The alleged tripartite division of tithes in England, and the poor; and The rise and progress of the poor law system in relation to the Church, 2 sermons

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Page 48 - Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity.
Page 32 - ... and by their successors to the poor parishioners of the said churches, in aid of their living and sustenance for ever, and also that the vicar be well and sufficiently endowed.
Page 28 - England, by the said grandfather and his progenitors, and the earls, barons, and other nobles of his said realm, and their ancestors, to inform them and the people of the law of God, and to make hospitalities, alms, and other works of charity, in the places where the churches were founded, for the souls of the founders, their heirs, and all Christians...
Page 15 - This is the tenure by which almost all the ancient monasteries and religious houses held their lands, and by which the parochial clergy and very many ecclesiastical and eleemosynary foundations hold them at this day ; the nature of the service being upon the Reformation altered, and made conformable to the purer doctrines of the Church of England.
Page 47 - After the Divine Service ended, the money given at the Offertory shall be disposed of to such pious and charitable uses, as the Minister and Church-wardens shall think fit. Wherein if they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint.
Page 45 - VII. c. 12. the poor are directed to abide in the cities or towns wherein they were born, or such wherein they had dwelt for three years, which seem to be the first rudiments of parish settlements,) yet till the statute 27 Hen.
Page 28 - Parliament by the commonalty of the said realm, containing, that whereas the Holy Church of England was founded in the estate of prelacy, within the realm of England, by the said grandfather and his progenitors, and the earls, barons, and other nobles of his said realm, and their ancestors, to inform them and the people of the law of God, and to make hospitalities, alms, and other works of charity, in the places where the churches were founded...
Page 45 - Beggars impotent to serve, shall abide in the Cities and Towns where they be dwelling at the Time of the Proclamation of this Statute...
Page 45 - THE poor of England, till the time of Hen. VIII., subsisted entirely upon private benevolence, and the charity of welldisposed Christians. For though it appears by the mirrour ', that by the common law the poor were to be " sustained by " parsons, rectors of the church, and the parishioners ; so " that none of them die for default of sustenance;" and though by the statutes 12 Ric.II.
Page 27 - Of late it came to the knowledge of our Lord the King, by the grievous complaint of the honourable persons, lords, and other noblemen of his realm, that whereas monasteries, priories, and other religious houses were founded to the honour and glory of God, and the advancement of the Holy Church, by the King and his progenitors, and by the said noblemen and their ancestors ; and a very great portion of lands and tenements...

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