The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political, Ecclesiastical and Literary, History of His Time (Classic Reprint)

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Parliament in payment of the main portion of the sums voted them for their first expenses. Or, if there was any other inconvenience, it arose from the necessity of grant ing interviews to Messrs. Reynolds, Calamy, Manton, Case, and the other eminent Presbyterian ministers who had come from London to bespeak the King's fidelity to Presbytery and the Solemn League and Covenant, or at least to obtain his assurance that he would not show sudden favour to Episcopacy by requiring the use of the Book of Common Prayer and the surplice by his own chaplains. In the particular of his own practice the King told the reverend gentlemen distinctly that he reserved the same liberty for himself that he meant to allow to others; but on the general question he was sufiiciently polite.

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