Manuscripts and Other Rare Documents; Illustrative Of... from the Reign of Henry VIII to That of James I...

Manuscripts and Other Rare Documents; Illustrative Of... from the Reign of Henry VIII to That of James I...

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... Bawstocke, Esq. R Q act so latelie made, should seme a great derogac'on to y Christian faithe, and a great slander and discredit to the Churche of God, that the same should be so mannye ages after ignoraunt how God shouldibe servyd, or a false teacher of his people, which cannot be, sence th'Apostle saithe that the same is columna et firmamentum veritatis, and bycause w'hout a faithles mistrustiin God it maye not, in my opinion, in word or thought be doubtyd, that God, who being truthe it self, and promising that he would be w' his Churche, not after fifteen hundred years only, but omnib's dieb's usque ad consumac'em seculi, by all daies to the worlds eand, and to instructe the same into all truthe, w'ch words admit no intermission, would, contrarie to his divine promise, suffer such long and generall error and blindnesse in his churche as is bye some imagined. For theis and div'se other great causes (too many in a l're to be rehersed unto you.) I cannot yet by any serche fynde suffycient matt' to psuade me wt" saif co'science to that wh is at this p'sent required of me; amongst others, I see the great daunger ofdispleasure, restraint, and moche hindraunce and trouble, that is lyke herbie to growe unto me w'thout the great mercye and favour of my lords of the privy counsaill. Neither am I so sencelesse or stonie but that I fele the grief therof, and gladlie would avoyd the same and do wt" all my hart as others do, beinge I know much wyser than my self, if I could do it w'hout feare of daung' and by offence of God and my conscience, not being pswadyd in this point as some others perhaps be. Wherfor I most instantlie requier yo" all, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821203
  • 9781236821201