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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George Day

(1501? - 1556)

Bishop of Chichester (1543 - 1551, 1553 - 1556) [DNB]

George Day was delivered from the Fleet 4 August 1553; he preached at Edward VI's funeral, 8 August 1553 (1570, p. 1634; 1576, p. 1394; 1583, p. 1456).

He preached at Mary's coronation, 1 October 1553 (1570; p. 1635, 1576; p. 1395; 1583; p. 1466).

He was one of the commissioners who presided over the deprivation of John Hooper. 1563, pp. 1054-55; 1570, pp. 1678-79; 1576, pp. 1432-33; 1583, p. 1506.

Hooper wrote a letter to Day which Foxe mentions, but did not print. 1563, p. 1063; 1570, p. 1686; 1576, p. 1439; 1583, p. 1512.

Day sought to persuade Sir James Hales to submit to Gardiner and abjure his actions, if not his religious convictions. 1563, p. 1116; 1570, p. 1719; 1576, p.1458; 1583, p. 1532.

On 23 February 1555 the archbishop of York (Nicholas Heath) and the bishop of Chichester (George Day) went to the Counter to speak with John Bradford. They talked for three hours. 1563, pp. 1204-08, 1570, pp. 1794-97, 1576, pp. 1532-34, 1583, pp. 1615-17.

John Bradford was asked by Heath and Day to read a book that had done Dr Crome good. 1563, p. 1208, 1570, p. 1797, 1576, 1524, 1583, p. 1617.

Day visited Gardiner in prison. 1563, p. 1383, 1570, p. 1952, 1576, p. 1679, 1583, p. 1786.

Philpot's eleventh examination, on St Andrew's day, was before Durham, Chichester, Bath, Bonner, the prolocutor, Christopherson, Chadsey, Morgan of Oxford, Hussey of the Arches, Weston, John Harpsfield, Cosin, and Johnson. 1563, pp. 1425-34, 1570, pp. 1986-92, 1576, pp. 1710-15, 1583, pp. 1817-22.

During Philpot's twelfth examination, Worcester told Philpot that Durham and Chichester would be coming to speak with him. 1563, pp. 1434-37, 1570, pp. 1992-96, 1576, pp. 1715-17, 1583, pp. 1822-24.

Philpot's thirteenth examination was before York, Chichester and others. 1570, p. 1996, 1576, pp. 1717-19, 1583, p. 1824-26.

The last examination of Philpot was on 16 December 1555 before Bonner and other bishops, including York, Chichester, Bath, John Harpsfield, Chadsey, Bonner, into which entered William Garret, knight, the lord mayor and the sheriff (Thomas Leigh) of London, Sir Martin Bowes, knight,. 1563, p. 1441, 1570, pp. 1997-98, 1576, p. 1719, 1583, p. 1827.

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George Day died before Queen Mary. 1563, p. 1707, 1570, p. 2301, 1576, p. 1992, 1583, p. 2101.

[No relation to John Day the printer or Richard Day the martyr.]

 
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John Hooper

(d. 1555)

Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester. Martyr. (DNB)

Foxe recounts Hooper's life and career before becoming a bishop (1563, pp. 1049-50; 1570, pp. 1674-76; 1576, pp. 1429-1403 [recte 1430]; 1583, pp. 1502-3).

Hooper refused to wear vestments at his consecration and was consequently imprisoned. Ultimately he made a qualified submission (1563, pp. 1050-52; 1570, pp. 1676-77; 1576, pp. 1403 [recte 1430]-31; 1583, pp. 1503-5).

Foxe relates his conduct as bishop (1563, pp. 1052-53; 1570, pp. 1677-78; 1576, pp 1431-32; 1583, p. 1505).

Hooper was summoned to London on Mary's accession and imprisoned (1563, pp. 1053-54; 1570, p. 1678; 1576, p. 1432; 1583, p. 1505).

He was ordered to attend the privy council on 22 August 1553 (1583, p. 1497 [recte 1409]).

On 31 August, Hooper appeared before the council and he was committed by them to the Fleet on the next day (1583, p. 1497 [recte 1409]). (APC IV, p. 337, has Hooper appearing on 1 September and committed to the Fleet the same day).

