A chronology of the rise and growth of popery from vanity to superstition, thence to worse than heathen idolatry : and also the time when, and who brought it in, contrary to the Apostolical Canon ...
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A CHRONOLOGY OF THE RISE and GROWTH OF POPERY: From Vanity to Superstition, thence to worse than Heathen Idolatry.

AND ALSO The Time When, and Who brought it in, contrary to the Apo∣stolical Canon: yet, for refusing Submission to POPERY many Thousands have been, and Millions more are now design'd to be murthred (besides, as we all know) and our Cities burnt, &c.

Faithfully collected by a Son of the True Church, from their own Au∣thors who make many of their Devises ancienter than in truth they were, fathering them on whom they please: and to maintain these Foo∣leries cursed Villanies are daily practised by the black Crew of Papists.

London, Printed in the Year MDCLXXX.

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A Chronology of the Growth of POPERY.

    The APOSTOLICAL CANON.
  • Ao Dni. 59 Eph. 4.4. &. One God, one Lord, one Me∣diator, one Spirit one Baptism, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: to serve, honor, trust, obey others as God, Lord, Mediator, Sanctifier or Preserver, is Idolatry. Galatians 1.8, 9. Accursed who preaches another Gospel.
  • Ao Dni. 90 Rev. 22-18. Cursed who adds thereto.
    First AGE, OF POPISH VANITIES.
  • Ao.Dni. 68. POpe Clement ordain'd that over-worn Al∣tar-cloths, curtains or Corporals be burnt, and their Ashes buried in the Sanctuary as holy and precious Reliques.
  • Ao.Dni. 84 He put Oyl and Cream to Baptism. He ordained Confirmation, and commanded it to be had as soon as is possible; he affirms, he is no perfect Christian that omitteth it.
  • Ao.Dni. 94 He instituted, None to consecrate the Oyl and Cream nor confirm children, but Bishops.
  • Ao.Dni. 109 P. Alex. 1. saies of the sacramental Bread, The less it is, the better: he mingled Water with the Sacramental Wine: appointed holy Water, holy water-Brishes and Buckets.
  • Ao.Dni. 124. P. Sixtus, Corpora's cloth to be of fine white Linnen. Lay men or Women not to touch Church Ornaments or Vessels, from Copes to Candlesticks.
  • Ao.Dni. 130. Altars [Tables so called till long after.]
  • Ao.Dni. 134. P. Telesphorus, 3 Masses on Christmas day, contrary to P. Alex. who suffered one Priest to sing only one Mass on one day.
  • Ao.Dni. 141. P. Higenius usurps the name POPE.
  • Ao.Dni. 142. Lent. first for 40 hours. Drawling Prayers. P. Pius, to lick up spilt Sacrament Wine.
  • Ao.Dni. 258. P. Six. 2. Altars for Masses consecrated.
  • Ao.Dni. 169. Shaven Crowns Apes of Isis priests. v.724.
  • Ao.Dni. 179. P. Soter, Priests bless Marriage.
  • Ao.Dni. 180. Valentinian the Heretick, Extream Unction.
  • Ao.Dni. 204. P. Zephorin brings in glass Chalices for wooden Cups, lest the Wood drink the wine.
  • Ao.Dni. 210. No Temples nor Altars yet. Min. Fel.
  • Ao.Dni. 218. P. Calixtus, 4 Ember Weeks, Church∣yards forbids Marriage in 4th degree.
  • Ao.Dni. •••. P. Urb. 1. silv. & gold Chalices, wooden priests.
  • Ao.Dni. 22. Monks: Christian Churches built.
  • Ao.Dni. 22. P. Fabian, yearly Chrism.
  • Ao.Dni. 40. Intercession of Saints, private Confession, Nuns. Bread dipt in Wine at Sacrament. Chrismatories.
  • Ao.Dni. 255. Priests, Altars, Vests, Copes. P. Stephen, Church Ornaments not to be touch'd but by holy hands. Chrism, oyl, prayer, and offering for'th dead: Sign of the Cross.
  • Ao.Dni. 70, P. Foelix, None but priests say Mass. Masses at martyrs Sepulchres, and thanks for Martyrs.
  • A.D. 283. P. Caius institutes 8 Orders: O, L, E, A, S, D, P, E.
  • A.D. 300, Holy Land visited. Acolites.
    II. AGE. Growth of Popish Superstitions & Idolatrys.
  • A.D. 307, P, Marcellus, 15 Cardinals, priests of the new erected parishes to Baptize and bury.
