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Page 2 - Parliament, whether he will be for taking off the Penal Laws and the Tests ? 2. Whether he will assist and contribute to the election of such members as shall be for taking off the Penal Laws and Tests ? 3. Whether he will support the King's Declaration for Liberty of Conscience, by living friendly with those of all perswasions, as subjects of the same Prince, and good Christians ought to do?
Page 22 - The Declaration of the Lords [ Spiritual and Temporal, | in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, Assembled at | Guildhall, 11th. Decemb. 1688.
Page 204 - ... fury that the Table itself escaped not their madness. They forced open all the locks, whether of doors or desks, wherein the singing men laid up their common prayer books, their singing books, their gowns and surplices ; they rent the books in pieces, and scattered the torn leaves all over the church even to the covering of the pavement ; the gowns and surplesses they reserved to secular uses.
Page 21 - Parliament when we shall think it convenient for them to meet. In the first place we do declare that we will protect and maintain our archbishops, bishops and clergy, and all other our subjects of the Church of England in the free exercise of their religion as by law established, and in the quiet and full enjoyment of all their possessions, without any molestation or disturbance whatsoever.
Page 204 - Vestry; there they seize up the vestments and ornaments of the church, together with the consecrated plate serving for the altar and administration of the Lord's Supper; they left not so much as a cushion for the pulpit, nor a chalice for the Blessed Sacrament.
Page 21 - God, Prince of Orange, etc., of the Reasons inducing him to appear in Arms in the Kingdom of ENGLAND, for preserving of the Protestant Religion, and for Restoring of the Laws and Liberties of England, Scotland, and Ireland I.
Page 135 - I meane my concernem' : for it hath pleased God to take from mee the best friend I have in yc world, and one wherein my children stood as much concerned as in myself wlh reference to what they should have expected from the relations of my wife : it is my brother, Peter Smith, who was abroad on Lord's day last, in the morning ; towards evening a little ill, then tooke something to sweate...
Page 206 - Haselrigg demanded the keys of the chapter-house, where the remainder of the church plate was ; he commanded his servants to break down the wainscot round about the room, which was quickly done, they having brought crows of iron for that purpose. Sir Arthur's tongue was not enough to express his joys, for, dancing and skipping, he cried out, There boys, hark ! hark, it rattles, it rattles...
Page 20 - King, in his brother's reign, did not cause the persecution against the Dissenters to be more violent, than otherwise it would have been ? IV. Whether he doth not now make use of the Dissenters to pull down the Church of England, as he did of the Church of England to ruin the Dissenters, that the Papists may be the better enabled, in a short time to destroy them both ? V. Whether any ought to believe he will be for Liberty, any longer than it serves his turn ?, and whether his great eagerness to...