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s'; Neale's testimony (the sole witness thereof) confuted. A silent wit-
TGilpin refuseth the bishopric of Carlisle-Why Barlow and Scory were
of monuments in churches-- The death and character of bishop Bale.
The persecutions which in his life he suffered. Bale's passion endea-
The sum of Mr. Jewel's answer-Westminster collegiate church re-
bishop's visitation>Cranmer's children restored in blood. An act for
translating the Bible: into Welsh-The thirty-nine articles compiled
si: in convocation; why favourably drawn up in general terms. Most
.19, confessors who composed the articles. English articles and Trent
decrees, contemporaries-The thirty-nine articles confirmed by par-
liament; but only imposed on clergymen-Query about the twentieth
article, whether shuffled in, or no. The accuser's first mistake. The du-
bious appearing of this clause. Archbishop Laud's opinion in the point
--An article to confirm the homilies made in king Edward's reign,
as also those in queen Elizabeth's reign. The use of homilies : their
authentical necessity questioned-Rastall writes against bishop Jewel
-The death of Dr. Smith-The original of puritans. The homonymy
of the term--Mr. Fox a moderate nonconformist, and Dr. Laurence
Humphrey–Anthony Gilby, a fierce nonconformist, and William
Whittingham, and Christopher Goodman-The queen's entertain-
A.D. 1567-1571. 8 TO 14 ELIZABETH.
The suit betwixt bishops Horne and Bonner, Bonner's counsel. Their
first plea. Second exception. Main matter debated by the judges ;
divided by the parliament. A favourable proviso-Their suit super-
seded. Malice pleased, nor full nor fasting—The ringleaders of the
second set of nonconformists. Their judgments of the queen-The
death of Dr. Wotton-Harding and Saunders bishop it in England-
Queen of Scots comes into England. Her letter to Pius Quintus-
The death of Thomas Young, archbishop of York—The rebellion of
the earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland ; more superstitious
than valiant; routed by the queen's forces-An Italian author reckon-
ing without his host. Northumberland, with many more of the rebels,
executed—The execution of Dr. Story—The original of the English
,colleges beyond the seas-Cunning conveyances to pass over the seas
RIGHT HON. LIONEL CRANFIELD,
EARL OF MIDDLESEX,
BARON CRANFIELD OF CRANFIELD, &c.
St. Paul gave a great charge to Timothy to “ bring the cloak which he left at Troas, but especially the parchments,” 2 Tim. iv. 13. Here we have the inventory of a preacher's estate, consisting of a few clothes and books,—what he wore and what he had written. But the apostle's care was not so much concerned in his clothes, (which might be bought new,) as in his writings, where the damage could not be repaired.
I am sadly sensible (though far be it from me to compare scribbling with Scripture) what the loss of a library (especially of manuscripts) is to a minister, whose books have passed such hands, which made riddance of many, but havoc of more.
Was it not cruelty to torture a library, by maiming and mangling the authors therein,-neither leaving nor taking them entire ? Would they had taken less, that so what they left might have been useful to me, or left less, that so what they took might have been useful to others! Whereas, now, mischievous ignorance did a prejudice to me, without a profit to itself, or any body else.
But would to God all my fellow-brethren, which with me bemoan the loss of their books, with me might also rejoice for the recovery thereof, though not the same numerical volumes! Thanks be to your Honour, who have bestowed on me (the treasure of a lordtreasurer) what remained of your father's library ;-your father, who was the greatest honourer and