Ephemeris; Or, Leaves from Ye Journall of Marian Drayton [1553-1559]

Ephemeris; Or, Leaves from Ye Journall of Marian Drayton [1553-1559]

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...yea and moreover my verie thoughtes and my faythe chaunged lykewyse. For manie dayes my mynde hath beene so dystraughte and tossed, and so vexed with opposytyons, that scarce colde I medytate upon my true estate, what it was.' Nowe is it lyke unto a calme aster a ragyng storme, when we doe begyn to espye the wrackes that the tempeste hath made, whych for the noyse and furie of the storme, we colde scarce playnlie perceaue afore. But nowe see we the worke it hath wroughte, what a lamentable and sorrye case we are in. I praye Master Greville tasteth not halfe the payn I suffre, seeing my selfe to be the woeful but not wyllynge cause of his doloure. Alack! he was suche an one as I ihal not see his lyke agayn: a gentellman of so rare excellence and of so huge a worthe, that I doe accompte me unworthie to be a mean wherby he myght be anie wyse afflycted.,555 A new yere is begynnyng for me: and jan. 1. I maye wel marvayle howe it ihal ende. Yett 1555 Yett I neede not to take thoght for the morowe, for to-morowe daye, as the Scrypture sayth, ihal care for its selfe. 'Tis a yere that openeth with diuers ill bodynges of manie worthye persones who loke for I knowe not what of euill to fall upon us, specially beleavyng it wyll goe harde with suche as are in pryson for conscyence sake, seeing the Quene's Hyghnesse wyll graunt no maner of tolerance unto them, but rather the contrarye. So we maye wel see the Crosse lyeth in the waye to Calvarye, and they must needs take it up that wolde folowe therin, and carye it after the Savyour. Yett if we maye but stond by it at the laste, with Marye his mother, and the beloued dyscyple, and beholde howe the pretious bloude runneth euen fro his syde, for oure redempcyon, and heare him saye howe that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527801
  • 9781236527806