Miracles not ceas'd.

TO HIS GRACE

GEORGE Duke of Bucking­ham, &c. Of his miraculous Cure, and of the rest of all the most wonderfull and glorious Miracles and Cures, wrought by a Roman Catholick Priest, in and about the Cities of Lon­don and Westminster, in the Moneths of Iune and Iuly 1663, in confirmation of the holy Roman Catholick Faith.

By A. S.

‘These Signes shall follow them that be­lieve.’ Mark 16. 17.

‘Benedicite Deum coeli, & coram omnibus vi­ventibus confitemini ei, quia fecit vobiscum misericordiam suam. Etenim sacramentum Regis abscondere bonum est: opera autem Dei revelare & confiteri honorificum est.’ Tob. 12. 6, 7.

‘Obedire oportet Deo magis, quàm hominibus.’ Act. 5. 29.

Printed at London the first of August, 1663.

[Page] ‘Clama, nè cesses, quasi tuba exalia vocem tuam & annuntia, &c. Isaiae 58. 1.

‘Io nobIsCVM DeVs IsraëL; gaudeamns, & exultemus, & demus gloriam ei. Alleluia, Amen. Alleluia sine fine.’

‘Dominum formidabunt Adversarii ejus: & super ipsos in coelis tonabit.’ 1 Reg. 2. 10.

Miracles not ceas'd.

CHAP. I.

To his Gnace George Buckingham, &c. of his miraculous Cure, &c.

1. BY a Fall from your Horse, my Lord, you have lost the use of your right Hand; but by the Prayers of a Roman Catholick Priest, with the sign of the Cross, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (when you vowed, and promised to God, that if he should restore you to your health again, you would be­come a Roman Catholick) you were forth­with perfectly Cured. Confiteantur Domino misericordiae ejus et mirabilia ejus fillius ho­minum, Psal. 106. 9. Behold thou art made whole, sin no more, John 5. 14. Hitherto, my Lord, you have lived in Heresie and Sin, henceforth be converted, and godly given, and delay not, to pay and perform what you have vowed and promised to God: for An unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him, Eccles. 5. 3. And it were [Page 2] much better for your Lordship not to have vowed at all, then not to perform after you have vowed. Pay then your vows, my Lord, else know that what happened to you in Body, is but a type or figure of what hereafter shall happen to your Soul; you shall be cast off your Horse, that is, your Soul shall be separated from your Body, and you shall lose the use of your right Hand, that is, your hope of everlasting bliss shall fade, and perish for ever. Per­form therefore your promise, my Lord, (which you have confirmed with an Oath, no less then the holy and terrible Name of God) and sin no more, least some worse thing chance to thee, John 5. 14.

2. Sin is the cause of all infirmities, sin is the cause why some once perfectly cu­red, do fall again into a greater relapse. When the unclean spirit departeth out of a Man, he wandreth through places without water, seek­ing rest, and not finding, he saith, I will return into my House whence I departed, and when he is come, he findeth it swept with a Besome, and trimmed; then he goeth, and taketh seven other spirits worse then himself, and entring in they dwell there, and the last of that man is made worse then the first. Luke 11. so it is with infirmities, and this is the reason why ma­ny who were sometimes cured by the man of God, are as ill now again, or perhaps [Page 3] worse, then they were before. Therefore let such as received benefit by him give God thanks, pay their vows, and perform their promise to him, and sin no more; and so once made whole, they shall be pre­served, and kept whole and sound, as long as it is to the glory of God, and good of their souls.

3. Were not ten made clean, and where are the nine, Luke 17. 17. How many tens? how many thousands ha's been made clean, and cured by this holy man to God? and how few of them returned to give glory and due thanks to God? Give glory then to God, my Lord, give glory to God and good example to others; be you this one of the ten that returns and give glory and due thanks to God for his benefits, become a good and holy Roman Catholick, accord­ing to your promise, and so God will pro­sper and bless your Grace. Amen.

