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No. 5, 

TAe State of the Church of England Wc. 

[April 1588.] 

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State of the Church of England 

laid open in a Conference between Diotrephes 

a Bishop, Tertullus a Papist, Demetrius 

a Usurer, Pandochus an Innkeeper, and 

Paul a Preacher of the word of GOD 

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BlHis satirical Dialogue, quoted for shortness at the 
n time as Diotrephes, was written against the ad- 
ministration of the Anglican Bishops, by the Rev. 
I John Udall, the Preacher at Kingston upon 
I Thames; and was printed to his utter ruin, by 
I Robert Waldegrave, the Puritan printer and 
I publisher living at this date outside Temple Bar. 
Waldegrave was a Worcestershire roan, as is 
proved by llic entry of his apprenlicesliip in the Stationers' Rc^slers — 

GREFFETH RoBERTE Walgrave the sonne of Rychard 

^L Walgrave late of blacklay in the Countye 

^1 of Worcestre yeoman Deceassed hath put bym 

^^^^^ self apprentes to Wylliam greffeth, Cetizan 

^^^^^^L and stacioner of London /from the fcaste of the 

^^^^^^V nativite of saynte John hapteste [24 June] anno 

^^^^^^^ 1568 viij yeres vjd. 

^ Transcript Sr'c., i. 372. -Erf. 1S75. 

^v' He would have been entitled to his freedom of the Company in the 
^K summer of 1576; but as the Register for that year has long been lost, 
there is no precise record of the date from which he would be entitled to 
publish a book in London. 

He had in 1588, been actually publishing works, chiefly religious, for 
nyears past: and — especiallysince theadvent of Whitgift to the 
I Primacy — had suffered many things at the hands of the Bishops, of somR 
I nrhichil?^jer/.Vjl//(«/';r,?/,.47'£ has preserved tons the following accounts— 

Which Harmonie/was translated and printed by that 
Ipuritan Catnbridg printer/ Thomas Thomas, And although 



the booke came out by publike authoritie/yet by your leauc] 
the Bishops haue called them in /as things against their'] 
state. And trust me / his grace will owe that puritanej 
printer as good a turne / as hee paid vnto Robert Walde- J 
graue for his sawcines/in printing my frend and deareJ^ 
brother Diotrephes his Dialogue. Well frend Thomas . 
wame you before hand /look to your selfe. — The Ep{stU\Nev 
1588], ;S. 8. Ed. 1879. 

Pitifully complayning/ is there any reason (my Lords grace) I 
why knaue Thackwell the printer/which printed popishe , 
and trayterous welshe bookes in wales/ shouide haue more 
fauour at your gracelesse handes/then poore Walde-graue/ 
who neuer printed book against you / that contayneth 
eyther treason or impietie. Thackwell is at Ubertie to walke 
where he will /and permitted to make the most he could of 
his presse and letters : whereas Robert Walde-graue dares 
not shew his face for the bloodthirstie desire you haue for 
his life / onely for printing of bookes which toucheth the 
bishops Myters. You know that Walde-graues printing 
presse and Letters were takken away : his presse being 
timber/was sawen and hewed in pieces /the yron work 
battered and made vnseruiceabie/his Letters melted/with 
cases and other tooles defaced (by lohn Woolfe / alias 
Machiuill/ Beadle of the Stationers /and most tormenting 
executioner of Walde-graues goods) and he himselfe vtterly 
deprived for euer [of] printing againe / hauing a wife and sixe 
small children. Will this monstrous crueltie neuer bee 
reuenged thinke you ? When Walde-graues goods was to be 
spoiled and defaced/there were some printers/that rather 
then all the goods should be spoyled/ offered money for it/ J 
towardes the reiiefe of the mans wife and children /but this ^ 
couide not be obtayned/and yet popishe Thackwell/though 
hee printed popish and trayterous bookes /may haue the fa- 
uor to make money of his presse and letters. And reason to[o]. 
For Walde-graues profession ouerthroweth the popedome of 
Lambehith/but Thackwels popery maintayneth the same*! 




And now that Walde-graue hath neither presse nor letters /his 
grace may dine and sup the quieter. But looke to it brother 
Canterburie / certainly without your repentance /I feare me/ 
you shalbe *HiIdebrand in deed. Walde-graue AfvrcHrana 
hath left house and home / by reason of your '" ''='''■ 
vnnaturall tyrannic : hauing left behinde him a poore wife and 
sixe Orphanes/ without any thing to relieuethem. (For the 
husband you haue bereaued both of his trade and goods) Be 
you assured that the crie of these will one day preuaile against 
you/vnlesse you desist from persecuting. — The EpUtk, pp. 21,^1. 
Concerning Walde-graue /its no matter how you deal with 
him/heez a foolish fellow/to suffer you to spoyle his presse 
and letters : an a had bin my worships printer/ ide a kept 
him from your douches. And yet it is pitie to belye the 
diuell : and therefore you shall not belye / him and goe scotfree. 
As for the presse that Walde-graue solde / he did it by 
order/vz. He solde it to an allowed printer/I.C. one of his 
owne companie/with the knowledge of his Warden /Henry 
Denham/&c. And cal you this fauor/in releasing him after 
long imprisonment ? But I will give you a president of great 
fauor in deede/wherein you may see what an vngrateful 
fellow Walde-graue is to his grace /who hath bin so good 
vnto him from time [to] time. There being a controuersie 
betweene another printer and Walde-graue {all matters of 
printing being committed by the LL. of the Counsel! to his 
grace) Walde-graue made one of his company his friende 
(who could do much with his grace) to de ale for him /who 
brake the matter to his worship/being at Croydon in his 
Orcharde : so soone as the partie named Walde-graue /he 
sweetly aunswered him /saying; if it had bin any of the 
company saue him / he would haue graunted the suite / but in 
no case to Walde-graue. Well Walde-graue /obtayned the 
E[ightj. H[onorable] Lord Treasurers letter in his behalfe to 
his grace /who when he had read it /said /I will answer my L. 
Treasurer : with that Walde-graue intreated for his fauorable 
letter to the Wardens of his companie/ which in the end 


through D. Coosins he obtained (though late) yet went home ] 
at night /thinking todeliuer it in the morning: but before he ' 
was ready/the Wardens were with him/and [arjrested him 
with a Purciuant vpon his graces commandement/Walde- 
graue telling them there was a letterfrom his grace /which he I 
received late the last night at Croidon : who answered/they I 
knew it well inougb/but this is his pleasure now: so they | 
caried Walde-graue to prison /and in this /his grace was | 
Ancwreuenge SO good vnto him / as to help him with an ' 
smdge. hundred marks ouer the shulders. If this be your j 

fauour/God keepe me fromyou/ka M. Marprelate. Bishops 1 
haue iustly received according to their desertes / hauing 
found greater fauour at my worships hands than euer they j 
deserued/ being notorious /disobedient andgodlesse persons/ | 
vnthrifty spenders and consumers of the fruits /not of their [ 
own labors/ (as you say Walde-graue was) but of the posr 
sessions of the church /persons that haue violated their faith I 
to god/his church/hir majesty/and this wbol[e] kingdom/ J 
and wittingly bring vs al without the great mercy of god to our l 
vndoing: so that our wiues / children and seruants / haue I 
cause to curse al L. Bb. Lo T.C. you see that I haue a j 
good gift in imitation/and me thinkes I have brought your | 
wordes into a marueilous good sense/wher as before in the 
cause of Walde-graue/they were ilfauoredly wrested: and 
as for his wife and children /they haue iust cause to curse 
lohn of London / and lohn of Canterburie / for their tyranni- 
zing ouer him : by imprisoning and spoyling his goods/ and 
vexing his poore wife and children /with continuall rifeling 
his house with their purciuants: who in Nouember[i58SJ last/ I 
violently rusht into his house/breaking through the maine | 
wall thereof after midnight / taking away his goods / for some 
of the purciuants solde his books vp and downe the streats / 
to watchmen and others. Ah you Antichristian prelats / 
when will you make an ende of defending your tyrannic /by i 
the blood and rapine of her maiesties subiectes ? You haue 
bin the consumers of the fruits of Walde-graues labors ; for \ 


haue you-not sent him so often to prison /that it seemed you 
made a common occupation thereof ? For assoon as any book 
is printed in the defence of Christs holy discipline/or for ye 
detecting of your Antichristian dealings /but your rauening 
purciuantes flye citie and countrie to seekefor Walde-graue/ 
as though he were bound by statute vnto you/either to make 
known who printed seditious books against my L. Oih^greimss 
Face/or to go to prison himselfe/ and threatned faui^r! ^''^" 
with the racke. And are you not ashamed to say /that he 
euer violated his fayth ? you know wel inough/that he is 
neither Archb. nor L. B. The case thus stood /after he had 
remained a long time in prison/not that time when Hartwell 
his graces secretary wisht that his grace might neuer eat bit 
of bread after he released him. Nor at that time when you 
profane T.C told him /that all puritans had traiterous hearts. 
Nor at that time Walde-graue tolde his grace/that he was 
worse than Bo^njner in regard of the time. Nor that time 
when he was straungely released by one of the Lorde of good 
Londons Swans. Neither was it at yat time / when his grace 
(good conscionable noble man) violated his promise /in that 
he told the wardens of the stacioners/that if Walde-graue 
woulde come quietly to him /and cease printing of seditious 
bookes/he would pardon what was past /and the wardens 
promised his wife/that if he were committed /they would 
lye at his graces gate til he were released /and for al this / 
yet he was committed to the white Lyon /where he layesixe 
weekes. Nor it was not at that time /when his grace allowed 
Watson the purciuant /to take of Waide-graue / 13.S.4. pence/ 
for cariyng of him to the white Lyon. But it was that time / 
when his grace kept him 20. weekes together in the white 
lyon / for printing the Complaint of the comminaltie/the 
Practize of prelats/A learned mans iudgment/&c. Means 
being vsed for his hberty/his frendwho was bound for him 
told him /his liberty was obtained in maner following. You 
must be bounde saith he /in a too. pounds /to print no more 
books hereafter / but such as shalbe authorized by hirMaiesty 

xii Intr oduction. 

or his grace /or such as were before lawfully authorized: 
wherunto he answered /that it was not possible for him to 
contains himselfe within the compasse of that bond/neither 
Whereby it shouM his consent euer go to the same {the same 
™i.vui!r^ wil D. Coosins witnes (that maidenly Doctor/who 
lohiifncnd. gi^g cheek by ioll with you) if he will speake a 
trueth/ which words Walde-graue vttered to him /going in 
the old pallas at Westminster with his keeper before he was 
released) yet he woulde gladly haue his libertie if he might 
lawfully. For saide he/ 1 being a poore workeman to my 
companie / cannot possibly obserue it. For many bookes 
heretofore printed / had cum priuilegio, and yet were neuer | 
authorized: and againe/that it were hut a folly for him to ■ 
sue to her Maiestie/the office were very base and vnflt for 
her. And he might be wel assured that Caiphas of Cant, 
would never authorize any thing for his behoofe/and so 
it fell out. And thus Martin hath prooued you in this /as in 
all other things/to be lyars. And what is it that you Bb. 
and your hangones will not saye by Walde-graue/whom you , 
would hang if you could. — Hay any worke for Cooper \p.-^ March, i 
1589], A*. 43-46. £rf. 18S0. 

As we shnll see in our Introductory Sketch &•€., that it was Walde- ] 
CRAVE himself that set up in type these different accounts of his maltreat- , 
ment, as parts of these two Martinist productions printed by him at the 
wandering secret press ; we cannot but regard tliem as his personal con- 
tribution to the Controversy. 

SHE process of Waldegrave's niination is thus officiaHy 1 
\ described in the Records of the Stationers' Company — 

May 13, 158S. Whereas Master Coldock \ 
' Warden.THOMAsWooDCOCK, OliverWilkes, and 
JoHx Wolf, on the 16 of April last, vpon search of 
Robert Wal[de]graues house, did seise of his and bring to 
Stationers hall, according to the late decrees of the Starre- 

I NTS QDU C no If. 

chamber, and by vertue thereof A presse with twoo paire of 
cases, with certaine Pica Romane, and Pica Italian letters, 
with diuers books entituled : The state of the Ckurche of 
England laid open &c. For that the said Wal[de]grave 
without aucthority, and contrary to the said Decrees had 
printed the said book. Yt is now in full court — ordered and 
agreed by force of the said decrees, and according to the 
same, That the said books shall be burnte, and the said 
presse, letters and printing stuffe defaced and made vnser- 

W. Herbert's EdUion of Ames's Typ. An/., ii. 1145. £if. 1786. 

In the Stationers' Registers at this date also occur the following entries — 
; hem Delyvered to John wolf the xvj'^day of Apryll [1588] 
to goe to Croydon to my Lordes grace about wal[de]- 
GEAVE iiij' / 

I for breakinge a presse and meltinge of letters . . . xij"/ 
Transcript, i. 528. Ed. 1875. 

Strangely enough, in another part of the Registers occurs the following 
f entry on the very day of the promulgation of the above decision — 

13 Mail [1588]. 

' Roberts A copie whereof he is to bring the title vj** 

WAl[de]gRAVE Transcript, \i. 490. Ed. 1875. 

This title he never did bring ; but disappears from all avowed printing 
from this date until March 1590, when he is established in Edinburgh as 
the Royal Printer for Scotland ; from which country he did cot return till 
the accession of James I. to the English throne. 


■His Dialogue ^- •n\i\ch also helped to bring about John 
\ Udau.'s premature death — is but a brief, yet quietly sarcastic 
I statement of the general social War between the Bishops and 
\ the Presbyters in England, which will be more fully noticed 
lur Introductory Sketch ^'c. ; and in respect to its effects 
L himself, in our reprint of his Demonstration of Discipline. 
are some striking points incidentally touched upon in this tract 
n additional confirmation, if any were wanted, of Lord Burleigh's 

xiv I NTRO D U C TI N. 

Execution of yuslice in England,t.h.a.\.xi\tTeh.aA-nQ\, beenevenaslightc: 
persecution of Roman Calholic Englishmen, as Roman CatAolics, u 
Queen Elizabeth ; as there hadbeen of Protestants.underhersister Mary. 

