In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish
account of a Popish
mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
For two years our ancestors were kept in sullen submission by that filial love which had invariably secured their allegiance to the mother country, whether its head chanced to be a Parliament, Protector, or Popish
But Josiah Graves said they were popish
. This was a taunt that always aroused the Vicar.
A man may have as much wisdom in the possession of an affluent fortune, as any beggar in the streets; or may enjoy a handsome wife or a hearty friend, and still remain as wise as any sour popish
recluse, who buries all his social faculties, and starves his belly while he well lashes his back.
I know nothing of the arcana of the Roman Catholic religion, and I am not a bigot in matters of theology, but I suspect the root of this precocious impurity, so obvious, so general in Popish
countries, is to be found in the discipline, if not the doctrines of the Church of Rome.
It is true this man was a Roman, and perhaps it may give offence to some hereafter if I leave anything extraordinary upon record of a man whom, before I begin, I must (to set him out in just colours) represent in terms very much to his disadvantage, in the account of Protestants; as, first, that he was a Papist; secondly, a Popish
priest; and thirdly, a French Popish
(for she could deduce a precious moral from the most trifling event) that to take a draught of small ale in the morning was to observe a pernicious, irreligious, and Pagan custom, the relish whereof should be left to swine, and Satan, or at least to Popish
persons, and should be shunned by the righteous as a work of sin and evil.
The monstrous fiction of a 'Popish
Plot,' brought forward by Titus Oates, and the murderous frenzy which it produced, were demonstrations of the strength of the Protestant feeling, and the leader of the Whigs, the Earl of Shaftesbury, proposed that the Duke of York should be excluded by law from the succession to the throne in favor of the Duke of Monmouth, one of the king's illegitimate sons.
During the persecutions inflicted in the interval of Popish
restoration under the reign of Mary, upon all who favored the Reformation, many of the most zealous reformers had been compelled to fly their country.
"By the Irish Statute of George the Second," he said, "every marriage celebrated by a Popish
priest between two Protestants, or between a Papist and any person who has been a Protestant within twelve months before the marriage, is declared null and void.
One of the waiters, an Italian, had been struck down with a paralytic stroke that afternoon; and his Jewish employer, marvelling mildly at such superstitions, had consented to send for the nearest Popish
And he spoke in terms of the strongest indignation of the faithless conduct of the allies towards this dethroned monarch, who, after giving himself generously up to their mercy, was consigned to an ignoble and cruel banishment, while a bigoted Popish
rabble was tyrannising over France in his stead.