4. For your scruples in matters of Faith, if your Grace have any, Read I beseech you, my Lord, my little Book, entituled The Reconciler of Religions; where I clearly prove, First, Tha [...] the Roman Catholick Church is the onely true way to God, out of which no man can be saved: Secondly, That the Protestant or Sectarian Religion is but a meer cheat, a delusion, an heresie, an heathenisme: Thirdly, That the Ro­man [Page 4] Catholick Church is the insallible and inerrable Judge of all Controversies in matters of Faith: Fourthly, That the Pro­testant or Sectarian Bible is not the Word of God more then the Alcaran of the Turks; and the old vulgar Latin Bible is defended: Fifthly, That the Protestant Bishops, Ministers, and Preachers are but Cheaters and Deluders, false Prophets, and Priests of Baal: Sixthly and lastly, All our Adversaries objections answered and confuted, to all which I suppose they will not answer in haste, otherwise then thou lyest Bellarmine, or some such way, which shall not be enough for me, nor I believe for any other sincere and reasonable man. In the mean time your Grace may be pleased to peruse this ensuing Challenge of (one of your own Ministers, lately con­verted) Dr. Baylie, to all Schismaticks, Sectaries, and Hereticks whatsoever.

CHAP. II.

Doctor Baylie's Challenge to all Sectaries.

ITRom. 1. V. 8. 12. White's defence of his way, pa. 435. King James Speech in par­liament. Whi­taker in an­swer to Doctor Sands 2. de­monstrat. Fulk in Epist. 2. ad Thessol­sect. 7. will not be denied but that the Church of Rome was once a most excellent flourishing Mother Church. This Church could not cease to be such, but she must fall either by Aposta­sie, Heresie, or Schism.

1. Apostasie is not onely a renouncing of the Faith of Christ, but the very name and title to Christia­nity. No man will ever say that the Church of Rome had ever such a fall, or fell thus.

2. Heresie is an adhesion to some private and singular opinion or errour in Faith, contrary to the general approved Doctrine of the Church. If the Church of Rome did ever adhere to any singular or new O­pinion disagreeable to the common re­ceived Doctrine of the Christian World, I pray you satisfie me to these particulars, viz. 1. By what general Councels was she ever condemned? 2. Or which of the Fa­thers [Page 6] ever writ against her? 3. Or by what authority was she otherwise reproved? For it seems to me to be a thing very incongru­ous, that so great a Church should be con­demned by every one that hath a mind to condemn her.

3. Schism is a departure or division from the unity of the Church, whereby that bond and communion held with some for­mer Church is broken and dissolved. If ever the Church of Rome divided her self by Schism from any other Body of faithful Christians, brake Communion, or went forth from the society of any elder Church, I pray satisfie me to these particulars. 1. Whose company did she leave? 2. From whom did she go? 3. Where was the true Church that she did forsake? For it ap­pears a little strange to me, that a Church should be counted schismatical, when there cannot be assigned another Church differ­ent from her (which from age to age hath continued visible) from whence she de­parted.

CHAP. III.

A Dialogue between a Catholick and a Prote­stant concerning Religion.

1. IT happened on a time, that a certain Roman-Catholick and a Protestant, discoursing together of Religion, after ma­ny words changed, concluded in this man­ner following.

Catholick.

Do you believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ his onely Son, our Lord?

Protestant.

I do.

Cath.

Do you believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholick Church?

Prot.

I do.

Cath.

Why then would you not hear and obey the Holy Catholick Church, as Christ and his Father, under pain of eter­nal damnation commands thee? Do you not know; that the Scripture affirmeth, It is not every man that saith, Lord, Lord, to Christ, shall enter into the Kingdome of Hea­ven; but he that doth the will of his Father, Matth. 7. 21. But the Will of the Father is, that every man hear Christ. This is my be­loved Son, him hear ye, Matth. 17 5. There­fore every man, that heareth not Christ, [Page 8] shall not enter into the Kingdome of Hea­ven. But Christ willeth and commandeth, that every man hear the Church, Mat. 18. 17. He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despi­seth me, despiseth him that sent. Luc. 10. 16. He that heareth not the Church, let him be unto thee, as an Heathen and Publican, Mat. 18. 17. Therefore every man, that heareth not the Church, shall not enter into the Kingdome of Heaven. Why then, I say, would you not hear and obey the Church; which is always Holy and Catholick? why would you not believe all, whatsoever she pro­poseth to be believed? why forsake you her? why follow you the Protestant?

2. Prot.

I do hear and obey the Catho­lick Church. I believe all, whatsoever she proposeth to be believed. I forsake her not. I follow the Protestant, because this is the Catholick Church.

Cath.

How can you prove, that the Pro­testant Church is the Catholick Church?

