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Ex Ædibus Lambeth.
Maii 31. 1686.
Jo. Battely RRmo Patri
ac Dră Dră Wilhelmo Archiepisc. Cantuar. a Sacris Domesticis.
Notes, and a Preface,
Authority, to suppose that the Eucharift is dil.
of Transubstantiation from it.
Verily verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the Fless of the
Son of Man, and drink his Blood, ye have no Life in
and T. Newborough at the Star in St. Paul's Church
1S not for nothing that we are desired to read
have engaged my Thoughts with what attention
words enfore this, that the natural substance of his Flesh must be properly eaten by us, it will follow that it must be thus eaten in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood, unles we could tell how or where else it is to be done. I would be glad to see such a Paraphrase upon this Chapter, as you Jpeak of, which would help to make all appear plain. And it were well if others might see it too, and tbereby see this at least, that you are so well satisfied with your own Reafons, that you are not afraid to let those judg of them that are otherwise persuaded.
I am, &c.
OU are desired to read the 6th Chapter of St. John's Gospel every day, and this I doubt not, for the sake ;
, of that part of it between V. si, and V.61; which seems
, ; to require eating the Flesh, and drinking the Blood of Christ in the proper senfe. And here I'make no question your Thoughts were closey engaged. But perhaps you have not applied that attention to the rest of the Chapter, which you gave to that part where the difficulty lies, and then no wonder that the difficulty still remains. For I beg leave to put you in mind, once more, that the true sense of those difficult Passages, as you count them, is to be gained by observing their connexion with all the rest. And therefore to that Request, that you would often read the 6th Chapter of St. John, which I acknowledg to be a reasonable Request, I must add another as reasonable as. that, which is, that you would not only often read, but