IN THE DAYS OF THEIR DESTITUTION AND
RECTOR OF BURGHWALLIS.
W.J. CLEAVER, BAKER STREET.
Chapter I. Indications of hostility to the Church--Prynne, Bastwick, and Burton--The Long Parliament defends them--Character of the Anti-Church Spirit
Chapter II. Convocation divided--Bishops censured, and threatened with impeachment--First effort to abolish Church government--Root and Branch petition--King's remonstrance--Pym--Sir Edward Bering's vanity and foolish conduct
Chapter III. Malicious perseverance of Puritanical Faction--Sequestration of ecclesiastical revenues--Cathedrals wantonly injured--Forlorn and melancholy reduction of churches and benefices --Abolition of episcopal order--Graduates and candidates for holy orders--Some beneficed clergy side with the Puritans--Mr. Grimstone and Mr. Selden--Lecturers set up--Their outrageous language
Chapter IV. Malicious conduct and mischievous influence of Lecturers--Church affection deeply rooted in many people--Stratagem by Pym, for completing the ejectment of Bishops from Parliament --Pious frauds--Character of Puritanism--Iconoclasticism
Chapter V. Puritanical hatred to ecclesiastical edifices--Liturgy openly scandalized--Liturgy suppressed--The Directory substituted for it--Its character
Chapter VI. Change from the tyranny of Popery to that of Fanaticism--The Assembly of Divines--Their attempt at Church government--Jealousies arise among them--The Covenant--Tithes--Persecution of Parochial Clergy--Character of persecution
Chapter VII. The two Universities, Oxford and Cambridge--Errors in the conduct of some of the governors and ministers of the Church--The usurpation, by the Faction, of University appointments, and the expulsion of legitimate possessors
Chapter VIII. Fall of the Monarchy, and the Church cotemporaneous--The lesser wheels in the work of ecclesiastical destruction--The Faction divided into Presbyterians and Independants--Jealousies between them--Equally hostile to the Church--Hugh Peters--Fanaticism in Wales
Chapter IX. Number of suffering Clergy--The Bishops, Howell, Laud, Ussher, &c
Chapter X. The inferior Clergy sufferers under Puritanical persecution
Chapter XI. Conclusion