The Declaration Of Indulgence, 1672; A Study In The Rise Of Organised Dissent

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byFrank Bate

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...and Shaftesbury were both quite sincere in the explanations they gave concerning the object of the Declaration, but their words did not carry conviction. It was quite true that Roman Catholics were given less liberty than other recusants, but that little appeared too much. Men feared, or pretended to fear, that the small wedge thus inserted was intended to wreck the established church and protestantism. Pamphleteers fanned the smouldering suspicions by representing the Declaration as an invention of the Pope and the devil, who at a late conference had agreed upon instructions to be sent to their emissaries in all parts of the world. 'If any recommend Liberty of Conscience, do you straight cry out against Persecution, and laugh not for a world; but remember you are yet awhile to play the Foxes and Wolves, in Sheeps Clothing.'5 The heir to the throne was a declared Roman Catholic: men had not ceased to talk C. J., ix, 246. 6' Room for News or News from Rome being a Dialogue between the Pope and the Devil at a late Conference.' Stillingfleet in 1681 maintained that the declaration had been procured by Roman Catholics. See his 'Unreasonableness of Separation.' about the horrors of the reign of 'Bloody' Mary, the plots against Elizabeth, the Gunpowder Plot, that 'horrible Plot on the fifth of November, The very month preceding December,' and the many Catholic intrigues. Still more fatal to the Declaration was the objection of constitutionalists. Could the king by proclamation suspend statutes passed by king and parliament? The parliaments of James I had opposed the king on this same question; the parliaments of Charles I had fought against such a use of the royal prerogative. Sancroft, sixteen years later, did not hesitate to assert the illegality of a declarati...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...and Shaftesbury were both quite sincere in the explanations they gave concerning the object of the Declaration, but their words ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217754406

ISBN - 13:9780217754408

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