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S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.

Hugh Latimer

  • [An English reformer; born in Leicestershire about 1472; graduated from Cambridge; chaplain to Anne Boleyn, and Bishop of Worcester, 1535–39, when he resigned, and was imprisoned until the death of Henry VIII.; burned at the stake, 1555.]
  • Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.

  • To Bishop Nicholas Ridley, who was burned with him, Oct. 16, 1555, after having taken part at Oxford in a disputation on the religious questions of the day.