Foxe gives accounts of Hooper's imprisonment and examinations. 1563, pp. 1055-57; 1570, pp. 1678-80; 1576, pp. 1433-34; 1583, pp. 1506-7.

He was deprived of his bishopric, but he defended the validity of clerical marriage at his deprivation (1563, pp. 1054-55; 1570, pp. 1678-79; 1576, pp. 1432-33; 1583, p. 1403 [recte 1430]).

Hooper was rumored to have recanted after he was condemned; he wrote denying this. 1563, p. 1057; 1570, pp. 1680-81; 1576, p. 1434; 1583, pp. 1507-8.

Foxe records his degradation, journey to Gloucester and execution. 1563, pp. 1057-62 and 1064; 1570, pp. 1681-86; 1576, pp. 1434-39; 1583, pp. 1508-12.

Hooper was excommunicated and condemned to death by Stephen Gardiner on 29 January 1555 (1570, p. 1655; 1576, p. 1412; 1583, p. 1483).

His letters: 1563, pp. 1062-63; 1570, pp. 1686-93; 1576, pp. 1439-45; 1583, pp. 1512-18.

Hooper was one of the signatories to a letter of 8 May 1554 protesting against the proposed disputation at Cambridge. The letter is printed in 1563, pp. 1001-3; 1570, pp. 1639-41; 1576, pp. 1399-1400; 1583, pp. 1469-71.

On 3 January 1555, a letter was sent to Hooper informing him of the arrest of Thomas Rose's congregation at the churchyard of St. Mary-le-Bow on 1 January 1555 (1563, p. 1020).

Hooper wrote an answer to this letter (1563, p. 1020; 1570, p. 1654; 1576, p. 1411; 1583, p. 1482).

Hooper also sent a letter of encouragement to the members of Rose's congregation imprisoned in the Counter in Bread Street (1563, pp. 1021-22; 1570, pp. 1654-55; 1576, pp. 1411-12; 1583, pp. 1482-83).

He was summoned before Stephen Gardiner at St. Mary Overy's on 28 January 1554 (1570, p. 1655; 1576, p. 1412; 1583, p. 1483).

Ridley wrote a letter to Bradford and his fellow prisoners, in which Ridley speaks of his love for Taylor. The bearer of the letter to Bradford was Punt, who also carried Hooper's letters. 1570, p. 1897-98, 1576, pp. 1625-26, 1583, p. 1725.

During his examination, John Hallingdale said that Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley and Hooper were not heretics. 1563, p. 1638, 1570, p. 2222, 1576, p. 1919, 1583, p. 2026.

Hooper's Latin epistle touching matters of religion was sent to Convocation House. 1583, pp. 2135-36.

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Queene Mary. M. Hooper compared with Polycarpus. Letters of M. Hooper.
Comparison betwene M. Hooper and Polycarpus. 
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It was an important polemical point for Foxe to identify his martyrs with those of the early church, since the sanctity of the latter was admitted by the catholics, while the sanctity of the former was decidely not. This section associates Hooper with the venerated martyr Polycarp in two important respects: their stoicism and their orthodoxy.

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MarginaliaAnno 1555. February. MarginaliaA comparison betweene M. Hooper & Polycarpus.WHen I see and beholde þe great patience of these blessed Martyrs in our daies, in their sufferings so quietly and cōstantly abiding the torments that are ministred vnto them of princes for Gods cause: mee thinkes I maye wel and worthely compare them vnto the olde Martyrs of the primatiue Churche. In the number of whome, if comparison be to be made betwixt Saint and Saint: Martyr and Martyr, with whom, might I match this blessed martyr M. Iohn Hooper better throughe the whole catalogue of the olde Martyrs, then with Polycarpus the aunciente Bishop of Smirna, of whome MarginaliaEuseb. lib. 4. cap. 15.Eusebius maketh mention in the Ecclesiasticall storie? For as both agreed together in one kinde of punishmēt, being both put to the fire, so which of them shewed more patience and constancie in the time of their suffering, it is hard to be sayde. And though Polycarpus being set in the flame (as the storie saith) was kepte by myracle from the tormente of the fire, till hee was stricken downe with weapon, and so dispatched: yet Hooper by no lesse myracle armed with patience & feruent spirit of Gods comfort, so quietly despised the violence thereof, as though he had felt litle more then did Polycarpus in þe fire flaming round about him.

