Harmony of the Gospels

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Part of the Garnet Milne's Has the Bible Been Kept Pure? series:

Calvin, Harmony of the Gospels, vol. 1, Matt. 5: 17.

Of the noble order of the garter, knight, One of the lords of her majesty’s most hon. Privy council; Grace and peace from god, with the increase of that true Honor which is from god, and lasteth for ever. [Prefixed to the Original English Translation, London, 1584 and 1610.] The choice (Right Honourable) which Luke the Evangelist made in dedicating this History of the Gospel, which he wrote, to that noble man Theophilus, and which that man of worthy memory, M. John Calvin, took in dedicating these his labors to the Lords of Frankfort, driveth me to dedicate this my small labor of translating this book into the English tongue. And though it is but little that I have done, in comparison of the labors of the other two, and not worth the offering to men of great estate; yet, lest that I should seem singular in dissenting from these two singular instruments in the Church of God, and that in one and the selfsame book I have presumed to make bold of your Lordship’s name, hoping that your Honor will not mislike to have it written in the forehead of this book with noble Theophilus and the Lords of Frankfort; specially, sith that I do it in testimony of my dutiful love to you, for the manifold grace of God in you, and benefits which I have received from you. Men do commonly, in their Epistles, write either in the commendation of the work, or in the praise of their patron, or in discharging of themselves of the discredit which their enemies would lay upon them. But I crave pardon of your Honor, if, in studying to be short, I omit these things.

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