The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe; With a Preliminary Dissertation by the REV. George Townsend Volume 5

The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe; With a Preliminary Dissertation by the REV. George Townsend Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...servant." "Why then didst thou not deliver to him the book, when he required it?" said the lord Cromwell. "Who made thee so bold, as to detain and withhold any book or writing from a councillor's servant, especially being his secretary? It is more meet for thee to meddle with thy bears, than with such writing; and were it not for thy mistress1 sake, I would set thee fast by the feet, to teach such malapert knaves to meddle with councillors' matters. Had not money been well bestowed upon such a good fellow as this is? that knoweth not a councillor's man from a cobbler's man!" And with those words the lord Cromwell went up into the king's chamber of The presence, and the archbishop's secretary with him, where he found, in "ds-en tne chamber, the lord of Canterbury. To whom he said, "My lord! wihoh" navc round here good stuff for you (showing to him the paper book Cranmcr. that he had in his hand), ready to bring both you, and this good fellow your man, to the halter; namely, if the knave bearward, now iit-m in the hall, might have well compassed it.T At these words the archbishop smiled, and said, " He that lost the book is like to have A-D-the worst bargain, for besides that he was well washed in the Thames, . he must write the book fair again: " and, at these words, the lord Cromwell cast the book unto the secretary, saying, "I pray thee, Morice! go in hand therewith, by-and-by, with all expedition, for it must serve a turn.11 "Surely, my lord, it somewhat rejoiceth me," quoth the lord Cromwell, "that the varlct might have had of your man twenty shillings for the book, and now I have discharged the matter with never a penny, and shaken him well up for his over-much...
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  • Paperback | 542 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236559807