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CARTWRIGHT. 155 their own heads, but under pretence of conscience, should refuse to receive those things which had been so long atime established by law. Mr. Cartwright then assigned various reasons for his refusal, desiring permission to vindicate himselfagainst the reflectionsof the bishop and the attorney. And though he reminded the bishop, that he had promised him the liberty of answering for himself, his lordship re- fused, saying, "that he had no leisure to hear his answer.". This oppressive prelate had found time to accuse and reproach Mr. Cartwright, but, contrary to his own promise, could find no time to hear his vindication! From the 'high commission, Mr. Cartwright and his friends were again sent to the star-chamber, when a bill was exhibited against them, containing thirtylour articles, chiefly relating to their associations and discipline, and, in substance, the same as those already mentioned.+ They underwent many examinations. On one occasion, the fol- lowing articles of inquiry were administered :t " Where are the assemblies held ?-When, and how often ?-Who attended the said assemblies ?-What matters were treated of in them ? -Whomade, set forth, or corrected the Book of Discipline ?-Who subscribed, or submitted to the said book ?-Is the king to be accounted among the governors ofthe church, or among those which are to be governed by pastors, doctors, or such like ?-Is it lawful for the sovereign prince to appoint orders and ceremonies to the church ?- Is the ecclesiastical government establishedby her majesty's authority within the church of England, lawful and allowed by the word of God P-Are the sacraments, as ministered according to the Book of Common Prayer, godly and rightly ministered ?" On another occasion, eighteen articles of inquiry were administered, relating to Messrs. Thomas Cartwright, Humphrey Fenn, Edward Lord, Edmund Snape, Andrew King, Daniel Wight, William Proud love, Melancthon Jewel, and John Payne ; when their brethren, Messrs. Henry Alvy, Thomas Edmunds, William Perkins, Edmund Littleton, John Johnson, Thomas Barber, Hercules Cleavely, Anthony Nutter, and Thomas Stone, considered it their duty to take the oath, by which they discovered many things relative to their associations.§ Strype's Aylmer, p. 519. + Baker's MS. Collee. vol. xv. p. 67-69. Strype's Aylmer, p. 321, 322. § Strype's Whitgift, Appen. p. "157-164,,