lend. 1674, answers the arguments which are there
adduced from the Catholic Unity of the Church, and charges the au-
thor with very different motives from those assigned in the Exomolo-
gesis for his conversion. In his dedication to Dr. Stillingfleet he speaks
of Cressy as "a person whom he had long known and familiarly con-
versed with before he was perverted in his Religion, and had often
seen since;" and (in p. 86) he asserts that ^^he never thought of

entering the Religion he now professes till the same rebellious

power that drove the King out of the kingdom, drove him likewise
from the good preferments which he enjoyed in the Church, and then
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cbolick and irresolution in his nature, prevailed with him to bid farewel
to his own reason and understanding, and to resign himiself to the con-
duct of those who had a much worse than his." His life may be
seen in the third yolume of Dodd. Cf. Dr. Oliver's Biography, p. 43.

Memoirs of Mr. James Wadsworth, a Jesuit that recanted^ disco-
vering a dreadful prospect of impiety in the blasphemous
doctrines or Gospel of the Jesuits, with their Atheistical
Lives and conversations. 4to 1679

C* %* The Copies of Certain Letters which have passed between Spain
and England in matter of Religion^ concerning the general
motives to Roman Obedience^ between Mr. James Waddes-
worth, a late Pensioner of the holy Inquisition in Sevill, and
W. Bedell^ a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in
SuflFolk. Appended to The Life of William Bedell, D.D.,
Lord Bishop of Killmore in Ireland, Written by Gilbert
Burnet, D.D. Loud. 1685-92

Besides the English Spanish Pilgrime (see p. 63 supra) Wadsworth
was the author of other works, e.g. a translation of Sandoval's Life of
Charles the Fifth, a documentary work of authority much relied on
by Robertson.

Farewell to Popery, in a letter to Dr. Nicholas, by W. H., shewing
the true motives that withdrew him to the Romish Religion,
and the reason of his return to the Church of England.

4to 1679

The Proselyte of Rome called back to the communion of the
Church of England, in a private letter thought very fit and
seasonable to be made public. 4to 1679

Conversion and persecution of Eva Cohan, now called Elizabeth
Verboon, a person of quality of the Jewish Religion.

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A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira after he turned C*%*
Apostate from the Protestant Church to Popery. To which
are now added sundry the like dreadful examples of God^s
Judgments, on persons of all degrees, that have for fear of
worldly interest forsaken the true Religion which once they
professed. Together with that incomparable Lamentation of
the Great Origen, for his Fall, when he was again received
into the Church. By Nath. Bacon^ Esq.
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CHAP. XII.

Of the discourses written hy the country Parson and
the Romish Missionary,

136. The Country Parson^a admonition to his Parishioners. Ma-
lachi ii. 7: "The Priest's lips/' &c. Heb. xiii. 17: "Obey
them that have rule/' &c.

Single sheets pp. 14^ 8vo Lond. 1686

Cat. No. 112. Contin. p. 29. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 1026. Wil-
Ham Assheton, D.D., Prebendary of York Cathedral and Rector of
Beckenham in Kent, the son of the Rev. William Assheton, Rector of
Middleton, Lancashire, was bom in the year 1641, died in 1711. He
was the first projector of a scheme for providing a maintenance for
clergymen's widows and others. See Raines's History of Lancashire,
vol. ii. p. 606-10.

[I have given the title above as I find it in my copy. But Peck
(who had also a copy of the book) seems to describe a different
edition. He gives the title thus : —

^^ The country parson's admonition to his parishioners, with direc-
tions how to behave themseives when any one designs to seduce them
from the Church of England. By William Ashton, D.D., Rector
of in Surrey." 12mo Lond. 1686.

And this is also the title given by Gee and Wake. Ant. Wood
(loc. cit.) gives a title differing from both, in these words : —

'^The Country Parson's admonition to his Parishioners, in two
parts, persuading them to continue in the Protestant religion, with
directions how to behave themselves when any one comes to seduce
them." 24mo Lond. 1689.

In the Library of Trin. Coll. Dublin, there is no printed copy of
this book, but there is a MS. copy in the hand-writing of Dr. Claud.
Gilbert, transcribed from a printed book, and evidently most accu-
rately copied by him, for the purpose of completing his set of this
class of works. In this MS. the title is given thus : —

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them to continue in the Protestant religion, with directions how to
hehaye themselves when any one designs to seduce them from the
Church of England. By Dr. Asheton, Minister of Beckenham in
Kent. Lond. Printed for R. Wilde."

