Sketches of the Reformation and Elizabethan Age, Taken from the Contemporary Pulpit

Sketches of the Reformation and Elizabethan Age, Taken from the Contemporary Pulpit

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...what false and unjust dealing, almost in all men! Truth and sincerity is banished, cozening and falsehood is esteemed, wisdom and Christian simplicity is accounted peevish folly......... All the bonds that a man's wit can devise will scarcely hold that which one man covenanteth with another." Ix. John Caldwell, who writes himself parson of Winwick, preached before the Earl of Derby, in 1577, a sermon, printed by that lord's command. This discourse was, in fact, an eulogy on the Reformation--a congratulatory address on England's escape from the clutches of antichrist. It contains admissions, however, somewhat humiliating to the Christian preacher. " A 'prentice in seven years will lear n his occupation. The little children that go to school go forward in learning..........but, alas! we have gone to school not seven years, but eighteen years; we have had many notable schoolmasters and teachers, and yet for all this we be little amended, but like very blockheads we tarry still in our old lessons, and will not take forth into good manners and new conditions. Yea, we are more slow to hear God's word, and to frame our lives thereafter, than we were when it was first preached, and we rather go backward than forward there is no vice and wickedness, but it is daily committed amongst us. Marriage love decayeth, and whoredom's love increaseth."-j-A statement in which there must have been some truth, or Grindal would hardly have called "to precisely keep his wedlock, a notable virtue in any man." 1; x. John Chardon, a native of Devonshire, a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, " was wonderfully followed for his edifying sermons." He was a frequent preacher at the Cross, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965647
  • 9781236965646