Constance Sherwood; An Autobiography of the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

Constance Sherwood; An Autobiography of the Sixteenth Century Volume 1

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...body if she refused to show mercy to the father; but he yet doth greatly hope from the favour showed him, that he may sue her Majesty with better effect some other time; and I pray God he may be right. . Here did the dear lady break ofi' her speech, and hiding her face in her hands remained silent for a short space; and I, seeing her so deeply moved, with the intent to draw away her thoughts from painful musings, inquired of her if the good entertainment she had found in conversing with the bishop had been attributable to his witty discourse, or to the subjects therein treated of. Ah, good Constance, she answered, our talk was of one whom you have often heard me speak of, --Mr. Ma.rtin s friend, Master Campion, who is now beyond seas at Douay, and whom this bishop once did hold to be more dear to him than the apple of his eye. He says his qualifications were so excellent, and he so beloved by all persons in and outside of his college at Oxford, that none more so; and that he did himself see in him so great a present merit and promise of future excellence, that it had caused him more grief than any thing else which had happened to him, and been the occasion of his shedding more tears than he had ever thought to have done, when he who had received from him deac0n s orders, and whom he had hoped should have been an honour and a prop to the Church of England, did forsake it and fly in the face of his Queen and his country: first, by going into Ireland; and then, as he understood, beyond seas, to serve the Bishop of Rome, against the laws of God and man. But that he did yet.so dearly afl ection him that, understanding we had sometimes tidings of Mr. Martin, by whose means he had mostly been moved to this...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601327
  • 9781236601322