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357 "From Marlboro's eyes the tears of dotage flow, And Swift expires a driveller and a show."

358 See the story of the Abbe Paris, Guettee, Histoire de L'Englise de France, Tom. xii. p. 12. Also, Parton, Voltaire, Vol. I. pp. 236, 261, etc.

359 See opp. Tom. viii. p. 46, Ed. Migne.

360 Take e.g. the heading to chapter xxiv. Of the De Proescriptione. It reads thus: "St. Peter's further vindication. St. Paul was not at all superior to St. Peter in teaching. Nothing was imparted to the former, in the "third heaven," to enable him to add to the faith-however foolishly the heretics may boast of him as if they had, forsooth, been favoured with some of the secrets so imparted to him in paradise." If the reader will turn to the chapter referred to, he will observe an instance of condensation by which nothing is forfeited that is requisite to a heading, though redundancies are dropped.

1 Of the various forms of the title of this treatise, de Proescriptione Hoereticorum, de Proescriptionibus Hoereticorum, de Proescriptionibus adversus Hoereticos, the first is adopted by Oehler after the oldest authorities, such as the Liber Argobardinus and the Codex Paterniacensis (or Seletstadiensis), and the Editio Princeps of Rhenanus. The term praescriptio is a legal one, meaning a demurrer, or formal objection. The genitive haereticorum is used in an objective sense, as if adversus haereticos. Tertullian himself, in de Carne Christi, ii. says, "Sed plenius ejusmodi praescriptionibus adversus omnes haereses alibi jam usi sumus." The title therefore means, "On the Church's Prescriptive Rule agains Heresies of all kinds." [Elucidation I.]

2 Istas.

3 Matt. vii. 15, xxiv. 4, 11, 24; 1 Tim. iv. 1-3; 2 Pet. ii. 1.

4 1 Cor. xi. 19.

5 Plerique, "the majority."

6 The Holy Ghost having foretold that they should exist. (Rigalt.)

7 Denique has in Tertullian sometimes the meaning of proinde.

8 Causam "purpose," "final cause."

9 Usitatissimi, "most experienced."

10 Demutare.

11 1 Sam. xviii. 8, 9.

12 1 Sam. xiii. 14.

13 2 Sam. xi.

14 1 Kings. xi. 4

15 Heb. iv. 15. [See p. 221, supra.]

16 [Here the word martyr means no more than a witness or confessor, and may account for what are called exaggerated statements as to the number of primitive martyrs. See Kaye p. 128.]

17 Obtinere.

18 Fidem, "The Creed."

19 Major.

20 Matt. x. 22.

21 Jer. xxxii. 19.

22 1 Sam. xvi. 7.

23 2 Tim. ii. 19.

24 Matt. xv. 13.

25 Matt. xx. 16.

26 Matt. iii. 12.

27 John vi. 66.

28 A vestigiis ejus.

29 John i. 1, vi. 68, and xvi. 30.

30 John vi. 67.

31 Minus.

32 2 Tim. i. 15, ii. 17; 1 Tim. i. 20.

33 1 John ii. 19. [i.e., with the Apostolic Churches. See Cap. xx,infra.]

34 Matt. vii. 15.

35 Adulteri evangelizatores, the spurious preachers of the gospel. [Galat. i 8,9, an example of Apostolic praescription.]

36 Hoc scil. "tempore."

37 Oehler's "persecutionem" ought of course to be "persecutionum."

38 1 Cor. xi. 19.

39 Exorbitaverint.

40 Juvat.

41 1 Thess. v. 21. [But Truth is to be demonstrated as a theorem, not treated as a problem of which we must seek the solution.]

42 1 Cor. xi. 19.

43 1 Cor. xi. 18.

44 Depravare.

45 Capitulum.

46 Objurget.

47 1 Cor. i. 10.

48 Gal. v. 20.

49 Tit. iii. 10, 11.

50 Taxat.

51 Opera.

52 Ai\re/seij

53 Instituendas.

54 Suscipiendas.

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