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of Mr. de Meaux's history of the variations of the protestant churches ;
together with some further reflexions on Mr. le Grand." Chronol.
account of the works of Bp. Burnet. (Own Times, Oxf. edit vol. vi.
p. 346.) J. H. T.

173. ^ Some queries to the Protestants, concerning the English

B;eformation. By T. W. Gent. Published with allowance.

pp. 8, 4to Lond. (Nath. Thompson) 1687

See Con tin. p. 37. These are the same queries which Dean

Manhy has given in Latin at the end of his '^ Considerations,'' No. 128

suj^ra. T. W. is Thomas Ward. See No. 174.

And see also King's Answer to Manby, ch. vi. p. 86 (No. 129
nipra.) The same are found under the title. Some queries to the
Archbishop of Canterbury, ut suproy p. 99. J. H. T.

€t*l^ 174. The Queries oflTered by T. "W. to the Protestants concerning
the English Reformation reprinted and answered. [Anon. By
Wm. Claget, D.D.] Imprimatur Nov. 28, 1687.

pp. 48, 4to Lond. (H. Clark) 1688
See Cat. No. 143. Contin. p. 36. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 327.
Quaere, if this Mr. T. W. was not one Mr. Webster of Lynne. See
No. 184 infra.

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I know not why Peck has made this suggestion as to T W., except
that Webster begins with W- ; there is no allusion in the Tract No.
184 to the queries of T. W., nor anything to identify T. W. with Mr.
Webster of Linne. It seems much more probable that the initials T.
W. stand for Thomas Ward, " the Roman Catholic soldier" (see above
No. 109), and it is worthy of note, in confirmation of this conjecture,
that the concluding queries speak of errors in the English Bible, a
subject upon which Thomas Ward wrote a special treatise this same
year, entitled, The errata to the Protestant Bible, or the truth of their
English translations examiu'd, &c. 4to Lond. 1688. Reprinted Lond.
1737, and 4to Dublin 1807.

This book is taken altogether from Gregory Martin s " A discoverie
of the manifold corruptions of the holy scriptures by the heretikes of
our daies, specially the English sectaries, and of their foule dealing
herein," &c. Uhemes 1582, 8vo, a book which was completely
answered before Ward was bom, by Dr. W. Fulke (whose defence of
the English Translations was reprinted by the Parker Society in 1843).
The republication of Ward's book in Dublin, in 1807, with the sanction
of the Irish Roman Catholic bishops, produced two answers, both
respectable, viz., I, An Analysis of Ward's errata of the Protestant
Bible. By Rich. Ryan, D.D. Dublin, 8vo 1808. XL An Answer
to Ward's errata of the Protestant Bible. By Rich. Grier, D.D.
Dublin, 4to 1812. J. H. T.

175.^ A Dissertation concerning Patriarchal and Metropolitical ©♦!•
authority, in answer to what Edw. Stiliingfleet, Dean of St.
PanVs, hath written in his hook of the British Antiquities.
By Eman. k Schelstrate, S.T.D.C.L. [i.e. Sacrse Theologise
Doctor, Canonicus Lateranensis] and Prefect of the Vatican
Library. Translated from the Latin. With allowance, pp.
128, with Title and Dedic. to James II. pp. 10, Preface pp.
22, and at the end Index, Postscript and list of books autho-
ized by his Majesties letters patent.

pp. 8, 4to Lond. (Matthew Turner) 1688
See Contin. p. 36. In the Dedication, which is subscribed " Em-
manuel of Antwerp in the Low Countries," James II. is styled
*• Defender of the Faith, Conqueror, Triumphant, Peacemaker." At


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the end is a curious list of Popish books, which Matthew Turner of
Holborn, bookseller, and his assigns only, had licence to publish by his
Majesty's letters patent. The original Latin of this work was printed
at Rome 1687, 4to. Emanuel a Schelstrate, or Scheelstrate, of Ant-
werp, of which town he was a native, and chanter of the Cathedral
there, was afterwards promoted to be Librarian of the Vatican and
Canon of St. John of Lateran and of St. Peter at Rome, where he
died in 1692, aged 44. His works prove him to have been a man of
eminent industry and learning.

