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 9
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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... it please your majesty, &c." These words included in the brackets are crossed out. t These words are likewise crossed out. t This word was also crossed out. VOL. IX. take of that fulness of joy which is in his presence; the hope whereof does so wonderfully delight me; that I reckon this as the happiest time of mv life, though others may look upon it as the saddest. I have lived, and now die; of the reformed religion, a true and sincere Protestant, and in the communion of the church of England, though I could never yet comply with, or rise up to, all the heights of some people. I wish with all my soul, all our unhappy differences were removed, and that aH sincere protestantswould so far consider the' danger of popery, as to lay aside their heats, ttnd agree against the common enemy; and that the churchmen would be less severe, and the dissenters less scrupulous; for I think bitterness and persecution are at all times bad, but much more now. For popery, 1 look on it as an idolatrous and bloody religion, and therefore thought myself bound, in my station, to do all I could against it. And by that I foresaw I should procure such great enemies to myself, and so powerful ones, that I have been now for some time expecting the worst. And, blessed be God, 1 fall by the ax, and not by the fiery trial. Yet, whatever apprehensions I had ot popery, and of my own severe and heavy share I was like to have/ under it, when it should prevail, I never had a thought of doing any thing against it basely or inhumanly, but what could well consist with the christian religion, and the laws and liberties of this kingdom. And, I thank God, I have examined all my actings in that matter with so great care, that I can appeal to God Almighty, who knows my heart, that...
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