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Author: Toll, Thomas.
Title: The female duel, or The ladies looking glass.: Representing a Scripture combate about business of religion, fairly carried on, between a Roman Catholick lady, and the wife of a dignified person in the Church of England. Together with their joynt answer to an Anabaptists paper sent in defiance of them both: entitled the Dipper drowned. / Now published by Tho. Toll Gent.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The female duel, or The ladies looking glass.: Representing a Scripture combate about business of religion, fairly carried on, between a Roman Catholick lady, and the wife of a dignified person in the Church of England. Together with their joynt answer to an Anabaptists paper sent in defiance of them both: entitled the Dipper drowned. / Now published by Tho. Toll Gent.
Toll, Thomas.

London: Printed by H. Bell, and P. Lillicrap, 1661.
Subject terms:
Anabaptists
Church of England -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- England -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A94720.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE ROYAL HIGHNESSE Of the most Peerless Pair of PRINCESSES Daughters of Great Britany, France▪ and Ireland.
THE PRINTER TO THE READER.
The Publishers PREFACE To the Gentlemen, Readers of the FEMALE DVEL.
THE FEMALE DUEL, Or the Ladies LOOKINGLASS Representing a Scripture combate, about business of Religion.
part
That the very body of Christ is neither in, or under the Eucharist or Sacrament of the Lords Supper, is apparant by these few texts taken out of, and reasons deduced from Scripture.
That it is Impious, to deprive the people of the cup, is proved thus.
That your Mass is not or can be made a sacri∣fice, is clear by these sacred Texts.
That your Priests, saying Mass in Lattine, and not in English do offer abuse to God and his Church is proved thus.
The Lady within three or four days, sent a servant of hers with this Answer.
To the first.
To the second.
To the third.
To the fourth.
To the fifth.
To the sixth and last.
subpart
To what you alledge of Impiety against the Church of Rome, for depriving the peo∣ple of the Cup, I answer thus.
To the first Argument.
To the second.
To the third.
To the fourth and last.
subpart
To the Proofes that you are pleased to pro∣duce against the Sacrifice of the Masse, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second and third.
To the fourth.
To the fifth and last.
subpart
To what you alledge of abuse in our Church, by our Mass being said in Latine, and not in English, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the third and last.
subpart
Thus Mistresse N. I have been bold to send you the best satisfaction I could to your in∣genious Paper, and I beseech you be pleas'd to examine what I have here return'd, with the sameunbyassed judgement, as I have done what you brought me, and I doubt not but we shall quickly find our selves at the end of our controversie. So praying God to bless you and yours, I remain your true friend to serve you, M.
The Messenger Arriving speedily back at my Ladies House, and delivering the Letter, with the inclos'd papers, her Ladyship finding the Contents, fell to the work iw mediately, which you shall hear as followeth.
That good Works signifie nothing to the Justification, much less to the salvation of a Christian, by any way of merit, i most manifest out of Scripture.
That Auricular Confession of Sins to a Priest is so farre from being a good work, and acceptable in the sight of God, that it is meerly to be esteemed Wil-wor∣ship, and humane invention, is proved thus.
That your Doctrine of satisfaction for sins, is most dangerous, if not despe∣rate for Christian souls, is proved thus.
That the Root and foundation of all these your doctrines is extreamly false, and that Man hath no free-will at all, is pro∣ved most plainly thus.
To what you alledge against our doctrine of goodworks, and for your justification by faith alone, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the third.
To the fourth.
To the fifth.
To the sixth.
To the seventh and last.
section
To what you are pleased to alledge against our Auricular Cenfession, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the Second.
To the Third and fourth
To the Last
section
To what you alledge against our doctrine of Satisfaction for sins I answear thus.
To the first.
To the Second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth and Last.
The Catholick doctrine that I am to prove now against you, is this, that sins being by contri∣tion, confession and absolution perfectly for∣given, the penitent ought yet to satisfie for the temporal punishment due to them.
To what you alledge against the doctrine of our Church, in point of the Liberty of the will, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the Second and Third.
To the fourth.
To the fifth.
To the sixth.
To the seventh.
To the eighth and Last
section
part
part
That your Church has so overladen the souls of Christians with their own Traditions, and humane constitutions, that it has not only abridg'd Christian liberty, but hardly left room for the observation of divine pre∣cepts, I prove thus by express Scriptures.
That amongst the rest of your new inventions your commanded days of fasts, and absti∣nence, especially a whole lent together, is a burthen insupportable, and abusive to our Christian liberty, I prove by Scripture thus.
