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To my very true and very good friend
Sir Henry Goodere.

At some later reading, I was more af-
fected with that part of your Letter,
which is of the book, and the namelesse
Letters, then at first. I am not sorry, for
that affection were for a jealousie or suspici-
on of a flexibilty in you. But I am angry,
that any should think, you had in your Re-
ligion peccant humours, defective, or
abundant, or that such a booke, (if
I mistake it not) should be able to work
upon you; my comfort is, that their judg-
ment is too weak to endanger you, since
by this is confesses, that it mistakes you, in
thinking you irresolved or various: yet let
me be bold to fear, that that sound true opi-
nion, that in all Christian professions there
is way to salvation (which I think you
think) may have been so incommodiously
or intempestively sometimes uttered by
you; or else your having friends equally
[CW: near]

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