The continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: from the revolution to the present times, Volume 1

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Page 190 - That prelacy and the superiority of any office in the Church above presbyters is and hath been a great and insupportable grievance and trouble to this nation, and contrary to the inclinations of the generality of the people ever since the Reformation (they having reformed from popery by presbyters), and therefore ought to be abolished...
Page 187 - ... the same to the subversion of the Protestant religion, and violation of the laws and liberties of the nation, inverting all the ends of government ; whereby he had forfaulted the right of the crown, and the throne was become vacant.
Page 279 - ... of manners, either in ministers or people ; and whereas it is most fit that there should be a strict method prescribed for the examination of such persons as desire to be admitted into holy orders, both as to their learning and manners : " We, therefore, out of our pious and princely care...
Page 118 - ... of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them?" — King or queen,
Page 516 - I can pass over most things and live with you as becomes me. And I desire to do so merely from that motive. For I do love you as my sister, and nothing but yourself can make me do otherwise. And that is the reason I choose to write this, rather than tell it you, that you may overcome your first thoughts ; and when you have well considered, you will find that though the thing be hard, which I again assure you I am sorry for, yet it is not unreasonable, but what has ever been practised, and what you...
Page 149 - An Account of the Affairs of Scotland, RELATING TO THE REVOLUTION IN 1688. As sent to the late King James II., when in France.
Page 187 - The estates of the kingdom of Scotland find and declare, That king James VII. being a professed Papist, did assume the royal power, and act as a king, without ever taking the oath required by law; and had, by the advice of evil and wicked...
Page xii - The most high and sacred Order of Kings is of Divine Right, being the ordinance of God himself, founded in the prime laws of nature, and clearly established by express texts both of the Old and New Testaments.
Page x - But when they heard this demanded in a court of law, as a right, and found it, by sworn judges of the law, adjudged so, upon such grounds and reasons as every stander-by was able to swear was not law...
Page xiv - Government established by law or ancient custom ; and without doubt, the major part of that body consisted of men who had no mind to break the peace of the kingdom, or to make any considerable alteration in the Government of Church or State...

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