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Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)

A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies

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Author: John Howie
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 300,800 / 859 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43
LoC Categories: BX, CT
Downloads: 670
Added to site: 2009.03.08
mnybks.net#: 23631
Genre: Biography
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Again, with regard to our present circumstances, there needs little more to prove the necessity of this collection at present, than to shew how many degrees we have descended from the worthy deeds or merit of our Renowned forefathers, by running a parallel betwixt their contendings and attainments, and our present national defections and backsliding, courses, in these few particulars following.

Our venerable reformers were not only highly instrumental in the Lord's hand in bringing a people out of the abyss of gross Popish darkness (under which they had for a long time continued), but also brought themselves under most solemn and sacred vows and engagements to the Most High, and whenever they were to set about any further piece of reformation in their advancing state, they always set about the renovation of these covenants.--They strenuously asserted the divine right of presbytery, the headship of Christ, and intrinsic rights of his church in the reign of James VI. and suffered much on that

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