Thomas Cranmer

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Methuen & Company, 1898 - 203 pages

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Page 197 - I renounce and refuse, as things written with my hand contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death, and to save my life if it might be; and that is, all such bills...
Page 197 - I renounce, and refuse, as things written with my Hand, contrary to the Truth, which I thought in my Heart, and writ for fear of Death, and to save my Life, if it might be...
Page 73 - Majesty; he that was such a servant in my judgment, in wisdom, diligence, faithfulness, and experience, as no prince in this realm ever had; he that was so vigilant to preserve your Majesty from all treasons, that few could be so secretly conceived, but he detected the same in the beginning...
Page 196 - First, I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, &c. And I believe every article of the Catholic faith, every word and sentence taught by our Saviour Jesus Christ, his apostles and prophets, in the New and Old Testament. "And now...
Page 199 - Fire being now put to him, he stretched out his right hand and thrust it into the flame, and held it there a good space, before the fire came to any other part of his body; where his hand was seen of every man sensibly burning, crying with a loud voice, This hand hath offended.
Page 66 - That he thought it not indifferent so to order the matter; for,' said he, 'poor men's children are many times endued with more singular gifts of nature, which are also the gifts of God, as, with eloquence, memory, apt pronunciation, sobriety, and such like ; and also commonly more apt to apply their study, than is the gentleman's son, delicately educated.
Page 98 - God, and be necessary to our salvation; and the other containeth such things as have been of a long continuance for a decent order and honest policy, prudently instituted and used in the churches of our realm, and be for that same purpose and end to be observed and kept accordingly, although they be not expressly commanded of God, nor necessary to our salvation.
Page 197 - And here, being admonished of his recantation and dissembling, he said, Alas, my lord, I have been a man that all my life loved plainness, and never dissembled till now against the truth ; which I am most sorry for.
Page 103 - The ministers of God's word, under his Majesty, be the bishops, parsons, vicars, and such other priests as be appointed by his Highness to that ministration: as for example, the Bishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Duresme, the Bishop of Winchester, the Parson of Winwick, &c.
Page 93 - For it is not much above one hundred years ago, since Scripture hath not been accustomed to be read in the vulgar tongue within this realm...

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