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  • From the Greek hieros (priest) and machia (battle, war, contest, fight, etc.), is the contending of or conflict between priests or other ministers of religion. It has also been used as the short title of a little quarto published in London in 1719, the full of which is, Hieromachia; or, A True, Sincere, Impartial account of a certain Dispute that happened August 1st. 1717, between K---- a Presbyter of the Church of England, and C---- a Presbyterian Teacher, concerning the Invalidity of the Anti-Episcopal Baptism; to which is added The Lancashire Tubster, or a Dialogue between Obadiah Cantwell, a Jockey and Tardipes, his inspired Ass; after which he meets with Tom Squab, a dissenting Brother, and then with his son Ephraim, a Tub-Teacher, and daughter Jude.

    February 9, 2008