These were usually regarded as visitations of chastisement for national sins and vindications of divine righteousness or judgments, i.e.
Concordia discors pointed out the absurdity of the constant tendency to multiply oaths, while "remonstrances," "narratives," "queries," "prescriptions," "vindications," "declarations" and "statements" were scattered broadcast.
In this way a question of the most temporary interest, concerning an individual of no particular eminence or importance, has produced one of the most impressive vindications of literature ever spoken or written.
The result was his celebrated treatise De ver y obedientia, the ablest, certainly, of all the vindications of royal supremacy.
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