It is a testimony to the rapid g;rowth of Puritanism in the four years 
that had now elapsed since Whitgift's advance to the Primacy, and so is 
another evidence of the utter futility of a. policy of repression in matters of 
religious bclie£ 

The stolid obduracy of the Bishops, their utter unwillingness to make 
the least concession, and so to satisfy moderate men ; that significant 
absence in them of least movement for reform in Parliament, which drew 
on them the censure of Lord BacON in his Advertisement, is also clearly 
brought out in this, the forerunning tract of the Martin Marprelate 

The strong delusion in all the religious teachers of the time — Protestant 
as well as Puritan — that the Lending of Money at Interest was a sin, is 
depicted in the character of D«mstilui. It was not (as may be seen in 
Lord Bacon's Essay on Usury, 1626) till another generation had passed 
away, that Political Econoray, aided by the growing surplus wealth of the 
nation, overcame this vulgar error, which sprang from a confusingof things 
human and divine. 

Lastly, we may note, the vast influence which the mind of Calvin still 
exercised on the faith of millions ; so that to dilTer from his views, was 
thought to be a departing from GOD. This comes out clearly in the 
following attack on the " freewil men ; " that is, on the Arminians before 

Diotrep. Doe you not also like of the preaching of 
predestination ? 

Paul Yea, or els should I dislike of preaching the trueth, 
for it is a part of Gods reuealed will. 

Diotreph So do not I in these daies, when there be so 
manye weake ones, I thinke it to be a very break-necke of all 

Paul I haue heard of freewil men that hauc saide so, but 
I neuer heard [a] man of learning affirme it, but one that was a 
byshoppe in a Sermon, but his wordes were no Jesse than 
blasphemie, and so are yours, and al they that say or think 
the same are guiltie of no lesse sinne. — PP- U-'S- 

Altogether, while written with a quietude of expression which must have 
been difficult 10 the writer, this Conference is as vigorous a bit of Purilan- 
ism us anything that has come down to us from that age. 

The state ,of the Church of 

Englande, laide open in a conference 
betweene Diotrephes a Byshopp, Tertullus a 
Papiste, Demetrius an vsurer, Pandochus an 
Inne-keeper, and PauU a preacher of the 
worde of God. 

PSAL. 122. 6. 

Pray for the peace of Hierusalem^ let them 
prosper that loue thee. 

REVEL. 14.9 10. 

^nd the third Angel folowed them, saying 
with a loud voice, if any man worship the 
beast and his image, and receiue his marke in 
his forhead, or on his hand, the same shall 
drinke of the wine of the wrath of God. 



'Entle Reader, I haue sette down here in a Dialog, 
the practize of Satan which he vseth (as I haue 
obserued by experience) to subuert and vtterly 
ouerturne the course of the Gospel here in England ; 
the names of the speakers, containe in them for the most 
part, the matter that they defend, and the affection that they 
are of. For thou knovvest that Diolrephes was he of whom 
S. lohn speaketh in his third Epistle, verse 9. that louing to 
haue the preheminence, disturbed the course of good things in 
the Church, and therfore sustaineth the person of a Byshopp, 
or Byshoply prelate. TeriuUus is he of whom Luke speaketh 
in the 24. Acts, that was the speaker in the ambassage 
from lerusalem to Fcelix the gouerner, against Paule, in 
the defence of ceremonies abrogated, for the ouerthrowe of 
the Gospel, and so representeth the papists, that maintaine 
their traish, to the rooting out of true religion. Demetrius is 
he of whom mention is made, in Actes 19. that was enemie to 
Pauh, because he lined by an vnlawfull trade, and for that 
cause doth play the part of an vserer. Pauh was the 
defender, you knowe of the Gospel in sinceritie, and he whose 
pen the holy Ghost did vse to expresse the discipline of the 
church most clerely, and therefore speaketh for the ministers 
of our time, that stand for reformation. Pandochus is an 
In-keeper in Greeke, and it is as much as to saye, a receiuer of 
all, and a soother of euerye man for his gaine ; so that the 
persons in their nature thus considered: it remain eth that 
thou wouldest be intreated by me, whosoeuer thou art, to whom 
this little booke shall come, that thou wouldest in reading of 
it, set al affection aside, and neither belieue it, because on[e,' of 
thy disposition did pen it, neither yet reiect it, because it was 
not composed by one of thy complexion; but consider well of 
the speeches vttered by euery partie, and compare them with 
the practize of the worlde, and then looke what it is, that so 

Lib. No.B. 2 


LAprd ij 

hardeneth Pandochus in atheism, Demetrius in vsery, and 
Tertullus in papistrie; and you shall (I doubt not) plainly 
perceiue, that the cause of all vngodlines so to raigne in 
euery place, and of the papists so to increase in strength 
and number, ariseth from our byshops and their vnlawfull 
gouernement ; on the other side, look into the answers that 
Uiotrephes maketh to Paul, and the counse! that Tertullus 
giueth to Diotrephes, and compare them with the practize of 
the B. in all poyntes, and you shall euidently perceiue that 
the cause why the gospel beeing so longe preached, hath 
taken so little root, ariseth from them onely, forsomuch as 
they haue weakened the knees of the true preachers, and 
euery way crossed them in all good actions. I haue touched 
thinges verie briefely of purpose, partly for that they who see 
what rtfo;mation mean eth,wil quickly vnderstand my meaning, 
and partly for that I would haue him that vnderstandeth 
not mine intent and would be resolued, to confer at large of 
it with some godly learned of his further instruction. Now I 
pray thee, let me intreat thee to think thus of mine intent ; 
namely, that it is not of purpose to disgrace any man, albeit 
we ought to disgrace them, by whom the sonn of God is 
disgraced: but especially to this end, that euery man in his 
calling, might see howe he is or hath beene made an 
instrument to do harme, or for want either of knowledge, or 
prouident forecast, being ouertaken vnder collour of right and 
law, and lastly that we all seing the subtleties of the deuill 
against the kingdom of Christ lesus, may first of al retume 
to God by speedy repentance, from the wickednes that wee 
haue in our hands, which in deede is the cause of this curse 
vpon fs; and then praye vnto his Maiestie, that he would 
detect the craftie subtiltles of all his aduersaries, reueale the 
trueth to those that are seduced and abused, and erect the 
kingdome of his sonne Christ lesus amongst vs, by the forme 
of that discipline that his owne worde 
expresseth vnto vs. 

The state of the Church of England. 

^ Siotr SWTWr^J?lW8 Ine hoste, I pray you staye with n 
I and my friende MfasterJ. TertuUus, 
I and tell vs some newes, for wee are 
I lately come O'-it of Scotland, and 
I wouldheere before wee com nereLon- 
I don, in what state things doe stande, 
1 lest we comming on a sudden, speede 

i ill as we did at Edenborough, 

and S. Andrewes. 

Pandoch Good my Lorde, I can tell you no great newes, 
for I go not so farre as to Church once in a moneth, but if I 
doe happen to go, one of my seruants doth come for me in all 
haste, to make merrie with one gueste or other, but there bee 
two in this house, that came from London, if it please your 
L[ordshipJ. I wil intreat one of them to come vnto you, it 
may be he can tell you some thing. 

Biotr I pray thee doe so? you are welcome my friend, I 
vnderstand that you came from London, I pray you tell me 
some newes, for I hauing bene in Scotlande some space, haue 
not hearde muche of the state of England. 

Demet My L[ord]. I heare no newes, but that ourtyshoppes 

, (Gods blessing haue their harts for it) say prettie well, by 

I one and by one, to these precise and hot preachers, for some 

I of them are put to silence, some of them close prisoners in 

the Gate-house, some wel loaden with yrons in the White- 

lyon, and some in the Clinke, I hope to see them one day all 

put downe, for they trouble the whole land, and are neither 

contented to obey the authority of these holy fathers, neither 

yet will suffer vs to liue as our fore-fathers haue done before 

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vs, and here is a good fellowe, which I met yesterday vpon 
the way, who is iust of their opinion, 

Pandoch I know not what religion he of whom you speaka 
is of, but I am sure that hee hath many of our preachers 
qualHties, forwhiclil like him thewors[e],forsince our preacher 
came, I haue not gained halfe so much as heretofore I did, 
but if I had but euerj'e niyht suche a guest, within one moneth 
all men would refraine from comming to mine house, and so 
I might beg. i 

Siotre Why mine hoste, what are his quallities, that yo^ 
dislike so much? 

Fandoch What? I will tell you, as soone as i 
lighted, my man that tooke his horse, chanced but to sweare 
by God, and he was reproouing of him by and by, and a 
gentleman cannot come all this euening, in any place where 
he is, but he is finding faut with him for one thing or 
another: and when he should go to supper with other 
gentlemen, sitting at the lower ende of the table, he would 
needs saye grace (forsooth) before and after supper, and so 
stay them that were hungrie, from their meat the longer, and 
from their sleepe afterward : but one wiser then the rest, 
serued him in his kind, for he started vp, saying my father 
had no grace before me, neither wil I haue any. 

Diotr. I perceiue he is one of these peeuish Puritanes, 
that troubled the Churche, when my friend and I went into 
Scotland, haue not the bishops yet suppressed them, neither 
by countenance, nor by authoritie ? 

Tertul Suppressed ? No my Lord, a friende of mine v 
vnto mee, that one of theyr Preachers said in a pulpit, hei 
was perswaded that there were loooo. of them in England?^ 
and that the number of them encreased daily in euerie plac|' 
of all estates and degrees. 

Diotreph I am sorie for that, I maruel that you neuej 
told me of it ? 

, Teitul I did of purpose conceale it, least, together wit^ 
your ill successe that you, and so consequently I, had ig 
Scotland, your griefe should haue bene agrauated, for I knc^^ 
how that the growing of them doth grieue you. 

Diotr. You may be sure that it would haue grieued mqj 
if you had tolde mee that, when you toldemeeof theii 
of your friendes the papistes, I thinke I should haue diet 
for sorow. 

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Tertul I knowe that, therefore did I keepe it cloase, hut 
if newes had come in like manner, of the growing of the 
Catholique rehgion vnto your man, that puritane knaue, hee 
would haue tolde it you at the firste, and so haue molested 
you the more. 

Diotre You say well, and I perceiue it is better to haue 
a papist, then a puritane in an house, and more charitie to 
doe for them. 

Pandoch Your Lorshippe asked me for some newes, but 
your speeche of your being and ill successe that you hadd in 
Scotland, giueth me occasion, to enquire of you (if I may bee 
so bolde) some Scottish newes. 

Siolx. Ah my hoste, though it grieue mee to thinke vpon 
it, yet it easeth my stomacke to tell it. The puritanes 
in Scotland, hadd got vp their discipline, and vttedy 
ouerthrowen all the soueraigntie of byshopps, by which they 
preuailed so mightilie, that wee feared our fall in England 
shoitly to ensue, wherevpon I was sent together with this my 
friend, who came out of Fiaunce into England, to goe and 
seeke the subuersion of their generall assemblies, and the rest 
of their iurisdiction, wherein I preuailed a while, but now it 
is worse, then euer it was. 

Fandocfa. How came it to passe, that when you had 
gotten some ground, you helde it not ? 

Diotr Because the whole land cried out for Discipline 
againe, and the noble men so stiffely did stand to it ; and 
lastly, the Ministers that came home from England, dealte 
so boldly with the king that 1 was vtterly cast out wythout 
all hope, euer to do any good there again, and nowe I make 
homewarde in haste, least I loose all there also, but I praye 
you helpe me to speake with that puritane, I shall learne 
more by him, because he is better acquainted with the cause 
then eyther of you. 

Demetri Hee may soone knowe more in that case then I, 
for I promise you, mine onely studie is in my counting house, 
to see my money, and when eache parcell is due vnto me. 

Pandoch And I meddle with nothing but my In- 
keeping, as for these controuersies and this Scripturing, I 
neuer trouble my selfe with it, but I will go to him to see 
■whether I can get him to come to your Lordship, but 
I'tefore I goe, I must beseech you to saye nothing to him as 

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from me, for you know, I must be frendly to all, least I leese 
my customc, and driue away some of my guests. j 

l)iotr. Great reason, for eucrie man muste Hue of biiir^ 
trade, neither must you tell him what I am. 

Fandoch Sir, heere bee certaine gentlemen in another J 
chamber, that hering of your comraiiig from London, woul^a 
gladly speake with you. 

Faul Whence are they, can you tell ? 

Fandoch They are English men, but they are new come" 1 
out of Scotland. I 

FauI I am willing to goe to them, though it be late, an^4 
so much the rather, because I long to heare some good news.| 
from thence. 

Fandoch Here is the Gentleman that you desired 
spcnke withall. 

Diotre Vou are wclcom my friend, I was desirous ■ 
speak with you for that I perceiue you came from Londosy 
I ^aye you can you tell vs any good newes ? 

Paul No surely, for I am a verie ill obseruer of sue! 

Diotr. You seeme to be a minister, can you tell i 
what good successe my Lordes the bishops baue in theii 

Faul They haue too good successe, they wax worse ani 
worse, they growe euen to the heigth of their iniquity, so thafc] 
1 hope their kingdom wil not stand long ? 

Siotr. \\'hy sir : what do they, that they offend you i 
grieuousJy ? 

Faule They slop the mouth of the sheepcheards, and s 
at libertie the rauening wolues, and tume the foxes a 
the lambes. 

IMotr I muste desire you to expresse youre minde i 
plainelVi for you seeme to bcc so possessed with disconleal* 
ment that it mabeth you to speak (as it were) snatchingly t^ 

Faol I coofesse my selfe discontented, and greati; 
gheued. but j'ct not so much, as to make me Icsse aUe 1 
cxprtsse my minde. 

Diotr. I pray jrou tber^orc. layc open yoor I 
^eches that I may rDden>:aiKl }'our meaning? 

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Paul My meaning is this, there are three abhominations 
committed by them : The firste is, that they doe beare suche 
an enimitie against the kingdome of lesus Christe, that they 
put to silence one after another, and will neuer cease (if God 
bridle them not) vntill they haue rooted out of the Church, 
al the learned, godly, and painfull teachers : The second is, 
that they enlarge the libertie of the common enemies the 
papists ; The last is, that they commit the feeding of the 
flockes of Christe, vnto those that prey vpon them, and 
either cannot, or will not labour to reelaime the wandering 
sheepe. So that the conclusion that may bee gathered vppon 
their actions, must needes be the euersion and ouerthrow of 
the gospell, and so consequently the bringing in of popery 
and alheisme. 

