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two other conclusyons. And that the Councell would specially determine vppon them. If the ambassadors wold not be present, they should vnderstand that the concord was broken by them, which woulde not obserue that which they had offred. With which aunswer they departed, and the sessyon began to be celebrate. There was no prelate of the Aragōs present at it, neither out of Spain. And out of Italy, only the hishop of Grossetane, and the Abbot of Dona, which for their constancy and stedfast good wil toward þe vniuersal church, could not be chaūged from their purpose, MarginaliaThe commendacyon of the inferior sort of the Spauiardes.but of doctors and other inferioures, there were a great noumbre of Aragons, and almooste all the inferiors of Spain and Italy, for the inferiors feared not the princes, as the byshoppes did. And then the worthy stoutnesse of the Aragons and Cathelanes appeared in the inferiour sort, which would not shrinke away frō the church in her necessity. Of the ii. other nations there were only present xx. byshoppes. The residue lurked in their lodgings, profes-fessinge the faithe in their hartes, but not in their mouthes, Arelatensis consydered afore, what woulde come to passe. And after theyr prayers made vnto almightye GOD, wyth great teares and lamentation that he woulde send them his holy spirit to aid and assist thē they wer greatly comforted and encouraged. MarginaliaAmongst 400. doctors that wer presēt, there was not one ill worde.This congregation was famous, and allbeit that there were not many bishops present, yet all the seates were fylled with the bishoppes proctors, Archdeacons, Presydents, Pryours, Priestes, and doctors of both lawes, whiche I iudged to be aboute the nomber of CCCC. or more, amonges whome there was no noyse, no chidinge, opprobrious wordes or contention, but one exorted another to the professyon of the faith, and there appeared a full and whole consent of them all to defend þe church. MarginaliaThe bishop Massiliensis red the decre and Albiganensis the protestation.The bishop of Massilia a noble man redde the decree, who had so great familiarity with the bishop of Albiganensis, that they were called brethren, for bothe at home and also abrode, they were alwaies seene together. Whyche matter was so muche the more to be meruayled at, in that they appeared so discordante in the matters of the church, forsomuch as Albaganensis red the protestation againste the decree, and Massiliensis the decree. Bothe theese readers comminge oute of one house, but as some suppose, the veritye did abounde in the one, and dissimulation in the other. The reading of the decree was very briefe and short. For the decree it self, was but short, notwith ding it was attentiuelye harkened vnto, and not one word interrupted. When it was ended: Te deum laudamus was song on the one part, & on the other syde. Te dominum cōfitemur, and so by course the hympne was endedwith great ioy and gladnes. MarginaliaThe xxxiii. session.And so the sessyon dissolued, which was in nombre the xxxiii. sessyon. And amonges all the reast, the moost quiet and peasible.

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MarginaliaThambassadors consente to the former sessyon.The friday next following, beinge the xxii. day of Maye. The princes ambassadors wythout all mennes expectation came vnto the generall congregation, but that their doinge at the least, geuing their assent vnto the cessyon before passed. In celebrating wherof, if the fathers had erred, it had not beene lawfull for the princes ambassadours, to haue holden the councel wt those fathers: But it was thought that they were touched with remorse of conscience, and euen nowe to detest and abhorre that which they had done. As it was not hydden in the ambassadoures of the Empire and Fraunce. For the bishop of Lubecke said, that was the cause of hys absence. Forsomuche as he was appoynted by the Emperoures commaundement to intreat a peace. Wherefore it was not comely for him to be present at anye businesse, wherby he should be vexed or troubled, wyth whome the peace shoulde bee intreated.

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MarginaliaThambassadors specially of the Empyre, & of Fraunce beinge moued in conscyence, allow the doings of the councell.Notwithstandinge, he did much commende the sessyon before holden, and beleued the decree therin promulgate to be moste good and holy, and the verities therin contained to bee vndoubted, and that he wold sticke there vnto both nowe and euen vnto the deathe. But now the bishop of Turnoun, a man both lerned and eloquent speaking for him and his felowes, said: That he hard, how he was detracted amonges some, in that they hadde not honoured his king in that moost sacred sessyon. Whome it becomed specially to exalt and defēd the faith. Which also for that cause aboue al other kinges was named mooste Christen. Notwithstanding, he hathe no vnlawfull excuse. In that it was conueniente, that those which were sent to intreat peace, shoulde doo any thing wherby their ambassade shuld bee stopped or letted. That there are also ii. kinde of in iustice. Wherby ether thinges are done, that shuld not be done, or thinges that shuld not be done, are done. The fyrst dooth not alwayes binde, because it were conuenyent to haue respect of time, place, and person.

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But the last doothe alwayes binde. as touching the first poynt, they mighte seeme vnto some to haue erred, because they were not present at the session. But in this poynt they had suffycient to answer, forsomuch as if they had bene present at that sessyon, they should haue beene vnmeete to haue intreated anye peace with Eugenius. And therefore all be it they were wanting at so holy a busynesse, in that poynte they followed the exsample of Paule, which albeit he desired to be dissolued and be with Christe, yet for the further profytte and

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