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VINDICATION

OF

ور

The Book of the Roman Catholic Church,"

A G A IN S T

THE REVEREND

GEORGE TOWNSEND'S

Accusations of History against the

Church of Rome:"

WITH

NOTICE OF SOME CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST THE

BOOK OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH," IN THE PUBLI-
CATIONS OF DOCTOR PHILLPOTTS, THE REV. JOHN
TODD, M. A. F.S. A. THE REV. STEPHEN ISAACSON, B. A.
THE REV. JOSEPH BLANCO 'WHITE, M. A. B. D.

AND IN SOME ANONYMOUS PUBLICATIONS.

BY CHARLES BUTLER, Esq.

WITH COPIES OF
DOCTOR PHILLPOTTS'S FOURTH LETTER TO MR. BUTLER,

Containing a CHARGE against Dr. LINGARD ;

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A LETTER OF DOCTOR LINGARD T() MR. BUTLER,

In REPLY to the Charge.

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« I DO NOT HOLD, THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC RE-
“ LIGION IS ONE WHICH ENJOINS DISLOYALTY:

I DO NOT HOLD THE MAXIM, THAT FROM THEIR
« SCRUPLES ABOUT THE OATH OF SUPREMACY THEY ARE

" A DISLOYAL PEOPLE:

« I DO NOT HOLD, THAT THEY MAINTAIN ANY SUCH
« BELIEF, AS THAT THE POPE MAY DEPOSE PROTESTANT
“ PRINCES, OR ABSOLVE CATHOLIC SUBJECTS FROM ALLE-
“ GIANCE TO THEM; OR THAT NO FAITH IS TO BE KEPT
6 WITH HERETICS, OR PERSONS OF A DIFFERENT RELI.
“ GIOUS PERSUASION FROM THEMSELVES.”

Extract from the Speech of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Horsley,

Bishop of St. Asaph, on the 10th May 1805; p. 131.
-Printed for Cuthell & Martin.

Luke Hansard & Sons,
near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London.

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Doctrine of the Council of Trent, denied by Mr.

Townsend

15

Asserted and shown

ib.

2.-His observation on Roman Catholic Miracles 17

The doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church

respecting the belief of Miracles, stated 18

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LETTERS IV AND V.

MR. TOWNSEND'S ASSERTION OF THE PURER FAITH OF THE

Welsh CHRISTIANS

21

Denied

ib.

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LETTER IX.

KING John.

1.–Mr. Townsend's declaration, that c he is almost

« tempted to believe all the accusations of Protestants

“ against the fairness and candour of the Church of

“ Rome; and could also accuse the Author of "The

c Book of the Roman Catholic Church, of insidious

“ Jesuitism,' for his representation of the conduct of

“ King John, in the cession of the kingdom to the

“ Pope

36

Both accusations shown to be perfectly groundless, ib.

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