Thematic Divisions in Book 11
1. The Martyrdom of Rogers 2. The Martyrdom of Saunders 3. Saunders' Letters 4. Hooper's Martyrdom 5. Hooper's Letters 6. Rowland Taylor's Martyrdom 7. Becket's Image and other events 8. Miles Coverdale and the Denmark Letters 9. Bonner and Reconciliation 10. Judge Hales 11. The Martyrdom of Thomas Tomkins 12. The Martyrdom of William Hunter 13. The Martyrdom of Higbed and Causton 14. The Martyrdom of Pigot, Knight and Laurence 15. Robert Farrar's Martyrdom 16. The Martyrdom of Rawlins/Rowland White17. The Restoration of Abbey Lands and other events in Spring 155518. The Providential Death of the Parson of Arundel 19. The Martyrdom of John Awcocke 20. The Martyrdom of George Marsh 21. The Letters of George Marsh 22. The Martyrdom of William Flower 23. The Martyrdom of Cardmaker and Warne 24. Letters of Warne and Cardmaker 25. The Martyrdom of Ardley and Simpson 26. John Tooly 27. The Examination of Robert Bromley [nb This is part of the Tooly affair]28. The Martyrdom of Thomas Haukes 29. Letters of Haukes 30. The Martyrdom of Thomas Watts 31. Mary's False Pregnancy32. Censorship Proclamation 33. Our Lady' Psalter 34. Martyrdom of Osmund, Bamford, Osborne and Chamberlain35. The Martyrdom of John Bradford 36. Bradford's Letters 37. William Minge 38. James Trevisam 39. The Martyrdom of John Bland 40. The Martyrdom of Frankesh, Middleton and Sheterden 41. Sheterden's Letters 42. Examinations of Hall, Wade and Polley 43. Martyrdom of Christopher Wade 44. Nicholas Hall45. Margery Polley46. Martyrdom of Carver and Launder 47. Martyrdom of Thomas Iveson 48. John Aleworth 49. Martyrdom of James Abbes 50. Martyrdom of Denley, Newman and Pacingham 51. Martyrdom of John Newman52. Richard Hooke 53. Martyrdom of William Coker, et al 54. Martyrdom of George Tankerfield, et al 55. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Smith 56. Martyrdom of Harwood and Fust 57. Martyrdom of William Haile 58. George King, Thomas Leyes and John Wade 59. William Andrew 60. Martyrdom of Robert Samuel 61. Samuel's Letters 62. William Allen 63. Martyrdom of Thomas Cobb 64. Martyrdom of Catmer, Streater, Burwood, Brodbridge, Tutty 65. Martyrdom of Hayward and Goreway 66. Martyrdom and Letters of Robert Glover 67. Cornelius Bungey 68. John and William Glover 69. Martyrdom of Wolsey and Pigot 70. Life and Character of Nicholas Ridley 71. Ridley and Latimer's Conference 72. Ridley's Letters 73. Life of Hugh Latimer 74. Latimer's Letters 75. Ridley and Latimer Re-examined and Executed76. More Letters of Ridley 77. Life and Death of Stephen Gardiner 78. Martyrdom of Webb, Roper and Park 79. William Wiseman 80. James Gore 81. Examinations and Martyrdom of John Philpot 82. Philpot's Letters 83. Martyrdom of Thomas Whittle, Barlett Green, et al 84. Letters of Thomas Wittle 85. Life of Bartlett Green 86. Letters of Bartlett Green 87. Thomas Browne 88. John Tudson 89. John Went 90. Isobel Foster 91. Joan Lashford 92. Five Canterbury Martyrs 93. Life and Martyrdom of Cranmer 94. Letters of Cranmer 95. Martyrdom of Agnes Potten and Joan Trunchfield 96. Persecution in Salisbury Maundrell, Coberly and Spicer 97. William Tyms, et al 98. Letters of Tyms 99. The Norfolk Supplication 100. Martyrdom of John Harpole and Joan Beach 101. John Hullier 102. Hullier's Letters 103. Christopher Lister and five other martyrs 104. Hugh Lauerocke and John Apprice 105. Katherine Hut, Elizabeth Thacknell, et al 106. Thomas Drury and Thomas Croker 107. Thomas Spicer, John Deny and Edmund Poole 108. Persecution of Winson and Mendlesam 109. Gregory Crow 110. William Slech 111. Avington Read, et al 112. Wood and Miles 113. Adherall and Clement 114. A Merchant's Servant Executed at Leicester 115. Thirteen Burnt at Stratford-le-Bow116. Persecution in Lichfield 117. Hunt, Norrice, Parret 118. Martyrdom of Bernard, Lawson and Foster 119. Examinations of John Fortune120. John Careless 121. Letters of John Careless 122. Martyrdom of Julius Palmer 123. Agnes Wardall 124. Peter Moone and his wife 125. Guernsey Martyrdoms 126. Dungate, Foreman and Tree 127. Martyrdom of Thomas More128. Examination of John Jackson129. Examination of John Newman 130. Martyrdom of Joan Waste 131. Martyrdom of Edward Sharpe 132. Four Burnt at Mayfield at Sussex 133. John Horne and a woman 134. William Dangerfield 135. Northampton Shoemaker 136. Prisoners Starved at Canterbury 137. More Persecution at Lichfield
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Berry

