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Scripture and the comment of history, we shall betake us each to our humble path with a clearer conviction of duty, a stronger sense of the danger and the guilt of neglecting it, a firmer hope of a blessing, a more cheerful and animating view of the prospect before us."
And now, dear brother, who rejoicest in a name, than which the earth has never known a nobler, the name of "the judicious Hooker,”—in the hope that, for the love you bear me, you will pardon this strange rambling, and with
the prayer, that God may bless you many years with health and strength, to serve his glorious Church, with the rich gifts which he has given you—or, failing these, may comfort and sustain your heart with Milton's noble sentiment,
"They also serve who only stand and wait,"
believe me, with sincere affection, your faithful friend and brother in the Church and Gospel of our common Lord. G. W. DOANE.
The Rev. HERMAN HOOKER,
Editor of the Library of Christian Knowledge.
-Inconveniences attending it
Hooper.-Puritans.-Expectations of the Roman Catholics.-Edward's Death.-Lady Jane Grey
Mary. Suppression of the Reformation.-Persecution of the Reformers.-Fox's Acts and Monuments
Elizabeth. Her Accession.-Her Caution.-Reformation again triumphant.—Return of the Exiles.—Jewel.—Injunctions of Elizabeth compared with those of Edward.-Progress of the Puritans.-The Reformation not completed.-Conclusion