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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN, .
HEAD NOTIONS, AND HEART RELIGION;
VAIN JANGLING, AND SOUND DOCTRINE.

ADDRESSED TO THE
Rev. JOHN RYLAND, SENIOR,

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By WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S. S.

MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
AT PROVIDENCE CHAPEL, LITTLE TITCHFIELD-STREET,

AND AT MONKWELL-STREET MEETING.

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Forasmuch as ye are manifeftly declared to be the epiftle of Christ ministered

by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in
tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.-Our sufficiency is of Gede
who also hach made us able ministers of the New Testament: not of the
letter, but of the fpirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

2 Cor. iii. 3, 5, 6.

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LONDON:
PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY, BOLT COURT, FLEET STREET.
Sold at Providence Chapel on Monday and Wednesday Evenings, and at Monk.

well-Street Meeting on Tuesday Evenings ; by W. Baynes, No. 54, Pater-
nofter-Row; T, Green, No. 93, and J. Baker, , No. 226, Oxford-Street;
J. Cobbin, No. 14, Hertford-strect, Fitzroy-square ; at the Chapel in the
Cliff, Lewes, Suflex; by T. Barston, Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire ;
and by A. Batten, sen. Wellwyn, Herts.

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The reason of my addressing this to you, is because, some time ago, you said, (as I was informed) in a barber's shop, that “ You had prepared a pill for WILLIAM HỨNTINGTON; and, if that did not do, you would give him a bolus.Soon after which your little “ Body of Divinity” appeared, which I took to be the Pill; and, after that, “ Antinomianism Unmasked” fell into my hands, which I took to be the threatened Bolus. . However, I could not help smiling when I saw your Maid's name affixed to it, for I thought that was done in order to try my fagacity, or the strength of my eye-sight. I perceived that there was a woman's name standing on the title, and a man's voice speaking in it. I said, ". Come near to me, and let me handle thee, and see whose child thou art: thou art called the handy: works of Efau, but the voice is the voice of Jacob.”

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However, the Maid affirms that, by a miraculous conception, she companied this production without the help of man; whereas, if family likenesses express or mean any thing, the first nine or ten pages will speak for themselves. Many of the features of this child are Mr. Ryland's own : he is known, whether he appears in a Magazine or in this piece. I think I may warrantably say of these pages, as we commonly say of a log of feather-edge boards, that it is the work of two; or of a pair of sawyers, one on the top, and the other in the pit. The Maid, by name, is the top woman; but Mr. Ryland worked under ground. There was a conjunction of heads in the production of this pamphdėt. This discovers itself in the seventh page, where the noun plural appears—« We have taken a short but comprehensive view of it, but who hath believed the report?” It might have been rendered, our report. Now, though I am no grammarian, yet I know that two are more than one, and that we implies a plurality. But it seems that Mr. Ryland refuses to father this little one, left it should be overlaid, or found dead: but the Maid lays claim to the whole of it, having no doubt but it is a living child. But I say, “ Divide it,” seeing the Girl has confessed to Mr. King that it contains Mr. Ryland's sentiments.

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You should be a little more private, reverend Sir, in your matters, and not let your secret things get abroad, as they do. Your threatening me in the barber's shop; the former convention and council against me, when the calf's head fell into the ashes ; the good works that appeared in your servant, and another, when the seventeenth squib of candour went off in a fortnight at Illington ; your refusing to see any body but your maid when this chick was hatching from the egg; the printer's boy bringing a proof to you at a friend's house, where you did not expect him; your acknowledging to Mrs. Terry that you had a hand in the first squib that your Maid discharged at me, besides your own mode of writing appearing in it-serve to confirm me in my opinion of its having been a joint work.

The above hints I have dropped [a hint to the · wise is enough] only to let my friends know that I was privy to many of their secret counsels-Wilt ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine ?

I suppose your servant thinks me not so competent a judge of physiognomy as herself, because the “Answer to the Daughter's Defence” was addressed to the father ; but she seems to wonder that the answer to the Maid's Mask should be addressed to the MafA 3

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