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GREENWOOD. 31 appearance, certain interrogatories were put to him, as follows : Q. What is your name ? G. JohnGreenwood. though he earnestly requested a copy of his answers, the favour couldnot be obtained. June 18, 1587, Mr. Barrow was again brought up, and underwent another examination, before the Archbishop, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Treasurer, Lord Buckhurst, the Bishop of London, Justice Young, Dr. Some, and others. The Lord Treasurer introducedhis examination as follows: Treasurer. Why are you in prison, Barrow ? B. I am in prison, my lord, upon the statute made for recusants. T. Why will you not come to church ? B. My whole desire is to come to the church of God. T. I see thou art a fantastical fellow. But why not come to our churches ? B. My lord, the causes are great and many : as, -l. Because all the wicked in the land are received unto the communion.-2. You have a false and an antichristianministry set over your church.-3. You donot worship God aright, but in an idolatrous and a superstitious manner.-And, 4. Your church is not governed by the Testament of Christ, but by the Romish courts and canons. T. Here is matter enough, indeed. I perceive thou takest delight to be an author of this new religion. Chancellor. I never heard such stuff in all my life. London. Is the worship of the church idolatrous ? B. In the Book of Common Prayer, there is little else : as, the saints'. days, eves, fasts, idol-feasts, &e. Loud. Stay there. Is it not lawful to keep a memorial of the saints in the church ? B. Not after this manner. It is idolatry. Lond. How prove you that ? B. By the first commandment. Loud. Why, that is, " Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.'' What of that ? B. The words are, " Thou shalt have no other Gods before myface." We are, therefore, forbidden to give any part of God's worship to any creature. Lond. Why, neither do we. B. Yes, you celebrate a clay, and sanctify an eve, and call them by the names of saints; and thus you make a feast,and devise a warship unto them. T. Why, may we not call the day by their names ? Is not this in our liberty ? B. No, my lord. T. Howdo you prove that ? B. In the beginning of the Bible, it is written, that God himself named all the days, the first, the second, Sze. T. Then we may not call them Sunday, Monday, &c. B. We are otherwise taught to call them, in the word of God, T. Why, thou thyself callest Sunday, the Lord's day. B. And so the Holy Ghost calleth it, in the first of Revelation. Lond. We have nothing in oursaints'-days, but what is taken forth of the scriptures. B. In that, you say true ; for you find no saints'-days in the scriptures. Loud. We find their histories and deeds in the scripture. B. But not their days and festivals. Buckhurst. He is aproud spirit. 1