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They will fee 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 scene.
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.
Baptifm, facrament of, feems cancelled by the fign added thereto,
Barclay, traduces the English as to their religious tenets, i. 110.
Bafil, his opinion as to divorce, ii. 222. Calls the bishops flaves of
Bath, by whom built, iv. 13. Its medicinal waters dedicated to
Bees, the government among them quoted to prove the pope's fu-
premacy, i. 137.
Belfast, reprefentation and exhortation of the prefbytery there, ii.
Belgia, Helvetia, and Geneva, their churchmen remarkable for
Belinus fucceeds his father Dunwallo, iv. 18.
Beorn, precedes Ethelred in the kingdom of the Eaft-angles, iv. 160.
this ifland, iv. 41.
Berinus, a bishop fent by pope Honorius, converts the Weft-Saxons
Bernicia, kingdom of, in Northumberland, begun by Ida, the Saxon,
Bernulf, ufurping the kingdom of Mercia from Keolwulf, is over-
Beza, his interpretation of the word wperBulégian, i. 185. His opi-
Bible, put by the papifts in the first rank of prohibited books, i. 300.
Birthric, king of the Weft Saxons after Kinwulf, iv. 153. Secretly
Bishop and deacon, the only ecclefiaftical orders mentioned in the
Bishop and prefbyter, two names to fignify the fame order, i. 75-
Elected with contention and blood-fhed, 101. St. Paul's de-
Bladud, the fon of Rudhuddibras, builds Caerbadus, or Bath, iv. 13.
Blindness, inftances of men of worth afflicted with, vi. 382.
Bodin, though a papift, affirms prefbyterian church-difcipline to be
Bonomattai, Benedict, letters to, i. xi.
Bonofus, endeavouring to make himself emperor, but vanquished by
Books, the heinous crime of killing good ones, i. 290. Some good,
Bordelloes, author's defence from the accufation of frequenting them,
Boris procures the death of the emperor of Ruffia, and then af-
Bowes, fir Jerom, ambaffador from queen Elifabeth to Ruffia, his
Bradshaw, Richard, fent as agent from the English commonwealth,
Brandenburgh, Frederic William marquis of, Oliver's letters to
Bras, Lord Henry de, letters to, i. xxxiii, xxxvii.
Breme, the protector's letters to the confuls and fenators of that city,
Brennus and Belinus, the fons of Dunwallo Mul:nutius, contend
Britain, hiftory of the affairs thereof altogether obfcure and uncer-