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CHAP, spirit should be suffered to escape unpunished. The inVII.

fallible authority of the Church, and lawfulness of terrifying Disşenters by wholesome severities and pious rigours, were favourite opinions, the opposers of which were not to be suffered to act with impunity. Besides, it was a tacit reproach of the cruel proceedings then used against

the poor dissenting Wiclifists, for our Bishop to treat Faith, MS. part i.

them with so much gentleness and goodness, as patiently to hear their evidences, and listen to their motives without exprobration, or using any insulting or upbraiding language to them. This was such a reproof to the thoughts of those who shewed no bowels of compassion towards Dissenters, but reckoned they did God service by tormenting and killing them, that we need not wonder at their lying in wait for our Bishop, because he was not for their turn, and clean contrary to their doings. Accordingly we see, that so much was our Bishop's enemies set against him, as in opposition to him to espouse the principles of those very people whom they called and treated as heretics. But it was for the everlasting honour of our Bishop, that he preferred the rational way of dealing with Dissenters, or the manifesting the truth to their consciences, before that cruel and inhuman method of making them a gazing-stock by reproaches, spoiling their goods, and tormenting their bodies with fire and faggot. This shewed by how Christian a spirit our Bishop was acted, and that he was not like the men of this world, who hate those that are of God, and persecute such as are born of the Spirit. I shall conclude with the following prayer of, the Bishop's own composing in English.

O thou Lord Jesu, God and man, head of thy Christian Church, and teacher of Christian belief, I beseech thy mercy, thy pity, and thy charitie, far be this said peril (of implicit faith) from the Christian Churche, and from each person therin contained, and shield thou, that this venom be never brought into thy Church, and if thou suffre it to be any while brought in, I beseche thee, that it be

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soon again outspit; but suffer thou, ordaine, and do, that CHAP. the law and the faith, which thy Church at any time keepeth, be received and admitted to fall under this examinatioun, whether it be the same verry faith, which thou and thine Apostles taught or, no, and whether it hath sufficient evidences for it to be very faith or no.

INDEX.

209

ABJURATION, Bp. Pecock's

Page Distinctions of meats
160,

166

198

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Anjou

131 Esdras
Annates

22, 39 Eyburhall, John
Apocrypha
198 - , Thomas

142
Arundel, Thomas . 17, 147
, John

178
Faith

162, 201
Aiscough, Bp. 132, 134, 214 Flemmyng, Richard

Fox, John

187
B
Friars

96, 141
Beleth, John

ii. v
Belward, Nicholas

217
Beverly, Peter

142 Garsdale, Richard
Bible-men
45 Gascoigne, Thomas

17. 128
Bibles, English
218 Gerson

138
Bigam
199 Gloucester, Duke of

3, 130
Blue-beard
131 Godhard, William

25
Bonner, Bp.
181 Grey, William

172
Boothe, William, Bp.
135 Gregory, Pope

163
Books of Bp. Pecock's

220
Bulls of restitution

174

H
Burbach, John
142 Harlowe, John

214
Burning heretics
122, 207 Harpsfield, Archdeacon

187
Bury, John
142, 173, 190 Hart, Walter, Bp.

14
Haydock, Gilbert

177
Head of the Church

210
Cade, John

138
Cannyngs, Sir Thomas

145

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I
Canonizing saints
206 Images

55, 77
Capital Church punishments 110 Indulgences

67, 103, 123
Catholic
208 Infallibility, &c.

139
Chandler, Thomas
173 Inventories

104
Chedworth, John
150 Invocation of the Spirit

124
Christ's descent into hell
144 K. John

92
Clement, Vincent

14, 214
Clifford, Sir Lewis

- K
Collier, Jer.
188 Kamys

130
Constantine's donation 80, 185 Kemp, John, Abp.

20
Creed, common
145 - Thomas, Bp.

170
Croisade
123 Kyme

130
Cross

60
D
Damlet, Hugh

142 Leland, John
Decisions unexamined
200 Littefield, William

142
Delabere, John, Bp.
21 Liturgies

124
Derby, John
177 Lollards

7, 141
Determinations, ecclesiastical 46, 138, Lowe, John, Bp.

10
145 Lumley, Marmaduke

20

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155

27

159
178
218
137

200

Tarentum, Doctor
Oath of Bishops to the Pope 85 Teaching :
Oaths, use of

Thornbury, William
Orders of Clergy

81 Thorney Abbey
- of Religious

Tindale, William
Order, or discipline

Treatise of Faith
Orle, John

216
Oxford University

172

Verities unwritten

Vestments, Popish
Parsons, Father

187 Usher, Abp.
Peccke, Sir John
Pilgrimages

W
Pope admonished

89 Walden, Thomas
supremacy

. ibid. Waynflete, William, Bp.
Possessions of the Clergy

79 Whethamstede, John
Preaching

13, 23, 140 Whittington, Sir Richard
Processions

Wiclif, John, his death
Provisions, Papal

21 Worthington, Gilbert
Prayers to saints

102

8

63

20

218
168

76

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