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stone vnto our likenes and image, MarginaliaLatria.but let vs make man for so much as the supreme and highest honoure, whiche the Clergie call Latria, pertaineth only to the Godhead, MarginaliaDulia.and the inferior honour whiche Clergie call Dulia, pertaineth vnto mē and aungels, and to none other inferiour creature. The conclusion is thus, that the seruice of the crosse celebrate, twyse euery yeare in oure churche, is full of Idolatry, for if the nayles and speare, ought so profoundely to be honoured and worshipped, then were Iudas lippes if any man could get them, a maruelous goodly relyke. But thou Pylgrime we praye thee tell vs, when thou doost offer to the bones of sainctes and holy men whiche are layde vp in any place, whether dost thou relieue therby the holy man which is already in ioye, or the poore house of Aulmes where as they are canonised the Lorde knoweth how: and to speake more plaine, MarginaliaThe death of Thomas Becket of Cantorbury is not to be counted for martyrdome.euerye faithfull Christian may well iudge and suppose, that the strokes of that same noble man, whome they call saint Thomas, were no cause of his Martyrdome.

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MarginaliaAuricular confession.The ninth, that auricular confession which is sayde to be so necessary for saluation, & the fained power of absolution, exalteth and setteth vp the pryde of priestes, and geueth them oportunitie of other secrete talkes whiche we will not at this time talke of, for so muche as both Lordes and Ladies doo witnes that for feare of their confessors, they dare not speake the truthe, MarginaliaConfession the minister of lust.and in time of confession is good oportunitie ministred, to play the bawdes or to make other secret cōuentions to deadly sinne. MarginaliaThe impudēt boldnes of Priests.They affirme and say, that they are commissaries sent of God, to iudge and discerne of al maner synne, pardone & clense whatsoeuer please them. They say also, that they haue the keyes of heauen and hell, and that they can excōmunicate, curse and blesse, binde and loose at their owne will and pleasure, in so muche that for a small reward or for. xii. d. they will sell the blessing of heauen by wryting and clause of warranties sealed by their cōmon seale. This conclusion is so common in vse that it nedeth not any probation. MarginaliaThe Pope treasurer of þe church in stede of treasure layeth vp coales.The some hereof is, that the Pope of Rome whiche fained him selfe to be the profounde treasurer of the hole church, hauing that same worthy Iewel which is the treasure of the passion of Christ in his owne keping and custody together with the merites of al the sainctes in heauen, wherby he geueth fained indulgences and pardons A pena & culpa. This some is written greatly against charitie, wherby he may deliuer all captiues being in purgatory at his pleasure, and make thē not to com ther: but here euery faithful christiā may easely perceiue how great & priuie disceite and dissimulation is hidde in our churche.

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The tenth, that man slaughter, either bywarre or by any pretended lawe of iustice, for any temporall cause or spirituall reuelation, is expressely contrary vnto the new Testamēt whiche is the lawe of grace, ful of mercy. MarginaliaHowe war is lawfull, the profe by experience.This conclusion is euidently proued by the examples of the punishemēt of Christ here in earth, who chiefly teacheth euery man to loue his enemies and haue compassion vpon them and not to kill and murther them. The reason is this, that for the moste part when as men doo fight, after the first stroke charitie is broken, & whosoeuer dieth without charitie, goeth the right way to hell, and beside that, we doo well vnderstande and knowe that none of the clergie neither by the scripture, neither by any other lawfull reason, can deliuer any man frō the punishement of death, for one deadly sinne, and not for an other. But the lawe of mercie whiche is the newe Testament, forbiddeth all maner of murder, for in the Gospell it is spoken vnto our forefathers, thou shalt not kyll. The some is this, then is the poore people againe spoyled and robbed when as they get againe indulgences and pardones A pena & culpa, vnto suche as doo helpe their armies to kyll and murther the Christian people in for distaunt countries for temporall gaine, as we doo see certaine souldiers which doo runne amongst the Heathen people to get them selues fame and renowne, by the murder and slaughter of men. Muche more doo they deserue euell thankes at the handes of the kyng of peace, for so muche as by humilitie and peace, our faithe is multiplied and increased, for murderers & māquellers Christ doth hate. He that striketh with the sworde shall perishe with the sword.

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MarginaliaNonnes & wyddowes which vow a single life.The. xi. That the vowe of chastitie made in our churche, by wemen whiche are frayle and vnperfit in nature, is the cause of bringing in many great and horrible offences and vices, accident vnto the nature of man, for albeit the murder of their chyldren borne before their time, and before they are christened, and the destruction of their nature by medicine, ar filthy and foule sinnes: yet they accōpanying amongest them selues or with vnreasonable beastes, or with any creature not hauing life, doo passe to suche an vnsemelines that they are punished by infernal tormentes. Wherby I conclude this, that widdowes and suche as take the mantell and the ryng, we would that they were maried, because that we can not excuse them from priuate offence and synne.

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The. xii. That the multitude of Artes not necessary vsed in this our Realme, causeth muche sinne and offence by superfluous curiositie: experience and reason, partely dooth shew the same, for so muche as nature with a fewe artes is sufficient for mans vse and necessitie. This is þe whole tenor of our ambassade which Christ hath cōmaūded vs to prosecute at this

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