That your making and observing of vs, especially of chastity and single life, though in your Priests themselves, is another intoler∣able abuse and burthen laid upon Christi∣anity, I prove thus.
Then as to your vows of chastity, and restrain∣ing of Priests from marriage, I prove the absurdity of all that thus.
But abive all the Abuse of your Church it ma∣nafest in multiplying of Sacraments, and making them out of meer humane constitu∣tions, which I prove in short thus.
To what you alledge against our Church for over lading the souls of Christians, with Traditions, and humane corstitutions &c. I answer thus
To the first.
To the Second.
To the Third.
To the fourth.
To the fifth.
To the sixth.
Now that Humane Constitutions, the com∣mands of Councils, and Bishops are to be kept, and all Ecclesiasticall rites and cere∣monies duely observed, I prove by express Scriptures thus.
To what you Alledge against our days of fasting, and abstinence and especially the holy fast of Lent, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth.
To the fifth.
To the sixth and Last.
And first I prove that the Church does law∣fully forbid certain meats, for certain times, by express Scriptures thus.
In the like maner I shall prove fasting to be a holy institution, for the maceration of the body, the explusion of the evil Spirit, the imploring of divine grace, and the imitati∣on of Jesus Christ, by express scripture in S. Math. Gospell thus
To what you alledge against our Vows, espe∣cially those of Chastity and single-life though in one Priests themselve.
To the First, I answer that.
To the second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth.
To what you alledge against our vows of cha∣stity, and restraining of Priests from Marriage, I answer thus,
To the first.
To the Second.
To the third.
To the Fourth.
To the Fifth.
To the Sixth.
To the Seventh.
To what you alledge against us for multiply∣ing of Sacraments, and making them, as you say, out of meer humane inventions, I answer thus.
To the First.
To the Second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth.
To the Fifth.
Now because you seem to take for granted that our Sacraments are for the most part humane constitutions, and it is of faith that they are of divine institution, and we ought to be as St. Peter adviseth us, Always ready to give answer to every one that asketh us a reason of the saith Page  124and hope that is in us. I shall take some pains to prove it to you thus.
Now that the Sacramnot of Orders, was in∣stituted likewise by Christ himself, and with a sensible sign conferrs grace, I prove this by expresse Scriptures.
That Matrimony is a Sacrament, and insti∣tuted by Christ, I likewise prove by ex∣presse Scripture thus.
That extream Ʋnction is a Saeroment like∣wise, and a visible sign of an invisible grace, I prove by ezpress Scripture thus.
This paper my Lady had no sooner dispatcht, but she sent it away by one of her servants sealed up, and by him she roceived this Answer.
My Lady upon the return of her servant, opening the Packet that Mistress. N. had sent back to her, found the Papers inclo∣sed, whereof the first was to this effect as followeth.
That your Doctrine of Veneration of Ima∣ges is an abominable, Idolatrcus Dactrine, and prejudicial to divine Worship, I prove Thus.
That your, Doctrines of Indulgences, Purga∣tory, and Prayer for the dead, are dero∣gatory to Gods glory, and abusive to the world, Iprove by Scripture thus.
Then as to your Doctrine of Purgatory, I shall disprove it thus.
That your Doctrine of Prayer for the dead, is an impertinent piece of devotion, and con∣trary to Scripture, I prove thus.
This Paper my Lady had at sooner peras'd, but she disposed her self immediately to her pen, and writ as followeth.
subpart
To what you are pleased to alledge against our Doctrine, for the invocation of the Saints in Heaven, I answer thus.
To the fifth.
To the sixth.
That the saints, the freinds of God, are to be implored that they will please to intercede for us, I prove by express Scripture thus.
To what you alledge against our use of images, which you call an abominable and idolator∣rious doctrine, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the Second.
To the Third.
To the fourth.
That the use of Images is lawfull, and profita∣ble in the Church of God, I prove by Scrip∣ture thus.
To what you are pleased to alledge against our doctrines of Indulgencies, Purgatory and prayer for the dead, I answer thus.
To the first.
To what you are pleased to alledge against our doctrine of Purgatory I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To what you say against our doctrine of pray∣ing for the dead which is a consequence of Purgatory I answer thus.
To the first.
To the Second.
To the Third and Last.
That there is a third place, which we call Pur∣gatory, and that the prayers of the faithfull upon earth, are very helpfull to them, I prove thus.
That your Pope or Bishop of Rome, is not, nor can be head of the Church of Christ, nor S. Peter successor as you pretend, nor has any priminary, or superiority over other Bishops. I prove out of Scripture thus.
That it is not in the power of the Pope, neither by himself, nor with all his Cardi∣nalls, and councells, to determine any mat∣ter of faith, I prove thus by Scrip∣ture.
