The Translators Revived: A Biographical Memoir of the Authors of the English Version of the Holy Bible

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C. Scribner, 1853 - Bible - 250 pages
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The Translators Revived : A Biographical Memoir of the Authors of the English Version of the Holy Bible by Alexander Wilson M'Clure, first published in 1853, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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Page 14 - 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 246 - Truly, good Christian reader, we never thought from the beginning that we should need to make a new translation, nor yet to make of a bad one a good one...
Page 212 - Bible: Tindale's, Matthew's, Coverdale's, Whitchurch's, Geneva. 15. Besides the said directors before mentioned, three or four of the most ancient and grave divines in either of the universities, not employed in translating, to be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor upon conference with the rest of the Heads to be overseers of the translations, as well Hebrew as Greek, for the better observation of the fourth rule above specified.
Page 22 - If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth the plough shall know more of the Scripture than thou dost.
Page 195 - His taste in literature and art was excellent, his manner dignified though not gracious, his domestic life without blemish. Faithlessness was the chief cause of his disasters, and is the chief stain on his memory. He was, in truth, impelled by an incurable propensity to dark and crooked ways.
Page 26 - I call God to record against the day we shall appear before our Lord Jesus, to give a reckoning of our doings, that I never altered one syllable of God's word against my conscience, nor would this day, if all that is in the earth, whether it be pleasure, honour, or riches, might be given me.
Page 71 - BUT, to outweigh all harm, the sacred Book, In dusty sequestration wrapt too long, Assumes the accents of our native tongue; And he who guides the plough, or wields the crook, "With understanding spirit now may look Upon her records, listen to her song, And sift her laws — much wondering that the wrong, Which Faith has suffered, Heaven could calmly brook.
Page 96 - Borne, these two excellent persons began a holy friendship, increasing daily to so high and mutual affections, that their two wills seemed to be but one and the same ; and their designs both for the glory of God, and peace of the Church ; still assisting and improving each other's virtues, and the desired comforts of a peaceable piety: which I have willingly mentioned, because it gives a foundation to some things that follow.
Page 16 - English, and by that means laid it more open to the laity and to women who could read, than it used to be to the most learned of the clergy, and those of them who had the best understanding : and so the Gospel pearl is cast abroad, and trodden under foot of swine...
Page 36 - I pray you, my lord, that you will exhibit the book unto the King's Highness, and to obtain of his Grace, if you can, a license that the same may be sold and read of every person, without danger of any act, proclamation, or ordinance heretofore granted to the contrary, until such time that we the bishops shall set forth a better translation, which I think will not be till a day after doomsday...

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