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The

L

IF

E

of

the

Part. III,

7.

If

a

Parliament,

or

a.

Court of Juftice, declare,

That

the

King

by his

Laws

commandeth us

to

afliC

the

Sheriffs

and

latices,

notwithftanding

any Commiffion

to

the contrary

under the great

or little

Seal

; and one thew

us a Commiffton

to the

contrary

; which

mull

we

take

for the

King's

Authority?

S.

Whether

this extendeth

to

the

Cafe

of

King

John,

who delivered the King-

dom

to the

Pope

?

Or, to

thofe

Inftances

of

Bdfon, Barcley,

Gratin,

&c.

of

changing

the

Government, putting

by

the true Heir,

to

whom we are Sworn in

the

Oath

of

Allegiance,

&c.

if

Sub}e£s

pretend

Commiffion

for

filch

Alts?

9.

Whether

Parliament,

Judges in

Court, or private

Men, may, by

the King's

Authority

in his Laws, defend

their

Lives against

any

that,

by a

pretended

Com

mi(lìon

invadeththem, or

their

Purfes, Hordes,

or

Companions?

10.

Whether

we

muff

take every Afirmcr

to

have a Commiffion,

if

he thew

it

not

?

Or

every

fhewn Commiffion

to

be current,

and

not furreptitious,

though

con

trary to

Law?

t

t.

Whether

he

violateth not this Oath,

who fhould endeavour

to

alter

fo much

of the

Legillative Power

as

is

in

the

Parliament,

or the

Executive, in

the

Eftablilhed

Courts ofJuftice?

Or,

is

it

meantonly

of

Monarchy

as filch

?

12.

Doth

he

not

break this Oath, who

fhould

endeavour

to

change

the

Perron

Go-

verning,

as

well

as

he

that

would change

the

Forni

of Govermnent?

13.

if

fo,

loth

it not

alto

tye

us

to

the

Perlons

of

Church

-

Governours

;

Peeing

they

are

equally

here

twitted,

and Church

-

Government

prepof

d?

14. Is

it the

King's CoerciveGovernment of the Church, by the Sword,

which

is

here meant, according

to the

Oath

of

Supremacy

?

Or

Spiritual Government

by

the

Keys

?

Orboth?

r s. Is

it

not the

Ezell)

Form

of

Church-Government by

DiecelLas

that

is

here

meant

;

and

net

fain

other fort of

Epilcopacy which

is

not

here? And

doth he

not breakthis Oath,

who inftead

of

a

Bilhopover soo, or scoo

Churches

(without

any

inferiour Bilhop)

fhould endeavour

to

fet

up

a

Bishop

in every

great

Church,

or

Market

-Town, or

as

many as

theWork requireth?

16. Seeing

Excommunication and Ahfolution are

the

notable parts

of

Spiritual

Government, and

it

is

not

only

the

AIdons,

but

the

Aiors,. or Governours,

that

we

Swear

not toalter

;

and Lay

-

Chancellors are

the

common Acdors

or

Governours;

whether

an endeavour

to alter

Lay

-

Chancellors

Government, (asfome did

thatpro-

cured

his Majefty's

Declaration, concerning

Ecclefiaftical

Affairs)

be

not contrary

to thisOath,

and excluded

by

[any

alteration

?]

17.

Whether petitioning,

or other

peaceable means, before allowed by

Law, be

not

[any

endeavour] and

a violation ofthis Oath?

1

S.

Whether

[not at

any time, dec.]

rye

us

not

to

difobey

the King,

if

he

Gould

command us,

by

Confieltatioa or Conference,

to

endeavour

it?

Or,

if

the

Law

be

ehanged, dots: not this Oath

hill

bind us?

Laf,y, Whether this

following

Seal,

in which we

could

take

it,

be

the

true

fenfe

of

the Oath?

I

A

B

do

Swear,

That

(a) it

tis

not

Lawful

upon

any

pretence whatfbever

(b)'

to

take

up

Arms againfi

the

Xing: (c) And that

I

do

abhor

that

Traytorous

Petition,

of

taking

4005e

5a

hit

Authority

aLminfi

his Perfon,

or

againft

thofe

that

are

Cominiffionated

by

him,

(d)

in

'purfuance

ój`

fuch

Commiffion.

And that

I

will

not

at

any time endeavour any

odrefa

tim-ofGovernment,

either inChurch

or

State.

(e)

(a)

In my Opinion.

(b)

FEW

tj;4

Illtit ¡elks

of

his Majefty's Dominions.

(e)

Eirhe6

i?S

Authority, or

his

Perfon,.

the

Law forbidding both.

(d)

Whether it

be

his

Parliament, Courts

of

Jeltice, Legal

Officers,

or

any

other

Perfens atgltarirvd

by his publick Laws,

or

his Commillion

:

fuppofing

that

no con-

trariety of

Laws and Commidìons (by over- fight,

or otherwife)

do

Arm the

Sub

-

jefisagtinfteach

other.

(e)

I

will

not

endeavour any

alteration

of

State Government at all, either

as

to

the

Pcrfon

of

the King,

or

rite Species

of

Government, either

as

totheLegidative,

or

Executive

power,

as

in

the

King himfelf,

or

his

Parliament,

or

Eftablifloed

Courts

of

Jnllice.

And. therefore

I

declare,

That

I

take

all

the

ref

of

this Oath, onlyin

iSenfe

conf

fì.snt

with

thisClaufe, implying

no

alteration

in

the Government. And

I

still endeavour no

alteration of the

Coercive

Government of the Church,

as

it

is

in the King, according

to the Oath of

Supremacy

:

Nor

any

alienation

ofthe

Spiritual

Power