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* Scripture, say the Protestants, is the only rule of faith in matters
pertaining to revealed religion, and they say well. There is no other
Christianity than this; no other centre of union than this. Whatsoever
is not clearly delivered there, may be true, but cannot be important. HÆC
MEA EST SENTENTIA, NEQUE ME EX EA ULLIUS UXQUAM AUT DOCTI AUT
INDOCTI MOVEBIT ORATIO.'--Dr. Jortin.

LONDON :

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

1873.

All rights reserved.

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PREFACE.

THE able authors who wrote the work entitled The Pope and the Council,' by Janus, have said in their preface, 'For many reasons no names of authors are placed on our title-page. We consider that a work so entirely made up of facts and supporting all its statements by reference to the original authorities, must and can speak for itself, without needing any names attached to it.' It is for an opposite reason, it is because the present work is not entirely made up of facts and that its statements are not supported by reference to the original authorities, that I have thought it necessary to place my name before the public and to explain in this preface what are the works upon which I have relied and who are the men whose opinions I have adopted.

The chief works then upon which I have relied are, (1), · The History of Latin Christianity, including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicolas V., by Dr. Milman, late Dean of St. Paul's; (2), “Remarks on Ecclesiastical History,' by John Jortin, D.D. The first of these authors says, “ As it is my own confident belief that the words of Christ, and His words alone (the

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