Of his answer to Stillingfleet Wake says, Contin. loc. cit, *' As to
this Book, since Mr. Schelstrate's Friends have ventured to expose it
in a Translation here, the Reverend and most worthy Dean of
Paul's will not iail, if God continue him health and opportunity, to
give an Answer ; and I am sure the world will not be angry with me
for raising their expectations of the Dean's Answer, since they are
satisfied that he will make them sufficient amends for them." Upon
this Peck has put into his Catalogue the answer, as if it had been
published adding, however, a queere, thus :

176. An answer to a dissertation concerning patriarchal and
metropolitical authority^ &c. as above. By Edw. Stillingfleet,
D.D., Dean of S. PauPs.

He promised such a thing. But quaere if ever published? See
Contin. p. 36.

It does not appear that Stillingfleet ever promised such a thing,
although Wake promised for him. No such thing appears to have
been ever published. J. H. T.

The title of Stillingfleet's work here referred to is as follows:
" Origines Britannicce ; or, the Antiquities of the British Churches."
Reprinted at Oxford, at the University Press, 1842, in 2 vols. 8vo. To
which is added, An Historical Account of Church Government as first
received in Great Britain and Ireland. By W. Lloyd, D.D., Bishop of
Worcester. A new edition, with additional Notes, by the Rev. Tho.
P. Pantin, M. A. Of the Origines Britannicse and of Schelstrate's Dis-
sertation in the original Latin, a review will be found in the fifteenth
volume of the Biblioth^que Universelle. ^' I shall not here answer,"
says Schelstrate (Pref. p. 2), ^' all the objections he hath thought fit to

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make; for since he hath written against those things which I had
deduced from ancient Testimonies concerning the Patriarchal Power
of the Roman Bishop over the West, in my Book intitled, Antiquitas
illustrata, I will refute what he hath writ in answer to it, when I publish
my Book de Antiquitate, &c., with the addition of three or four Ages
to it.** The enlarged edition of this, his greatest work, was printed
2 Yols. fol. 1690-97. The student will find full information on the
respective limits of the Patriarchates in Bingham's Orig. Eccles,, book
ix. chap, i., illustrated with maps. In the seventh volume of Ushers
works will be found The original of Bishops and Metropolitans briefly
laid down. See p. 3 supra.

177. A discourse coaceming the necessity of Reformation, with C«iL«
respect to the errors and corruptions of the Church of Rome.
The first part. pp. 60^ including title. Imprimatur, H.
Maurice, &c. Feb. 8, 1686. The second edition. London
(Rich. Chiswell) 1687, 4to, [Anon. By Dr. Nich. Stratford,
Dean of St. Asaph, afterwards (1689) Bp. of Chester.]

See Cat. No. 1. Contin. p. 5. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 1067. The
first ed. was dated 1685. J. H. T.

Reprinted in Gibson's Preservative, vol. i.

^* This pretended Infallibility of the Church of Rome hath as little
support from the Doctrine of the Antient Christian Church, as it hath
from Scripture and Reason," p. 1 1. Compare The Search after Infalli-
bility. Remarks on the Testimony of the Fathers to the Roman Dogma
of Infallibility. By James Henthorn Todd, D.D. Lond. 1848. They
will be found also in the British Magazine from April to November
1 848, inclusive.

The necessity of Reformation is made evident by taking a particular
view of the Corruptions. I, In Doctrine. II. In Worship. III. In
Manners. IV. In Discipline. Compare No. 5 and No. 161. For
corruptions in discipline our Author refers the Reader also to the
History of the Council of Trent by Father Paul ; the Review of the
Council of Trent [by Rancbin, transl. by Langbaine] ; EspencsBUS s
Comment on the first Chap, of the Epistle to Titus ; Richerii Historia
Conciliorum. To these may be added the declamations in Von der
Hardt's Concilium Constantiense by Peter d'Ailly, etc.

