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is rQUtfd * m&JMtan * &heart a Triangle re 00 gitte (* jfi&i'tlb 0 > " " Trinitie , - i - ? The last paper in the&t Miscellanies , » all pn ^ portmgj to ^ come froxn the pen of Geci K is " The geneah ^^ oM sprier , progeny , and Jvindred , the
houshoW , the family , me servants and retinue of Pride , # «/» iota sequela w& , jvitU all her ttfayne and followers , " in which goodly company are placed lOthly , " Error , heresie , superstition , schisme , sects , pharisaisme , Puritanisme , idolatry . *
. Could this lynx-eyed statesman discover no other sentiment than pride as the motive of those men of irreproachable arid saintly lives , > that would- not bow to the-authority of a vain , loose-living and profane-talking woman , who succeedea her father , the
Nejco of his age , as ** Head ; of the Church of Christ upon earth , * ' or that questioned the spiritual lordship < tf bishops who had played fast and loose with reli g ion , and were frocked or unfrocked at the pleasure of " Queen Be 3 a"r . " —*——O i soul of Sir John Oheke "
pecil w ^ s the trimmer from policy that this Greek scholar was from weakness ^ and the master w ^ s . so far happier than the scholar , th ^ t tfee grievous ness of Cheke ' s fal | from tfre faith made repentance and restoration almost a matter of course , whilst Cecil ' s even but slippery tenor of life allpwed hira to practise hypocritical compliances , without any great outward violation of integrity , &nd consequently without any deep compunction or conscience . .., ' ¦
The whole title of the second tract in the volume runs as follows : "A Glassy , wherein those enprmjties And , foiile abuses may ma 3 ^ ev ^^ ntly , bee seeri , ivhich are' tiie dtefitPuctioii and
overthrow of every , jChristiaA- Common wealth . Likewise the only means how to prevent sbch dangers : bje imitating the - * whotesome aclvertisements contained in thia Book « . VVtich sometimes ^ was the Jewell nhtf jd ^ f j ght of the rij « it h ^ ftotmfel ^ Xi ard . iftnd
Tather to his Country , FhaW ^ is , Earle of Bedford ^ dteceased . * ' 4 ft fi ^ s fc I thought th ^ , the " Q \ vp 9 ff 9 ^ as rCpm * P « by ^ V j&fc M A J ^ P * ' buj 1 believe y . ^ Thpm ^ s . pnes \ mev&& ? & . to * mMti&to 6 W # e E » W . was
foiid of )\ it , and used it as a mAnuqi lste si ^ taaBiin ^ - ^ to ^ tf ^ - -- 'Of ^ Hh ** is little in it to entitle it to th | s Wgh distinction . Unlike Gbe& ' q W&mU * it is slightiyr ttog ^ d ^ vvi ^ i P ^ rttamm l hufc it is ^ ober , evdn to duWe » s . Cofti * ing to it from the smart , sagacious , proverb-like sentences of that adejrt in human nature , we find nothinff
scarcely that takes liold of the imagi ^ nation . Now ; and then there is * a grcH tesque description . " Shamefastnesse ( shamefacedness ) is a goodly oniament of noble persons . It exalteth those which be humble , leaking them noble * It is the beauty of therii that as&l ' eebie and weakj the prosperity of thmn which he aicke , the comfolrt . of
theoa that are in heavmesse , the increase of all beauty , the flower of religion , th . e defence and buckler against sinue , 4 multiplier of gx > 6 d jdeeds "; and , to b& abort , it is the oriely para ~ miwr and darling' of God , the Creator of all . "
The u Contents" of this little book are summed tip in the following * chap- * ters , designed to picture so many '' abuses . " " 1 . A wise man without worses . 2 . An old man without devotion / 3 . A young man without obedience * 4 .-A rich man without
charity . 6 . A woman without shames fastnesse . 6 . A master or ruler without virtue . 7- A Christian maa fuB of contention , 8 . A pooref man proud 9 . A wicked and an unjust king . 10 . A negligent bishop . 11 . A people with- * out discipline , 12 * A people without ; law .
" The ninth abuse" the writer jUst * ly calls " a capital abuse indeed . " To display it by contrast , he describes royal excellence in a passage not vvith ^ out strength , and containing a summary of palriotic principles : " The righteousnesse and justice of a king ; is to onpre&se no man wrongfully'by
power ' : to judge mad give sentence Uet ^ veene man aad bow indifferently , witliout affection of aay . person-: tin defeud atrangers , orphane children ^ . nd widdowes ; to see that robbery and . theft raigne not ia his . realme : to punish atraitly Muiterous and foi > nicating persons : not to promote and exralt auch as } ate witked : to give no
living to such as are ^ unchaste persons , and makers of ^ vi ^ us pasjimes : to desferpy out pf his laiwl aU tl ^ at are wicked agaiast God-uad their parents :
Lord Burghlfs " I ^ j $ ^ $ m * i ^ * Je&eH ?* % &
VOL . XVIII . " E
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 25, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/25/