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" Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thine honesty. "
A Sketch of the Reformation - Page 187
by Thomas Bayley Fox - 1836 - 259 pages
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English Social Reformers

Henry de Beltgens Gibbins - Great Britain - 1892 - 229 pages
...and after his prayers said, he turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance spake unto him — ' Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office, my neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou strike not awry for saving thine honesty.'...
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The Early Reformation Period in England

Edward Potts Cheyney - Great Britain - 1895 - 20 pages
...arid after his prayers said, he turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance spake unto him : " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed therefore thou shoot not awry for saving thine honesty."...
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Stories from English History from Richard II to Charles I.

Alfred John Church - Great Britain - 1896 - 210 pages
...pardon, as was the custom, that it was the greatest of services. "Pluck up thy spirits," he added, "and be not afraid to do thy office. My neck is very short ; see that thou strike not awry for thy credit's sake." And yet again, bidding him hold his hand a moment,...
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Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History ...

University of Pennsylvania. Department of History - Reformation - 1897 - 162 pages
...and after his prayers said, he turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance spake unto him : " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed therefore thou shoot not awry for saving thine honesty."...
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Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of [European ..., Volume 1

University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of History - 1902
...and after his prayers said, he turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance spake unto him: "Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed therefore thou shoot not awry, for saving thine honesty."...
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Life and Writings of Blessed Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England and ...

Thomas Edward Bridgett - 1904 - 472 pages
...favourite prayer. -r The executioner as usual asked pardon, and he kissed him, saying cheerfully : " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office. My neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, thou strike not awry for saving of thine honesty." J Ridebit in die novissitno....
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Lives of the English Martyrs Declared Blessed by Pope Leo XIII in ..., Volume 1

Bede Camm - Catholics - 1904 - 1238 pages
...me this day a greater benefit than ever any mortal man can be able to give me ; pluck up thy spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short, take heed therefore that thou strike not awry for saving thy honesty.' When the executioner would have...
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The Pageant of London, Volume 2

Richard Davey - London (England) - 1906
...headsman, said to him, " with an air of pleasantry," as he handed him a gold angel : " Pluck op thy spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office: my neck is very short: take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for saving of thy honesty." Then again, with his wellknown...
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Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to ...

Edward Potts Cheyney - Great Britain - 1908 - 781 pages
...and after his prayers said, he turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance spake unto him : " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, thou shoot not awry, for saving thine honesty."...
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The Prince, Volume 36

Niccolò Machiavelli, Sir Thomas More (Saint), Martin Luther, William Roper - Church and state - 1910 - 397 pages
...and after his prayers said, he turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance spake unto him. " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office, my neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou shoot not awry for saving thine honesty."...
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