Letters of Eminent Men, Addressed to Ralph Thoresby Volume 2

Letters of Eminent Men, Addressed to Ralph Thoresby 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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...below the dignity of an historian, and of no use but for the author to fill up the empty spaces of his volume; that in all that is said of him from" first to last, were few occurrences that he thought fit to be revived; that he could heartily have wished he had continued in silence and oblivion; and that indeed the whole book seemed to him but one compendious trifle; and such like expressions: besides a few more of these kind of censures of me and the Archbishop, that which' makes the bulk of the book is two transcripts out of Fuller's History, viz. the Archbishop's letter to the Queen, where she required him to put down the Prophecies; and the other, the Petition of the Convocation to the Queen to take off his suspension. Both which the man would turn to the derogation of the good Archbishop; but one would admire how any could do it but a blind bigoted zealot. That letter in Fuller is infinitely full of faults and mistakes, interpolations and omissions: but I have restored that admirable letter from an original, which the Archbishop himself sent to his great and sure friend, the Lord Treasurer Burghley, and hath that Lord's own hand endorsed on the back side of it: which letter, I am sure, when you (and any impartial man) reads, you cannot but love and reverence the writer, and think him an apostolical Bishop. ' Th_is Archbishop's Life is mightily bought Meaning Prophesyings, a term by which lectures or preachings were designated. up, and I hope the reading of it will do a great deal of good, both by showing the good temper and spirit of the true Church of England, and by making it appear how our men that talk so much for the Church of England do vary from it, as it stood in those best (and I may say...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895185
  • 9781236895189