The life of Bernard Gilpin

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Gilpin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830. Excerpt: ... comply, but as I am to stand or fall by my own, the case is different." In short, George was obliged to desist, and Bernard returned to Louvain, heartily vexed that he had lost so much time, on so trifling an occasion. He thought it, however, his duty to give the bishop his reasons for not accepting his kind offer, which he did in the following letter. "Right honourable, and my singular good master, my duty remembered in most humble manner, pleaseth it your honour to be informed, that of late my brother wrote to me, that in any wise I must meet him at Mechlin; for he must debate with me very urgent affairs, such as could not be despatched by writing. When we met, I perceived it was nothing else but to see if he could persuade me to take a benefice, and to continue in study at the university: which if I had known to be the cause of his sending for me, I should not have needed to interrupt my study to meet him; for I have so long debated that matter with learned men, especially with the holy prophets, and most ancient and godly writers since Christ's time, that I trust, so long as I have to live, never to burden my conscience with having a benefice, and lying from it. My brother said, that your lordship had written to him, that you would gladly bestow one on me; and that your lordship thought (and so did other of my friends, of which he was one) that 1 was much too scrupulous in that point. Whereunto I always say, if I be too scrupulous, (as 1 cannot think that I am), the matter is such, that I had rather my conscience were therein a great deal too strait, than a little too large: for I am seriously persuaded, that I shall never offend God by refusing to have a benefice and lie from it, so long as I judge not evil of others: which I trust I shall not, but r...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830. Excerpt: ... comply, but as I am to stand or fall by my own, the case is different." In short, George was obliged to desist, and Bernard re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217942547

ISBN - 13:9780217942546

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