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1867 Excerpt: ...or there was no hope whatever that his supremacy
would be And the con-recognised. If in accepting these terms he
party in the would agree to a humiliating reconciliation,
endurearec-only those who objected on doctrinal grounds
onciliation, T--i T i- l with Rome, to the rapal religion were
inclined to persist in refusing a return of his friendship. The
dream of an independent orthodox Anglicanism which had once found
favour with Gardiner was fading away. The indifferent and the
orthodox alike desired to put an end to spiritual anarchy; and the
excommunication, though lying lightly on the people, and despised
even by the Catholic powers, had furnished, and might furnish, a
pretext for inconvenient combinations. Singularity of position,
where there was no especial cause for it, was always to be avoided.
These influences would have been insufficient to have brought the
English of themselves to seek for a reunion. They were enough to
induce them to accept it with indifference when offered them on
their own conditions, or to affect for a time an outward appearance
of acquiescence. Philip, therefore, consulted Renard, and Charles
invited Pole to Brussels. Renard, to whom politics were
all-important, and religion useful in its place, but inconvenient
when pushed into prominence, adhered to his old opinion. He advised
the S'lt6hLi "king to write privately to the Pope, telling J1" him
that he had already so many embarrass-temPteL ments on his hands
that he could not afford to increase them;" "the changes already
made were insincere, and the legatine authority was odious, not
only in England, but throughout Europe;" "the queen, on her
accession, had promised a general toleration,1 and it was useless
to provoke irritation when no...
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