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Archbishop Whitgift presses subscription to the three articles. 1.-Brown deserts the

Church of England and begins a sect, 1.—He forms separate congregations, 2.-He is

brought off his error, relapses, and recovers, 3.—A book of discipline drawn together,

with the resolution of the assemblies putting it in practice, 4.-Whitgift presses con-

formity, 6.--Petitions to the council against him, 7.-His letter to the council with

reference to the Kentish petition, 7.-His answer to the remonstrance of the Suffolk

ministers, 8.—Beale undertakes the Dissen ters' cause; his misbehaviour towards the

archbishop, 9.-The lords of the council'să letter to the archbishop in favour of the

Dissenters, 11.-His answer, 12.-Secretary Walsingham moves for indulgence to

subscription, 15.—The archbishop keeps close to the constitution, 15.- The lord Bur-

leigh’s motion to the Dissenters, 15.—Sir Francis Walsingham's offer from the queen,

16.—Harpsfield's death and writings, 17.-Sanders dies this year ; his character, 19.-

His treasonable letter to the Irish nobility, &c., 20.—The assembly's remonstrance,

22.—Melvil declines the jurisdiction of the council-board, 23.—Several acts of parlia-

ment m against the seditious preachers, 24.—Ministers to be deprived, for what

crimes, 25.—Buchanan's books censured in parliament, 25.—The Church endeavours

to hinder the passing these bills, but to no purpose, 26.-Pont, a minister, declares

publicly against the legality of these acts of parliament, 26.—The king's declaration,

26.—The court libelled, 26.— The refugee-ministers' remonstrance against the govern-

ment, 27.—They receive an unacceptable answer, 27.- A elash between lord Hunsdon

and Walsingham, 28.- The Papists complain of hard usage, 29.—The queen displeased

with the rigours of the magistracy, 30.—The queen of Scots' overture to queen Eliza-

beth, 31.—The accommodation dashed by the clamour of the Scotch ministers, &c.,

32.-A combination practised amongst the Dissenters, 33.—Their national synod at

London, 33.—The Book of Discipline moved to be read in the house of Commons,

but rejected, 33.—A conference at Lambeth between some of the bishops and the

Dissenters, 34.–The commons petition the lords in favour of the Dissenters, 35.-

The association enacted, 39.-An act enjoining Jesuits and popish priests to depart the

realm, 39.--Archbishop Whitgift's letter to the queen, 40.—The queen refuses to

suffer any alteration in the discipline of the Church, 41.-Hilton's recantation, 41.-

The convocation sits several weeks after the prorogation of the parliament, 41.- The

earl of Leicester's letter to archbishop Whitgift in behalf of Cartwright, 42.—The

archbishop's answer, 42.-Carew, the Pantheist, 43.–Fecknam's death : somewhat of

his character, 43.–The malcontent Scotch lords return home, take arms, and are par-

doned, 44.—Some of the ministers misbehave themselves in the pulpit, 44.—The

archbishop's expostulatory letter to the lord-treasurer, 45.—Divinity-lecture set up at

Oxford, 47.- Adamson, archbishop of St. Andrew's, cited before a kirk-synod, 48.-

He protests against their authority, and appeals, 48.—He is excommunicated by the

synod, 49.--Some of his exceptions to the synod, 49.—He submits to terms of disad-

vantage, 49.—The laity not to vote in the general assemblies, 50.— The bishops to

preside in the synods, 51.—The ministers refuse to pray for the queen of Scots, 51.-

Cowper's misbehaviour, 52.-A conspiracy against queen Elizabeth, 52.-A commis-

sion for trying the queen of Scots, 53.—The queen of Scots tried upon 27 Elizabeth,

cap. 1, 53.— The archbishop of Canterbury at the head of the commission, 54.—Some

of sergeant Puckering's reasons for executing the queen of Scots, 54.—A convocation,

55.—The queen of Scots' death, and part of her character, 56.—The proceedings

against her censured by Cambden, 58.–Objections against the oath ex officio, with the

answers in defence of it, 60.-The method of the classes, and the business done there,

