The Last Abbot of Glastonbury: And Other Essays

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G. Bell and Sons, 1908 - Catholics - 330 pages

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Page 106 - For even if in the sight of men they be punished, their hope is full of immortality; and having borne a little chastening, they shall receive great good. Because God made trial of them, and found them worthy of himself; as gold in the furnace he proved them, and as a whole burnt offering he accepted them.
Page 105 - If any man will come after me, let him take up his cross and follow me.
Page 251 - Provided Always, that every Man and Woman, of what Estate or Condition that he be, shall be free to set their Son or Daughter to take Learning at any manner School that pleaseth them within the Realm.
Page 56 - Item, Councillors to give evidence against the abbot of Glaston, Richard Pollard, Lewis Forstell and Thomas Moyle. Item. To see that the evidence be well sorted and. the indictments well drawn against the said abbots and their accom* According to Wriothesley's " Chronicle " they were arraigned in the "Counter.
Page 174 - Thrift, thrift, Horatio; the funeral baked meats Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.
Page 53 - We have in money 300/. and above ; but the certainty of plate and other stuff e there as yet we know not, for we have not had opportunity for the same, but shortly we intend (God willing) to proceed to the same ; whereof we shall ascertain your lordship so shortly as we may. This is also to advertise your lordship, that we have found a fair chalice of gold, and divers other parcels of plate, which the abbot had hid secretly from all such commissioners as have bine there in times past...
Page 250 - Whoever has received from the Divine bounty a large share of blessings, whether they be external and corporeal or gifts of the mind, has received them for the purpose of using them for the perfecting of his own nature, and, at the same time, that he may employ them, as the minister of God's providence, for the benefit of others. He that hath a talent, says St.
Page 105 - I know, by my learning, he cannot take it by right and law. Wherefore, in my conscience, I cannot be content ; nor he shall never have it with my heart and will.
Page 244 - Letters, to see what the Church Festivals and Saints' days were to the people of those Catholic times, and how they entered into their very lives. A letter is frequently dated on the Monday, etc. (whatever day of the week it might be), before or after such or such a celebration. At times the date is taken from the words of some collect of the preceding Sunday, as when Agnes Paston heads a communication as " written at Paston, in haste, the Wednesday next after Deus qui errantibus.
Page 306 - England, and yet many could read English writing, I began, among other various and manifold troubles of this kingdom, to translate into English the book which is called in Latin Pastoralis, and in English Shepherd's Book...

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