Ecclesiastical Biography: Or, Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with the History of Religion in England ; from the Commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution, Volume 1

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F. C. and J. Rivington, 1818 - Christian biography
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Page 542 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, " I see the matter against me how it is framed ; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 543 - For I assure you I have often kneeled before him in his privy chamber on my knees, the space of an hour or two, to persuade him from his will and appetite : but I could never bring to pass to dissuade him therefrom.
Page 459 - My lord returned into his chamber lamenting the departure from his servants, making his moan unto Master Cromwell, who comforted him the best he could, and desired my lord to give him leave to go to London, where he would either make or mar or he came again, which was always his common saying.
Page 426 - I could in my fantasy wish or desire. She hath all the virtuous qualities that ought to be in a woman of her dignity, or in any other of baser estate. Surely she is also a noble woman born, if nothing were in her, but only her conditions will well declare the same.
Page 433 - Nay forsooth. And as for my counsell in whom I will put my trust, they be not here, they be in Spaine in my owne countrie.
Page 471 - How do you like him ? ' quoth the king. ' Forsooth, Sir,' quoth he, ' if you will have him dead, I warrant your Grace he will be dead within these four days, if he receive no comfort from you shortly, and Mistress Anne.
Page 352 - First, before his coming out of his privy chamber, he heard most commonly every day two masses in his privy closet ; and there then said his daily service with his chaplain : and as I heard his chaplain say, being a man of credence...
Page 93 - ... unto the time of his death, was so praiseworthy and honest, that never at any time was there any note or spot of suspicion noised of him. But in his answering, reading, preaching, and determining, he behaved himself laudably, and as a stout and valiant champion of the faith ; vanquishing, by the force of the scriptures, all such, who by their wilful beggary blasphemed and slandered Christ's religion.
Page 331 - The king rejoicing inwardly not a little, said again 'We do not only pardon you thereof, but also give you our princely thanks, both for the proceeding therein...
Page 309 - Chaucer's works they were brought " to the true knowledge of religion : and not unlike to

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