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And ride us with a classick hierarchy
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 Congregationalists now hold, *An Apologeticall Narration of some that every boily of believers that meet Ministers formerly exiles in the Nether. together for mutual improvement, inlands, now members of the Assembly struction, and worship. is a complete of Divines. Humbly submitted to the church in itself, independent, capable of honourable Ilouses of Parliament.” This transacting its own business, electing its piere was answered by one A. S., the per- own pastor, bishop, or ruling eller, admin. son intended by Milton.-T. WARTON. isteringitsown discipline and determining
Rother ford. 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 stor, and who concurred in settling the perfect church, so far as it regards its regiand points of presliyterian 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
pretended Liberty of Conscience, and sincere believers not only have an 1619." It is 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 ordi13. And Scotch what d'ye call. Perhaps nary minister, according as convenirince 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. Wartox. fore, it be competent to any believer what
14. Tren!, the famous Council of Trent. ever to preach the gospel, provided he be
17. Chip, dll. That is, although your furnished with the requisite gifts, it is cars cry out that they need clipping yet also competent to him to administer the the mild and gentle parliament will con- rite of bapti-m; inasın uch as the latter tent itself with only clipping away your office 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 infolence, without proceed. ters of the gospel were by nothing else ing to cruel puni-liments.” To -- bulk," distinguished from other Christians but is to spare.-T. Wakion,
by their spiritual knowledge and sanctity 20. Irit lary', that is, more domineer of life.” Considerations, &c. In his Reasons ing and tyrannial, Milton, in his early of Church Government, he also shows that life, was à Presbyterian; but seeing that the distinction of clergy and laity is a this sect, when in power, was quite as t!- mere arrogating, papal figment, having runnical in enforcing conformity to their no authority in the New Testament,
TAE FIFTH ODE OF HORACE, LIB. I.
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.
Goddess of shades, and huntress, who at will
For aye, with temples vow'd and virgin quires.
5. Plain in thy neatness. This is the phrase, simplex mundilis, which is er best attempted translation of Horace's | tirely untranslatable.
FROM DANTE. -I
FROM HORACE. - I.
FROM HORACE. —II.
Laughing, to teach the truth,
Joking decides great things, Stronger and better oft than earnest can.
FROM EURIPIDES. This is true liberty, when freeborn men, Ilaving 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. Å firm decree
I will declare: the Lord to me hath said, Thou art my Son, I have begotten thee This day: ask of me, and the grant is made;
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
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 Ferb used as a noun.