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Moreouer, as it is wrytten of MarginaliaOf this Policarpus read before.Polycarpus when hee should haue bene tied to the stake, he required to stand vntied, saying these woordes: Sinite me, qui namque ignem ferre posse dedit, dabit etiam vt sine vestra clauorum cautione immortus in rogo permaneam. That is, Let me alone, I pray you, for he that gaue me strength to come to this fire, will also geue mee patience to abide in the same, without your tying. So likewise Hooper, with the like spirite, when hee shoulde haue bene tied with three chaines to the stake, requiring them to haue so such mistrust of him, was tied but with one, who and if he had not bene tied at all, yet (no doubte) woulde haue no lesse aunswered to that great patience of Polycarpus.

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And as the ende of them bothe was much agreeing, MarginaliaM. Hooper compared to Polycarpus in life.so the life of them both was such, as might seme not farre discrepant. In teaching, like diligent both, in zeale feruent, in life vnspotted, in manners and conuersation inculpable, Bishops & also martyrs both. Briefly, in teaching so pithy and fruitful, that as they both were ioyned together in one Spirite, so mighte they be ioyned in one name together of Marginaliaπολύκαρπος.πολύκαρπος, to wit, much fruitful. to which name also Marginaliaὄπωροςὄπωρος is not much vnlike. In thys the Martyrdome of M. Hooper may seeme in suffering to goe before, though in time it followed the Martyrdome of Polycarpus, for that he was bothe longer in prisone, and there also so MarginaliaThe cruell handling of M. Hooper.cruellye handled by the malice of hys keepers, as I thinke none of the olde martyrs euer suffered the like. To thys also adde howe hee was disgraded by Boner, wyth suche contumelies and reproches, as I thinke in Polycarpus time was not vsed to any.

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And as wee haue hitherto compared these two good Martyrs together, MarginaliaThe enemies of M. Hooper and of Polycarpus compared.so nowe if we should compare the enemies and authours of their death one wyth the other, wee should finde in inequalitie betwixt them both, but that the aduersaries of M. Hooper semed to be more cruell and vnmerciful. For they that put Polycarpus to death, yet ministred to him a quicke dispatch, mooued belike by some compassion not to haue him stande in torment: where the tormentors of M. Hooper suffred him without all compassion to stand three quarters of an houre in the fire. And as touching the chiefe doers and authors of his matryrdome, what Consul or Proconsul was there to be conferred with the Chancelour heere, which brought this Martyr to burning? Let this suffice.

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This good Bishop and seruaunte of God being in prison, MarginaliaBookes and treatises written by M. Hooper.wrote diuers Bookes and Treatises, to the number of 24. wherof some he wrote to the parlament in Latine, and one to the Bishop of Chichester D. Day: besides he wrote of the sacraments, of the Lordes praier, and of the x. Commaundements, with diuers other. 

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A number of these documents were printed in the Rerum and never reprinted by Foxe: an appeal by Hooper to parliament, dated 27 August 1554 (pp. 299-305); a letter to convocation in 1554 (pp. 306-08) and a treatise by Hooper on the Lord's Supper (pp. 309-92). This material was preceded by a preface from Foxe to the reader (p. 298) and followed by a hortatory letter attacking transubstantiation, written by Foxe (pp. 392-96), and a summary of Hooper's arguments, cast by Foxe as logical formulae (pp. 396-403). All of this suggests that this material was initially intended as a separate volume and was instead incorporated in the Rerum, perhaps because Foxe had difficulty finding a publisher for Hooper's writings on the continent.