  • A.D. 311. P, Melchiades, Confirmation more worthy than Baptism, because appropriated to Bps.
  • A.D. 314, Silvester, Surplis or alb corporal for th' Altar. No silk to be worn at the Altar, but white linnen, because Christ was buried in linnen. Dalmatiques, Lord, have mercy upon us. Council at Rome, Bishops only to consecrate, and Ceremonies of consecrating Churches.
  • A.D. 320 onstantine the Emperor causes wax candles & lamps to be set up and burnt in day time. Laws of Fasting given Monks first, then the Clergy, at last came on all.
  • A.D. 325. Till the Nicene Council, the Roman Church had little Respect, was superior only to her suburb Churches. As it was in the Begin∣ning, added to Glory be to the Father. Metropo∣litans instituted, Rome but a City Bp. till then.
  • A.D. 326. The Cross found, occasion of its worship.
  • A.D. 329. Monks by nhony, &c. in Aegypt, Syria; by Bazil in Greec; by Ambrose in Italy; all Laics.
  • A.D. 330. A Font at onstantinople.
  • A.D. 335. The Temple at Jerusalem most solemnly consecrated only by Prayer Word & Sacram.
  • A.D. 336. Nicene Creed read after the Gospel.
  • A.D. 355. St. Andrews bones translated, and his Feast instituted. Martyrs reliques buried un∣der the Communion Table.
  • A.D. 358. Feast of Circumcision. Eucharist nicknamd Mass.
  • A.D. 360 Council Laod: forbids Love-Feasts in Chur∣ches, and Sacrament in Houses: Tables yet.
  • A.D. 368. P. Dam. introduc'd singing. Jeroms Transl.
  • A.D. 369. Deacons only enter Sanctuary, viz. in∣closure of the Altar.
  • A.D. 370. P. Dmasus, first sings Psalms: and divides the Quire to sing by turns afterwards.
  • A.D. 377. Parents present at Baptism.
  • A.D. 380. The Nickname Catholick taken up. Epiphanius and Ambrose oppose Saint worship now crept in. The people pray for Constan∣tine, the Virgin Mary, and the Damned.
  • A.D. 381. Satyrus, Brot. to S. Ambrose ty'd the Sacram. about's neck, & leapt into the Sea in a storm.
  • A.D. 383. Itacius, first bloody persecuting Bp. repro∣ved by his Brethren.
  • A.D. 385. P. Siricius, Obits, Memories of the dead, and Anthems: forbids the Clergy to marry.
  • A.D. 391. Canonical hours. Infants admitted to the Lords Supper. Altars wooden Tables cove∣red with linnen.
  • A.D. 394. The Word Mass in use.
  • A.D. 399. P. Anastasius (in English stand up) rises at the Gospel, to keep his name in memory.
  • A.D. 398. Form of consecrating the Eucharist.
  • A.D. 400. The Enclosure of the Communion Table, called Sanctuary, adorned with Curtains and royal hangings, as the Oracle in the Temple.
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  • A.D. 401. P. Innocent. The names of the dead not to be rehearsd before Consecration.
  • A.D. 402. Council. Mela. Rights of Patronage. The residue of the Sacrament burnt.
  • A.D. 403. P. Innocent commands Saturday Fast, be∣cause Christs Disciples fasted whilst he was in the Grave. Vigiles with dead Bodies. Crosses brought into the Church for Honor not Adoration; nor had they any Effigies on them till long after.
  • A.D. 404. P. Innocent, at the Agnus, the Priests kiss one another, the people the Pax.
  • A.D. 407. He excommunicates the Eastern Church∣es, in the behalf of Chrysostom.
  • A.D. 409. Lights in day time in Churches.
  • A.D. 416. Bones of St. Stephen, Nichodemus and Gama∣liel translated.
  • A.D. 426. None to be Christned, children nor others till the Priest, by his breath and conjuration, had driven the Devil out of them.
  • A.D. 433 Maximus Bp. of Turin, Homilies for Ad∣vent, palm-Sunday, Ash wednesday.
  • A.D. 439. Musaeus makes Collects, Lessons and Re∣sponds for Venertus Bp. of Marcels. Eudosia brings Peters bonds from Jerusalem; and P. Sextus appoints them a Feast for her.
  • A.D. 440 P. Leo, 4 Lents. Litanies Prefaces to the Mass, and hanc igitur oblationem. In 7ma, 4ma & Advent, no Haleluja nor Gloria in excelsis. Mamertus Claud. Bp. of Vienna invented the 3 Rogation days: sung Litanies about the fields.
