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PREFACE.

The Editor is happy to find himself at length enabled to publish the third volume of the Works of Archbishop Bramhall; which carries the work forwards to the end of the Second Part of his Discourses. The fourth volume, containing the Third Part, will appear, he hopes, in the course of the next three months. Of the Discourses now published, the first (being the last of the First Part) is employed in defence of the Succession of English Bishops, against the Romanists*; and is reprinted, as regards the text, from the original edition of 1658 (Hague, 8vo.), the Advertisement and Postscript prefixed, from a republication of the book in 1659 (London, 8vo.), and of the documents contained in the Appendix, which were added in the folio edition of Bramhall's Works in 1676-7, the first from the original Register, the second from a fac-simile of the original, published by the Cambridge Antiquarian Society (see below p. 210, note a). The remaining three Discourses constitute the Second Part of the collected works, those "against the English Sectaries.” The first of them, the Fair Warning against Scottish Dis

• In the Replic. to the Bp. of Chalcedon, vol. ii. p. 246 (Disc. iii. Pt. i.), Bramhall has been guilty of a very unfortunate mistranslation of some words of Camden's, relating to the subject of the tract mentioned above in the text; which was overlooked until that volume was through the press. Camden (Annal. Eliz., P. i. p. 23), in speaking of the changes among the Bishops upon Queen Elizabeth's accession, relates, that three Bishops, Scot, Pates, and Goldwell, sponte mutarunt solum," the fact being, that they fled abroad on account of the Queen's religious measures.

Bram

hall renders—"changed their religion of their own accord;" which is exactly what they did not do. Sir R. Baker (Chron. p. 329, ed. 1674) has precisely the same error in the same words, but as I have not access to an earlier edi. tion of his Chronicle than that of 1674 (the book was first published in 1641), it is not clear whether he or Bramhall originated the error, or indeed whether it did not arise from mere carelessness in both cases. It should be added, that Bramhall wrote the book in question whilst in exile, from notes, and without books, and was therefore unable to correct an error once made.

cipline, of which an account will be found belowb, appeared originally in 1649; when two editions of the tract were published, both in Holland, but without place or name, one in 32, the other in 36 pp. 4to., the former by foreign printers, and full of mis-spellings, and with a particular clause omitted (see p. 280, note m.), the other more correctly and with the omitted clause inserted. The latter of the two was republished at the Hague in 1661, with a new title-page giving Bramhall's name, and accompanied by Baillie's answerd (a

b One Robert Baillie, a Presbyterian Church. We have no time, nor doe minister of some note, was sent with we think it fitt, to print ane answer" several others to Charles II. at the (Baillie and the other Commissioners Hague in 1649, upon the King's mur to the Committee of Estates in Scotder, to offer him the Scottish crown, land, April 3, 1649 ; ibid. p. 87).-—“upon condition of his good behaviour “ I feare I must engage with Dr. and strict observation of the Covenant, Bramble ; for his Warning, it does so and of his entertaining no other persons much ill to the King and all about about him than such as were godly him” (same to Mr. Rob. Douglass, men and faithful to that obligation'" Hague, April 17, 1649; ibid. p. 90). (Clarend., Hist. of the Rebell., bk. xii. - Semper cognovi studium curamque init.-- from the Duke of Argyle's Pro tuam, ut meus contra Doctorem Brainclamation of Charles II. in Scotland). blium jam Belgicè loquentem libellus There were at the time three distinct transferretur etiam Belgicè" (same to parties of Scotsmen at Charles' court, Voetius, Sept. 13, 1649 ; ibid. p. 103). each violently opposed to the other, the “Bramble," the name here used, aphigh royalists and churchmen headed pears to have been employed upon all by Montrose, the Presbyterian “lords occasions for Bram] apparently of the engagement,” who supported through a sincerely innocent miskirk and covenant, but stopped short spelling, by Baillie and his friends; of the extreme measures of Cromwell who distort all English names in a and the Independents, both in Church manner the most grotesque.

Even and state, led by Hamilton and Lau in the “Charge of the Scottish Comderdale, and the Commissioners above missioners against the Lieutenant of mentioned, from the Duke of Argyle Ireland,” Dec, 16, 1640 (in Rushw. and the more violent covenanters, who vol. iv. p. 770), which was drawn up by then governed Scotland (Clarend., ibid.). Baillie, Strafford is accused of advancing These circumstances, with the follow “his chaplain, Dr. Bramble(so spelt in ing passages from Baillie's Letters and

the original paper as published in 1641), Journals, will explain the history and “not only to the Bishoprick of Derry, but bearing of Bramhall's tract, which is also to be Vicar General of Ireland ;" an uncompromising attack upon Scot and in Baillie's letters no other name tish Presbyterianism.-"I am certainly

So also Sharp, whilst " Solienformed, by a printer, that that in citor to the Presbytery of Scotland" famous person, who goes under the with Charles II. in 1660, writes to a name of Grallator" (i. e. one who Mr. Douglas at Edinburgh, June 23, walks upon stilts or crutches), “hes that “all the Bishops for Ireland are a big volume reddy of the late practises nominated, and Dr. Bramble is Archof the Scottish Kirk in the exercize of bishop of Armagh” (see White Kendiscipline, which ye may think are nett's Reg. and Chron. Eccl. and Civil, willingly furnished to him by some

p. 186).

And see above in vol. i. banished Scotsmen" (Mr. W. Spang,

p. xxx. note t. Baillie's cousin, under the name of W. ci. e. “ Dr. John Bromwell, Lord Anderson, to Baillie, at the Hague, Bishop of Londonderie in Ireland.” March is, 1649; — vol. iii. p. 79, of "Review of Dr. Bramble late Bp. Baillie's Letters and Journals, new of Londonderry, his Fair Warning edit. in 1811).--"Doctor Bramble of against the Scotes Disciplin; by R. Derrie hes printed the other day at B. G. (Robert Baylie or Baillie, Delph a wicked pamphlet against our Glasguensis), 4to. Delph. 1649.

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