The Days of Queen Mary; Or, Annals of Her Reign. Containing Particulars of the Restoration of Romanism, and the Sufferings of the Martyrs During That

The Days of Queen Mary; Or, Annals of Her Reign. Containing Particulars of the Restoration of Romanism, and the Sufferings of the Martyrs During That

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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. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...and impressive prayer on the subject of the wedding garment. When leaving the prison he gave money to each officer, with an earnest exhortation to fear and serve God, and continually to seek to avoid evil. "That being done, he turned to the wall, and prayed vehemently that his words might not be spoken in vain, but that the Lord would cause the same to work effectually, for Christ's sake. Then being led through the court, all the prisoners called out to him, and bride him farewell, as the rest of the household had done before, with weeping eyes." Header, this was not a Romish bishop's prison! Bradford's removal to Newgate was delayed till near midnight, the persecutors hoping that he would then pass unnoticed; but the Poultry, Cheapside, and all the way to Newgate, the streets were crowded with people," praying for him with lamentable and pitiful tears, and he again bade them farewell, praying most heartily for them and their welfare." A rumour iiad been industriously circulated, that he and his fellow-sufferer would be burned in Smithfield at four o'clock in the morning, probably with a view to make people less desirous to be present at his burning; but a contrary result followed. It was an anxious night in London; a. stranger might have exclaimed, in the words of holy writ "What aileth thee now, thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous, city, (once) a joyous city!"--and even in that day, the believers in Christ, though lamenting over the sufferings of their martyred fellow-citizens, could not but rejoice to behold the support vouchsafed to them. Well indeed, mjght it have been added, " Thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle." (Isa.xxii. 1,2.) But it was truly a day of trouble and...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548043
  • 9781236548047