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1845 Excerpt: ...hearing, and for the determining, things pretended
to be amiss in the Church." This meeting, known ever since as " the
Conference at Hampton Court" was held in the drawing-room there, on
Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday, the 14th, 16th, and 18th of
January 1604. The conference, it will be understood, -was not with
any official lady of men whatever; and it should also be
remembered, that however exalted were the ideas of James himself as
to his prerogative, or of his right and title to the throne;
strictly speaking, or according to law, he was not yet King of
England, nor could he be, till the assembling of Parliament. That
was the point to which, as we have seen, Lord Cecil was looking
forward. This was a conference, therefore, of the King by courtesy,
for the time being, with only nine Bishops, eight Deans, an
Archdeacon, two Professors of Divinity from Oxford, two from
Cambridge, to which one native of Scotland, Mr. Patrick Galloway,
formerly of Perth, was also admitted.3 Nor were even all these
parties present on any one day. On the first, the five individuals
last-mentioned were not there; and on the second, the Bishops of
London and Winchester, or Bancroft and Bilson, seem to have been
the only prelates present, but certainly the only two who spoke. It
is with a part only of what passed on this day, Monday, the 16th of
January, 1603-1650. THE CONFERENCE AT HAMI'TON COURT. 369 1 See
Lodge's Illust. of British History, for these letters. 2 Lodge. 3
He was present merely as being one of the King's domestic chaplains
(from 1389 to IfiO?) for there was no eye to Scotland, In the
version to be proposed. His son was created Lord Dunkeld. that we
have here to do. This was the time appointed for hearing of things
"pretendid to be amiss," ...
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