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 1

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W. Blackwood, 1824 - Church history - 549 pages
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Page 366 - In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Page 374 - I must tell you, there are two kings and two kingdoms in Scotland : there is King James, the head of this commonwealth, and there is Christ Jesus, the King of the church, whose subject James the Sixth is, and of whose kingdom he is not a king, nor a lord, nor a head, but a member.
Page 286 - He praised God that he was born in such a time as in the time of the light of the Gospel, and in such a place as to be king in such a Kirk, the sincerest Kirk in the world.
Page 390 - Church, to lay before him the dangers which threatened religion. " What dangers see you ?" said the King. Bruce mentioned their apprehensions as to Huntly. " What have you to do with that ?" said his Majesty. " And how durst you convene against my proclamation ?" " We dare more than that," said Lord Lindsay, " and will not suffer religion to be overthrown.
Page 448 - For altogether this is to be avoided, that any man be violently intruded or thrust in upon any congregation ; but this liberty, with all care, must be reserved to every several church, to have their votes and suffrages in election of their ministers.
Page 166 - The king sent a letter to the Assembly, requesting them not to proceed against Montgomery for any thing connected with the archbishopric. The answer was, that they would touch nothing so far as belonged ' to the civil power, but in other respects would discharge their duty. Soon after, a messenger-at-arms entered the house, and charged the moderator and members of Assembly, on the pain of rebellion, to desist entirely from the prosecution. After : serious deliberation, they agreed to address a respectful...
Page 286 - The Kirk of Geneva," continued he, " keepeth Pasch and Yule. What have they for them? they have no institution. As for our neighbour Kirk in England, their service is an evil-said mass in English; they want nothing of the mass but the liftings. I charge you, my good people, ministers, doctors, elders, nobles, gentlemen, and barons, to stand to your purity; and I, forsooth, so long as I brook my life and crown, shall maintain the same against all deadly.
Page 136 - threaten your courtiers after that manner. It is the same to me whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's.
Page 55 - While they were engaged in these studies, he read with them the best classical authors, as Virgil and Horace among the Latins, and Homer, Hesiod, Theocritus, Pindar, and Isocrates, among the Greeks ; pointing out, as he went along, their beauties, and illustrating by them the principles of logic and rhetoric. Proceeding to...

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