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GOVERNMENTE

OF
* CHURCHES;

A discourse
Pointing at the Primitive

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Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer
to the Universitie of Cama

bridge. 1641.

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To the most Gracious

JAMES, Duke of Lennox, Earl of March, &c. L. Warden of the Cinque Ports, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and one of his Majesties most Honourable. Privie Couna

Sel, his very good LORD.
Ayit please your Grace.

The advantage this slight worthlesse piece aimech at, in this addresse, is of great consequence, but of a civil and moderate nature. It is no marvel if it desire to go forth under so

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great a Name, that is not like to appear considerable to the world otherwise . But the Countenance it demandeth, is according as the cause may deserve: more it must not expect from your Justice, lefse it cannot expect from your Good nesle. If it fail of the Truth, it is a Child rebellious to the Fathers intentions, and according to the Law of Moses, here he bringeth him forth to receive his doom. If it have anything considerable in a Cause where in the world is so well informed

... long long since, my suit is, that from your Graces hands it may be derived to the publick. The Lord of Heaven and Earth blesse your Grace with happinesse of this life, and of that which is to come. So prayes

Your Graces most

humble Chaplain, HERBERT Thorndike.

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