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OF HUGH LATIMER.
Several of Latimer's letters are preserved in Fox's “ Acts and Monuments ;' and among them his celebrated one to Henry VIII, in 1530, on the restoring again of the free liberty of reading the Holy Scriptures.' His injunctions, likewise, to the prior and convent of St. Mary House in Worcester, during his first visitation in 1537, are inserted in the collection of Records at the end of the second volume of Burnet's · History of the Reformation.'
OF THE REVEREND FATHER
MASTER HUGH LATIMER,
Preached in the Shrouds* at Paul's Church in London, on the 18th day of Jan. 1548.
Quæcunque scripta sunt ad nostram doctrinam scripta sunt.
Rom. xiv: 4.
"All things which are written, are written for our erudition and knowledge." All things that are written in God's book, in the Bible book, in the book of the holy Scripture, are written to be our doctrine. I told
first sermon,t honorable audience, that I purposed to
* The shrouds or crowds, as we learn from Stow, was a chapel under the choir of St. Paul's Church, where sermons were preached in the winter, and when the weather would not permit an audience to stand in the churchyard.
+ In the edition of 1562, John Day says, “ The rest of these sermons of the Plough are not yet come to hand.”