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comme il fault parler, & proceder en jugement,

vous supplie humblement luy doner un procureur, “ lequiel parle pour luy. Ce fesant farés bien, & no“ ftre Seigneur prosperera voftre republique. Faict en

votre cité de Geneve le 22. daost. 1553:

Michel Serverus de Ville neufve

en fa cause propre.

That is;

To my most Honoured Lords the Syndics and

Council of Geneva. “M!

ICHAEL Servetus humbly seweth, That

.“ the Prosecution of a Man for the Do“ ctrine of the Scripture, or for any Question ari“ fing from it, is a new Invention, unknown to the !!. Apostles and theịr Disciples, and to the Ancient “ Church. As it appears, First, from the Acts of “ the Apostles, Chap. 18, & 19. where such Accuç sers are cast off, and referred to the Churches, “ when there is no Crime in the Case, and 'tis on“ ly a Matter relating to Religion. Likewise in the ** Time of the Emperor Constantin, when there “ were great Herefies, and criminal Accusations,

both on the Part of Athanafius and Arius, the said

Emperor with the Advice of his Council, and of “ all the Churches, decreed, That according to the “ Ancient Doctrine, such Accusations should not be “ admitted, even tho a Man were an Heretick, as Arius was; that all their Disputes should be deter“ mined by the Churches, and that a Man con“ victed, or condemned by them, should be banish"ed, unless he repented. Thar Punishment was at * all Times inflicted upon Hereticks in the Ancient Church, as may be proved by a Thousand other


“ Passages and Authorities. Wherefore, my Lords, " the said Petitioner begs, that he may be no longic

er prosecured as a Criminal, agreeably to the Doctrine of the Apostles and their Disciples, and “ of the Ancient Church, who never admitted

any “ such Accusation.

“ Secondly, my Lords, the Petitioner beseeches you to consider, that he has committed no Fault in your City, nor any where else; that he has not been a Seditious Man, nor a Disturber of the Publick Peace;" (for the Matters treated by him are difficult, and such as can only be un derstood by Learned Men); that all the Time

he was in Germany, he never discoursed of those “ Things but with Oecolampadius, Bucer and Capi.

and that he never imparted his Opinions to any Body in France. Belides, he always difapproved, and continues to disapprove the Anabaptists, who oppose the Magistrates, and would have all Things to be common. Wherefore he

concludes, That he ought not to be prosecu" ted as a Criminal,' for setting forth some Que * ftions debated by the Ancient Doctors of the 44

Church, since he has done it without acting likę a Seditious Man,

to ;

Thirdly, my Lords, because he is a Fo

reigner, wholly unacquainted with the Customs “ of this Country, and knows not how to speak 4 and proceed in his Trial, he humbly beseeches you

to give him an Attorney, who may speak for him, " It will be well done


and the Lord will proa “ per your Republick. From your City of Geneva.

August 22. 1553.

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Servetus presented some other Petitions, of which I fhall give you an Account hereafter. I am,


Yours, &c.

See the Fourth Letter in Art. XXXVI.


1 H A L L.


NEW Life of Henry the Fowler, King of the

Saxons, has been lately published by M. Gund lingius Professor of Eloquence.

D. Nic. Hieron. Gundlingii, Confiliarii Boruff. & Prof. Eloquentia Halensis de Henrico Aucupe, Franciæ Orientalis Saxonumque Rege, Liber singularis, in quo Reipubl. facies ex genuinis decumentis, diplomatibus, tabulis

, cha tis scriptoribusque æqualibus in luce collo: catur. Hale Magd. 1711. in 4to.

The Author designs to publish the Lives of the other Saxon Kings and Emperors.


M. Deylingius has put out the second Part of his

Observationes Sacræ.

D. Salomonis Deylingii Observationum Sacrarum Pars secunda, cum figuris aneis & Indicibus necesariis. Lip. Jie 1711. in 4to.


This Book contains Fifty Observations upon fo many Passages of the Old and New Testament. la the first the Author undertakes to clear Mofes from the Accufation of Pantheism. , In the IX h he thews that the Land of Canaan was a very fruitful Country, as we read in the Scripture; and alledges the last Verse of the IVth Chapter of Malachi, and some other Reasons, to account for its pretent Barrenness, M. Deylingius does frequently confure Sir John Marjoam, Mr. le Clerc, Father Hardouin, and several other Authors.

(A further Account of this Book will be inserted in another Article.]


M. Hiller has published a Book, containing many

Grammatical Observations upon the Hebrew Tongue.

Matthai Hilleri SS. Theol. Græcæque & Orient. Lisa guar, Prof. Publ. Institutiones. Linguæ Sancts. Tubingą, 1711, in Odavo. ini


ATHER Mabillon published Four Volumes in

Folio of the Annals of the Benedi&tins, and left behind him a Vth Volume, that reaches to the Year 1157. That Volume was to be printed by Father Ruinart, who designed to go on with the Annals of his Order, if Death had not prevented it. Father Mafuet, Author of the New Edition of St. Ire. » næus, has undertaken to publish the Vth Volume of. those Annals, and to carry on that Work to this present Timę.




Gronovius has lately published a Book, wherein

he criticizes Dr. Kufter's Edition of Suidas. The latter is preparing an Antwer.

The Second Edition of Mr. Le Clerc's Ars Critica is in great Forwardness · It will come out with some conliderable Additions.

A New Edition of Diodorus Siculus is to be printed here, with several Learned Observations of Mr. Waje.

:-ROM E.


ATHER de Graveson, a French Benediéin, Divinity at the Minerva, is printing a Chronological Book relating to the Life of Jesus Christ. De annis

mysteriis Christi. The Author was very much eAteemed at Paris, and has acquired a great Reputati on in this City.

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