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Men oblige themselves to, by an Oath, p. 5. Important Ends, to which the use of Oaths ferve, p. 6. 7. Necessary Obligation of an Oath, and the fad Consequences of Perjury, p. 8, Falihood and Per. jury abhorred by the most civilized Nations, p. 10, 11. In what Cases the Obligation of promissory Oaths is diffolved: In particular, how the Oath of Allegiance to K. James II. was so, p.12,--16. Such as take the Daths to K. George, and yet remain Enemies to the Government, cannot be excused from Perjury, p. 16, 17. The Obje&tion, That they are under Force, answered, p. 18,

Proper means to preserve the Authority of Oaths, 7. 22, ad fin.

Numb. VIII. Letters to the Author. 1. Some humorous Reflections on the Four firft Pa. pers, p. 4, 7.

II. An Extract out of Charron of Wisdom, in Prose. cution of some Passages in the Fifth Occasional Paper, p. 7, 12.

III. A Letter from an unknown Author, expressing his Displeasure at some Passages in the foregoing Papers, thought to be favourable to the Diflenters, p. 12,


V. A Letter from a Diffenter, pressing the Author to speak more Home in the Diffenters Cause, po 150 -19.

V. An angry Letter from one of Lesley's Fraternity, P. 19, 20.

VI. A Letter of Congratulation to che Author upon the Design of his Paper, p. 21,24.

Numb. IX. Of censure. What it is, p. 5. Sometimes vertuous and useful, p. 6, 7. Some things, in which Censure should be whol. ly spared, P: 7. Censure of Magistrates and Statesmen conlider'd, 8. Of Speakers in Publick, and Authors, p. 9, 10.

Of the several Professions of Religion, p. 11. Of private Persons, and in common Life, p. 12.

Ure fulness of juft Criticism, p. 12, 13, 14. When Censure is vicious and criminal, p. 14, ad finem.

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Numb. X. An Expedient for Peace among all Protestants,

Part 2d. This Expedient (begun in Numb. IV.) carried into the Church, p. 3. Scripture-Canons have a Right to set aside whatever ftands in the way of their own Ob. servation, p. 4. Several Causes of Difference in Opinion enumerated, p. 4. Simple Difference in Opinion innocent; when it runs to Animosity, criminal, p. 5. The Apoftolical Canons for Peace in Difference of Sentiments, p. 6,- 11. Three Proposals grounded on the foregoing Cainons, p. 11. Consent neceffary to a Man's being a Member of any particular Church, p.12, Every Church must have a Right of judging for itself, and ating accordingly within its own Society, p. 13. But Temporal Force no Part of Church-Power, p. 13. 14. The Sense of binding and loosing, p. 15. And of Compelling to come in, p. 16. Coercion in Matters of Religion, contrary to Reason, Religion and a good Life, Pi 16,

And the Cause of Schism, p. 19. Advan• tages of equal Liberty, pi 20,-----28.


Numb, XI. The Danger of the Constitution considerid.

Ill Consequences of the Abuse of Words ; particu. larly this of the Constitution; p. 3,-- 5. Sense of the Word as applied to the State, p. 5. Strictly applicable to our Forin of Government, by King, Lórds and Commons. p. 6, 7. The Revolation not properly a Breach of the Constitution, but a Return to it, po 8 -10. The Name of Constitution sometimes, buc more improperly, applied to particular Laws ettablished, p. 10. The Legislature cannot bind itself from altering these, p. is. Though some Laws have a pe

11 culiar Excellency; and it may be hoped will not be violated by a good Government, p. 12. The Excellence of a Constitution to be able and ready to change Laws as there is Occasion, p. 13. This applied to the Septennial Ait, and the Supension of the Habeas Corpus fit, p. 14; 15.

Constitution of the Church, as a religious Society, and as by Law established, p. 16. In the last View alterable, Absurdity of contending against all Alterations, p 19.


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Numb. XII. Remarks on a Pamphlet, entituled, The

Church of England the fole Encourager of Free. Thinking, &c.

With a Letter to the Author, representing the diffe. rent Consequences of Learning among us, and among the antient Greeks and Romans, p. 13, 14. This Difference owing to the different Methods of Education. Theirs design'd to make wiser and better; Qurs to lift Men into Parties. Theirs to find out Truth : Ours to enable People to maintain a Set of Principles already settled, p. 15. Several Reflections upon the Conduct of our Universities, p. 16, 66.



Numb. I. Of Orihodoxy.
HAT it is in general, p. 3. When apply'd

to Religion, p. 4. Scripture Revelation the W

Measure of it in Christian Religion, p. 5,6.