Diotr. They put none to silence, but the puritans, who 
do in deed more hurt then good. 

Paul I know no puritanes, if there be any, it is meete 
that they be put to silence, But Sathan taught the papistes, 
so too name the ministers of the Gospell, and you are his 
instrument in continuinge the same terme. 

Diotr. I meane thera, that are not contented with the 
state, but mislike the gouernment of the Churche, and 
woulde haue a newe forme of gouernement, which would 
marre all. 

Paul Woulde you haue them contented with Anti- 
christian prelates, to be rulers of the spouse of Christ, when 
as the word of God hath prescribed expresly, another form 
direct contrary to that ? 

Siotre I am a doctor of diuinitie at the lest, and yet coulde 
I neuer read any thinge in the worde of God, contrarie to 
this gouernement, neither yet to speake of any other, but that 
the ordering of the Churche is left to the discretion of the 
wise and learned. 

Panle Yes, you haue read it, if God had giuen you eies 
to see it : But if your studie had bene principally to aduaunce 
Gods glorie and benefite his Church, (which you neuer aimed 
at, but rather preferred vaine glorie and gaine) you shoulde 
easily haue found it, I pray you therefore, when you come to 
London, see if you can get these books : the Ecclesiastical 
J)iscipline : a lemed discourse of Ecclesiastical gouernement : 
Ifhe CounUrpoison : a Sermon on the 12, io the romaiis, and 

M. Cartwri[gh]tes last replye: some of which hookes haue 
beene extant this dozen yeres, and yet are none of them 
answered, and you shall finde it otherwise. 

Diotr If their Lordsh[ips]. were taken away, the credit of 
the Gospell would fall to the ground, and men would not 
regard it. 

.' Faule Nay, their iurisdiction maketh it not to bee 
/regarded, for the simplicitie of the gospell, cannot matche. 
/ with suche outward pompe, it was of more credit before thi "^ 
/ calling was hatched, then cuerit was since. 

Diotr. I hope neuer to see them ouerthrown, and I thinl 
they wil neuer giue ouer their bishoppricks ? 

Paul I am of your minde, that they wil neuer giue thei 
ouer, they haue suche experience of the gaine of them, thi 
vse of the bagg, preuailed so much with one of the Apostle 
that rather then hee woulde lacke money he would sell lesi 
Christ himselfe. 

Diotr. You speak too vnreuerently and vncharitably 
these holy fathers. 

Paul Sure I haue so much experience of their impious 
dealing, that I canne no better esteeme of them in respecte 
of their places, then of the enemies of God, but as they hs^ 
men, I wii not ceas[e] to pray for them, that God would op< 
their eyes, that they may see their sins, and repent, whicJ 
is the best way to deale charitably with them. 

Diotre I pray you tell me why these men be put td 
silence, I am sure it is for their notorious misdemeanour. 

Paul I will tell j-ou wherefore some of them were put to 
silence, one had conference with a bishop about subscription, 
and he was restrained for that hee gaue his friende a copie 
of his conference, another because he taught that the 
Churche of Antichrist was no parte of the Churche of God, 
another because his prayers before and after sermons were 
too long, and such like. 

Diotre A way, it is rather for not obseruing the book 
common prayer, then for any such thing as you speake of. 

Paul Indeed many are suppressed therfore but if any 
man will giue them their titles and authoritie, they wiU 
giue him leaue to vse his discretion wyth the book, as we 
see by experience, for they vse the booke and ceremonies as 
bridles to curbe them that kicke at their lordlines, which W 
the onely thing that they minde. 


Siotrep. Well, I loue not to heare these reuerend fathers 
so abused, and therefore I praye you talke no more of it, but 
if it please you, you may depart, 

Paul I am contented, onely let me request you this one 
thing, that for so much as God hath giuen you som[e] lerning, 
you woulde praye vrto God, to guyde you with his grace, 
that you abuse it not to your owne destruction, but imploye 
it to his glory, and the good of his Church 

Diotr I thanke you for your good counsel, and so fare 
you wel, we will talke more in the morning. 

Paul With a good will ; I praye God our talke may tend 
to a good end. 

Diotr. M[aster]. Demetrius and mine host, howe like you 
this fellow ? is he not a sawcie merchant ? to presume thus 
to speake against those that were preachers before he was 
borne? but this is the myserie of our nation, that euerye 
yoong boy will take vpon him to teache tl-e ancient, and to 
reproue them, for that their gieene heades thinke not to bee 
true ? 

Pandoch Your Lordship saith verie well, I pray you 
forget not to vrge him with that in the morning : For it 
muste needes make him mute. 

Demet I promise you, he is a holde fellowe, it is no 
maniaile if suche as bee is, doe stand stiffe against vs that 
be vnlerned, seeing they be so bolde with you, I tell you, he 
tooke me vp as if I had bin but a kitchin boye, and all 
because I saide I liued 'by my money, and was of no other 
trade, calling me caterpiller, thief, and murtherer, and saide 
plainly, that he that robbed in Stan -gate-hole, was an 
honester man then I, 

Siotre You must lake heed, that you do not oppresse 
your brother too muche, but as for these fellowes, it is their 
manner to be so bitter and sharpe, that they do eucr with 
their preaching, more hurte then good. 

Demet. I hope you wil course him to morow for it; but 
I pray you my L[ord]. let me haue a little talke between you 
and me, of a matter that now commeth in my minde ; this 
man that is with you, and went and came in your company, 
what is he ? 

Diotrep. To be plaine with you he is a papist. 

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Semet Papists are enemies to the Queenes religion and 
lawes ; I do therfore much maruaii, that he should he put 
in trust by the byshops ? 

Diotre The cause is this, he light into the familiaritie of 
one of our friendes, who confuted a booke called the A bslract, 
and helped him so painefully with reasons out of the 
Khemishe Testament, and other such like writers, to confute 
the Puritans, that he was thought a lit man aboue all other 
of his religion, to gte with me, 

Demetri Why ? coulde you not haue had another of your 
religion, but you muste needes haue a papist your assibtant ? 

Diotr. No no, if I had not had a papist with me, I could 
neuer haue looked to haue preuailed. 

Semetri Why so? I pray you tel me the reason of that. 

Diotr Because our dignities and gouernement, commeth 
wholy and euery part thereof from the Pope, and is ruled 
and defended by the same canons, wherby his popedome is 
supported. So that if I had wanted their helpes, I had had 
none authoritie, eyther from God or man, no helpe either 
by reason or learning, whereby I coulde haue bene furthered. 

Demetri Why did you not rather take some doctour of 
the Arches, to go with you ? 

Diotreph That was consulted vppon before I went, 
but it was not thought meet, because the most of them 
woulde neuer deale in that lawe at home, but onely because 
they knowe not else howe to liue, and therfore it was feared 
that they would not be sufficientlie diligent in a matter that 
concerneth others. And for the rest (who in deed) be the 
same men they were in Queen Maries time, we durst not 
carrie anie of them from home, for none defend our kingdorae 
thorowiy but they, 

Demet. Me thinks this man should be an vnfit assistant, 
for he be a right papist, he will labor to erect the popes 
kingdom, and so crosseyou. 

Diotr No question but hee did so, and that made for vs, 
for all be it wee woulde if wee might, of the twaine, keepe 
rather the protestantes religion with our dignities then the j 
other, yet had we rather change our religion, then to forge 
our priuiledges ; this I tel you between you and me, but J 
would haue it go no further ? 

Demetri Do the old popish doctors stand you in suchl 

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gret steed, me think you might haue had learned lawyers 
for euerye place before this time, and haue turned them out ? 

Siotre It is true, but we haue retained them of purpose 
(man) for we can beare, I tel you, with their religion, so 
that they do beare vp our authoritie ; doe you not see 
likewise, that we haue reserued many popish prists in the 
ministery, wherof diuers doe yet remaine, which wee haue 
done vpon special consideration ; to wit, lest there should 
bee too many learned, not one whereof wil stand to vs, saue 
onely that they either haue, or look to haue better preferment, 
or liue more easilie then S. Paules Epistles wil allow them, 

Demetri I haue bin bolde to trouble your L[ordship]. I will 
now leaue you for this time, and wil come vnto you in the 
mominge, to breakfast. 

Diotr, You shall be welcome vnto me at all times, for 
I perceiue you are none of them that fauour the puritans ? 

Pandoch My Lford]. your breakfast is ready, wil you haue 
them come vnto you that were here yesternight. 

Diotr I would haue him that taned yesternight so late, 
for hee is a verye honest gentleman and a quiet, but in any 
case let not the puritane come vntil breakfast be done, for 
'[C is to[o] precise : I must needes be mery, and if he be here, 
iC wil not let to reprooue vs, if we do but fortune to swear 
it vnawares, so that 1 shal be a feard of him in euery word 
1 speak 

Fandoch Here is but simple cheare this morning, because 
it is fasting-day. 

Diotr MJaster]. Tertullus wil eat no eggs to day: wit you 
M[aster]. Demetrius? 

Demetri Yea by S. Marie, I am aprotestant, for I ioue 
to eat Hesh on the Friday? 

Dlotr. It is wel saide, but I pray you, thinke not ill of 

'[asterj.Tertullusforit,for Saynte Paulehath taught vs.tJiat 

; that eat, must not iudge them that eat not : for we being 
atrong, must beare with the infirmities of the weake. 

Demetri, You promised yester-night, to sende for the 
puritane, to talke further with him, I pray you do so, for I 
would haue him taunted thorowly ? 

Diotrep. By my trothe I had forgotten him, mine host 

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Fandocll Here is the gentleman you willed m? to call ? 

Diotr. You are welcome, this Gentleman M [asterj. Demetrius 
telleth me that you and hee had great controuersie on the 
way yesterday, and he is very desirous that I might heare 
your reasons, and giue my iugement of them for his 

Paul Sir, I saide nothing to him but the truth out of the 
word of God, in condemning of vsurie, by which he sayde he 
liued, and shewed him the horriblenesof the sinne, the 
jnconueniences temporal that come of it in the common- 
weahh, and the iudgements of God against tlie practisers 

Diotrep. Vsurie in deed in some sort is vnlawfull, hut it 
seemeth that you dealt not with the man, as meaning to win 
him, but rather by such sharpenes as might harden him. 

Paul Surely my desire was to winne him, and therefore 
my purpose in reasoning was, to lay open the sinne vnto him, 
and the cause why I dealt somwhat roundly, was this. He 
confessed the scriptures that I alleadged, but so cauelled and 
wrangled against the cleare light therin conteined, that it 
appeared vnto me his purpose was, not onely to abide an 
vsurer, but also to iustitie it by the word of God. 

Diotre Such chollericke fellowes as you doe mar all, for 
you cannot deale mildelie and so you trouble the conscience, 
and disquiet the minde of the weake. 

Paul His conscience must be troubled bylauncing, before j 
that euer his soul can be cured, 

Diotre Then I perceiue you like welof them thatpre[a]c| 
the law, ?o much as they do. 

Paule Yea, or els shoulde I not like of bringing men vnto 
Christ, which can neuer be vntil they be humbled by the 
law, and made pore therby to receue the gospel 

Diotrep. Doe you not also like of the preaching of 
predestination ? 

'Paul Yea, or els should I dislike of preaching the trueth^j 
for it is a part of Gods reuealed will, 

Diotrepli So do not I in these daies, when there be so 
|hanye weake ones, I thinke it to be a very break-necke of all 

/ Paul I haue bearde of freewil men that haue saide so, but 
I I neuer heard [a] man of learning affirme it, but one that was ^ ^ 

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byshoppe in z. Sermon, but his wordes were no lesse than 
blasphemie, and so are yours, and a! they that say or think 
the same are guiltie of no lesse sinne. 

Diotr, Are you a preacher and speake so of these reuerend 
fathers, it may he it was your owne ordinary to whom you 
are sworne, to giue canonical obedience. 

Paul It was the byshop indeed, who vsurped ouer the place 
where I dwelt, but I neuer sware him any obedience. 

Diotr, Wei, wee are gone from our matter. 

Paul And I praye you let vs tarrie a little longer from it, 
to consider one thing before we doe retume, whiche the 
talking of the byshops bringeth into my head. 

Diotr. What is that ? 

Fatil Surely, that I thinke you are either a B. or els 
brought vp in the scboole of a B. and woulde faine bee one, for 
you doe vse your selfe verie like, as I haue knowne them do. 

Diotre Wherein ? 

Paul In this, that whereas we reasoning of vsurie, wherin 
your conscience is clear with me, you are contented for the 
fauor of him, and for that you like not me, to maintain the 
same, and to disgrace the truth, because of the paitie that 
defendeth it, who is not according to your humor. 

Diotrep. You may bee ashamed to speake so of these holy 
fathers. I dare saye that none of them euer did so. 

Paul If mine eares had not heard it, mine eies not sene, 
and mine own person had not felt the experience therof, I 
should haue bene of your minde, for I once liked them, and 
their verie wicked dealings made me looke into the lawfulnes 
of their calling, which I see now to be meere Antichristian, 
but shall I tell you one example among many? 

Diotr I am willing to heare you, but I can neuer be 
brought to thinke so. 

Paule Vet will I tell it you, that you maye thinke of it, I 
was accused vnto the B, of suche crimes as were most 
slaunderous and false, wheiTpon I desired him to send for 
mine accusers, and see how they could prooue them, that I (if 
I were conuicted) might be punnished.orels they might haue 
the reward that molesters of the preachers of the Gospell do 
deserue : he graunted it me, and appoynted a day, which 
being come, rather then I (whom he thought not to fauour 
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mee a sleeuelesse aunswere and sent me away. Thus are 
byshoppes contented to bee bawds vnto all kinde of sinners, 
rather then they wil any wayseeme to further the ministerie 
of those whom they fauour not, and euen thus doe you: for 
your hatred vnto my person, maketh you to stand with that 
monstrous vsurer, but take heede of it, for God will not be 
mocked, he seeth your dealing, and wil iudge you accordingly, 
howsoeuer you can pretend the contrarie to the world. 

