Martyrs omitted by Foxe: records of religious persecutions in the 16th and 17th centuries, compiled by a member of the English Church

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Pàgina 73 - For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
Pàgina 66 - These fleet afloat, while those do fill the dish ; There is a time even for the worms to creep, And suck the dew while all their foes do sleep. The...
Pàgina 66 - The merlin cannot ever soar on high, Nor greedy greyhound still pursue the chase ; The tender lark will find a time to fly, And fearful hare to run a quiet race. He that high growth on cedars did bestow, Gave also lowly mushrooms leave to grow. In Haman's pomp poor Mardocheus wept, Yet God did turn his fate upon his foe. The Lazar pined while Dives' feast was kept, Yet he to heaven — to hell did Dives go.
Pàgina 180 - God, have mercy, and pardon me, a wretched sinner. In the name of thy beloved Son Jesus, I humbly beg of thee so to wash me with his precious blood, that...
Pàgina 150 - ... took great notice of it ; for all the catholics were pressed away by the unruly multitude, except myself, who never left him, until his head was severed from his body. Whilst he was thus calling upon Jesus, the butcher did pull a piece of his liver out, instead of his heart, and tumbling his guts out every way, to see if his heart were not amongst them ; then with his knife, he raked in the body of this blessed martyr...
Pàgina 66 - SCORN NOT THE LEAST. WHERE words are weak, and foes encountering strong, Where mightier do assault than do defend, The feebler part puts up enforced wrong, And silent sees, that speech could not amend : Yet higher powers must think, though they repine, When sun is set the little stars will shine. While pike doth range, the silly tench doth fly, And crouch in privy creeks with smaller fish ; Yet pikes are caught when little fish go by, These fleet afloat, while those do fill the dish ; There is a...
Pàgina 13 - I will die,' was the gallant answer. ' Do your worst upon me. Seven years ago you durst not, for your life, have preached such words as these. And now, if an angel from heaven should come down and teach me any other doctrine than that which I learnt as a child, I would not believe him. Take me ; cut me to pieces, joint from joint. Burn — hang— do what you will — I will be true henceforth to my faith.
Pàgina 68 - Where to be lost the sweetest finding is ! Ah wretch ! how oft have I sweet lessons read In those dear eyes, the registers of truth ! How oft have I my hungry wishes fed, And in their happy joys...
Pàgina 6 - Irish, who had grounded their own authority and strength upon such foundations as were inconsistent with any toleration of the Roman Catholic religion, and even with any humanity to the Irish nation...
Pàgina 21 - Gaspar — fight for the saucepans in holy humility and charity unfeigned ! How often do I picture to myself one returning with his load from the farm, another from the market ; one sweating stalwartly and merrily under a sack of rubbish, another under some other toil ! Believe me, my dearest brethren, that your dust, your brooms, your chaff, your loads, are beheld by angels with joy, and that through them they obtain more for you from God than if they saw in your hands sceptres, jewels, and purses...

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