Always Craving

St. Paul has ranked even personal liberty, liberty opposed to the condition of a slave, among other temporal blessings, as an object, comparatively speaking, below the serious concern of a redeemed immortal being. “Art thou called being a slave? care not for it: but even if thou mayest be made free, put up with it […]

True Son of Our Dear Mother

KING CHARLES THE MARTYR This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 1 Peter ii. 19. Praise to our pardoning God! though silent now The thunders of the deep prophetic sky, Though in our sight no powers of darkness bow Before th’ Apostles’ glorious company; The Martyrs’ noble army […]

Attachment to the Cause of Our Injured King

It is easy enough, no doubt, for any one who is so inclined, to neutralize all that the Church can say, by a dexterous use of party-feeling: easy, to call it a device of the State for upholding a particular set of opinions. But the matter may be brought to a short issue. If attachment […]

Plain Submission and Cheerful Obedience

It is something, at all events, to have upon record the deliberate protest of the Church of England against these lessons of base accommodation: something, that those who are yet willing to take advice from her Prayer-Book, should find there the good old principles, of plain submission and cheerful obedience, applied to a real and […]