Books III and IV

Books III and IV

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... But if a time shall ever arrive, and erhaps it is not very distant, when al fears of a pretender shall have vanis ed, and the power and influence of the pope shall become feeble, ridiculous, and despicable not only in England but in every kingdom of Europe, it robabl would not then be amiss to review and soften these rigorous edicts; at east, ti the civil princi les of the Roman Catholics called again upon the legislature to renew them: or it ought not to be left in the breast of every merciless bigot to drag down the vengeance of these occasional laws upon inoffensive, though mistaken, subjects; in opposition to the lenient inclination of the civil magisfrtate, and to the destruction of every principle of toleration and religious i ert.-This; hath partly been done by statute 18 Geo. III. e. 60, with re ard to such papists as' duly take the oath therein prescribed of allegiance to is majesty, abjuration of the pretender, renunciation of the pope's civil power, and abhorrence of the doctrines of destroying and not keeping faith with heretics and deposing or murdering princes excommunicated byautliority of the see of Rome: in respect of whom only the statute of 11 & 12 W. III. is repealed so far as it disables them from purchasing or inheriting, or authorizes the approhending or prosecuting the popish clergy, or subjects to perpetual imprisonment either them or any teachers of youth.5 ' But now, by the statute 31 Geo. Ill. c. 32. (amended and ex Jlained by the 43 Geo. III. e. 30, ) which may be called the toleration act of the Roman atliolics, all the severe and cruel restrictions and penalties enumerated by the learned judge are removed from those Roman Catholics who are willing to comply with the requisitions of that..
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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,007g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741862
  • 9781236741868