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this cause that they did corrupt and violate the trew worshippinge of God with profane ceremonies. Is it not lauful then to speak the like of our monkes which together wt their cowles haue put on a thowsād snares of most wicked superstitiōs? Let euery man now way and consider with him self if I haue done wickedly to wish such religions as is this our Monkery, to be vtterly extinguished and rooted out. More ouer, all christian princes should rightly and trewly do their office if as in times past Iosias 

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II Kings 23.

pulled downe and ouer threw the high places which his elders the kinges of Iuda had builded, so thei wold abolish and driue away these kinde of monkes

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It is plainly manifest by lauful proufes that the sayde Iohn Borthuyke had and presently hath diuers bookes suspected of heresy condemned aswell by the papall as also Regall and ordinary autority, and prohibited by the law that is to say specialy the new testament commonly printed in english, Oecolampadius, Melanctō and diuers tretesis of Erasmus and other condemned heretikes also a booke entituled, vnio dissidentium 

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'Hermann Bodius' (ps.: possibly Martin Bucer or Johannes Oecolampadius), Unio Dissidentium (Cologne, 1522) was a collection of patristic sentences intended to demonstrate the Church Fathers' congruence with evangelical thought. It went through over a dozen editions in several languages by the mid-1530s and was widely influential. An English translation was prepared by William Turner, probably in the 1530s.

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the which conteyneth most manifest and gret errors and hereticall assumptions and hath red and studied the same aswell openly as priuatly and hath presented and communicated them vnto others, and also hath instructed and taught many christians in the same to the ende and purpose to diuert and tourne them awaye from the trew christian and catholike faith.

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¶ Borthuike.

O good God, who can suffer so great a blasphemy? with what a filthy cankred stomack do these Romish swine note the new testamēt of heresy? who wold not iudge it amost venemous tongue which dare pronunce or vtter such contumelious words against the holy gospel of our sauior Christ? truely as the Iewes which put christ to death of all other murderers, euen so these men (how so euer they doo pronounce me an Archheretike) doo fill vp the measure of all other heretikes: I will not saye blasphemies, how then shal these serpēts and stocke of vipers escape and fly the iudgement of euerlastinge fier? I do not greatly stande or stay that they doo suspect Oecolampadius, Melancton, or Erasmus, neither am I so mad to plede their cause who as they are men of singuler lerning and eloquence, so do their writings manefestly declare, how falsly and wickedly this Sicophants impute this cryme and slaunder of heresy vnto them.

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It is manifest that the said Iohn Borthuike was so obstinat in all the forsaide error and heresies and so mainteined and taught them with such an indurate hart and minde that he would not by no meanes be perswaded from them by his frends and diuers other persons which did dearly loue and fauour him but chose rather obstinatly to perseuer in his saide errors.

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¶ Borthuike.

I am willingly contented to be reduced vnto the catholik faith, but if that Satā raise vpany stormes or tempest against that, those I do some thing resist wherfore they most shamefully lye which doo otherwise ieste or talk of me, for I know not by what reason they cal them my frendes which so greatly laboured to conuert me, nether wil more esteme them, the the Madianits which in times past called the children of Israell to do sacrifice vnto their Idols and furthermore I desire the moste highe and mighty God, that he will neuer suffer me to swarue or tourne away from this so holy godly and christian obstinacy and stobernes. The man is blest that hath set his whole hope and confidence vpon the Lorde, and hath not regarded or looked vpon the proude or those which follow after lies.

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¶ Here followeth the sentence of his condemnation.

MarginaliaSentence of condemnation against Borthuik.OF all which the premyses & many other errores by hym holdē, spokē, published, affirmed, preached, and taught, the common fame and report is that the said Sir Iohn Borthuike, is holden reputed and accounted of very many as an heretike, and principal heretike which holdeth euell opinion of the catholike faith.

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Wherfore we Dauid by the title of Sainte Steuen in mount Celio, Prelate and cardinal of þe holy church of Rome Archbishop of sainte Andrews, primat of the whole kingdō of Scotlande and borne Legat of the Apostolike Sea, sitting after the manner of Iudges in our tribunall seat, the most holy gospels of God being layed before vs, that our iudgemēt might proceade from the face of god & our eies might beholde and looke vpon equity and iustice, hauinge only God, the veritye and truth, of the catholike faith before our eies, his holy name being first of all called vpon, hauinge as is be fore said hervpon holden a counsell of wise mē as wel deuines as lawyers we pronounce, declare, decre, determine, and geue sentence, that the saide Sir Iohn Borthuik called Captaine Borthuike being suspected infamed and accused of therrores and heresies before said, and wicked doctrins manyfoldly condempned, as is aforesaide, and by laufull proues againste him in euery of the premises had, being cōuict and laufully cited and called not aperinge but as a fugitiue, run away, and absente, euen as though he were present, to be an heretik and is and hathe bene conuicte as an hereticke. And as a conuict heretike and heresiarch to be punished and chastened with dew punishmēt and afterwarde to be deliuered and left vnto the seculer power. Moreouer we cōfiscate and make forfet, and by these presents declare and decree to be cōfiscated and made forfet, al and singuler his goods moueables & vnmouables how soeuer and by what so euer titell they be

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