Prot.

I must confess, though I have not sufficient learning to prove it, yet I have faith enough to believe it, because our learned Ministers tell us so.

Cath.

You cannot tell, but your learned Ministers may be mistaken.

Prot.

Neither can you prove they are mistaken.

Cath.
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Yes; I can.

Prot.

How, I pray you?

3. Cath.

Very well; because there is but one Catholick Church; that is to say, one Church, which is universal for time, place, and believers, Luk. 1. 33. Mark 16. 15. which is the faithfull people dispersed through­out the world. St Augustin in Psalm 149. which is the Light of the world, and a City built upon a Mountain, that cannot be hid, Matth. 5. 14. and consequently visible, and known and easily discerned from Turks, and Jewes, and Heathens, and Hereticks, even by her name. But this Catholick Church is the Romane Pontificial: for Shee alone is the visible and known uni­versal Church, for time, place, and belie­vers. All the rest are not universal for time, place, nor believers; for they began of late; they are but in few places; they are but on handfull in respect of the Catholick Church. Therefore they are mistaken, that tell you, She is the Protestant.

4. Moreover, if the visible and known Catholick Church cannot fail, or err in matters of Faith, She must have alwaies re­mained, since Christs time, to this day, without interruption, and errour: But the visible and known Catholick Church can­not fail, or err in matters of Faith; for She is alwaies Holy: I believe in the Holy Ghost, [Page 10] the Holy Catholick Church. (The Apostles Creed.) She is the spotless Spouse of Christ, Hos. 2. 9. with which her Head and spouse, and the Spirit of Truth, abides for ever, Matth. 28. 20. John 14. 16. The pillar and firmament of Truth, 1 Tim. 3. 15. and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against her, Matth. 16. 18. Therefore She must have alwaies remained since Christs time to this day, without in­terruption, & errour. (Otherwise we could have nothing sure.) But no [...]ther visible Catholick Church remained, since Christs time to this day, without interruption, and errour, but the Romane Pontificial: Therefore the Romane Pontificial alone is the visible and known Catholick Church.

5. If any can say, that the Romane Pontificial Church hath not alwaies re­mained, since Christs time to this day, with­out interruption, and errour, let him tell, when was the Succession of her Bishops, Pastours, and Believers interrupted; or when, and wherein did She err; what ge­neral Council condemned her; what holy Father wrote against her. Or that there re­mained any other visible Church on earth, since Christs time to this day, without in­terruption, and errour. Let him tell, what was She? what is She? where was she? where is She? what is her name? what Bishops and Pastours had She, or as yet [Page 11] hath She? what Emperours, or Kings, did adhere unto her, or now do? what Gene­ral Councils did She hold? what Hereticks did She condemn? what Academies did She confirm? what Churches, Monasteries, and Hospitals did She build, &c.

Sure, the Greek Church, or Churches, have not alwaies remained, since Christs time to this day, without interruption; witness the world: nor yet without er­rour; for they Heretically deny the Pro­cession of the Holy Ghost from the Father and the Son, &c.

The Lutheran and Calvinian Church (which they call Reformed) is erroneous and new; for it began with the Reforma­tion (from whence it hath its name) which was done by Luther and Calvin, as their Followers gloriously averr.

But I ask them, that so glory in this Reformation, were not Luther and Calvin, when they first boasted of the Spirit, and began to reform the Church, were they not (I say) then to be tryed?

Prot.

They needed no tryal: for their Spirit was of God.

Cath.

How do you know, their Spirit was of God? or how can you make this appear?

Prot.

I know it very well; and though I cannot make it appear, yet our learned [Page 12] Ministers can sufficiently prove it.

Cath.

They never yet could prove it, nor ever shall: we defie them; and suppose their Spirit were from God, yet still they were to be tryed according to the Scripture. 1 John 4. 1. Beloved, believe not every Spirit; but trye the Spirits whether they are of God; because many false Prophets are gone out into the world. Upon which words, even your own newest Bible, in the Argument of this Chapter, saith, He warneth them not to believe all Teachers, who boast of the Spi­rit, but to trye them by the Rules of the Catholick Faith. Therefore they were to be tryed: and so they were indeed tryed by the Rules of the Catholick Faith; that is to say, by a General Council, approved by the Head, and received by the Body of the Ca­tholick Church, and they were found guilty of Apostacie & pertinacious error, of going out of the Catholick Church, and her reli­gious Monasteries, contrary to their Rules and Sacred Vows, into the world; of prea­ching new Doctrine, prophesying falsely, and consequently Anathematized and con­demned for Hereticks, they and all their followers, according to that of the Galati­ans 1. 9. If any Evangelize unto you contrary to that you have received, be he Anathema. Therefore the Reformed, or Protestant Church is not the Catholick.

