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Page 393 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.
Page 320 - Nay, common Fame is more than ordinarily false, if none of them have found a way to reconcile the Opinions of Rome to the Preferments of England ; and to be so absolutely, directly and cordially Papists, that it is all that Fifteen hundred pounds a year can do to keep them from confessing it.
Page 310 - No man so willingly made unkind use of all those occasions, as the lord Cottington, who being a master of temper, and of the most profound dissimulation, knew too well how to lead him into a mistake, and then drive him into choler, and then expose him upon the matter, and the manner, to the judgment of the company ; and he chose to do this most when the king was present ; and then he would dine with him the next day.
Page 309 - The church was not repined at, nor the least inclination to alter the government and discipline thereof, or to change the doctrine. Nor was there at that time any considerable number of persons of any valuable condition throughout the kingdom, who did wish either; and the cause of so prodigious a change in so few years after was too visible from the effects.
Page 317 - While mass has been said in security, a conventicle has been a crime ; and which is yet more, the conforming to ceremonies has been more exacted than the conforming to Christianity ; and while men for scruples have been undone, for attempts of sodomy they have only been admonished.
Page 299 - ... the professors of it, (which was a fatal unskilfulness in the bishops, who could never have suffered whilst the common law had been preserved,) that prohibitions from the supreme courts of law, which have, and must have, the superintendency over all inferior courts, were not only neglected, but the judges reprehended for granting them...
Page 279 - Durham a marble altar with cherubims, which cost two thousand pounds, with all the appurtenances thereof; namely, a cope with the Trinity, and God the Father in the figure of an old man, another with a crucifix and the image of Christ, with a red beard and blue cap. Besides, he...
Page 263 - Better there were no revealed religion, and that human nature were left to the conduct of its own principles and inclinations, which are much more mild and merciful, much more for the peace and happiness of human society, than to be...
Page 300 - ... for the reformation of manners, to a court of revenue, and imposed great fines upon those who were culpable before them ; sometimes above the degree of the offence, had the jurisdiction of fining been unquestionable : which it was not. Which course of fining was much more frequent, and the fines heavier, after the king had granted all that revenue (whatsoever it should prove to be) to be employed for the reparation of St. Paul's church...
Page 320 - Rome, that they have given great fufpicion, that in gratitude they defire to return thither, or at leaft to meet it half way. Some have evidently laboured to bring in an Englifh, though not a Roman, popery : I mean, not only the outfide and drefs of it, but equally abfolute, a blind dependence of the people upon the clergy, and of the clergy upon themfelves ; and have oppofed the papacy beyond the fea, that they might fettle one beyond the Water (namely, at Lambeth).