fer him selfe by fraud or gyle, or by anye other vnlawful meane to be begiled, defrauded, and spoiled thereof: and whether anye subiecte, or what dignitye, estate, or calling so euer hee or they be, without offense to God & to his king, to the minishing or derogating of þe supreme prerogatiue royal of his king, or of anye parte thereof, may doo ought, or after knowledge therof had without offense to God and to his king, may conceale the same.[Back to Top]
Marginalia9.Whether the holy written lawe of God be geuen of God vnto al men, of what dignity, estate, or calling by office soeuer they be, aswel therby to gouerne al their Dominions, Regions, & countreis, and their people therein inhabiting, as them selues, and whether any MarginaliaHe meneth the Canon law.lawe or lawes, the holy law of God only excepted, not being made within any Dominion, Region, on cūtrey, where as it or they be vsed, may be lawfully vsed before it or they be, as þe lawfull lawe or lawes of the same dominion, Region, or contrey, by publicke and common order of the same dominion, Region or country are lawfully allowed. And whether any Subiect, without offēse against God and his king, within the dominion of his king, may lawfully vse any such law or lawes not so allowed.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaPsalm. 39.¶ Ascribe vnto the Lord, O ye mighty, ascribe vnto the Lord, worship and strength: geue the Lorde the honor of his name, and bowe youre selues to the holy maiesty of the Lord.
Marginalia1. Tim. 3. a Titus. 1. b.A Byshop, as the stewarde of God, must be blameles, the husband of one wife & one that ruleth well his owne house, & that hath faithfull children in subiection wyth all reuerence, and one that is diligent, prudent, sober, discrete, righteous, godly, temperate, a keper of hospitality, not stubberne, not angrye, not geuen to ouer much wine, no fighter, not gredy of filthy lucre, but one þt loueth goodnes abhorring fighting, abhorring couetousnes. He mai not be a yong scholer, but such a one as is apt to teache, & that cleaueth to the true word of doctrin þt he may be able to exhort by wholsome learning, and to emproue them that say against it. He muste also haue a good report of them that are withoute. Marginalia2. Cor. 1. c. 1. Pet. 5. a.1. He maye not be a Lord ouer the faithfull of them that are committed vnto his charge, neither may he vse any Lordship ouer them, for the same: but must become as one of them, þt through his humblenes hee maye wynne the more to well dong. MarginaliaRom. 15. d.2. Neither maye he be so bolde as to speake any other thynge (to make anye man obedient to the same) then he hymselfe hath learned of Christ. Marginalia1. Cor. 7. f.3. Neyther may he doo or teache anye thing to tangle or to snare any man wyth all.[Back to Top]
Marginalia2. Cor, 13. c. 2. Cor. 4. a.4. He may not walke in craftynes, neither vse the cloke of vnhonestye, neyther handle the woord of God disceitfully, neither choppe nor chaunge with the same, but in the synglenesse therof so open the truth, to the aduauncement of the truth thereby, as that he may reporte himselfe to euery mans conscience in the sight of God. MarginaliaRom. 14.a. Rom. 15.e. Gala. 6. a.5. Hee maye not reiect the weake in faith, in disputing and troublynge theyr conscience, but must beare theyr frailty, and in the spirite of meekenes must be readye to healpe hym that is ouertaken wyth anye faulte, and not to stande in hys owne conceyt, leaste hee hym selfe bee also tempted.[Back to Top]
Marginalia1. Cori. 9. c. 1. Tim. 3. b. 1. Cor. 5. b. 2. Thes. 3. b. 2. Cor. 5. b. 2. Cor. 10. c. 1. Cor. 13. c.6. He not onely lawfully may, but also ought by the vertue of his office to preache the word, sincerely to minister, so as no man maye bee able to reproue him, and to expell, put oute, or to excommunicate from among the remnants of his charge, all open wylfull malefactours, the which wil not by anye other meane be reformed, and yet to fare fayre with al men, and not to be rigorous, because his office is geuen him to edify, and not to destroy. MarginaliaActes. 6. a.7. And he not onelye lawfullye maye, but also ought by the vertue of his office, of vertuous able men, wel knowen, and of honest reporte, wyth in hys charge to appoynte sufficient nomber to helpe him in the discharge thereof MarginaliaIohn. 4. c. Gala. 1. c. 2. Tim. 4. c.8. And hee in no case by violence may compell anye man to bee of his church or fellowship, or to be partaker of any thing that is done therein. Marginalia2. Thes.3. e. 1. Tim. 5. d. Rom. 15. f.9. And for hys due administration, as one woorthy of double honoure, hee maye not onelye receyue of hys charge, what is necessary, but also ought of them as of duty without requestes (if nede require) to be prouided of the same.[Back to Top]
Yf the Byshop of London be such a maner of man as yet do teach, and hath don, and dayly doth his duty therin as he is taught by the same (as of duty he ought to do) then doutles as he is a mete and worthy man for his office so am I worthy of the punishmēt I haue, yea if it wer more: But if it be otherwise, as wher in for the tender mercy of Christ Iesu I most humblye require righteous Iugement, then as I haue vnworthely susteined long punishment, so is he not onely most vnworthy of his office, but also hath most worthelye deserued to be recompensed blood for blood, as equity requireth.[Back to Top]
MarginaliaPsal. 84.I will harken what the Lord God will saye: for he shall speake peace vnto his people, that they turne not them selues vnto folyshnes. This. vi. of Aprill. 1557.
By me Richard Gybson.
Most of the account of John Rough first appeared in the 1563 edition; it was based partly on official documents (the articles against Rough) but mostly on Rough's writings and on material from individual informants. In 1570, an anecdote about Rough and Thomas Watson was added and in the 1583 edition, a letter from Rough to the underground London congregation was added. The account of Margaret Mearing was printed in its entirety in the 1563 edition; it was unchanged in subsequent editions. This account consisted of her answers to the articles against her, drawn from official records, and of information sent to Foxe by individual informants.[Back to Top]