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©•1^* 178. The necessity of Reformation, with respect to the errors and
corruptions of the Church of Rome. The second part.
Wherein is shewed the vanity of the pretended reformation of
the Council of Trent : and of R. H.'s Vindication of it, in his
fifth discourse concerning the Guide in Controversies. [Anon.
By Nich. Stratford, D.D.] pp. 119, Pref. and Contents pp.4.
Imprimatur Car. Alston Martii 6, 1681. 4to Lond. 1686.

See Cat No. 2. Contin. p. 5. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 1067.
Wake says, Contin. 1. c, that the author deagned a third part, which
however does not appear to have heen ever pnhlished. R. H. (the
initials of the second syllahles of his names) is Abraham Woodhead,
who published his Guide in Controversies, under those initials. See
Nos. 189-193 infra, J. H. T,

This part contains also The Authority of Father Paufs History of
the Council of Trent asserted, pp. 29-61.

179. A discourse concerning the necessity of Reformation, &c.
Part III. By Nicholas Stratford, D.D. 4to 1686

See Cat. No. 2. Contin. p. 5. So Peck gives the title and date of
this imaginary third part. But there is no evidence that it ever
existed ; for Wake (1. c.) only says, " We have hopes that it will be
published ere long," and Gee (following Wake) that from the same
learned hand " we expect ere long the third and last part." But as
Gee's Cat. was printed 1689 it is evident that Peck drew upon his
imagination when he dated this supposed third part 1686. J. H. T.

€(♦ iL« 180. A discourse about the charge of novelty upon the reformed
Church of England, made by the Papists asking of us the
question, Where was our religion before Luther? Anon. By
Gregory Hascard, D.D., Dean of Windsor.

pp. 36, 4to Lond. (Robt. Horn) 1683

See Cat. No. 8. Contin. p. 4.

^'This is the common and trite Objection against our Religion,
very frequent not only in the mouths of their more ordinary Disciples,
but also of their more learned Writers, Bellarmine, Campian, Smith.**
p. 4. " The Popish Faith is Pius Quartus his Creed at Trent, so that

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we may justly demand of Papists, where was tbeir Religion before
Trent, which was since Luther." Lloyd's Papists no Catholicks. See
^also Nos. 209, 355, 371, 372 infra.

England^s Independency upon the Papal Power, historically and
judicially stated, by Sir John Davis and Sir Edward Coke.

4to Lond. 1674

Historical Vindication of the Church of England in point of C«iL«
Schism, as it stands separated from the Roman, and was re-
formed by Elizabeth. By Sir Roger Twysden.

4to Lond. 1676

The Pillars of Rome broken, wherein the several Pleas for the
Pope^s authority in England, with the material defences of
them that have been made by the Romanists, are revised and
answered. By Fr. Fulwood, D.D. 4to Lond. 1679

The Protestant Religion vindicated from the Charge of Singularity C*!^
and Novelty, in a Sermon Preached before the King by J.
Tillotson, D.D., Dean of Canterbury. [Works, fol. 1696, vol.
iii. pp. 308-18.] Lond. 1680

Sure and Honest Means for the Conversion of all Heretics ; and
Wholesome Advice and Expedients for the Reformation of the
Church. 4to Lond. 1688

A Discourse concerning the Church in these following Particulars.
I. Concerning the Visibility of the true Church. 11. Con-
cerning the Church of Rome. III. Concerning the Protestant
Churches. IV. An Answer to this question. Where was your
Church before Luther. By the Rt. Revd. Father in God
Robt. Sanderson, late Ld. Bp. of Lincoln. 1688

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Of the Discourses written by Romanists reflecting upon the
validity of the orders of the Church of England; vnth
the Churchmevis replies.

181. * The Church of England truly represented.

