The High court of justice; comprising memoirs of the principal persons who sat in judgment on king Charles the first, and signed his death-warrant

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John Caulfield, 1820 - 116 páginas
 

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Página vii - ... be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service; and that women shall have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decorating of it, according to their old custom.
Página 12 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Página 12 - Sir, we have heard what you did at the House in the morning, and before many hours all England will hear it: but, Sir, you are mistaken to think that the Parliament is dissolved; for no power under heaven can dissolve them but themselves; therefore take you notice of that.
Página vii - ... having of May games, Whitsun ales, and morris dances, and the setting up of maypoles and other sports therewith used: so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service...
Página viii - Now our express will and pleasure is, that these feasts, with others, shall be observed, and that our justices of the peace, in their several divisions, shall look to it, both that all disorders there may be prevented or punished, and that all neighbourhood and freedom, with manlike and lawful exercises be used...
Página vii - Church : which to express more particularly, our pleasure is that the bishop, and all other inferior churchmen and churchwardens shall for their parts be careful and diligent both to instruct the ignorant and convince and reform them that are misled in religion, presenting them that will not conform themselves but obstinately stand out, to our judges and justices; whom we likewise command to put the law in due execution against them.
Página vi - ... that there is some amendment now daily beginning, which is no small contentment to us. The report of this growing amendment amongst them made us the more sorry when with our own ears we heard the general complaint of our people that they were barred from all lawful recreation and exercise upon the Sunday's afternoon after the ending of all Divine Service...
Página x - We brake down 1000 Pictures superstitious; I brake down 200; 3 of God the Father, and 3 of Christ, and the Holy Lamb, and 3 of the Holy Ghost like a Dove with Wings; and the 12 Apostles were carved in Wood, on the top of the Roof, which we gave orders to take down; and the Sun and the Moon in the East Window, by the King's Arms, to be taken down.
Página vi - ... our good people in that country be misled by the mistaking and misinterpretation of our meaning, we have therefore thought good hereby to clear and make our pleasure to be manifested to all our good people in those parts. It is true that at our first entry to this Crown and kingdom...
Página vii - And we likewise straitly command that every person shall resort to his own parish church to hear Divine Service, and each parish by itself to use the said recreation after Divine Service. Prohibiting likewise any offensive weapons to be carried or...

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