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and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another; in what place therefore ye hcar the sound of the Trumpet, resort ye thither unto us; our God shall fight for us. May our Nobles, our Rulers and the rest of our People be thus united in defence of those Ramparts which the Wisdom of our Lawgivers hath provided against the Assaults of Popery: may the great and large work be carried on by joint assistance and by well concerted measures: may those who at present * are separated too far from one another, draw nearer together for their common defence: may every one in his place and station diligently labour in this necessary work: may God fight for us; and under God, may Prudence be unto us a weapon of Defence against the treacherous designs of our most subtle and most pernicious Enemies!”
BISHOP JE W E L L.
(FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC RECORDS.)
Though Truth and Reason may justly claim the Privilege of a candid reception whoever advances them, yet, such is the Nature of Mankind, that the Face of a Stranger is ever surveyed with more than ordinary Attention; as if Men thought generally it was the most lively index of that which they seek to know; the Soul and Temper of a Man. Because this is not to be expected at first sight in Books, where it is most eagerly desired; Men have attempted to supply that defect with Pictures: and, which affords much more satisfaction, by premising the Lives and Characters