Observations on the Civil Disqualifications of Papists

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W. Eddowes ...; sold also by Longman, Hurst, and Company ... London; D. Proctor, Ludlow; N. Minshall, Oswestry; J. Painter, Wrexham; J. Poole, Chester; R. Parker, Whitchurch; G. Gitton, Bridgnorth; W. Baugh, Ellesmere; Hall, Worcester; Allen, Hereford; Cox, Aberystwith, 1813 - 37 pages

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Page 35 - If an honest, and, I may truly affirm, a laborious zeal for the public service, has given me any weight in your esteem, let me exhort and conjure you, never to suffer an invasion of your political constitution, however minute the instance may appear, to pass by, without a determined persevering resistance.
Page 5 - Political therefore, or civil liberty, which is that of a member of society, is no other than natural liberty so far restrained by human laws, and no farther, as is necessary and expedient for the general advantage of the public.
Page 12 - And I do declare that no foreign prince, prelate, state, or potentate hath or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm.
Page 34 - ... transubstantiation. But while they acknowledge a foreign power, superior to the sovereignty of the kingdom, they cannot complain if the laws of that kingdom will not treat them upon the footing of good subjects.
Page 33 - As to papists, what has been said of the protestant dissenters would hold equally strong for a general toleration of them ; provided their separation was founded only upon difference of opinion in religion, and their principles did not also extend to a subversion of the civil government.
Page 12 - It must be remembered that the Reformation under Henry VIII. opened an entirely new scene in ecclesiastical matters ; the usurped power of the Pope being now for ever routed and destroyed, all his connexions with this island were cut off, the Crown was restored to its supremacy over spiritual men and causes, and the patronage of Bishoprics, became once more indisputably vested in the King.
Page 16 - M. st. 1 , c. 6, is to be administered to every king and queen, who shall succeed to the imperial crown of these realms, by one of the archbishops or bishops of the realm, in the presence of all the people; who on their parts do reciprocally take the oath of allegiance to the crown.
Page 8 - ... herding with a party, men quarrel with the ecclesiastical establishment, the civil magistrate has nothing to do with it ; unless their tenets and practice are such as threaten ruin or disturbance to the state. He is bound, indeed, to protect the established Church : and, if this can be better effected, by admitting none but its genuine members to offices of trust and emolument, he is certainly at liberty so to do : the disposal of offices being matter of favour and discretion. But this point...

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