Reflections on the fate of a petition for relief in the matter of subscription, offered to the honourable House of commons, February 6th, 1772. With observations on dean Tucker's Apology for the present Church of England, by a member of a law-society [F. Blackburne].
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Página 91 - I confess, or frailties in abundance. They were kings or gentlemen, not hypocrites or priests. They were at the head of the Church, but did not know the value of their office. They said their prayers without ceremony, and had too little priestcraft in their understanding to reconcile the sanctimonious forms of religion with the utter destruction of the morality of their people.
Página 121 - The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
Página 94 - Behold how good and joyful a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
Página 90 - The mention of this man has moved me from my natural moderation. Let me return to your grace. You are the pillow upon which I am determined to rest all my resentments.
Página 84 - To difable a man during his whole life, from contracting marriage, or, what is tantamount, to make his power ' of contracting fuch marriage dependant neither on his own choice, nor upon any fixed rule of law, but on the...
Página 84 - ... planted in us by the Author of our nature, and utterly incompatible with all religion, natural and revealed, and therefore a mere act of power, having neither the nature nor obligation of law.
Página 117 - Shaftsbury very well urged, that it is a far different thing to believe, or to be fully persuaded of the truth of the doctrine of our church, and to swear never to endeavour to alter; which last must be utterly unlawful, unless you place an infallibility either in the church or yourself; you being otherwise obliged to alter, whenever a clearer or better light comes to you.
Página 123 - Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but alfo in matters of Faith.