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The Meridian Sun

uddenly interrup■t it. Time is growing short for hi■m, and he cannot complete his work without the ●aid of Him who is the master of our days. Th●is volume begins with England. A fa■ithful history of the Reformation is now perha■ps more necessary to that country than to a■ny other. The general opinion on the C●ontinent, excepting that of the blin■d partisans of popery, is that the ca●use of Reform is won, and that there ■is no need to defend it. Strange to s■ay this is not entirely true● wi

th regard to England—a country so dear to th■e friends of truth and liberty. Nay●, even among Anglican ministers, a■ party has been formed enthusiastic ■in behalf of rites, sacerdotal■ vestments, and superstitious {v} Ro●man doctrines, and violent in their attacks ●upon the Reformation. The excesses in ●which some of its members have in●dulged are unprecedented. One of them has i■nstituted a comparison between the Reformers ■and the leaders during the Reign of Te■rror—Danton, Marat, and Robespi●erre, for instance—and declares■ the superiority of the latter.[1] 'T●he Reformat

Reformation in G

ion,' says this Anglican priest● in another place, 'was not a ■Pentecost; I regard it as a De■luge, an act of divine vengeance.' I■n the presence of such opinions and of others wh■ich, though less marked, are not less ●fatal, the history of the R

eformation may fu■rnish some wholesome lessons. Th●e history of England is succeeded■ in this volume by a narrative of ●the events which led to the tr●iumph of the Reformation in ■Geneva. That history ought to interest the Pro●t

ermany, Ge■rm

●ways easy to fix the latter limit, w●hich varies according to localit●y. Nevertheless, a rule laid down by the auth●or in his first volume sensibly limit■s the work he has undertaken. '●The history of one of the greatest revoluti■ons that has ever been accomplis●hed in human affairs, and not the histo■ry of a mere party, is the object ■of the present undertaking. ■

Nights Like Bonita

y. For the purpose of his narrative, the● author has continued to cons■ult the most authentic sources: original docum●ents, letters written by the pers■ons of wh

om this history speaks or by thei●r contemporaries, and the chronicles, anna■ls, and books published at that epoch. He has ma●de use of such collections of doc■uments as have been printed; ●frequently he has had recourse to MSS. of the pe●riod which have not yet been publis■hed. We live in a literary age when criticism ●sways the sceptre. Criticism is good an●d necessary: it purifies history and clears t●he paths to the palace of truth. But■ if dogmatic epochs have their excesses, cr

Two Best Friends

  • flow a■part; they afterwards unite with each other in s■uccession and form a single river. T●here comes a moment when the waters undergo● the law of concentration: the same phe●n
  • omenon is manifested in a hist■ory like ours. After following■ up successively the facts o●f the Reformat
  • ion in Germany, Ge■rman Switzerland, France, England, West?/li>