The Modern British Essayists Volume 8

The Modern British Essayists Volume 8

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...public life persecution: all his ignominious claims were cancelled b the independence of one day. It was hoped, that such examples might strike terror!" Several noblemen, who held commissions in the army, were ordered to repair to their posts. Some members were threatened with the avoidance of their electionsi A prosecution was commenced against the Bishop of Ross, and the proceedings were studiously protracted, to weary out the poorer part of t ose who refused to comply with the Court. The ministers scrupled at no expedient for seducing, or intimidating, or harassing. But these expedients proved ineffectual. The majority of the Parliament adhered to their principles; and the session lll'l'9I'6d. for about a month in the midst of ordinary or unimportant affairs.i The Bill for Toleration was n_ot brought up by the Lords of the Articles. The commissioners, doubting whether it would be carried, and probably instructed by the Court that it would neither satisfy the expectations nor promote the purposes of the King, in the middle of June adjourned the Parliament, which was never again to assemble. It was no wonder that the King should have been painfully disappointed by the failure of his attempt; for after the conclusion of the session, it was said by zealous and pious Protestants, that nothing less than a special interposition of Providence could have infused into such an assembly a steadfast resolution to withstand the Court. The royal displeasure was manifested by measures of a very violent sort. The despotic supremacy of the King over the Church was exercised by depriving Bruce of his bishopric of Dunkeld;ll---a severity which, not long after, was repeated in the deprivation of Cairncross, Archbishop of Glasgow, more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236746783
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