  • A.D. 444 Litanies in great Raines used by Theo∣dosius at Constantinople.
  • A.D. 446. Trisagion sanctus Deus, sanctus fortis, sanctus & immortalis miserere nostri, upon the Earth∣quake, the Original of the popish conjura∣tions of Thunder, Lightning, &c.
  • A.D. 450. Confession (after Tryal) rejected by the Greeks, introduced in the Latine churches. Paulinus Bp. of Nola first promoter and proct∣or of Images in Churches.
  • A.D. 458. Paulinus Bp. of Nola in Campaina, brought in Sts. Bells called Nola, and Bells called thence Campanae into Christian Churches. He first painted O. & N. Testament histories in his Church, contrary to the Council of Eliber; and crucifixes. Rogation Litanies.
  • A.D. 467. P. Simplicius claims Headship of the Chur.
  • A.D. 492. P. F••lix orders the priests to stretch out their arms, and hold up their hands in mas∣ses, especially in the secrets, Canon and Pre∣faces: forbids wom. to serve at the Altar, yet are allowed to Baptize. Adds Te igitur to the Cannon of the Mass: claims Prima∣cy of all Bps, Augments, Collects, & Cardin.
  • A.D. 498. P. Symmachus, Gloria in excelsis to be sung at Mass, on Sundaies, principal Feasts & Sts days.
  • A.D. 505. The Feast of St. Pet. and Paul instituted at the request of Ariadna an Arrian Empress, the beginning of Saints worship. v.695.
  • A.D. 507. Council of Epannum, three dayes to be kept in Ascention week.
  • A.D. 517. Council of Epannum, stone-altars.
  • A.D. 527. P. Faelix, institutes extream Unction, with conjurd oyl after Valentinians practice. v.180
  • A.D. 530. p. Boniface 2. Roodloft, partition of Church from Chauncel.
  • A.D. 542. P. Agapetus, Candlemas or Purification of Mary, and the Benedictin Order.
  • A.D. 543. Vigilius, the watchful Pope for name sake, ordains prayers towards the East in mass. Hence Altars turn'd that way, and the priests back turn'd to the people.
  • A.D. 554. P. Pelagius. Funeral exequies or Dirges with masses of Requiem to be sung for the dead.
  • A.D. 578. P. Pelagius 2. Canonical hours memorial of the Dead, and their Rites.
  • A.D. 584. Praying for the dead in the mass.
  • A.D. 606. Phocas gives Boneface 3. the Pan Theon, who turns it from all Gods to the Worship of the Virgin Mary, and all Martyrs; and institutes the Feast of all Souls next after all Saints. Pope Sabinian to Mass lights adds lamp light.
  • A.D. 617. P. Boneface 5. Sanctuaries for offenders.
  • A.D. 629. Feast of the exaltation of the Cross upon its restoration by Cosroes to the E. Heraclius.
  • A.D. 637. England first divided into Parishes.
  • A.D. 644. P. Vitalian, prick-song, descant, sweet airs & Organs, canonical latine hours, Monasterys.
  • A.D. 648. First Lent in England.
  • A.D. 653. P. Eugenius appoints Bps. several prisons for Clergy, as exempt from Civil power.
  • A.D. 674. Latin Mass first sung by John Bp. of Por∣tua, in the 6. Synod of Constantinople, & then first approved.
  • A.D. 676. P. Donus subdues the Church of Ravenna, his equal, by execrable cruelty, violence, blood
  • A.D. 682. P. Leo divises the Pax, a silver or copper plate, carried about to be kissed after Mass.
  • A.D. 682. P. Agatho, Council of Constantinople, after the Symbol of a Lamb, added to the Cross a humane shape, for Instruction not Adoration.
  • A.D. 683. P. Sergius, breaks the Host in three, and sings Agnus Dei with People & Clergy at mass.
  • A.D. 684. P. Bennet. Popes hitherto made by, and af∣ter without, the Consent of the Greek Emp.
  • A.D. 686. P. John 5. first made without the Empe∣ror's leave. Council at Constantinople decree that the Pope is Christ's Vicar. O Lamb of God added to the Communion.
  • A.D. 695. The Feast of the Virgins Nativity follows that of Peter & Paul, begun by an Arian Em∣press who worshiped Christ as a Saint. v.505
  • A.D. 706. P. Constantine in a Council at Rome esta∣blishes Images in Churches, condemns Philip the Emperor for destroying them. Hesperia, Lucania, Italia protected by France, rebel a∣gainst Leo. Oblations for the Dead.