See Contin. p. 55. Is not this the same as No. 160 tu^al See
Con tin. p. 36. Wake appears to he mistaken when he says that
'' the occasion of reviving this matter," of the validity of English ordi-
nation, " was given hy a little scurrilous libel that went abroad," under
the name of " The Church of England truly Represented," in answer to
whose Calumnies three discourses were published, meaning Nos. 182,
186, and 184 infra. For the ** little scurrilous libel" was quite
different, and is printed in Burnet's answer (No. 182 infra\ and is
there entitled " Arguments to prove the Invalidity of the orders of
the Church of England." It appears also from what Burnet sajs
(Pref p. 27) that it had not been printed, but only given about in
MS. to such persons as were known to be wavering. No. 186,
however, was avowedly written in answer to No. 160 ; and No.
184 professes to be a reply to "some scattered objections of Mr.
Webster of Linne," but makes no mention of No. 160, or any other
tract on that side. Wake says that of these three discourses *' two
are new, and the other only reprinted," which probably means that
a second edition of Burnet's tract (the first ed. having appeared
in 1677, 8vo) was brought out in consequence of the publication of
No. 160. J. H. T.

The arguments of the Romanists are briefly recapitulated in No.
154 supra.

tf • 3/« 182. A vindication of the ordinations of the Church of England,
in which it is demonstrated that all the essentials of ordina-
tion, according to the practice of the primitive and Greek
Churches are still retained in our Church. In answer to a

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paper written by one of the Church of Borne to prove the
nullity of our orders ; and given to a Person of quality. The
second edition. [Anon. By Gilbert Burnet, D.D., afterwards *
Bp. of Salisbury.] pp. 94, with title and Pref. pp. 80, Chis-
well's list of books at the end pp. 4, 4to Lond. (Ric. Chiswell)

pp. 94, Pref. xxviii. 4to Lond. 1688

(Gibson, vol. iii. fol. 1.)

See Cat. No. 161. Contin. p. 54. The first edition of this book
was printed in 8vo 1677. The '* Paper" is printed at length, p. 1. The
"Person of quality" to whom it was given was Lady Terwhitt, at
whose house Burnet and Stillingflcet had the conference with Cole*
man, 3 April, 1676, see pp. 174-6 supra. Speaking of this confer-
ence Burnet says (Own Times, vol. i. p. 395) ; " Soon after that, the
lady, who continued firm upon this conference, was possessed with
new scruples about the validity of our ordinations. I got from her the
paper that was put in her hand, and answered it; and she seemed
satisfied with that likewise. But afterwards the uneasiness of her life
prevailed more on her than her scruples did, and she changed her
religion." J. H. T.

183. Concio ad clerum, habita coram Academia Cantabrigiensi, C«9/*
Junii 11<> A® 1687, pro gradu Baccalaur. in S. Theologia. Ubi
vindicatnr vera et valida Oleri Anglicani, ineunte Reforma-
tione, ordinatio. Cui accessit concio habita Julii 8, 1687,
de canonica Cleri Anglicani ordinatione. Latine reddita et
aucta a T[homa] Browne, S.T.B. Coll. D. Joh. Evang. Soc.
Ovr(o^ f)lia^ Xoyc^daOfo avOpamo^, &c. 1 Cor. iv. i. Annexum
est Instrumentum consecrationis Matth. Parker, Archiepiscopi
Cantuariensis, ex MS. C.C.C. Cant. First sermon pp. 38,
with Pref. and title pp. 14. Second sermon pp. 66, 4to Can-
tabrigiae (Jo. Hayes) 1688. (Reprinted 8vo Lond. 1731.)

See Cat. No. 162. Contin. p. 55, Fasti Oxon. vol. ii. col. 220.
The second sermon has this separate title: ^'Concio habita coram
Academia Catabrigiensi Julii 3** A* 1687, ubi vindicatur canonica
Cleri Anglicani ineunte Reformatione ordinatio : a T. Browne, S. T. B.
Coll. D. Joh. Evang. Soc. Xaypijaare fifia^ &c. 2 Cor. vii. 1." 4to
CantabrigicB (Jo. Hayes) 1688. J. H. T.

