Historical Collections of the Life and Acts of the Right Reverend Father in God, John Aylmer, Lord BP. of London in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; Wherein Are Explained Many Transactions of the Church of England, and What Methods Volume 1
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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... two churchwardens, the one a grocer, the other a locksmith, and a good number besides of ordinary tradesmen, as smiths, tailors, saddlers, hosiers, haberdashers, glaziers, cutlers, and such like, most of them setting their marks. The petition was somewhat rude, as were the men from whom it came: for it expressed, "That if there were any towards his "Lordship, whom his Honour affected, and was willing to "prefer thereunto, they most humbly and instantly impor"tuned his Lordship notwithstanding to lay them aside, CHAP. "and to prefer Mr. Smith in this, and them some other IX' "way, as his Lordship had many. And in behalf of them "selves they set forth, that if this might be obtained then "Mr. Smith's living should be ascertained, which was but "precarious before, and they eased of his stipend, and so "a charge taken from them, and their desires satisfied "in enjoying him for their Parson. In fine, giving this "character of him, that his preaching, living, and sound "doctrine, had done more good among them, than any "other that had gone before, or, which they doubted, could "follow after." But notwithstanding, I scarce think these men, nor their reasons, were of strength to prevail with the Treasurer. The care of the press lay also upon the Bishop; and An abusive complaint was made to him in the year 1589, in April, by gainstthe the Lord Treasurer, concerning a piece that was now come Kin.S of abroad. The matter was this. After the Spaniards were so shamefully defeated at sea the last year, and their Invincible Armada came to nothing, as thanks and praise was given to God by the devout sort, so lighter minds set themselves to exercise their wits in the abuse of that...
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