Writings of John Bradford (Vol. 1)

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9780851512839: Writings of John Bradford (Vol. 1)

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Excerpt: ... EXAMINATIONS AND PRISON-CONFERENCES, 1555. [The 'Examinations' of Bradford were forwarded in MS. by Arch, bishop Grindal from Strasburgh, November 28, 1557, to Foxe the martyrologist. The archbishop wrote: 'I now send to you the examinations of Bradford, and some of his other writings, that you may employ yourself as you please in translating them.' To this Foxe replied: 'I have received the narrative of Bradford, with various letters of his, which had been sent to different persons. I perceive in this matter, my Edmond, how faithful you are to your promise, and without fault, as they say. Would that we had all other remains of the martyrs brought together with equal care1!' The 'examinations' and a large portion of the 'conferences' appeared in Latin, in the edition of the 'Acts and monuments' of Foxe printed in that language, the Rerum in ecclesia gestarum commentarii, Basil. 1559; and nearly the whole is given in the first English impression, 1563, of the 'Acts' of Foxe, and in all subsequent editions. The 'Examinations and conferences,' printed separately by Griffith 1561, alone supply the 'conferences,' p. 493--552, in the form in which they were penned, at least for the most part, by Bradford himself; for that impression supplies words and phrases throughout, sentences occasionally, and in one place (515--82) three pages not given in any edition of Foxe. The 'Prison-conferences' are also written throughout in the edition of 1561 in the first person; and sometimes convey the feelings of Bradford in that edition in brief colloquialisms, which could scarcely have been employed by any one else3. The present follows the text (unless where otherwise noted) of a copy of the exceedingly scarce edition of Griffith, 1561, in the possession of the editor4. The 'Reasons against transubsta...

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