|Author:||Bond, John, 1612-1676.|
|Title:||A doore of hope, also holy and loyall activity two treatises delivered in severall sermons, in Excester / by Iohn Bond ...|
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A doore of hope, also holy and loyall activity two treatises delivered in severall sermons, in Excester / by Iohn Bond ...
Bond, John, 1612-1676.
London: Printed by G.M. for John Bartlet ..., 1641.
|Alternate titles:||Doore of hope|
Puritans -- Great Britain.
TO THE HONOVRABLE THE KNIGHTS, CITIZENS And BURGESSES of the House of COMMONS Assembled in PARLIAMENT:
To the Reader.
A DOORE OF HOPE, ALSO HOLY AND LOYALL ACTIVITY.
To explaine it a little.
1. How Naturall.
2. And 'tis Firme too.
The Stoppage of Mischiefs that were begun amongst us.
2. We called Removall, and this is more.
The fourth Head of this mercifull Deliverance is CONTINUANCE.
5. Head of this Deliverance, we called Addition, or Increase.
2d. Paire let be those two Acts of Parliament concerning Parliaments.
3d. Paire (of Additions) are those other two Acts, which have taken away that Pair of Arbitrary Courts, namely
(Fourth Paire shall be those other Acts.)
Fifth Paire or Messe would be two Statutes which are more speciall for some particular Counties and pla∣ces above the rest.
Sixth Paire are,
(Eighth Paire are Proclamations.)
For the ninth Paire, let us joyne together,
(Tenth Paire sinally must be,)
The Sixth and last observable head in our Deliverance, I called PROBABILITIES.
THE SECOND TREATISE INCITING TO HOLY AND LOYALL ACTIVITY.
1. The Vow or Trotestation.
1. Ecclesiasticall Persons.
2. Another Branch are Prayers.
4. Thanksgivings too.
1. Let me have leave to speake to Magistrates.
2. Partiular Lesson, may be to Ministers.
3. Particular Lesson, to Parents and Masters, to all Governours of Families.
4. Lesson, to all Particular, Single, and Private Persons.
1. OBIECTION. I am but one, and what can one man doe by himselfe, towards a publike Reformation?
2. OBIECTION. But J am not of a publike spirit.
3. OBIECTION. The want of one mans helpe can doe no great hurt?
4. OBIECTION. But I am a woman, a weaker vessell, and (perhaps) under covert barne, and then what can I doe?