(d. 1549) Servant to Sir Walter Mildmay

William Ombler, Thomas Dale, Henry Barton and Robert Dale took Matthew White, Clopton, Savage and Berry, murdered them, stripped their bodies and left them in a field. 1570, p. 1500; 1576, p. 1272; 1583, p. 1309.

 
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Berry [Bury]
NGR: SD 805 105

A parish, comprising the market town of Bury, 3 chapelries and 2 townships in the hundred of Salford, and 5 townships in the higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, county Palatine of Lancaster, 9 miles north-north-west from Manchester. The living is a rectory in the Archdeaconry and diocese of Chester.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Bolton
NGR: SD 712 088

Parish in the hundred of Salford, county Palatine of Lancaster, comprising the market town of Bolton, five chapelries, nine townships and one hamlet. 43 miles south-south-east from Lancaster. The living is a discharged vicarage in the Archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Chester
NGR: SJ 404 665

A city and county of itself, locally in the hundred of Broxton in the County Palatine of Chester, of which it is the capital. 17 miles south from Liverpool. The city comprises the parishes of St Bridget, St John Baptist, Little St John, St Martin, St Peter, St Michael and St Olave; all in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Chester, of which it is the seat.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Eccles, Eccletch
NGR: SJ 765 988

A parish in the hundred of Salford, county Palatine of Lancaster, 4 miles west of Manchester, comprising two chapelries and three townships. The living is a discharged vicarage in the Archdeaconry and diocese of Chester.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Liverpool
NGR: SJ 375 915

An eminent seaport, borough and market town, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of West Derby, county Palatine of Lancaster. 53 miles south by west from Lancaster. Liverpool was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Walton, from which it was separated in 1699, and constitutes a distinct parish and rectory. There are two rectors, for the church of St Peter and the chapel of St Nicholas, both in the Archdeaconry of diocese of Chester. By 1831 (the date of this survey) Liverpool was divided into 22 districts for ecclesiastical purposes. The bishopric was established in 1880.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Manchester
NGR: SJ 840 980

A parish in the hundred of Salford, county palatine of Lancaster; containing the manufacturing town of Manchester and 28 chapelries and townships. 36 miles east by north from Liverpool. Manchester comprises only one parish, which is in the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Chester. There are numerous subordinate churches; St Anne's, St Mary's, St Paul's, St John's, St James', St Michael's, St Martin's, St Peter's, St Stephen's, St Mathew's, St Philip's, St George's, St Andrew's, St Clement's, and St Luke's.

