" ' Hear me, 0 king, whosoever thou art, unto thee I am come as to one to whom prayer is made ...
And, verily, whosoever has this trust, for him there is no uncertainty."
(I) That whosoever shall hereafter come to the possession of this crown shall join in communion with the Church of England as by law established.
"For the Church of England," he there says, "I am persuaded that the constant doctrine of it is so pure and orthodox, that whosoever believes it, and lives according to it, undoubtedly he shall be saved, and that there is no error in it which may necessitate or warrant any man to disturb the peace or renounce the communion of it.
For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist; and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the first-born of Satan.
2 ("Whosoever killeth you," &c.) may point to the power of inflicting the major penalty.
Yet the deepest strain here is more serenely universalist even than St Paul, for here Jesus says: " God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should.
The fowls of the air and all beasts that are under the earth or upon the earth and the fishes of the sea (these are they which draw) you and the kingdom of Heaven is within you and whosoever shall know himself shall find it.
Thus whosoever curses the king is stoned as though God Himself had been cursed (2 Sam.
The usual prognostication of future distinction is attributed in the case of More to Cardinal Morton, " who would often tell the nobles sitting at table with him, where young Thomas waited on him, whosoever liveth to trie it shall see this child prove a notable and rare man."
Ashmole cites authorities for the contention that knighthood ennobles, insomuch that whosoever is a knight it necessarily follows that he is also a gentleman; " for, when a king gives the dignity to an ignoble person whose merit he would thereby recompense, he is understood to have conferred whatsoever is requisite for the completing of that which he bestows."
As soon as the causes are known man regains his power over nature, for " whosoever knows any form, knows also the utmost possibility of superinducing that nature upon every variety of matter, and so is less restrained and tied in operation either to the basis of the matter or to the condition of the efficients."
And whosoever did eat or drink before the evening prayer was ended should be accounted and reputed not to consider the purity of his fast.
But Job himself, or whosoever was the justest judge, by such hunting for matters against him as hath been used against me, may for a time seem foul, specially in a time when greatness is the mark and accusation is the game."
His problem was the claim to arrive at propositions universally valid, and so true of the object, whosoever the individual thinker.