An Historical Essay Upon the Government of the Church of England; From the Earliest to the Present Times

An Historical Essay Upon the Government of the Church of England; From the Earliest to the Present Times

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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. 1743 edition. Excerpt: ...a Canoni-following Petition was given in to Archbifhop Condi, V?r Warham and the provincial Bifhops, intheCon p. 747. ' ' vocation called in 1531, "An ' An execrable Cuftom hath crept into moft " of the Cathedral Churches of the Province, " Moft honoured Fathers, that when the Ca' nonical Prebendaries of thefe Churches betake " themfelves toRefidence andHofpitality theretc in, and are continually prefent at Church, and duly attend divine Service there, they are " neverthelefs not admitted by the Canons of " longer ftanding, (who call themfelves by a " familiar Term, the Refidentiaries, and di" vide amongft a few, the Revenues that ought " to be divided amongft many) to a Share of " the quotidian Diftributions due by the Ap' pointment of the Law to thofe who are pre" fent at divine Service, unlefs they firft do in ' Effect wickedly purchafe a Participation of " the Revenues of the Church, by paying a ' certain Sum of Money, according to the " Cuftom, or rather Corruption, which in different Churches is different, aflefled by thefe Refidentiaries, who, taking it to their own Ufe, will not explain the Ground of their De" mand: And likewife, unlefs they make fome ' fumptuous Entertainments, or compound " at a certain Price for them with the Refiden" tiaries, to the great Impoverifhment of thole " who are bound to undergo fo heavy a Charge. ' From whence it cemes to pafs, that fome ' having confumed in a few Days, what would " have fupported them a long Time, remain incumbered a great while otherwife than they ' ought to have been. Others are difcouraged, " either by the burthenfomnefs of thefe Ex" pences, or out of a Deteftation of Simony, " to which this Practice hath a near Refem" blance, from the Duty of Refidence and " frequenting the Choir, more

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