Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to the Year 1700: Including the Origin of British Society, Customs and Manners, with a General Sketch of the State of Religion, Superstition, Dresses, and Amusements of the Citizens of London, During that Period; to which are Added, Illustrations of the Changes in Our Language, Literary Customs, and Gradual Improvement in Style and Versification, and Various Particulars Concerning Public and Private Libraries, Illustrated by Eighteen Engravings, Band 2

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811

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Seite 97 - As to what appertains to soundness of judgment in matters of faith, we esteem it sufficient that a church acknowledge the Scriptures to be the word of God, the perfect and only rule of faith and practice, and own either the doctrinal part of those commonly called the Articles of the Church of England, or the Confession or Catechisms, shorter or larger, compiled by the Assembly at Westminster, or the Confession agreed on at the Savoy, to be agreeable to the said rule.
Seite 187 - A dispensation of the Gospel is committed to' me, and woe is' me if I preach not the Gospel.
Seite 82 - ... that if any person of the age of sixteen years or upwards, being a subject of this realm, at any time after the tenth day of May next,1 shall be present at any assembly, conventicle or meeting under colour or pretence of any exercise of religion in other manner than according to the liturgy and practice of the Church of England...
Seite 95 - It is expedient that they who enter on the work of preaching the Gospel, be not only qualified for communion of saints,* but also that, except in cases extraordinary, they give proof of their gifts and fitness for the said work unto the pastors of churches of known abilities, to discern and judge of their qualifications^ that they may be sent forth with solemn approbation and prayer ; which we judge needful, that no doubt may remain concerning their being called to the work, and for preventing (as...
Seite 327 - When puritanism grew into a faction, and the zealots distinguished themselves, both men and women, by several affectations of habit, looks, and words, which, had it been a real declension of vanity, and embracing of sobriety in all those things, had been most commendable in them...
Seite 62 - That all crucifixes, scandalous pictures of any one or more Persons of the Trinity, and all images of the Virgin Mary, shall be taken away and abolished, and that all tapers, candlesticks, and basons be removed from the Communion Table.
Seite 275 - You must lie in another county, and knit the left garter about the right legged stocking (let the other garter and stocking alone) and as you rehearse these following verses, at every comma, knit a knot. This knot I knit. To know the thing, I know not yet, That I may see, The man (woman) that shall my husband (wife) be, How he goes, and what he wears, And what he does, all days, and years.
Seite 258 - The fearful abounding, at this time, in this country, of these detestable slaves of the devil, the witches or enchanters, hath moved me (beloved reader) to dispatch, in post, this following Treatise of mine...

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