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They will see that there was a rich harvest of glory, and an opportunity afforded for the greatest achievements, but that men only were wanting for the execution; while they were not wanting who could rightly counsel, exhort, infpire, and bind an unfading wreath of praise round the brows of the illuftrious actors in fo glorious a fcene.

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Affembly of divines, Tract of divorce addreffed to them, i. 332. Athanafius, his notion concerning kings, iii, 181. Athelftan, the fon of king Edward the elder, by a concubine, fo lemnly crowned at Kingston upon Thames, iv. 190. The confpiracy of one Alfred and his accomplices against him discovered, ibid. He gives his fifter Edgith to Sitric the Dane, but drives Anlaf and Guthfred out of their kingdom, ibid. The story of his dealing with his brother Edwin queftioned as improbable, 191. He overthrows a vast army of Scotch and Irish, under Anlaf and Conftantine, king of Scotland, ibid. 192. He dies at Gloucester, and is buried at Malmsbury, 194. His character, ibid.

Athens, their magiftrates took notice only of two forts of writings, i. 290.

Atticots invade the fouth coaft of Britain, iv. 74.

Auguftus, Libels burnt, and the authors punished by him, i. 292. Aulus Plautius fent against Britain by the emperor Claudius, iv. 41. He overthrows Caractacus and Togodumnus, 42. Is very much put to it by the Britons, ibid. Sends to Claudius to come over, and joins with him, 43. Leaves the country quiet, and returns triumphant to Rome, 44.

Aurelius Conanus, a British king, one of the five that is faid to have reigned toward the beginning of the Saxon heptarchy, iv. 114. Auftin, what he accounted a becoming folace for Adam, ii. 128. Allows fornication a fufficient caufe for divorce, 223. His opinion why God created a wife for Adam, 255. A maintainer of the clergy's right to tithes, iii. 365. Sent with others from Rome, to preach the gospel to the Saxons, iv. 119. Is received by king Ethelbert, who hears him in a great affembly, 120. Is ordained archbishop of the English, 121. Hath his feat at Canterbury, 122. Summons together the British bithops, requiring them to conform with him in points wherein they differed, 123. Upon their refufal, he ftirs up Ethelfrid against them, to the flaughter of 1200 monks, 124.

Auftria, archduke of, fee Leopold.

Autarchy, mentioned by Marcus Aurelius, what itis, iii. 149. Authorities, for the difference of bishops and prefbyters, not to be depended on, i. 64.


BACON, fir Francis, his complaint of the bishops' partiality in licenfing pamphlets, i. 157.

Badiaus, John, letter to, i. xxxviii.

Badon-bill, the ill improvement the British made of their fuccefs

there, iv. III.

Bangor, monks of, live by their own labour, iv. 123. Go to a conference with Auftin, ibid.

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Baptifm, facrament of, feems cancelled by the fign added thereto,
i. 128.

Barclay, traduces the English as to their religious tenets, i. 110.
Bardus, one of the first race of kings, fabled to have reigned in this
ifland, iv. 3. Defcended from Samothes, ibid.

Bafil, his opinion as to divorce, ii. 222. Calls the bishops flaves of
flaves, iii. 46.

Bath, by whom built, iv. 13. Its medicinal waters dedicated to
Minerva, ibid.

Bees, the government among them quoted to prove the pope's fu-
premacy, iii. 137.

Belfast, reprefentation and exhortation of the prefbytery there, ii.
355, &c. Remarks on them, 370, &c.

Belgia, Helvetia, and Geneva, their churchmen remarkable for
learning, i. 198.

Belinus fucceeds his father Dunwallo, iv. 18. His contentions
with his brother Brennus, ibid. Their reconciliation, 19. Built
the tower of London, ibid.

Beorn, precedes Ethelred in the kingdom of the East-angles, iv. 160.
Bericus, fleeing to Rome, perfuades the emperor Claudius to invade
this island, iv. 41.

Berinus, a bishop fent by pope Honorius, converts the Welt-Saxons
and their kings to chriftianity, iv. 133.

