Pictorial History of England; Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom Volume 3

Pictorial History of England; Being a History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom Volume 3

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...of testaments, and donation of benefices, as more amply in his signature is expressed." But this archbishop--the unfortunate Hamilton, who a few years alterwards finished his course on the gibbet--was a papist as well as a bishop. The same assembly did not hesitate to send an affectionate letter, drawn up by Knox, " to their brethren, the bishops and pastors of England," requesting them, indeed, to deal gently with those of their number who objected to the use of the canonical habits, but not absolutely denying the lawfulness of the said apparel, and admitting that the question as to whe;her it was to be accounted among things indifferent appeared to be agitated with greater vehemence by both parties in the English church than th y could themselves approve of.f A few years after they would not have gone so far in the w ay of concession either to prelacy, or to the " Romish tags" of the surplice, corner-cap, and tippet. This letter, as we have said, was penned by Knox. Its spirit is decidedly Calviuistic and anti-episcopal; the great Sco.tish refoimer, who had refused a bishopric from Edward VI., lays no restraint upon the expression of his cordial preference for a church divested of all "worldly pomp," and of his scorn for the "vain trifles" which appeared to be held among the essentials of religion by the heads of the English establishment. He even makes bold to characterise the habits that were objected to as " the dregs of that Roman beast"--" the print and mark of that odious beast,"--w hich every Christian man ought " to fear either to take in his hand or forehead;" and he exhorts his English brethren " to deal more wisely than to trouble the godly with such...show more

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  • Paperback | 854 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,492g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603575
  • 9781236603579