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"I will make oath if I shall be required, that Dr. Sanderson u the late Bishop of Lincoln did, a little before his death, affirm " to me he had seen a manufcript, affirmed to him to be the "hand-writing of Mr. Richard Hooker, in which there was “no mention made of the King or supreme governors being « accountable to the people; this I will make oath that that « good man attefted to me.
FABIAN PHILIPS." So that there appears to be both omissions and additions in the faid laft three printed books; and this may probably be one zeafon why Dr. Sanderson, the said learned Bishop (whose writings are so highly and justly valued), gave a strict charge near the time of his death, or in his last will, “ that nothing of « his, that was not already printed, lhould be printed after his * death."
It is well known how high a value our learned King James put upon the books writ by Mr. Hooker, as also that our late King Charles (the martyr for the church) valued them the second of ah books, teftified by his recommending them to the reading of his fon Charles “, that now is our gracious King; and you may fuppose that this Charles I. was not a stranger to the pretended three books, because in a discourse with the Lord Say',
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againfi Archbishop Laud, with the Archbishop's Answerin“ Laud's History of his Troubles," page 470. Nathaniel Fiennes, his favourite fon, was a molt violent enemy to Episcopacy and Manarchy, being one of those called Root und Branch Men. Though this nobleinan was the principal fomenter of the civil war, and entertained the most extravagant ideas of civil liberty, he found himself so unhappy under the new government, that he retired voluntarily to the isle of Lundy, and exerted himself in promoting the restoration of Charles II. He afterward received a rer ward much fuperior to his merit--the privy seal; the appointment to which gave great offence to many of the cavaliers.
WRITTEN BY MR. GEORGE CRANMER TO MR. R. H.
m This letter is reprinted from the original edition in 1642.
n Anthony Wood tells us, that he was informed by Mr. Isaac Walton, that Mr. George Cranmer bad written many other things besides this letter, but that they were kept private, to the great prejudice of the public.
(Ath. Ox. Vol. 1. col. 306.) • Namely, the discipline established by Calvin in the church of Geneva.
? Archbishop Whitgift.
The Presbyterian party, who seemed at that time to take their only mealure of truth from oppofition to and dillance from the church of Rome, thinking nothing good therein; or, if there was, yet fill to be sejected on account of what therein was evil.
Mr. Hooker, when he is speaking “ of the scorrilous and more than “ fatirical insurodeiiy of Martiniin," tells his reader that." the first
« published schedules thereof being brought to the hands of a very grave " and very honourable Knight, with signification given, that the book “ would refresh his spirits, he took it, faw what the title was, read over an “ unfavourie sentence or two, and delivered back the libel with this an“ (wer, I am forie you are of the nind to bee solaced with these sports, " "and forrier you have herein thought mine affection to be like your «own."”.
(Hooker's Epist. Dedic. to Archbishop Whitgift.) s THOMAS CARTWRIGHT, the author and publisher of “ 'The Admonition to the Parliament," printed in 1572, with the approbation and assistance of the whole party, and fully answered and confuted paragraph by paragraph by Dr. Whitgift in the same year.
+ Vice was the fool of the old moralities, with his dagger of lath, a long coat, and a cap with a pair of ass's ears.
. (Sce Shakespear's Twelfth Night, Act IV. Sc. ir.) 4 William Hacket, Edmund Coppinger, and Henry Arthington.