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English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Mottrom [Mottram in Longdendale]
NGR: SJ 994 955

parish in the hundred of Macclesfield, county Palatine of Chester, comprising 8 townships. 7 miles east-north-east from Stockport. The living comprises a rectory and a vicarage in the Archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, both in the patronage of the Bishop.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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Walden [St Paul's Walden]
NGR: TL 194 222

A parish in the hundred of Cashio, liberty of St. Albans, county of Hertford. 5.25 miles north-north-west from Welwyn. The living is a vicarage in the Archdeaconry of St Albans and the Diocese of London.

English information from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (S. Lewis & Co: London, 1831)

Welsh information taken from Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales(Lewis & Co: London, 1840)

The reason for the use of these works of reference is that they present the jurisdictional and ecclesiastical position as it was before the major Victorian changes. The descriptions therefore approximate to those applying in the sixteenth century, after the major changes of 1535-42. Except for the physical locations, which have not changed, the reader should not therefore take these references as being accurate in the twenty-first century.

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1654 [1630]

Queene Mary. Letters of M. Iohn Bradford holy Martyr.

MarginaliaAnno 1555. Iuly. good countrey men) take this counsell of the Lorde, MarginaliaGood counsell geuen.by mee nowe sente vnto you, as the Lordes counsell, and not as mine, that in the daye of iudgement I maye reioyce wyth you, and for you: the which thing I hartely desire, and not to be a witnes agaynst you. My bloud will crye for vengeaunce, as agaynst the Papistes Gods enemies (whome I beseech God if it be his will, hartely to forgeue, yea euen them which put me to death, and are the causers therof, for they know not what they do (so MarginaliaBradfordes bloud will cry agaynst the refusers of his counsayle.will my bloud cry for vengeaunce agaynst you (my dearely beloued in the Lord) if ye repent not, amend not, and turne vnto the Lord.

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Turne vnto the Lord yet once more, I hartely besech thee thou Manchester, thou Ashton vnderline, thou Bolton, Bury, Wigine, Lierpoole, Mottrine, Stepport, Winsley, Eccles, Priestwich, Middleton, Radcliefe, and thou City of Westchester, where I haue truely taught and preached the worde of GOD. 

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These are all places in southern Lancashire, concentrated in the region around Manchester. They provide an idea of the territorial range of Bradford's preaching in Lancashire.

Turne, I saye vnto you all, and to all the inhabitours there aboutes vnto the Lord our God and hee will turne vnto you, he will saye vnto his Aungell: It is enough, put vppe the sworde. The whiche thyng that he will doe, I humblye beseeche his goodnesse, for the precious bloudes sake of hys deare Sonne our Sauiour Iesus Christ. Ah good brethren take in good parte these my last wordes vnto euery one of you. Pardon me myne offences and negligences in behauiour amongest you. The Lorde of mercye pardon vs all our offences, for our Sauiour Iesus Christes sake, Amen. Out of Prison readye to come to you the eleuenth of February. Ann. 1555.

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¶ To the Towne of Walden. 
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This letter was first printed in the 1563 edition and then printed in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 269-74. It was reprinted in all subsequent editions of the Acts and Monuments. ECL 260, fos. 30r-31v is the orginal letter; copies of it are ECL 260, fos. 190r-192r and ECL 262, fos. 224-226v.

MarginaliaAn other letter of M. Bradford to the towne of Walden.TO the faythfull and such as professe the true doctrine of our Sauiour Iesus Christ, dwelling at Walden and thereaboutes, Iohn Bradford a most vnworthy seruaunt of the Lorde, nowe in bandes, and condemned for the same true doctrine, wysheth grace, mercy, and peace, with the encrease of all godlynesse in knowledge and liuing, from GOD the Father of all comforte, through the desertes of our alone and full redeemer Iesus Christ, by the mighty working of the most holy spirit, the comforter for euer. Amen.