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In the Latin Edition of the Acts and Monuments (Basil. 1559) some of the writings here referred to are extant; they are introduced by a short exhortation to the christian reader, by John Foxe, at p. 298. Then follows "Joannis Hoperi Appellatio ad Parlamentum: ex carcere. Anno 1554, Mens. August 27." At p. 306 is a letter, "Episcopis, Decanis, Archidiaconsis, et cæteris cleri ordinibus in Synodo Londinensi congregatis," etc. At p. 309, follows "Joannis Hoperi de sacratissimæ cœnæ Domini verâ doctrinâ, et legitimo usu, contra Neotericos: ad excelsam Parlamenti curiam Anglicanam, illustre cum primis ac divinum monumentum, e carcere conscriptum." This treatise contains a preface and three chapters, and occupies from p. 309 to 392, of the Latin Edition of Foxe's Ecclesiastical History; nor does it appear that it ever was reprinted. This is followed, at p. 392, by a hortatory letter of John Foxe, "Ad Neotericos;" then follows. "Contra Transubstantiationem rationes deductæ ex Joanne Hopero, atque in certas leges et modos artis Dialecticæ digestæ ac comprehensæ; per J. F." - ED.

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Here folowe certaine of M. Hoopers letters. 
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Hooper's Letters

All of the letters of Hooper which follow appeared first appeared in Bull's Letters of the Martyrs and were then reprinted by Foxe from 1570 onwards. This is a tribute to the zeal and scope of Bull's research and an indication of his very important contribution to the Acts and Monuments.

 

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Hooper's Letters

In these letters scriptural references are prominent, and the glosses are mainly concerned with indicating the recipients of the letters and with amplifying the basic points made by Hooper, without altering their focus or meaning (in contrast to Foxe's earlier marginal treatment of the disputations). Several of the glosses deal with the dangers of worldliness, underlining the other-worldly destination and values of Hooper ('Two thinges commaunded by S. Paule writing to the Collossians'; 'The first is to see and know what thinges are aboue and what thinges are beneath and and to discerne rightly betwene them'; 'The second is to set our affection vpon them that are aboue, and not vpon the other And this lesson is harder then the other'; 'How thinges of this world may be possessed, and how not'; 'Gaynes with Gods displeasure is beggary').

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The importance of suffering is also emphasised ('Afflictions be the messengers and seruauntes of God'; 'Pacience the gift onely of God'; 'To suffer for Christ, is honorable'; 'Example taken of our meate and drinke how thinges neuer come to their perfection before they be vtterly waysted'; 'Vnmortefied men, be no people to God'). This is in part related to the future (though in narrative terms, past) suffering of Hooper, but there are also glosses which allow Foxe's readers to apply Hooper's approaches to suffering to their own difficulties ('Read also M. Hoopers exposition vpon thys Psalme, most comfortable for all broken and afflicted hartes'; 'Read also the fourth chapter. of Eccle'). There are also glosses which point to the relations between the persecuted church and the actions of antichrist ('Iudgement first beginneth with the house of God'; 'Gods wrath vpon the beast and them that take his marke'; 'In this time of Antichrist is the pacience and fayth of Gods children tryed, whereby they shall ouercome all his tyranny read. Math. 24') and the inversion of values inherent in popery ('Errour taken for truth and persecution for Gods seruice').

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There are examples of glosses missing or out of place in either of the editions after 1570. A notable and rare case of an error in 1570 later corrected is 'The blacke horse in the Apocalyps chapt. 6. what it meaneth' (1570 and 'The pale horse in the Apocalips chap. 6. what it meaneth' (1576 and 1583.

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MarginaliaMore of his letters ye shall read in the book of Letters of the Martirs.AS you haue hearde the whole storie of the life and martyrdome of thys good manne declared: so nowe let vs consequently adioyne some parte of hys letters, wrytten in the time of hys imprisonment, moste fruitfull and worthy to be read, especially in these daungerous dayes, of all true Christians, which by true mortification seeke to serue and followe the Lorde, through all tempests and stormes of thys malignaunt worlde, as by the readyng and perusing of the sayde letters, you shall better feele and vnderstande.

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A letter of M. Hooper to certaine godly professors and louers of the truth, instructing them howe to behaue them selues in that wofull alteration and change of Religion. 
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This first appears in Letters of the Martyrs, pp. 114-17.

MarginaliaA letter of M. Hooper.THe grace, mercye, and peace of God the father through oure Lorde Iesus Christ, be wt you my deare brethren, and withal those that vnfainedly loue and embrace his holy Gospel. Amen.

