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course prepared to have been read in the public Conference at Westminster on the Second Question. Corp. Chr. Coll. Camb. Vol. 121. Synod..... VI. Dr. Cox's Letter to Wolfgang Weidner, with an account of the disputation at Westminster. Corp. Chr. Coll. ('amb. Vol. 241.... VII. A Letter of Jewels to Peter Martyr, concerning the Disputation at Westminster. Burnet, Hist. Ref. Vol. III. Part 2. pp. 360–362.... VIII. The Oration of Abbot Feckenham in the Parliament House, 1539, against the Bill for the Liturgy. Corp. Chr. Coll. Camb. Vol. 121. Synod. ... IX. The Oration of Bishop Scot in the Parliament House against the Bill for the Liturgy. Fox MSS. Vesp. D. 18....X. Extract from the Journal of the Lower House of Convocation. Burn. Hist. Ref. V. ui. P. 2.

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CHAPTER III.

The revision of the Liturgy in the reign of James I.

The progress of Puritanism.... the cross and the surplice....

the auxiliaries of the Puritans. ... the loftiness of their pretensions.... causes of the support they met with.... proceed. ings of the high commission.... dissatisfaction with the government. . .. want of occupation.... illustrated in the conspiracy of 1603. ... all Non-conformists treated as stateoffenders. . . . Non-conformist ministers. . . . opinions of eminent statesmen respecting them. ... publications on the subject.... Cooper, bishop of Winchester.... Bancroft, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury.... Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity.... the close of Elizabeth's reign.... the millenary petition. ... sentiments of King James.... he grants a conference. advice of Lord Bacon.... declaration from the two Universities. ... the King's proclamation.... divines convened at Hampton Court. ... statement of Dr. Montague.... resolutions adopted by the King.... his method of carrying them into effect. ... the alterations made in the Liturgy.... disappointment of the Puritans.... petition from the diocese of Lincoln

... plans of moderation. ... strong opinion expressed of their futility.... decided answer in their favour.

CHAPTER IV.

Documents connected with the revision of

King James I.

I. A proclamation concerning such as seditiously seek reformation

in Church matters. Wilkins' Conc. vol. iv. p. 371.. ... II. The opinion of Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of York, touching certain matters, like to be brought in question at the Conference. Strype, Whitgift, vol. iii. pp. 392–402..... III. King James to some person unknown in Scotland, concerning the Conference at Hampton Court. Cott. Libr. Vespasian, F. 3. .... IV. A letter from Court by Toby Matthew, Bishop of Durham, to Archbishop Hutton, giving an account of the Conference. Strype, Whitgift, vol. iii. pp. 402—407.... V. The sum and substance of the Conference at Hampton Court, contracted by William Barlow, D.D., Dean of Chester.... VI. A letter from Patrick Galloway to the Presbytery of Edinburgh, concerning the Conference. Calderwood's Hist. of the Ch. of Scotland, p. 474.... VII. Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi et aliis pro reformatione Libri Communis Precum. Rymer, vol. xvi. p. 565. .... VIII. A Proclamation for the authorizing of the Book of Common Prayer to be used throughout the realm. Wilkins' Conc. vol. iv. p. 377.

CHAPTER V.

Interpolations charged against archbishop Laud.

Quickness to discover matter of accusation.... . readiness to give

it credence. ... character of abp. Laud.... his vigilance over the press.... his instructions respecting works written against Popery.... displeasure created. ..." The news from Ipswich" .... Sermons by H. Burton.... form of prayer for the 5th of November.... for the public fast of 1636.... forms of prayer, &c. on different occasions.... alteration in the prayer for the royal family.... made by competent authority.... alteration
in one of the Epistles. . . . no ground of accusation against
abp. Laud. ... the change of “minister” into “priest"....
not made by the archbishop.... his speech in the Star-
chamber. ... how far these charges were revived at his trial.

CHAPTER VI.

The proceedings of the conference at the Savoy.

