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Author: Lake, Edward, Sir, 1596 or 7-1674.
Title: Memoranda : touching the oath ex officio, pretended self-accusation, and canonical purgation together with some notes about the making of some new, and alteration and explanation of some old laws, all most humbly submitted to the consideration of this Parliament / by Edw. Lake ...
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Print source: Memoranda : touching the oath ex officio, pretended self-accusation, and canonical purgation together with some notes about the making of some new, and alteration and explanation of some old laws, all most humbly submitted to the consideration of this Parliament / by Edw. Lake ...
Lake, Edward, Sir, 1596 or 7-1674.

London: Printed for R. Royston ..., 1662.
Marginal notes.
"A table of the particulars ..." [i.e. index]: p. [1]-[2] at end.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Subject terms:
Ecclesiastical law -- England.

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To the Right Honourable WILLIAM, EARL of STRAFFORD, Viscount Wentworth, Baron Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, Newmarch, Oversley and Rabye, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the GARTER.
To the READER.
Anno 13. CAROLI II. Regis. An Act for explanation of a Clause contained in an Act of Parliament made in the seventeenth year of the late King Charles, entituled, An Act for repeal of a branch of a Statute primo Elizabethae, concerning Commissioners for Causes Ecclesiastical.
The Contents of the Chapters.
CHAP. I. The endeavours of the Innovators to change the course of Ecclesiasticall proceedings. That stupendious Fanatick Hackett his fearful end. Mr. Cambdens judgement touching the Innovators. Their perseverance in their design of Innovation in King James his time and after∣wards. The pretended taking away the coercive power from the Ecclesiasticall Courts how gained; what use was made of it by the Innovators, and how they boasted of their benefit by it. Two passages in the Long-Parliament, touching two Inconformists.
CHAP. II. The two Proviso's in the late Act that takes away the doubt touching Coercive power in Ecclesiastical Courts. Dr. Cosens Apology for sundry proceedings by Jurisdiction Ecclesiastical. That groundless Opinion, That a seve∣ral Royal assent to the executing of every particular Canon is requir'd, is confuted. The validity of the Ec∣clesiastical Laws. The clamours of Inconformists, Inno∣vators and Fanaticks, against the putting of Ecclesiasti∣cal Laws in execution, though the Ecclesiastical Officers and Ministers are by Act of Parliament severely com∣manded to do it.
CHAP. III. The Heads of the several Chapters in that Apologie of Doctor Cosens.
Part 1.
part 2
part 3
CHAP. IV. By the late Act, the manner of proceeding in Ecclesiasti∣cal Courts, is not altered, but left as it was. A Summary relation of what Doctor Cosens in his Apology hath asserted and made good by Gods word, the practice of the Primitive Christians, the opinion of the Fathers, the Laws Canon and Civil, and the Laws of the Land allowing and warranting them. The like practice at Common Law, and at Geneva and other places, pre∣tending strict Reformation.
CHAP. V. That it is consonant to Gods Word to give such an Oath Ex officio, or otherwise.
CHAP. VI. That the Opinion and Practice of the Primitive Christi∣ans, and the Fathers of the Church, was to administer such Oath Ex officio, and upon Accusation, and for Purgation Canonical, with the practice at Geneva.
CHAP. VII. That the like practice touching these Oaths, is and was in all Forreign Christian Nations, and other Nations not Christian, guided onely by the Light of Nature.
CHAP. VIII. That by the known Laws of this Land, the Ecclesiastical Judges were so warranted and commanded to give that Oath, according to the Canon and Ecclesiastical Laws.
CHAP. IX. That Oaths administred to parties touching matters da∣mageable, criminal and penal to themselves, are urged and required by Temporal Courts, and by the Laws of the Realm.
CHAP. X. The inconvenience and hurt that probably may follow, by the forbidding the ministring of an Oath Ex officio, or any other Oath, whereby such person, to whom the same is tendered or administred, may be charged or compelled to confess or accuse, or to purge him or her self of any criminal matter or thing, whereby he or she may be lyable to any censure or punishment. Praise of the Civil Laws. Civilians first, and last, and greatest Sufferers. Amity 'twixt both Robes. His Majesties and the Lord Chan∣cellors favours to Civilians.
body of notes
Touching Parliaments.
Touching the Age of Parliament-men.
Touching the Election of Parliament-men.
Touching the manner of proceeding in Parliament, in the Commons House in the Long-Parliament.
Touching new Laws, Declarations, &c. to be made, and old Laws to be repealed and altered.
Touching Ecclesiastical Persons, Courts and Causes.
Touching the suppressing of all Books and Writings, published against the Regal Rights, or the Right of the Subject.
Further touching Ecclesiastical matters.
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