[Page 13]The Independents, the Anabaptists, the Socinianists, the Quakers and Shakers, &c. are also erroneous and new; neither can they, or the Reformed Church, shew any continual and uninterrupted Succession of Bishops, Pastours, or Believers from Christ; if they can, let them produce it. But the Romane Pontificial alone is old, and al­waies remained, since Christs time to this day, without errour, or interruption of Doctrine, Bishops, Pastours, Believers, &c. and will to the consummation of the world; what can all your learned Ministers answer to this?

Prot.

I'le warrant it; our Ministers will answer them word by word. Know, Sir, we have as learned Head-pieces of our Church, as any in yours.

Cath.

Who are these, I pray you?

Prot.

Dr. Pierce, Mr. Calamy, Mr. Gun­ning, and divers others; which will make nothing to answer these.

Cath.

Alas! good Sir, lean not so much upon a broken stick. I assure you; that neither Pierce, nor Calamy, nor Gunning, nor any cunning Sophister of them all, nor all the Shismaticks, and Sectaries, and He­reticks in the world, can refute these, or answer them categoricè and clearly.

Prot.

No?

Cath.

No truly; and if you do not be­lieve [Page 14] me, trye, and then believe your self, when you have found it true, that I tell you.

8. Prot.

May it please you, Sir, to give me this Discourse in writing.

Cath.

I will give it you even in writing, though not the whole Discourse, yet more of it then ever they will answer unto.

Prot.

I thank you, Sir: if God bless me, I will present it them.

Cath.

Do so; and if they cannot answer it in scriptis categoricè and clearly, without any shifting and winding about, leave them, and become a Catholick.

Prot.

I promise you, by the grace of God I will: and God forbid but I should. For I think it neither Duty, nor Devotion, nor Discretion; nor yet Religion, nor Reason, nor Right, to be of a Church, that is not alwaies able and ready to give a sa­tisfactory answer to every man, that asketh her a reason of the hope that is in her. Whence I ask you also, whether the Ro­mane-Catholick Church can give me a sa­tisfactory answer, why She worshippeth Images, prayeth to Saints, prayeth for the Dead, &c.

Cath.

Yes, that She can; if true Scri­pture, right Reason, General Councils, holy Fathers, and the Consent of all Ages may satisfie you.

Prot.
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Say you so?

Cath.

Come, and see.

praIseD be the thrICe hoLy naMe of oVr IesVs. AMEN.
Now let us come to the Miracles.

CHAP. IV.

A Praeludium to the Miracles.

1. ALL men naturally are moved in matters of Religion, by Miracles; nay some are so perverse, that otherwise they cannot be moved. Whence considering seriously with my self the perversness and height of Infidelity the Sectaries and He­reticks of this Nation are come to, I al­waies thought it (as it were) needfull for their conversion to the true Religion, that God should send some one thereof that would work Miracles before their faces. Neither was I mistaken, as it clearly ap­pears; for God (who loveth the souls, Sap. 11. 27. and willeth that all men be saved, and come to the knowledg of the truth 1 Tim. 2. 4.) of his infinite mercy and goodness, was pleased to send them a Romane Catholick [Page 16] Priest, who, in confirmation of the holy Romane Catholick Church, and of her Tenets and Doctrines, was for the space of five weeks dayly working Miracles before their eyes; and would be longer, had not they repelled him, and as it were judging themselves unworthy of eternal life com­manded him away; which the Turks or most barbarous Infidels would not have done, yet England has done this evil.