The time of the rebellion.... committee appointed by the house

of lords. ... entered actively upon their duties. ... motives
that actuated them. ... the changes they agreed upon. ...
effect of their concessions.... ordinances proscribing the
Common Prayer Book.... their natural results.... aided by
collateral circumstances. . . . strong principles of Church-
ascendancy.... the King's declaration. ... an exclusive desire
for a strong government. ... boldness of the dissenters....
their unreasonable demands.... the King's refusal. ... proceed-
ings of the episcopal clergy.... anxiety of the King's ministers
respecting them. ... the advice they gave as to the Dissenters

... restoration of the Liturgy.... critical circumstances of
the times. ... the King's method of proceeding.... a confer-
ence resolved upon....good policy of the court. ... conciliating
demeanour of the King. ... the Dissenters invited to make over-
tures. . .. they deliver in proposals. ... the groundless nature of
their basis.... the answer of the bishops.... infuence of ex-
traneous circumstances. ... the King's ample concessions....
his private reasons... success of his stratagem.... satisfaction
of the Dissenters.... commission for the revision of the Liturgy
.... the instructions provided.... proper interpretation of them

· proper course of proceeding.... Dissenters required to
tender their exceptions. ... the policy of such a method. ...
uncompromising principle of the Dissenters.... their list of ex-
ceptions and new Liturgy.... their high tone of language....
the bishops determine to act as judges. ... their answers.
the rejoinder of the Dissenters.... its peremptory nature....
ten days only remaining.... a personal debate.... its natural consequences.... bishop Cosin's proposal. ... disputation on one single topic. ... general reflections as to toleration.

CHAPTER VII.

Documents connected with the conference at the Savoy.

I. Proceedings of the Committee of Divines appointed by the

House of Lords in 1641. Baxter's Life by Sylvester, B. I. P. 2. p. 369.... II. The first Address and Proposals of the Ministers to King Charles II. Baxter's Life by Sylvester, B. I. P. 2. p. 232. ... III. His Majesty's Declaration to all his loving Subjects, bearing date October 25, 1660. Wilkins' Conc, vol. iv. p. 560. ... IV. His Majesty's Letters Patents for a Commission of Divines, bearing date March 25, 1661. Wilkins' Conc, vol. iv. p. 572.. , V. The Exceptions against the Book of Common Prayer, presented by the Ministers May 4, 1661. Baxter's Life by Sylvester, B. I, P. 2. p. 316.... VI. The Answer of the Bishops to the Exceptions of the Ministers. From the account of the proceedings of the Savoy Commissioners, published in 1661.... VII. The Disputation in which the episcopal Divines were opponents and the Ministers respondents. From an account printed in 1662.

CHAPTER VIII.

The revision of the Liturgy in the reign of Charles II.

The King's intention to summon a convocation.... reasons for his

change of plan.... convocation finally summoned. ... its proceedings.... it receives the thanks of the house of lords.... excitement of the house of commons.... their resolute measures. ... more considerate proceedings of the lords. ... they pass the bill of uniformity. ... jealousy and suspicion felt by

the commons.... strong provisions added by them to the bill
.... somewhat mitigated by the lords.... the bill receives the
royal assent. ... alterations made in the Liturgy.... amounting
to about 600.... no changes made to gratify the Dissenters....
some changes made that were known to be galling to them
.... the apparent design was to restrain and exclude them....
and they themselves so interpreted it.... the fear that was
felt of Laudian sentiments.... grounds for that fear. ... Mr.
Sancroft's book.... produced in the convocation. ... employed
in the revision of the Liturgy. ... the great use that was made
of it.... its leaning towards the Laudian theology.

CHAPTER IX.

The attempt made to revise the Liturgy in the reign of

William and Mary.

Defection from the side of the Dissenters. ... Dr. Tillotson....

still continued to promote a comprehension. ... progress of
that cause in the time of Charles II.... banishment of lord
Clarendon.... the cabal. ... the cause supported by bishops
and peers.... always disappointed. ... Dr. Tillotson pronounces
it hopeless. ... the King's secret designs. ... their constant
and powerful influence. ... the court and the Dissenters in al-
liance. ... they continually thwart each other.... reasons for
the quiescence of the episcopal clergy.... King James II.....
new posture of affairs. ... affinities between Churchmen and Dis.
senters.... claims of the Church. ... acknowledged by the Dis-
senters. ... merits on their part. ... anger of the King....
many circumstances favourable to a coalition.... disposition of
the bishops.... archbishop Sancroft. . .. aids the prevailing
sentiment. ... what were probably his own convictions....
letter of the bishop of Ely.... moderation of King William
.... his caution as to the encouragement of the Dissenters....
bills of comprehension and toleration ... the latter bill passed
.... the former laid aside by the commons.... who resolve to
petition for a convocation. ... the lords join in the address....
the King advised by Dr. Tillotson to consent. ... a commission

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