On the whole it seems prohable that there were several editions
of this tract, which varied in the title page, but otherwise agreed in
substance.

It was necessary to give this explanation, lest it should be inferred
from the foregoing great discrepancies that there had been published
different books, agreeing nearly in the title. The " two parts," men-
tioned in Wood's title, evidently include the next tract (No. 137) as
part ii. J. H. T.]

137. The plain man^s reply to the catholic Missionaries, pp. 38^
and ''Books by the same author, pp. 2-12.^'

12mo Lond. 1688
" It is agreed by Catholicks that the church is an infallible witness
and guide. And Protestants profess, that if this could be made
evidently appear they would hold out in no controversy at all. This,
therefore is to be made evident unto Protestants. This is the task of
Catholicks, especially of Catholic Missionaries." — Cressy's Append,
to Exomol. Cap. 4, ff. 6.

See Cat. No. 113 (State; p. 34.) Contin. p. 29. A copy of this
book, London 1686, 12mo, is in the Library of Trin. Coll. Dublin.
J. H. T.

138. The plain man's answer to his country parson's admonition ;
together with the missionaries answer to the plain man's
reply. (Anon.) Lond. 1686

See Contin. p. 30. A copy of this tract in MS., in the hand-
writing of Dr. Claud. Gilbert, is in the Library of Trin. Coll. Dublin.
J. H. T.

139. A Defence of the plain man's reply to the Catholick Mission-
aries. Being a further examination of the pretended Infalli-
bility of the Church of Borne. Imprimatur^ Guil. Needham,



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ScCp March 29, 1688. By the Author of the Plaiu-man's
reply to the Catholick Missionaries [William Ashton, D.D.]
pp. 44. Title and Argt. pp. 4. 12mo Lond. 1688
See Cat. No. 114. CoDtin. p. 30. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. Col. 1026.
A copy of this, in MS. in the hand- writing of Dr. Claud. Gilbert, from
the edit. Lond. 1687, reprinted 1704, is in the Library of Trin. Coll.
Dublin, J. H. T.

140. A defence of the Country Parson's admonition; agidnst the
exceptions of the plain man's answer. (Anon. By William
Ashton, D.D.) pp. 22, Lond. 1688

See Cat No. 115. Contin. p. 80. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 1026.

This tract ought to have been placed before No. 139, as it was
published before it. See '^The Argument" prefixed to No. 139, in
which an account is given of the occasion of the controyersy. A copy
of this book, in MS. in the hand- writing of Dr. Claud. Gilbert, from the
ed. of London 1687, is in the Library of Trin. Coll. Dublin.

It would seem that these tracts were highly valued, and that they
must have become very scarce at the beginning of the last century,
since Dr. Gilbert took the trouble of transcribing them in his own
hand, in order to complete his set. Dr. Claud. Gilbert was elected
a Fellow of Trinity College in 1693, Senior Fellow 1698, Vice
Provost 1716, Regius Professor of Divinity 1722, In 1735 he
accepted the living of Ardstraw, and at the same time gave to the
College Library his splendid collection of books, consisting of upwards
of 13,000 volumes; which he saw arranged and placed on the shelves
of the library as they now stand before he retired to his living. His
bast in marble is preserved in the library, and there is a picture of
him in the provost's house. J. H. T.

141. The child^s monitor against popery. Written at first for the
private use of a child^ who hath Popish parents^ and now
made publick for the benefit of others. 24mo Lond.

See Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 1026. Peck and Wood give only as
the title of this book, '' The child's monitor against popery." Wood
adds, but not as part of the title, " written to preserve the child of a
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not know who were the popish parents of this child of a person of
quality ; nor have I ever seen a copy of this tract. I haye taken the
title as given ahove firom the list of hooks at the end of No. 137.
J. H. T.

