The English Universities, Volume 2, Part 2

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Page 692 - I, AB, do solemnly and sincerely, in the presence of God, testify and declare, upon the true faith of a Christian, that I will never exercise any power, authority, or influence which I may possess by virtue of the office of to injure or weaken the Protestant Church as it is by law established in England, or to disturb the said Church, or the bishops and clergy of the said Church, in the possession of any rights or privileges to which such Church, or the said bishops and clergy, are or may be by law...
Page 662 - Whatever the defects of American universities may be, they ^ disseminate no prejudices ; rear no bigots ; dig up the buried ashes of no old superstitions ; never interpose between the , people and their improvement ; exclude no man because of his religious opinions ; above all, in their whole course of study and instruction, recognise a world, and a broad one too, lying beyond the college walls.
Page 663 - Scriptures contain all things necessary to salvation : so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Page 636 - First therefore, amongst so many great foundations of colleges in Europe, I find it strange that they are all dedicated to professions, and none left free to arts and sciences at large. For if men judge that learning should be referred to action, they judge well ; but in this they fall into the error described in the ancient fable ; in which the other parts of the body did suppose the stomach had been idle, because it neither performed the office of motion, as the limbs do, nor of sense, as the head...
Page 640 - I hold to be an error; which is, that scholars in universities come too soon and too unripe to logic and rhetoric, arts fitter for graduates than children and novices : for these two, rightly taken, are the gravest of sciences, being the...
Page 639 - ... to professory learning hath not only had a malign aspect and influence upon the growth of sciences, but hath also been prejudicial to states and governments. For hence it proceedeth that princes find a solitude in regard of able men to serve them in causes of...
Page 597 - Ceolwulf, an unwise king's thane ; and he swore oaths to them and gave hostages, that it should be ready for them, on whatever day they would have it ; and that he would be ready in his own person, and with all who would follow him, for the behoof of the army.
Page 702 - ... we do declare a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Page 663 - To the Honourable the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled.
Page 636 - For if you will have a tree bear more fruit than it hath used to do, it is not anything you can do to the boughs, but it is the stirring of the earth and putting new mould about the roots that must work it.

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