The Traveller's Library Volume 15

The Traveller's Library Volume 15

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... together! seeing every book with a cross was condemned for popish; with circles for conjuring. Yea, I may say, that then holy divinity was prqfaned, physio itself hurt, and a trespass, yea, a riot, committed on the law itself. And more particularly, the history of former times then and there received a dangerous wound, whereof it halts at this day, and, without hope of a perfect cure, must go a cripple to the grave. W'1IEN Parsons was apprehended by a pursuivant at Northwich in Cheshire, and put into a chamber fast bolted and locked upon him, the door did three times together miraculously, and of its own accord, fly open. By the reader's favour, as I dare not deny belief in this passage, attested by a Catholic Father: so I cannot but wonder thereat. Peter and Paul, each of them, had once their prison doors opened. Parsons exceeds them both; three several solemn times his prison was set open. Did he not tempt Divine Providence, which once and again offered unto him a way to escape, to expect a third call to come forth'! Had Providence (angry that the courtesy twice tendered was not accepted) left him alone, none would have pitied him if caught, and sent to keep company with his dear friend, Father Campian, in the tower. CCCX.-A GOOD MASTER. IN correcting his servant, he becomes not a slave to his own passion, not cruelly making new indentures of the flesh of his apprentice. He is tender of his servant in sickness and age. If crippled in his service his house is his hospital. Yet now many throw away those dry bones, out of the which themselves have sucked the marrow. THESE are men's wings, wherewith they make such speed. A generous creature a horse is, sensible in some sort of honour; and made most handsome by that which...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904443
  • 9781236904447