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The order of the Popes riding, the Emperour holding his bridle, and kynges goyng before him. Ex Lib. Sacrar. Ceremon. lib. 1.

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CUL copy: a significant amount of additional detail is provided by the painter in this illustration, although, again, no additional detail is provided over the top of the colour red when used. A particularly vivid green is also used in this illustration; see, for example, the figure in the bottom right of the illustration, on his bended knee with his cap in his left hand. WREN copy: another pale image, although there is a lot of detailing in black ink.

Marginalia[illegible text][illegible text] of the booke of kinges, where we read the Arcke of God was brought from Gaba to Hierusalem, and in the way the Arke inclinyng by reason of the vnruly oxen, Ozias the Leuite put to his hand to helpe, and therefore was stricken of the Lord. 

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2 Samuel 6:6-7.

By this Arke is signified the prelates: by the inclination therof, the fall of Prelates. Marginalia127. Ibidem. 127. which also be signified by the Aungels that Iacob did see goyng vp and commyng downe the lader. Marginalia12[illegible text] 128. Also by the Prophete, where he sayth: He bowed downe the heauens and came downe, &c By Ozias and by the vnruly Oxen are ment our subiectes. Marginalia12[illegible text] Ibidem. [illegible text] Then lyke as Ozias was stricken for putting his hand to the Arke inclinyng, no more must subiectes rebuke their Prelates, going awry. Marginalia1[illegible text] 130. Albeit here may bee aūswered againe, þt all be not Prelats which so be called: for it is not þt name that maketh a Bishop, but his lyfe. Marginalia[illegible text] 131. Agaynst the third sort of such as would bring vs vnder the tribute and exactions of secular men, maketh the new Testament, where Peter was bid to giue the grote in the fishes mouth, but not the head nor the body of the fishe: No more is the head or bodye of the Church subdued to kinges, but onely that which is in the mouth, that is, the externe thinges of the church. And yet nor they neither. Marginalia[illegible text] 132. For so we read in the booke of Gen. that Pharao in tyme of dearth subdued all the land of the Egiptiās, but yet he ministred to the Priestes, so that he tooke neither their possessions from them nor their liberty. If then the Prelates of the Church must be neither iudged, nor reprehended, nor exacted, howe much more ought I to be free from the same? Marginalia[illegible text] 133. whiche am the [illegible text] of bishops, and head of Prelates. Marginalia[illegible text] 134. For it is not to be thought that the case betwixt me & other prelates: betwixt my sea & other churches be like. Marginalia[illegible text] 135. Although the whole Catholike and Apostolike church make one bridechamber of Christ: yet the Catholike and Apostolike Church of Rome, had the preeminence geuen ouer all other by the mouth of the Lord himself saying to Peter: Thou art Peter. &c. 
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Matthew 16: 18.

Marginalia[illegible text] 136.
Thus a discretion and difference must be had in the church, as it was betwixt Aaron and his chil dren. Marginalia137. Pope Anacletus. Dist. 21. In nono. 137. betwixt the 72. Disciples, and the 12. Apostles: betwixt the other Apostles and Peter. Marginalia138. Pope Bonifacius & Greg. Dist. 89. Ad hoc. 138. Wherfore it is to be cōcluded, that there must be an order and difference of Degrees in the church betwixt powers, superiour and inferiour: without which order, the Vniuersitie of the whole cā not consist. Marginalia139. Ibidem. 139. For as amongest the Angelicall creatures aboue in heauen, there is set a difference and inequalitie of powers and orders, some be Aungels, some Archangels, some Cherubins, and Seraphins: Marginalia140. Dist. 89. cap. Singula. 140. So in the Ecclesiasticall Hierarchie of the Church militant in the earth, Priestes must not be equall with Bishops, Bishoppes must not be like in order with Archbishops, with Patriarkes or Primates. Marginalia141. Ex Citatione Bul. Decret. 5. Ser. 3. 141. Who cōteyne vnder them thre Archbishops, as a Kyng conteineth thre dukes vnder him. In the which number of Patriarkes commeth in the state also of. Marginalia142. De Officio Archipræsbyt. in Glosa. 142. Cardinals or Principals, so called, because as the doore turneth by hys hynges, so the vniuersall church ought to be ruled by them. Marginalia143. 143. The next and hyest order aboue these is myne, whiche am Pope, differing in power and maioritie, and honor reuerentiall, from these and all other degrees of men. Marginalia144. Ex: 3. Parte Summæ maioris. b. Antonini. 144. For the better declaration wherof, my Canonistes make 3. kyndes of power in earth: Immediata, which is mine immediatly from God: Deriuata, which belongeth to other inferior prelates from me. Marginalia145. Pope Innocent. 3. De sacra vnctione. Qui venisset. 145. Ministralis, belonging to Emperours and princes to minister for me. For the which cause the annointing of princes and my consecration doth differ: for they are annointed only in þe armes or shoulders, & I in the head, to signifie þe difference of power betwixt princes and me. Marginalia146. Pope Nicolaus Dist. 22. cap. Omnes. 146. This order therfore of priests, bishops, Archbishops, Patriarkes & other, as a thing most conuenient, my church of Rome hath set & institute through all churches following therin, not only the example of the Angelicall army in heauen, but also of þe Apostels. Marginalia147. Pope Clement. Dist. 80. cap. In illis. 147. For amongest thē also there was not an vniforme equality or institutiō of one degre. Marginalia148. Pope Anacletus. Dist. 22. c. Sacrosancta. 148.

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