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58.

A

Bill chat came to nothing was

for

empowering thirry

two

Perfons to revife the

Ec–

cleliafiical Laws:

~ut

as this !all: was then let fall,

fo

to the great prejudice of

this

Church,

it

bath

flept ever fince.

.

For before this p.

I 29, 130.

1.

2.

In King

Edward's

Reign

Bucer's

Opinion was asked about

the review of

the

Common Prayer Book: He

,wi01ed there might not be only a denunciation a–

gainft fcandalous Perfons that came

to

the Sac;ra·

rnent, put a Difcipline to exclude them : That

the Habits might be laid afide,

&c.-

At the

tame rime he underfiood that die King expected

aNew Years Gift from him, of a Book ·written

particularly'for his own ufe: So he made a Book .

for him concerning the Kingdom of Chrilt: He

pr~fr

much the letting up a firict: Difcipline, the

SanCtification of the Lords day, the appointing

many days of Falling, and that Pltiralities and

,

Non-refldence might be effettually conde;mned ;

that Cbildreij might be Catechized, that the re–

verence due

to

Churches might be preferved,

that the Pafioral FunCtion might be refiored to

\:v·hat

it

ought to be, that Bifbops might throw

off

Secular Affairs, and take care of their Dio·–

ceffes, and Govern them by the advice

of

their

Presbyters ; chat there might be Rural .Bif11ops

over rvveQtY or thirty Parifhes, and that Provin–

cial Councils might meet twice a year; that

Church Lands be ren:ored, and a fourth part af–

figned

to

the poor ;-- that care be taken for

Ed

tion of Youth and for repreffing Luxury,

that the Law be reformed, and no Office fold

but given to . the ·moft deferving, that none be·

put in

Prifon upon

flight

offences__:....., The

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