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Page 22 - Come, pensive Nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure, All in a robe of darkest grain, Flowing with majestic train, And sable stole of cypress lawn Over thy decent shoulders drawn. Come; but keep thy wonted state, With even step, and musing gait, And looks commercing with the skies, Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes...
Page 63 - THE Romish doctrine concerning purgatory, pardons, worshipping, and adoration, as well of images, as of reliques, and also invocation of saints, is a fond thing vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the word of God.
Page 62 - But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers...
Page 82 - Christ, and by devising and phantasying vain opinions of purgatory and masses satisfactory to be done for them which be departed, the which doctrine and vain opinion by nothing more is maintained and upholden, than by the abuse of trentals, chantries, and other provisions made for the continuance of the said blindness and ignorance...
Page 130 - I know a merchant-man which shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings' price : a shame it is to be spoken ! This stuff hath he occupied instead of gray paper, by the space of more than these ten years ; and yet he hath store enough for as many years to come.
Page 82 - Parliament assembled considering that a great part of superstition and errors in Christian religion hath been brought into the minds and estimation of men by reason of the ignorance of their very true and perfect salvation through the death of Jesus Christ and by devising and phantasying vain opinions of purgatory and masses satisfactory to be done for them which be departed...
Page 130 - A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations.
Page 138 - This is good stuff for wise men to laugh at, or honest men to take pleasure at ! Yet I know when God's Bible was banished the court, and Morte Arthur received into the prince's chamber. What toys the daily reading of such a book may work in the will of a young gentleman or a young maid that liveth wealthily and idly, wise men can judge and honest men do pity.
Page 137 - In our forefathers tyme, whan Papistrie, as a standyng poole, covered and overflowed all England, fewe bookes were read in our tong, savyng certaine bookes of chevalrie, as they sayd, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in Monasteries by idle Monkes or wanton Chanons ; as one for example, " Morte Arthure " ; the whole pleasure of which booke standeth in two speciall poyntes, in open mans slaughter and bold bawdrye.
Page 137 - ... as a standing pool, covered and overflowed all England, few books were read in our tongue, saving certain books of chivalry, as they said, for pastime and pleasure, which, as some say, were made in monasteries by idle monks or wanton canons: as one, for example, Morte Arthur, the whole pleasure of which book standeth in two special points — in open manslaughter and bold bawdry.