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<T TEXT> <P T. N. CORNS> <N OF REFORMATION> <D 1641> <E YALE1> SIR, AMIDST THOSE DEEP AND RETIRED THOUGHTS, WHICH WITH EVERY MAN CHRISTIANLY INSTRUCTED, OUGHT TO BE MOST FREQUENT OF GOD, AND OF HIS MIRACULOUS WAYS, AND WORKS, AMONGST MEN, AND OF OUR RELIGION AND WORSHIP, TO BE PERFORMED TO HIM; AFTER THE STORY OF OUR SAVIOUR CHRIST SUFFERING TO THE LOWEST BENT OF WEAKNESS, IN THE FLESH, AND PRESENTLY TRIUMPHING TO THE HIGHEST PITCH OF GLORY, IN THE SPIRIT WHICH DREW UP HIS BODY ALSO TILL WE IN BOTH BE UNITED TO HIM IN THE REVELATION OF HIS KINGDOM: I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY THING MORE WORTHY TO TAKE UP THE WHOLE PASSION OF PITY, ON THE ONE SIDE, AND JOY ON THE OTHER: THAN TO CONSIDER FIRST, THE FOUL AND SUDDEN CORRUPTION, AND THEN AFTER MANY A TEDIOUS AGE, THE LONG-DEFERRED BUT MUCH MORE WONDERFUL AND HAPPY REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH IN THESE LATTER DAYS. SAD IT IS TO THINK HOW THAT DOCTRINE OF THE GOSPEL, PLANTED BY TEACHERS DIVINELY INSPIRED AND BY THEM WINNOWED AND SIFTED FROM THE CHAFF . . .
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<T TEXT> <P T. N. CORNS> <A JOSEPH HALL> <N HUMBLE REMONSTRANCE> <D 1640> <W N> MOST HONOURABLE LORDS AND YE THE KNIGHTS CITIZENS AND BURGESSES OF THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS; LEST THE WORLD SHOULD THINK THE PRESS HAD OF LATE FORGOT TO SPEAK ANY LANGUAGE OTHER THAN LIBELLOUS, THIS HONEST PAPER HATH BROKEN THROUGH THE THRONG AND PROSTRATES IT SELF BEFORE YOU: HOW MEANLY SOEVER, AND UNATTENDED, IT PRESENTS IT SELF TO YOUR VIEW, YET IT COMES TO YOU ON A GREAT ERRAND, AS THE FAITHFUL MESSENGER OF ALL THE PEACEABLE AND RIGHT-AFFECTED SONS OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; AND IN THEIR NAMES, HUMBLY CRAVES A GRACIOUS ADMITTANCE HAD IT REGARDED THE POMP AND OSTENTATION OF NAMES, IT MIGHT HAVE GLORIED IN A TRAIN PAST NUMBER; IT IS BUT A POOR STOCK THAT MAY BE COUNTED; MILLIONS OF HANDS (IF THAT TUMULTUARY, AND UNDER-HAND WAY OF PROCURED SUBSCRIPTIONS COULD HAVE REASON TO HOPE FOR FAVOUR IN YOUR EYES) SHALL AT YOUR LEAST COMMAND, GIVE ATTESTATION TO THAT, WHICH THIS SCROLL DOTH IN THEIR NAMES HUMB . . .