Wise Words and Quaint Counsels of Thomas Fuller

Wise Words and Quaint Counsels of Thomas Fuller

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Fuller was expended), is a masterpiece of architecture. When the bells ring, the wood-work thereof shaketh and gapeth (no defect, but perfection of structure), and exactly chocketh into the joints again; so that it may pass for the lively emblem of the sincere Christian, who, though he hath motum trepidationis, of fear and trembling, stands firmly fixed on the basis of a true faith. Rare also is the art in the chapel of Saint Mary's, the pattern or parent of that in King's College in Cambridge, though here (as often elsewhere) it hath happened, the child hath outgrown the father. Nor must the chapel of Bishop West be forgotten, seeing the master-masons of king James, on serious inspection, found finer stone-work herein, than in king Henry the Seventh's chapel at Westminster. It grieved me lately to see so many new lights in this church (supernumerary windows more than were in the first fabric), and the whole structure in a falling condition, except some good men's charity seasonably support it. Yet was I glad to hear a great antiquary employed to transcribe and preserve the monuments in that church, as all others in the late-drowned land. And it is hard to say, which was the better office, whether of those who newly have dried them from the inundation of water, or of those who shall drain them from the deluge of oblivion by perpetuating their antiquities to posterity. Worthies: Camb. Natural Commodities. New England Emigrants Now if any do demand of me my opinion concerning our brethren which of late left this kingdom to advance a plantation a plantation in New England; surely I think, as St. Paul said concerning virgins, he had 'received no commandment from the Lord'; so I cannot find any just warrant to encourage men to undertake this...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567854
  • 9781236567857