By Degrees Men endeavour'd to make their Sense of Scripture pass for this Measure. Protestation made against this Condue at the Reformation. Yet Protestants have fallen into it, p. 7, 8. No Foundation for doing so, in Nature or Scripture' p. 9. The PraRice an Aifront to Scripture, and Discouragement to the Study of it, p. 10; 11. Too great a Trust for falli. hle Men; is itself Persecution, and the Source of every other kind of it. Has a Tendency to stifle Truth, p. 12, -14. Arrogant in Papifts, p. 14. Worle in all those who pretend not to Infallibility: Worst of all in Dissenters froin the National Establishment, pois.


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Remarks on a Paper, callid, The Duty of holling fast she Form of Sound Words, p. 16. Assembly at Westmin. fter direct all to Scripture as the only Rule of Faith, p. 17. Assemblies of good Men may mistake the Sense of God's Word, p. 19. Human Tefts of Orthodoxy not proper Means to preserve Unity and Peace, p. 20. Not necessary to prevent Scepticism, p. 21. Or to keep bad Principles out of the Church, p. 22. Or to give Denominations to Parties, p. 22. Difficult to describe Fundamentals in Christianity. No Mistake Fundamental, but that which consists not with a good Heart and Life, P. 24.

Numb. II. Letters to the Author Containing, 3. A Vindication of the Character of a Proteftant

a from modern Diftinctions, p. 4.

2. Of the Roebuck Procession, Fan, 19, dr. p. 11, 3. Of canvalling for Places, especially by Church

4. Of the Jumble and Mischief of unconnected Ideas, P. 21.

$. Of the Dissenters writing little against Popery in K. James's Time, P: 25.

Numb. III. Of Plots. The Cause of them, p. 4. 5. Methods, whereby Papists, and High-fliers in Concurrence, have carried them on againit our Government, p. 6,-8. Methods

, of Discovery and Disappointment, p. 8,-II. What Reason they have still to fear ill Success, p. 12,13. Plots no Reflection on Liberty, p. 14. 15. Hopes of seeing

p Popery restor'd, the true Reason of their bold Perfe. verance in plotting, p. 16–18. Thefe Hopes now

p10,greatly lesened, p. 19, 20. What Use to be inade of their Discovery, p. 27, 8c. Numb. IV. Of removing the Incapacities of Diflenters.

Incapacitating Acts either not formed at firft against Proteftant Dilencers, or intended to serve very bad Designs, p. 4, 8. Account of their Behaviour under their Oppressions, p. 8,---- 12. lll Consequence



of these Incapacities to Religion, and the common In-
tereft of Proteftants, p. 12, 13. To the Interests of
the King and Nation, p.14, —16. Advantages to
the State in the several Branches of it from the Re-
moval of them, p. 17-19. To the Reformation of
Manners, p. 20. No Danger to the establish's Church
from it, p. 21. But Service to it, by taking off the
Odium of Persecution, p. 21, 22. As it will be for
the Safety of the State, p. 23. As they will be a Ba.
lance to the Jacobites, p. 24. The Diffenters Regard
to the Church in Popish Reigns, p, 25, 26. Jacobites
more dangerous to the Church than Dissenters, p. 27.
Acts in Force keep not many Enemies to the Church
out of Power, p. 28. Repeal of these Acts serviceable
to the Church, as the Jacobites are moft for the Conti.
nuance of them, p. 29, 30. No Danger of Uneasiness
from it to any true Friends of the Government; but
only to its Enemies, whom it cannot oblige, p. 31,32.

Numb. V. Of Political Friendship.
This understood to be settled in all Communities,
between the Body and ell particular Members, for
Preservation of Property, p. 3,5. The same implied
in Alliances between independent States, p. 5. Private
Intereft and private Opinion renounced in neither, p.o.
The Term sometimes taken in a bad Sense for Craft and
Tricking, p. 7.

Virtues required to true Political Friendship, p. 8. Remarkable Instances of it, p.9-II. Grounds and Reasons of it, p. 11, 12. Hindrances of it, p. 138-15. Advantages of it, p. 15.-13. Mischief of viola- . ting it, p. 18. Danger of a false Pretence to it, p. 19, r.


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Numb. VI. Of A&s of Grace. They have their Rise from Royal Favour, p. 3. DifFerenc Forms of them, p. 4. The Source and Reasons of them, p. 5-8. T'he good Effects, which may be hoped to flow from them, p. 9, -11. Abuses they are liable to, p. 12, 13. Regulations of them, which Prudence suggefts, p. 14--20. The Reasonableness of ftrengthening the Hands of all the known Friends of a


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