An Historical and Critical Account of the Life and Writing of the Ever-memorable Mr. John Hales ...: Being a Specimen of an Historical and Critical English Dictionary

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R. Robinson, 1719 - 96 pages
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Page 32 - I come to particulars, to speak for myself thus much in general. If they be errors which I have here vented, as perchance they are, yet my will hath no part in them, and they are but the issues of unfortunate inquiry.
Page 22 - Prayer, confession, thanksgiving, reading of Scriptures, exposition of Scripture, administration of sacraments in the plainest and simplest manner, were matter enough to furnish out a sufficient liturgy, though nothing either of private opinion, or of Church pomp, of garments, of prescribed gestures, of imagery, of music, of matter concerning the dead, of many superfluities, which creep into the Churches under the name of order and decency did interpose itself.
Page 22 - For consider of all the liturgies that are, and ever have been, and remove from them whatever is scandalous to any party, and leave nothing but what all agree on, and the evil shall be, that the public service and honour of God shall in no wise suffer.
Page 61 - Hales, who had sat still for some time, hearing Ben frequently reproaching him with the want of Learning, and Ignorance of the Antients, told him at last, "That if Mr.
Page 20 - Irenicum, a weapon-salve for the church's wounds, or the divine right of particular forms of churchgovernment discussed and examined according to the principles of the law of nature ; the positive laws of God ; the practice of the apostles ; and the primitive church ; and the judgment of reformed divines, whereby a foundation is laid for the church's peace, and the accommodation of our present differences.
Page 50 - ... by him from one hole to another, till there was none left to afford him any further shelter ; that he was now resolved to be orthodox, and to declare himself a true son of the Church of England, both for doctrine and discipline...
Page 64 - There this unhappy man's necessities pressed him to tell his friend that he had been forced to sell his whole library, save a few books which he had given away, and six or eight little books of devotion which lay in his chamber ; and that for money, he had no more than what he then shewed him, which was about seven or eight shillings ; and ' besides,' Ťays he, ' I doubt I am indebted for my lodging.
Page 55 - He owed the epithet less to the extent of his literary works, which occupy three very small volumes, than to the charm of his conversation and manner. " When the King and Court resided at Windsor, he was much frequented by noblemen and courtiers, who delighted much in his company, not for his severe and retired walks of learning, but for his polite discourses, stories, and poetry.
Page 12 - ... neither in their schism. For why might it not be lawful to go to church with the Donatist, or to celebrate Easter with the Quartodeciman, if occasion so require? since neither nature, nor religion, nor reason, doth suggest any thing to the contrary : for in all public meetings pretending holiness, so there be nothing done but what true devotion and piety brook, why may not I be present in them, and use communication with them ? Nay, what if those to whose care the execution of the public service...
Page 33 - ... me, and hinder me - from driving right at what I aimed. For this I have fpent my money, my means, my youth, my age, and all I have ; that I might remove from myfelf that cenfure of Tertullian — Suo vitio quis quid ignoritt.

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