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The regicides form a pretended government, 372.-The acts enjoining the oaths of

allegiance and supremacy repealed, 372.-A petition from Norfolk to the lord-general

Fairfax, 372.-The Presbyterian ministers endeavour a vindication of themselves from

the charge of being concerned in the king's murder, 373.—The humble representa-

tion of the committee, ministry, &c., in the county of Leicester. They publish an

answer to a paper called “ The Agreement of the people," &c., 373.-A declaration

concerning religion, 374.-A desperate enthusiasts five lights, 374.–The rebels

form a commonwealth, and vote the lords useless, 375.-The Scotch Covenanters

apply to the king, but with a mixture of misbehaviour, 376.—The Rump provision

for learning in Ireland, 376.—They suppress the hierarchy, and prohibit the Common

Prayer in that kingdom, 376.–The death of archbishop Williams, 376.- The

levellers' address, 377.—A bill against incest, adultery, &c., 378.- An act against

blasphemy and execrable opinions, 378. The Scotch Covenanters disengage with

the king, and are defeated at Dunbar, 378.-Cromwell clears himself from the charge

of disturbing the Scotch in their religion, 379:- His two letters to the governor of

Edinburgh-castle upon this subject, 379.—He purges himself from further imputation

of being false to the ends of the covenant, 381.-He defends the preaching of laymen,

and justifies the reasoning from events, 381.-Penal statutes against Dissenters

repealed, 382.- The Scotch Covenanters apply to the king, and crown him at Scone,

382.-An argument for turning the law books into English, 383.-A bill passed for

this purpose, 384.-Love tried for high treason, and executed, 385.—The king

marches with an army into England, and is defeated at Worcester, 385.-Cromwell's

canting reflections upon the victory, 386.—Monk checks the Scotch discipline, 387.

The laird of Drum's letter to the presbyters of Aberdeen, 387.-

The Cracovian

Catechism ordered to be burnt, 385.—Cromwell turns out the Rump-parliament in a

disgraceful manner, 389.–Barebones parliament, 390.—The authority of the Scotch

Kirk quite broken by the English commissioners, 390.-A committee of triers

settled, 391.—The fifth part of the profits and benefices allowed the ejected clergy,

391.—Primate Usher's death and character, 391.-A committee for consulting divines

touching the receiving the English translation of the Bible, 395.- The Polyglot Bible

published, 395.—The Anabaptists' address to the king, 396.--A resolution of some of

Cromwell's divines touching the permitting Jews to settle in these kingdoms, 397.

The usurpation shifts through several forms, 398.—The king's declaration at Breda

touching liberty of conscience, 399.–The Presbyterian divines wait upon the king at

the Hague, and have public audience, 399.— Their address, with the king's answer,

399.—The king restored, 401.-Some of the Presbyterian ministers wait upon the

king, and discourse with him upon the substance of Church government and ceremo-

nies, 402.—Their proposal for an accommodation with the episcopal party, 403.-

Primate Usher's plan for episcopal government, 403.—These ministers refine upon

archbishop Usher, 405.— The bishops' answer to the Presbyterians' proposals, 406.—

The bishops who live to the Restoration, 407.-Lord-chancellor Hyde's speech upon

the subject of religion, 407.—The king's declaration touching ecclesiastical affairs,

409.-The insurrection of the Fifth-monarchy men, 417.-The commission for the
conference of the Savoy, 417.-The first parliament dissolved, 420.—The conference

at the Savoy, 420.-The general exceptions of the Presbyterian divines to the Com-

mon Prayer, 421.-The answer of the commissioners for the Church, 425.-Their

answer to the Presbyterians' first proposal, 426.—The answer to the third and fourth

proposals, 427.—Answer to the fifth objection, 428.—Answer to the sixth proposal,

429.- Answer to the seventh proposal, 429.—Answer to the ninth proposal, 430.-

Answer to the tenth proposal, 430.-—Answer to the eleventh proposal, 431.-Answer

to the twelfth proposal, 431.—Answer to number fifteen, 431.—Answer to the six-

teenth objection, 431.—Answer to the seventeenth objection, 432.-Answer to the

eighteenth objection, 432.-Five general rules laid down by the Church commission-

ers, 433.—Their answer to particulars, 434.–Some farther exceptions of the Noncon-

formists to the Common Prayer, 438.--Baxter's reformed liturgy, 439.—The Noncon-

formists desire a personal conference between the episcopal and Nonconformist

divines, 439.—The Nonconformists make eight exceptions against the rubric, but fail

in the proof, 440.--Baxter's unsupported manner of arguing, 441.—The conference at

