The venal indulgenees and pardons of the Church of Rome exemplified in a summary of an indulgence of Sixtus iv., with observations. [With] Remarks on ... T.L. Green's iid. letter to ... archdeacon Hodson

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Page 95 - But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage ? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Page 10 - Who once ensconced in apostolic chair Is deified, and sits omniscient there ; The lie that knows no kindred, owns no friend But him that makes its progress his chief end, That having spilt much blood, makes that a boast, And canonizes him that sheds the most ? Away with charity that soothes a lie, And thrusts the truth with scorn and anger by ! Shame on the candour and the gracious smile...
Page xxvi - Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
Page xli - DIALOGUES BETWEEN A POPISH PRIEST AND AN ENGLISH PROTESTANT, wherein the Principal Points and Arguments of both Religions are truly Proposed, and fully Examined.
Page 142 - At Tivoli, a man was pointed out to us who had stabbed his brother, who died in agonies within an hour. The murderer went to Rome, purchased his pardon from the church, and received a written protection from a cardinal, in consequence of which he was walking about unconcernedly, a second Cain, whose life was sacred.
Page 52 - And whereas it may be objected' that then poor men's souls are in a worse condition than the rich; he answers* that "as to the remission of the punishment acquired by the indulgence, in such a case it is not inconvenient that the rich should be in a better condition than the poor :" for in that manner do they imitate God, who is
Page 129 - Search then the ruling passion: there, alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.
Page 132 - Manchester, was president, that gentleman in his opening address stated, " I happen to hold in my hands two Indulgences of two popes, authentic documents delivered to one of my ancestors, for the salvation of his soul and mine, if I should not become a heretic. One was given by pope Eugenius IV., and the other by pope Boniface IX., granting an indulgence to my ancestors, and extending it to me and my successors, if they remained catholics.
Page 122 - He that hath made a vow not to eat any thing, woe to him if he cat, and woe to him if he do not eat. If he eat, he sinneth against his vow, and if he do not eat, he sinneth against his life. What must such a man do in this sense? Let him go to the wise men, and they will loose his vow, according as it is written, ' the tongue of the wise is health '
Page 94 - Doctor Heylin said concerning King Edward the Sixth. ' It shall be left to the reader's judgment whether the king was either better studyed in his own concernments, or seem'd to be worse principled in matters which concern'd the church.

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