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|Named Person:||James, King of England; James, King of England|
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|Notes:||Originally published: Power and glory. Great Britain : HarperCollins, 2003.|
|Description:||xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||A poore man now arrived at the Land of Promise --
The multitudes of people covered the beautie of the fields --
He sate among graue, learned and reuerend men --
Faire and softly goeth far --
I am for the medium in all things --
The danger never dreamt of, that is the danger --
O lett me bosome thee, lett me preserve thee next to my heart --
We have twice and thrice so much scope for oure earthlie peregrination ... --
When we do luxuriate and grow riotous in the gallantnesse of this world --
True Religion is in no way a gargalisme only --
The grace of the fashion of it --
Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut vp his tender mercies? --
The Sixteenth-century Bible --
The Six Companies of Translators.
|Other Titles:||Power and glory|
"About fifty scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and London did the work, drawing on many previous versions, and created a text which, for all its failings, has never been equaled. That is the central question of this book: How did this group of near-anonymous divines, muddled, drunk, self-serving, ambitious, ruthless, obsequious, pedantic and flawed as they were, manage to bring off this astonishing translation? How did such ordinary men make such extraordinary prose? In God's Secretaries, Adam Nicolson gives a fascinating and dramatic account of the accession and ambition of the first Stuart king; of the scholars who labored for seven years to create his Bible; of the influences that shaped their work and of the beliefs that colored their world, immersing us in an age whose greatest monument is not a painting or a building, but a book."--Jacket.