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Prevac ra ther as another Book, than a Preface; and to that end I have set the Contents of it before it, as Writers commonly do before their Books, Could I have foreseen it would have been fo long, I would have made it a Book by it felf; but however I think it is all one to the Reader, and the Interests of Truth, whether he hath an Anfwer to your Book in a joint, or a feparate Treatise ; and those who think it not worth the while to read such an Answer under the Title of a Preface, would, I believe, have as little mind to read it, if it were published lipgly in a diftinct Book.

When you please, Sir, to make a Reply, I hope you'll put your Name to it, as I have put mine to this Book, and thereby shew the World, that you are neither alham'd or afraid to own what you have written in your Book of the Rights, or the Preface to it, or to appear in the defence of them. Afhamid you ought not to be for discovering a Craft, I mean the Craft of Priests, who, if you write Truth, have bubbld and cheated the World, at least ever since the Priestly Office was divided from the Regal; nor ought you to be afraid for publishing wholesome and seasonable Doctrines, to deliver Mankind from the Slavery of an usurped Power, under which, if Men will believe it , ic bach been so long

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bera blind, and ungrateful, as to persecute their a Preface; and Deliverer, would not your Sufferings carry a ontents of it be Reward of great Glory And would

with there in do before their it not be for your everlasting Honour to be n it would have a Confeffor for detecting such

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pretend to refute ? Pray, Sir, remember ink it is all one

that Socrates, who dy'd for one great Truth, erests of Truth,

hath had not only Statues erected, but Medals Atruck for the Honour of his Memory, and by his Sufferings hath left such a glorious Idea of himself in the Minds of Men, that his Name hath been transmitted to Posterity, like the Pictures of Saints, with a Glory about it,

and to this day is not mentioned but with a fell fuch Honour, as is usually paid to the Memo.

ries of such excellent Men, as were, or endeavoured to be Reformers of their Country, and Benefactors to Mankind. Sir, remember his great Example, and fear not at a venture to publish your Name, that it may for ever live, and be venerable with his, who attempted to deliver his Country, truly Priest-ridden, from the Religious Slavery, and Impositions of craf

ty Priests. Take Courage then, Sir, and let you

the World know your worthy Name, that it may be immortalized with that of Mr. Bl-'s, and T-, and Afs, and Stmans's and other such Hero's, whose Principles are cited in the Rehearsal, and in the Ax" laid to the Root of Christianity, that you may be a glorious in your Ashes after you are dead, 2

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