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When I remember how that by the prouidence and grace of God, I haue bene a man, by whome it hath pleased him through my ministery to call you to repentaunce, and amendment of life, something effectually, as it seemed, and to sowe amongest you his true doctrine and religion, least that by my affliction, & stormes now arisen to trye the faythfull, and to conforme them lyke to the Image of the sonne of God, into whose companye wee are called, you might be faint harted: I could not but out of prison secretly (for my keepers may not know that I haue penne & ynke) write vnto you a signifcation of the desire I haue, that you should not only be more cōfirmed in the doctrine I haue taught amongest you, which I take on my death, as I shall answere at the day of dome, I am perswaded to be Gods assured, infallible, and playne trueth: but also should after your vocation auow the same by confession, profession and liuing. I haue not taught you (my dearely beloued in the Lord) fables, tales, or vntruthe, but I haue taught you the verity, MarginaliaM. Bradford answereth with his bloud for his doctrine.as now by my bloud gladlye (praysed bee God therfore) I do seale the same.

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MarginaliaM. Bradford accuseth agayne his owne lyfe.In deed to confesse the truth vnto you, and to all the Churche of Christ, I doe not thinke of my selfe, but that I haue moste iustly deserued, not onely this kinde but also all kindes of death, and that eternally, for myne hypoctisy, vayneglory, vncleannesse, selfe loue, couetousnesse, idlenesse, vnthankefulnesse, and carnall professing of Gods holy Gospell, liuing therein not so purely, louyngly, and paynefully as I should haue done. The Lord of mercy for the bloud sake of Christ pardon me, as I hope, yea I certainely beleue he hath done for his holy names sake thorowe Christe. But my dearely beloued, you and all the whole world may see, and easely perceiue, MarginaliaChrist himselfe persecuted in his Martyrs.that the Prelates persecute in me an other thing then mine inquities, euen Christ himselfe, Christes verity and trueth, because I canne not, dare not, nor wyll not confesse Transubstantiation, and howe that wicked menne, ye Mise and Dogges eating the Sacrament, which they terme of the aultar, thereby ouerthrowing Christes holy Supper vtterly, do eate Christes naturall and reall body borne of the virgine Mary.

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To beleue, and confesse as Gods worde teacheth, the primatiue Church beleued, and all the Catholicke and good holy Fathers taught fiue hundreth yeares at the least after Christ, that in the Supper of the Lord (which the Masse ouerthroweth, as it doth Christes Priesthoode, sacrifice, death and passion, the ministerye of his word, true fayth repentance, and all godlines whole Christ God and man is present by grace, to the fayth of the receiuers, but not of the standers by, and lookers on, as bread and wyne is to theyr sences, will not serue: and therefore I am condemned & shall be burned out of hand as an hereticke. Wherefore I hartelye

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thanke my Lord God, that will and doth vouch me worthy to be an instrument, in whome he himselfe doeth suffer. For you see my affliction and death is not simply, because I haue deserued no less, but muche more at his handes and iustice: MarginaliaM. Bradford persecuted for confessing the truth.but rather because I confesse his verity and trueth, and am not affrayd through his gift that to do, that you also might be confirmed in his truth. Therefore my dearely beloued. I hartely do pray you, and so many as vnfaynedly loue mee in God, to geue with mee and for mee most harty thankes to our heauenly Father, through our sweete Sauiour Iesus Christ, for this his exceeding great mercy towardes me and you also, that your fayth wauer not from the doctrine I haue taught, and ye haue receiued. For what can you desire more to assure your cōsciences, of the verity taught by your preachers, then theyr owne liues?

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Goe to therefore my deare hartes in the Lord, wauer not in Christes religion truely taught you, and set forth in king Edwardes dayes. MarginaliaGods truth can neuer be kepte vnder by the aduersaryes.Neuer shall the enemies be able to burne it, to prison it, and keepe it in bondes. Vs they may prison, they may bynde and burne, as they doe, and will doe, so long as shall please the Lord: but our cause, religion, and doctrine which we confesse, they shall neuer be able to vanquish and put away. Theyr Idolatry and Popish religion, shall neuer bee builte in the consciences of menne that loue Gods trueth. As for those that loue not Gods truth, that haue no pleasure to walke in the wayes of the Lord, in those I say the Deuill shall preuayle: For God will geue them strong illusion to beleue lyes. MarginaliaHe exhorteth them to loue Gods truth and to liue therafter.Therefore deare brethren and sisters in the Lord, I humbly beseech you, and pray you in the bowelles and bloud of our Lord and Sauiour Iesus Christ, now goyng to the death for the testimony of Iesus, as oftētimes I haue done before this present out of your Pulpitte, that you woulde loue the Lordes trueth: loue (I say) to loue it, and frame your liues thereafter. Alas, you know the cause of all these plagues fallen vp vs, and of the successe which Gods aduersaryes haue dayly, is for our not louing Gods word.