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^ The yaliditj of the consecration of Archbishop Parker is a matter
of much importance to the English Church. For if it could be proved,
as the old Papists endeavoured to bring it about, that he was no true
Archbishop or Bishop," by reason of the want of, or irregularity of
consecration, then ^' as a sequel all the Bishops that he afterwards
consecrated should be no Bishops, because he was none himself, and
therefore could not consecrate nor give order to others," &c. An
Account of the Rites and Ceremonies which took place at the Conse-
cration of Archbishop Parker, with an Introductory Preface and Notes.
Communicated to the Cambridge Antiquarian Society by the Rev.
James Goodwin, B.D. Cambridge, 1841. See also The Succession
of Bishops in the Church of England unbroken; or the Nag's Head
Fable refuted, &c., by the Rev. E. C. Harington, B.D., 1852, and
No. 2 supra. It is rejected by Lingard himself as a palpable forgery.

€tt 9m 184. A short defence of the orders of the Church of England, as
by law established : against some scattered objections of Mr.
Webster of Linne. By a Presbyter of the Diocess of Norwich
[i.e. Luke Milburne, minister of Yarmouth.]

pp, 36, 4to Lond. (Randal Taylor) 1688
See Cat. No. 163. Con tin. p. 55, I do not know who was the
Mr. Webster of Linne, against whom this tract is written, nor where
his " scatter d objections" are to be found. J. H. T.

185. A plain answer to a Popish priest, questioning the orders of
the Church of England, drawn up for the satisfaction of his
parishioners, by a minister of that Church. The second
edition, from the author's own correct copy. To which is
now annext. An answer to the Oxford Animadverter's Reflec-
tions upon it. By the same Author.

pp. 32, 4to Lond. (Sam. Smith) 1689
See Cat. No. 164. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 1000. This tract is by
Abednego Seller, who although he left Oxford without a degree, was
a man of deep and real learning. He was Hector of Combcinton
Head in Devonshire, and ejected as a nonjuror at the Revolution.
The first edition was published 1688, 4to, and was soon after an-
swered by Thos. Fairfax, a Jesuit of St. Omers, of the Fairfax fisunily

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in Yorkshire, one of the persons forced upon Magd. Coll. as a fellow
by Jaraes II. This answer appeared at the end of a book printed at
the licensed press of Obadiah Walker, Univ. Coll., entitled Twenty
one questions further demonstrating the Schism of the Church of
England, &c., 1688. Where Fairfax's answer has been printed with
this title : ^^ Some reasons tendered to impartial people why Dr. Henry
Maurice, Chaplain to his Grace of Canterbury, ought not to be traduc'd
as a Licenser of a Pamphlet entitled, ^A plain answer to a Popish
Priest,'" &c. J. H, T.

'^Fairfax was appointed in the reign of James II. professor of
Philosophy in Magdalen College, Oxford. When the revolution burst
forth in all its horrors, he was attacked in the streets of that city,
dashed on the ground and trampled upon, and narrowly escaped being
murdered outright." — Dr. Oliver.

The first edition of " A Plain Answer" contains 10 pp. 1688. ©♦M^

The second edition concludes with the doctrine of Intention. This €(♦ %*
subject is fully discussed not only by Marsden, but in Mason's Vindi-
cation of the Church of England. See Index in Lindsay's Translation.

186. A defence of the ordinations and ministry of the Church of tf^S^*
England. In answer to the scandals raised or revived against
them^ in several late pamphlets^ and particularly in one
intituled The Church of England truly represented^ &c.
TdX^Tol av0dS€i<;, &c. 2 Pet. ii. x. [Anon. By Edmund
Whitfield, B.D., fellow of Kings Coll. Cambridge.] pp. 64,
Title and "To the Reader'' pp. 6, 4to Lond. (Brab. Aylmer)


See Cat. No. 165. This Tract is in answer to No. 160 or No. 18t
supra, J. H. T.

From which is cited (p. 3) the passage referred to by Macaulay.

" Another Roman Catholic treatise begins by informing us

that the ignis fatuus of reformation which had grown to a comet by
many acts of spoil and rapine had been ushered into England, purified
of the filth which it had contracted among the lakes of the Alps."-^
Volii. p. 110.

This defence relates to the whole contest, and takes in both the old
and new objections already answered by Usher, Mason, Bramhall, &c.


