History of the Reformation in Scotland; With an Introductory Book and an Appendix Volume 2

History of the Reformation in Scotland; With an Introductory Book and an Appendix Volume 2

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... VOL. II. 0 the result of the application which had been made to Percy, laid his communication before the council; and he soon returned an answer approving, in general terms, of the intentions of the lords, but requesting more minute information to enable him to determine in what manner it would be__ prudent to act. In consequence of this, the lords addressed to him a memorial, in which they solemnly declared that their only purpose was to advance the glory of Jesus Christ, and the true preaching of his gospel in Scotland; to remove superstition and idolatry; to restrain the fury of those who had cruelly shed the blood of their brethren; and to the uttermost to maintain the liberty of their country from the tyranny and dominion of strangers. They expressed their hope that they would be enabled to accomplish these praiseworthy ends; and they assured Cecil that they would cordially exert themselves to preserve lasting peace between the two nations of Britain. With this public dispatch, Knox wrote both to the secretary, with whom he had formerly corresponded, and to Elizabeth herself. Knox, B. iii. p. 207--212. Mackenzie's Life of Knox in Vol. 3d of his Lives, p. 117. In K.nox's History, his letter to the queen is dated the 28th of July-This probably is a mistake of the press, as it is mentioned that this letter was sent off with the memorial of the lords, which was dated the 17th of July. The date of the queen's letter we may suppose to have been the 18th; the chief object of it was to obtain permission to visit the north of England. New, this permission had The memorial so far removed the doubts which C)lgI/II' had been entertained of the intentions or the steadi-W'; ness of the Congregation, as to convince...
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865170
  • 9781236865175