History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century

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W. Blackwood, 1829 - Reformation - 424 pages
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Page 71 - Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unfenown tongue.
Page 342 - ... been repeatedly and solemnly ratified. It is to be hoped that the public mind in Britain, much as has been done to mislead it, is not yet prepared for adopting principles which lead to a condemnation of the famous Waldenses and Bohemians, for standing to the defence of their lives, when proscribed and violently attacked on account of their religion. They lived during the period of Antichrist's power, and, according to the adorable plan of Providence, were allowed to fall a sacrifice to his...
Page 294 - I would myself carry wood to burn my own son, were he such a wretch as thou.
Page 234 - All the prisoners in the inquisitions of Valladolid, Seville, and Toledo, were persons abundantly well qualified. I shall here pass over their names in silence, that I may not, by their bad fame, stain the honour of their ancestors, and the...
Page 375 - ... to the people to have more eyes to foresee, so they will find it hath more mouths, too, which must be satisfied; and, at best, it hath rather a monstrosity than anything of perfection beyond that of right monarchy, where counsel may be in many, as the senses, but the supreme power can be but in one, as the head.
Page 393 - I practically, and in spite of my better judgment, learn to be a fanatic on my own side. " Pretending studious retirement, I have fitted up a small room, to which none but my confidential friends find admittance. There lie my prohibited books, in perfect concealment, in a well-contrived nook under a staircase. The Breviary alone, in its black-binding, clasps, and gilt leaves, is kept upon the table, to check the doubts of any chance intruder.
Page 59 - Yo vi en corte de Roma, do es la santidat, Que todos al dinero fasen grand homilidat, Grand honra le fascian con grand solenidat, Todos a el se homillan como a la magestat.
Page iv - Valera, who left Spain for the sake of religion about the same time as De Montes, and has given various notices respecting his Protestant countrymen in his writings, particularly in a book on the Pope and the Mass, of which also an English translation was published during the reign of Elizabeth. These early works, though well known when they first made their appearance, fell into oblivion for a time, together with the interesting details which they furnish. As a proof of this it is only necessary...
Page 355 - On quitting his father's apartment, he had to undergo a still severer trial of his sensibility. He found his wife and children, Avith a number of his friends, waiting for him in the hall. Bursting into tears, and embracing her husband, Vittoria besought him not to leave her a widow, and her babes fatherless. The children joined in the entreaties of their mother; and the eldest daughter, a fine girl of thirteen, grasping his knees, refused to part with him. How he disengaged himself, he knew not;...
Page 57 - Nin vale el azor menos porque en vil nido siga, nin los enxemplos buenos porque judío los diga.

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