The life of Andrew Melville: containing illustrations of the ecclesiastical and literary history of Scotland, during the latter part of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth century. With an appendix, consisting of original papers, Volume 2

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W. Blackwood, 1824
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Page 258 - But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Page 321 - I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil : and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Page 250 - Christ our head : promising and swearing, by the great name of the LORD our GOD, that we shall continue in the obedience of the doctrine and discipline of this kirk *, and shall defend the same, according to our vocation and power, all the days of our lives ; under the pains contained in the law, and danger both of body and soul in the day of God's fearful judgment.
Page 105 - ... pretended power to dispense with the murder of kings. He wishes that he might be a means of uniting the two religions, for if they would but abandon their late corruptions, he would meet them in the midway, as having a great veneration for antiquity in the points of ecclesiastical policy. Bnt then as to the Puritans or Novelists, who do not differ from us so much in points of religion, as in their confused form of policy and purity ; those...
Page 236 - Resolved to satisfy herself, she paid him a visit in the Canongate, where he had his residence as Dean of the Chapel Royal. The retinue of servants through which she passed staggered the good woman's confidence; and on being ushered into the room where the Bishop sat in state, she exclaimed, ' Oh, Sir ! what's this? And ye ha' really left the guid cause, and turned Prelate !' ' Janet,' said the Bishop, ' I have got new light upon these things.
Page 134 - all excuses set aside," to repair to London before the 15th of September next, that his majesty might treat with him and others, his brethren, of good learning, judgment, and experience, concerning such things as would tend to settle the peace of the church, and to justify to the world the measures which his majesty, after such extraordinary condescension, might find it necessary to adopt for repressing the obstinate and turbulent.
Page 250 - Pope's dispensation, devised against the Word of God, to his greater confusion, and their double condemnation in the Day of the Lord Jesus: We, therefore, willing to take away all suspicion of...
Page 347 - The disputants were exhorted to avoid the altercation usually practiced in the schools, ' and not to bite and devour one another like dogs, but to behave as men desirous of mutual instruction, and as the servants of Christ, who ought not to strive but to be gentle to all.
Page 155 - ... the reformation of the AngloCatholic Church was so imperfect that to be Romish under Mary or Anglican under Elizabeth, or either under James, involved so little outward change that after the performances in the royal chapel at the feast of St. Michael, 1606, the Duke of Lorraine said, ' I do not see what should hinder the churches of Rome and England to unite. There is nothing of the mass wanting here but the adoration of the Host.
Page 155 - Why stand there on the royal altar hie Two closed books, blind lights, two basins drie? Doth England hold God's mind and worship closs, Blind of her sight, and buried in her dross? Doth she, with chapel put in Romish dress, The purple whore religiously express?

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