2. Mountebanks and Cheaters are per­mitted, but the man of God must be re­pelled. Foxes, that is, cunning Hereticks, have holes; and Birds of the air, that is, fantastical, frentick, mad Sectaries have nests in England, but the man of God hath not whereupon to lay his head. Not this man (cry the Antichristian Pseudo-Bishops, the Sons of Iniquity, and Fathers of Mis­chief) not this man, but Barrabas. Of the man of God then what shall be done? Let him be banished, cry they. Blessed be God, they did not cry, Take him away, Take him away, Crucifie him; they were (though against their nature) so civil, as to conten [...] themselves with his Banishment onely. Amaziah (the Protestant Bishop) said unto Amos (the holy man of God) O thou the Seer, go flee thou away into the land of Iudah (to Rome, or amongst Romane Catholicks) and there eat thy bread, and prophesie (or work [Page 17] wonders) there. But prophesie no more at Be­thel (at London, or amongst Hereticks) for it is the King's Chappel, and it is the King's Court. So the Protestant Bible, Amos 7. 12, 13. But ours hath it somewhat other­wise, and adds: Amos answered and said un­to Amasias, &c. Thou saist: thou shalt not pro­phesie upon Israel; (that is, upon the Tribes of Israel that fell from Iuda; that is to say, upon Schismaticks, Sectaries, and He­reticks, that fell from the Romane Catho­lick Church) and thou shalt not still upon (or preach unto) the House of the Idol; (in Hebr. it is Risus) that is to say, upon the Idolatrous and ridiculous Protestant Reli­gion. See 3 Regum 12. 26, &c. usque ad finem. For which, thus saith the Lord: Thy Wife, &c. Amos 7. 16, 17. He must be banisht then: and why? What harm has he done? Be­cause he is contrary to the Protestant Bi­shops, the rebellious and idolatrous Priests of Bethel; because he is holy, they wick­ed; because he would convert the Nation to God, they would keep it in flavery to the Divel; because he works Miracles, they can work none: He must go therefore; he is gone then, blessed be God, even while they were consulting and saying, What shall we do? for this man doth many Mi­racles. He is gone even before they re­membred: if we let him go so, all will [Page 18] believe and be converted by him; and the Roman Catholick Bishops shall come, and take both our Place, and our Dignity, which we have wrongfully kept from them, al­most this hundred years. He is gone then.

3. Notwithstanding good God hath done his work, and his Servant whom he hath sent, hath also in an high degree fi­nished his course: for even in the space of those five weeks he wrought more Mira­cles before their faces, then we read were ever yet done, at any of the former Con­versions of England; it remains then, that now they willingly believe and be convert­ed to the Holy Roman-Catholick Church, or hereafter against their will suffer the heavy and just judgement of God which hastens to fall upon them. Wo be to the Sectaries and Hereticks of England, woe be to them (if now they be not converted) for if amongst the Turks and Infidels had been wrought the Miracles, that hath been done amongst them, they had done penance in hair-cloth and ashes long ago. They have seen devils cast out of possessed Bodies, the Blinde restored to their sight, the Deaf to their hearing, the Dumb to their speaking, the Lame to their going: in fine they have seen all sorts of infirmities cured before their eyes, by a Member of the Holy Ro­man-Catholick Church, in confirmation of [Page 19] her Faith and Doctrines, which are the Signs our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ told his Disciples should follow them that be­lieve, that is to say, his Church, Mark 16. 17, 18, &c. so that they have no excuse, and that such of them as have not seen those Miracles may also have no excuse. but be as well satisfied, as they that have. I thought fit to present before their eyes, the matter of a dosen (which is enough here) of the persons upon whom some of those Miracles were wrought; by whose proper confession, and Neighbours relation they may be informed of the truth, which is as much satisfaction, as in reason they can expect.

CHAP. V.

A dozen of the above-mentioned Miracles, with the names of the Persons, and Places where, and whereupon they were wrought.

1. COlonel March and his Wife perfectly cured, he of Deafness, she of Lame­ness and weakness of limbs, which trou­bled her many years; they live in Hart­street in Covent-garden, over against the Hart.

2. Colonel Chapman's Wife being very lame and troubled with inward Diseases, and so ill that for one year and an half she was hardly able to go out of her chamber, was perfectly cured. She lives in Hollies­street by New-Market, next door to the Goat.

3. Captain Richard Dwire, one of his Highness the Duke of Yorks Life-Guard, being troubled with a sore Eye was perfect­ly cured; and his Wife who was seven years deaf was also perfectly cured.

4. George Brown Esq living in Queen­street, having for several years a pain in his Knee, was forth-with perfectly cured.

5. Captain Walter Tressy, one of his Highness the Duke of Yorks Life-Guard, stark blinde of one eye, was restored to his sight.

