Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More
or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

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Sir Thomas More by Robert Southey

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Sir Thomas More
or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

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e mere speculations which I advance for as little as they are worth. My serious belief amounts to this, that preternatural impressions are sometimes communicated to us for wise purposes: and that departed spirits are sometimes permitted to manifest themselves.

Stranger.--If a ghost, then, were disposed to pay you a visit, you would be in a proper state of mind for receiving such a visitor?

Montesinos.--I should not credit my senses lightly; neither should I obstinately distrust them, after I had put the reality of the appearance to the proof, as far as that were possible.

Stranger.--Should you like to have an opportunity afforded you?

Montesinos.--Heaven forbid! I have suffered so much in dreams from conversing with those whom even in sleep I knew to be departed, that an actual presence might perhaps be more than I could bear.

Stranger.--But if it were the spirit of one with whom you had no near ties of relationship or love, how t

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This is a good story of a man with integrity.It also dates back to when people or rather the state thought that God chose the Leaders of the Country and they felt they could change the Law of the Land.
This is also the history of how the Anglican church stems from Catholisism.
Good read for Honest heroes