It is told me, that the wicked Idol the Masse is stablished again by a law, & passed in the parlamēt house. Learn the truth of it, I pray you, & what penaltie is appointed in the Acte, to such as speake against it: also whether there be any compulsion to constraine men to be at it. The statute thorowly knowen, such as be abroad & at liberty,may prouide for themselues, & auoid the danger the better. Doubtles there hath not bene seene before our time, such a parliament as this is, þt as many as were suspected to be fauourers of Gods word, shuld be banished out of both houses. MarginaliaThe fauourers o Gods word secluded out of the Parliament, both in the hye house and lower agaynst all right and reason.But we must geue God thanks for that truth he hath opened in the time of his blessed seruant king Edward þe sixth, and pray vnto him that we deny it not, nor dishonour it wt Idolatrie, but that we may haue strength and pacience rather to die ten times, then to denie him once. Blessed shall we be, if euer God make vs worthy of that honor, to shed our bloude for hys names sake: And blessed then shall we thinke þe parents which brought vs into this worlde, that we should from this mortalitie be caried into immortalitie. If we followe the commaundement of S. Paule, that sayth: If ye then be risen againe with Christ, seeke those thynges which are aboue, where Christ sitteth at the right hande of God. MarginaliaColos. 3.We shall neither departe from the vaine transitorie goodes of this world, nor from this wretched and mortal life, with so great paines as other doe.

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Let vs pray to our heauenly father, that we may know and loue his blessed will, and the glorious ioy prepared for vs in time to come, and that we maye knowe and hate all things contrary to his blessed will, and also the paine prepared for the wicked in the world to come. Ther is no better waye to be vsed in this troublesome time for your consolation, then many times to haue assemblies together of such men and women as be of your religion in Christ, and there to talke and renewe among your selues the truthe of your Religion, to see what ye be by the worde of God, and to remember what yee were before yee came to the knowledge thereof, to weigh and conferre the dreames and false lies of the Preachers that nowe preache, with the worde of God that retaineth all truth, MarginaliaHe exhorteth the brethren to resorte and conferre among thē selues together.and by such talke and familiar resorting together, ye shall the better find out all their lies, that nowe goe about to deceiue you, & also both know and loue the truth that God hath opened to vs. It is much requisite, MarginaliaConference amongest brethren comfortable.that the members of Christe comfort one an other, make prayers together, conferre one wyth an other, so shal ye be the stronger, and Gods spirite shal not be absent frō you, but in the middest of you, to teach you, to comfort you, to make you wise in all godly things, pacient in aduersitie, and strong in persecution.

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Ye see how the congregation of the wicked by helping one an other, make their wicked religion and them selues strong against Gods truth and his people. If ye may haue some learned man that can oute of the Scriptures, speake vnto you of faith and true honouring of God, also that can shewe you the descent of Christes Church from the beginning of it vntill this day, that ye may perceiue by the life of youre forefathers these two things: the one, that Christes worde, which said, that all his must suffer persecution and trouble in the worlde, be true: the other, that none of al his before our time, escaped trouble: then shal yee perceiue that it is but a follie for one that professeth Christ truely, to looke for the loue of the world.

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Thus shal ye learne to beare trouble, & to exercise your religion, and feele in dede that Christes wordes be true: In the worlde ye shall suffer persecution. MarginaliaIohn. 10.And when ye feele your religion in dede, say, ye be no better then your forefathers, but be glad, that ye may be counted worthy souldiours for this warre: and pray to God when yee come together, that hee will vse and order you and youre doings to these three endes, which ye must take neede of: MarginaliaThree thinges to be taken heede of.the first, that ye glorifie God: the next, that yee edifie the Church and Congregation: the thirde, that ye profite your owne soules.

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In all your doings beware ye be not deceiued. For although thys time be not yet so bloudye and tyrannous as the time of our forefathers, that could not beare the name of Christ, wythout daunger of lyfe and goodes: yet is oure time more perillous both for body and soule. Therefore of vs Christ saide: Thinke ye when the sonne of manne commeth, hee shall finde faithe vppon the earthe? MarginaliaLuke. 18.Hee sayd not, Thinke ye he shal find any man or woman Christened, & in name a

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