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BY THE AUTHOR OF “THREE EXPERIMENTS OF LIVING,"
LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTIN LUTHER,” &c.
HILLIARD, GRAY, AND COMPANY.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and forty, by HARRISON GRAY, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY
FOLSOM, WELLS, AND THURSTON,
PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.
The object of the following biography is not to present any new views or new facts in the life of Cranmer. The path is a beaten one, and so much has been said on this subject, that it may seem useless to add another volume to those which can already be collected. But who collects them, or who looks into the old books of Fox, or hunts out Strype's “ Memorials”? Or who, we will yet venture to ask, is familiar with the events of Cranmer's life? The same hope, which animated the author of "Luther and his Times,” has stimulated to this attempt, that others may be sufficiently interested in these sketches to induce them to study for themselves the histories of the German and the English reformation. Artists, by taking different positions, give different