Grey - BX9329 G7 1736

H ory of thePuritans, exam n'd. 6 Neal, p. iao. This Tear the leaded Mr. Sellen Was fummoned before theHigh-Common, forp'ubli/h- ing his Hifiory of `Iythes, in which heproves them not to be of Divine, but Human Appointment ; and after many Threatnings, was oblig'd to fign the following Recantation. * Heylin fays, ' That he was fo gall'd by Til- lefley,fogagg'd by Mountague,and ftttngby Nettles; (three Anfwerers,) That he never came offin any ofhis Undertakingswith more lofs of Credit. Bÿ which he found that forie of the lazy Clergy, (as he called them) were ofas retired Studies as him- ' felf, and could not only match, but over match him`töó in his own Philology.' But notwithflandä ing what Heylin here fays, I am of t Dr. Lang- Main's Opinion, who being confulted what might be laid for the Civil Right of Tythes? anfwerèd, by fending them to this Hiltory. And truly his Refolution was not amifs, for (if I miftake not) Mr. Selden has faid more for the Civil Right, than all the Anfwers that were made to him. Neal, p. 134. In anfwer to this Letter, [the King's to the Speaker] the Commons drew up a Pe-t titian to prefent 'With their Remonftrance, in which they info upon the Laws of their Country, and Free- dom of Debates in Parliament. The King writ them a long Anfwer, which concludes with denying them what they call their ancient .and undoubted Right and Inheritance. The King's Words, [Rapin, p..483. Wilfori, p. I 83.] ' And although we cannot allow of theStyle, calling it your ancient and undoubted Right and In- ' heritance ; but could rather have wifhed that ye had Paid, that your Privilege were deriv'd from ' the Grace and Permiflion of our Anceftors and * Huff, of the Presbyterians, p. 39r. Lnngbain's Epift. Leland's C011edan. V61< V, p. 291; F 2" t ' TJ$á