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1692 Excerpt: ...Law, as the fame Test of the same compliance and
submission. Other Ministers lay altogether by in their retired
recesses, waiting to fee what things would turn to; others were
hopeless, turned Farmers, and Doctors; others wylie staid at home,
and Preached quietly in Ladies Chambers. But the Faithful found
themselves under an indispensable necessity to Preach the Gospel,
and witness for the freedom of their Ministry, and make full proof
of it, in Preaching in Season, and out of Season; and thereupon as
occasion offered. Preached to all such as were willing to hear; but
at first, only in private Houses, and that for the most part, at
such times when Sermons in publick surceased (a Supgrplus of
Caution.) But afterwards, finding so great Difficulties and
Persecutions for their House-Meetings, where they were so easily
attrapped, were-constrained at last to keep their Meetings in the
Fields: Where testifying both practically, and particularly against
these Usurpations on their Master's Prerogatives, and witnessing
for their Ministerial freedom, contrary to all Law-Interdictions,
without any Licenses or Indulgence from the Usurper, but holding
their Ministry from Jesus Christ alone, both as to the Office and
Exercise thereof; they had so much of their Master's Countenance,
and success in their Labours, that they valued neither hazards or
hardships, neither the contempt of pretended Friends, nor the Laws
nor threatnings of Enemies, adjudging the Penalty of Death it self
to Preachers at Field-Conventicles, as they called them. Now having
thus overturned the Church-Government, by introducing Prelacy, to
advance ane absolute Supremacy, the King proceeds in his Design, to
pervert and evert the well modelled and moderated Constitution of
the State-Government also, by i...
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