[Page 21]5. Captain Leonard Blanshfield, one of his Highness the Duke of Yorks Life­Guard, being many years very ill, with great and desperate inward Diseases, and at length being given over by the Physiti­ans as incurable, was perfectly cured

6. Margaret Peters in Mr Williams Rents hard by the three Horshoos in St Giles right over against the Pound, being born pur­blinde, or almost altogether blinde, was perfectly restored to clear sight. It's ad­mirable, how speedily this maid was cured; for when the Holy man laid his hand on her head, and said that short and well­known Praier; Super aegros manus imponent & [...]bene habebunt. Presently she confessed she saw something better; then he made upon her eyes the Sign of the Cross in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and forthwith she did as it were leap for joy, and cry out, I see clearly. Qui vidit testimonium, perhibet; & verum est testimonium ejus.

7. Richard Golden, a Porter, living in the Cross-lane going into Newton-street, be­ing for many years deaf and dim of eies, was perfectly cured.

8. Thomas Elder, the red-bearded blinde man, who was led up and down the City a begging this twenty yeares, living now at Gaffer Carriers house over against the [Page 22] Guy of Warwick in St Gile's beyond the Church, being stark blinde, was restored to his sight, and forthwith became a Roman Catholick.

9. Valentine Dawes, a Quaker, living in Aier-street in the Piccadilly, being for ma­ny years troubled with the Falling-Sick­ness, was perfectly cured; and thereupon presently became a Roman Catholick.

10. Mary Grant, living in Millyard by the Sign of the Castle in Rosemary-Lane, being a Blinde Protestant was restored to her sight, and presently converted to the Holy Roman-Catholick Church.

11. Mrs. Bridget Treswell, living at Mr. Huberston's House in Newton-Street, having for many years almost all her Guts or In­trails hanging out (to all mens astonish­ment that saw her) at her navel, was per­fectly cured.

12. Mrs. Isabell Barret at the Orange­Tree in great Turn-Stile at Holborn, being for many years very much troubled with great Lameness and weakness of Limbs, was perfectly cured.

13. Iane Shirly, living next door to the Cock over against the Kings Head in Saint Giles's, was perfectly cured of the Palsie, which troubled her for many years before.

14. Mrs. Anne Grub, an antient Woman of Eighty years of age, living in Luthners-Lane, [Page 23] at Mr. Lewes his House the French Chyrurgion, being for many years so Lame that she could not go, but upon Crutches, was perfectly cured, went upright, and left her Crutches behind her.

15. Mrs. Anne Prince, living at the Hen and Chickens in Middle-Rowe at Holborn, be­ing just a year troubled with Withcraft and Devils, was perfectly cured and disposses­sed of both.

16. Hannah Gammis a Servant Maid, li­ving in Mr. Farmors House in Ragged-Staff­Court, at the upper end of Drury-Lane, be­ing possessed with Evil Spirits, was in the presence of many Lords and Ladies, and People of Quality, perfectly dispossessed and cured. It were worth any mans hear­ing, to hear how this Maid was first pos­sessed, how she continued so, and how she was dispossessed, and perfectly cured.

17. Edmond Swine Souldier, living in Eagle-Court over against Somerset-House in the Strand, in Mr. Crossbye's a Shoomakers House, being by Witchcraft impotent to know his new married Wise, was perfectly restored.

18. My Lady Hameltons Waiting-Maid in the Piats, being so Lame, that by no means she could kneel or bow, was per­fectly cured.

[Page 24]19. Mrs. Ioan Cunningham, living at the Sign of the Star in Moorfields, being very Lame for Eight years, was perfectly cured.

20. Iohn Digby Esquire, at Queens-Street, cured of some infirmities about his Eyes, ask him (if you please) and he can tell you twenty times more Miracles then here are, as I suppose he, and also Mr. Sheldon, & the others beneath spoken of, will here­after declare to the view of the World. Their relation, without doubt, will also satisfie and please all rational Men. For while the holy man was at the Queens Cha­pel, no Infirm were permitted to come at him without a Ticket. Before they went to him. they were examined what Infir­mity they had, and when they came from him, what benefit they received.

If any has removed from the appointed or prescribed place since the first day of Au­gust, enquire there whether he or they be gone, and you may know.

