A brief historical account of the behaviour of the Jesuites and their faction, for the first twenty five years of q. Elizabeth's reign, with an epistle of W. Watson [entitled Important considerations which ought to move all true and sound Catholicks who are not wholly Jesuited].

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Page 26 - If the Pope do by his Bull or sentence pronounce her Majesty to be deprived, and no lawful Queen, and her subjects to be discharged of their allegiance and obedience unto her; and after, the Pope or any other by his appointment and authority do invade this realm; which part would you take, or which part ought a good subject of England to take?
Page 75 - The present state of the controversie between the Church of England and the Church of Rome; or, An account of the books written on both sides.
Page 13 - He that reigneth on high, to whom is given all power in heaven and in earth, committed one holy, catholic and apostolic church (out of which there is no salvation) to one alone upon earth, namely, to Peter, the Prince of the apostles, and to Peter's successor...
Page 64 - Jesuitical faction indeed) una voce, do utterly disclaim and renounce from our hearts, both Arch-priest and Jesuits, as arrant Traitors unto their Prince and Country ; whom to death, we will never obey : No, if the Pope's Holiness should charge us to obey in this sense, to advance an Enemy to the English Crown, we would never yield to it; as by no law of nature, of nations, or of man, to be compelled thereunto: no more than to commit adultery, incest, or to murder our selves, our children, our parents,...
Page 45 - ... all true and sound Catholics who are not wholly jesuited to acknowledge without equivocations, ambiguities or shiftings, that the proceedings of her Majesty and of the State with them since the beginning of her Highness' reign have been both mild and merciful ; and is dedicated to all dearly affected of both sexes, of all three ages, in every degree, state, and condition of life, as well for the gifts of graces given them as Catholics, ' as also for the gifts of nature given you as you are English,...
Page 30 - First, Therefore, we acknowledge and confess the queen's majesty to have as full authority, power, and sovereignty over us, and over all the subjects of the realm, as any her highness's predecessors ever had.
Page 45 - Highness' reign have been both mild and merciful ; and is dedicated to all dearly affected of both sexes, of all three ages, in every degree, state, and condition of life, as well for the gifts of graces given them as Catholics, ' as also for the gifts of nature given you as you are English, which to your Prince and country makes you loyal, serviceable and faithful, and of both mindful.' Inveigheth very bitterly against Parsons and the Jesuits as the cause of all the conspiracies of late years directed...
Page 27 - ... best for them to do." Another, " That when that case should happen, he would answer, and not before." Another, " That for the present he was not resolved what to do in such a case." Another, "That if such deprivation and invasion, should be made for any matter of his faith, he thinketh he were then bound to take part with the Pope.
Page 43 - Important Considerations, which ought to move all true and sound Catholics, who are not wholly Jesuited, to acknowledge, without all equivocations, ambiguities, or shiftings, that the proceedings of her Majesty, and of the State with them, since the beginning of her Highness's reign, have been both mild and merciful.
Page 38 - Lord, and giving it that our blessing which you desire, we do with the benignity which becomes us, receive your honours flying to the power and protection of us and of this holy see, to whose authority they subject themselves ; exhorting you in the Lord, and with...

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