Publications Volume 73, V. 1

Publications Volume 73, V. 1

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... labours, to be ended by the Assemblie in publick. That which was most spoken of, as the tafli and intention of Argylei's committee before named, was the agreeing and makeing one of the two Covenants that was subscryved by us, and the other by the Counsell. I had some hopes that it had been their mynd to have found out some expedients to have made a reconciliation somewhat agreeable to both parties: bot as the Marqueis, by the longsome labours of Balquanquall and others, rann to the one extreame of his declaration of the King's understanding of his Covenant, shewing that none might subscryve, bot with ane express intention of maintaining Episcopacie, as a part of our church policie, established by our lawes, and warranted by our Covenant; so our Committee, by the toylsome labours of the Clerk, Catherwood, and others, was induced to pronounce, that all kinde of Episcopacie to be so farr opposed to that Covenant, that the subscription of the one wes ever the reall abjurationof the other. How farr my poore soul hes been perplexed with these two irreconciliable extreames, my breast is conscious; manie a sorrowfull day I have had smce, and am like to have moe. In the mean tyme, I knew little what either of the two was hatching: had I been on their secrets, I would have offered the extreame diligence of my poor indeavoures, for the withdrawing of both from that rigour whence there can be no return for either without violence or disgrace; and standing to their peremptorie conclufions, all agreeance in that poynt is made desperat. That morning, a little after eight, my Lord Rothes sent for me to his lodgeing. I fand there Mr. A. Ramsay sent for likewayes: From us two wes expect (') Patrick Lindesay, Archbishop of Glasgow. He was preferred to the...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236892941
  • 9781236892942