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TO

A PREBENDARY:

BEING

AN ANSWER TO

REFLECTIONS ON POPERY,

By the Rev. J. STURGES, LL.D.

Prebendary and Chancellor of Winchester, and Chaplain to his Majesty.

WITH REMARKS ON TRE OPPOSITION OF

HOADLYISM

TO THE

Doctrines of the Church of England.

SECOND EDITION,

CORRECTED AND ENLARGED.

BY

THE REV. JOHN MILNER, M. A. F. S. A.

CORK:

Printed and sold, by permission of the author,
BT JAMES HALY, BOOKSELLER, KING'S-ARMS, EXCUANGE; AND ALSO,

RY 1. FITZPATRICK, CAPEL-STREET, DUBLIN.

1802,

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CONTENTS.

Introduction.
OCCASION of the present work.–Character and authen-

ticity of the author's History and Survey of Winchester.---
Illiberality and impropriety of the terms Papist and Popery.
- Nature of the charges brought against the religion and
person of the author.-Reply to a libel on the latter by the
annotator on the Pursuits of Literature.- Hints concerning
the author of that work-Necessity of repelling the attack

of Dr. S.-Examination of his reasons why his book should

not be answered.-Condition of the French emigrant clergy,

and of the English Catholics.-Virulence of certain late

writers.- POSTSCRIPT.-Refutation of Dr, S.'s supple-

mentary note.-State of the controversy on the subject of

the first letter.

Page 1--22.

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LETTER III.

Religious Observances.
Groundless dread of superstition-Fabricated account of Ca.

tholic observances.- Date of monastic institute.-Misrepre-
sentations of it by Dr. S.-Ingratitude to his founders.
Vulgar errors concerning compensations for fin.-Advantages
to fociety from monastic institutes.-Defence of regular prac-
tices.-Occasion of dispute concerning clerical celibacy.-Lu-
dicrous objections of Dr. S.-Alarming doctrines on this head.
-Advantages of clerical celibacy:--Exemplified in late occur-
rences.- POSTSCRIPT.- Weak defence of Dr. S.-Un-
generous attempts to mend his arguments. P. 47-80.

LETTER IV.

Persecution.
Groundless prejudices on this subject.-Artifices used to inflame

and perpetuate them. -Necessity of striking a true balance in
this matter.- Persecution no tenet of Catholic faith, by rea-
son of particular instances of it: as this argument may be re-
torted. -Occasion of the severities exercised on the Albi.
genses.--Their origin, and infamous tenets and behaviour.-
Dr. Rennell's quotation of 3d can. iv, Conc. Lat-Egregious
mistake concerning the authority of that canon.-Seditious
and irreligious tenets of Wycliff and his followers.--Fatal
consequences of them in England. The doctrine of Hufs no
less destructive to religion and government.-Refutation of
Dr. S's charges against the council of Constance.—Misrepre-
sentation of the massacre of Paris.—Errors concerning the in-
quifition.-Fallification of a passage in Bossuet's Variations.

-Pretexts for Mary's persecution.--Ditto for that of Eliza-
beth.-Number, character, and torments of the respective suf-
ferers._POSTSCRIPT.--Straits to which Dr. S. is reduc.
ed on this subject.-Fruitless endeavour to qualify his charge.

P. 80-1370

LETTER V.

The Reformation.
Exaggerated charges of the irreligion and barbarity of former

times by modern writers.--True Itate of the arts, learning, and
rcligion of the middle ages.--Comparison between the Reform-

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