The Protestant: A Tale of the Reign of Queen Mary, Volume 2

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Page 114 - And white robes were given unto every one of them ; and it was said unto them , that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Page 179 - Harpsfield instantly ran to the assistance of Thornton, as did Friar John, and many others who stood near. They raised him from the ground, and tore open the upper part of his dress, so as to give relief to his throat. He still breathed, but was senseless. His eyes were closed, and his hand convulsively yet grasped the lighted torch; it could only be wrested from him by force. Friar John now ordered him to be removed from the spot; and leaving the conduct of the execution to the care of Harpsfield,...
Page 112 - And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Page 112 - So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness ; and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Page 129 - ... to take this to be a fox that preacheth, but know well enough the meaning of the matter, which is to paint out unto us, what hypocrisy, craft, and subtle dissimulation, lieth hid many times in these friars' cowls, willing us thereby to beware of them.
Page 178 - tolls to the tune of the queen's justice. Oh! sweet Mary, how melodiously dost thou sound in my ears!" "Thornton!" cried Gammer Plaise, "do you hear that bell?" "Woman I do hear it," answered the Suffragan of Dover; " in another minute your time is gone.
Page 123 - ... excommunicate, and anathematize, and curse, and banish, and expel, from the children of the holy Mother Church, and from all Christian society, Owen Wilford, and all consenting to him, whose wicked rage and violence directed against us and the Church of God, we have so often sustained. Let him be accursed in the town and in the field, in entering and going out ; let him be accursed in his house, eating or drinking, sleeping or waking; let him be accursed in sitting or standing, in working or...
Page 112 - ... shew you certain passages in the Revelation of St. John, touching the Antichrist ; ' And I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet-colour, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornications ; and upon her forehead was written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of the...
Page 179 - I will hear no more of this," cried Thornton; "give me the brand, I will fire the fagots myself." He advanced to do so, with the utmost fury, although his cheek was livid, and every nerve in the body of the strong bad man shook with the terror of his mind. He raised the torch, he uttered horrid imprecations on the heretic who, even at the stake itself, could thus agonise his conscience, when suddenly he staggered, and fell backwards on the ground. Gammer Plaise saw him fall, and exclaimed aloud,...
Page 155 - ... (according to the usual custom) to wish her joy on her happiness. Whoever has received in the course of their lives the congratulations of joy when their heart has been sinking under the dead burthen of secret sorrow, may possibly conceive in what manner such congratulations fall upon the ear, whilst the soul sickens at the thought. It seemed as if this compliment struck, like the steel upon the flint, on the mind of Arabella, and aroused her, by a single spark, from the torpor of her feelings;...

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