Diotr As for mine owne parte, I passe not what you 
speake, but let me aske you one question concerning these 
holy fathers, and that is this, what reason is there that they 
should do any good in any respect vnto any of you, seing they 
knowe you to bee professed foes vnto their dignities ? 

Paul Because they taking them-selties to be the fathers 
of the Churche, shoulde haue a regarde to the good cause, 
and defend it, without respe[:t of pi^rsons. 

Diotr No sir, I see no rtason in that, for aboue all things, 
they must looke to themselues, without whose authoritie the 
Gospel would be troden vnder foote : and therefore they may 
defend no cause nor person further then may stand with their 
owne safetie. 

Paul Suppose that were lawful, what hinderance is this 
to themselues, to see them that bee common and knowne 
drunkards, vsurers, adulterers, and profane persons punished, 
■for that they are railers at mee, for teachinge the trueth of 
religion, and reproouing sharply their godles conuersation. 

Xtiotr Oh you are a simple man, it is great hindrance, for 
they can doe nothing in defence of you, though it be in 
matters wherein you and they do agree, but it tendeth to the 
derogation of their owne estimation, such is the contarietie 
betwixt your building and theirs. 

Paul By that meanes shal we be so wearied with 
aduersaries, that wee shall neuer haue any hope to doe good, 
but euen to be constrained to giue ouer the ministerie, 

Diotr. I would I mignt see that once come to passe, we 
haue labored for it hitherto, and neuer could attaine vnto it, 
neither will the Churche euer be in quiet vntill you be all 
turned out. 

Paul So thought the Sodomites, that' they should neuer 
be wel, so long as Lot was in their city, but when he was 
gone, fire from heauen consumed them : but I pray you tel 




me, if all wee were turned out, how should the people be 
taught, for it is euident, that none els (almost) maketh a 
conscience of his duetie that way ? 

Diotreph You think teaching would fail without you : 
No sir, teaching woulde bee more regarded then it is. 

Faille Shew me how that can be ? 

Diotr. We would haue none to preache aboue once a 
moneth, and then should he do it profoundly, and confirme his 
matter out of the fathers, and humane writers substantially, 
whereas you taking vpon you to prech three or four times 
a week, must not only of necessity, handle your matters very 
■rawlj', but also breed loathsomnea in the people. 

Paul Surely my heart waxeth cold, and my flesh trembleth 
to heare you speake so monstrously: doth preaching 
consiste in quoting of doctors, and alleadging of poets and 
philosophers, in what part of his commission hath a minister 
warrant so to do: you finde fault with our often preachinge, 
because your selues cannot so doe, but if you would leane off 
your vaine glorie, in hunting after promotion, and your 
couetousnesse in adding murther vnto theft, I meaiie lining 
to lining, and betake your selues to studie and prayer, bending 
your whol[e] endeuor to the glory of God, and edifying of his 
people, you should see the blessing of God so aboundantly 
vpon you, that you shold preach foure times euery weeke, 
with more fruit then you can doe now foure times euery yeere, 
for while you bee minded as you are. the lords iugement is 
vpon your gifts, and his curse vpon your labours, that you 
appeare ridiculous euen vnto children. And whereas you say 
often preaching cloyeth the people, you shewe your selfe 
(plainly to haue no feelinge in the sweetnes of the worde of 
JGod : for it is so delightfull vnto the childe of God, that the 
[more he heareth and readeth it, the more desirous is he to 
/proceed therein, it is the propertie of the vngodly, to whom 
) the word is folishnes to be cloyed with the same. 

Diotreph You shal not be my teacher, nej-ther will I 
leame at your hands, I know well inough what I haue to do ? 

Paul I do not speak as a teacher vnto you, but in 
brotherly loue doe admonishe you, and if you refuse mine, 
or rather the councell of the holy Ghost vttered by me, you 
doe but as they doe, whose condition you defend, I pray 
God forgiue it you, and laye it neither to your nor their 

Diotr. They are great nioates in your eyes, they know 
better what to do then you can tel them, they see what is 
meet for the Church, being ancient graue men of long 
experience, better then a sorte of yong boyes start vp 

Paul Though some of vs be but yong, yet al are not so, 
for we haue som more ancient then they haue any, we haue 
of al ages and degrees in schools to compare with the best of 
them, and yet yeares, and humane learning, and experience, 
must not Carrie away the matter, hut the euidence of truth 
in the old and new testament, and as for experience, they 
haue none, for they were first brought vppe in the vniuersities, 
then became Deanes, and suche iollie feliowes, and now are 
made Mitred Lordes, so that they canot tell what it is to 
traine vp a people to the gospel, and reclaime them from 
ignorance and sinne, for they neuer stooped so low as to 
labour therein, but if they had euen my experience, they 
would sing another song, for before I came into the haruest 
to worke, I liked their hierarchy wel inough, but when I laid 
it to my labours to further them, I found that they could not 
possiblie stand together. 

Diotre Did the Gospeil euer so flourishe in England as it 
doth now at this present ? 

Paul No surely, God be praised for it, and encrease ijb 
more and more, but to what end do you speake it ? 

Diotr To prooue that the authoritie and wise gouemmei 
of the byshops hath had good successe. 

Paule I thought so, but it is (if you woulde look into 
the matter with a single eie) cleane contrarye, for the gooi*' 
that hath bin done, the Lord hath brought it to passe 1 
these men whome you despise, and by that course whiche thf 
bishops were euer enemies vnto. 

Diotr, How can you proue that I pray you, let me hear 
your reasons that moueth you to think so, for I am perswaded 
of the cleane contrarie ? 

Paul It serueth not in this case what you are perswaded 
of, for a bishopiick hath so blinded your eies, and corrupted , 
your iudgement, that you like nothing but that which agreet^.a 
therewithall, but I will shew you my reasons that maketh m^V 
of that iudgement, and if you look equallie into the matter' 
or aske anye indifferent man, you shall see it to bee so 

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Diotr, Shewe mee them, for I long to hears them, I am 
sure they be wise stuffe ? 

Paul Firste for the men, what congregation, what towne 
or people is there in this land, that haue bene in the raigne 
of our soueraign Q Ehzabeth, conuerted to the gospel, that 
those men haue not bene the instruments to perform, whome 
the bishops haue continualhe persecuted, and for the courses 
that haue been taken, and which God hath greatly blessed, 
whiche uf them haue not bene ouerturned by tiie B. and the 
preachers put to silence, assoone as euer the gospell began fo 
appeare ? on the other side, tell me if you be able, of any 
such effect of the ministerie of a B. or bishoply preacher, in 
anie place of this land, though it hath bene vninterrupted 
these twenty years, as you shal see in many places by the 
other sort, euen in few raoneths nowe and then, so that the 
matter is not onely cleare vnto all that will weigh it in the 
baltance of equitie, but vnto me, if I had no other reason, it 
is an euident profe that they take the right way, whose 
labours the Lord doth so blesse, and contrariwise, the curse 
of God is on the other, for their indirect dealing. 

Diotr Thus you imagin, because you please your selfe in 
your owne peeuish waies, but te! me who are of your opinion ? 
euen a few puritans like your selfe. 

Paul Cal vs as you list, Christ was neuer the worse, for 
that his enemies called him a seducer and a deceiuer of the 
people, but.I am sure, (all for the moste part that feare God) 
of euerye degree and calling are of the same minde, sauing 
those whome you by your subtilties haue bewitched. 

Diotr. You wil haue but a fewe then in this lande that 
feare God, and so you will condemne the rest, which is the 
manner of you all. 

Paul I condemne none, I wishe that not a few, but al (if 
it were possible) did truely feare God, but I woulde haue you 
I learne of Christe with mee, who maye without disgrace bee 
your teacher, to try the tree by the fruite, and seeke me out 
' that man which maketh a conscience of sinne, and hath a 
care to liue as a christian, that is not of the same mind with 
jn the other side, marke what kinde of men they bee, 
that are the patrons and defenders of the bishops, and you 
shal see them to be men that make no reckoning of sinne, 
but haue their wayes fraughted with all impietie, if they bee 
tried with the touchstone of Gods word. 

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Siotr. Wei then you confesse yet, that the general sway 
goelh on our side, and so long as it is so, we care not, 

Paul I wil easily grant it, and so haue they from the 
beginning, and shal to the ending of the world (against al 
goodnes) but I wil tel you one thing euen of them, that few q] 
them like you in deed. 

Siotr. How can these two stande together, many 
with vs, and few like of vs, they be meaie contrary ? 

Paul I wil tel you how, the papist is on the B. side", 
because he can find shilter vnder thera to hide his idolatry. 
The atheist is tooth and naile for them, because by them he 
inioyeth carnal liberty, the raan of most notorious life 
defendeth them, because he can from them, redeem the 
corporal punishment of his sins by mony, but non[e] of these 
like of them indeed. The first, because they keep the 
possession of the seats of their popishe prelats, the other, 
because they are so greedie of their courts for money, that 
euen euerye man crieth shame on them, who then do loue them 
indeed, and stick to them, onely these three hangbies, that 
depende vpon them and line by them, as their chaplins and 
seruants: theCananit[e]s(I should say) the canonists: and such 
ministers as either cannot, or wil not labour in their function, 
to conuert soules vnto God, so that they doe stinke in the 
nostrels both of God and man, especially in these three last 
yeres of their tyrannic, that I do verily hope their sinne is 
very neere the hejgth, and the Lord in mercie will ease vs 
of them shortly. 

Diotre You are a strange fellow, and please your selfe 
with wonderful persuasions, but I pray you tel me what 
maketh you saye, they are nowe more hated, seeing that in 
these last yeeres, the best means haue bene vsed to establish 
the ministerye in a consent and conformitie vnto them ? 

Paul Let the meanes be as good as it will, I praise God 
for the successe of it, howsoeuer the contrary was ment. 

Diotre Why praise you God for it, I am sure you neuer 
liked of it ? 

Paul The meanes in deede, I neuer liked, neither I thinke, 
did euer any reasonable man, but it being a brittle wal, 
daubed with vntempered morter, had that successe that such 
sandie foundations do deserue. 

Diotrep, Why man, what successe had it, I am sure the 

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greatest part, yea euen of your forwardest men subscribed : 
and those that did not, are not like to tary in the Church 
very long. 

Paul Wei, sooth vp your selfe in your own perswasion, 
and brag of the multitude of subscribers, if it were to do 
againe, hundreds of them would neuer doe it, because they 
were subtilly circumuented and deceiued (they meaning wel, 
and tendring the peace of the Church) but (being now sorie 
for it) wil stand in defence of the cause (I dare say for them) 
■with their brethren, euen vnto death : So that the bish[ops]. 
haue but their names written : And yet, that (if they would 
also shew the protestations, and conditions, by which they were 
induced, and wherof the B[ishops]. made alowance) it would 
plainly appeare, that either they dealt wickedly to admitte 
exceptions, if the articles were true, or more vngodly if they 
wer[e] not, euer to attempt any such matter. 

Diotre Tel mee nowe, what is that wherein you seeme to 
reioyce, as though the issue of it fel on your side ? 

Paul It is euen this, that the bish[ops], straight dealing, 
made men looke so narrowly into the cause, and to seeke the 
reasons on both sides, for their owne satisfaction, that there 
are at this day (I am fully perswaded) ten times as many 
of all degrees, that are fully perswaded of the matters of 
reformation as were before, so gratious God is vnto his 
seruants, to make euen their enemies to do them good, and 
so tender is hee ouer his owne cause and glorlc, that he wil 
make the very meanes intended to oppugne it, bee notable 
waves to aduance it. 

l)iotre. I do not beleeue you, albeit I cannot controlle you 
in it, because I haue not beene in England of late, but what 
wil come of it, if it be so ? 

Paul Euen the gouernment of the church, by the rules of 
that Discipline whiche Christe himselfe hath prescribed in 
his word, which I do perswade my selfe to see before it bee 

Biotr You woulde bee examined before a iustice jnd 
punished, for saying you hope to see an alteration, you cannot 
be the Q[ueen's]. friende that thus looke for innouations in 
the state. 

Paulo Examine me when you will, and punish mee as God 

shall giue you leaue, I will be tried to be so far the Q[ueen's]. 


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friend, as that I wlslie so wel vnto her as vnto mine owne 
soule, and al that I saye or desire, is not to inuert any thing 
in the state that is good, but to haue the corruptions therof 
remooued, and her Maiestie more honoured before God and 
men, in drawing more neere vnto her God, in aduauncing 
the kingdome of his sonne more gloriously within her 

Diotr These be but feigned words, I do not belieue that 
you speake as you thinke? 

Paul It is because you measure me by your selfe, who in 
deede care neytherforQ[ueen]. Countrie, nor your owne soule, 
but for a byshoppricke, but I thanke God in Christ, my 
conscience beareth me witnesse, that tliey bee all verj-e deare 
vnto me. 

Diotr. Awaye thou rayling hypocrite, I will talke with 
thee no longer, if I catche thee in London, I will make thee 
kips the Clinke for this geare. 

Paul In deede the Clynke, Gate-house, White-lyon, and 
the fleet, haue bin your onely argumentes whereby you haue 
proued your cause these many yeeres, but you shall preuaile 
no longer, for your wickednesse is made manifest vnto all 
men, which God will shortly repaye into your owne bosoiiies 
seuen folde, but pray to God to giue you repentance, that 
those things hapen not vnto you. 

Diotr. Pray thou for thy selfe, and care not for mee ? I 
knowe well inough what I haue to do without thy counsi 
but it is your maner to teach all men ? 

Tertul Out vpon him, what a fellow is this my Lord ; 
neuer hearde such a one in my life, 

Diotr I can tell you he gesseth shrewdlie, I perceiue 
that our course whiche wee haue taken, and our intent in our 
actions, haue bene descried by one means or other, 

Tertul My Lorde, it was a thing obserued in the Puritans 
at Geneua, and in France, while I was in Rhemes, that we 
coulde neuer inuent any practize, for the furtheraunce of the 
Catholicke religion, but they knew it often before wee put it 
in execution, so that for the moste part, they preuent all our 

Diotrep. Howsoeuer it be, I am wonderfullie sorie that 
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tetter successe, it behoueth vs to looke about vs, we will 
peed our selues to London, to take someway in hast, least it 
e too late, in the means while, I pray you tel me (for you must 
: my counseller when al is done) what way you thinke best to 
E taken ? 

