The Era of the Protestant Revolution

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Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874 - 242 pages
 

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Page 177 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 92 - I long that the husbandman should sing portions of them to himself as he follows the plough, that the weaver should hum them to the tune of his shuttle, that the traveller should beguile with their stories the tedium of his journey.
Page 184 - Pluck up thy spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short. Take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry for saving of thine honesty.
Page 183 - At daybreak he was awoke by the entrance of Sir Thomas Pope, who had come to •confirm his anticipations, and to tell him it was the king's pleasure that he should suffer at nine o'clock that morning. He received the news with utter composure. " I am much bounden to the king...
Page 99 - ... castle of Schweinitz, where he was then staying, on the night of All Saints, just after the theses were stuck up on the church door at Wittenberg. He thought he saw the monk writing certain propositions on the chapel of the castle at Wittenberg, in so large a hand that it could be read in Schweinitz ; the pen grew longer and longer, till at last it reached to Rome, touched the pope's triple crown and made it totter ; he was stretching out his arm to catch it, when he woke.1 Luther's daring assault...
Page 184 - He had been unpopular as a judge, and one or two persons in the crowd were insolent to him ; but the distance was short and soon over, as all else was nearly over now. The scaffold had been awkwardly erected, and shook as he placed his foot on the ladder. ' See me safe up,
Page 58 - The goodliest lordships, manors, lands, and territories are theirs. Besides this, they have the tenth part of all the corn, meadow, pasture, grass, wool, colts, calves, lambs, pigs, geese, and chickens. Over and besides, the tenth part of every servant's wages, the tenth part of the wool, milk, honey, wax, cheese and butter.
Page 57 - Christ's ministers but for money; at baptism money, ' at bishoping money, at marriage money, for confession 'money — no, not extreme unction without money! They ' will ring no bells without money, no burial in the church ' without money ; so that it seemeth that Paradise is shut ' up from them that have no money.

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