That the Scripture it self, is, and ought to be the entire Rule of faith, and that nei∣ther your whole Church, nor all the Tradi∣tions of it, have any power to prescribe to to us in matter of Faith, I prove thus.
That not onely your Church, which I take to be but a part, but the whole Church of Christ, may and must erre sometimes in faith, I prove thus.
To what you alledge against our Pope or Bishop of Rome, that he neither is, nor can be head of the Church of Christ, or St. Peters Successor, or have any po∣wer over other Bishops. I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the third.
To the fourth.
To the fifth.
To the Sixth.
To the Seventh.
To the Third.
To the Ninth.
To the tenth.
To the eleventh and last.
Now you must give me leave, according to my usual method to reply something upon you, out of the clear and unforced Letter of Scripture; and that the Pope, or Bishop if Rome, is and ought to be the he of the Church of Christ, as St. Peters Successor, and has just power and superiority ever all other Bishops, I prove thus.
To what you alledge against the power of the Pope, that he can neither by himself nor with all his Cardinalls, and councills about him, he able to determine any mat∣ter of Fath. I answer thus.
To the First.
To the second.
To the third.
To the Fourth.
To the Fifth.
That the Pope with a generall Council, may detrmine what is of Fath and what is not, I pove by expresse Scripture thus.
To what you alledge for Scripture to be the only Rule of our faith, and against the Authority of the universall Church and it's Traditions, I answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the third.
To the Fourth.
To the Fifth.
To the Sixth.
To the Seventh.
to the Eight.
To the Ninth and last.
Now because I have been so large in my an∣swers, I shall not need to be otherwise then short in my replies, but something I shall urge to you out of Scripture; according to my former method, and that Scripture a∣lone cannot be the Rule of our faith, I prove thus.
To the second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth.
That the whole Church of Christ cannot possi∣bly erre, and that the Roman Catholick Church is that Church disperst over all the world, I prove by most express Scripture thus.
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THE DIPPER DROWNED By endeavouring to wade in the unfa∣thom'd depths of Scripture, &c.
That to build or to use Steeple-houses (which you call Churches) in the service of God, is altogether unlawfull, much more to beautifie or adorn them, and to give privi∣ledges, lands or possessiens to them, or to the persons of your Churchmen, but that we are all Priests equally, and that your Canonical hours and prayers in those Churches, are utterly unlawfull too; I prove by Scripture thus.
That it is not lawfull to make war with Turks, Jewes, Heathens or Heritcks, or to per∣secute them for any cause of conscience; nay, that Christians cannot justify to make war at all, or to bear any civil Magistracy whatsoever, or give or take any oaths, I prove by express Scripture thus.
That to Baptise Infants, is an injury to the Lord, and a most high abuse of Chri∣stian Souls, and that the doctrine of a Cha∣racter imprest in the Soul by Baptisme, is a mear Popish cheat and collusion, I prove by Scripture thus.
To what you object against our building, or u∣sing of of Churches, which you call Steople∣houses, in the service of God; adorning or giving lands and possessions to them, with priviledges extraordinary, as also to our Church-men, and against their Priesthood, Canonical hours, and prayers, we answer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth.
To the fifth.
To the Sixth.
To the Seventh.
To the Eight.
To the Ninth.
To the Tenth.
To the Eleventh.
To the twelfth,
To the thirteenth and last.
That it is lawfull to build, use, and adorn Churches, and to give lands and possessions to them, and to the persons that Officiate in them, and that we are not all equally Priests, and that our Canonicall hours and prayersure lawfull, we prove by Scripture thus.
To what you alledge against the lawfulness of making war against Turks, Jews, or He∣riticks, or persecution of any for conscience, and against making of war at all, or bear∣ing of Civil Magistracy as Government, or giving or taking of Oaths; we answer thus.
To the First.
To the Second.
To the Third.
To the Fourth.
To the Fifth.
To the Sixth.
To the Seventh.
That it is lawfull to make war against Turks, Jews, or Heriticks, upon a reasonable and lawfull oc∣casion, or to punish them, and that Christians may make war, and bear Civil Magistracy, yea, give and take Oaths, We prove by Scripture thus.
To what you aledge against the Baptisme of in∣fants, and the character imprest upon the souls of Christians by Baptisme, we an∣swer thus.
To the first.
To the second.
To the Third.
To the fourth.
To the Fifth.
To the Sixth
To the Seventh.
That the Baptisme of Infants is lawfull, and by it there is a character imprest upon Chri∣stian souls; we prove by Scripture thus.