Tertul I will doe the best I can, but I must first request 
one thing of you before I ioyne to helpe you. 

Siotrep. What is that? if it be not vnreasonable, you 

<ay assure your selfe of it, for you know, that I haue neuer 
n strait laced againste you, or anye of your friends, 
Tertul I doubt not of it, but how can I haue it before 
aske it of you ? you knowe, that we receiued letters from 
ngland, that there were very hard lawes made this last , 
Parliament against the Catholiks : this is it therefore I must 
request, that you would vse meanes that the rigour of them 
be not inforced, for you knowe that wee haue manye both in 
Court and countrie, that shall else bee in great daunger. 

Diotr I am very well contented to doe so, but what way 
shall 1 take to doe it? 

Tertul Surely, suche a way as shall also make greatly for 
your owne cause, and that is this, complaine of the domesficall 
foes the puritans, and say, that they be woorse then we, and 
that you shall neuer preuaile against vs, vntill firste they 
be suppressed, and desire that wee may be let alone for a 
time, and that al men would bend their forces against them. 

Siotr. This is excellent, I am verye willinge to do this, for 
it wil helpe forward our owne cause : nowe go on, and tell 
mee what is to be done further ? 

Textnl The first thing you must take in hand, must be the 
suppression of those preachers in London, and in other 
countries, that be of most speciall note, for their forwardnes 
against you, and you must do it very wisely : that is, you 
may not suppresse them all at once, neyther all of them in a 
long time, for you must take heede that the world do not 
conceiue opinion of you, to be enemies to the Gospel, for 
then haue you no way but to turne wholie vnto vs. 

Diotr That will be a verye good waye, but how shal we 
jaue good matter against them, for their Hues are thouglit to 
I very vpright, and they haue learned of late to be more 
ollitike then heretofore, for if they speak against any thing 
ttablished, they doe it so cunningly, that aduantage cannot 
I taken against them by law ? 


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Tertul Neuer doubt of that, was there euer any man that 
ment to beat a dogg, but he could easily finde out a staffe to 
doe it, you muste in this case preferre your safetie before your 
credite, or the estimation of anye that bclongeth vnto you? 

Diotr. Yea, but shew me some perticulars, for I promise 
you, \ see not how to doe it ? 

Tertul You must be sure to let none preach at Paules 
ciosse, but they of whom you haue experience to like well of you, 
and you muste giue them instructions before hand, that they 
jnuey mightily against the reformation that your aduersaries 
desire, and there wil one or other of them speake against that, 
and so you may haue sufficient aduantage against them. 

Diotre But these fellowes be verye sharpe to firde a fauUe ? 
what and if the matter which our friend preacheth be false, 
and so the other take occasion to confute it ? 

Tertul Then must you vrge him to defende that which 
he hath said, and so shal you haue more occasion to intrappe 
the aduersarie. 

Siotrep. But in so doing, he whome we set on worke shall 
lose his credit. 

Tertul what and if he doe, do you compare his credit with 
the waight of your byshopricks ? there is no comparison ? 

Diotr You saye true, but what if it shall fall out, that 
the aduersarie be not blameworthie, neither in matter nor 

Tertul If he maintaine the controuersie, it is sufficient 
cause to put him to silence thogh he haue the better part, 
for you must maintain the peace of the church 

Piotr But this is not all, for how shal we do for the 
courte, that is the place, whiche aboue all we must fortifie, 
or els we are gone ? 

Tertul In deede there is great care to be had of it, and 
there be many wayes to preuent vs there, but we will doe 
what we can in it. First you must take heed from time to 
time, what chaplains be put to the Q[ueen]. seeing they are the 
teachers of the whole court, namelie, that they be eloquent 
of toong, and good companions, not too precise in their 

Diotr. It is verie true, for they may els mar all, I haue 
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Tertlll Therefore you must take heede, that they be such 
as can be contented with the course of the worlde, and then 
if they happen to speake home now and then (as it is a thing 
incident vnto a rethorician to be girding) the courtiers will 
neuer regard his wordes, because they see bee walketh not 
according to that himselfe. 

Siotre But I am afraid that the court shal in time come 
to knowlege by their preaching, and then we are gone. 

Tertul Feare not that? I read once in a book made by 
one of the puritans, that if a man would haue the blessing 
of God {as he termed it) vpon his hearing, he must submit 
himselfe to an ordinarie teacher, which thing (I promise you) 
is some-what: 'for I see, that the greatest knowlege of their 
religion, is in those places, and men tJiat haue the same 
ordinarie teacher : and therefore keep them from anye more 
preaching, than on euerye Sunday, and that by diuers men, 
and I warrant you that gappe is stopped for euer. 

Diotr. It is something that you say, and I will not forget 
to looke vnto it, but there is another thing which is greater 
then that, which is, howe we may keepe the Queene on our 
side, for I haue often feared her, seeing (there is no question) 
but she is grounded in the foundation of religion. 

Tertul How haue you kept in with her all this while ? 

Diotr, Marie thus, we haue bene verie careful to take 
heede who bee admitted to preache before her in the Lent : 
There was one Deering, that by our neglygence preached 
once: if he and such as he, had but continued the whol[e] 
Lent, I am afraide, there would haue bene neuer a Lord 
Byshop left in England before the next Lent had come 

Tertul That I like very well, but that is not all, they wil 
make books, and it cannot bee but some of them do come to 
her hands, how will ye do if she like well of them, and the 
matter of Discipline in them? 

Diotr, I promise you I cannot tel, you must helpe vs at 
that dead lift, or else we are vndone. 

Tertul It is an easie matter to remedie, you must when 
you hear her speake of such things, make her beleeue that al 
is wel, and that the drift of these men is not seene, for they 
woulde haue no Magistrate, and so would pul downe Kinges 
and Princes, and this wil he sure to preuaile, and make them 
to bee esteemed the vilest men aliue, 

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Siotr. Howe can I tell her that all is well, when I haue 
beene constrained to tell diners preachers, that haue so sore 
vrged me with the text, that I could wish things were 
amended : but the Q[iieen], wil not at any hand ? 

Tertul Surely, you are a very simple man, my Lord, (as 
though) the Queene heares what you saye to them, or they, 
what you saye to the Queene, you must still continue that 
course of excusing all thinges to her, for shee beleeueth that 
you are learned, and lay all the blame when you talke with 
them on her, (for you cannot ouerthrow them by Scripture} 
and so you shall not onelye keepe the Q[ueen]. on your side : 
but also make the preachers haue a tollerable opinion of you, 
that you would haue some things refourmed if it lay in 

Diotr. That is a notable way, I will alwaies obserue and 
practise that, but there be many noble men, counsellors, and 
great courtiers, that seeme to like wel of our aduersariea: 
how shall we do to retayne them, or to bridle them that are 
gone from vs ? 

Tertul That wil he somewhat hard to doe : yet the best 
counsell I can see nieete to be taken, is this : you must 
shewe your sclues very affectionate vnto those that desire 
glorie and estimation, you must winke at the vices of all of 
them whatsoeuer they be, and not reproue them, much lesse 
correct them ; and those of them that bee needie, you must 
haue them to beg the Byshoppricks, Deanries, and such great 
places, and let them that shall haue them pay wel for them. 
So shall you not onelye haue them beholding vnto you for a 
benefitte, but keepe them still on your side, in hope to haue 
the like bootie another time. 

Siotr. This is very well, and shal bee alwaies obserued: 
but there is yet an other thing, I heard of late, that there be 
verie manye gentlemen and gentlewomen in the Court, that 
like vs not, and it hath often times bene, that kings and 
princes, haue beene induced by information of meane menne, 
to doe that which greate counsellours coulde not beat into 
their heads, how shall we do to stay the tnischiefe that may 
come of these ? 

"■-Ttnl Easilie, jx>u must consider that they be of two 
■er they be such as bee highly in ^uour, c 
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when you haue o[p]portunity to speake to her, tel her, 
that shee must take heede of such, and such persons : for 
though they be verie wise and discreet (bicause you must not 
dyslike anye that shee hketh) yet are they (being of a good 
nature) deceiued, by the fair pretence of Puritans, and for the 
other you may say they do great harm, by reason of their 
countenaunce in the court, with fauoring the Puritanes, so 
that it shall come to passe, by these informations, that the 
Queene shall not onely reiect their speeches, (if they vse any 
against you) but also take them vp roundly, that they shall 
.rot dare to speake any more. 

Siotr. This pleaseth mee at the very heart, but how shall 
we doe to be sure at the Counsell table, for they are wise, 
and manye of them like vs but from the teeth outwarde, and 
we haue receiued many a foyle there ? 

Tertul That is euen the hardest of all : I know not in the 
whole world any way but one. 

Diotr, Tell me that one, for if once I knowe it, we will 
sav wel to it, but we wil bring it to passe ? 

i?ertul This is it, in King Edwardes dayes ther wer[e] Bb. 
the counsel; now if you could get (though it were but 
me) to be a counseller, then might he very wel, whensoeuer 
any matter of complaynt came, tell the Lords it pertained to 
ecclesiasticall iurisdiction, and he and his brethren woulde 
heere it at large : so might he stop their mouthes quickly, 
and then hee might for fashions sake, heare the cause, but 
sende the plantifes away with a flea in their eare. And thus 
very quickly would all complaintes to the counsell cease. 

Siotr. Ohmoste notable deuice, all our friends in England 
shal fayle vs, but we will haue this take place: there is yet 
another thing that must bee helped, and that is the vniuersities, 
for they haue great priuiledges, and puritanes starte vp there 
euery day. 

Tertul So there will do some do what you can, vnlesse 
you haue fire and fagotte, (which weapon of ours, you only 
lack, and none else) the best course that I knowe to be taken 

this, let no Colledge chuse his owne head, but let him haue 

Mandamus, procured from the Queene, and see that he be 
ich a one as hath bene a non-resident before, and let him 
laue diuers liuings : and so that will draw with it forrhalitie. 

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and then to preache in the Lent, and that will so set him a 
gogfor a Bishoppricke, that you shalbe sure he wil suppresse 
your aduersaries as they arise, and let the heades of the 
houses be admonnished from time to time, that they chuse 
none to he fellowes that be puritans, but such as like the 
state, and for the more assurance, let them be vrged to 
subscribe, yea, to sweare to your authoritie, before they be 

Biotrep. Shall we go to Cambridge, and see this put in 
execution as we go ? 

Tertul Nay soft, be sure of the court, before you enterpi 
anv other where, least you marre all. 

t)iotr. You say very well : nowe how shall we doe for the 
parsons and vickers, of the countrie that 'ike vs not? 

Tertul I promise you, those that be in alreadie, will say 
harde vnto you, and those that bee to come also, if they will 
subscribe to the articles, so far as they concerne faith and 
sacraments, the statute law fauors them too much. 

Diotr But haue we no helpe by the canon lawe ? 

Tertul Yes, there is helpe inough in the canon law, if they 
will take it : but I will tell you one thing in your eare, which 
I would not for a thousand pounds were knowne abroad, and 
that is this : if the statute made in the 28, of H. oct, cap. 19 
and the reuiuing of it in the i. of Elizabeth, cap. i. were 
thorowly sifted, I am afraid, not any cannon lawe would 
be found good law in England, and so what woulde become 
of you, and your aucthoritie? but 1 knowe to whome I 
speake it. 

Diotr What shall we doe then ? 

Tertul You must set a good face vpon the matter, and 
pretend law, both statute, and cannon, especially cannon, 
bicause they know not that, then depriue them of their 
linings, which if they (though they know you do them wrong) 
could remedie by law, yet are not their purses so wel tilled 
as yours, and so lack of liuing wil make them to yeeld at 
length, as we see it hath done many. 

Diotr. But may we not well suppresse them, for not vsing 
the surplice, and book of common prayer in all points? 

Tertul I tell you there is no law in England to hurt them, 
for any thing that they haue done concerning the surplice, 
the ludges hauing bene set on by you and vs, haue inditi ' 

me ^^ 




The state of the Church of England. 29 

them for it, but it is more then they can warraunt by lawe, 
and as for the booke it is cleare, that the strickte keeping of 
it was meant against vs, but wee thanke you for turning the 
edge to them from vs. Summiim ius, must be your best 
help in this case, and looke that you practize it continualhe. 

Diotrep, This will do very wel, how shal we do to keep 
the Minislerie from too much knowledge, for that must bee 
doone. though we pretend the contrary? 

Tertul In deede, it is a thing that you must looke 
narrowlye vnto, and therefore take heed aboue al things, that 
the exercises of prophesie come not vp again, for j'ou know 
what harme they did vnto you in euery place where they 
were kept, and especiallie where men were moderators therin, 
that had bene beyond the seas, to see the practise of 
them at Geneua, and you must beware of the exercises that 
ministers haue at their meetings : for you knowe, that in 
Leicester-shire, they furthered knowledge greatly. 

Diotre But how shall we do with this, the exercise of 
prophesie is expresly set down in the 14. of the i. to the 
Cor. and it is knowne that they whome you and we set on 
worke to gette it forbidden, confessed since that they knewe 
it not, but tooke it to be foretelling of things to come, and 
not expounding of the scriptures. 

Tertul You must answere it as you do the rest of their 
reformation, the particulars whereof are expressed in the 
newe Testament: namely, that they were things onely for 
that time, and for them that helped you, what if they 
confessed their ignoraunce? you must stil accuse their 
exercises to bee vnlawful assemblies, and conuenticles to 
breed sectes and schismes, and your authoritie wil beareyou 
out in ai this and more to[o]. 

Diotr. But what shall wee doe to make the worlde beleeue 
we would haue the ministery learned ? 

Tertul Make them first ministers, and then set them too 
schoole,enioyningthem toget som[e] part of M [aster]. Nowels 
Catechism, or of Bullingers Decades by heart, and so you 
shall seeme to desire a learned ministerie, as wel as these 

Diotr. Wee wil not faile to put this also in practize, is 
there anye more that you knowe, that may serue our turnes, 
for the further establishment of our dignities ? 


The state of tlie Church of Englaftd. Updn'Sr 

Tertul No nothing of any great waight, but it may be 
referred to some one of these pointes, but the particulars of 
euerye braunche are many, which your owne wisedome may 
easily looke vnto. 

