A New and General Biographical Dictionary (4)
General Books LLC, 2009 - 472 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...IV. having one day alked him, Would you reveal the confeflion of a man refolved to afladinate me?--No; but I would put my body between you and him." The jefuit Santarelli having publifhed a work, in which he fet up the power of the popes over that of kings; father Cotton, then provincial of Paris, was called to the parliament the ijth of March 1626, to give an account of the opinions of his brethren. He was afked whether he thought that the pope can excommunicate and difpoilefs a king of France? " Ah!" returned he, " the king is eldeft fon of the church; and he will never do any thing to oblige the pope to proceed to that extremity."--" But," faid the firfl prefident, " are you not of the fame opinion with your pere general, who attributes 'that power to the pope?"--"Our pere general follows the opinions of Rome where he is; and we, thofc of France where y we we are." The many difagrceable things experienced by th p re Coton on this occafion, gave him lo much uneafr.icf that he fell fick, and died a few days afterwards, the jyth of March 1626, at the age of 63. He was then preaching the Lent-dif-courfes at Paris in the church of St. Paul. This jefuit wrote feveral books on controverfial fubjefts, fermons, and a letter declaratory of the doctrine of the jefuits, conformable to the doctrine of the council of Trent: this gave occafion to the " Anti Cotton, ' 1610, 8vo. and is found at the end of the hiftoryofD. I igo, 2 vols. iimo. This f.itire, which betrays more malignity than wit, is attributed to Peter du Coignet. P re d'Orl ans and pcre Rouvier wrote his life, in I2mo. COTTON (SiR Robert Bruce), an eminent englifh anti-" quary, " whofe name," fays Dr. johnfon, " muft always be mentioned with honour, and whole...
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