Animadversions on Lord Bexley's Letter [His Address] to the Freeholders of Kent, by a Protestant Layman [H.R. Fox]

Animadversions on Lord Bexley's Letter [His Address] to the Freeholders of Kent, by a Protestant Layman [H.R. Fox]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...afterwards, in flagrant violation of their civil rights, committed to prison; the judges, in their temporizing compliances with the tyranny of James, laying down this rule in the Star-chamber as established law, --that the petition was an offence fineable at discretion, and approximate to treason and felony, as it tended to sedition and rebellion.--See Hallam, Const. Hist, vol. i. p. 321. J This was the proposal of Reynolds; to which James assented, on condition that there should be no marginal notes, --observing, and justly so, that of all translations, the Genevan was the worst, as being dangerous to the quiescence of society, from its justifying rebellion against kings.--See Carwithen's History of the Church of England, vol. ii. p. 200. When the Bishop of Salisbury, in his valuable work, entitled " The Bible, and Nothing but the Bible, the Religion of the Church of England," asserts that " the omission of notes by King James's translators was not a rejection or reprobation of notes and comments," I think that his lordship must have overlooked this important fact. I A writer of the day accuses the ministers of the bounds, There was no room left for grave and full deliberation of amendment in church discipline, in the tempestuous days of the great rebellion, when fanatic zeal, under the various as he terms the presbyterians, of wishing " utterlie to overthrow the bishops."--See Apologie for Prelacy, Lond., no date, p. 3. Nothing, however, could be farther from their intention than to strike at the root of episcopal authority, as may be clearly shown from the following passage, in a treatise, published after the Hampton Court conference, by Dr. Sparkes, one of the advocates for the nonconformists, and which he entitled " A Brotherly Persuasion to...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236657251