Brooks - BX9338 .B7 1813 v2

12 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. A. You had as good say you were the author. U. That will not follow. Cobham. Mr. Udal, if you be not the author, say so; and if you be, confess it : You may find favour. U. My lord, I think the author, for any thing I know, didwell ; and I know be is inquired after to be punished ; therefore, I think it my duty to hinder the finding of him out, which I cannot do better than thus. A. And why so, I pray you ? U. Because, if every one that is suspected do deny the author at length must needs be found out. A. Why dare you not confess it, if you be the author ? Dare you not stand to your own doings ? U. I professed before, that I liked of the books, and the matter handled in them : but whether I made them or no, I will not answer. Besides, if I were the author, I think that by law I need not answer. A. That is true, if it concerned the loss of your life.* Fortesque. I pray you by what law did you preach at Newcastle, being forbidden at Kingston ? U. I know no law against it, seeing it was the official, Dr. Hone, who silenced me; whose authority reacheth not ottt of his own archdeaconry. F. What was the cause for which you were silenced ? U. Surely I cannot tell, nor yet imagine. A. Well, what say you of those books ? who made them ? andwhere were they printed ? U. Though I could tell your lordship, yet dare I not; for the reasons before alleged. B. I pray you let me ask you a question or two concern- ing your book. U. It is not yet proved to be mine. But I will answer to any thing concerning the matter of the book, so far as I know. B. You call it a Demonstration. I pray you what is a Demonstration ? I believe you know what it is. U. Ifyou had asked me that question when I was a boy in Cambridge of a year's standing, it had been a note of ignorance in me, to have been unable to answer you. Egerton. Mr. Udal, I am sorry that you will not answer, nor take an oath. You are like the seminary priests ; who say, there is no law to compel them to accuse themselves: His judges actually tried him for his life, and condemned him.