The Contents of the Discourse precedent.
THe Praeface conteineth a briefe examination of Robert Parsons his Epistle Dedicatorie, of the addition to it, and of his Praeface.
The 1. Chapter disputeth this question: Whether S. Peter the Apostle preached the Gospell in Britaine, or no.
The 2. Chapter sheweth, what we are to thinke of the pre∣tended Conuersion of Lucius King of Britaine, and of the Bri∣tains to Christian Religion by Eleutherius Bishop of Rome and his Agents.
The 3. Chapter resolueth vs of Austin the Monkes coming into England, and of his preaching and proceeding here.
In the 4. Chapter is proued, that the moderne doctrine of the Church of Rome, which the Church of England reiecteth, was either oppugned by S. Peter, Eleutherius, Gregory, and Austin, or at the least vnknowne vnto them.
The 5. Chapter conteineth a briefe answer to Parsons his fond and friuolous discourse, wherein desperatly he vnderta∣keth to proue, that the faith now professed in Rome, is the same and no other, then was taught by Eleutherius, and Gregory, in time past.
The 6. Chapter discouereth the vanitie and foolerie os Par∣sons his whole Treatise of three Conuersions of England.
The 7. Chapter bringeth euident demonstrations, that the late Popes of Rome haue deserued nothing of England, or the English nation, but hatred and detestation.
The 8. Chapter containeth proofes concluding, that the Popes of Rome of this time are not the successors of Peter or Eleutherius, but rather of Pope Ioane.
Page [unnumbered] The 9. Chapter sheweth, that the succession of Romish Popes is neither marke of the Church, nor meane of triall of the truth.
The 10. Chapter proueth the Church of England to be the true Church of God, and to hold the Apostolike and true Ca∣tholike faith.
The 11. Chapter refuteth Parsons his idle discourse Part. 2. of his Treatise, wherein he pretendeth to seeke for the originall and descent of the Church of England from the Apostles times downward.
The 12. Chapter sheweth, that the moderne Church of Pa∣pists was not visible in the world for more then a thousand yeares after Christ, and neuer was fully setled, nor plainely vi∣sible in England.
Chap. 13. therein is declared how litle conscience Parsons maketh, to wrest and corrupt holy Scriptures.
The 14. Chapter containeth a catalogue of diuers falsifica∣tions, false allegations, and corruptions of the Fathers of the Church, and other authors, committed by Parsons.
The 15. Chapter exhibiteth certaine examples of Parsons his Thrasonicall bragges, and beggarly crauing of matters in que∣stion.
The 16. Chapter alledgeth arguments of Parsons his grosse ignorance, and childish fooleries.
The 17. Chapter containeth a Table of certaine speeches of Parsons, in respect of God, blasphemous, in respect of his duty to his Prince, disloyall.
The 18. Chapter containeth a Table of Parsons his lies, ca∣lumniations, and false allegations.
The 19. Chapter sheweth, how Parsons his texts and allega∣tions, for the most part, make against himselfe, and his cause.