The Critical History of England, Ecclesiastical and Civil; Wherein the Errors of the Monkish Writers and Others Before the Reformation Are Expos'd and Corrected, as Are Also the Deficiency and Partiality of Later Historians

The Critical History of England, Ecclesiastical and Civil; Wherein the Errors of the Monkish Writers and Others Before the Reformation Are Expos'd and Corrected, as Are Also the Deficiency and Partiality of Later Historians : And

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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. 1728 edition. Excerpt: ...that to differ from us in Opinion, is Sehzsmatieal and Danznahle, though in Matters of Form and Discipline only. Such blind Teachers declaim to gratify their mean Paflions, and will be found to be equallydeficient in both Temper and Merit. In the Second Year of this Queen, Vifitors were sent over England, who requir'd theClergy to use Hahits, and the People to how at the Name-. of Queen's countenancing such as were for the Pomp ' w and 142 ehas the Charafter of an.I-Iypocrite, or Block-U head, in A. Wood"s Athen. Oxen. whilesome of the Monkish Saints are characEteriz'd as if they were really what the Monks-represcnted them. The Reader need only run over what he says of Dean Whittingham, and Saint Cuthhert, to have full Satissaftion as' to the Opinions and Principles of that Oxonian and others. When.Archbishop, Whitgift put out the Three Articles about the Common-Prayer, Ordination, and Of the Hisiories of England, from the Death of Queen Elizabcth, to the REVOLUTION in 1688. I Death. He lamented it as his Misfortune, and as so much Time lost from his sacred Punction; for which he could not tell how better how to attone, than by giving the World the Memoirs he had collecied from his own Knowledge, and that of his Friends. The Examples and Lessons of Virtue and Wisdom, which his Hzflory produc'd, would, hehop'd, be a Means to excite Imitation in well-dispos'd Minds. And to deter others from wicked Acts, he set such as had been guilty of them in their proper Light, and shew'd the Ruin and Infamy which they brought upon the Actors. Indeed such sort of Histories as his, are the most likely to have the Effect he intended. The Pictures are all Originals, and the Likeness touches and engagesin the most sensible Manner; whereas there's no...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804643
  • 9781236804648