History of the College of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, Volume 2

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University Press, 1869
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Page 649 - I came before them, they took my name and abode, examined me why, 40 contrary to the ordinance made, that none should any longer observe the superstitious time of the Nativity...
Page 649 - I went to London, with my wife, to celebrate Christmas day ; Mr. Gunning preaching in Exeter chapel, on Micah vii. 2. Sermon ended, as he was giving us the holy sacrament, the chapel was surrounded* with soldiers, and all the communicants and assembly surprised and kept prisoners by them, some in the house, others carried away.
Page 724 - I think, a just opinion, that whatever renders religion more rational, renders it more credible ; that he who, by a diligent and faithful examination of the original records, dismisses from the system one article which contradicts the apprehension, the experience, or the reasoning, of mankind, does more towards recommending the belief, and, with the belief, the influence, of Christianity, to the understandings and consciences of serious inquirers, and through them to universal reception and authority,...
Page 860 - But Mr Taylor has also run into a more serious error. He has been pleased to claim a certain indefinite " authority" for the Fathers ; and has suffered himself to speak most strangely of the celebrated maxim, " that the Bible and the Bible only is the religion of Protestants.
Page 582 - That all books called antiphoners, missals, grailes, processionals, manuals, legends, pies, portuasses, primers in Latin or English, couchers, journals, ordinals, or other books or writings whatsoever heretofore used for service of the Church, w-ritten or printed in the English or Latin tongue, other than such as are or shall be set forth by the King's Majesty, shall be by authority of this present Act clearly and utterly abolished, extinguished, and forbidden for ever to be used or kept in this...
Page 723 - ... governors solicit, or ministers of state propose it — I will venture to pronounce, that (without His interposition with whom nothing is impossible) we may remain as...
Page 649 - Nativity (so esteem'd by them), I durst offend, and particularly be at Common Prayers, which they told me was but the masse in English, and particularly pray for Charles Steuart, for which we had no Scripture.
Page 705 - Is there any public or Charity School, endow'd, or otherwise maintain'd in your Parish ? What Number of Children are taught in it ? And what Care is taken to instruct them in the Principles of the Christian Religion, according to the Doctrine of the Church of England ; and to bring them duly to Church, as the Canon requires ? IV.
Page 859 - When an institution is supported with all the fervour of religious enthusiasm, and is aided by the weight of such powerful additional causes, an attempt to oppose it is like attempting to oppose a torrent of burning lava, that issues from Etna or Vesuvius.
Page 1013 - In the year 1712, my old friend Matthew Prior, who was then fellow of St. John's, and who not long before had been employed by the queen as her plenipotentiary at the court of France, came to Cambridge, and the next morning paid a visit to the master of his own college ; the master, Dr.

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