The pillars of priestcraft and orthodoxy shaken ...

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Printed for Mr. Cadell, Mr. Kearsley, 1768
 

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Página 311 - The church was not repined at, nor the least inclination to alter the government and discipline thereof, or to change the doctrine. Nor was there at that time any considerable number of persons of any valuable condition throughout the kingdom, who did wish either; and the cause of so prodigious a change in so few years after was too visible from the effects.
Página 259 - For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Página 395 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.
Página 322 - Nay, common Fame is more than ordinarily false, if none of them have found a way to reconcile the Opinions of Rome to the Preferments of England ; and to be so absolutely, directly and cordially Papists, that it is all that Fifteen hundred pounds a year can do to keep them from confessing it.
Página 322 - Speaker, to go yet farther, some of them have so industriously laboured to deduce themselves from Rome, that they have given great suspicion that in gratitude they desire to return thither, or at least to meet it half way ; some have evidently laboured to bring in an English, though not a Roman popery : I mean not only the outside and dress of it, but equally absolute ; a blind dependence of the people upon the clergy, and of the clergy upon...
Página 304 - Star-Chamber enlarge their jurisdictions to a vast extent, ' holding (as Thucydides said of the Athenians) for honourable that which pleased and for just that which profited.' And being the same persons in several rooms, grew both courts of law to determine right, and courts of revenue to bring money into the Treasury : the Council-Table by proclamations enjoining...
Página 301 - ... the professors of it, (which was a fatal unskilfulness in the bishops, who could never have suffered whilst the common law had been preserved,) that prohibitions from the supreme courts of law, which have, and must have, the superintendency over all inferior courts, were not only neglected, but the judges reprehended for granting them...
Página 304 - commiflions, and grants of monopolies ; holding for honour"able that which pleafed, and for juft that which profited, " and becoming both a court of law to determine civil rights, " and a court of revenue to enrich the treafury : the...
Página 322 - Some of them have fo induftrioufly laboured to deduce themfelves from Rome, that they have given great fufpicion, that in gratitude they defire to return thither, or at leaft to meet it half way. Some have evidently laboured to bring in an Englifh, though not a Roman, popery : I mean, not only the outfide and drefs of it, but equally abfolute, a blind dependence of the people upon the clergy, and of the clergy upon themfelves ; and have oppofed the papacy beyond the fea, that they might fettle one...
Página 312 - No man so willingly made unkind use of all those occasions, as the lord Cottington, who being a master of temper, and of the most profound dissimulation, knew too well how to lead him into a mistake, and then drive him into choler, and then expose him upon the matter, and the manner, to the judgment of the company ; and he chose to do this most when the king was present ; and then he would dine with him the next day.

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