  • A.D. 707. He offers the Emperor Justintan his Feet to kiss, and he kisses them.
  • A.D. 714. P. Gregory 2. confirms Images, Excommu∣nicates the Emperor, opposing and raising Rebellions against him. He obtruded the Page  3Gregorian Office on the World. A Council in London against Priests mariage: and for Images, then first here. Spiritual and Corporal Whoredom at once imposed.
  • A.D. 717. Leo 3. forces the City of Rome to Swear to him, and causes several Countries to Re∣bel against the Emperor Leo, about Images.
  • A.D. 724. Priests Crowns shaved by Colfrid. ergo not before, to imitate Aegyptian Gypsies. v,169
  • A.D. 727. John Damascen, great procurer and pro∣ctor of Image Worship; worshiped Mahomets Bones at Mecca for hansel.
  • A.D. 731. First Burials within the Walls. P. Gregory Dirge, Groats and Mass pence for friends Souls.
  • A.D. 735. Images by his Decree, Worshiped and had in great reverence, and contrary Opinion to be Heresy. Plat. Sab. Blad &c.
  • A.D. 741. P. •••chary a Greek devised Oyl for Lamps in Churches.
  • A.D. 742. Institutes Priests Garments after the Greek Imbit, conspires with & absolves Palatine Pepin from his Alegiance to his Soveraign Chilpric.
  • A.D. 747. Lords Prayer and Creed to be read in Eng∣lish. English Council at Cliff.
  • A.D. 751. P. Paul. 1. Service for Lent.
  • A.D. 752. P. Steph. stiles the Traitor Pepin Cristianssmus. rides on mens necks, carries the Apostles Sculs and Reliques in publick Procession.
  • A.D. 764. St. Vincents Bones.
  • A.D. 772. Seals in Lead, takes away St. Ambrose Mass. Restores Election of Popes to the Emperor, then French K. by a Ro. Coun. of 155. Bps.
  • A.D. 774. P. Stephen censed Images first burns Incence. Nicene Council Images in Churches. Irene, a Heathen Emperess procured this Council Fraudulently, yet forbids to Worship them.
  • A.D. 796. P. Leo 3. forces Romans to Swear to the Popes. Charles the Great is made Emperor for it, and for setting him at Liberty from Adrian his Nephew, Ordains censing. He first Canonized Saints. P. Hon. 7. & P. Adrian 1. follow him, Establishing Images in Church.
  • A.D. 800. Legend of Saints,
  • A.D. 814. Lodwicks Charter, Grants the P. the City Rome, and Dukedom. Synods about this time, command Feasts of St. Andrew, Martyn, Peter, Paul, John Baptist, Whitsunday, Epiphany, Assumption, Virgin Mary.
  • A.D. 826. First Organs at Acon.
  • A.D. 828. P. Gregory 4. changes Feast of All Mar∣tyrs to All Saints, and from 12. of May to 1. of Novemb. Feast of the Trinity Instit. by him
  • A.D. 842. P. Benet. 3. Clergy and Bishops, to sing Dirges mutually for one anothers Souls.
  • A.D. 844. P. Sergius III. changes his name first, and since him all Popes: divides Host into 3. be∣cause third of that name.
  • A.D. 846. Peter-pence in England given only of the Kings Demesn, a small Revenue.
  • A.D. 850. P. Leo 4. Lay-men not to enter the Chancel in Mass time, but so far a to the Offertory.
  • A.D. 853 Roman Council deposes Em. Anastasius.
  • A.D. 854. P. Jone 8. English, & her Bastard scares Popes from the Lateran way. Now the Baudy Chair.
  • A.D. 855. P. Benet 3. Dirges and Funeral Pomp, and Sequences.
  • A.D. 858. P. Nicholas Latin Service.
  • A.D. 884. P. Hadrian 3. disseizes Emp. of Authority in Elect. of Popes, & gives the power to people.
  • A.D. 914. Service of S. Lambert, with the note and of the invention of S. Stephen, by Stephen Bishop of Leodia.
  • A.D. 929. P. on K. of Hungary gives the Spear that wounded our Saviour to the Emperor.
  • A.D. 942. P. Marinus 2. Lord have mercy upon us in English Service.
  • A.D. 946. P. igapitus commanded people to go on procession.
