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These circumstances, and the variety of his sources, produced the title of his Book; for it will be found to exbibit at once, the Relics of the Romish, and the various traits of the Reformed, Religion; the the former, interesting by the antiquity, solemnity, and the deep-laid policy of its institutions; the latter merits not less ‘attention, from the energy of character with which its progress has been connected, and by the various displays of polemical combats and effervescences of enthusiasm.

It will doubtless soon be discovered that the author is a member of the Church of England, and a friend to the sobriety and liberality of its institutions. In questions, about which common sense may differ he has endeavoured to avoid becoming a partizan; but he has never flattered the rant and the cant, the weaknesses and the follies, the errors and the vices, the crimes and the abominations, or the cruelty and intolerance of fanatics, enthusiasts, and bigots of any description. Papists, idolaters, Puritans, Saints, Pharisees, Seekers, Jumpers, “light, brisk, and airy,'' long bearded Joanna Southcotians, Quakers, and Quakery-all pass, in his magic lantern, before the eye of the reader, and in regard to all, the author has nothing extenuate nor aught set down in malice.”

Every fact in the Annals of Religion, which could gratify the curiosity of the reader, and serve as a beacon to point out the haven where alone we can find rest, or to warn us from the rocks, where destruction is inevitable, has been sedulously comprised in the present work.

It would he unfitting to deny such moral tendency, and unbecoming not to have had one; nevertheless, the chief object of the Book has been to gratify curiosity on subjects of Ecclesiastical History, and in a form which should invite the examination of tens of thousands who from idleness or indifference would neither Lardner nor Mosheim.

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Way to Promotion... ibid Leo the Tenth

103

Excommunication.... 52 Saint Ambrose

104

Persecution....

53 | Priestly Power.

105

Flechier...

54 Sympathy of Nature. 106

Charity

ibid Bishop Squire.... 107

Constantine

55 Saint Michael

108

Bishop of Strasbourg 56 Bara ...

110

Wesley.

57 Saint Lawrence.. 111

ibiit Massillon.

113

Fox..

ibid Intrepid Bishop 114

Athanasius

58 Doctor South.... ibid

Saint George.

ibid Reverend Mr. Drake - 116

Monks..

61 | Jews

116

Relics..

ibid Island of Capraria 117

Carthusians

63 Cardinal Ximines

Relics..

64 Saint Denys ...

119

Jesuits

65 Delicate Artifice..

Fanaticism.

66 Doctor Shaw...

121

Saint Francis.

72 Preferment

122

Bossuet

73 Irish Priest

123

The Seven Sleepers.. 75 Doctor Wiatts.

125

Boetius M'Egan.. 77 | Mountain Convents..

126

Doctor Barrow...... 79 Pope Joan..

127

Archbishop Mountain ibid Archbishop Chicheley 128

Simon Brown .... 80 | Cardinal du Bois .... ibid

Transubstantiation... 81 Pulpit Flattery..

129

Bishop Atterbury... E2 Doctor Berkeley.....

139
Penance.

83 Saint Pol de Leon.. ibid

Divines of the Seven-

Doctor South....

134

teenth Century ibid Monkish Miracles

135

The Prior of Cosmo ibid Easter Customs...

136

Caricaturing

Cross Writing

137

French Curate

88 | Episcopal Charity.
Monks and Saints 89 | Prussian Mook...

130

Mlonkish Erudition 92 Saint Jerome..... ibad

Ventriloquism.... 93 The Patriarch Nicon 140

End of the World. 94 | Irish Visions .... 141

Martyrs

96 | Albigensian War... 142

Archbishop Nevill... 97 John Knox..

143
Bishop Latimer .... 99 The Quakers .
Doctor Delany

100 | Bishop of Winchester ibid

Father Bernard

101 Prebend of Rochester 145

Tithe Reckoning 102 | Atterbury

ibid

87

138

144

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Faithful Pastor..... 116 Epitaph, &c. of Count
Popes ....
148 Gleichen

184
Abbé Guillon

152 Monument in St. Paul's
Curate of Lanebourgh ibid Cathedral..

186
Thomas á Becket.... 154 | Monkish Prayers..

ibid
Irish Learning

155 Ludicrous Epitaph 187
Daring Clerical Enter- Sigerius of Wittem-
prise

156
berg ....

ibid
Doctor Madox

157 | Funeral Honours.. ibid
L'Abbe Picot
158 Corrigiuncula

188
Single-Pen Warner". ibid Wesley's Clerk......

ibid
Singular Distinction.. 159 To Die is Gain

189
Doctor Taylor

ibid Origin of the Order of
Pope Boniface the sth 161 Christian Charity.. 190
The Trinity.
162 Toleration

191
Saint Alban
161 Melancthon

192
The Virgin Mary. 166 Saint Clement

ibid
Martyrdom

107 Thomas a Becket.... 194
Whimsical Interuption ibid Clerical Extravagance ibid
Jesuits ..

168 The Dry Pan and Gra-
Doctor Bentley.

170 dual Fire....... ibid
Electioneering Sermon 17 Jews....

197
Ductor Donne... 172 | Bishop Hough

ibid
Fenelon

ibid Saint Cyprian..... 198
Pope Telsphonis 173 | The Church of Rome ibid
Clerical Dancing · ibid Saint Augustine..., 199
Expelling an evil Spi- French Modesty ibid
rit

174 Clerical Complaisance ibid
Hallowed Candles 176 Pious Liberty...... 200
The Rev. Mr. Fawkes 177 Ridiculous Epitaphs. ibid
Religious Chastity .. ibid Cock-fighting Bishop 201
Epitaph

ibid Lean Livings..... 202
Spanish Piety... 178 Religious Books ibid
L'Abbe Bernier ibid Fox the Martyrologist 203
John Maldonat. 180 Saint Catherine..... 204
The Quietists

ibid. Pious Quaintness... 207
Pluralists..

181 Catholicism..... ibid
Purgatory
182 John of Leyden

208
Archbishop Laud. 183 Purgatory

210
Papal Progeny... ibid Doctor Jortin

ibid
Bishop Aylmer.. ibid Bishop Latimer...... 211

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