A letter to ... dr. Burgess ... bishop of Salisbury, in reply to a letter ... from his lordship to ... the duke of Wellington, on the bill ... for the ... settlement ... of the question usually termed Catholic emancipation


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Página 40 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present Church Establishment as settled by law within this Realm. And I do solemnly swear that I never will exercise any privilege to which I am or may become entitled to disturb or weaken the Protestant religion or Protestant government in the United Kingdom.
Página 34 - Creed, Athanasius's Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed: for they may be proved by most certain warrants of holy Scripture.
Página 55 - Christians, believers in the same God, and partners in the same redemption. Speculative differences in some points of faith, with me are of no account : they and I have but one religion — the religion of Christianity.
Página 12 - And by the custom of the primitive church, we mean, the order most generally used in the church for the space of five hundred years after Christ ; in which times lived the most notable fathers, as Justin, Ireneus, Tertullian, Cyprian, Basil, Chrysostom, Hierome, Ambrose, Augustine, &c.
Página 49 - The only way to secure permanently the existence of any establishment, civil or ecclesiastical, was to evince liberal and conciliatory conduct to those who differed from us, and to lay its foundation in the love, affection, and esteem of all within its influence. This was the true lifework of our Church ; with this it was secure against all danger ; without this every other security was futile and fallacious.
Página 48 - Church, and to its ministers. But, if not satisfied with this declaration, if I should be called upon by any one, to declare further, without qualification or reserve, that those who dissent from us are grossly ignorant, or wilfully perverse ; that they are not fit to be trusted, either in civil or in military situations of high responsibility; nor even to be believed upon their oaths...
Página 39 - ... of violating a sacrament ; and I do swear, that I will defend to the utmost of my power the settlement and arrangement of property in this country as established by the laws now in being; I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present church establishment for the purpose of substituting a Catholic establishment in its stead ; and I do...
Página 8 - ... had employed the same weapons against the church, when he was attached to the former of these sects,* and acknowledged that he then blindly, and rashly, and falsely, accused the Catholic church of doctrines and opinions, which, he was at length convinced, she never taught, believed, or held. " The Catholics of Great Britain have to lament and to complain that the doctrines and religious- rites which, as Catholics, they are taught by their church to believs and observe, have been long grossly...
Página 42 - ... government under which they live, such a security, upon oath, as that government itself prescribes ; if, moreover, they maintain no opinions destructive of moral obligation, or subversive of civil society ; their speculative opinions, of a religions nature, can never, with justice or with reason, be urged as excluding them from civil and military situations. The catholics, my lords, give this security, and having given it, the legislature itself lias declared that they ought to bo considered...
Página 43 - ... of the constitution in church and state." How long, my lords, it may be thought expedient, or necessary, that the remaining part of these restrictive disqualifying statute should be enforced against the catholics...

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