Facts and men, pages from English Church history, between 1553 and 1683

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Page 46 - and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were
Page 136 - brother Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust never shall be put out.' " And so the fire being kindled, when Ridley saw the fire flaming up towards him, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lord, into Thy hands I commend my spirit: Lord, receive my spirit!
Page 122 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own. He had only a farm of three or four pounds a year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for one hundred sheep, and my mother milked thirty kine. He was able, and did
Page 315 - Those we ought to judge lawfully called and sent, which be chosen and called to the work by men who have public authority given unto them in the congregation to call and send ministers into the Lord's vineyard.
Page 143 - says, in a sermon preached before Edward VI., " Christ saith, Except a man be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God. He must have a regeneration. And what is this regeneration ? It is not to be christened in water, as those firebrands expound it, and nothing else. How is it to be expounded, then ? St. Peter showeth that
Page 315 - It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of public preaching, or ministering the Sacrament in the congregation, before he be lawfully called and sent to execute the same.
Page 98 - From the tyranny of the Bishop of Rome, and all his detestable errors, idolatries, and abominations, good Lord, deliver us. And God be praised for good King Edward." Rowland Taylor lay in prison two
Page 46 - without Him was not anything made that hath been made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.
Page 189 - see; and whereas in his clothes he appeared a withered and crooked silly old man, he now stood bolt upright, as comely a father as one might lightly behold. " Then Master Ridley, standing as yet in his truss, said to his brother,' It were best for me to go in my truss
Page 122 - his harness, when he went to Blackheath Field. He kept me to school, or else I had not been able to have preached before the King's majesty now. He married my sisters with five pounds apiece, and brought them up in godliness and the fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours, and some alms he gave to the poor.

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