An Historical Essay Upon the Loyalty of Presbyterians in Great Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to this Present Year 1713: Wherein Their Steady Adherence to the Protestant Interest, Our Happy Civil Constitution, the Succession of Protestant Princes, the Just Prerogatives of the Crown, and the Liberties of the People is Demonstrated from Public Records, the Best Approv'd Histories, the Confession of Their Adversaries, and Divers Valuable Original Papers Well Attested and Never Before Published : and an Answer Given to the Calumnies of Their Accusers and Particularly to Two Late Pamphlets, Viz, 1. A Sample of True Blue Presbyterian Loyalty &c., 2. The Conduct of the Dissenters in Ireland &c. : in Three Parts : with a Prefatory Address to All Her Majesty's Protestant Subjects of All Persuasions in Great Britain and Ireland Against the Pretender, on Behalf of the Protestant Religion, the Queen, the House of Hanover and Our Liberties, Volume 1

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Printed in the year, 1713 - Dissenters, Religious - 564 pages
 

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Page 202 - And whereas also by authority of parliament, in the five and twentieth year of the reign of King Edward III, it is declared and enacted, that no man shall be forejudged of life or limb against the form of the Great Charter and the law of the land...
Page 24 - The civil magistrate may not assume to himself the administration of the word and sacraments, or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven : yet he hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order that unity and peace be preserved in the Church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed, all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline prevented or reformed, and all the ordinances of God duly SETTLED, administered, and observed.
Page 187 - England, had the boldness to visit the ambassador there, who knew him to be such, and offering him his service, acquainted him with his journey, as if there had been no laws there...
Page 201 - Attendance before your Privy Council and in other Places, and others of them have been therefore imprisoned, confined, and sundry other Ways molested and disquieted ; and divers other Charges have been laid and levied upon your People in several Counties by Lord Lieutenants...
Page 203 - ... is used in armies in time of war, to proceed to the trial and condemnation of such offenders, and them to cause to be executed and put to death according to the law martial: "By pretext whereof some of your Majesty's subjects have been by some of the said commissioners put to death...
Page 458 - Or shall we, with a far truer philosophy of the human soul, infer, in the language of St. Peter, that we have been laying on him "a yoke which neither we nor our fathers were able to bear?
Page 309 - When we were in Holland, we were attended by many grave and learned ministers from hence, who were looked upon as the most able and principal assertors of the Presbyterian opinions ; with whom we had as much conference as the multitude of affairs which were then upon us would permit us to have, and, to our great satisfaction and comfort, found them persons full of affection to us, of zeal for the peace of the Church and State, and neither enemies (as they have been given out to be) to episcopacy...
Page 203 - And also sundry grievous offenders, by colour thereof claiming an exemption, have escaped the punishments due to them by the laws and statutes of this your realm, by reason that divers of your officers and ministers of justice have unjustly refused or...
Page 206 - But as for tonnage and poundage, it is a thing I cannot want, and was never intended by you to ask, nor meant by me, I am sure, to grant. To conclude, I command you all that are here to take notice of what I have spoken at this time to be the true intent and meaning of what I granted you in your petition; but especially...
Page 24 - God the Supreme Lord and King of all the world, hath ordained civil magistrates to be under him over the people, for his own glory, and the public good; and to this end hath armed them with the power of the sword, for the defence and encouragement of them that are good, and for the punishment of evildoers.

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