The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, the First Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing Various Transcripts of Records, Letters, Instruments, and Other Papers, for the Volume 3

The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker, the First Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing Various Transcripts of Records, Letters, Instruments, and Other Papers, for the Volume 3

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...statuts for the governement therof, under his Majesties name; and so have continued, not without regarde, the rather throughe a confirmation made of them by your Majesties visitors, appointed for that place and countries adjacent, anno primo of your most happy reygn. Insomuch, that a longe time after my comminge to this bishoprick, I did (as wel I might) conteyne the Prebendaryes of the seyd church in the duties of residence, hospitalitie, and preaching the word, indifferentlye wel. But of late yeres those good oflices are diminished; and at the last in a manner, I speak it not without deep sighes, almost cleane vanished. Insomuche, that I dare not expresse unto yowe, howe litle residence here is. Being 10th in any wise to have troubled your Majestie herewith, if I had ben able to refourme it of my selfe. I have extended my authoritye and force of jurisdiction to the uttermost, and folowed the severitye of lawes in higher courts, pretermitting no means, under your Majesty, to redresse that which was and is amisse, and have not found either verye good successe, or meane charges, ex pences, and trouble. One chefe and sole cause in a manner of al this matter, beside the perversenes of mens natures, being the uncertentye of the aucthoritye of the statutes of the seyd church; the froward and disobedient alwayes pretending for their defence, that the same were and are of no force; and that they stand at liberty to do, or not to do, the premisses, at BOOK ther pleasure; because they are not extant under the Great IV. Seale, and indented. VVherefore I, your Majesties most faithful poore subject, appoynted under yowe to this churche and governement, most humbly prostrate my self before yowe in this matter, as of great importance, both in respect...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807715
  • 9781236807717