Men of Mark in British Church History

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William Oliphant & Company, 1875 - Great Britain - 304 pages
 

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Page 303 - Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.
Page 135 - Whosoever . therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Page 71 - Thus this brook has conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean; and thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over.
Page 198 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 198 - He would not have given me over, in my grey hairs. Howbeit, this is my just reward for my pains and diligence, not regarding my service to God, but only my duty to my prince.
Page 247 - It was wonderful to see with what. joy this book of God was received not only among the learneder sort and those that were noted for lovers of the reformation, but generally all England over among all the vulgar and common people; and with what greediness God's word was read and what resort to places where the reading of it was.
Page 63 - ... recommended it to the perusal of their hearers. In their hands it became an engine of wonderful power. Men were flattered by the appeal to their private judgment : the new doctrines insensibly acquired partisans and protectors in the higher classes, who alone were acquainted with the use of letters ; a spirit of inquiry was generated ; and the seeds were sown of that religious revolution, which in little more than a century astonished and convulsed the nations of Europe.
Page 276 - Croydon, and came with all speed, but found him speechless. Happily, in that hour he perished. He was in the fifty-sixth year of his age, and the thirty-eighth of his reign.
Page 264 - I commend my soul unto the hands of God, but my body I wholly yield and submit unto your clemency." Then said the king, " If you do commit yourself unto my judgment, you must die, for I will not be a patron unto heretics.
Page 218 - An English Whig, who asserts the reality of the popish plot, an Irish Catholic, who denies the massacre in 1641, and a Scotch Jacobite, who maintains the innocence of Queen Mary, must be considered as men beyond the reach of argument or reason, and must be left to their prejudices.

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