  • A.D. 950. Not withstanding Siricius Decrees Clergy Marry till now.
  • A.D. 965. P. John 1. Empire from French to Germins〈◊〉 Bells, gives Bell John of Lateran his name. Emp. Otho swears to the P. the case altered.
  • A.D. 967. Mesco K. of Poland orders all the people to say, Glory be to God, when the Gospel's read, all to stand, and Knights to draw their Swords.
  • A.D. 993. Council Tibur Feast of All-Souls, fasting on saturdays, Ulrick B. of Auspurg Canonised.
  • A.D. 996. Real presence: Wafers: Cup taken away, one Pope chosen by the Emperor, another ex∣pelled by the Romans.
  • A.D. 1000. Number of Advent Sundays, variously instituted. And consecration of Churches with Holy Water Hysop Ashes, Salt, and some Church Wakes. The manner of Conse∣crating Priests in these words, Take thou pow∣er to offer Sacrifice to God, and Celebrate Mass for the live and dead, since which time they are not Christian Priests, but sacrifisers to the Devil.
  • A.D. 1010. Peter, Hermite of Amiens. Beads.
  • A.D. 1013. Council Nemegen, Bread and Wine mar∣shalled, & the right hand given to the Bread.
  • A.D. 1033. Camaldulononses.
  • A.D. 1045. P. Gregory, Bennet, Silvester, 3 Popes: the Roman church a three headed Cerberus.
  • A.D. 1049. Leo 8. makes songs on the Saints.
  • A.D. 1058. P. Nich. 11. Defines the true body of Christ sensibly handled and broken by Priests hands bruised by receivers teeth, not only Sacra∣mentally but really. He Decrees Election of Popes to the Cardin. subdues the D. of Apulia.
  • A.D. 1059. Millan hitherto a free Church (as Raven∣na, formerly) subdued by P. Stephen IX.
  • A.D. 1076. P. Greg. VII. Wildebrand. Popes only can Depose Bishops, fulness of power in Heaven to bind and to lose; on Earth, to give and take Empires, Kingdoms, &c. that he might Depose them, absolve subjects from their Oaths. Princes ought to kiss his Feet. Laicks to Institute Bishops is Heresy.
  • A.D. 1079. Transubstantiation first propounded.
  • A.D. 1080. He prohibits the Bohemians the use of the Page  4service in a Tongue they understand.
  • A.D. 1088. Carthusians, Canons Regular.
  • A.D. 1087. Urban 2. made the tenth preface in honour of the Virgin Mary. Priests say our Ladyes Matens every day.
  • A.D. 1088. Victor & Urban Popes, chosen not by peo∣ple nor Cardinals, but by their whore Matilda.
  • A.D. 1090. Feast of S. James, Matthius, Simon and Jude.
  • A.D. 1094. Three holy days at Easter & Whitsontide.
  • A.D. 1395. Beads used by Pilgrims to Holy Land.
  • A.D. 1297. The Mass-book of Sarum invented by Osm.
  • A.D. 1097. Feast of conception instituted in England.
  • A.D. 1098. Cistertians.
  • A.D. 1116. Parliaments founded Premonstrantes 1120
  • A.D. 1118. Templers to guard Pilgrims from thieves.
  • A.D. 1124. Sacrament administred in the Mouth.
  • A.D. 1130. Feasts of St. Tho. St. Bartol. and St. Luke.
  • A.D. 1141. Carmelites or 1218.
  • A.D. 1145. Cursing with Bell Book and Candle.
  • A.D. 1154. Adrian 4. Break-spear, excommunicates the Emp. Fredorick.
  • A.D. 1157. Augustin Fryars.
  • A.D. 1159. P. Alexander. 3. trampled on his neck.
  • A.D. 1170. Crossed Fryers, the Priest receives alone.
  • A.D. 1198. P. Innocent 3. Capital to dissent from Rome. Jacobites. A Priest, betraying his confession, put into a Monastery to do Penance all his life: not so, for offending God or Christ.
  • A.D. 1200. Sacram. carried in procession with Bell, &c.
  • A.D. 1204. P. Silvester pixes for the Host reserved.
  • A.D. 1207. Dominic a Spanish Monk.
  • A.D. 1208. England interdicted.
  • A.D. 1209. Predicant Franciscans Frier, minors of St. Francis.
  • A.D. 1212. Poor women of St. Francis and St. Clare.
  • A.D. 1214. Dominicans.
