Brooks - BX9338 .B7 1813 v2

GOODMAN. 125 though inyour policy I be a stranger, yet I am not so the kirk of God ; and, therefore, the care thereof apper- taineth no less to me in Scotland, than if I were in the midst of England."* In the year 1564, be was appointed to preach for the space of a month, at Edinburgh, in the absence of Mr. John Craig, one of the ministers of that city, who had been commissioned to visit some of the southern parts of the kingdom. Also, the assembly, June 25, 1565, laid many appointments upon him, some of which he did not fulfil ; for, before the assembly again met, December 25th, in the same year, he had left the kingdom ; which is thus noticed in the church-register :--" Commissioners fromSt. Andrews appeared, who requested that Mr. John Knox should be transplanted, anti placed at St. Andrews. The assembly refused their request, and desired them to choose a minister out of their ownuniversity, in the room of Mr. Christopher Goodman, who had lately departed into England."+ Dr. Heylin, with his wonted peevishness and slander, says, " It cannot be denied, that Goodman, Gilby, Whittingham, and the rest of the Genevean conventicle, were very much grieved, at their return from exile, that they could not bear the like sway here as Calvin and Bess did at Geneva. They not only repined and were envious at the reformation of the English church, because not fitted to their fancies, and Calvin's platform ; but laboured to sow those seeds of heterodoxy and disobedience, which brought forth those troubles and disordersthat afterwards followed."t So much reproach, misrepresentation and falsehood, is seldom found within so 'small a compass. About the year 1568, our celebrated divine became chaplain to Sir Henry Sidney, in his expedition against the rebels in Ireland, and shewed his great diligence and faith- fulness in that service.l And in 1571, he was cited before Archbishop Parker, and other high commissioners, at Lambeth. He published a book, during his exile under Queen Mary, entitled, " How Superior Powers ought to be obeyedof their Subjects, and wherein they may be lawfully, by God's Word, obeyed and resisted : Wherein also is declared the Cause of all the present Misery in England, and how the same may be remedied," 1558. In this work, he spoke with some freedom against the government of women, but especially the severe proceedings of Queen * Scott's Lives of Reformers, p.251. t Ibid. p. 252. Heylin's Hist. of Pres. p. 25. § Troubles at Frankeford, p. 562.