Observations on the Statutes of the Reformation Parliament: In the Reign of King Henry the Eighth

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V. & R. Stevens & G.S. Norton, 1859 - Constitutional history - 336 pages
 

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Page 281 - Tithes ; and especially in that I have at all, by showing any interpretation of Holy Scriptures, by meddling with councils, fathers, or canons, or by what else soever occurs in it, offered any occasion of argument against any right of maintenance, jure divino, of the ministers of the gospel: beseeching your lordships to receive this ingenuous and humble acknowledgment, together with the unfeigned protestation of my grief, for that through it I have so incurred both his majesty's and your lordships'...
Page 267 - ... restrain, and amend all such errors, heresies, abuses, offences, contempts, and enormities, whatsoever they be, which by any manner, spiritual authority, or jurisdiction, ought or may lawfully be reformed, repressed, ordered, redressed, corrected, restrained, or amended, most to the pleasure of Almighty God. the increase of virtue in Christ's religion, and for the conservation of the peace, unity, and tranquillity of this realm, "any usage, custom, foreign laws, foreign authority, prescription,...
Page 104 - Where by the common laws of this realm, lands, tenements, and hereditaments be not devisable by testament, nor ought to be transferred from one to another, but by solemn livery and seisin, matter of record ', writing sufficient made bona fide...
Page 160 - ... cause such dreadful execution to be done upon a good number of the inhabitants of every town, village and hamlet, that have offended in this rebellion, as well by the hanging...
Page 261 - Provided always, that this Act, nor any thing or things therein contained, shall be hereafter interpreted or expounded that your Grace, your nobles and subjects, intend by the same to decline or vary from the congregation of Christ's Church in any things concerning the very articles of the Catholic faith of Christendom...
Page 32 - ... repute the same as vain and annihilate. And that to your cunning, wit, and uttermost of your power, without guile, fraud, or other undue...
Page 238 - And albeit that our said sovereign the king, and all his natural subjects, as well spiritual as temporal, be as obedient, devout, catholic, and humble children of God and Holy Church, as any people be within any realm christened...
Page 244 - ... sufficient and meet of itself, without the intermeddling of any exterior person or persons, to declare and determine all such doubts and to administer all such offices and duties as to their room spiritual doth appertain...
Page 277 - Wiltshire; whose opinion was so notably erroneous, that we could not dispatch him, but was fain to leave him to the determination of his ordinary, which is the bishop of London. His said opinion is of such nature, that he thought it not necessary to be believed as an article of our faith, that there is the very corporal presence of Christ within the host and sacrament of the altar...
Page 233 - Can clepen watte, as wel as can the pope. But who so wolde in other thing him grope, fa6 Than hadde he spent all his philosophie, 6n Ay, Questio quid juris, wolde he crie.

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