  • A.D. 1215. P. Innocent 3. in Lateran Council ordains Auricular confession, and that all of age once a year confess to their Curates. He Excommunicates Philip the Emperor. Takes away the Cup from Laity. Confines the Sacrament to years of discretion, keeps his Exchequer in the Church.
  • A.D. 1220 P. Honorius 2. adores the Host with bent knees: sends it in Procession to the sick with Bell, &c.
  • A.D. 1222. Gray-Fryers known first in England.
  • A.D. 1227. P. Greg. 9. excommunicates Fred. 2. or∣ders Salve Regina with a Bell: Dominicans in England: he decrees that no lay man shall preach: that the sacring Bell be rung at the Elevation of the Hoste and cup, to worship that new found God with knocking the breast and heaving of hands.
  • A.D. 1241. P. Celestine 4. inst. his Name-sake Monks.
  • A.D. 1245. P. Innocent sends Cut-throats, the first As∣sassins, ancienter than the Mahometan, to kill the Emp. adds red Hats to Cardinals habits. Thomas of Aquine the black Monk made the Service for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
  • A.D. 1250. Hermites.
  • A.D. 1262. The Old man of the Mountains Ape of the Pope and his Assassins destroyd by Allou brother of Mango Cham then a Christian or a Favorer of Christians.
  • A.D. 1264. The Feast of the new God instituted at the request of Eve the Hermite, Julien and Isabel, and instance of Thomas Aquinas who made the service for that day
  • A.D. 1274. P. Greg. erected a Conclave at the Coun∣cil of Lions, and instituted the bowing of the Knee at the Name of JESUS.
  • A.D. 1275. Bowing at the Name of JESUS confirm'd by a council at Salsburg.
  • A.D. 1277. P. John 22. gave 20 years pardon for every Nod at the Name of JESUS: N.B. the World loves its own, despises Christs Institutions. P. Nicholas 3. begets a monstrous Bear on his whore: Rebus Conveniant omnia saepe bene.
  • A.D. 1281. Sicilian Vespers. Cave Anglia.
  • A.D. 1285. P. Honorius, Servi M. Virginis.
  • A.D. 1287. Templers. V. supra. 1118.
  • A.D. 1295. P. Boniface claims both the Swords, and proclaims himself in Imperial habit Lord of all Spirituals and Temporals, that is, Ante∣christ, in these words, bellowed out, in the Jubile at Rome, by that Beast, on his Mule, Ecce duo gladii, see here two swords.
  • A.D. 1305. P. Clement 5. Corpus Christi day, gloria in excelsis added to the Sts. as well as Christs Birth day. He conspiring with the K. of France butcher'd the Templers, cave Jesuita. Relicks worshipped.
  • A.D. 1131. At Leige, Women first kept corp. Christi day.
  • A.D. 1391. Resolv'd at Westminster the Pope hath nothing to do in England. Appeals prohibited.
  • A.D. 1415. Cup taken from the People: giv'n Clergy.
  • A.D. 1437. Priests forbid the Cup, unless they conse∣crate the Host in the Communion.
  • A.D. 1433. Christs communion cup found in Spain.
  • A.D. 1441. Purgatory confirmed in the Florentine C.
  • A.D. 1474. P. Xistus 4. confirms the Rosary of our Lady: & erects Stews: spiritual & corpor. whordom.
  • A.D. 1553. Q. Mary's Persecution.
  • A.D. 1556. Bavarians demand the Cup: Pope inraged.
  • A.D. 1561. Protestants massacred in a Church at Pa∣ris: now began the long War for Religion.
  • A.D. 1567. ☞ Lutherans joyn with Papists against Calvenists, and have Polyphemus's courtesy. Let those that now espouse the Papists Quarrel expect the same kindness: for 'tis all one to them whether they (Papists) destroy us, or we (Protestants) destroy one another: for, if they plot against us now, what will they not do when the number of Protestants are lesse∣ned? the Protestant is the Mark they aim at.
  • A.D. 1569. The Pope blesseth the Duke of Alva, and sendeth him for his incouragement in his cursed bloody Proceedings in the Low-Coun∣tres, an Helmet and a pair of Gantlets: In this Plotting time he's not ungrateful to his Agents, tho his Gratuities are yet unknown.
  • A.D. 1570. The Popes Bull against Queen Elisabeth fastned on the Bp of London's gate.
  • A.D. 1572. The Parisian Massacre of 70000 Prote∣stants, as the King boasted to the Pope.

Let us pray, That the Growth, Power and Friends of Popery may have AN END.