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Page 147 - And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so ? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil : but if well, why smitest thou me?
Page 183 - Free among the dead, like unto them that are wounded, and lie in the grave, who are out of remembrance, and are cut away from thy hand.
Page 152 - Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Page 114 - Luther has committed two great faults; he has touched the pope on the crown, and the monks on the belly." The elector smiled; and was so much impressed with. the sarcastic observation, that he mentioned it a little before his death. Erasmus then subjoined, with great seriousness, " That Luther was just in his animadversions on the ecclesiastical abuses; that a reformation of the church was become...
Page 271 - The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man can do unto me.
Page 249 - It is not here to be denied that all ecclesiastical writers do with one mouth bear witness to the presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist.
Page 143 - The reception which he met with at Worms, was such as he might have reckoned a full reward of all his labours, if vanity and the love of applause had been the principles by which he was influenced. Greater crowds assembled to behold him, than had appeared- at the emperor's public entry; his apartments •were daily filled with princes and personages of the highest rank...
Page 13 - It does not appear, that the rulers of the hierarchy ever found the least fault with Tetzel as exceeding his commission, till an opt position was openly made to the practice of indulgences.
Page 44 - is A MAN OF A VERY FINE GENIUS, and these squabbles are the mere effusions of monastic envy." Prierias, however, undertook the support of the pontifical authority; but, in writing against the reformer, he managed the romish cause with so much heat and imprudence, that the pope himself presently directed him to be silent in future.