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Their dangerous Tendency, political and religious, is considered, and their
true Origin designated; and some of those, which the Protestants con-
sider as the most objectionable, are proved not to have been held by

the ancient British, Saxon, or Irish Christian Churches :

IN ANSWER TO

ARGUMENTS ADVANCED

IN FAVOUR OF

THE ROMAN-CATHOLIC QUESTION;

And, more especially, those of

SIR JOHN THROCK MORTON.


BY THE REV. PETER ROBERTS, A. M.

Author of Letters to M. Volney, An Harshony of the Epistles, &c.

'Ου μην-δικαιον σιωπη τ' αληθες παρελθειν' αλλα λεγειν μεν μέλα
παρρησιας, την αγαθην προβαλλομενους ελπιδα ευχεσθαι δε, ως τε τους
ελευξομενους των συγγραμμα», μηδεν της αληθειας πρότερον αγειν.

Nicephorus de Primatu Papæ, p. 18. ed. Lug. Bat. 1695.
It is our duty not to be remiss as to the truth ; but to advance before us the
shield of a good hope, and tell it plainly; entreating the reader to make the
truth his primary object.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY E. WILLIAMS,

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER TO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS ON

YORK, 11, STRAND, NEAR CHARING-CROSS.

1809.
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PREFACE.

WHEN the sense of the Legislature of the United Kingdom had, in the Session of the year 1805, been so fully taken, and decidedly expressed, as it then was, upon that which is called the Catholic Question, the general opinion seemed to be, that no further attempt to bring it forward again would soon be made. But notwithstanding the supposition, natural as it was, the appearance of The Considerations, a work of some extent and labour, nearly at the beginning of the following Sessions, and other proceedings of late, shew clearly, that so very far is the Question from having been given up, that, on the contrary, every effort will be sedulously made and persisted in to carry

it.

In such answers to those who have written in favour of the Question, as have been seen

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