Re: Quote from which Melville?
- A gracious emailer informed me that it was Andrew as seen in James
--- In email@example.com, "jmcovenanter"
> There is a quote by one of the Melvilles that contains this
> "There are two kings and two kingdoms in Scotland: there is King
> James, the head of the Commonwealth, and there is Christ Jesus,
> Head of the Church, whose subject King James VI. is, and of whosecontrol
> kingdom he is not a head, nor a lord, but a member; and they whom
> Christ hath called, and commanded to watch over His Church, and
> govern His spiritual kingdom, have suffircient authority and power
> from Him so to do, which no Christian king nor prince should
> or discharge, but assist and support, otherwise they are notall
> faithful subjects to Christ. And, Sire, when you was in your
> swaddling clothes Christ reigned freely in this land in spite of
> His enemies..."Light
> The reason I say one of the Melvilles is due to the fact that
> in the North (19) attributes it to James and cites hisAutobiography
> and Diary (which I do not have), while John Howie in The Scots
> Worthies (pp. 95-97) seems to attribute the speech to Andrew.
> Does anyone know the truth?