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affection ancient appeared arms army attempt attended authority began bishop Bothwel Burnet catholic church commissioners commons conduct considerable council court crown danger death desired determined duke earl Elizabeth employed enemies engaged England English entirely established execution expected extreme farther favour finding force foreign formed former France French gave give given granted hands Henry Heylin hopes immediately intended interest king king's kingdom Knox lady late less letters liberty lord marriage Mary Mary's means measures ment nature never nobility obliged obtained opposition parliament party passed person Philip possessed present pretended prince princess promise protestants punishment queen queen of Scots reason received reformers refused regard reign religion rendered Scotland seemed sent severe shillings Somerset soon subjects succession taken thought thousand took usual VIII violent whole young zeal
Page 170 - Be of good cheer, brother; we shall this day kindle such a torch in England, as, I trust in God, shall never be extinguished.
Page 220 - The which our duty being well considered, we do promise, before the majesty of God and His Congregation, that we (by His grace) shall with all diligence continually apply our whole power, substance, and our very lives, to maintain, set forward, and establish the most blessed Word of God and His Congregation...
Page 36 - A catalogue of his vices would comprehend many of the worst qualities incident to human nature ; violence, cruelty, profusion, rapacity, injustice, obstinacy, arrogance, bigotry, presumption, caprice : but neither was he subject to all these vices in the most extreme degree, nor was he at intervals altogether destitute of virtue : he was sincere, open, gallant, liberal, and capable at least of a temporary friendship and attachment.
Page 42 - A proclamation was issued, that women should not meet together to babble and talk, and that all men should keep their wives in their houses.
Page 65 - That prelate had been alarmed with the noise which he heard in the castle; and had barricadocd the door of his chamber: but finding that they had brought fire in order to force their way, and having obtained, as is believed, a promise of life, he opened the door ; and reminding them that he was a priest, he conjured them to spare him. Two of...
Page 34 - He expressed his resignation, and desired that Cranmer might be sent for ; but before the prelate arrived, he was speechless, though he still seemed to retain his senses. Cranmer desired him to give some sign of his dying in the faith of Christ. He squeezed the prelate's hand, and immediately expired, after a reign of thirty-seven years and nine months ; and in the fifty-sixth year of his age.
Page 37 - ... vulgar eyes ; and it may be said with truth, that the English in that age were so thoroughly subdued, that, like Eastern slaves, they were inclined to admire those acts of violence and tyranny which were exercised over themselves, and at their own expense.
Page 148 - Warning was, therefore, given to lady Jane to prepare for death ; a doom which she had expected, and which the innocence of her life, as well as the misfortunes to which she had been exposed, rendered no unwelcome news to her. 9 The queen's bigoted zeal...
Page 336 - If it were so, that the father or the goodman of the house had a matrass or flock-bed, and thereto a sack of chaff to rest his head upon, he thought himself to be as well lodged as the lord of the town, so well were they contented.
Page 23 - Ireland ; to whom, by Holy Scripture, all authority and power is wholly given to hear and determine all manner of causes ecclesiastical, and to correct all manner of heresies, errors, vices, and sins, whatsoever ; and to all such persons as his majesty shall appoint thereunto.