Lollardy and the Reformation in England; An Historical Survey ...

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...house, and had what they called " godly communication" there, is absolutely incredible. For what those of Coverdale's school called "godly communication " would never have been tolerated by Sir Thomas. for a time in 1529. So Foxe tells us in these words: --It seems, therefore, as if 1527 were the latest possible date for the May-day letter, though it has unfortunately been arranged with State papers of a much later year. To this, however, a very plausible objection might be raised; and if it were not for the fact that Coverdale had unfrocked himself in 1528, we should have been disposed to agree with Anderson, who places the May-day letter in 1531, as the earliest year in which Cromwell seemed to have the requisite authority to set a man on such work with a prospect of his labour being suitably recognised. But though Cromwell was not a Privy Councillor in 1527, as he was four years later, he was in the way of possessing 1 The name in both these letters is given in the possessive case--in the Mayday letter as "Moorys" (in the original spelling), in the August letter as " Moores." The double 0 can hardly be called important evidence that the name was not More, but it is well to note the exact form here for the sake of accuracy. The apostrophe used in later times for a possessive case is the representative of a vowel which was formerly written. If the 0 had not been double, " Morys " might have stood pretty well in the spelling of the times, either for "M01-e's " or " Morris's." considerable influence otherwise, as a well-to-do man and a devoted servant of the great Cardinal. Two and a half years later, indeed, his master's fall would have...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681701X
  • 9781236817013