DIE Veneris, 22 Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Walker.
Ds. Grey de Wark, Speaker.
Message from the Assembly, with a Directory for Public Worship;
A Message was brought from the Assembly, by Dr.
Burges, One of the Assessors of the Assembly, and
others; who said, "In Obedience to the Orders and
Commands of both Houses of Parliament, the Assembly have endeavoured to compile a Directory for
the Worship of God; and so much as is done, they
now present to this House; and the rest, they will
make what Haste they can of."
And the House received the said Directory.
and with a Complaint against Webb for Blasphemy.
"They presented another Paper from the Assembly,
which they trembled to think on; but, to discharge
their Duty to God, they cannot but reveal it to their
The House received the said Paper; which was read,
as followeth: (Here enter it.)
"Certain Blasphemies, delivered in a private
House, in a Sermon, by Mr. Webb, in QueenesStreete, in Covent-Garden, about Septemb.
Blasphemies uttered by Webb.
"1. That Place in Gen. vi. 6. that it is said, God
repented that He made Man, was untrue; and so other
Places of Scripture.
"2. That a Man is to believe according to his Reason;
for he that believeth contrary to his Reason, it is a
Lye to himself.
"3. That the Prince of the Air, that rules in the
Children of Disobedience, is God; and that there
was no other Spirit but One, which Spirit is God.
"4. That we did look for great Matters from One
crucified at Jerusalem Sixteen Hundred Years ago;
but that would do us no Good. It must be a Christ
formed in us, in the Deity united to our Humanity.
"One of his Company, before the Exercise, endeavoured to prove, that Christ doubted when He
cried, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken-Me?
So One asked him, "What he believed Christ came
into the World for?" He answered, "To live Thirtytwo Years, and to die; and nothing else, that he
knew." And Mr. Webb, when he spake of Christ,
seemed to speak in Derision.
"5. He thought once, that a Righteousness without
him should have served him; but his Exhortation
was, Let your Rejoicing be in yourselves, and not in
"6. That we should think of ourselves no better than
was meet; for God loved the Creatures that crept
upon the Ground as well as the best Saint; and he
knew no Difference between his Flesh and the Flesh
of a Toad.
"7. He said, that a Drunkard did the Will of God.
"8. That the Soul died with the Body, and all
Things should have an End; but that God shall remain for ever.
It was further informed, "That One Mr. Grange, a
Man of Credit, can prove these Particulars; and can
produce others to make them good."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Thomas
Webb shall be forthwith attached, by the Gentleman
Usher attending this House, or his Deputy, and bring
him before the Lords in Parliament, to answer this
Charge; and then this House will further proceed
The House called.
Next, the House was called; and these Lords were
excused for being absent:
Ordinance for the Attainder of the Archbishop of Cant.
Then the Ordinance for Attainder of the Archbishop
of Canterbury was read the Second Time; and Ordered
to be committed to a Committee of the whole House, and
to be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Absent Lords to attend.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham, Earl of
Stamford, Lord Viscount Say & Seale, Lord Willoughby,
Lord Dacres, and Lord Mountague, shall have a Command to attend this House To-morrow Morning; and
the Judges and King's Counsel to attend likewise.
House adjourned till 10a cras.