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BATTLE OF EDGE-HILL,
CONTA in ING AN acco UNT OF
THEIR PRINCIPLEs : THEIR ATTEMPTs for A FURTHER REForMATION
To which ARE PREFIXED,
WITH A SUPPLEMENT.
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not con-
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^ 2322 , AZ A -/ & / & v. 3, Cr13, 2– CONTENTS OF THE THIRD WOLUME.
From the Battle of Edge Hill to the calling of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster.
THE king pursues his march to London. Motives of it. Remarks. Encouraging prospect of the king's affairs. Ordinance of the parliament exhorting to repentance. Treaty of Oxford. The parliament’s propositions. Bill against innovations: for punishing scandalous clergy: against pluralities and non-residence. The king's proposals.— Death and character of Dr. Crisp. Lord Brooke's death. Tomkins's plot. A new oath or covenant. Proclamation against the city of London. The people reduced to great hardships. Success of the king's af. fairs—Sufferings of the puritan clergy, and of the episcopal. Committees for religion; for seandalous ministers. Cases of the Rev. Mr. Symonds, Rev. Mr. Squire, and Rev. Mr. Finch. Committee for plundered ministers: their proceedings censured. Country committees: their instructions Quality of the persons ejected: sequestration of their estates: a further explanation of it. Abjuration oath. The effects of this ordinance The king makes reprisals. Vacant benefices filled up. Strict observation of the sabbath. Manner of keeping the monthly fast. Occasional fasts. The king dissolves the parliament fast, and appoints another. Removal of monuments of superstition : ordinance for that purpose: manner of the execution of it. Orders for restraining the press.
From the calling the Assembly of Divines at Westminster to the Oxford Parliament.
Ordinance for calling an assembly of divines. Names of the layassessors; of the divines. Reasons of the episcopaldivines against the assembly; eharacter of it : it opens: rules agreed to by it. Regulations sent them by the parliament. Assembly’s petition for a fast.— Alterations in the thirty-nine articles. Censures of antinomianism.— Parliament and assembly apply to the Scots. Reasons of the general assembly of Scotland for assisting the English parliament. Committee appointed to frame a solemn league and covenant. , Mr. JMarshall's and .Nye’s letter to the assembly at Westminster. Debates upon it. The solemn league and covenant. Manner of taking it. . An exhortation to taking the solemn league and covenant: answered. . Instructions for taking the covenant in the country. The influence it had on the clergy. The king brings over forces from Ireland. Ill consequences of it. The king's protestation. Assembly's letter to the foreign churches. The king's reply. Remarks. Discipline of the church dis