A General Martyrologie, Containing a Collection of All the Greatest Persecutions ...

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1651 - Martyrologies - 364 pages
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Page 435 - Clarke-^) a man of great learning, of much prudence and piety, and of great ability and fidelity in the work of the ministry.
Page 372 - Lecture to be void ; and, that he minded, according to the Foundation thereof, to proceed to the election of a new Reader : and further, he did then and there, by virtue of his Office, inhibit the...
Page 415 - Cor. 4 : 17, 18. For what can be great to him that counts the world nothing ; and what can be long to him that counts his life but a span long ? When he saw a Christian look sad, he would say as Jonadab did to Ammon, "Art thou a king's son, and lookest so ill?
Page 349 - ... especially of shedding the blood of that noble instrument of God, Mr George Wishart, who, though he was consumed by the fire before men, yet cries it for vengeance upon thee ; and we from God are sent to revenge it ; for here, before my God I protest, that neither the hatred of thy person, the love of thy riches, nor the fear of any hurt thou couldst have done me, moveth me to strike thee ; but only because thou hast been, and still remainest, an obstinate enemy against Jesus Christ, and his...
Page 415 - They broke open his chests and cupboards, and plundered him of his goods ; but he said to a friend of his, " That he " would not do them that honour to say they had taken " aught from him, but it was the Lord, alleging that " Job when he was spoiled by the Chaldeans and Sabeans, " did not so much as name the instruments, but The Lord " hath given and the Lord hath taken away ,• blessed le the
Page 375 - ... it pleased the Lord to make them very successful for the conversion and confirmation of many, and for terror and restraint unto others. There was one Mr Chaplin, a woollen-draper in Warwick, who made a profession of religion, but many times broke out into scandalous practices ; Mr Cartwright on a time walking with him in his garden, dealt plainly and faithfully with him, rebuking him for his miscarriages, and shewing him the dishonour that he brought to GOD and the gospel thereby. This so wrought...
Page 422 - J By some happy accident he acquired French very soon. On this and its advantages his Biographer already cited must be allowed to speak : " He learned," says he, " the French tongue almost as soon as he could speak English ; even so soon as that he hath often affirmed he did not remember his learning of it. And he did afterwards attain so great exactness of speaking and preaching in that language, together with a perfect knowledge of the state and affairs of that kingdom, especially of the Protestant...
Page 422 - The impressions of grace had so early an appearance in him, that he was, not without good ground, esteemed one sanctified from the womb. When but four years old, he would cry to go to his mother, to hear her read or speak* something of GOD : And his religious desires grew up with his age. He was early acquainted with the Book of GOD, which he much delighted in, and read with great affection. He had -excellent natural parts, which were soon exercised...
Page 59 - Testeth the traitor with the emperor? Pinch him with fiery tongs, gird him with burning plates, bring out the strongest chains, and the fire-forks, and the grated bed of iron: on the fire with it; bind the rebel hand and foot; and when the bed is fire-hot, on with him: roast him, broil him, toss him, turn him: on pain of our high displeasure do every man his office, O ye tormentors.

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