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though the lambe did lye there prostate with his members spred vpon the table.

Smith. I brynge an other place out of the Councell of Nice. Nullus Apostolorum dixit, hæc est figura corporis Christi. Nullus venerabiliū præsbiterorum dixit incruentum altaris sacrificium figuram. Ergo &c. That is.

None of the Apostles sayde this is a figure of the body of Christe: None of the reuerend Elders sayd, the vnbloudy sacrifice of the altar to be a figure.

Ergo you are deceyued.

Rid. This Canon is not in the councell of Nice. For I haue redde ouer this councel many tymes.

Pie. What say you to that Councel, wher it is sayde that the priest doth offer an vnbloudy sacrifice of the body of Christe?

Rid. I saye it is well sayde, if it be ryghtly vnderstande.

Pie. But he offreth an vnbloudy sacrifice.

Rid. It is called vnbloudy, and is offered after a certayne maner, and in a mysterie, and as a representation of that bloudie sacrifice: and he dothe not lye whiche sayeth, Christe to be offered.

VVest. I with one argument wyll throwe downe to the grounde youre opinion MarginaliaWestō playeth Goliath with Dauid. oute of Chrisostome. Homel. 24. in 1. ad Corinth.

And I wyll teache, that not onely a figure or signe, or grace onely, but the very same harte whiche was here conuersaunt in the earthe, to to be in the Eucharist. We worshippe the selfe same body in the Eucharist, whiche the wyse men did worshyppe in the maunger,

But that was his naturall and reall body, not spirituall,

Ergo the reall body of Christe is in the Eucharist.

Rid. It is true. We worship 

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Near the very end of Ridley's disputation, his reply to Weston is completely rewritten (see textual variant 60 and textual variant 61). It is very likely that Foxe rewrote this passage to make it more theologically explicit.

the naturall and organicall body of Christ in the Eucharist, Also we worship the same in the scriptures: but it followeth not therof that the body of Christ either is in þe scripturs or in the sacramēt. And it followeth moreouer in þe same place of Chrisostome that we must cast downe our eyes vpon those thynges whiche vpon the table are set before vs.

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VVest. That whiche the woman (videlicet Maria) did holde in her wombe, the same thing holdeth the priest.

Rid. I graunt, the priest holdeth the same thyng, but after an other maner: The woman did holde the natural body. The priest holdeth the mystery of the body.

VVest. Weston repeted agayne his argument out of Chrisostome in englyshe.

Rid. I saye that the good Autor ment it spiritually.

VVest. Weston here dissoluing the disputations had these wordes:

Videtis præfractum hominis animum, gloriosum, vafrum, inconstantem, videtis hodie veritatis vires

inconcussas, ita clamate, Vicit veritas. That is,

Here you see, the stubbourne, the gloriouse, the craftie, the vnconstant mynde of this man. Here you see this day that the strēgth of the truth is without foyle. Therfore I besech you all most earnestly to blowe the mote: and he began and they folowed verity hath the victory, verity hath the victory.

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¶ The copie of maister Ridleis letter to Maister Prolocutor D. Weston, and by him to be shewed to certaine herewithin named of the L. Bishop of the higher house.

M Aister Prolocutor, ye remember I am sure, howe ye promised me opēly in the scholes after my protestation, that I should see howe myne aunsweres were there taken and written, of the Notaries whome ye appoincted (me fateor neminem recusante) to wryte what should be sayde, and to haue had license for to haue added vnto them, or to haue altered them, as vpon more deliberation should haue semed me best. Ye graunted me all so at the deliuerie of mine answeres, vnto your first proposition a copie of the same: these promises be not performed. If your soden departure be any part of the cause thereof, yet I pray you remember that they maye be perfourmed: for performance of promises is to bee looked for at a righteous iudges hand. Now I sende you here mine aunsweres in wryting to your secōd and thirde propositions, and do desire, and require, earnestly a copie of the same: and I shall by Gods grace, procure the paynes of the writer, to be payde for and satisfied accordingly. Maister Prolocutor, in the time of mine answering in the scholes, when I would haue confirmed my saiynges with authorities or reasons, you sayde then openly that I should haue had tyme and place, to say and bring whatsoeuer I could, an other tyme, and the same your saying was then there confirmed of other of the Commissioners: yea and I dare saye, thaudience also thought then, that I shoulde haue had another daye, to haue brought and sayde what I could saye, for the declaration and confirmation of mine assertions. Now that this was not done, but so sodenly sentence geuen before the cause was perfectly heard, I can not but maruell at all, and the due reformatiō of all thinges which are amis, I cōmitte to almighty God my heauenly father, who by his dere sonne our sauiour Iesus Christ, whome he hath made the vniuersall iudge of all fleshe, shall truly and righteously iudge, both you & me. Maister Prolocutor, I desire you and in Gods name require you, that you truly bring fourth and shew al my thre answeres written and subscribed with mine own hand, vnto the higher house of the Conuocatiō and especially vnto my Lorde Chauncelor, my Lordes of Duresme, Elie, Norwiche, Worcester, and Chichester, and also to shew and exhibite this my wryting vnto thē, whiche in these fewe lines here I write now vnto you: & that I did make this request vnto you by this my writing, know ye that I did take witnes of them, by whome I did send you this wryting, and of those whiche were then with them present: Viz. The ij. Bailifes of Oxford, and of maister Irish Alderman, then there called to be a witnes.

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By me N. Ridley. 23. Aprill.
Anno. 1554.

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