Diotr Then let vs go, for I long vntil I do set these things 

Tertnl Yet I pray you remember to do somtbing for vs 
poore Catholikes, seeinge you stande by our heipe especially, 

Diotr. Great reason we should doe so, or els were 
vngrateful creatures, but you must deuise what must 

Tertnl You knowe that some of vs be in prison, and othi 
abroad, for those that are restrained, I pray you that 
may haue the iibertie of the prison, and their friendes 
come too them, and when anye of them come before 
that you would deale fauourabiy with vs. 

Diotr Your request is verye reasonable, for the first you 
shal see that jour friendes shal haue the best chambers in 
euerye prison, and when anye puritanefalleth into our handes, 
you shal see him haue the most stincking place that can bee 
found. Now when any of you, yea if you your self com[e] 
before vs, you must be content to let vs rayle on you, and 
call you traitors, and threaten you greuously, but yoil shall 
sure you shall sustaine small harme, if you receiue any, 
must impute it to the times and not to vs. 

TertlU I thanke your Lordship, let vs now be going, 
we haue tarried too long in our lodging this morning. 

Diotre Hee neuer tarrieth too long that is wel imployi 
as we haue beene, it was the best morning that euer I spi 

Demet. How now mine host, what say you to these ioly 
fellowes, had not they notable talke ? 

Pandoch Ves sir, I haue learned of them, that that will 
do me good I hope. 

Demet What is that ? 

Fandocli I haue learned howe to course our preacher, a 
hee shall be sure of it, and though it cost mee the price o' 
tunne of wine. 

Demetri Wh\-, what doth he that deserueth coursing ? 

Pandoch What ? He setteth men together by the eai 
the towne was neuer at quiet since he came, he teachei 



■s in 
! bee 




such doctrine aa some doo like, and some not, and so they 
fall at variance. 

Demetri I pray you tell me some particulars of the worst 
of all. 

Fandoch This for one: our towne standeth on vittelling, 
because it is a thorow-fare, and he preacheth against good 
fellowship (which hee calleth drunkennesse) and against 
playing at cardes and tables, wherein, if he might haue his 
wil, I and my neighbors might go on begging within one 
twelue-moneths, and he hath so preuailed. that I take not so 
much by foure poundes in a weeke, as I was woont to doe : 
yea I haue had ten shillings of one man in a weeke for 
drincke onelie, that will nowe scarce spend three, but I will 
looke vnto him. 

Demetri Well mine host, deceiue not your selfe, I 
perceiue that you and I are in a wrong boxe, you are an enimy 
to the Preacher, because he speaketh against your vnlawful! 
gaine, and so was I yesterday with him that tooke the same 
course to amend me i and I thought he had spoken falsly, 
because he was a Puritan : and when I came to heare my 
matter debated, the bishop disallowed my course, and yet 
tooke my parte. And why? Because I might defend him 
in his vnlawfull calling. But I see their iugling wel inough, 
and if the manne, with whome I was so offended be not gone, 
I will talke further with him, for I perceiue that hee meant 
better vnto me than they did. 

Fandocll I perceiue we shall haue a Puritan of you, if 
you would so faine speake with him, he is but newe gone out 
at the gate, you may ride after him : but as for our Preacher, 
I will in hand with him, because I cannot tel howe I shall 
else gaine my liuing, and maintain my selfe as heeretofore I 
haue do one. 


SRethren, ye see by lamentable experience, howe* 
iiniuriouslie the church of G O D in England is dealtftfl 
Hwithali, by taking away, and stopping the mouthsl 
"of their faithful teachers, and by thrusting vppon vsj 
vnlearaed and vnsufficient menne, which neither haue v/ilM 
nor abilitie, with wholsome barking to driue away the woolfe,.* 
but contrariwise dooth giue pnuie encouragement vnto the * 
enemie, to continue in his wickednesse, whereby the church 
of God is assailed most dangerouslie : and Sathan doth not 
cease by al meanes possible, to ouerthrow that good worke 
which is begunne in England : and therefore it behooueth vs 
brethren, to looke about vs, and not to suffer the enemie to 
growe so strong against vs, if by anie meanes wee may let 
and hinder his wicked enterprises. And now, my brethren, 
what is to bee done on our partes? Surelie I am one of the 
simplest of a thousand, to giue aduise to proceede in any 
good course in so waightie a matter. But this, in my 
iudgement were a good waye, euento ioyne our selues together, 
so manie as feare GOD, and to frame our moste humble 
supplication vnto her Highnesse, shewing vnto her Maiestietbe 
greate dammage and losse that the Churche dooth sustayne, 
for that they can not haue the voyces of their faithfull 
pastors, which haue diligently, and with great paines labored 
to draw men backe from superstition, and the false worship 
of God, vnto the true and sincere worship of his maiestie, 
and laying downe before vs most purely, the doctrine of the 
Scriptures, to the end, that we should know what wee ought 
to doe, and what to leaue vndoone, leading vs, as it were, 
euen by the hand, vnto the true worship of God, and our 
loyall dutie vnto her Maiestie, and al her officers. And these 
men (we can not tel by what meanes) are letted and stopped 

from dooing those notable dueties of their calling, and are 
not permitted to speake anie more vnto vs in the name of 
the Lord, whereby we hir poore subiects sustaine great dearth 
and scarcitie, euen of the foode of our soules. Therefore wee 
her loial subiects, most humbly do entreate her highnesse, 
thatshee woulde looke vpon the affliction of the poore Churche, 
and let vs hatie our true teachers restored vnto vs againe. 
And so we her subiects should yeeld continual thanks vnto 
her highnesse, praying vnto God ahvayes for her prosperitie. 
And (our brethren) if this way shall be thought good, when 
there shalbe some aduice taken vpon it. Then to choose out 
some fitt man that can indite and frame our supplication, one 
that feareth God, that hath a feelinge of this plague in his 
hearte (as the Scripture speaketli) I meane of the want and 
lacke of these good preachers. 

And this heeing doone, then to appoint other goJly and 
honest men, to present our supplication, two or three, as it 
shall bee thought good vnto you, and the rest to ayd them 
with money, or in what other daunger may fal out : so that 
they present it in the name of the whole congregation, or 
otherwise, if it shalbe thought good. First to moue our sute 
vnto some of the Byshops, as Winchester or Salisburie, or 
both, or anie other that you shall thtnke good : I beseech you 
let vs not sit stil, when wee are touched so neer, but as those 
good men haue ventured their libertie and lining for our 
good : so let vs take some paines for them, to aduenture some 
daunger of reproofe, or what else maye fall out. 

Better is the day of death (saith Salomon) then the day of 
birth, man that is borne of a woman, liueth but a short time, 
and is replenished with many miseries, but happie are the 
dead, that die in the Lord. 

Man is borne of woman in trauell, to liue in miserie, man 
tlirough Christe, doth die in ioy, and liue in felicitie. He is 
home to die, and dieth to liue. Straight as hee commeth 

34 The Conclusion. W^^r^l 

into the worlde, with cries, hee vttereth his miserable estate, 
straight as he departeth, with songs he praiseth God for euer. 
Scarce yet in his cradle, three deadlie enemies assault him : 
after death no aduersary can anoy him : whilest hee is here, 
hee displeaseth God : when he is dead, he fulfilleth his will. 
In this life, here he dieth thorow sinne, in the life to come, 
he liueth in righteousnes, thorowe many tribulations in earth, 
he is still purged : with ioy vnspeakable in heauen, is he 
made pure for euer : here hee dieth euerie howre, there hee 
liueth continuallye : heere is sinne, there is righteousnesse : 
heere is time, there is eternitie : heere is hatred, there is 
loue : heere is paine, there is pleasure : heere is miserie, 
there is felicitie : heere is corruption, there is immortalitie : 
here we see vanity, there shall wee behold the maiestie 
of God, with triumphant and vnspeakable ioye in glorie 

Seeke therefore the things that are aboue, where Christ 

sitteth on the right hand of God the father, to whom 

with the Sonne and the holie ghost, be al 

honour and glorie, worlde 

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. Sir F. Verb, General of the English troops in Hit Dutch sen-ice,. Com- 
itariea of hia Services; at (i) the Stoiming of Cadii in 1596, (l) the Action at 
Tunihont in 1597 (3) The Battle of Nieuporl in 16Q0 : but especiaUy (4) the Siege 
of Ostend, of which place he was Governor from ll June 1601 lo 7 Jane 1601. 

3. The Retaking of The Fritnds' Adventure from the French by R. LvDE and 
» boy. 1693. 

English Voyages, Travels, Commerce, etc. etc. 

3. H. Pitman. Relation, etc For doing noble Red Cross work at the 
Battle of Sedgemoorj this Surgeon was sent asaWliile Slave to Barbadoes, etc, 

English Life and Progress. 

4. W. Kemp's [SKAKBSPBAEia's fellow Actor] Nine Days Wotider; performed 
in a. Morris Dance from LoDdon to Noiwich. April ll3oo. 

5. A series of Texts on the indignities affered to the Established Clergy, and 
especially the Private Chaplains, in the Restoration Age, by the Royalist laity; 

Dr. J. Eaciiahd's willy 'Grounds of the Contempt of the Clergy and 
Religion.' 1670. 

English Literature, Literary History, and 

6. Anotber Series of Tracts, in prose and verse, illustrating the great Fnblic 
Services rendered by D, Dbfob, up to the death of Queen Anne ; including x 

D, Defoe. An Appeal to Honour and Justice, etc 1715. 

D. DEFOit, The TVwr; Bom Englishman. 1701. 

D. Defoe. The History oi Kentish Fetitim. 1701, 

D. Dbfob. Legion's Afemcrial. 1701. 

D. Dbfob. The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, etc. 170a. 

D. Dbfob. A Hymn to the Pillory. 1703. 

D. Dbfob. Prefaces to the Review. 1704-1710. 

English Poetry. 

7. T. Delonb?. Three Ballads on the Armada fight. Augijst 1588. 

8. R. L. (0 DlBLLA[Sonnets];(2)TheLoveofDomDlEGOandGYNKOKA. 

9. An, Sc. DAiPHHANTtJS, or the Passions of Love. 1604. 
See also above. 

D. Defob. The True Bom Englishroan. 1701. 
D. Dbfob. A Hymn to the Pilloiy, 1703. 

An English Garner. 


Small Paper. Cleth, 5j. net. 

This Index Volume will, if possible, coatain thefDUowine! — 

English Political, Naval, and Military History, 
etc. etc. 

I. J. Proctor, The History of Wvatt's Rebellion. 1554. 
z. The bniniDg of Paul'E Church, London. 1568. 

3. G. Gascoicnk the Poet. The Spanish Fury at Antweqj. 

4. J. LiNCHAM. English Captains in the Low Countries. 1534. 
S- The Burial of Mary Quebn of Scots at Peterborough Cathedral. 


6. T. M. The Eotertainment of James i. from Edinbai|[h to London. 

7. Bp. W. Barlow. The Hampton Court Confereocc. 1604. 

8. The Speeches in the Stat Chamber at the Censure of Bastwick, Barto 
and Prynnk. 1637. 

g. N. N. The Expedition of the Prince of Orangb. I68i 

English Voyages, Travels, Commerce, etc. etc, 

la The strange things that happened to R. Haslbtoh in bis ten years Travels. 

English Life and Progress. 

te of Clothing \tht manufact 

English Poetry. 

left in^^ 

13. A translation f ? by Sir E. Dybx] of Sii of the Iiiyllia of Theocwtds. 

14. Verses penned by D. GwiM, eleven years a slave in the Spanish galleys, 
and presented by him to Queen Elizabeth on 18 August 158S. 

15. W. Smith. Ckloris. [Sonnets.] 1596. 

16. T. Storer. The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey. 1599. 

17. E. W. Thamescidos. In 3 Cantos. t6oo. 
iS, Some CoUections of Posies. 1624-1679. 

Chronological List of Works included in the Series 

<f?nsli01j Xle|tvint0. 

Milton Areopagitka 1644 

Latimer The P laughers 1549 

GoBaon The School of Abuse . . 1579 

Sidney An Apology for Poefry . , . ? 1580 

E. Webbo Travels 1590 

Selden Taile Talk 1&34-54 

Ascham Toxophilus 1544 

Addison (7«V(«j»( o« Paradise Lost . , 1711-12 

Lyly EupHUES 1579-80 

Villiers Ths Rehearsal 1671 

Gascoigne The Steel Glass, etc. . , . 1576 

Earle Micro-cosmographie , . . 1628 

Latimer ^ Sermons before KoivARD VI. . 1549 

More Utopia 1S16-57 

Puttenham The Art of English Poesy . . 1589 

Howell Instructions for Foreign Travel . 1642 

Udall Roister Doister .... 1553-66 
VOi. oi'Z-n^'R. The Revelation, exc . . 1186-1410 

James L A Counterblast to Tobacco, etc. . 1604 

Naimton Fragmsnia Regalif . . . . 1653 

Watson Poenis 1582-93 

Habington Castara 1640 

AHCham The Schoolmaster . . . . 1570 

Tottel's Miscellany [Songs and Sonnets] . 1557 

Lever Sermons 1550 

W. Webbe A Discourse of English Poetry . 1586 

LordBacon AHarmony of the^jjov* . 1597-1626 

Roy, etc. Read me, and be not ■wroth ! . . 1528 

"RdXeigh, itc. Last Fight of the ' Revenge' . . i;gi 

Qooge Eglogues, Epitaphs, and Sonnets , 1563 

(For fUU titles, etc., see pp. 11-20.) 


ro English Reprints. ^^M 







Ex-BUkcp of a'urccUiT. 

St«t. Ox«, 



The School 



of Abuse. ^^_ 


'579- ^H 

(a) Areopagitica : 

A notable Sermon 

(a) Tlie Schoole ^^H 

j4 Speech of Mr. John 

of ye reuercnde father 

Abuse. Conteining 

Milton For the 

Master Hughe 

a fleasaunt intuctive 

Liberty ef Vnlicened 

Latimer, vihicke he 

against Poets, Pipers, 

Printing, To the Far- 

preached in ye Shroutis 

Platers, /esters, and 

liament of England. 

at paules churche in 

sueh like CaterpilUn 

London on the xviii 

of a Common wealth; 

ChBmber, conCEmiDE Frint- 
Ing, mode the deuenlh of 


daye of/anuarye. 

