Archbishop Laud more than half a papist: or, Laudism ... revived under the appellation of Puseyism

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Page 18 - In this last and most enlarged sense, which the vulgar naturally adopted, it is notorious that all the innovations of the school of Laud were so many approaches, in the exterior worship of the church, to the Roman model. Pictures were set up or repaired ; the communiontable took the name of an altar...
Page 2 - He carried matters with a high hand. When he found the laws opposing his views, he treated them with contempt, and violated them without hesitation. He loaded the Puritans with injuries and vexations, and aimed at nothing less than their total extinction. He rejected the Calvinistical doctrine of predestination publicly, in the year 1625, (viz. in the first year of Charles...
Page 2 - ... prudence employs to make unpopular schemes go down. He carried things with a high hand ; when he found the laws opposing his views, he treated them with contempt, and violated them without hesitation ; he loaded the puritans...
Page 9 - Laud] began with Canterbury, his own cathedral, where he found the Table placed at the east end of the choir by the Dean and Chapter, and adoration used towards it by their appointment which having found in so good order, he recommended to them the providing of candlesticks, basons, carpet, and other furniture for the adorning of the altar, and the more solemn celebrating of the blessed Sacrament.
Page 18 - ... call it, to some infirmities of temper, that is, choleric, vindictive, harsh, and even cruel to a great degree, he not only took a prominent share in the severities of the Star-Chamber ; but, as his correspondence shows, perpetually lamented that he was restrained from following further lengths. — It is not easy to give Laud credit for much religion. In a prayer, composed by him on the birth of the Prince of Wales, in 1630, he says, " Double his father's graces, O Lord, upon him, if it be possible.
Page 22 - Rahett finds very many interpreters of this celebrated passage with whom he maintains a controversy. A most demolishing controversialist he is. Faber, Wrangham, Lee, Adam Clarke, and a host of others (who by the way differ from him only as to the' Name not as to the identity of the Beast) are all repeatedly overthrown. " Full thrice he kills the slain.
Page 14 - ... some never rightly understood, and all so mingled and confounded, that it was very hard to say which of them were in force and which not, and yet all the students bound to keep them under their corporal oaths, if not at their first matriculation then at their taking of degrees...
Page 6 - ... Annals, vol. ii. ed. Gutch, p. 413, we find that— "In a convocation held 19 Dec. were letters from the Chancellor to his Deputy publicly read, concerning the sermons and prayers usually had at St. Mary's in the beginning of the terms, which were wont to be not so orderly as they should, nor with so good example to other places at large in the kingdom as such an University as this should give. For first (saith he) the Communion was celebrated in the body of the Church and not in the Chancell,...
Page 9 - GREAT SEAL, with his own hand subscribed to
Page 1 - that proof is one thing, and mere assertion another ? " Does he know that such assertions as the above " are calumnies when unsupported by sure proof?

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