The Lives of John Donne: Sir Henry Wolton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1805
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"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart," First published in 1678 'The Pilgrim’s Progress' is essentially two books i one. The first begins with a man named ... Read full review

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Important as a source especially for Donne and Herbert, though I believe Amy Charles was critical of Walton in her life of Herbert . Walton does tend to idealize his subjects. Read full review

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Page 96 - Several charcoal fires being first made in his large study, he brought with him into that place his windingsheet in his hand, and having put off...
Page 104 - He was of stature moderately tall; of a straight and equallyproportioned body, to which all his words and actions gave an unexpressible addition of comeliness. The melancholy and pleasant humour were in him so contempered, that each gave advantage to the other, and made his company one of the delights of mankind.
Page 257 - London and accept of her choice; and he did so in that or about the year following. Now the wife provided for him was her daughter Joan, who brought him neither beauty nor portion; and for her conditions, they were too like that wife's which is by Solomon compared to a dripping house; so that the good man had no reason to rejoice in the wife of his youth...
Page 333 - I have been long preparing to leave it, and gathering comfort for the dreadful hour of making my account with God, which I now apprehend to be near ; and, though I have by his grace loved him in my youth, and feared him in mine age, and laboured to have a conscience void of offence to...
Page 320 - Churchdoor' : to whom he replied, 'Pray take you the keys, and lock me out : I will never come more into this Church ; for all men will say, my master Hooker was a good man, and a good scholar ; and I am sure it was not used to be thus in his days...
Page 241 - Richard, I do not give, but lend you my horse; be sure you be honest, and bring my horse back to me at your return this way to Oxford. And I do now give you ten groats to bear your charges to Exeter; and here is ten groats more, which I charge you to deliver to your mother, and tell her, I send her a bishop's benediction with it, and beg the continuance of her prayers for me.
Page 282 - Confessor, and indeed many others of your predecessors, and many private Christians, have also given to God, and to His Church, much land, and many immunities, which they might have given to those of their own families, and did not ; but gave them...
Page 50 - ... a preacher in earnest ; weeping sometimes for his auditory, sometimes with them ; always preaching to himself, like an angel from a cloud, but in none ; carrying some, as St. Paul was, to heaven in holy raptures, and enticing others by a sacred art and courtship to amend their lives : here picturing a vice so as to make it ugly to those...
Page 278 - With these he was to encounter ; and though he wanted neither courage, nor a good cause, yet he foresaw, that without a great measure of the Queen's favour, it was impossible to stand in the breach, that had been lately made into the lands and immunities of the Church, or indeed to maintain the remaining lands and rights of it. And therefore by justifiable sacred insinuations, such as St. Paul to Agrippa, — "Agrippa, believest thou? I know thou believest...
Page 37 - And, though it is most certain that two lutes, being both strung and tuned to an equal pitch, and then one played upon, the other that is not touched being laid upon a table at a fit distance, will — like an echo to a trumpet — warble a faint audible harmony in answer to the same tune, yet many will not believe there is any such thing as a sympathy of souls ; and I am well pleased that every reader do enjoy his own opinion.

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