Bernicia, kingdom of, in Northumberland, begun by Ida, the Saxon,
iv. 110.

Bernulf, ufurping the kingdom of Mercia from Keolwulf, is over-
thrown by Echert at Ellandune, iv. 160. Fleeing to the Eaft-
angles, is by them flain, ibid.

Beza, his interpretation of the word wper Bulégian, i. 185. His opi-
non, of regulating fin by apoftolic laws, not found, ii. 33. His
teftimony concerning Martin Bucer, 64. His notion concerning
divorce, 234.

Bible, put by the papifts in the first rank of prohibited books, i. 300.
Bigot, Emeric, letter to, i. xxx.

Birthric, king of the Weft Saxons after Kinwulf, iv. 153. Secretly
feeks the life of Echert, 157. Is poifoned by a cup which his
wife had prepared for another, 158.

Bishop and deacon, the only ecclefiaftical orders mentioned in the
gofpel, i. 76.

Bishop and prefbyter, two names to fignify the fame order, i. 75.
Equally tyrants over learning, if licenfing be brought in, 315.
Bishopric, the author's opinion of it, i. 253.

Bishops, have been as the Canaanites and Philistines to this king-
dom, i. 34. By their oppofition to king John, Normandy loft,
he depofed, and the kingdom made over to the pope, ibid. No
bishop, no king, an abfurd position, 35. Sometimes we read of
two in one place, 71. Not an order above prefbyters, ibid.


Elected with contention and blood-fhed, 101. St. Paul's de-
scription of and exhortation to them, 179. Not to be compared
with Timothy, 187. If made by God, yet the bishopric is the
king's gift, 198. Moft potent, when princes happen to be most
weak, iii.42.

Bladud, the fon of Rudhuddibras, builds Caerbadus, or Bath, iv. 13.
Bleduno, one in the number of the ancient British kings, iv. 22.
Blegabredus, his excellency in music, iv. 22.

Blindness, inftances of men of worth afflicted with, vi. 382.
Boadicia, the wife of Prafutagus, together with her daughters,
abused by the Roman foldiers, iv. 50. Commands in chief in
the British army against the Romans, 52. Vanquished by Sue-
tonius, fuppofed to have poifoned herself, 54.

Bodin, though a papift, affirms prefbyterian church-difcipline to be
beft, i. 132.

Bonomattai, Benedict, letters to, i. xi.

Bonofus, endeavouring to make himself emperor, but vanquished by
Probus, hangs himself, iv. 69. A farcafm on his drunkenness,

Books, the heinous crime of killing good ones, i. 290. Some good,
fome bad; left to each man's difcretion, 296. Thofe of papifts
fuffered to be fold and read, iv. 269.

Bordelloes, author's defence from the accufation of frequenting them,

i. 220-222.

Boris procures the death of the emperor of Ruffia, and then af-
cends the throne, iv. 292, 293. His method to procure the
peoples' love, 293.

Bowes, fir Jerom, ambaffador from queen Elifabeth to Ruffia, his
reception and negotiations at that court, iv. 307-310.
Bracton, the power of kings limited, according to him. iii. 282.
Bradshaw, John, character of, vi. 413.

Bradshaw, Richard, fent as agent from the English commonwealth,
to Hamborough, iv. 333.

Brandenburgh, Frederic William marquis of, Oliver's letters to
him, iv. 432. 436.

Bras, Lord Henry de, letters to, i. xxxiii, xxxvii.

Breme, the protector's letters to the confuls and fenators of that city,
iv. 376. 433..

Brennus and Belinus, the fons of Dunwallo Mul:nutius, contend
about the kingdom, iv, 18. After various conflicts, reconciled ·
by their mother Conuvenna, 19. They turn their united forces
into foreign parts, but Belinus returns and reigns long in peace,


Britain, hiftory of the affairs thereof altogether obfcure and uncer-
tain, until the coming of Julius Cæfar, iv. 2. Inhabited before
the flood probably, 3. By whom first peopled, ibid. Named
firft Samothea from Samothes, ibid. Next Albion, and whence,
ibid. Fruitful of courageous men, but not of able governors, 86.

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