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And ride us with a classick hierarchy
Taught ye by mere A. S. and Rotherford?
Must now be named and printed Ilereticks
But we do hope to find out all your tricks,
That so the Parliament
And succour our just fears,
8. Taught ye by mere A.S. The inde views as the prelates before them were to pendents were now contending for tole their own, he left them, and joined the ration. In 1613 their principal leaders Independents or Congregationalists. He published a pamphlet with this title, held, as all Congregationalisis now hold, * An Apologeticall Narration of some that every body of believers that meet Ministers formerly exiles in the Nether together for mutual improvement, inlands, now members of the Assembly struction, and worship is & complete of Divines. Humbly submitted to the church in itself, independent, capable of honourable Houses of Parliament.” This transacting its own business, electing its piece was answered by one A. S., the per- own pastor, bishop, or ruling eliter, adminson intended by Milton.--T. WARTON. isteringits own discipline. and determining
Rotherford. Samuel Rutherford, or finally all ecclesiastical matters that may Rotherfoord, was one of the chief com- properly come before it. He says" Every missioners of the Church of Scotland, church, however small its numbers, is to who sat with the Assembly at Westmin. be considered as in itself an integral and ster, and who concurred in settling the perfect church, 80 far as it regards its regrand points of preal yterian discipline. ligious rites; nor has it any superior on lle was professor of divinity in the uni- earth, whether individual, or assembly, versity of St. Andrew's, and has left a or convention, to whom it can be lawfully great variety of Calvinistic tracts. He required to renuer submission." Matt. was an arowed enemy to the independ. xviii. 17-20, especially ver. 17; Acts xiv. 23, ents, as appears from his “ Disputation Milton also maintained that all true on pretended Liberty of Conscience, and sincere believers not only have an 1619." Iti hence easy to see, why Roth- equal right to preach the gospel, but that erford was an obnoxious character to Mil- it is their duty so to do. He says-" Any ton.-T. WARTON.
believer is competent to act as an ordi12. And Scotch what d'ye call. Perhaps nary minister, according as convenience Henderson, or George Galaspie, another may require, provided only he be endowed Scotch minister with a barter name, and with the necessary gifts; these gifts conone of the ecclesiastical commissioners at stituting his mission." * * "If. thereWestminster, is here meani.--T. WARTON. fore, it be competent to any believer wbat
14. Trent, the famous ('ouncil of Trent. ever to preach the gospel, provided he be
17. Clip, &c. That is, although your furnished with the requisite gifts, it is cary cry out that they need clipping, yet also competent to him to administer the the mild and gentle parliament will con- rite of baptism; inasın uch as the latter tent itself with only clipping away your ohce is inferior to the former."-Christ. Jewish and persecuting principles.- Doc. c. xxix. Again: lleretofore, in the WARBURTON,
first evangelic times, and it were happy The meaning of the present context is, for Christendom if it were so again.) minis“Check your insolence, without proceeters of the gospel were by nothing else ing to cruel punishments." To - balk,"|distinguished from other Christians but is to spare.-T. WARTON,
by their spiritual knowledge and sanctity 20. Irit larg, that is, more domineer of life." Considerations, &c. Iu his Reasons ing and tyrannial, Milton, in his early of Church Gorernment, he also shows that life, was a Presbyterian; but seeing that the distinction of clergs und laity is a this sect, when in power, was quite as ty mere arrogating, papal figment, having runnical in enforcing conformity to their no authority in the New Testament,
THE FIFTH ODE OF HORACE, LIB. I. What slender youth, bedew'd with liquid odours, Courts thee on roses in some pleasant cave
Pyrrha ? For whom bind'st thou
In wreaths thy golden hair,
Rough with black winds, and storms
Unwonted shall admire!
Hopes thee, of flattering gales
Unmindful. Hapless they,
My dank and dropping weeds
FROM GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH. Brutus thus addresses Diana in the country of Leogecia :
Goddess of shades, and huntress, who at will Walk'st on the rowling spheres, and through the deep; On thy third reign, the earth, look now, and tell What land, what seat of rest, thou bidd'st me seek, What certain seat, where I may worship thee
For aye, with temples vow'd and virgin quires.
5. Plain in thy neatness. This is the phrase, simplmundiliis, which is er best attempted translation of Horace's tirely untranslatable.
FROM DANTE. -I
FROM EURIPIDES. This is true liberty, when freeborn men, Having to advise the publick, may speak free ; Which he who can, and will, deserves high praise: Who neither can, nor will, may hold his peace: What can be juster in a state than this?
Done into verse, 1653.
Done August 8, 1653.
Muse a vain thing, the kings of the earth upstand
With power, and princes in their congregations Lay deep their plots together through each land
Against the Lord and his Messiah dear?
Let us break off, say they, by strength of hand Their bonds, and cast from us, no more to wear,
Their twisted cords: He, who in heaven doth dwell,
Shall laugh; the Lord shall scoff them; then, severe, Speak to them in his wrath, and in his fell And fierce ire trouble them; but I, saith he,
Anointed have my King (though ye rebel) On Sion, my holy hill. A firm decree
I will declare: the Lord to me hath said,
Thou art my Son, I have begotten thee
As thy possession I on thee bestow
The heathen; and, as thy conquest to be sway'd, Earth's utmost bounds: them shalt thou bring full low
With iron sceptre bruised, and them disperse
Like to a potter's vessel shiver'd so.
Be taught, ye judges of the earth; with fear
Jehovah serve, and let your joy converse With trembling: kiss the Son, lest he appear
In anger, and ye perish in the way,
If once his wrath take fire, like fuel sere. Happy all those who have in him their stay!
PSALM III. August 9, 1653.
When he fled from Absalom.
How many those,
Many are they,
Thee, through my story,
Aloud I cried
For my sustain
The populous rout
Hast smote ere now
Of men abhorr'd
PSALM IV. August 10, 1653.
Now pity me, and hear my earnest prayer.
14. My'sustain. The verb used as a noun.