The Life and Times of Thomas Cranmer

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Hilliard, Gray,, 1841 - 277 pages
 

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Page 273 - And as for the pope, I refuse him, as Christ's enemy, and Antichrist, with all his false doctrine.
Page 272 - 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 192 - Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers ; neither take thou vengeance of our sins : spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.
Page 79 - Your Grace's displeasure, and my imprisonment, are things so strange unto me, as what to write, or what to excuse, I am altogether ignorant. Whereas you send unto me (willing me to confess a truth, and so obtain your favour) by such an one, whom you know to be mine ancient professed enemy; I no sooner received this message by him than I rightly conceived your meaning; and if, as you say, confessing a truth, indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty perform your command.
Page 19 - I assure you that, after this matter is brought to pass, you shall find me as I am bound. In the mean time, to owe you my service, and then look what thing in this world I can imagine to do you pleasure in, you shall find me the gladdest woman in the world to do it. And next unto the King's grace, of one thing I make you full promise, to be assured to have it, and that is my hearty love unfeignedly during my life.
Page 172 - We heartily thank you, my lords all; and, hereafter, in all that ye shall have to " do with us for any suit or causes, ye shall be heartily
Page 38 - Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Page 82 - ... your desired happiness, then I desire of God that he will pardon your great sin therein, and likewise mine enemies, the instruments thereof, and that he will not call you to a strict account for your unprincely and cruel usage of me, at his general...
Page 93 - This put him upon the thoughts of learning to read English, that so he might read the New Testament himself: which when he had by diligence effected, he and his father's apprentice bought the New Testament, joining their stocks together; and, to conceal it, laid it under the bed-straw, and read it at convenient times.
Page 82 - Boleyn hath been pleasing in your ears, then let me obtain this request ; and I will so leave to trouble your grace any further, with mine earnest prayers to the Trinity to have your grace in his, good keeping, and to direct you in all your actions. From my doleful prison in the Tower, this sixth of May ; " Your most loyal and ever faithful wife,

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