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Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume 4 download PDF, EPUB, Kindle
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Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume 4 by Anonymous
Encyclopaedia Britannica Volume 4
Author: Anonymous
Page Count: 786 pages
Published Date: 13 Sep 2013
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781230189567
File size: 40 Mb
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...says himself), that " something dwelt within him which would not suffer his compliance till Rome was other than it is." It must be confessed, however, that though Laud deserved not the appellation of a Papist, the genius of hie religion was, though in a less degree, the same with that of the Romish. The same profound respect was exacted to the sacerdotal character j the same submission to the creeds and decrees of synods and councils required; the same pomp and ceremony was affected in worship; and the same superstitious regard to days, postures, meats, and vestments. Orders were given, and rigorously insisted on, that the communion table should be removed from the middle of the area where it had hitherto stood in all churches except cathedrals. It was placed at the east end, railed in, and denominated an altar; as the clergyman who officiated commonly received the appellation of p n'est. All kinds of ornaments, especially pictures, were introduced. Some of these, upon inquiry, were found to be the very same that were to be met with in the mass-book. The crucifix too, that perpetual consolation of all pious Catholics, and terror to all sound Protestants, was not forgot on this occasion. In return for Charles's indulgence towards the church, Laud and his followers took care to magnify on every occasion the regal authority, and to treat vil'i the utmost disdain or detestation all puritanical pretensions to a free and independent constitution. From this subjection, however, they took care to exclude themselves, and insisted upon a divine and apostolical charter in preference to a legal and parliamentary one. The sacerdotal character was magnified as fcacred and indefeasible; all right to spiritual authority, or even to private...

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