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John also cannot be reckoned at all inferior to them, though it be quite of another nature from them. In the third rank may sland the Epistles of the Apostles, Paul, Peter and john. In the fourth rank may sland the Epistles of the brethren of our Lord, James and Jude. In the fifth and last rank may fland the epistles and writings of the companions and attendants of the Apofiles, Barnabas, Clement, Hermas, Ignatius, Polycarp. All which, with the addition perhaps of apocryphal Esdras, and of the Apocalyps of Peter, and the Adi of Paul, were they now extant, I look upon, though in different degrees, as the sacred books of the New Testament.” Ibid. p. 72.73.