Savoy ends without an accommodation, 442.—The Nonconformists address the king

for the benefit of his late declaration, 443.-A new parliament meets at Westminster,

444.-Dr. Heylin's letter to a minister of state, 444.—The convocation meets, 445.-

The convocation at York send proxies to London to transact with the province of

Canterbury, 446.—Episcopacy restored in Scotland, 447.- A recital of the acts

relating to the Church there, 447.-Lord-chancellor Hyde's speech against the dissent-

ing preachers, 449.- The Act for Uniformity, 450.—About two thousand of the

nonconforming ministers ejected, 452.- The proceedings in the convocation, 454.-

The king's declaration for insinuating an indulgence to the Nonconformists, 455.-

The commons' remonstrance upon this head, 456. – The king inclined to make the

Dissenters easy, 458.-The king's instructions for augmenting poor vicarages, &c.,

459.–They are answered by the clergy impropriators, 459.-Bishop Sanderson's

death, 459.— The death of archbishop Juxon, and of primate Bramhall, 460.—Some

of the Presbyterian ministers communicate with the national Church, 461.-A

farther account of the convocation, 461.-Acts relating to the Church made in the

parliament at Edinburgh, 461.—The clergy give way to be taxed by the commons in

parliament, 463.-A full and express clause for reserving their ancient right, 465.-

The Oxford act against conventicles, 467.—The act for the union of Churches in

cities, &c., 468.—The substance of the English Act of Uniformity passed in the par-

liament at Dublin, 469.--An essay to accommodate the difference between the Non-

conformists of England, '470.-It miscarries, 470.–The Assertory Act of the parliament

at Edinburgh, 470.—The archbishop of Glasgow turned out by this act, and restored,

471.-An act against those who assaulted the clergy, 471.- An act for suppressing

seditious conventicles, 471.-Promotions in the Church, 472.--The king's declara-

tion for an indulgence, 472.- The commons remonstrating against it, it is recalled,

475.-A Scotch act of parliament against unlawful ordinations, 475.-The sacramental

test enacted, 476.- Promotions in the Church, 477.-An act for perpetuating the aug-

mentation of small vicarages, 477.-The writ “De Hæretico Comburendo” taken

away by act of parliament, 478.-Oates's Narrative of the Popish-plot, 478.--An act

for disabling Papists from sitting in either house of parliament, 479.-The long

parliament dissolved, 480.---Archbishop Sharp assassinated, 480.—The convocation

does no business during the two ensuing parliaments, 480.–Part of M. Moyne's

letter to the lord bishop of London, touching the Nonconformists, 480.-M. De

L'Angle's letter upon the same subject, 482.-M. Claude's letter upon the same

argument, 482.-The parliament at Edinburgh provides for the security of the religion

established, 484.- The Scotch test, 485.— The Scotch bishops' letter by way of

acknowledgment of the benefit of the duke's administration, 488.—The decree of the

university of Oxford, 490.-The Cambridge university's address, 495.--Oates indicted

for perjury, 496.-Oates's trial, 496.-The king's death, 497.

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Upon the death of king James, his only son Charles was, CHARLES
according to custom, proclaimed at Theobalds, in London, and
elsewhere. The first thing we meet with in reference to the

733.
Church, is the king's regulation of the chaplains in ordinary. 4. D. 1625.
Their number was retrenched, and their time of officiating
ascertained. And to make the regulation more perfect, Laud,
bishop of St. David's, was commanded to bring in a list of the
most eminent divines ; and to distinguish their persuasions by
the two capitals O. and P., the first standing for Orthodox,
and the other for Puritan.

And now the parliament and convocation being shortly to
meet, Laud was directed by his majesty to consult the learned
bishop Andrews upon the juncture: and to take his advice
what was fit to be debated upon the subject of religion, espe-
cially with reference to the five points settled at Dort.

