The history of the worthy martyr of God, the rev. John Nicolson, better known by the name of John Lambert, who was burned in Smithfield, in the year 1538

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Page 12 - BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Page 21 - Rome, and might be expected now to serve equally well the purposes of the English kings and of their ministers. His temper and his understanding eminently fitted him to act as mediator. Saintly in his professions, unscrupulous in his dealings, zealous for nothing, bold in speculation, a coward and a timeserver in action, a placable enemy and a lukewarm friend, he was in every way qualified to arrange the terms of the coalition between the religious and the worldly enemies of Popery.
Page 28 - ... for then I should give myself to the devil. I have made an oath to the King, and I must obey the King by God's law. By the Scripture, the King is chief, and no foreign person in his own realm above him. The Pope is contrary to the Crown. I cannot obey both, for no man can serve two masters at once. You attribute the keys to the Pope and the sword to the King. I say the King hath both.
Page 8 - What sayest thou now, after all these great labours which thou hast taken upon thee, and all the reasons and instructions of these learned men ? Art thou not yet satisfied ? Wilt thou live or die ? What sayest thou ? Thou hast yet free choice.
Page 8 - 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 6 - My name is John Nicholson, although of many I be called Lambert." " What," said the king, " have you two names ? I would not trust you, having two names, although you were my brother.
Page 7 - Answer as touching the sacrament of the altar, whether dost thou say, that it is the body of Christ, or wilt deny it ? " And with that word the king lifted up his cap.
Page 9 - If you do commit yourself unto my judgment, you must die, for I will not be a patron unto heretics ;' and turning to Cromwell, he said, ' Read the sentence of condemnation against him ;' which he accordingly did. " Upon the day appointed for this holy martyr to suffer, he was brought out of the prison, at eight o'clock in the morning, to the house of Cromwell, and carried into his inner chamber, where, it is said, Cromwell desired his forgiveness for what he had done. Lambert being at last admonished...
Page 22 - Of your charity pray for the soul of the high and mighty prince, our late sovereign lord and king, Henry VIII.
Page 12 - ... he should be obliged to take, he did not intend to bind himself to anything contrary to the law of God, or prejudicial to the rights of the king, or prohibitory of such reforms as he might judge useful to the church of England*.

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