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* ppar £$ tjly , giving , \ rp' the divine institution ^ -bishops ^ he contends that they may bp traced up to the tirQjes of ihe apostles , and that the
order is not repugnant to the original frame of the Christian religion , Cbillingworth ' s bishop is still no lord over conscience , but a - £ hief presbyter , primus inter pares . f
There were not wanting persons to remonstrate with Chillingworth on his forwardness in the service Of the church and the king : to t > ne of these , he addressed the following letter , which is
characteristic " Sir , " Consider the bloudv effects of railing tongues in the murther of the D . of B .: and tell me whe *
ther there be not cause to fear , that if blasphemous mouths be iiot stopped , violent hands will jjot be restrained from bringing fof th of such tragical examples *
" But though this were just and iit and necessary to be done , why should I be so pragmaticall ? Why should I doe more than any man ? Which speech is not much unlike
t " The Apostolicall Institution of Episcopacy , " a tract of only three pages , is inserted after ' * ' The Religion of Protestanta * ' pp . 38 8—390 , in the 10 th cd . of Works , Folio . It was first published by Archbp . Usher , with a treatise ofBp . Morton ' s * and another of his
own , under the title of <* Confessions and Proofes of Protestant Divines of Reformed Chuiches , that Episcopacy , & . c . is according to the word of God , & € ** In i 644 , it was reprinted , at Oxford , by itself ^ and in 1660 , it was
again published with a speech of Lord Falkland ^ on the same su bject . Above sixty years after it liad heen written , viz . in 1707 , an answer to it waa published ai Edinburgh , in 8 vo , by Alexander Laudcr , minister of the grope ) , at M ' ordc * fitaiin . - ¦ .-.. .
a / speech of & card ] riM | f i nifjlttfdr * 4 time ; that it l ^ Wahl < SVeM ^ iW the church sl ^^ d ^ Wd ^ m ^ but what had \ ^ fie ^ i J ^ tul t ^
friar to do wim iC ^ tet % qtftt ^ undoneilian ^ e ^^ l ^ ^ I think raiher be ^ t ^ r / ^ ai ? y ^ mah 8 b it , then it' bhbirtd Wtkfl xiridone .
All are equally bdtirid to dischitge their duty to GodV All hade equally a part in their prince ' s arfd country $ wellfkre . And if I hstue been stout and cburagious , when others hftiie becii Col d ant ! co \ V - ardly 5 I think their faintnesfc should rather comtoethcl thfeii cdtol
demri my forwardness ; Quod &u&i sifrt bonus esse in maiU ihmpdi * ribus . "'" *'' " ' ^^' " And thus , gbotf ^ ^ atifel told what I haiie dxife ^ atid wtiy . I would now teH ydirWlvatT rik ^ suffered in it , and likev ^ is ^ - Mir
something to the other pferftof fpixr letter ; but being 16 preach jat ^ t-Maryes shortly , artd latel y ^ hbs ^ n philosopher reader in bur &frh ledge , I am eveTi b p ^ i * essied with multitude of busih ^ ki ifctii th eVfe .
fore for this tittle'I leavfe y ^ u , atid rest your tfufy holiest friend , Sic ?' In this letter , Cl ^ iHingwbrtlr tlludes to his sufferings inthfe irb ^ il cause . What they were is tvbt
known . Wood mentibiis onTy his ic being forced to go frptti place to place for succour : "J Walker iftdeed says , that be 44 finely him sometime in durance in the Towi&r ,
for words against theparli ^ m ^ iit ^' but in this he was plainly wfeta . ken , confounding twb pVribWi of the same name . 6 ..
i TJ b 3 $ up- c-sa / . V v § « Attempt toward * Rjc ^ overin ^ an JU ^ oCiht , 8 ± . of bufferings of Gkrgy , Sue '* Fo . 1714 . Ft . II . p . 63 . c « l . ii-The ChillingwDrtliL . whavwsis sent to the
^ l 6 tirief Memoir of for . Ch iltihgto dtf iB
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), April 2, 1814, page 210, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2439/page/10/