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LOVE AND TRUTH:

IN

TWO MODEST AND PEACEABLE LETTERS,

CONCERNING THE

DISTEMPERS OF THE PRESENT TIMES.

WRITTEN FROM A QUIET AND CONFORMABLE

CITIZEN OF LONDON,

TO TWO BUSIL AND TACTIOUS

SHOPKEEPERS IN COVENTRY.

« BUT LIT NONE OF YOU SUFFER AS A BOSIE-BODY NY OTHER NEX'S

MATTERS." 1 Pet. iv. 13

a New Edition,
WITH NOTES AND A PREFACE,
BY THOMAS ZOUCH, M. A.

TO

THE REV.

HENRY ZOUCH, M. A.
THIS EDITION OF A TRACT,

WRITTEN BY
IS A AC WALTON,

WITH THE LAUDABLE INTENTION OF

RECOMMENDING

A QUIET AND PEACEABLE

CONFORMITY

TO THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND,

IS INSCRIBED,

WITH

EVERY SENTIMENT OF REGARD,

• BY HIS AFFECTIONATE BROTHER,

THO. ZOUCH.

PREFACE OF THE EDITOR.

H aving formed a design of collecting materials for a new edition of Isaac Walton's Lives of Dr. Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson, I was fortunate enough to be apprized of the existence of the two following Letters. Those who are conversant in the history of the times in which they were written will easily discern, that the author had in view the arguments advanced in a treatise generally ascribed to Dr. Herbert Croft, Bishop of Hereford, and first published in 1675, under the title of “The Naked Truth, or the True State of the Primitive Church, by an Humble Moderator. Zach. viii. 19, Love the Truth and Peace. Gal. iv. 16, Am I therefore become your Enemy, because I tell you the Truth "

The anecdote of the conversation that passed between Dr. Duncon and his Venetian friend is

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