Relations Between England and Zurich During the Reformation

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E. Stock, 1904 - Great Britain - 61 pages
 

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Page 37 - ... namely on the fifth of February, on which day I received your last, the archbishop of Canterbury sent for me, and ordered me in the name of the king and council to preach before his majesty (who is now at London, and will not go anywhere else before Easter) once a week during the ensuing Lent. May the Lord open my heart and mouth, that I may think and speak those things which may advance his kingdom! I shall make choice, I think, of a very suitable subject, namely, the prophet Jonas'; which will...
Page 19 - a punishment for our heinous sins,' though he had great hopes of Queen Jane. But on Mary's accession he recanted: he therefore did not write to Bullinger again till February 28, 1559. For ... as long as our cruel and superstitious queen Mary reigned in this country, I was so afraid for my property, and of getting into danger, yea, even for my life itself, that I scarcely dared to write to persons of your character, or to receive letters from them.
Page 27 - Jan. 27, [probably in 1546]. NOT many years since, most honoured master, and much loved brother in Christ, when I was a courtier, and living too much of a court life in the palace of our king...
Page 61 - Jewel, after his return from exile, exclaimed : ' O Zurich, Zurich ! how much oftener do I now think of thee than ever I thought of England when I was at Zurich ! ' And Bishop Parkhurst ends one of his letters with the words :
Page 49 - ... heretical Archbishop of York and the Bishops of London, Exeter, and Gloucester were sent to prison, whither Cranmer and Latimer soon followed them. It should be recorded, however, that when some zealous Catholics urged the imprisonment of the celebrated foreign reformer, Peter Martyr, Gardyner, to his honour, pleaded that he had come over by an invitation from a former government, and furnished him with supplies to return to his own country in safety.
Page 37 - France,6 but the preacher's name does not appear. may advance his kingdom ! I shall make choice, I think, of a very suitable subject, namely, the prophet Jonas, which will enable me freely to touch upon the duties of individuals. Do you, my reverend friend, write back as soon as possible, and diligently instruct me as to what you think may be appropriately said in so crowded an auditory.
Page 12 - Zurich, but all other churches which are in Christ, bear witness to the skill, and purity, and simplicity of faith, with which you have expounded the whole bible, and especially the epistles of St Paul. And how great weight all persons attribute to your commentaries, how greedily they embrace and admire them, (to pass over numberless other arguments,) the booksellers are most ample witnesses, whom by the sale of your writings alone, from being more destitute than Irus and Codrus, you see suddenly...
Page 55 - ... Zurich, together with Bullinger and his friends, had to take care of them. ' Under such circumstances, the English fugitives thought it proper to settle down somewhere else. Thomas Lever applied to the magistrates of Berne and was permitted to sojourn in any part of the Bernese territory. Aarau was finally chosen. Lever himself, though invited to Wesel, took charge of the congregation and the church of St. Ursula was opened to them for their services. Bullinger no doubt continued to be their...
Page 11 - ... present, in case the king should wish to ask us any questions. He then set himself to the continued reading of the book, that he might not seem to recommend to the king any thing of which he himself had no knowledge. He ordered us to come again after two days. We then called upon the lord Crumwell: Eliot put into his hands your book addressed to himself; he received it very kindly, together with the letter, which he read through, notwithstanding he was overwhelmed with business. That evening...

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