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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - December 10, 1734, London, Middlesex The Co fce continues efcer December quAttntafuit tibi caufa UR Brittfh Macciavel and the reft of trie AntiHanove rian have often times hinted jp that the Religion of our Prince and confeqaently the one of our Country is no great Importance to the Welfare of our England may be ana Englishmen whether we have a Pdpift or a Mahometan Or to be our perhaps may be fo abfurd Tenet and difficult a it appears a firft if we do but look back into or furvey the prefent State of Affairs in It will I be neceflary to fcarch farther back than a hundred and fourfcore Years us there fore examine the ever memorable of Queen did our Religion then flourifli under the glorious Aufpices of Papal Adminiftraiion How effectually were the Liberties and Properties of the happy People in thofe Days prefervd How did Chriftian Piety and Charity ftiine forth in this Nation How zea kus were the Ecclefaftical to forward good Men in their Way to HeavenAndean we then blame our modern Patriots for their generous Endcavous to conduft us to fuch a State of Happinefs What a joy ful Sight would it be to fee a HeretickBilhop well roafted or a Dozen or two of Chiiftians in a ftrong Prifon tof warm regaling them elves with the temperate Diet of and with he charitable Indulgence of bare Boards for their Repofe There is another well at iefted by authentick of Ca tolick Zeal and Charity praclifed in e Capital of a neighbouring King lorn which WhigHeredcks have randed with the odious Name of a aflacrcj as they alfo did which Majfaerg of in Reign of paries whea upwards ef Perfons murdered in one was exercifed in a powerful in an Ifland under the Englijh Domi not above ninety Years ago where many Thoufand Souls were freed from the Troubles of this Mortal with the fanftified Intention of pro moting the Orthodox as amend ed and altered the Council of Hiftory alfo furnishes with in the Reign of King James of which the Craftfmen of thofe ifter hard to the great Damage of our publick Liber when they had concerted pious Meafures to tranfport the collected Body of our Legjilature from this groveling to the fublimer and purer Regions of the Air to leave antiquated and defcend to thofe of a more mo dern let us contemplate little upon the laft Catholick undei which England had a lucky Opportu nity of exercifmg her Chriftian Pa tience Who would not wifti to have livd in thofe when Parliaments were not nor fummoned to in order to barrafs and addle the People with and which were then and moft gracioufly raifed by the fofter and more expe ditious Method of a Royal Proclama tion How did Juftice and Equity fhine foith under the Influence of the hu mane and the tenderhearted Kirk Sentence was then given in a fhort and fummary without having Recourfe to tedious Tryalst and the endlefs of Nor did Religion ftand upon a worfe Divifions or Contentions of different Seels difturbd thePeace of the Chriftian Thejefuit and like the Lion and the laid their and took fweet Counfel to Commiffions were eredled to and re drefs whatever in their fhould think of the Infallible Church were ordaind to cor reft the Erroneous Faith of a Reform ed Clergy and Proteftam Irifli f The James did on his coming to the if as putting out a Proclama tion continue the Infpsfis granted by to Charles Price Two according to ApoHolical and Example fem td Trench and Tray in WTith what pious Care and zealous Ardour were our Univerfuies thofe Seats of Learning encouraged and fupported a were the many and unparal leld Inftances of the Felicities of that glorious Reign to be they would foon exceed the narrow Limits of a Weekly to defcend to our prefent Times How like a good and a true Soa of the has the Holy Arch bifhop of in thefe our conferd the Favour of Expulfion upon a great Number of his good Subjects and mpdeftly contented himfclf their kindly indulging their Perfons FREb LIBERTY to travel whereever they without the Hazard of being robbed on the or the troublefome Incumbrance of whereby they might wirh more EaTeretire to a better Air atfci warmer to live in the un interrupted Enjoyment of their civil and the free Excrcife their Religious and many more Bleifings of rhe like my dear do our npbte at this ftickle hard to procure for you will rnpft certainly bring to if you will be fo kind as to lend them yourAfliftanceto place theirCatholick Sovereign on the Then will you have a Prime Mtnifter to your Mind j either a or a learnd in all the fubtile Arts of Policy j no but a Perfon properly qualified to fill that eminent and merit your Then will that meek and charitable un der the Protection of the Blefled Saint Ignatius convert Nolentesy to their infallible and admit you within rhe Pale of their unerring Church and if you happen to as you certainly you for aoout the Value of Half a purchafe a never fail ing Indulgences Then you rrtaf hear cryd about the Streets as common as Turnips and if you are afraid of you may be furniJhd with HolyWater to drive them If you love Wooden you wil have
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