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SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT.

CHAPTER IX.

Summary view of the Argument.

It is now time to present the reader with a summary of the whole discussion.

After an introduction designed to trace the rise of the present debate, we entered on the subject, by making various remarks on the Puritan's historical facts.

In the first and second chapters we detected many mistakes and misstatements of our brother; showed how he has misrepresented Jeremy Taylor, and greatly erred in regard to the views of the Protestant Church of Europe; and that he has no right to claim Calvin, or Grotius, or Selden, as favoring the marriage of a man with his deceased wife's sister.

His attempt to ascribe a papal origin to the prohibition of such marriages, was frustrated.