Popery stripped of its garb

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s.n., 1836 - 279 pages

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Page 154 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Page 90 - Inasmuch as it is manifest from experience, that if the Holy Bible, translated into the vulgar tongue, be indiscriminately allowed to every one, the temerity of men will cause more evil than good to arise from it, it is, on this point, referred to the judgment of the bishops or inquisitors, who may, by the advice of the priest or confessor, permit the reading of the Bible translated into the vulgar tongue by Catholic authors, to those persons whose faith and piety...
Page 192 - That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the Truth of the Protestant Religion, or the Divine Authority either of the Old or New Testament, or who shall hold Religious Principles incompatible with the Freedom and Safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any Office or Place of Trust or Profit in the Civil Department, within this State.
Page 79 - O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul !' This was followed by a general laugh.
Page 214 - These are not the herds, but ravenous wolves, going in herd's clothing; devouring the flock; bishops, abbots, priors, deacons, archdeacons, suffragans, priests, monks, canons, friars, pardoners, and sumners. Who is able to number this idle, ravenous sort, who, setting all labour aside, have begged so importunately that they have gotten into their hands, more than the third part of all your realm•! The goodliest lordships, manors, lands, and territories, are theirs.
Page 64 - The proposition that the sun is the centre of the world and immovable from its place is absurd, philosophically false, and formally heretical, because it is expressly contrary to the Holy Scripture.
Page 41 - Otherwise, where ill men (be they heretics or other malefactors) may be punished or suppressed, without disturbance and hazard of the good, they may and ought, by public authority, either spiritual or temporal, to be chastised or executed.
Page 66 - Anatomy is suspected, and watched closely, whenever she takes up the scalpel; and Medicine had many a pang to endure while endeavouring to expunge the use of bark and inoculation from the catalogue of mortal sins. You must not only believe what the Inquisition believes, but yield implicit faith to the theories and explanations of her divines.
Page 153 - Turban by some in his age) did preach this doctrine, recommended to us in the decrees, that " subjects are by no authority constrained to pay the fidelity which they have sworn to a Christian prince, who opposeth God and his saints, or violateth their precepts. "| An instance whereof we have in his granting a privilege to the canons of Tours ; " which," saith he, " if any emperor, king, prince, &c.
Page 65 - The proposition that the earth is not the centre of the world, nor immovable, but that it moves, and also with a diurnal motion, is also absurd, philosophically false, and, theologically considered, at least erroneous in faith.

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