The History of the Puritans, or Protestant Noncomformists; From the Reformation in 1517, to the Revolution in 1688 Comprising an Account of Their Principles Their Attempts for a Farther Reformation in the Church Their Sufferings Volume 1

The History of the Puritans, or Protestant Noncomformists; From the Reformation in 1517, to the Revolution in 1688 Comprising an Account of Their Principles Their Attempts for a Farther Reformation in the Church Their Sufferings Volume 1

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...religion, into the hands of the Spaniard, by sending his son with the Duke of Buckingham to Madrid, to fetch home the infanta; a piece of confidence that the " Solomon of the age" should not have been guilty of. When the prince was gone, it is said that Archy, the king's fool, clapped his cap upon the king's head. The king asking him the reason, he answered, because he had sent the prince into Spain. But, says his majesty, What if he should come back safe? Why, then, says Archy, I will take my cap off from your head, and put it on the King of Spain's.t The Spaniards gave out that the design of the prince's journey was to reconcile himself to the Church of Rome. It is certain the pope wrote to the Bishop of Conchen to lay hold of this opportunity to convert him, t and directed a most persuasive letter to the prince himself to the same purpose, dated April 20, 1623, which the prince answered June 20, in a very obliging manner, giving the pope the title of the Most Holy Father, and encouraging him to expect that, when he came to the crown, there should be but one religion in his dominions, seeing, says he, that both Catholics and Protestants believe in one Jesus Christ. He was strongly solicited to change his religion by some of the first quality, and by the most learned priests and Jesuits, who caressed his highness with speeches, dedicated books to him, invited him to their processions, and gave him a view of their most magnificent churches and relics; by which artifices, though he was not converted, he was confirmed in his resolution of attempting a coalition of the two Fuller, b. x., p. 106. t Rapin, vol. ii., p. 226, the note, folio edit. t Wilson, p. 230; Rapin, vol. ii., p. 221, folio edit. churches; for the attempting of which he...show more

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  • English
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