A religious and worthy speech spoken by Mr. Rovse in Parliament concerning the goods, libertjes, and lives of his Majesties subjects laying open, the paintings that are used by the whore of Rome, and Arminianisme amongst us, to draw the people thereby to idolatry : by which meanes, they seeke both to take away our wealth and religion, and the dangerous consequence thereof : with the neere correspondencie, and allyance, that is apparently evident to be betweene our Bishops, and the Bishop of Rome, and the remedy propounded to redresses all such greevances.

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A religious and worthy speech spoken by Mr. Rovse in Parliament concerning the goods, libertjes, and lives of his Majesties subjects laying open, the paintings that are used by the whore of Rome, and Arminianisme amongst us, to draw the people thereby to idolatry : by which meanes, they seeke both to take away our wealth and religion, and the dangerous consequence thereof : with the neere correspondencie, and allyance, that is apparently evident to be betweene our Bishops, and the Bishop of Rome, and the remedy propounded to redresses all such greevances.
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Rous, Francis, 1579-1659.
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London :: Printed for W.H.,
1641.
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"A religious and worthy speech spoken by Mr. Rovse in Parliament concerning the goods, libertjes, and lives of his Majesties subjects laying open, the paintings that are used by the whore of Rome, and Arminianisme amongst us, to draw the people thereby to idolatry : by which meanes, they seeke both to take away our wealth and religion, and the dangerous consequence thereof : with the neere correspondencie, and allyance, that is apparently evident to be betweene our Bishops, and the Bishop of Rome, and the remedy propounded to redresses all such greevances." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A57699.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 19, 2024.

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A Correspondency of the Pope with our Bishops.

THe Pope writeth himselfe Father, so doe they write themselves reverend Fathers. The Pope sells sin for money, so doe they, as the whole Kingdome, and their Officers can well tell; and doth nothing without money so doe they. The Pope forbiddeth marriage and meats, &, which Paul calleth the Doctrine of Divels, so doe they in the same manner, whatsoever they pretend. The Pope commandeth superstitions Idoll-dayes to be kept & ob∣served, contrary to the Commandements of God, and pu∣nisheth the neglect of his Commandements more severe∣ly, then the breach of the waightiest Lawes of God: so do the Prelates, as their Courts can witnesse; yea and com∣mand men, and compell them as the Pope himselfe, to break the Commandements of God to observe vaine & impious traditions. The pope selleth Licences for meat & marriage, the Prelates do the same: the pope selleth Non-residences, pluralities, trialities, totquots, the Prelates doe the same, to the starving & ruining of the soules of men. the pope ruleth and governeth the Church, by the cursed Canon-law, and popish Excommunications, the scalding of the Conscience, the prelates doe the very same, and the breach of their stinkingest Canons is more deeply puni∣shed in their Courts, then the violation of the Lawes of God and the King: the pope preferreth his Ceremonies and traditions before the Word of God, the prelates doe the same, as daily experience teacheth us: the pope per∣secuteth all godly preachers and people, that preach the Gospell in the purity of it, and desire in sincerity to serve the Lord, and would bring their brethren to the knowledge of the same, and to the purity and truth of the Apostolicall Churches, the Prelats do the like, as the whole Kingdome

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knoweth well, and the Gaoles and prisons daily witnesse, and the silencing of so many learned and painfull Mini∣sters: the Pope appoints his priests to stand at the Altar with the Deacon, apparell'd with his foppish and player∣like accutriments, those Babylonish garments, and to cry out Dominus vibiscum, the Deacon and Sub-deacon, with all the rest of Baals Priests, answering him as loud as they can▪ the Bishops doe the same, saving onely that it is in English: the Pope commandeth adoration at the Sacra∣ment, crossing of children in Baptisme, demanding of the new-born Babes, if they will forsake the Divell, and all his workes, &c. & esteemeth the Font more holy then other places; injoyeth likewise purifying of women, and a thousand such like costly and chargeable vanities, which were too tedious to relate: and all these and more then these doe the Prelates in like manner: in all which, their Antichristian Authority with their Popish practises, are sufficiently manifest: so that there is little or no diffe∣rence betweene pope and prelates. And all Authority of doing this, they arrogate unto themselves Iure divine. Limbes therefore they are of Antichrist, from whom Dr. Pocklington gloryes, that they are lineally discended, in his impious pamphlet, entituled Sunday no Sabbath.

FINIS.

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