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110 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. appendixes to many of the articles; also an account of such actions of the contemporary popes as Are omitted by their flatterers, Carsulanus, Platina, and the like ; together with the actions of the monks, particularly those of the mendicant order, who, he pretends, are meant by the locusts in Revelation ix. 3, 7. To the appendixes is added a per- petual succession both of the holy fathersand the antichrists of the church, with instances from the histories of various nations and countries ; in order to expose their adulteries, debaucheries, strifes, seditions, sects, deceits, poisonings, murders, treasons, and innumerable impostures. The book is dedicated to Otho Henry, Prince Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of both Bavarias, and Elector of the Roman Empire; dated from Basil in September, 1557. Our learned divine was, therefore, laboriously employed while in a foreign land. In the month of February, 1559, he published a new edition of this celebrated work, with the addition of five more centuries, making in all fourteen; to which is pre- fixed an account of the writers before the deluge and the birth of Christ, with a description of England from Paulus Jovius, George Lilly, John Leland, Andrew Althamerus, and others. This impression is dedicated to Count Zkradin and Dr. Paul Scalechius of Lika.. On the accession of Queen Elizabeth, Dr. Bale returned to England, but not to his bishopric in Ireland. The queen, during her minority, and while exercised with troubles under her sister Mary, shewed the highest respect for him, and even honoured him by sending him a book which she had translated into French. It was too manifest, however, that she afterwards drew her affections from him : but whether this was on account of the puritanical principles which he imbibed while abroad, orfrom some other cause, we do not undertake to determine. During the few years that he lived under her majesty'sgovernment, he contented himself with a prebend in the church of Canterbury, where he continued the rest of his days, still refusing to accept of his bishopric. " One may wonder," says Fuller, " that being so learned a man, whohad done and suffered so much for religion, higher promotion was not forced upon him ; seeing about the beginning of Queen Elizabeth's reign, bishoprics went about begging ablemen to receive them. '+ It ought to be recollected, that many of the pious Biog. Briton. vol. i. p. 533, 534. .1. Fuller's Worthies, part iii. p. 61.