Fox's Book of Martyrs, Or, the Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church; Being a Complete History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths of the Christian Martyrs ... to Which Is Added an Account of the Inquisition ... with the Lives of

Fox's Book of Martyrs, Or, the Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church; Being a Complete History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths of the Christian Martyrs ... to Which Is Added an Account of the Inquisition ... with the Lives of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of the town, as a man suspected of heresy, brought before the Bishop of Llandaff, and committed to prison in Chepstow, and at last removed to the castle of Cardiff, where he continued for the space of one whole year. Notwithstanding the grief of his poor wife and fond children, his heart was so set on the instruction and promotion of others in the way of salvation, that he was never in quiet, but when he was persuading or exhorting such of his familiar friends as commonly visited him." Being brought before the bishop in his chapel, he counselled him by threats and promises. But as Rawlins would in nowise recant his opinions, the bishop told him lainly, that he must proceed against him by aw, and condemn him as a heretic. Before they proceeded to this extremity, the bishop proposed that prayer should be said for his conversion. " This," said White, "is like a godly bishop, and if your request be godly and right, and you pray as you ought, no doubt God will hear you; pray you, therefore, to your God, and I will pray to my God." After the bishop and his party had done praying, he asked Rawlins if he would now revoke. " You find," said the latter, "your prayer is not granted, forl remain the same; and God will strengthen me in sup ort of this truth." After this, the bishop trie what saying mass would do; but Rawlins called all the people to witness that he did not bow down to the host. Mass being ended, Rawlins was called for again; to whom the bishop used many persuaions; but the blessed man continued so teadfast in his former profession, that the bishop's discourse was to no purpose. The bishop now caused the definitive sentence to be read, which being ended, Rawlins was carried...show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793390
  • 9781236793393