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God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
2003
Harper Collins
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70The banks of the Thames were encrusted with ice and enormous fires burned in the Renaissance fireplaces which Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII had installed here seventy years before.there
70If you think of the King James bible as the greatest creation of seventeenth-century England, a culture drenched in the word rather than the image, it is easy to see it as England's equivalent of the great baroque cathedral it never built, an enormous and magnificent verbal artifice, its huge structures embracing all 4 million Englishment, its orderliness and richness a kind of national shrine built only of words.edifice
114Of course he should be tortured (probably by sleep deprivation or perhaps drugged) and of course he must be executed.dragged
114The king held interviews with him about some of the finer points of Roman theory and practice, centring on the secrecy of the confessional and its limits.centering
stet, thanks to codeman 38
122...infinitely interpretable account of what God meant by and for his creation.His
144...even with the luxury and thickness of the Turkey carpet underfoot and the Venetian silk velvets on the table...Turkish
191Referencing Andrewes' sermon that includes: "The waies deep, the weather sharp, the daies short, the sunn farthest off in sostitio brumali, the very dead of winter." the author writes The sermon, like the translation of the Bible, is shaped by learning (Andrewes is familiar with the workings of a modern Copernican solar system where in the course of each year the earth moves from its perigee to its apogee, nearer and further from the sun)... The Earth is closest to the Sun in North American winter.
226...Dr F. Scrivener, a scholar working to modern standards...Dr.
stet, thanks to codeman 38
262John Spenserreferenced elsewhere as Spencer

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