A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 2

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 2

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... one heresy, and but one heresy? Chains of darkness, we see, have their lirilts, and errors are complicated together. God may seem wellpleased with this seasonable severity. For the fire thus kindled, quickly went out for want of fewel. I mean, tliereeu-as none ever after that openly avowed these heretical doctrines..Only a Spanish Arian, who, condemned to die, was notwithstanding suffered to linger out his life in Newgate, where he ended the same. Indeed, such burning of heretics much startled common people, pitying all in pain, and prone to asperse justice itself with cruelty, because of the novelty and hideopsness of the punishrnent. And the purblind eyes of vnlg: ujudgniants looked only on what was next to them, (the suffering itself) which they beheld with compassion, not minding the denierit of the guilt, which deserved the same. Besides, such being unable to distingtrish betwixt constancy aiid obsttnncy were ready to entertain good thoughts even of the opinions of those heretics, who sealed them so tnanfully with their blood. Wherefore kin James puliticly preferred, that heretics hereafter, though condemned, should silently, and privately waste themselves away in the prison, rather than to grace them and amuse others with the solemnity of n public execution, which iu popular judgments usurped the honour of a persecution. ' A Narration of the Burning of Barlltolomcw Legntt. James R. James hy the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To our right, ti'usty, and right well beloved Counsellor, Thomas, lord Ellesmere, our Chancellor of England, Greeting. Whereas the reverend fathcrin God John bishop of London having judicially proceeded in-a cause of heresie against Bartholomew Legatt, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 586 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832396
  • 9781236832399