Setting vp the Plagge 

of Defiance to their 

SiiR.Mduson. Didthere 

mischieuotis exercise. 

PMluunem Tar Ihe Rcgul... 

ever inv one (1 eny not in 
Enjknd only.bnl MipnB other 

and ouerihrowing 

lime "S the" Ajwsi^mT who 
pnached the jospel more dn- 

their Bulwarkes, Sy 


Prophane Writers, 

er«T HUeanun ihould weir 
u k >[Ea spoa his hind, ud 


Naturall reason and 

of Witrnlir. — Afiimoixa 

common experience. 

-EM-iurri Xiviiw,^ 344, 
AipiU lias. 
3. Hallah. limy pis- 

Catumtaanim . . fuHui 

Joannes coclsus 6^., f. 


u<«u.thi.&«<». JctVe 
■doiinblf elogaent: ui in- 

{b) A» ApologU of 

the Schoole of Abuse, 

leme love of libeny and truth 
flows thnȣti It :>1.eD.>jestic 

IIWMiDUi« Sermon, that 
Latihhr (himself in «. 

against Poets, Pipers, 

W0I of Milton hiuthetsoch 

Bi^p) ustooished his geoer. 
»tion,bys«ying thiu the DevU 
was the DoaSligent Prelate 

Players, and their 

ulteitid htian.—lHlreducHoii 

Excusers. [Z?«.] 

UIA. Lil^MiuT, ^Emft, 

and Preacher in all England. 


lii. 6«a. Ed. 1B39. 

W. H. Pkkott. The 
BSM iptendid ueuinenl, pcT' 
hlpt, the world hud ihea 

-.- This allacli ia Ihentlit 
SlONET's writing ofthe follow- 

lellectuiL liberty,-MW^ ^ 

GossoH was. in nuxenioa, 


Poet, Aaor^iamld^sX 

iii-W., B4.iin. 



An Apology 
for Poetry. 

[? 1580.] 

An Apologie for 
Peeirie. Written by 
the right noble, veriu- 
out, and learned Sir 

Philip Sidney, 
Knight. 1595. 

oftanButit ..___ 

UttUTolnmCpwhichthc schob 
may lay bcDeaEh hisi '" 

English Reprints. 


A CkhJM aster Gumitr. 



'did'X w 

Til A naiomji oftkt EJicti 


Si Anattmf iif llu Purta 
Olgictmu U Pcclry as- 

The rare and most 

which Edward 
Webbe art English- 
man borne, hath scene 
and passed in his 
troublesome trauailes, 
in the Citties of ler- 
usalem, Damasko, Bt- 
thelem. and Galely ; 
and in all the landes 
of lewrie, Egipt, 
Grecia, Russia, and 

in the Land of 

Wherein tssetfoorth 
his extreame slauerie 
sustained many yens 
iogither, in the Gallies 
and wars of the great 
Turk against the 
Landes of Persia, Tar- 
taria, Spaine, and 
Pertugall, with the 
inanner of his release- 
ment and coming to 
England. [1590.] 



Table Talk. 


Table Talk : being 
the Discourses of ]oas 
Seldek, Esq.; or his 
Sence of various Mat- 
ters of weight andh igh 
consequence, relating 
especially to Religion 
and State. 

,.,„-.'— /nirsdnctioH t. . 
Lilcrainn ^Earnft, iH. %. 

EV edl thjigs, Lihfrtyl 

12 English Reprints. ^^^H 











Criticism on 

Euphues. ^H 


Paradise Lost, 


Toxophilus, the 
S<hoU of SIteotinge, 

From the Sficlalor, being 
iu Saturday laues between 

EuPHVES, the An- ^^| 
atomy of Wit. Very 

ainteyned in two 

pleasant for allGentle- 


10 Paradiii iorf, Addtsok 

ftten to reade, and most 

To all Gentlemen 

p«.ed, lo°the ™e.al_Ejgl"h 

and yomen of Eng- 

Wherein are con- 

lande, pleasaunte for 

nearly lulf-Meniuiy. 

teined the delights that 

theyr pastime to rede, 

Witfolloweth in his 

andprofita hUfor theyr 

youth, bythepleasant- 

use to follow both in 

After I general diseuisIoD 

nesse ofloue, and the 

war and peace. 

of the Faiii, iht Ciamclm, 

happinesse he reapeih 

gmtri, and the Difiets of 
MitTOf's Great Poem; (hi 

in age by Ike perfect- 

In • (Jialngue befweai 

Critic devoten a PapK to the 

nesse of Wisedome. 

ToxOPHIivs tai PHII.O. 

consideration of the Sautui 
ofeaeh of iu Twelve Boaki. 


gives ns sue of Che very best 
books oo Acchery id our 
language: but as he lelll 
Kins «"'?,J".V i" ."^ 

Euphues and his 

England. Contain- 

ing his voyage andad- 

Dedicaiioji, " Ihis hile tteatiie 
was purposed, begon, .ad 

titntures, myxed with 

ended of me, onelio Tor this 

sundry pretie dis- 

courses of honest Loue, 

recouer agaloe thai place and 

t)ie description of the 

ihrirUe GamlnE, aad Vke 
huh put them fni." 

countrey, the Court, 
and the manners 
of that Isle. ^H 

English Reprints. '3^^B 










Stcna Duii ef Buck- 


AJUiwds Biiksp lU ^^1 


The Steel 

Microcosmo- H 


Glass, &c. 

graphle. ^H 




ITie Reheanal, as ii 

(0) ARemembraunct 

Micro-cosmographie, ^^| 

was Acted at the 

of the viel imployed 

or a Peece of the ^H 

Theatre Royal. 

life, and godly end, of 

World discovered; in ^^| 

George Gaskoigne, 

Essays and ^^| 

Esquire, whodeceassed 

Characters. ^^| 

died in tnii famcKu Dramafic 

at Stalmford in Lin- 


Satin on OXPEH in Ibc diar- 

coln shire, tite 7 of 

Thi« cElchtatcd book of ^H 

•cler ai BAYBS. an placid 

October, 1577. The 

Characters ii graphlixlly de- ^H 
scriplive of the E^i^ foetid ^H 

■ life Df Ihia Duke ImiCKINi^ 
^ RAH i> Klw prtfixad u ih. 

reporie of Geor. 
Whetstons, Gent. 

life of the lime, u it pre- ^H 
aentaditselflo a young FeAow ^H 

■ The HaiHcPlay^Gril intra. 

ducEd bySirW.D'AvBHAKT. 

Atetdtldmali.&c. ^^H 

and afletwards grcaily de- 
•eloped by Dkvphk, ua the 

(b) Ctrtayne notes 
of instruction cancer nn 

Tbii Work ii a nntable ^^1 

BArks, imitaiEd thi dtM 

ing the making of verse 

Mhich help" Pi^eiily 'much ^^| 

awlEstiiculBlian of Dbydkn. 

or ryme in Eng- 

bellor lo undecsiatid the ^^H 

Eusitto SiSKi of BucKiSc- 

lish. 1575. 

iDR turn ^ Ib'e i^^tcr"of 

T)» is our Finl piisted 


£lMRI in hU ABSOtOU u-n 

{c) The StuU Glas. 

Writla. in Blank Vane. 

English Satire : those by BiK- 
claV Roy. and Sir T. *yatt 



{d) The Complaynt of 


Philomene. An 


Elegie. 1576. 


English Reprints. 


The Art 

of English 



Tlu Arte of English 
Contriued into three 
Bookes : The first of 
Poets and PoESiE, 
the second of Pro- 
portion, the third 
of Ornament. 

Ed. ijjfi. 
O. Gll-CHBIST. On muji 

1* DH of UW BOM 

valmbt*, EHXto tf the an 
of Qduh EuiABcra. "an 
copioni inMnnImm oT coo- 
tomparuyuiecdotBi tndiliaa,- 
rnannen, opEruonBi Kud Iha 




for Foreign 



Instrtulions for 

forreinetravell. S/iew- 

ingby whatcours, and 

in what compassi of 

time, one may take an 

exact Survey of the 

Kingdomes and Stales 

of Christendome, and 

arrrtie to the prac- 

tieall knowledge of 

the Languages, to 

good purpose. 


diiideU^tfaUy quaint Writer, 
ii PnncA Spain, Italv, Swil- 

dlinE, tho veUTt 
U &i difjctut 




Thll II bcllEWd 10 be lIlE 

first truQ Enffliah CooiEdy 


rou Tbuei-bnnv,! 
Damt CusTANCH 

The Revela- 
tion, &c. 

ii85[-i4iol. 1485. 

Ii ffere begynnyth 
a maruelousreuelacion 
that was sehewyd of _ 
almighty god by sent 
Nychelas to a monke 
of Euyshamme yn the 
days of Kynge Richa rd 
thefyrsl. And the 
yen of own lord. 

books primed bv one of ilie 

Willi ah'di MacuhiTI''^ 
frinled this text about 14«J. 
M ihtlifttimi^CAXTON. 

The e^Gence of the EID17 is 
u oldu it profetKS la be; 
but cODCaiiu later additions, 
the onhognphr beipg o( 
flbani .410, It b veiy^ de- 

The Writer is ■ [mtatype of 
Buhtan; and his dncnption 
of Iha Gate in tbe Ci7»al 
Wall of Heaven, and oT iha 
lotemn and marvelloiulTn'eec 
Peal of the Belis of Heaven 

b very beautifal. 


lO English Reprints 










Mailir n/tht Court c/ 

Lstrloncr, SludiHl-at-Lmm. ^^^_ 

A Counter- 


Poems. ^1 

blast to 


I5S2-I593- ^H 





(a) The Essayes of 

Fragmenta Re- 

a Prmtise, in the 

galia: cr Observations 

or Passionate Cen- 

Diuine Arte of 

on the laU Queen 

turie of Loue. 


Elizabeth, her 

Divided into two 

Prid«d whP. JAUB VI. 

ofScollB°<U>l EdinbDrgfab 
idatt Inaliu, ccHliiiing 

Times and 

parts : whereof the 


first expressetk the 


Authours sufferance in 

lami Sndii ami Catiltlii ta 

Loue: the latter, his 

SeBiHTrctiic, which is jm- 

N.ll«on writes: 

long farewell to 

^^IZ^'i^nl^ " 


Loue and all his 

(6) A CounlerblasU 
to Tobacco. 1604- 

Prio'cB "«d h« Tinie>.*ii^' 

fyrannie. 1583. 

Ihe Sernnu of her Sulc snd 

{&) Melibceus, 
Siae Eeloga in obitum 

To Ihu (eit bu been Bdded 

Honoratissimi Viri 

,« EngUnd. .Th. itrb fira 
came into uie in Europe u s 

Domini Francisci 
Walsinghami. 1590. 

rncdidn;!] Jeif fat poultics : 

(c) The same trans- 

iraimi from the AmMican 

lated into English, by 


the Author. 1590. 


{d) The Tears 0} 


Fancie, or Loue dis- 
dained. 1593. 

KKHis lo Ibe Longs, and in 
Ibc blaclie Elinking fomi: 

From the UHiglu copy, 
wiBlirg Sotatli 9-ifi. in "• 
SSb. Esq., ofBritwell. 


■ho horrible SligianiDioke of 

H A B I N G- 


Castara. The third 

Edition. Corrected 
and augmented. 

Castaka wu Lady Lucv 

r -7, IhtyoungeitchUd 

K Lord PoKis: and 

nuks tXtSe 
pure counaluF 
uppr nuTTJai 
■re aba Songs 

there va four priHe C 
Kim; on A lilalria 
U'Oi. A Fritnii, lud 
Hair Man. 

English Reprints. 




The School- 

77ie Scholemasfer, 
or plaim and perfite 
7vay of teachyng chil- 
dren, to vnderstand, 
write, and speake, in 
Latin toftg, but spe- 
cially purposed for the 
priuate brynging vp 
of youth in lenttemen 
and Noble mens 
houses, (s'c. 

laias Ihe siocy of Lady Jare 

able b iSttl , 

booonble ilile oflh 
earie of Surrey, ■ 
wdcbtineasc of thi 
tritted Sx Thomai Wyst 

] pacei in sondry good E 

English Reprints. 



Filltui o-rf PritttLi' n/SI 
/ihn'l Cslltit, Camiridgi. 


{a) A fruit/all Set- 
men in faults church 
at London in the 

{h) A Sermon 

preached the fourth 

Sunday in Lent before 

the Kynges Maiesiie, 

and his honorable 


(f) A Sermon 

preaclied at Pauls 


from th« orifiiul editioDS, 
which aro gf axtrrmt r^ty- 

Ttic]i Ihiow much light on Lhe 
cgaununiulc Iheorici of tho 
Norfolk Kbeti: ud Ihe one 

carious accounLoFQuubrid^ 
UnlvHsiiy life in th« rdjEn of 


A Discourse 

of English 



A Discourse of 

English Poetrie. To- 
gether vdth the Authors 
iudgement, tounhing 
the reformation of 
our English 

Only Ittfo copies 0I 

Thu WoA .hOBld b, 
nlh Stahvhukst's 1 
latien <>/ jBiuid, r.-IV,, 
«e p. 61. Webbk ■ 
idiocsu of Eaeliih ] 


K fine two £elocau 

1 Sappblci Colin's Sode 
' Fourth Eglagqe of 




a/UrwardsLmi VXseLAM 

A Harmony ■ 
of the 

Essays, &C. 

alter atr, viltat I add. Si 
thai moihing h floiihtd, HU 
all btfiniiStd.—^ Fhahcu 
Bacoh. 1} Feb. ifiiHii.1 

(a) Essayes, He- 

ligious Meditations, 

and Places of ptr- 

swasion and disswa- 

sion. IS97- 

{b) The Writings 
of Sir Ffrancis 
Bacon Knight the 

Kinges SoUicitor 
General! in MoralitU, 

Policie, Historie. 

(c) Tlie Essaies of 

Sir Francis Bacon 

Knight, the Kings 

Solliciter General!. 

16 1 z. 

{d) The Mssayes 
or Counsells, CivUl 
Lord Verulam, Vis- 


English Reprints. 




Read me, 

and be not 

wroth ! 

