Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 22 Novembris.
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 with a Complaint against Webb for Blasphemy.
Blasphemies uttered by Webb.
"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.
"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.
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 against him.
The House called.
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.