The Philological and Biographical Works of Charles Butler, Esquire, of Lincoln's-Inn: Church of France

W. Clarke & Sons, 1817

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Página 262 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Página 18 - On this occasion, having wound the attention of the monarch and the audience to the highest pitch, he paused. The audience expected something terrible, and seemed to fear the next word. The pause continued for some time — at length the preacher fixing his eye directly on his royal hearer, and in a tone of voice equally expressive of horror and concern, cried out, in the words of the. prophet, "thou art the man!
Página 33 - Bishops. Every ecclesiastical cause may be brought to him, as the last resort by appeal; he may promulgate definitions and formularies of faith to the universal church; and when the general body or a great majority of her prelates, have assented to them, either by formal consent, or tacit assent, all are bound to acquiesce in them. ' Rome,' they say, in such a case, ' has spoken, and the cause is determined.
Página 36 - ... ascribe to the Pope the extraordinary prerogative of personal infallibility, when he undertakes to issue a solemn decision on any point of faith. The Cisalpines affirm, that in spirituals the Pope is subject in doctrine and discipline to the Church, and to a general council, representing her ; that he is subject to the canons of the church, and cannot, except in an extreme case, dispense with them ; that even in such a case, his dispensation is subject to the judgment of the Church ; that the...
Página 18 - The audience expected something terrible, and seemed to fear the next word. The pause continued for some time ; at length, the preacher, fixing his eyes directly on his royal hearer, and in a tone of voice equally expressive of horror and concern, said, in the words of the prophet, " Thou art the man !" then, leaving these words to their effect, he concluded with a mild and general prayer to heaven for the conversion of all sinners. A miserable courtier observed, in a whisper, to the monarch, that...
Página 36 - ... of any kind, the patronage of which, by common right, prescription, concordat, or any other general rule of the church, is vested in another. They admit, that an appeal lies to the pope from the sentence of the metropolitan ; but assert, that no appeal lies to the pope, and that he' can evoke no cause to himself, during the intermediate process. They affirm, that a general council may without, and even against, the pope's consent, reform the church. They deny his personal infallibility, and hold...
Página 19 - God is my witness, that it was 70 not my wish to insult your majesty; but I am a minister of God, and must not disguise his truths. What I said in my sermon is my morning and evening prayer: —May God, in his infinite mercy, grant me to see the day, when the greatest of kings shall be the holiest...
Página 329 - L'évêque de Tournai , Choiseul-Praslin, fut chargé de dresser les propositions. Mais il l'exécuta mal et scolastiquement. Ce fut M. l'évêque de Meaux qui les rédigea telles que nous les avons. On tint des assemblées chez M. l'archevêque de Paris, où elles furent examinées : on disputa beaucoup. On voulait y faire mention des appellations au Concile. Mais l'évêque de Meaux résista. Elles ont été, disait-il, nommément condamnées par des bulles de Pie H et de Mes II.
Página 170 - Down to the subdeacon it has retained the whole of their hierarchy ; and like them has its deans, rural deans, chapters, prebends, archdeacons, rectors, and vicars; a liturgy taken, in a great measure, from the...
Página 17 - Europe, and a monarch abandoned to ambition and pleasure, we shall find it impossible not to honor the preacher for the dignified simplicity with which he uniformly held up to his audience the severity of the Gospel, and the scandal of the cross. Now and then, and ever with a very bad grace, he makes an unmeaning compliment to the monarch. On these occasions...

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