For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.…
Father Peto and Elstowe, two men who had dared to speak out bravely as to Henry the Eighth's misdeeds, were summoned before the king's council to receive a reprimand. Lord Essex told them they deserved to be sewn into a sack and thrown into the Thames. "Threaten such things to rich and dainty folk, who have their hope in this world," answered Elstowe, gallantly, "we fear them not; with thanks to God, we know the way to heaven to be as ready by water as by land." Men of such metal might be broken, but they could not be beat. The two offenders were hopelessly unrepentant and impracticable, and it was found necessary to banish them.
(H. O. Mackay.).
Parallel VersesKJV: For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.