Peter the Apprentice, by the Author of 'Faithful, But Not Famous'

Peter the Apprentice, by the Author of 'Faithful, But Not Famous'

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...before news of this reached the ears of Master Meredith and his wife; but when they did hear it, and the reason why their daughter had been so summarily dismissed from the larger and more important convent to this small insignificant one, they could only wonder she had been treated so leniently, for this charge of heresy was a heavy one, and the church was rousing herself to the work of its extirpation. Dr. Bilney, of Cambridge, had been very busy in spreading these new doctrines and recommending the study of the Scriptures to his friends and fellow-students, but the church had laid her hand upon him at last, and now he and one of his friends were to be brought before the cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury in this present month of November. Bilney was known by report to many of the friends of the reformed doctrine in London, and many an earnest petition was offered on his behalf when they heard that he was in prison. Master Tewkesbury ventured to give more than his prayers and sympathy. By the hand of his faithful and trusted apprentice he sent the prisoners a present of money, for if friends or charitable neighbours had not supplied their wants they would often have perished from starvation. It was an errand involving some risk, this taking charity to suspected heretics, and Dame Coppin was not pleased that her son had been chosen for the dangerous mission; but she knew not how to complain, as she was equally anxious that he should stand high in his master's regards. But there was Mistress Cicely to be considered as well as her father, and Dame Coppin knew by this time that she did not favour the new doctrine; so as soon as Peter had unrolled his gown and sat down to his supper, she ventured to inquire whether the young lady knew...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898540
  • 9781236898548