John Cassell's Illustrated History of England, Volume 2

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John Frederick Smith
W. Kent and Company, 1858 - Great Britain

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Page 225 - Whereas you send unto me (willing me to confess a truth, and so obtain your favour) by such an one whom you know to be mine ancient professed enemy, I no sooner received this message by him than I rightly conceived your meaning; and if, as you say, confessing a truth indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty perform your command.
Page 380 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 200 - He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer...
Page 226 - ... where both you and myself must shortly appear, and in whose judgment I doubt not, whatsoever the world may think of me, mine innocence shall be openly known and sufficiently cleared. My last and only request...
Page 200 - 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 230 - Mr. Kingston, I hear say I shall not die before noon, and I am very sorry therefore, for I thought to be dead by this time, and past my pain.
Page 203 - Love thyself last; cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not; Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then, if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 424 - God, and said to a person of note, (who hath related the same to others since,) not long before his death, that all the devils in hell did tear him in pieces.
Page 71 - the women, that like snails in a fright had drawn in their horns, shot them out again as soon
Page 225 - ... for whose sake I am now as I am, whose name I could some good while since have pointed unto, your grace being not ignorant of my suspicion therein.

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