(a) Ridi mi and it nul 

O Caylx/c Tuitn linn Ihynkat 

Wilk cemfiuiffK (AffH ihaii 


Tbis is Ille &ID0U9 utiri: aa 
Cardinal Wolsev, and a Ihe 
First English Prelnlant book 

tioo of Holy ScripiLw. Sm 
/. u for lb< Fifth luch book. 

onfi boolc, pnnted ^ Han£ 

(i) ji proper dya- 
lege, betmene a 
Gentillmaa and a 
husbandman, echt com- 
playnynge iooihtrthetr 
miserable calamtte, 
' through the ambicion 
of the ciergye. 
(c) A compendious 
I tOld treatyse, shewynge, 
I how that we ought to 
hatte the scripture 
in Englyssht. \ 







The Last 

Fight of the 

" Revenge." 


(o) A Report of the 
trvth ofthefigitt about 
the lies of Acores, this 
last la Somvier. Be- 
tivixt the Reuenge, 
one of her Maiesties 
Shippes, and an 
Armada of the King 
of Spain*. 

[By Sic W. ItAi^mSH.] 

(b) The most honor- 
able Tragedie of Sir 
Richard Grinuile, 

Knight. 1595. 

[By Ghbvasb Mabkhau.] 

{c) [The Fight and 
Cyclone at the Azores. 








and Sonnets. 


Eglogs, Epytap/ies, 

and Sonette! Newly 

written by Barkabe 


Ttine copiei only luiDwn, 
Reprioud rcDD Ihg HulA 

ij Ikt Li/l and yyrilingi ej 
B. GOOCE, will be found an 
account of the trouble he had 
in winniog MaKI Dakbu. foi 

A new Lileranire generally 
be^ns with imitntiou and 

first appeared, Tjaailatiou 

'Woang England" of the day, 
Thii Collection of urignial 

the more soliccable. Ths 
roduction rives a gUmpue 

e's^udl'Lf the A^on ■( 
Mimr/ar Masiitrata, 
Translators of SKNBca'a 
jgeditt, Stc-, and [Qcladino 
b names as Baldwin. 


The English Scholaf's Library. 2 1 



Ti-anslation of 

THE Fox. 

148 1. 

[Colophon.] / 
haue not added ne 
mynussktd but haue 
/olowed as nygke as I 
can my copye which 
was in dutche j and by 
»M WILLIAM Caxton 
translated in to this 
L rude and sympii en- 
glyssh in f^ej d>bey 
ef westmeslre. 

InlcTCBliDe far ita own sake ; 
bul Hpeciltly » b'liiiE trana- 
Uud B weD ai primed by 
Caxtoh, <rbo finished tha 
priolnwone Jbm ijBi. 

The Stan is the History of 

of tbe Fm from punishment. 
Die recsid of the Dereat at 

IKnreTof ^ows, » conflict b«- 
tmtm Ubd and Muter. It 
m necenuT for Ihe physi- 
adb wok toliave Eloquence: 
Ihe^duH oF Rbvnabd il in 

John Knox, 

The First 
Blast of the 


(a) "nt First Blast 

of the Trumpet against 
the monstrous Jiegi- 

meni of Women. 

{b) The Propositions 
to I ■ 

Second Blast. 

THs work was wnine oul 
dF the heart of John Knox, 

the n^tyi't^of^Eolland, 
and was an^ished theieby. 

of Great Britain, and theiein 

lay in the taps of fanr women 
— UrtSV oF Loraine, lh» Re- 
gent of Scotland; heidaugh. 
ler Mahv (tlie Qieen of 
Scots): Quern Maev Tu- 

(t) Knox's apolo- 

getical Defence of his 

First Blast, &c to 

Queen Elizabeth. 


A Handful 

OF pleasant 



A Handefiill of 

pleasant delites. Con- 
taining sundrie new 
Sonets and delectable 
Histories, in diuers 
kindes of Meeter. 
Newly deuised to the 
newest tunes that arc 
now in vse, to be sung: 
(uerie Sonet orderly 
pointed to his 
proper Tune. 
With new additions of 
certain Songs, to verie 
late deuised Notes, net 
commonly knowen, nor 
vsed heretofore. 

Opu^UA quo: 
Nnig<Lit /^ ■" ■ 

Av. in this Poetica! 

oF Ihe LadI, 

pearod four years irreviously. 
This is Ino Third printed 
Poelical Miscellany la odt 

22 The English Scholar's Library. 


A Supplica- 
tion FOR THE 
[? 15.9] 

A Sapplkoiyim for 
the Beggars. 

Tliii is the Fifth Pi 
book fpai beinE ■ p< 
Holy Scriohue} it 

D Sir T. MoBE-s 

[Rev. John 

Miatiittrat Kinaten on 



The state of the 
Church of Englande, 
laid open in a con- 
ference betweene Dio- 
TREPHEs a Byshopp, 
Tertvllvs a Papiste, 
De uetrius an usurer, 
Pandochus an Inne- 
keeper, and Paule a 
preacher of the word 
of God. 

This i> Iht rorerunnuiK tract 
at the Maktin Marfrb 
LA TB CvKtrvctftjr^ For the 
prodaclioo of it, Robkbt 
Waldsgbave, the ptiDtei, 


I fhuD LoDdoD ta 

[ ? 

The Returm 



[Acted i6oa.] 1606. 

The Retume from 
Pernassus: or Tiie 
Scourge of Simony. 
Publiquely acted by 
the Students in Saint 

lohns ColUdge in 

This play, wrillen by a 

the Sta^e, and makes ibem 

VK ^cl o( Lha ° »i>le? O^J 
and tlut writer Uctami^ 
flusii, and laIkE too nudi of 
Pnstrtiim and [nffitir. 
WhT hcreuDor kWotiSliait' 
tfitn pats them all dowsE, I 

What Ihu tDnttDVETiy bs- 
iween Shu; BsrejiiiS and Tan- 

^F The English Scholar's Library. 23 ^H 




W Thomas 

The Editor. 

[Rev John H 

1 Decker, 

Udall, ■ 

^1 tic Dramalist. 

Minister ai KinzsloH on ^^| 

1 The Seven 

An introduc- 

A Demon- H 

I Deadly Sins 
H OF London, 

tory Sketch 
to the martin 


stration of ■ 
Discipline. ^M 

■ . ^^' 



H ' 1606. 


H 77ie Seuen deadly 

{a) The general 

^ Dtmonsiralion of ^^| 

V Sinnes of London: 

Episcopal Adminis- 

C.^ /n^ifM 0/ that dis- ^M 

drawn in seuen seutrall 

tration, Censorskip,^c. 

cipline w^iV^Christe ^H 

Coaches, through the 

(i) The Origin of Ike 

hath prescribed in his ^H 

seuen severall Gates of 


wordtfor the goueme- ^^| 

1 tht Citie, bringing 

(c) Depositions and 

men^ ^ ^» Church, ^^| 

■ the Plague with 


in a// //'mf^r and places, ' ^^| 

m them. 

id) State Documents. 

iw:'!?/ /A; ^KdV V' ^H 


{e) Tin Briff held 

Mrt worlde. ^^| 

^B A proH allKorical Satire, 

(5)' A> John Pucker- 


ing, against the Mar- 

Printed with the secret ^H 
Mantnist ptB», at East Mole- ^^H 




ho-erer «/ . Mutinist): 

iribuled with the Efiitmt ^^M 


Mrs.CiiANB,of MdIoht ; Rav. 


For this Work, Udall Ud- ^H 

Of F.wsley. near North- 

ApiaimBSS (Chancii qf 

the Londoa cahler! John 

It is perhaps the mast com- ^^| 

SnAvmc IChtaliHg), and 



Their cbuiots, tlrivtn, 
1 ^ STi^T^ltgorical)). 

sioD ; Job Throckhortok, 
E«,.i REN>ySHA»K,baak: 

the four prmteri. 

(/) Miscellaneous 

nood. ' Its Buthor ssKned for ^^| 
b^ ni.1 p:>ised ,anr. befon ^H 



rience) much of t^is Church ^^| 
Poiitr had been discarded. ^^^^| 

{g) Who were tht 


Writerswhowrote un- 



der the name of VLkr.- 





24 The English Scholar's Libmvy. 


tia Iritk HUiman. 

Translation of 



Thu first fovrt 
Booku of Virgil his 
£neis translated 
intoo English heroical 
[i^., hexameter] 
verse by Richakd 
Stanyhurst, wyth 
eother Peetiail diuises 

tkeretoo annexed. 
Imprinted at Ltiden 
in Holland by Iohn 

Pates, Anno 


the Engtlsh language : uid 
hanDg been pnQIaJ m Flui- 
dos, the Dtieinal Editioa ji 

kindpeu oT Lord AsKBUJtH- 


Esq.. npnntcd Ihua the only 
tva CDpiH known, qeither of 
which a qaile perfect. 

Gaburl HaavKV desired 
to be enlaphed. Tlit Ittanslar 

EueLi^ wDrd« iti mit the 
■aifeodei of Clascal fecL 


The Epistle. 

Oh read oucr D. 
John Bridges, ^r // 

is a worthy worke; 
Or an epitome of the 
fyrste £ooke of that 
right worshipfull 
volume^ written a- 
gainst th* Puritanes, 
in the defence of the 
noble cleargie, by as 
worshipfull a prieste, 
John Bridges, Pres- 
byter, Priest or Elder, 
dodor of Diuillitie, 
and Deane of Sarum. 

it not yet publisiud, 
but it shall be, when 
the Byshops are at 
conuenient Insure to 
view tlie same. In 
the medne time, let 
'them be content with 
this learned Epistle. 

Printed oversea, in 
Europe, within two 
furlongs of a Bounsing 
Priest, at the cost and 
charges of M. Mar- 
prelate, gentleman. 

Greene, m.a. 



Menaphom. Cam- 
illas alarum to 
slumbering Euphues, 
in his melancholie 

Cell at Silexedm. 
Wherein are de- 
ciphered the variable 
effects of Fortune, the 
wonders of Loue, the 
triumphes of incon- 
stant Time. Display- 
ing in sundrie evn- 
ceipted passions 
(figured in a con- 
iinuate Historie) the 
Trophees that Virtue 
carrieth triumphant, 
niaugre the wrath of 
Enuie, or the resolu- 
tion oj Fortune. 

a in EnElsnd, np I 
earaiKre of Sic 1 

The English Scholars Library. 25 

George Joy, 

An Apology 



An Apologye made 
by Gborck Joye to 
satisfye {if it may be) 
w. Tindale: to 
pourgt and defmde 
himself agdmt so 
many sdaunderotise 
lyesfayned vpon him 
in TiNDALS vn- 
charitable and vn- 
sober Pystle so will 
worthy t to be prefixed 
for the Reader to 
induce him into the 
vnderstanding of hys 
new Testament, dili- 
gently corrected and 
printed in the yeare 
of our Lorde 1534. 

in Nouember 
[Antwerp, V} Feb. IS3S-] 

This Blmost loa book is onr 
only ADthoritT m T«p«:t Lo 

the EogUili Ntvi Tutamatt. 

Eogliih mutut with itrf 

priBUnwiio knew Qot English, 
b ihe ininvfll bctwesn 




' Dariatlen, Slafftrdikin 


The affectionate 

Shepheard. Contain- 
ing the Complaint of 
Daphnis/o/' the Loue 
of Ganymede. 

to (he followiPB WoA, 
Barni'ield smics t^al ihis u 


Certaine Sennets, and 
the Legend of Cass- 
andra. 1595. 

^H^ UbovenTen-ed lo) io 

10 Iha reading ot thai, which 

T/te Encomion of 

Lady Pecunia; or. 

The praise of Money. 


C [coper]. 


THE People of 



An admonition to 
tilt people of England: 
Wherein are an- 
smered, not onely the 
slaunderous vntrue- 
thes, reprochfully vt- 
tered by Martin tlte 
Libeller, but also 
many other Crimes by 
some of his hroode, 
objected generally 
against all Bishops, 
and the chiefe of the 
Cleargie, purposely to 
deface and discredile 

the present state of 
the Church. 
[/"■ ■SS9.1 

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The First printed 
English New Testament, in Quarto. 

Bv W. TINDALE and W. ROY. 
Sixty photo-lithographed pages; preceded by a critical PREFACE. 

BsiBFLY told, the story of this profoundly interesting work is as follows: — 

In 1534 TlNDALE went from London to Hamburg; where remaining for 
about a year, he journeyed on to Cologne ; and there, assisted by William Rov, 
subsequently the author of the satire on WoLSBV, If^dt nit and be nalt mrotke 
[see p. 19], he began this first edition in 4to, viilh glasses, of the English Mew 

A virulent enemy of the Reformation, CocKLi£i;s, at that lime an exile in 
Coli^ne ; learnt, through giving wine to the printer's men, (hat P. Qubntal 
the printer had in hand a secret edition of three thousand copies of the English 
New Testament. In great alarm, he informed Herman Rinck, a Senator of 
the dty, who moved the Senate to stop the printing ; but C0CHI..CUS could 
neither obtain a sight of the Translators, nor a sheet of the impression. 

TiNDALE and RoY lied with the printed sheets up the Rhine to Worms ; and 
there completing this edition, produced also another in Svo, wil/wut glosses. 
Both editions were probably in England by March 1526. 

Of the sis thousand copies of which they together were composed, there 
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Second Edition, in Svo, one complete copy in the library of the Baptist College 
at Bristol, and an imperfect one in that of SI. Paul's Cathedral, London. 

In the Preface, the original documents are given intact, in connection with 

Svidetue connected with Ike first Two Editions of the English New Testament, 
rU., in Quarlo and Octavo — 

I. 'William Tindalb's antecedent career. 
II. The Printing at Goitre. 

in. The Priming at Worms. 

IV. William Roy's connection with these Editions. 
v. The landing and distribution in England. 

VI. The persecution in England. 

T^grafkicai and Literary Evidenee connected toith the present Fragment — 
I. It was printed for Tindalb by Pbtbr Qubntal at Cologne, before 1526. 
II. It is nut a portion of the separate Gospel of MatlAiw printed previous to 
that year. 

HL It is therefore certainly a fragment of the Quarto. 

Is ths Quarto a translation d/Luthbr's German Versionf 

Text. The prologs. Inner Mai^inol References. Outer Marginal Glosses. 

•,• For a conlinualion of this Story see G, Joy's Apology, at p. 25. 



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