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Actes and Monuments Of the Churche.

is a toode by nature, and a serpent is a serpent by nature. To that he aunswereth it to be true as it is in the booke.

Item as cōcerning tharticle of fasting. To þt he answereth and sayth, the boke declareth it.

MarginaliaHe meaneth by cōmunication not by vendication.

Item euery one man is a Lorde, of what soeuer another man hath. To that he aunswereth, what lawe can be better than that, for it is plainely meaned there.

Item loue in Christe putteth no difference betwixt one & another. To that he answereth, and sayeth, it is playne enough of him selfe.

Item as concerninge the preachinge of the worde of God & washing of dishes, there is no differēce, & as touchīg to please God, ther is no differēce, to þt he answereth saiyng it is a plain text, and as for pleasing of God it is all one.

Item that the Iewes of good intent and zeale put Christ to death. To that he aunswereth that it is true, and the text is playne inough.

Item the sectes of saint Fraunces, S. Dominick and others be dampnable. To that he aunswereth and saieth, S. Paule repugneth againe them. Whiche articles being so obiected, & answere made vnto thē by the said Iohn Tewkesberie, the sayd byshop of Londō, asked him whether he wold cōtinue in his heresies & errours aboue rehersed or renounce and forsake thē, & the sayd Iohn Tewkesberie answered thus. I praye you reforme your selfe. And if there be any errour in the boke let it be reformed I thinke the boke be good inough.

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And further the byshop exhorted him to recant his errors, to the whiche the saide Iohn Tewkesberie answered as is aboue written, to witte. I pray you reforme your self, & if ther be any error in it, let it be reformed, I thinke the boke be good inough: whiche thing beinge done, the sayd byshop did apointe him to determine better with him self against to morowe. In the presence of these worshipfull men, maister Iohn Cox vicar general to the archbyshop of Cāterbury, M. Galfride Waxton, Roulād Philips, William Philow, & Robart Ridley, professors of diuinitie.

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The xiii. day of April, in þe yeare of our lorde aboue said, in the chappel within the palaice of London, before Cutbert bishop of Londō with his assistances, Nicolas byshop of Elye, Iohn Tewkesberie did apeare, & was examined vpō the articles drawen out of the boke, called the wicked Mammō, as followeth. First Christ is thine, & al his dedes be thy dedes, Christ is in þe and thou so knit in him inseperablie, neither canst thou be dampned, except Christ be dampned with thee, nether can not be saued excepte Christ be saued with thee. To this he answereth, he findeth no fault in it.

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Item we desire one an other to pray for vs, That done, we to put our neighbour in remēbrance of his dutie, & that we trust not in hisholines. To this he aunswereth, take ye it as ye will, I wyll take it well enough.

Item now seest thou what almesse dede meaneth and wherfore it serueth.

He that seketh with his almes more then to be mercifull, to be a neighbour to succour his brothers nede: to do his duty to his brother, to geue his brother þt he ought him: The same is blynd & seeth not Christes bloud. To þt he answereth that he findeth no fault through out al the boke, but that al the boke is good & it hath geuē him great cōfort & light to his cōscience.

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Item that ye do nothing to please God but that he cōmaunded. To that he aunswereth & thinketh it good, by his truthe.

Item so God is honored on all sides, in that we count him rightuous in al his lawes & ordinances, & to worship him otherwise thē so it is idolatrie. To that he answereth that it pleaseth him well.

Thexaminatiō of these articles being done, the byshop of Londō, did exhort the said Iohn Tewkesberie to recant his errors aboue sayd. And after cōmunication being had by the byshop with the said Iohn Tewkesberie, the said byshop did exhort him again to recant his errors, and apointed him to determine with him selfe against the next session.

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JN this nexte Session he submitted him selfe & abiured his opiniōs & was enioyned penāce, as foloweth whiche was the viii. of May.

In primis that he should kepe wel his abiuration vnder paine of relaps. Secondly that þe next sonday folowing, in Paules church in the open procession he should cary a fagot, & stand at Paules crosse with the same.

Itē that þe wednisday folowing, he shuld cary þe same fagot about newgat market & chepeside

Itē that on friday after, he shuld take the same fagot again at S. Peters church in Cornehil, & carie it about the market of Leden hall.

Itē that he shuld haue ii. signes of fagots embrothered, one of his left sleue, &þe other on his right sleue, which he shuld weare al his lief time, vnles he were otherwise dispēsed withall.

Itē that on Wytsonday euen he shuld enter into þe monasterie of S. Barthelmew in smith field, & there to abide & not to come out vnles he were released by the byshop of London.

Item that he shuld not depart out of the citie or dioces of London, wtout the speciall licence of the byshop or his successors. Notwithstanding the same Iohn Teukesberie afterward, cōfirmed by the grace of God, & moued by the example of one that was burned in Smithfield, did constantly abide in the testimony of truthe and suffred in Smithfield.

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And thus much cōcerning his first examinatiō, which was in þe yeare 1529. at what time he was enforced through infirmitie as is before expressed to retracte and abiure his doctrine.

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