The English, Scotch and Irish Historical Libraries; Giving a Short View and Character of Most of Our Historians, Either in Print or Manuscript. with an Account of Our Records, Lawbooks, Coins, and Other Matters, Serviceable to Volume 2

The English, Scotch and Irish Historical Libraries; Giving a Short View and Character of Most of Our Historians, Either in Print or Manuscript. with an Account of Our Records, Lawbooks, Coins, and Other Matters, Serviceable to Volume 2

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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. 1736 edition. Excerpt: ...with their Authoritative Permission of him to make his Alterations. Page 114. He resumes the Debate about the New Definition of a Convocation, and peevishly remarks, that I am only a little Author that has copied this out of a Great one. I very heartily acknowledge myself to be extremely little, and even of no Consideration, when compared with so truly great a Man as the late Learned Bistiop Stillingfleet: But, the Greater He was, and the Less I am, the weightier must the Reasons be that induce me tacitly to submit to his Judgment and Determination of the Controversy now before us. I also thought it most agreeable to the Nature of the best and purest General Councils, which (as is obscrv'd by - Kicherius) dispatch'd their Debates most readily and peaceably, whilst they continued under the Direction of the Civil Powers. But our Animadverter is of a less pliable Temper; and therefore, let the Definition come from what hand it will, he must be bold to fay that it is unskilfully drawn. To the no small Satisfaction of his Ad - Hist. Concil. Gen. Lib. 1. Cap. Sect. 17. versaries, versaries, his Skill is not proportionable to his Boldness: For though he has Courage enough to fay any thing that comes in his Head, he commonly wants the Art of "Proving what he confidently and bravely asserts. Well; but what is that Exact and Logical Definition which he will oblige us with, in lieu of this clumsy one of the Bilhop's? Why, it is this: A Convocation is a Stated Provincial Synod, attendant on a Parliament; and by the Commentaries he gives on it in the other Parts of his Book, that Venerable Assembly appears (all over) in such a Disguise as I should never have known it in. I shall not here nicely examine how Skilfully or Unskilfully this Newest...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236534644