The practice and courts of civil and ecclesiastical law, and the statements in mr. Bouverie's speech on the subject, examined: in a letter

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Page 166 - ... good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual, in the law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof, and shall be taken, construed, and adjudged, in the most favourable and beneficial sense, for the best advantage of the said...
Page 85 - God's gifts diminished from such as by faith, and rightly, do receive the Sacraments ministered unto them; which be effectual, because of Christ's institution and promise, although they be ministered by evil men. Nevertheless, it appertaineth to the discipline of the Church, that inquiry be made of evil Ministers, and that they be accused by those that have knowledge of their offences ; and finally, being found guilty, by just judgment be deposed.
Page 138 - It is to be recollected that this is a Court of the Law of Nations, though sitting here under the authority of the King of Great Britain. It belongs to other nations as well as to our own ; and what foreigners have a right to demand from it is the administration of the...
Page 163 - ... know ye, therefore, that we, of our especial grace, certain knowledge,- and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant...
Page 84 - ... person or persons, to declare and determine all such doubts, and to administer all such offices and duties, as to their rooms spiritual doth appertain, for the due administration whereof, and to keep them from corruption and sinister affection, the king's most noble progenitors, and the antecessors of the nobles of this realm, have sufficiently endowed the said Church, both with honour and possessions...
Page 164 - Philadelphia, be, and shall be, for ever hereafter, persons able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
Page 103 - We would be loth any thing should be done by the king's majesty's visitors, otherwise than right and conscience might allow and approve : and visitation is to direct things to the better, not to the worse ; to ease consciences, not to clog them.
Page 100 - I am loth to quote, yet inasmuch as the laws of all nations are doubtless raised out of the ruins of the civil law, as all governments are sprung out of the ruins of the Roman Empire, it must be owned that the principles of our law are borrowed from the civil law and therefore grounded upon the same reason in many things.
Page 166 - College, whereby the constitution, progress, improvement and business thereof may be suffered or be hindered, in such case, we do hereby, for us, our heirs and successors, assign, constitute, authorize and appoint the Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of our Great Seal of Great Britain, the Lord Keeper of our Privy Seal, and our two principal Secretaries of State for the time being, to be Visitors of the said College, with full power and authority...
Page 101 - Courts, and were associated in the minds of the people partly with the exactions(^) of Empson and Dudley in the preceding reign, and partly with the authority of the Pope. Severe blows were dealt at the former, which were aimed solely at the latter system. "The books of Civil and Canon Law were set aside to be devoured with worms as savouring too much of Popery/' says the learned Ayliffe in his history of the University of Oxford during the Visitation of 1547.

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