CHAP. VI.

The Epilogue with Objections answered.

1. SUch as desire to hear and know more of those admirable wonders of our Lord, let them hearken to publick Fame, and enquire of Mr. Sheldon at the Queens Chappel, and of Mr. Digby in Queens-Street, and others that have taken particular Lists of many of them, and they may further inform them, if they please (as they ought; for the great Mercies and admirable Won­ders of God are not to be concealed, or hid under a Bnshel.) I said of many of them, because they could not of all: for this man of God has wrought innumerable other Mirac [...]es also, in the face of the Church, and in the view of the World, which are not written in this little Paper, nor in their Lists: and these are written that you may believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ca­tholick-Church; and that believing, you may have life everlasting. Amen.

2. Here I could and would check all such as stiff-necked and of uncircumci­sed hearts and ears, do alwaies resist the Holy Ghost, had I not stinted my self to the August capacity or inscription of this little Book, a great volume in Folio being [Page 26] ready to come forth, Entituled The most re­markable Miracles wrought by the Reverend Fathhr J. O. E. wherein all such Backbi­ters and Murmurers are clearly confuted.

3. In the mean time to such as say; First, That he is a Cheater and Deluder, and that what he does, is but Sorcery and Witchcraft. Secondly, That many comes to him, he cannot eure at all. Thirdly, That to some he gives but little ease, or partly cures them, not wholly Fourthly and last­ly, That others whom he hath cured, whe­ther partly or wholly, do continue so but a little while, and fall back again into a relapse, and are afterwards as ill, or worse then they were before; to all which one after another I answer.

4. To the First. The Jews said to Christ, that in Beelzebub Prince of the Devils he cast out Devils; who then can wonder, hat Jewish Hereticks should say the like to the Servant of Christ? If they called Christ Beelzebub, Sedueer and Cheater, who can think that their Successours the Hereticks should give better Language to his Disciple? Let them therefore say what they will, and think what they please: what then? they can prove nothing of what they say, nor yet disprove what is said and done against them. Certainly if this holy man of God were a Seducer or [Page 27] Cheater, as indeed he is not, he does not seduce nor cheat us: for in casting out De­vils, and in all his Cures, he useth no Charms, nor unknown words; but he u­seth the Prayers of the Holy Catholick­Church, the Sign of the Cross, and the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: so that if he were, I say, a Deluder, he does not delude us, but the Church, and Christ, who commands us to hear and obey her. But Christ and his Church cannot delude or deceive us, therefore he is no Deluder nor Deceiver. We never yet heard nor read, that Sedu­cers or Cheaters, or Thieves or Murder­ers, or Witches or Wizards, or False Pro­phets, or Priests of Baal, could, or did work Wonders by the Sign of the Cross, and in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (as he does) Nay it's impossible they should, as we proved in the Reconciler of Religions, chap 3. num. 9. and elsewhere. Whence we con­clude with the holy Scripture, Iohn 9. 33. If this man were not of God, he could not do any thing.

5. To the second, I answer, did those whom he could not cure at all deserve to be cured? had they requisite faith to be cured? was it to the glory of God and good of their souls that they should be cured? [Page 28] forsooth you know not, why then do you murmure? is't because some were cured, all must be cured? is it because God is good, you must be nought? cannot God distribute his gifts as he will, and to whom he please? why then, say you, does he pre­tend to cure all? I answer, you mistake Sir, he does not pretend nor profess to cure all, no nor any at all, but through the bowels of Charity he receiveth all, and refuseth none, and cures only such as please God. He is not to the right or left hand of their cure, but as please God, whence to whom God please to give little, he gives little; and to whom God is willing to give much, he gives much, and that freely and gratis.

6. To the third I answer, were they who received but a little cure, worthy of great­er? was the faith they had greater then the cure they received? was it to the glo­ry of God and to the good of their souls that they should receive more? neither this do you know! why then do you back­bite? was not the least cure or benefit they had by him, supernatural; and consequently miraculous and from God? yes you will say, why then do you despise or undervalue it? forsooth because you are envious, or ignorant, or both. No, say you, but Gods works are perfect, Deut. 32. 4. I answer. Gods works are perfect indeed (every [Page 29] work in its own kind) and therefore when he gives a little ease, its his perfect work as well as when he gives much, or wholly cures: otherwise a man that's born blind should not be the work of God, which to affirm were absurd. Read Iohn 9. 1, 3. and Mark 8. 24, 25, 26. and see my former an­swers to such objections in the Epistle De­dicatory of the reconciler of Religions.

