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CONVERSATION

Betwixt an

English Roman Catholick Nobleman,

AND A.

GENTLEMAN

His FRIEND of the

Church of ENGLAND.

Lord. I
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T is hard that by your late Act of
Parliament I muft either lofe my
Estate or change my Religion.
Gentleman. I think your Lordship ought not
to lofe your Eftate, till you have firft confi-
dered how far your Confcience will allow you
to Conform to what is required of you,

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L. If I thought I could fave my Soul in the Church of England, I would think my self obliged to preferve my Right and Pofterity.

G. Pray, My Lord, what is there in the Communion of the Church of England fhould make you think your Soul in any Danger? Would there be any Hazard of your Soul if there were no Invocation of Saints that are Dead in the Publick Offices of the Church: No Pictures or Images of God to be feen there: No Elevation of the Hoft, which was but of late Years brought into the Church: No Prayers for Souls out of Purgatory: If the Publick Prayers were in the vulgar Tongue: And if the Sacrament were given in both Kinds? For these are all the differences you will find betwixt your Publick Offices and ours.

the Church, elfe I think munion of

L. But I keep
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cannot fave my

G. Your Lordship means in the Communion of the Church of Rome.

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JD

(1) L. Yes, for the is the Mother Church, and Center of Unity to all other Churches, infomuch that who are not of her Communion, are out of the Pale of the Catholick Church. G. My Lord, it is certain that Jerufalem was the Mother Church, where Chrift firft planted the Gofpel, and Commanded that it hould be thence propagated to all other Nations, as he himselfsaid, beginning at Ferufalem,

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