Some Memorials of John Hampden; His Party, and His Times Volume 1

Some Memorials of John Hampden; His Party, and His Times 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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...such harmless indulgences. A much more reasonable motive is discoverable to readers who may be persuaded to look into the proclamation itself before judging of the motives of it's opposers. By the words and by the effect of that proclamation these sports were permitted only to such persons as had attended at the service of the Church of England; all being excepted who might, from disgust at the courtly doctrines then preached by that church, have preferred a discipline of their own; and a vexatious and insulting line of separation Rushworth. being thus drawn between the high-church conformists and the followers of a simpler mode of worship. This feature of the proclamation, and of the resistance made to it, is kept entirely out of sight by Hume and others. On these points, however, and in their general conduct in politicks, the established clergy themselves were not united; although, undoubtedly, the great majority of that body, as has generally been the case with the priesthood of every state religion, clove to the Court, and therefore at this time favoured that ecclesiastical discipline which was represented, and not unjustly, as popish, with only the qualification of a domestick supremacy. It was described by Lord Falkland as being 'an English, though not a Roman, popery; so it seemed, ' says he, 'their work was to try how much of a papist might be brought 'in without popery, and to destroy as much 'as they could of the Gospel, without bringing 'themselves into danger of being destroyed by the law.' Chief among that small body of the clergy who, after the death of Abbott, stood stoutly Speech concerning Episcopacy.--1641. against the innovations of the high-church faction, was Dr. Morley, Bishop of Winchester, the intimate friend and companion...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649623X
  • 9781236496232