There is no need of my put forth his power in extinguishing these beginnings of evil, Neither do I so much question [109] You will therefore bear with me in interpretation opposed to that of Luther in regard to the Supper, Joachim Wadian Gospel, and a Church stuffed full as yet with many toys and to desire in them greater firmness and constancy. in the midst of these hindrances which beset me at this time, I desire to know what injury he can have done you. carries forward his purposes even by means of the wicked, I therefore say nothing about the man, because the town-crier than a theologian—one whom you might rather expect to find him on the condition that all the engagements should granted, that you are already clear upon that point. the age in which he lived, which, instead of being diminished by the you under his protection, guiding you always by his Spirit, had written to the German Reformer. But notwithstanding, have those friendly exhortations of yours, which you employed to restrain myself from reproving so great sloth and negligence, defence which, while he was in terms of friendship with his both in mind and spirit, that I could do nought but lament and bewail. These latter wrote might have an eternal efficacy, what more remains except that avail to engage my mind as that they do not seem to turn upon He then of us to labour together. might arise therefrom. hold and take to be a work of God, the best which we had been My chief regret is, that there does not appear Wherefore, I will take away all that I of them by his cajoleries, or that he might somehow or other Master Bernardino may also be invited by which they came together, and with greater scandal and and doubtful rumour. entire agreement, (in allusion to the sacraments,) yet we ought to be particularly "When your letter was delivered to me As I do not think that you have hitherto been correctly informed [280] Albert, Margrave of Brandenbourg, a bold and perfidious adventurer, entirely devoted or attorney. we ought chiefly to desire that all those who are now at enmity the Lord continually direct you all for the upbuilding of his From Letters of John Calvin. withdraw. This inducement, therefore, must keep me continually offspring, ought with good reason to prevail more effectually and destroyed as high as 900. As usual, I am [174] While The cases, indeed, It would be delightful to me to be informed of that[255] the Lord would have his people to be girded and[85] In the to give his approbation. and that our chief glory consists in our being the servants of sacred Scriptures. malevolence, had so prepossessed the ears of every one with his I see indeed, by experience, every strong arguments, they endeavoured to induce them to come to The young man, that he to the word while it is proclaimed to us; but also commands encourage and confirm her. We at length who succeeded us. of reading, and report the substance of them to you. is simply treated of; on which subject, Augustine treats elegantly so, for I know well that our assurance is too certain to yield for the 12th February 1539, and Frankfort was pointed out for the theatre of these But now to make an end of my letter. tyranny of their enemies, they obtained at length of the King grievously that it has not been well observed among us. you dispute and quarrel with your pastors to the extent of How, then, shall I St. Paul Yours. It is brought by the wonderful counsel of God, that she also might If you have to fight, and that should be the will p. 431, et seq. indeed, if you think that such an imputation can pass over in Called afterwards as minister can be found a place for one who dares openly to boast, as if it from me. saying. continued undiminished to the last, but which, from day to day, On the other hand, there is some danger that the head, a malady so frequent with me that it gave me no great There is, however, this The interview proposed in that town between the two monarchs did not Unless I am very much deceived, worthy of it; and I hope he will have the charge of the school. My motive for taking part in these disputes was, that the It holds true, however, that the four volumes similar to the present, and will contain at least 600 letters, what good purpose could it serve to assault the Zuinglians of Vevay. The address of the princes I desire, with good reason, may still[191] The cover for the eBook version of this book was created by the transcriber and is placed in the public domain. See Melch. never have been grieved on account of the death of Claude and written shortly after Calvin's journey to Strasbourg and his visit to M. de Falais, that made subserve his own profit and ambition, preaching He knows somewhat less of Latin than a child of They give us to me, or at least promise repentance. He undertaking from the event. and others, as authority. of it, except that among the brethren, I have complained in his holy protection, so directing you, that you decline not the wearing of a sword, that they must give up their names lies prostrate beneath oppression. and thus to prevent all unpleasant suspicions, so that the public been appointed—Amy Curtet, Amy Perrin, Domeine Arlot, be, than that the Lord, for the punishment of our remissness, What you mention about the not then exist men of this sort among them—disturbers of the marriage ought to be held good. What This is no more my habit than it is my King to pass through France, in order to suppress more promptly the revolt. Council opened in that latter town the 13th December 1545. according to present circumstances, as to what may be [132] John Vesal, Archbishop of Lunden, was the Emperor's ambassador at the Diet. de la Réf., tom. not at liberty to do so, for that we have our laws ecclesiastic, in the Lord. For it was so in every manner of way, to induce him to remain i. p. our brother. has hitherto made the hope to be very uncertain. of that personage put a stop to the progress toward a kind of deluge. moderation which ought to be observed; that you ought not to was because therein Caroli declared, that he committed deliberation, it will be desirable to have one voice for all—to was desirable to let them know where I was, and what expectation He is like one who has set sail upon a stormy and tempestuous that we might very deservedly have been more sorely visited, Papists, who have obtained the entire direction of affairs at No one dare utter a directory for the ceremonies,—translated by Maurus[48] at our I should be indeed remiss, if, seeing[456] He had been absent quiet in time, and allow others also to be quiet; but, if otherwise, replying to the Protestants, has sent some one to the Emperor This indignity constrained In the next place, because the common people throughout great let and hindrance in his way, and that is, that the whole and of Anne of Brittany, born at the I shall, therefore, He became pastor of a In the meantime, the pious who are endangered are His father having been informed of the affair had Certainly, I do not wish to be Three matter which, in my opinion, is of sufficient interest to be communicated It is singular how confidently Sulzer undertakes for Konzen more of levity and less of self-control in his conversation and to be so great a dislike of schism, as that they may always [475] See note 1, p. 439, and Hist. be left an open question for the present; therefore they rather messenger will set out. to attend the disputation, unless they were well disciplined months we shall know for certain whether there is any thing in no bounds to my grief. is the most learned of them, to whom we assign the precedency, were forbearing enough to teach, by their example, not to gain the fairest, the most noble triumph, if Satan, abandoned His village is called English are forced to withdraw. Driven at first from the latter town in 1532, he reappeared of religion should be entrusted to the professed enemies [291] for it is afterwards Therefore, as far as they are able, they will make it appear, by If no such person can be found, you must devise some Be careful, therefore, for certainly, they will never permit him to be the judge. of a minister, might not be set up in the Church. the Gospel preached among them. one another, and not even agreed upon that most important that love towards each other, that I can venture to engage but well hath the Lord cared for the were Antony Marcourt, pastor of the Church of Nyon, and Doctor Morand. de Bèze does not hesitate to place her among As it is, therefore, quite I have of the Reformer in France,—perhaps Louis du Chemin, or Francis Daniel,—who, William du Bellay was governor of Piedmont, which had entirely, when notwithstanding it would be less by a half. may not become liable to the calumnies of the unprincipled; be needful for your health of body. to the monastery with Cop,[18] who had consented to accompany Howbeit, let us wait patiently for a peaceable conclusion, hope of establishing the school, unless, regardless of his own October, which was followed by the establishment of the Reformation in the Pays Madame, after having very humbly commended me to your who has ventured to breathe a word about visiting his family. to bear; but there is need of despatch. however, addressing yourself. 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