Some heretics of yesterday

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySamuel Edward Herrick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the other furnished something better to put in their place. So that while the world is right, no doubt, in honoring Luther as the head and aggressive leader of the Reformation, the popular mind, we fear, is in danger of yielding scant justice, if indeed it be not guilty of positive injustice, in the part which it attributes to Melancthon. You may have listened to stories dramatically more interesting, you have considered no characters more winsome, more lovely, more thoroughly admirable, than that which we now consider in some detail. Philip Schwarzerd was born in Bretten, Saxony, February 16, 1497, a year made famous by the discovery of the North American continent by Cabot, and the doubling of the Cape of Good Hope by Vasco da Gama, the year before Savonarola was burned at Florence, five years before the University of Wittenberg was founded, which Melancthon himself was afterwards to render illustrious. His father, George Schwarzerd, was a skillful armorer, a calling in high repute in those days, bringing the artificer into the acquaintance, and sometimes into the friendship, of the knights and nobles whom he served by his craft. Go into any well-furnished museum of ancient armor like that of the Tower of London or Windsor Castle, and see the deftly-woven coats of mail, as flexible as a lady's purse and as impenetrable as an iron plate, the nicely jointed helmets and gauntlets, and think that it was all wearily forged by hand, when there was no machinery and no steam power, and you will see that the artificer was of necessity also an artist. In the Middle Ages he was treated as an officer of the highest rank; he was awarded the first place in military precedency, and his person was protected by extraordinary penalties.1 George...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the other furnished something better to put in their place. So that while the world is right, no doubt, in hono...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217795293

ISBN - 13:9780217795296

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