Life and Times of Bishop William Morgan; The Translator of the Bible Into the Welsh Language

Life and Times of Bishop William Morgan; The Translator of the Bible Into the Welsh Language

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...the translation of the rest of the Scriptures was so useful, nay so necessary (though long deterred by the sense alike of my own weakness and of the greatness of the subject, as well as of the evil affection of certain persons),2 I 1 This has, probably, reference only to the two Bishops of North Wales, whom Morgan names further on. Bishop Richard Davies died in 1582, and was succeeded by Marmaduke Middleton, an Englishman, and the Bishop of Llandaff, W1n, Blethin, was also an Englishman. 2 This has reference, no doubt, to the opposition which DEDICATION OF WELSH BIBLE. 125 yielded to the appeals of good men, and allowed myself, to be persuaded1 to undertake this most important, troublesome, and, to many, unacceptable work. But hardly had I taken it in hand, when, overwhelmed by the difficulty of the task and the greatness of the expense, I should have given in at the very threshold, so to say, and brought only the Pentateuch through the press, had it not been that the most Reverend Father in Christ, the Archbishop of Canterbury--that most excellent Patron of literature, most keen champion of the Truth, and most prudent Guardian of Order and seemliness (who from the time when he presided, under your Majesty, with so much prudence and justice, over your British subjects,3 and observed their obedience and intelligence, has ever regarded them with favour, as indeed they do ever sing his praise) prevailed upon me to proceed: and helped me with his purse, his influence, and his counsel. And following his example, other good men have given me very great assistance. And when moved, supported and ever aided by their encouragement, industry and labours, I had not only translated the whole of the Old Testament, but had also revised the New, which abounded...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667779X
  • 9781236677792