The History of the Puritans, Or Protestant Nonconformist ; from the Revolution in 1517, to the Revolution in 1688 ; Comprising an Account of Their Principles ; Their Attempts for a Farther Reformation in the Church ; Their Sufferings ; and the Lives and Characters of Their Most Considerable Divines
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Page 298 - And all these things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear according to these express words by me spoken, and according to the plain and common sense and understanding of the same words without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret reservation whatsoever.
Page 161 - That the Articles of the Church of England — which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which our Clergy generally have subscribed unto — do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England, agreeable to God's Word...
Page 234 - My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof!
Page 210 - He intended the discipline of the Church should be felt, as well as spoken of, and that it should be applied to the greatest and most splendid transgressors, as well as to the punishment of smaller offences and meaner offenders ; and thereupon called for or cherished the discovery of those who were not careful to cover...
Page 438 - that it is far from their purpose or desire to let loose the golden reins of discipline and government in the church, to leave private persons or particular congregations to take up what form of divine service they please...
Page 362 - Quam prope ad peccatum sine peccato liceat accedere : so it seemed 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.
Page 309 - And we do here declare that it is far from our purpose or desire to let loose the golden reins of discipline and government in the Church, to leave private persons or particular congregations to take up what form of Divine Service they please, for we hold it requisite that there should be throughout the whole realm a conformity to that order which the laws enjoin according to the Word of God.
Page 103 - Maypoles, or other sports therewith used, so as the same may be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or let of Divine service ; and that women should have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decorating of it, according to their old customs ; withal prohibiting all unlawful games to be used on Sundays only, as bear-baiting, bull-baiting, interludes, and at all times (in the meaner sort of people prohibited) bowling.
Page 199 - You are not to prefer any minister to any ecclesiastical benefice in that our province, without a certificate from the right reverend father in God the lord bishop of London, of his being conformable to the doctrine and discipline of the church of England, and of a good life and conversation...