Archbishop Laud and Priestly Government

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A. Constable, 1905 - Bishops - 333 pages

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Page 186 - No churchman had it since Henry 7's time. I pray God bless him, to carry it so, that the Church may have honour, and the king and the state service and contentment by it. And now if the church will not hold up themselves, under God, I can do no more.
Page 25 - I keep Laud back from all place of rule and authority because I find he hath a restless spirit, and cannot see when matters are well, but loves to toss and change, and to bring things to a pitch of reformation floating in his own brain, which may endanger the steadfastness of that which is in a good pass, God be praised.
Page 84 - And that no man hereafter shall either print or preach to draw the Article aside any way, but shall submit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof; and shall not put his own sense or comment to be the meaning of the Article, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical sense.
Page 45 - Royal and Imperial Dignity, which is this day delivered unto you in the Name, and by the Authority of Almighty God, and by the Hands of Us the Bishops and Servants of God...
Page 35 - The Lord is my helper ; I will not fear what man can do unto me.
Page 307 - For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: but all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.
Page 172 - (he writes in another place), " I see you deciphered it well " (they frequently corresponded in cipher), " and I see you make use of it too; do so still, thorough and thorough. Oh that I were where I might go so too ! but I am shackled between delays and uncertainties; you have a great deal of honor here for your proceedings ; go on a God's name.
Page 103 - Laud, look to thyself ; be assured thy life is sought. As thou art the fountain of all wickedness, repent thee of thy monstrous sins, before thou be taken out of the world, &c. And assure thyself, neither God nor the world can endure such a vile counsellor to live, or" such a whisperer ; or to this effect.
Page 118 - Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson's learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild.

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