63.-The country classes under the direction of the assembly at London, 65.— The

assembly at Edinburgh refuse to give the king satisfaction, 66.— The assembly petition

the parliament against the prelates, 66.—The Scotch annexation act for conveying the

Church-lands to the crown, 67.—The king repents passing the act of annexation, and

why, 69.-Several acts made in favour of the ministers, 69.—The penalty for an

excommunicated person who intrudes into the Church and refuses to go out upon

admonition, 70.—The reasons suggested to the king of Spain for an expedition against

England, 71.—The resolutions of the Warwickshire classis, 71.—Scandalous pam-

phlets published by some of the Puritans against the bishops and Church of England,

73.–Archbishop Whitgift solicits for the discharge of some Puritans, and procures it,

74.—Secretary Walsingham's letter to Monsieur Critoy, secretary of France, in defence

of the queen’s proceedings against recusants of both kinds, 75.-An act against simo-

niacal presentations, ordinations, &c., 79.--Covetousness one motive to false do ne,

80.-The lay-Puritans' argument against the clergy turned upon them, 81–The Dis-

senters' principles with respect to the civil supremacy, 83.—The sense of the ancients

upon this question, 84.–The emperjr.Conscantine's opinion in the coutest with the

Donatists, 86.— The discourse between Conšfantius and Liberius, 87.—Paulinus, Dio-

nysius, &c., answer to the emperor Constantius, 89.-—Part of Hosius's letter to Con-

stantius, 90.—Hosius's character, 91.-Athanasius's remonstrance against the pro-

ceedings of Constantius, 91.-Several emperors' declarations against interposing in the

discipline of the Church, 93.—The decrees of the council of Arles and Antioch to this

purpose, 95.—The ancients supposed preferable to the modern, 96.--An absolute sub-

mission not due from the Church to the regale, 97.—The doctrine of some learned

Papists touching the regale, 99.-Fecknam to bishop Horne, 99.—The Dissenters'

sentiments upon this question, 101.- The Puritans' plea for Church power insufficient,

102.— Three orders, with different degrees of power, settled in the Church by our

Saviour and his apostles, 103.—The Presbyterians' argument, from Philippians i. 1,

considered, 105.— The Christian hierarchy founded upon the model of the Jewish, 107.

- Ignatius full for three distinct orders, 108.-Farther proof for this point, 108.

Orders given by none but presbyters always accounted null for the first 1500 years,

110.-Regulations for the clergy made in convocation, 112.-Seditious pamphlets pub-

lished by the Puritans, 112.—Assembly of Dissenters at Cambridge, 113.—Earl

Bothwell does public penance, 114.—Some of the Scotch ministers object against the

ceremony of anointing princes, 114.—The assembly petition the king for three things,

115.—The feuds suppressed by the king, 116.-An order of the assembly for subscrib-

ing the Book of Discipline, 116.-Snape summoned before the ecclesiastical commis-

sioners, and required to answer certain interrogatories, 117.–Udall, a dissenting

minister, indicted upon 23 Elizabeth, cap. 3, 117.-He is brought in guilty, 118.

-Archbishop Whitgift procures him a reprieve, 118.—He dies of melancholy,

119.---Saravia writes in defence of episcopacy, 119.--Dr. Sutliff, dean of Exeter,

writes against the Genevian model, 120.-Beza's concessions to arch bishop Whitgift,
120.— Thomas Cartwright brought before the High Commission, and charged upon

several articles, 121. — Cartwright refuses to answer the interrogatories, and is

committed, 129.--A farther account of the Book of Discipline, 129.–The Puritans'

singularity in giving names at baptism, 130.-Their opinion of the bishop's antho-

rity in giving orders, &c., 130.—The enthusiasm and conspiracy of Coppingher,

Arthington, and Hacket, 131.--Hacket pretends to the commission of a prophet, 132.

-Coppingher believes himself under the privilege of an extraordinary mission, 132. —

His letter to Cartwright for the resolution of six questions, 132.—Cartwright and some

others disengage from Coppingher, 134.—He is encouraged by Wiggington, 134.—A

contest between the assembly at Edinburgh and the lords of the session, 135.–The

assembly passes a revocation of all alienations of Church-revenues, 136.-Wiggington's

odd letter to Porter, 137.-Another from Scotland upon the same subject, 137.— The

king of Scots' letter to queen Elizabeth in behalf of the English Nonconformists, 137.