7. To the fourth and last I answer, did they who were once cured, and afterwards fall into a relapse, give due thanks and glo­ry to God for his benefits bountifully and gratis bestowed on them? did they amend their life and conversation? did their good works abound? did their faith continue or persevere longer then their cure lasted? did not St. Peter walk upon the water while his faith was strong but when he staggered, did he not begin to sink? did he not hear said to him, you of little faith, why didst thou doubt? Let themselves lay hand on their brest and answer to this; for your part you know nothing of it; there­fore you may sit down, hold your peace, and admire the wonderfull works of the holy Ghost.

8. But all such as have received any be­nefit by him, let them stand up and bless God, and before all the world confess unto him; for whether they have been cured [Page 30] partly or wholly, God hath shewed them his mercies according to his good will, and perhaps also according to their preparation or merit de congruo. And if afterwards any of them has fallen into a relapse, it was not Gods fault, nor in any wise to be imputed to his servant by whom he hath once so cu­red them, but either to themselves, or to their demerits de condigno; or may be to the further mercies and goodness of God towards them, for his greater glory, and everlasting good of their souls. Quis enim cognovit sensum Domini? aut quis consiliarius ejus fuit? Rom. 11. 34.

Alleluia.
ThrICe bLesseD be JehoVa JesUs aMen, The Father, and the Son, and the holy Ghost, holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth. Alleluia, Amen Alle­luia without END.

An Additional Advertisement to § 8. of CHAP. V.

NOte here, That this poor man Tho­mas Elder being cured and glorifying God (like him that was cured by Christ, and examined by the Jews, Iohn 9.) was brought to Hixe's-Hall, and there publick­ly examined: How were your eyes open­ed? how did you see? He answered, The Holy man of God cured me. They like the Jews replyed We know he is not a man of God, but rather of the Divel, a Papist Priest, a Seducer, a Witch, a Cheater, &c. and therefore we command thee speak no more of him: for if you tell any man that he cured thee, we will put thee in prison. O potent Command! O wise Threatning! Put me in prison, said he; You may indeed imprison my body, if you please, but you cannot imprison, confine, or coarct my soul. While I have breath in my body, said he, I shall openly acknowledg and confess God's admirable Wonders; and respect and honour his Servant whom he made an Instrument and Minister of his Mercies unto me, &c. Ask himself, he is alive still; Ask his neighbours; Ask them at Hixe's-Hall.

To the King and Parliament.

HOw long my Liege? how long my Lords and Gentlemen? how long will you halt in parts? If Jesus Christ be God, follow him, and observe his Com­mands: but if Baal be God, follow Baal. If the holy Roman Catholick Religion be the true and onely way to salvation, be of it: But if the Sectarian or heretical Pro­testant be it, remain Sectaries and Here­ticks. If all the Sectarian and Protestant Bishops and Ministers in England can dis­prove and falsifie what I say, let me suffer what you please: But if all what I say be substantially true, let the Priests of Baal, let the Ministers of Satan, let the Enemies of God and of your Souls dye and perish, if they will not be converted and live. Si veritatem dico, quaren on creditis mihi? Why would you damne your selves, and the whole Nation committed by God to your Charge? Operibus credite. Exurgat Deus & dissipentur inimici ejus, & fugiant qui o­derunt eum à facie ejus.

Amen.

A Commemoration for the King.

Antiphona.

God save the king, and convert his E­nemies, the Sectaries and Hereticks of England, Ireland, and Scotland.

V Lord give thy Judgement to the King;
R And thy Justice to the King's Son.
Let us pray.

O God in whose hand is the Kings heart, and who canst turn it as you will; grant we beseech thee to our King Charles the Second, Holiness in His Head, Urim and Thummim in His Breast, Booz at His Side, and Jachin on His right Hand; that He may know, and do sweetly and strongly what is pleasing to thee, and Good for Him­self and His Loyal Subjects, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

IESVSMARIA
EASVSVIRGO
Iesu Fili Dei vivi, miserere no­bis.Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, & Virgo perpe­tua, ora pro nobis.

α & ω

AMEN

FINIS.

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