These tracts were all reprinted in 1751, Lend. 4to., with the
following adyertisement : —

"It may he necessary to ohserye that, since the time of their C*9m
original editions mentioned in ,their respectiye title pages, each of
these pieces (the Child's Monitor only excepted) was reprinted in the
year 1706. Which edition, like the former, is now very difficult ta
he met with. No apology, therefore, need he offered for introducing
these papers into a new acquaintance with the world, as this will he
a means the hetter to promote their dispersion into the hands of un-
learned readers, for whose benefit they were principally designed.
But a particular reason for their present appearance from the press is,
to recover them from an obscurity, in which they have lain so long
as to become, in a manner, lost to the world ; in order to assist such
persons who are collecting these tracts, which have done such honour
to the Protestant cause, to make their sets as complete as possible.
The four first of them are exactly reprinted according to their original
editions, but a printed copy of the Child's Monitor, being too scarce to
be obtained, this impression is taken from a transcript of it, communi-
cated by a worthy clergyman."

In the Hist, and Crit Diet. fol. 1735, there is an analysis of these
tracts, art. Assheton.

143. A caution to protestants not to forsake the Communion of C*l/«
the Church of England. 12mo 1687

143. The plausible arguments of a Romish priest answered by an C*l^«
English Protestant. Seasonable and useful for all Protestant
families. Licensed, May 24, 1686. (Anon. By Thomas
Comber, D.D., Prsecentor of York.) pp. 54, with title and
pref. &c., pp. 8. List of Books at the end, pp. 2.

8vo Lond. 1686
See Cat. No. 187. Reprinted 172.5, 8vo, pp. 47. "The plausible



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arguments of a Roman priest from antiquity, answered by the AatLor
of the answer to the plausible arguments from Scripture." Of the
author of the ^^ Companion to the Temple," and of his writings,
' Memoirs were published by his great grandson Thomas Comber, A.B.y
8vo Lend. 1799.



A protestant's resolution shewing his reasons why he will not be
a papist^ directed to the meanest capacity. Sixth edition.

12mo Lond. 1684

Friendly and seasonable Advice to the Roman Catholics of Eng-
land. By Tho. Comber, D.D. Fourth edition.

12mo Lond. 1685



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CHAP. XIII.

Of the popish discourses written by way of advice to the
Protestant pulpits ; with the churchmen^ s replies.

144. ^ Good advice to the pulpits, delivered in a few cautions for f^^%^
keeping up the reputation of those chairs, and preserving the
nation in peace. Published with allowance.

pp. 70. Title and to the Header pp. 6. 4to Lond. 1687
Contin. p. IG. Dodd, in his Church History, vol. iii. p. 483, ascribes
this tract to John Gother; and Wake (Contin. loc. cit.) attributes it
to the author of the " Papist misrepresented and Represented," No.
51^ supra; from which the BodL Cat. places it under J. Leyboum.
J. H. T.

" In which he rakes together out of the Sermons publish'd in the
last years of the late King's Reign, whatever he thought would serve
to make them odious. The Design was well enough laid ; and the
Circumstances of the Times consider'd, it were not to be wonderd if
some things should have pass'd more hot against those of the Church
of Home, than was to have been wish'd," &c. Contin. pp. 16, 17.
The Preachers cited are B. Smith, Dr. Burnet, Jane, Dr. Sharp, Dr.
Tillotson, Dr. Stillingfleet, Felling, Hesketh, Okes, Th. Smith, John-
son, Standish, Turner, Wray, James, Bisby, Tennison, Orme, Hicker-
ingil, Fowler, Hooper, Wallis, Calamy, Butler, South, Sherlock.

145. An apology for the pulpits; being in answer to a late book, C*W^
intituled. Good advice to the Pulpits, together with an ap-
pendix, containing a defence of Dr. Tenison's Sermon about
Alms : in a letter to the author of this Apology. Imprimatur

&c. H. Maurice, January 12, 1687. Anon. By John
Williams, A.M., afterwards Bp. of Chichester.

pp. 58. Defence, &c., pp. 25. 4to Lond. 1688
See Cat. No. 121. Contin. pp. 11 and 17. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii.



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col. 1121. After p. 58 follows the Defence of Dr. Tenisons Sermon,
with a new pagination and the following title : '' A defence of Dr.
Tenison s Sermon of discretion in giving alms, written in a letter to
the author of the Apology for the Pulpits." The letter is signed
"Tho. Tenison," and dated «S. M." (i.e. St Martin's) "Jan. 11, '87."
J.H. T.

C# I* 146. ^ Pulpit sayings, or the characters of the Pulpit-Papists ex-



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