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Inventions, their Hypocrify, and their Cruelty; Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

THE Affembly was confused. There was no Order, no Reafon, no Moderation among them. The very Type of our High-Church Mob again! And the more part knew not wherefore they were come tagether: that is, though, as I faid before, they came determined to do Mischief, yet they were at a Loss what Species of it to go about, till their General, the Priest, gave them the Word. Oh, my Beloved, let us lament the horrible State of those poor unregenerate Souls, whofe Paftors feed them with Poifon inftead of the Food of Life, and teach them Rage inftead of Religion. Take Warning, Sirs, I fay unto you, take Warning; beware of Diana, and her Craftsmen; and cleave to your Bibles, as you love your Souls.

AND they drew Alexander out of the Multitude, the Jews (the believing Jews) putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with bis Hand, and would have made his Defence unte the People. But when they knew, that he was a Jew, (that is, a believing Jew) all with one Voice, about the Space of two Hours, cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephefians¦ v. 33, 34.


WAS there ever fuch a Couple of TwinCafes as theirs and ours! Verily, our HighChurch Bigots and Ragamuffins are the undoubted Defcendents of Diana's Tories at Ephefus fixteen hundred Years ago. Nor is the Breed one whit mended; they are ftill the Black-guard of the Craftsmen, blind, outrageous, and loud.

WE too, my Brethren, would, like the good Alexander in my Text, make our Defence unto the People; and they will not hear us. Pray mark the different Manner of our difputing from theirs, and the contrary Arguments we ufe; we appeal to the Bible; they cry the Church! and anfwer the Word of the Lord with a Brickbat: Oh horrible!

GREAT is Diana of the Ephefians! HighChurch for ever! and 'tis likely they swore to it. This was the Cry for the Space of two Hours. Poor Souls! it was all that they could fay, and all that their Priests had taught them to fay, Great is Diana of the Ephefians! Was ever Church more pithily defended! Certainly the Craftsmen of our Days have learned their Logic from their Ephefian Predecessors. Great is Diana of the Ephefians! I have heard a Sermon a full Hour long upon the fame Subject, and yet not more faid, nor better.

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You have already, my Beloved, heard two Speeches, one from the Craftsmen, and the other from the Mob. Dr. Demetrius, being in the Chair, tells his Brethren of the Trade, that by this Craft (obferve, by this Craft!) they had their Wealth. This is the first Part of his Sermon; and in troth, he puts the best Leg foremost, and uses his strongest Argument first : He fairly puts the Strefs of his Faith upon the ready Rhino, and in the very Dawn of his Difcourfe, fhews himself to be Orthodox. I dare fay, the whole Convocation was convinced. He has, however, a rare Gudgeon behind for the Mob; and what fhould that be, trow ye, but a Charge of Herefy against Paul? The Apostle had the Affurance to publish, forsooth, that they be no Gods which are made with Hands: Terrible Atheism against the Established Divinity! and you fee what a bitter Spirit it raised.

THIS, my Friends, was the Priest's Speech or Sermon: Now hear the Mob's Speech once more; for it is a Rarity, as we fay in Berkshire. Why they cried out till their Throats were jaded, Great is Diana of the Ephefians; and lugged a Couple of painful Diffenting Minifters into the Bear-Garden, where I am forry we muft

muft leave them to the Mercy of High-Church Men.

Now, my Chriftian Friends, you shall hear a third Speech, which by its Honesty, Mode. ration, and good Sense, will refresh you after all the Knavery and Impudence in the Craftfmen, and all this Sottishness and Fury in the People.

AND when the Town-Clerk had appeafed the People, he faid, Ye Men of Ephefus, what Man is there, that knoweth not how that the City of the Ephefians is a Worshipper of the great Goddess Diana, and of the Image which fell down from Jupiter? Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken agaiji, je ought to be quiet, and do nothing rafhly: For ye have brought hither thefe Men, which are neither Robbers of Churches, nor yet Blafphemers of your Goddess. Wherefore, if Demetrius, and the Craftsmen which are with him, have a Matter against any Man, the Law is open, and there are Deputies: Let them implead one another, v. 35, 36, 37, 38.

THIS is the Speech of a Layman, and a Lawyer! Think ye not, my Friends, that he was a Low-Church Man? I wot he was.

SEEING then that these things cannot be Spoken against. Right, Mr. Town - Clerk !

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their dowdy Image was established by Law; and if it had been a Broom-stick, it would have had the Priests on its Side, and must have been worfhipped: Where the Carcafe is, there will the Ravens be gathered together.

TE ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rafblySo they would, if the Priefts had let them alone. But the Craftsmen had goaded their Sides with the Cry of the Church, till the poor Reprobates were stark mad.

WHAT Man is there, that knoweth not, &c. Why, every body knew, that Madam Diana's Palace at Ephefus had more Superftition and Peter Pence paid to it, and confequently had a greater Swarm of Chaplains, than all the Divinity-Shops in Afia befides. She had Men and Money of her Side. What! could not all this fecure her? No; her Bully-boys were afraid of Jefus Chrift, and Two or Three Diffenting Teachers, his Servants.

AND the Image which fell down from Jupiter. Fell down from Jupiter ! what great Lyars fome Priefts are, my Beloved! They will needs fetch all their Fables, and filthy Ware, out of Heaven itself; and yet who has lefs Intereft there? Their very Ballads and Rareefhews are fathered upon Divine Right. Oh Sirs, the brazen Front of fome Men! The Town

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