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< 60 ) -H 26 ,-- [ Ma T . j Were any event unorddtied &y Providence * the prelate ^ attetnpted sarcasm might be excusable . Providence is here used , though not with strict correctness , for an aoi ff Providence ,
( 61 ) 144 . [ 133 . T . ] The note of Dr . Touhnin is so conclusive , that I shall place it before my readers . Bishop Warburton having * charged Neal with calumny in the statement that Charles I ., when Prince , formed a resolution of attempting a coalition of the two churches [ of Rome and England ] , the Editor says ,
" It is strange how his Lordship could give his pen a licence to pass this unjust censure on Mr . Neal : when the conduct of Charles I . furnished so many proofs of his wishes and endeavours to coalesce with the Church of
Rome- His letter to the Pope from Madrid ; the articles of the marriage treaty , to which he solemnly signed and swore , and the private articles , to which he also swore , are witnesses to the truth of Mr . NeaPs assertion . If
he had not aimed at this , why did he disown the foreign Protestants ? Why did he restrain the press with respect to books written against Popery , and license publications in favour of it ? Why was Popery not only tolerated , but countenanced and favoured ? See
the facts to this purpose fully stated in Towgood ' s * Essay towards a true idea of the Character of Charles I . * Chap . ix . &c . &c . " (< 52 ) 147 . [ 137 . T . ] Whatever Harsnet ' s €€ learning and parts" were ,
other qualifications for the episcopal office might be wanting in him . Not that I pronounce any thing on his actual character , which at present I have no means of ascertaining . The notices of him indeed seem to be
extremely imperfect . ( 63 ) 148 . [ 138 . T . ] Neal cannot be fairly accused here of perversion , though he laboured , I think , under a misapprehension of the import of Gdndomar ' s unguarded and ridiculous language : Dr . Toulniin ' s pertinent annotation demands our notice .
( 64 ) Ib . [ Ib . T . J The historian and the prelate differ from each other , as might be supposed , in respect of the soundness of Laud ' s principles of reasoning against Fisher , ( 65 ) 149 . [ 139 . T . ] Toulmin proves most clearly that if Neal mis-
represented SeMen , so did HeylLu , who , it is evident , considers that teamed roan as taxing the Episcopal clergy with ignorance and lazinesa . ¦ ( 66 ) 156 . [ 15 & . TVJ Let the reader mark what Grander * says of Noy : " He was equal at least to any of the
lawyers of his time , but had no amiable qualities . He was , in a word , a man of an enlarged head , and a contracted heart . " To be merely a great lawyer , is to have very slender claims on our admiration and esteem . *
( 67 ) 178 . £ 1 / 2 . T . j Warburton affects to despise the historian's conjectures as to the real motives of the war with France . Let the reader jadge for himself . For * ny own part , I deem NeaPs reasoning upon the case good and sensible .
( 68 ) 181 . [ 179 , TYJ The stricture concerns solely the character of Archbishop Usher in a particular instance : NeaFs faithfulness in transcribing the document , merits praise . ( 69 ) 209 . [ 202 . T . ] It is really against Fuller , and not against Neal , that the prelate's childish banter has been , once more , directed .
( 70 ) 232 . [ 222 . T . ] Laud ' s public character was so faulty and pernicious , that there can be no occasion to insist on any doubtful parts of his conduct . In truth , Neal does but state the circumstance of the lay impropriations .
a I ) 257 . [ 246 . T . ] Neal does not represent the controversy about innovations as " trifling : " all which he intimates , and this very truly , is , that it did not affect 4 < the life of religion . "
( 72 ) 2 / 2 . [ 260 . T . ] Toulmin shews that the historian does not refer this charge to the queen ' s personal vices ( 73 ) 289 . [ 276 . T . ] Bishop
Warburton ' s general estimate of Laud ' s character , is unquestionably correct , ( 74 ) 290 . [ 277 . T . ] By " awakening preachers , " our prelate understands " mad fanatics / ' See his note
on Pope ' s line , " Let modest Foster , " &c , and Lowth ' s Letter , ut supra , p . 45 . ( 75 ) 295 . [ 282 . T . ] Here we meet
* Biog , Hist . &c , Vol . IL ( 3 rd ed . ) , p . 226 . f Swift ' s Letter to Pope , No . vii ., ami Lowth's to Warburton , pi > , 63 , 64 .
Examination of Warburton , &c . 597
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1825, page 597, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2541/page/21/