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^ Allowing that all the Christianity which these after ages can pretend
to here in Britain ows its original either to Pope Elentherius and his
Legates in the reign of King Lucius, or else to Pope Gregory the First
and Austin the monk his deputy, in that of King Ethelbert, I say
allowing all this, and letting them take their choice wfiich of these
two. Popes they will make the source and Fountain of this Succession,
we are able to derive ours through this channel as well as themselves."
It is remarkable that Pope Eleutherius sent only presbyters for the
conversion of the Britons, and consequently they could not have
derived episcopal succession from Rome. Most probably they found
bishops here, as this institution came down from the first planting of
Apostolical Churches, and Lucius, like Constantino, only confirmed
the Christian religion by a national establishment. Bishops of British
Churches were present at the Councils of Aries, Nice, Sardica and
Ariminum, iu which canons were passed by metropolitans and other
bishops without the confirmation of the Patriarch of Rome. It is
also remarkable that Augustine was consecrated bishop by Etherius,
Archbishop of Aries, and that his predecessors had aspired to raise
that metropolitan seat into a kind of Pontificate of Gaul. " Under Leo
the Great, a.d. 445, the supremacy of the Roman See was brought to
the issue of direct assertion on his part, of inflexible resistance on that

of bis opponent Hilarius, the Archbishop of Aries, inflexibly

resisted all the authority of the Pope and of St. Peter ; and confronted
the Pope with the bold assertion of his unbounded metropolitan power .'^
(Milman's Hist, of Latin Christianity, vol. i. pp. 192-3.) Thus had the
British Church not been Metropolitan, it would have been under the
jurisdiction of Aries not of Rome, subject not to the Roman Supremacy
but to the Gallic Liberties. Notwithstanding that Augustine and his
successors acknowledged the primacy of the bishop of Rome, *' it does
not yet appear that, for above 600 years after, any of them were
required at their consecration to take an oath of fidelity and obedience
to their lord pope." — Burnet's Vindication of the Ordinations of the
Church of England, p. 87; Lewis's Life of Dr. Rejmold Pecock, p.
122 ; Mendham's Life of S. Pius V. ad calc.

Stillingfleet's Origines Britannicee contains a learned history of the
antiquity of our church, which was probably founded by St Paul,
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187. The validity of the Orders of the Charch of England^ made
out against the objections of the Papists, in several Letters to
a Gentleman of Norwich, that desired satisfaction therein.
By Humphrey Prideaux, D.D., Prebendary of Norwich, pp.
128, 4to Lond, (John Richardson, for Brab. Aylmer) 1688

See Cat. No. 166. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii. col. 25, and 1058. The
reference to col. 25 is an error of Peck. I can find nothing there
relating to this hook or its author. The Preface tells us that the
^' Gentleman of Norwich, who desired satisfaction, was Mr. Anthony
Norris, late a justice of the peace for the County of Norfolk." The
book begins by an Account of the Conference between Mr. Barbery
and Mr. Kipping on the Anglican side, and Mr. Acton a Jesuit and
Mr. Brown on the other, concerning the validity of English orders.
Mr. Norris having been present at this conference sent Dr. Prideaux
an anonymous paper, containing his ^'Summary of the Conference."
This led to a correspondence between him and Dr. Prideaux, which
occupies the remainder of the pamphlet. J. H. T.

This learned divine was bom in 1648, died 1724. A second edi-
tion of , this treatise was printed, with other ecclesiastical tracts by the
same author, 8vo Lend. 1716.

188. Roman Catholicks nncertain whether there be any trueC*!^
Priests or Sacraments in the Church of Rome ; evinced by an
argument urg^d and maintain^ (upon their own principles)
against Mr. Edward Goodal of Prescot in Lancashire. By
Thomas Marsden, Vicar of Walton in the same County. The
Treatise divided into two parts. The first being explicative

of terms. The second Argumentative, pp. 136, Title, Pref.
and Contents pp. 8. 4to Lond. (Walter Kettilby) 1688

See Cat. No. 167. Contiu. p. 57. Ath. Oxon. vol. ii, col. 1025.

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