-Cartwright brought a second time before the High Commission, 138.—The lawful-

ness of the oath for answering to interrogatories maintained by attorney-general

Popham, 138.- Bancroft objects the danger to the government by setting up the

discipline, 140.—A bill preferred in the Star-chamber against several nonconforming

ministers, 140.—The defendants refuse to answer several questions, 141.—The sub-

stance of what they delivered, 142.—Coppingher and Arthington proclaim Hacket

king of Europe in Cheapside, 142.—Their design against the queen, privy council,

&c., 143.—They are examined and imprisoned, 144.—Hacket brought to his trial, 144.

-He blasphemes at his death, 145.—These enthusiasts not under distraction, 145.-

Whether the nonconformist ministers behaved themselves unexceptionably in this

juncture, 145.–Stone's confession with reference to the Dissenters, 148.— The contest

between Hooker and Travers, 149.—Travers silenced by the High Commission, 150.

-He petitions the council, but without success, 151.-A resolution of the judges

concerning the king's ecclesiastical supremacy, 152.—Remarks upon the resolution,

153. -A complaint against the High Commission and other spiritual courts, 154.-

Petitions presented by the Kirk to parliament, 159.—The Presbyterian government

and discipline settled by act of parliament, 160.—The queen's progress to Oxford, 162.

What the queen meant by granting liberty of speech to the commons, 162.—She

commands the speaker not to read any bill relating to ecclesiastical causes, 163.-An

act against Dissenters, 163.—The form of submission, 164.—This act was continued

by 3 Car. 1, cap 4, 165.--An act against popish recusants, 165.-An act to confirm

the grants of abbey-lands, 165.—Several members of the house of Commons committed

by the privy council, 166.- The bishop of St. David's suspended by the High Com-

mission, 166.-Barrow and Greenwood's tenets, 166.—They are executed, 168.-

Penry, a nonconformist minister, indicted for seditious writings, 168.—The matter

charged against him in the first indictment, 168.—Penry's character and management,

172.-A posthumous pamphlet of Penry's published, 172.–Cartwright relents, and is

enlarged by the archbishop's interest, 173.—A general assembly at Dundee, 174.-

Several things required of the Kirk by the king, 174.—The assembly prohibits com-

merce with Spain, 175.—They endeavour to alter the market-day of Edinburgh, but

without success, 175.—The Kirk excommunicates the Roman Catholic lords, 175.-

They refuse to stop the censure at the king's instance, 176.—The Kirk petitions the

king touching this matter, 176.—They order the subjects to meet and appear in

177.–And refuse to obey the king's proclamation, 178.- Articles agreed on by the

committee of the estates at Edinburgh, with respect to the Roman Catholics, 178.-

Bishop Ailmer's death, 179.–William Reynolds, his death and character, 179.-Car-

dinal Allen, bis death, &c., 180.-A misunderstanding between the seculars and Jesuits

in Wisbeach-castle, 180.-Weston obliged by his provincial to lay down his claim, 181.

--Bound's doctrine concerning the observation of the Sabbath, 182.–Several extra-

vagant assertions of the Sabbatarians, 183.-A contest at Cambridge concerning the

five points, 184.- The Lambeth articles settled the Calvinian way, 185.- Archbishop

Hutton's letter to Whitgift, 187.—The Lambeth articles suppressed by the archibishop

at the queen's order, 187.—The homilies declare against some of them, 188.- Bishop

Jewel, and Noel, dean of St. Paul's, write to the same purpose, 188.--Dr. Baroe,

Margaret-professor, determines against absolute reprobation, 189.-A remarkable

sermon against the Predestinarians preached at St. Paul's-cross by Mr. Harsnet, 190.

