A Vindication of the Most Reverend Thomas Cranmer, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury: And Therewith of the Reformation in England, Against Some of the Allegations which Have Been Recently Made by the Rev. Dr. Lingard, the Rev. Dr. Milner, and Charles Butler ...

Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1826 - 148 pages

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Page 131 - ... when I recall to mind at last, after so many dark ages, wherein the huge overshadowing train of error had almost swept all the stars out of the firmament of the church ; how the bright and blissful Reformation (by divine power) struck through the black and settled night of ignorance and antichristian tyranny, methinks a sovereign and reviving joy must needs rush into the bosom of him that...
Page 128 - I renounce and refuse, as things written with my hand contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death, and to save my life if it might be...
Page 15 - And as for the pope, I refuse him, as Christ's enemy, and Antichrist, with all his false doctrine. " And as for the sacrament, I believe as I have taught in my book against the Bishop of Winchester ; the •which my book teacheth so true a doctrine of the sacrament, that it shall stand at the last day before the judgment of God, where the papistical doctrine contrary thereto shall be ashamed to show her face.
Page 110 - Yea, to him it was imputed, that none " of the greatest and most known Protestants in Queen " Mary's reign were ever called to account, or put to trou
Page 32 - God, my sins are great, but yet have mercy upon me for Thy great mercy. The great mystery that God became man was not wrought for little or few offences.
Page 132 - Then was the sacred Bible sought out of the dusty corners where profane falsehood and neglect had thrown it, the schools opened, divine and human learning raked out of the embers of forgotten tongues, the princes and cities trooping apace to the new-erected banner of salvation ; the martyrs, with the unresistible might of weakness shaking the powers of darkness, and scorning the fiery rage of the old red dragon.
Page 115 - With his surcease success: that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor; this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poison'd chalice To our own lips.
Page 128 - And now I come to the great thing that troubleth my conscience more than any other thing that ever I said or did in my life, and that is, the setting abroad of writings contrary to the truth...
Page 77 - ye will not accept it' Then he said I was a parrot I told him again, ' I was ready to suffer all things at his hands, not only his rebukes, but all that should follow besides, yea, and all that gladly.' " Then had I divers rebukes of the council, because I would not express my mind in all things as they would have me. But they were not in the mean time unanswered for all that, which now to rehearse were too much, for I was with them about 'five hours.

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