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LIVES OF EMINENT MEN,
CONNECTED WITH THE
HISTORY OF RELIGION IN ENGLAND;
COMMENCEMENT OF THE REFORMATION
SELECTED AND ILLUSTRATED WITH
REV. CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH, D.D.
RECTOR OF LAMBETH, SURRY, AND OF SUNDRIDGE, KENT ;
FORMERLY DOMESTIC CHAPLAIN TO HIS GRACE TIE
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
No. 62, st. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
The Church of England having with great deliberation reformed itself in a lawful Synod, with a care as much as was possible of reducing all things to the pattern of the first and best times, was interpreted, by such as would have it so, to desert from the Church Catholick; though for the manner, they did nothing but warranted by the continual practice of their predecessors; and in the things amended had antiquity to justify their actions : so that nothing is further off truth than to say that such as reformed this church made a new religion; they having retained only that which is truly old and catholic, as Articles of their faith. Thus was religion reformed, and thus by the Queen established in England, without seeking any new way not practised by our ancestors, but using the same courses which had been formerly traced out unto them, for stopping profaneness and impiety.
SiR ROGER TWISDEN.
Luke Hansard & Sons,