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Weekly Miscellany (Newspaper) - November 10, 1733, London, Middlesex By R ICHARD of the S a t u r D a Yj November io. To of the iT is a frequent with your Brother when they meet with any in an Author which is remarkably or particularly adapted to their to transcribe it for their own In the Year 1708 was by a very judicious and ingenious a Piece The Sentiments of a Church of England Man to Religion and As many of your Readers may not have or may have forgotten I defire you would give the following a Place in your The of the flatter contained in it will appear without any and therefore I have lent it without farther Ic runs as * To go on with the Sentiments of a. Church of Man He does not fee how that mighty ' * for the Church which Mea well with Indignities and that Contempt they on the of the 'Tis a Mark whereby to Aat they are fuch who imagine * the Clergy can never be too He thinks the arc fo fond that they are for an humble is a very good oue and fo is and for an humble Laity is a Virtue that perhaps equally benefits and adorns Station cf But then if the Scribblers on the other Side freely the Sentiments of their a Di- vine of the Church of England cannot look for from You ferve nothing more frequent in their Weekly than a Way of to confound the Terms and oi f both and then loading the latter with the Calumny they can They ' will telj you they Honour a Clergyman but talk at the fame time as if there were not three * the Kingdom who could fall in with their After the like Manner they the as and Now it clear to me that the might have procured and maintained a Majority among the and perhaps in the * if they had not too touch encouraged or con- * at this Intemperance of and lence of in the of their Party i been for Years fuch a perpetual Clamour the the and the * of the Such a Cant of * and and being * fo many Reproaches about * or Terms of Communion Then dalous on the far ing the Youth of the Nation with Arbitrary and that it was natural c who liad the Care of Religion and to apprehend fome general of altering the of And all this was the more ic could not be that whatever was made to the of King proceeded altogether from the Church of and from the and the two if it were of any ufe to recal Matters of is more notorious than the Prince's applying te the Church of and upon their to fall in with his making the like Advances to the of all who readily and complied with in their numerous and the Style of Our Brethren the Roman they put on the fame Foot with their own and fome of Officers took in the Army the Prince of Proceedings of theirs they can only extenuate by urging the Provocations they had met from the Church in King Charleys which tho' perhaps upon the Score of Human are not by any Means a Plea of Merit equal to the and Sufferings of the and or of the Head and Fellows of the Prince of Orange's Declaration with fuch powerful to and promote the ' a Church of England Man abhors the Humour of the Age in delighting to fling Scandals upon the Clergy in general j which the to the and to Religion cads an Ignominy upon the that ic doth not hAve no better Material CO compound tJie than the Mafs of corrupted as it who receive Orders muft have fome Vices to leave behind them when they enter into the and if a few do ic is no but a great one that they are no Therefore he cannot think Ambition or Love of more laid to their Charge than to other would be to make Religion or at leail the beft of Church for thd Errors and Depravity cf Human ' Within laft two Hundred Years all forts of Temporal Power hath been from the and much of their tlie or of which Proceeding I not examine that the Remedies were a little too violent With to their the hath lately by the of their Neither do the common Libellers who in only tax the Church an Defire of Power and Wealth common to all Bodies of Men as well as but thank that the Laws have deprived them of. iit is worth the Parties The Seds us ape to and think it hard be reproached now after Years for the for the Murder of a and the Indignity of a yet chefe very And their are continually reproaching the and laying to their Charge the the the the * and of Times for a ' Years ' He thinks it a Scandal to Government that ' an unlimited Liberty be allowed of ino Books in ' wherein all have agreed much more ' to connive at fuch as all ' and by their often deny the ' Being of a Surely 'tis not a ment for the that they much ' Loyalty to the Government and ' up and down fome Arguments in favour of the chat they as as they ' can for Liberty of and inveigh largely ' all under the Name of ' Church in under the Shelter of ' Principles in Politicks and dermine the Foundations of all Piety and This is the Author's was well acquainted with the World j of the of the Nation at chat towards iht Clergy aad t am the Minds of the People are better towards Their Principles do noc feem to be much and the df many are much We are unhappily into ading in dired to one with the Zeal and An ill Opinion of each other is the natural of fol hot a t not take upon to or tlie of the Clergy whd have adhered to the of either This is beyond the of your which has a Neutrality between is more pertinent to your to take Notice of the and in any to carry their to the Sady of Clergy out Of at the of a of and of the great as well as of to afled their what has Religion to do in the Quarrel Does the Truth of depend on the of tha Clergy Were the Clergy more blameable than Malice and Anger cm every in Proof of our Religion will in its full Oris Religion the lefs excellent and for the Misbehaviour of any of its Where is tlic Sence of intd only Men in one may Clergy who are in another do not ad upon but upon worldly What in is there between Was the Religion the lefs true when their were in a Scace of the if angry have any real for the of and publick where is the the of blackening the and the Influence of the Clergy Can Religion when who are to it HaVe nd no Influence Can the Nation be ini a StaCe of real can the Government be in a State of real without the Influences and Support of Religion But I not how this intending very foon to fend you my Thoughts at upon In the Ti 1 am r o R E I Q N that the Motives for and the Declaration of it which much better Face of with than been by that Crown late when the Grand as he was thought it to give for Ilis than he did it for his Ir at when Power knows no other Boundary than of their own Will and to think they owe it to the Publick to give of the Motives by whith they are guided Undertakings and let their be or 'tis a that they give the they The French it ( been affronted in the of King the of that by the Laws of and not become tis to inquire the of far it may tics J but it Will ht That
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