-A letter to the lord Burleigh, chancellor of Cambridge, touching the predestinarian

controversy, 193. – The Church of England not reformed upon the Calvinian scheme,

either in discipline or doctrine, 195.—A general assembly at Montrose, in Scotland,

196.-An assembly at Edinburgh, 197.—They appoint a public fast, 197.—Bruce's

answer to the king, 198.— The commissioners of the Kirk take check at wbat was

agreed by the convention of the estates, 198.-A conference between some of the

privy council and the ministers, but without effect, 199. The king expostulates with

the Church-commissioners, 200.-Blake rails in the pulpit against the king, the

council, and queen Elizabeth, 200.—He is summoned to appear before the council,

200.—His declinator or plea against the jurisdiction of the temporal courts, 202.-

Blake's plea to the information, 202.-A copy of the declinator sent to the presby-

teries, 203.— The Church-commissioners ordered to quit Edinburgh, 203.—The mi-

nisters refuse to come to a settlement with the court, 204.—The Church-commission-

ers' petition rejected, 205.— The charge against Blake, 205.Protestation against the

proceedings of the king and council, 205.— The king offers an accommodation, 206.-

Expostulates with the ministers, 206.—And condescends to publish a declaration in

favour of the Church, 208.—Blake refuses to ask the queen's pardon, 208.—The

king offers further terms of accommodation, 209.— The overture refused by the com-

missioners, 209.—The king publishes a declaration against the ministers, 210.- The

breach made wider by some courtiers, 210.–Balcanquel's scandalous sermon, 210,-

The king insulted, 211.-Mutiny in Edinburgh, 211.–The king quits the town, and

carries off the courts of justice, 212.—The ministers endeavour to re-assure the faction,

212.—Welsh's treasonable sermon, 213.—A treasonable letter sent to lord Hamilton

213.—The burghers of Edinburgh make their submission to the king, and are refused,

214.—Questions relating to the government and discipline of the Church published by

the king, 215.—The king's message to the ministers in the North, 219.-A general

assembly at Perth, 219.—The articles insisted on by the king, 220.—The Church's

protestation, 221.-Several articles agreed, 221.-Coldwell, bishop of Salisbury, his

death and mismanagement, 222.—The town of Edinburgh proclaimed rebels for

abetting the ministers, and pardoned, 223.—An assembly at Dundee, 223.—The

principal remaining questions settled between the king and the assembly, 223.-Com-

missioners appointed by the assembly to transact for the Church, 225.-A reformation

in the university of St. Andrew's, 225.–Statute for restoring bishops to their right of

voting in parliament, 226.-A parliament at Westminster, 226.—An act for the esta-

blishing the bishop of Norwich, &c., 227.—The concealers endeavour to seize the

estate of the deanery and chapter of Norwich, 228.—This case argued by attorney-

general Coke, with the resolution of the lord-keeper and judges, 229.-An assembly

at Dundee, 223.—The right, &c., of ministers voting in parliament settled, 233.— The

conditions the ministers who sat in parliament were obliged to sign, 234.—Attorney-

general Coke prosecuted in the archbishop's court for marrying without banns or

licence, 235.-Squire tried for high treason, 236.—Dr. Stapleton's death and character,

236.-Dr. Cosins's death, &c., 237.– King James publishes his “ Doron Basilicon,"

and upon what occasion, 237.-Hooker's death, &c., 238.—The general assembly at

Montrose confirms the agreement at Falkland, 238.—The ill condition of the sees in

Scotland, 239.—The Gowry conspiracy, 239.—The Edinburgh ministers refuse to give

thanks for the king's deliverance, 241.-Some of them recollect themselves, and give

satisfaction, 242.–Clement VIII.'s briefs, 242.—The Irish encouraged to an insurrec-

tion by the pope's bull, 242.–Bishop Bancroft entertains some of the secular priests,

and why, 243.—The secular priests' loyal protestation, 243. -A parliament at West-

minster, 245.—A bill against plurality of benefices, 245.-A defence of pluralities,

246.- A bill for punishing absentees from Church, 250. It is opposed, and miscar-

ries, 250.--The speaker of the house of Commons has no vote, 251.-The convocation,

251.–The secular priests write against the Jesuits, and charge them with disloyalty,

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