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Page 335 - And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the congregation be thereby offended, the curate, having knowledge thereof, shall call him and advertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented...
Page 385 - The thing she most thirsteth after is victory ; and it seemeth to be indifferent to her to have her enemies diminished either by the sword of her friends, or by the liberal promises and rewards of her purse, or by divisions and quarrels among themselves.
Page 61 - Samuel feared not to slay Agag, the fat and delicate King of Amalek, whom King Saul had saved ; neither spared Elias Jezebel's false prophets, and Baal's priests, though King Ahab was present Phineas...
Page 416 - I myself have inspection thereof, and make answer thereto. For ye shall affirm in my name, I never writ any thing concerning that matter to any creature: and, if any such writings be, they are false and feigned, forged and invented by themselves, only to my dishonour and slander: and there are divers in Scotland, both men and women, that can counterfeit my hand-writing, and write the like manner of writing which I use, as well as myself, and principally such as are in company with themselves.
Page 178 - I do believe the principal part of her disease to consist in a deep grief and sorrow, nor does it seem possible to make her forget the same. Still she repeats these words, 'I could wish to be dead'.
Page 58 - But to wait upon your chamber-door, or elsewhere, and then to have no further liberty but to whisper my mind in your Grace's ear, or to tell to you what others think and speak of you, neither will my conscience nor the vocation whereto God hath called me suffer it.
Page 30 - Their blind zeal is nothing but a very mad frenzy, and therefore, to take the sword from them, to bind their hands, and to cast them into prison till they be brought to a more sober mind, is no disobedience against princes, but just obedience, because it agreeth with the will of God.
Page 74 - Oh, fair ladies, how pleasant were this life of yours if it should ever abide, and then in the end that we might pass to heaven with all this gay gear. But fie upon that knave Death, that will come whether we will or not ; and when he has laid on his arrest, the foul worms will be busy with this flesh, be it never so fair and so tender ; and the silly soul, I fear, shall be so feeble that it can neither carry with it gold, garnishing, targatting, pearl, nor precious stones.