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The First Part containeth an historical narration of what hap-
pened to the author about his first doubts in religion; how they
grew and were increased, especially after his Majesty had remitted
him to the Lord of Canterbury, and he with his chaplains and
some other learned men had dealt with him.

The Second Part sheweth what resolution he took to read over
more diligently Protestant books for clearing a special doubt
that he had conceived of their unsincere writing, and what he
found therein ; to wit, far more untruths than ever he could have

imagined ; which he sheweth by many examples out of sundry

writers of his own experience.

The Third Part handleth the like search made into Catholic

books, to see whether they do hold the same style and manner of

proceeding, which he examineth by looking upon such imputa-

tions of falsities as are laid against them by some Protestant

authors; as, namely, by Mr. Matthew Sutcliffe: and what sub-

stance he found therein. And, finally, what conclusion he made

of all, after some conference had with a certain old man of the

Catholic religion.

TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS

CONTAINED

IN THIS BOOK.

THE FIRST PART
Of this Treatise, containing my dealing with the Lord of

Canterbury.

CHAPTER I.

PAGE Of the chief doubts and difficulties which offered themselves

unto me in reading over the aforesaid book of the “ Defence of the Censure,” for which I repaired finally to his Majesty .......

....... 1

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CHAPTER II.
Of my resolution to deliver the book, entitled the “ Defence

of the Censure,” to the King's Majesty, as I did, with a
memorial, at Greenwich on Good Friday, being the 6th of
April, in the year of our Lord 1604. And how I was
called that same day to the council table before my Lord
of Canterbury and others............

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31

CHAPTER III.
What order my Lord of Canterbury took with me, both by

fair means and foul, for my satisfaction, upon my second
appearance before him at Lambeth, the next day after,
being Easter Eve ......

.. 43

PAGE

CHAPTER IV.
Of my third and fourth appearance before my Lord at Lam-

beth, and how differently he proceeded with me from the
first and second time

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CHAPTER V.
How I, being dismissed by my Lord of Canterbury, with

two books of Mr. Bell, I returned into the country; and
what cogitations I had by the way, and what happened
unto me there with the commissary; and of the reading
over of one of Mr. Bell's volumes, entitled, “ The Ana-
tomy of Popish Tyranny ;” and what I found therein ...

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CHAPTER VI.
Of my journey to the visitation at Baldock to meet with Mr.

Doctor Downham, for conference about my doubts, and
what passed therein, and what satisfaction he gave me,
both there, and at his house..........

......... CHAPTER VII. What I did when I came home from the Conference with

Mr. Dr. Downham; and how first I took in hand to confer Mr. Charke's Reply with the “ Defence of the Censure;" and what I found therein ........

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CHAPTER VIII.
Of the perusal of Mr. Bell's second book, entitled the “Sur-

vey of Popery ;” and what satisfaction it gave me .........

CHAPTER IX.
How I fell upon a third book of Mr. Bell's writing, entitled

“ The Downfal of Popery;” which I perused also, but
found as little satisfaction as in any other thing I had
read before, in regard of the unsincere dealing discovered
therein .........

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CHAPIN

CHAPTER X.
Of my repair to London and Lambeth for exhibiting my fifth

appearance before my Lord of Canterbury, and of Mr.
Dr.Covell's book in defence of Mr. Hooker, &c., and what

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