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causelessly complained of. One bishop continued. A list of persons

. deprived--Matthew Parker designed archbishop: his due commenda.

51;tion. The queen's letter for his consecration ; the manner thereof;

...the legality of his consecration-The impudent lie of the Nag's Head.

s'; Neale's testimony (the sole witness thereof) confuted. A silent wit-
...ness pretended in vain.Sees supplied with protestant bishops-Mr.

TGilpin refuseth the bishopric of Carlisle-Why Barlow and Scory were
0: not restored to their former bishoprics, conjectured-Why Coverdale
---resumed not his bishopric of Exeter-Mean ministers in this age, as
0; : appears by Mr. Tavernour's sermon-A proclamation against defacers

of monuments in churches-- The death and character of bishop Bale.

The persecutions which in his life he suffered. Bale's passion endea-
2 l poured to be excusedThe pope tampereth to reconcile the queen to
to the church of Rome-The contents of Scipio's letter to Mr. Jewel.

The sum of Mr. Jewel's answer-Westminster collegiate church re-
11, founded by queen Elizabeth-The pope trieth again in vain to seduce
but the queen. The death of Sir Edward Carne-Paul's steeple burned
of down-Papists stickle in Merton college; are curbed by the arch-

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-
ment at Oxford-Her highness's speech to the university. Pages
438–477.

SECTION II.

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

A.D. 1572-1580, 15 TO 23 ELIZABETH.

The death of the bishops of Exeter and Salisbury. The praise of bishop

Jewel-Subscription, why now more rigorously urged—The true

notion of a conventicle—Thomas Cartwright presents to the parlia-

ment a distasted admonition-Bandying of books betwixt two learned

men, chief of their parties-Several reasons of Mr. Cartwright's not

replying again—The first presbytery in England, set up at Wands-

worth in Surrey—The chief nonconformists in London—The massacre

in Paris—Two impostresses discovered—Anabaptists discovered.

Eleven of them condemned. A divine's letter to the queen to forbear

burning them-Another useful letter of the same author. The occa-

sion thereof—The violence of rigid nonconformists—The death and

praise of Matthew Parker. His memory causelessly aspersed. His

exemplary wife-Privileges obtained by Sir Francis Inglefield for

English catholics—The death of bishop Pilkington, and of Mr. Deer-

ing—A strange mortality at Oxford, improved by papists to their

advantage—Sir Francis Bacon's judgment of infectious smells---Many

a priest executed—The vivacity of English protestant bishops-The

death of bishop Bullingham. Bishop Cheyney, a great Lutheran,

wrongfully accused to die a papist ; his vindication. Bishop Horne

succeeded ; followed by bishop Bentham. The death of bishop Cox

-Gresham College founded by Sir Thomas Gresham-The obscure

original of the familists. Henry Nicholas, their first founder; his

mock apostolic style—The familists worse in practice than in opinion ;

their abjuration-Persons and Campian come into England. Their

several characters. Campian caught by Walsingham's setters— Pre-

tended cruelty in racking papists, excused in some degree-Persons's

three wonderful escapes. Our observation on his fourth escape. Per-

sons politicly returneth to Rome. Pages 501–527.

THE

CHURCH HISTORY OF BRITAIN.

BOOK V.

CONTAINING THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII.

Vol. 11.

TO THE

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

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