An Epitome of the First Book of Dr. John Bridges' Defence of the Government of the Church of England in Ecclesiastical Matters, Issue 2

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J. Petheram, 1843 - Marprelate controversy - 64 pages
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Page ix - D. John Bridges, for it is a worthy worke: Or an epitome of the fyrste Booke, of that right worshipfull volume, written against the Puritanes, in the defence of the noble cleargie, by as worshipfull a prieste, John Bridges, Presbyter, Priest or elder, doctor ofDivillitie, and Deane of Sarum.
Page ix - Doctor, they must needes say something that hath bene spoken. Compiled for the behoofe and overthrow of the Parsons, Fyckers, and Currats, that have lernt their Catechismes, and are past grace : By the reverend and worthie Martin Marprelate gentleman, and dedicated to the Confocation house.
Page 2 - Puritans for telling the truth openly. For may I not say that John of Canterbury is a petty pope, seeing he is so ? You must then bear with my ingramness.1 I am plain. I must needs call a spade a spade, a Pope a Pope...
Page 61 - speedily dispersed and greedily read," not only by the people ; they had readers and even patrons among persons of condition. They were found in the corners of chambers at Court ; and when a prohibition issued that no person should carry about them any of the Mar-Prelate pamphlets on pain of punishment, the Earl of Essex observed to the Queen, " What then is to become of me?
Page 61 - I am hable to make good proof, that from the first beginning of Martin unto this day, I have continually, upon any occasion, testified both my mislike and sorrow for such kind of disordered proceeding.
Page ix - Oh read ouer D. JOHN BRIDGES, for it is a worthy worke : Or an epitome of the fyrste Booke of that right worshipfull volume, written against the Puritanes, in the defence of the noble cleargie, by as worshipfull a prieste, JOHN BRIDGES, Presbyter, Priest or Elder, doctor of Diuillitie, and Deane of Sarum.
Page 10 - The puritanes saye, that these offices ' and officers, whiche our sauior Christe and his ' Apostles did ordaine, are vnchangeable, and that ' it is not lawfull for any prince to alter them, no ' not though the circumstances of times, places and ' persons, should seeme in regard of conuenience, to ' enforce him thereunto. The doctor with all the ' Lordly priests in the land, hold the contrarie.
Page ix - Fickers, etc., are very insufficiently furnished, with notable inabilitie of most vincible reasons, to answere the cauill of the puritanes. And lest M. Doctor should thinke that no man can write without sence but his selfe, the senceles titles of the seueral pages, and the handling of the matter throughout the Epitome, shewe plainly, that beetleheaded ignoraunce, must not liue and die with him alone. Printed on the other hand of some of the Priests.
Page 6 - ... volume of M. Deanes, containeth ' in it, 16 bookes, besides a large preface, and an ' epistle to the reader. The epistle and the preface ' are not aboue 8. sheets of paper, and very little ' vnder 7. You may see when men haue a gift in ' writing, howe easie it is for them to daube paper. ' The compleat worke (very briefely comprehended ' in a portable booke, if your horse be not too ' weake, of an hundred threescore and twelue sheets, ' of good Demie paper) is a confutation,

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