• But, though persecuting malice raged, yet the Gospel shone with resplendent brightness; and, firm as an impregnable rock, withstood the attacks of its boisterous enemies with success.

    John Foxe, John Malham, T. Pratt (1856). “Fox's Book of Martyrs, Or, The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church: Being a Complete History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths of the Christian Martyrs ... to which is Added an Account of the Inquisition ... with the Lives of Some of the Early Eminent Reformers”, p.480