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MarginaliaGods Gospell abused.You knowe how that we were but Gospellers in lippes, and not in life. We were carnall, concupiscentious, idle, vnthankfull, vncleane, couetous, arrogant, dissemblers, crafty, subtle, malicious, false, backebiters, &c. and euen glutted with Gods word, yea, MarginaliaGods Gospell lothed.we lothed it, as did the Israelites the Manna in the wildernes: and therefore as to them the Lordes wrath waxed hoat, so doth it vnto vs. So that there is no remedye, but that (for it is better late to turne, then neuer to turne) wee confesse our falutes, euen from the bottome of our hartes, & with harty repentaunce (which God worke in vs all for his mercyes sake) we runne vnto the Lord our God, which is exorable, mercifull, & sory for the euil poured out vpon vs, and crie out vnto him with Daniel saying: MarginaliaHe exhorteth to repentaunce and prayer, and to bewayle our sinnes before the Lord our God.we haue sinned, we haue sinned grieuously oh lord God, agaynst thy maiesty, we haue heaped iniquitye vpon iniquity: the measure of our transgressions floweth ouer, so that iust is they vengeaunce and wrath fallen vpon vs. For wee are very miserable, we haue contemned thy longe suffering, wee haue not harkened to thy voyce. When thou hast called vs by Preachers, we hardened our hartes, and therefore now deserue that they send thy curse hereupon to harden our hartes also, that we should henceforth haue eyes and see not, eares and heare not, hartes and vnderstand not, leaste wee shoulde conuert and be saued. Oh be mercifull vnto vs: spare vs good Lord and all thy people, whom thou hast dearely bought. Let not thine enemies triumph altogether, and alwayes agaynst thee, for then will they be puft vppe. Looke downe and beholde the pittyfull complayntes of the poore: let the sorowefull sighing of the simple come in thy sighte, and bee not angry with vs for euer. Turne vs oh Lorde GOD of hostes vnto thee, and turne thee vnto vs, that thou mayest be iustified in thy sweete sentences, and ouercome whē thou art iudged, as now thou art of our aduersaryes, For they say, where is theyr God? Can God deliuer them now? Canne theyr Gospell serue them? Oh Lord howe long? for the glorye of thy name, and for thy honors sake, in the bowels and bloud of Iesus Christ, we humbly beseech thee, come and help vs, for we are very miserable.

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MarginaliaThe prayers of sinners be not hearde.On this sort I say dearely beloued, let vs publickely and priuately bewayle our sinnes: but so that hereto we ioyne, ceasing from wilfulnesse & sinne of purpose, for els the Lord heareth not our prayers, as Deuid sayth. And in S. Iohn it is written: The impenitent sinners God heareth not. Nowe, impenitent are they which purpose not to amend theyr liues: As for example: not only such which folow still theyr pleasures, vncleannes, carnality: but those also whiche for feare or fauor of men, MarginaliaRomish rages & rotten religion.doe agaynst theyr conscience to consent to the Romish ragges, and resort to the rot ten Religion, communicating in Seruice & ceremonies wyth the Papistes, thereby declaring themselues to loue more the worlde then God,. to feare man more then Christ, to dread more the losse of temporall things, then of spirituall: in whom it is euident, the loue of God abideth not. For he that loueth the world, hath not Gods loue abiding in him sayth Saynt Iohn: therefore my deare hartes, and deare agayne in the Lord remember what you haue professed, Christes Religion and name, and the renouncyng of

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