History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: Comprising the Civil History of the Province of Ulster, from the Accession of James the First : with a Preliminary Sketch of the Progress of the Reformed Religion in Ireland During the Sixteenth Century and an Appendix, Consisting of Original Papers, Volume 1

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Whittaker, 1853
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Page 395 - Church government, directory for worship and catechising, that we, and our posterity after us, may, as brethren, live in faith and love, and the Lord may delight to dwell in the midst of us.
Page 240 - Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Page 138 - THE religion of the Papists is superstitious and idolatrous, their faith and doctrine erroneous and heretical, their church, in respect of both, apostatical : to give them therefore a toleration, or to consent, that they may freely exercise their religion, and profess their faith and doctrine, is a grievous sin...
Page 92 - From Scotland came many, and from England not a few, yet all of them generally the scum of both nations, who from debt, or breaking or fleeing from justice, or seeking shelter, came hither, hoping to be without fear of man's justice, in a land where there was nothing, or but little as yet, of the fear of God.
Page 151 - A popish clergy more numerous by far than we, and in full exercise of all jurisdiction ecclesiastical, by their Vicar-general and officials ; who are so confident as they excommunicate those that come to our courts, even in matrimonial causes; which affront hath been offered myself by the Popish Primate's Vicar-general, for which I have begun a process against him.
Page 240 - All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Page 151 - For our own, there are seven or eight ministers in each diocese of good sufficiency; and, (which is no small cause of the continuance of the people in Popery still,) English; which have not the tongue of the people, nor can perform any divine offices, or converse with them ; and which hold, many of them, two, or three, four, or more vicarages a-piece.
Page 92 - Yet most of the people were all void of godliness, who seemed rather to flee from God in this enterprise than to follow their own mercy.
Page 265 - The lords began to consult on that strange and unexpected motion. The word goes in haste to the lord lieutenant, where he was with the king; with speed he comes to the house ; he calls rudely at the door; James Maxwell, keeper of the black...
Page 23 - The people of this nation be zealous, yet blind and unknowing : most of the clergy, as your lordship hath had from me before, being ignorant, and not able to speak right words in the mass or liturgy; as being not skilled in the Latin grammar, so that a bird might be taught to speak with as much sense as several of them do in this country...

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