Original Letters Relative to the English Reformation; Written During the Reigns of King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., and Queen Mary

Original Letters Relative to the English Reformation; Written During the Reigns of King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., and Queen Mary : Chiefly from the Achives of Zurich Volume 53, PT. 1

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...kindness you will take every thing in good part that will anywise admit of a right! For an account of the proceedings against bishop Gardiner, see Foxe, vi. 64, &c. Soames, nr. 607. interpretation; I have now sent you this ill-composed letter, which however I certainly should not have sent at present, had I not previously lost all hope of seeing you this year. I certainly intended to have gone into Switzerland with my wife this present August, chiefly for the sake of paying you a visit; but my brother Butler, who is now busily engaged in courting a widow of Strasburgh, has been away with her relatives the whole of this month; so that unless we choose to travel by ourselves, we are at present obliged to remain here, though I do not expect to have so much leisure time again for a whole year. Do not, I pray you, mention this to any one; but he is at present uncertain whether she will marry any body, and I am afraid she will hardly become his wife, by reason of a disorder under which she has long been suffering, even during her late husband's lifetime. It has often come into my mind to write you the news from England, and the changes that are continually taking place; but I have been prevented by a becoming modesty from persevering in my intention; for I not only write Latin as barbarously and ungrammatically as I speak it, but even the words themselves fail me. Relying, however, upon your wisdom and good nature, by which you know how to be unlearned among the unlearned, that you may unite them to Christ, I send you herewith a summary of those matters respecting the state of our kingdom last year, which I have gathered from the letters of brethren worthy of credit, and which I had intended to communicate to you in person. I only request...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749065
  • 9781236749062