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The Good Vicar in a Bad Mood,
JOHN the DIPPER.
And the Form of his Visage was changed.
Sold by R. Bishop, Great Newport.street, London ; A.
HE Writer of the following lines has the fincerest
esteem for his Pedobaptift brethren : and thinks it necesary, in this short Preface, to acquaint the Public with his reafons for writing on the subject of Baptism; and the satirical manner in which he hascombated his opponent. He presumes that no ferious reader who is accquainted with the rise of the present controverfy, and hath read Mr. De Courcy's numerous publications on the fubje&t, can be reafonably offended at the irony of this Poem, fince he encounters his literary antagonist with his own weapons.
Mr. Medley, who is well known to be a man of a truly catholic Spirit, was desired to baptize
fome perfons at Shrewsbury. He preached on the occasion an extempore fermon, in which he afferted that submiffion to the ordinance of Baptifm, though not effential to falvation, was a neceffary part of evangelical obedience. Some detached parts of his discourse were, fome how or other, conveyed to Mr. D. Mr. D. immediately published an eighteen.penny pamphlet in vindication of infant sprinkling, entitled, A Letter to a Baptist Minister. This pamphlet was answered by Mr. Medley. The answer produced a three fhilling volume, called, The Rejoinder, with an advertiment of a second part, which, it is supposed, is fpeedily to follow. in the interval of these publications, fome