The Breakers of the Yoke; Sketches and Studies of the Men and Scenes of the Reformation

The Breakers of the Yoke; Sketches and Studies of the Men and Scenes of the Reformation

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... his exact scholarship, his clear speech, his convincing reasoning, and his knowledge of the word daily increasing, he makes very quickly tell on the college and community. The young men rally enthusiastically to his side; gray-haired seekers of wisdom hearken with wonder to the fiery-souled and fiery-tongued teacher, and fear for his life; perplexed priests seek him by night like Nicodemus of old; suspicious friars watch him narrowly, and feel that they have at last met a deadly foe; the bishops and nobles shake their heads, and the bloody Beatouns keep silent, watching and plotting mischief. Hamilton's uncle, brother and friends hear of the plot of death, and they force the dauntless teacher to go once more abroad. Had he only stayed there, he were not now slowly roasting to death in these unutterable agonies, which cannot draw from his more than heroic spirit even one single groan! First to Wittenberg he went: as to that fact there is no doubt, for all his closest friends, and those knowing best his life, are united here in their testimony. Upon the outbreak of the plague, Luther, who was much taken with the bold and ardent youth so ripe in grace and wisdom, advised Hamilton to go partly as pupil and partly as professor to the newly-opened University of Marburg, founded by Philip, landgrave of Hesse, and presided over by the learned, eloquent, commanding and devout Francis Lambert of Avignon. Here Hamilton immediately made Lambert and all the faculty feel that a master, rather than a scholar, was in their midst. And the man whom here they hoot and mock at the stake, those holy men of God prized and loved in Marburg. To Lambert the young enthusiast was especially dear. They studied together, they debated on the highest themes, and pored for...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536274
  • 9781236536273