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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...But since nothing was ever
shewed under his hand, it was clear there was no truth in these
reports, which were spread about to take away the honour of
martyrdom from the new doctrines. It is true, he had never inquired
into all the other tenets of the church of Rome, and so did not
differ from them about the presence of Christ in the sacrament and
some other things. But when men The falsedurst speak freely, there
were several persons that.hichV witnessed the constancy and
sincerity of Bilney in "pr these his last conflicts; and, among the
rest, Matthew r. Parker, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury, was
an eye-witness of his sufferings, which from his relation were
published afterwards: he took his death patiently and constantly,
and in the little time that was allowed him to live after his
sentence, he was observed to be cheerful; and the poor victuals
that were brought him, bread and ale, he eat up heartily; of which
when one took notice, he said, he must keep up that ruinous cottage
till it fell; and often repeated that passage in Isaiah, " When
thou walkest through the fire thou shalt not be burnt;" and,
putting his finger in the flame of the candle, he told those about
him, that he well knew what a pain burning was, but that it should
only consume the stubble of his body, and that his soul should be
purged by it. When the day of execution came, being the 10th
Th.mtii-of November, as he was led out, he said to one that
arffoisf. exhorted him to be patient and constant, that as the
mariners endured the tossing of the waves, hoping to arrive at
their desired port; so, though he was now entering into a storm,
yet he hoped he should soon arrive at the haven; and desired their
prayers. When he came to the stake, he...
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