Brooks - BX9338 .B7 1813 v2

UDAL; U. I cannot answer., A. Why would you clear yourself of Martin, and not ofthese, but that you are guilty ? U. Not so, my lord. I have reason to answer in the one, but not in the other. A. I pray let us hear your reason ; for I cannot conceive of it, seeing they are all written concerning one matter. i U. This s the matter, my lord. I hold the matter pro- posed in them to be all one ; but I would not be thought to handle it in that manner, which the former books do ; and because I think otherwise of the latter, I care not though they should be fathered upon me. Buckhurst. But, I pray you tell me, know you not Penry ? U. Yes, my lord, that I do. Buck. And do you not know him to be Martin ? U. No, surely, nor do I thinkhim to be Martin. Buck. What is your reason ? U. This, my lord : when it first came out, he, under- standing that some gave him out to be the author, wrote a letter to a friend in London, wherein he denied it, in such terms as declare him to be ignorant and clear in it. Buck. Where is that letter ? U. Indeed I cannot tell you. For I have forgotten to whom it was written. Buck. You will not tell where it is. U. Why, my lord, it tendeth to the clearing of one, and the accusation of none. Buck. Canyou tell where Penry is ? U. No, surely, my lord. Buck. When did you see him ? U. About a quarter of a year ago. Buck. Where did you see him ? U. He called at my door and saluted me. Buck. Nay, he remained belike with you. U. No, indeed ; he neither came into my house, nor did he so much as drink with me. Buck. How came you acquainted with him ? U. I think at Cambridge; but I have often been in his company. Buck. Where ? U. At various places. A. What say you ? did you make these books ? or know you who made them ? U. I cannot answer to that question, my lord.