The marriage agreed in the late reign between his present
majesty and the French king's sister, was solemnized by proxy
at Paris, May the 1st, old style. And on the seventh of this
month, king James was interred at Westminster in Henry
VII.'s chapel. The king receiving advice of his queen’s being the queen
embarked at Boulogne, met her at Dover, and conveyed her to arrives at
London. But here Fuller mistakes in relating a chapel was is conveyed

Dover, and
prepared for her in Somerset-house, with a convent of Capu- London.
chin friars : for, first, the chapel then ready was not prepared

VOL. VIII.

B

A mistake in Fuller

Examen
Hist. 199.

ment meets at Westminster.

summoned

ABBOT, for her, but the lady Infanta ; it was built in the king's house Abp. Cant.

at St. James's, when the treaty with Spain was likely to suc

ceed. Secondly, the articles of marriage make no mention of rectified. the Capuchin friars, as Fuller reports. The priests who came

over with the queen were, by agreement, to be all Oratorians, this order being likely to prove more inoffensive to the English, as having given them no provocation. And to lay this matter together, though happening at some distance of time, these Oratorians being sent back to France in the year 1626, the Capuchins under father Joseph supplied their place. This however did not happen till after the rupture with France, the expedition at the isle of Rhé, and the loss of Rochelle. But some time after the peace between England and France, the queen

prevailed the Capuchins might have leave to come over: upon Heylin,

this some lodgings were fitted for them in Somerset-house, and

a chapel built there for her majesty's devotions. The parlia- On the 18th of June the parliament met at Westminster.

The commons' first business was addressing the king with a

list of grievances, to the most of which a satisfactory answer Montague was returned, The lower house proceeded to concern them

selves with matters of religion, and summoned Montague before the

before them. Being brought to the bar, the speaker told 734. him it was the pleasure of the house the censure of his books

should be postponed some time; that in the interim he should be committed to the custody of the serjeant; and afterwards they obliged him to give the security of 20001. for his appearance. Montague being the king's chaplain, his majesty was displeased with the proceedings of the commons, and looked on it as an unprecedented stretch of jurisdiction : and now Laud being apprehensive the Reformation might suffer if controversies in religion were determined in the last instance by the laity, applied to the duke of Buckingham to engage his majesty in favour of Montague. Neither was this divine wanting to do his own part in his defence : to this purpose he wrote to the duke of Buckingham. He 'entreats this great minister to report to his majesty the hardships put upon him by the commons. That they had no authority to prosecute his person or censure his book : that what he had written was published by the late king's order, and authorized by his present majesty. After this he makes a bold declaration, “that in case he did not give a solid and full answer to every article

to appear

commons.

I.

objected from his book, he would willingly be given up to the CHARLES pleasure of his enemies, and not importune his majesty or his grace for any protection.”

Cabbala, This application was seconded some few days after by a letter of three bishops to the duke of Buckingham; the words are these :

p. 110.

Three

of Bucking

“ May IT PLEASE YOUR GRACE, “We are bold to be suitors to you, in the behalf of the Church in his behalf

bishops write of England, and a poor member of it, Mr. Montague, at this to the duke time not a little distressed. We are not strangers to his person, but it is the cause which we are bound to be tender of.

“ The cause we conceive (under correction of better judgment) concerns the Church of England merely; for that Church, when it was reformed from the superstitious opinions broached or maintained by the Church of Rome, refused the apparent and dangerous errors, and would not be too busy with every particular school point. The cause why she held this moderation was, because she could not be able to preserve any unity amongst Christians, if men were forced to subscribe to curious particulars disputed in schools.

“ Now, may it please your grace, the opinions which at this time trouble many men in the late book of Mr. Montague, are some of them such as are expressly the resolved doctrine of the Church of England, and those he is bound to maintain: some of them such as are fit only for schools, and to be left at more liberty for learned men to abound in their own sense, so they keep themselves peaceable and distract not the Church. And therefore to make any man subscribe to school opinions may justly seem hard in the Church of Christ, and was one great fault of the council of Trent. And to affright them from those opinions in which they have (as they are bound) subscribed to the Church, as it is worse in itself, so it may be the mother of greater danger'.

“ May it please your grace farther to consider, that when the clergy submitted themselves, in the time of Henry VIII., the submission was so, that if any difference, doctrinal or other, fell in the Church, the king and the bishops were to be judges of it in a national synod or convocation, the king first giving leave under his broad seal to handle the points in difference.

| Vide Blackburne's Confessional.

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