“Perhaps you have some ministers or others come to your table, and they tell you a tale of such and such. Your heart is hot presently, but do you understand the matter? You begin to make a stir, but can you give an account of it? Be silent, forbear, and take heed of what you do. Meddle not in ways of strife till you understand where the controversy lies, and that from both parties” (Burroughs, Irenicum, p. 414. Emphasis mine).