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GREENWOOD. 41 of these publications, in which they expressed themselves with considerable freedom against the bishops, and the established church. Therefore, March 21, 1592, they, together with Mr. Saxio Bellot, gent., Daniel Studley, girdler, and Robert Bowie, fishmonger, were indicted at the Old Bailey, upon the statute of 23 Eliz. " For writing and publishing sundry seditious books and pamphlets, tending to the slanderof the queen and government;" when, in fact, they had -written and published only against the church. Upon their trial, they behaved with great con- stancy and resolution, shewing no token of recognition, nor prayer for mercy. They protested their inviolable loyalty to the queen, and obedience to her government : that they never wrote, nor so much as ever intended to write, any thing against her highness, but only against the bishops and the established church ; Which was, indeed, sufficiently manifest. The jury, however, savouring too much of the spirit of their judges, brought them all in guilty.. Bellot, with tears, desired a conference, and confessed with sorrow what he had done; and Studley and Bowle being looked upon as accessaries only, though they continued firm, declaring their unshaken loyalty to the queen, and refusing to ask for mercy, were reprieved, and sent back,th prison. Studley, after four years' imprisonment, was banished from the country, and Bellot and Bowie, not long after, died in Newgate.+ In the Mean time, Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Barrowwere reserved for public examples.# Accordingly, sentence of deathwas passed upon them March 23d, when several divines were appointed to persuade them to recant, But remaining steadfast, they were carried, on the last of. March, in a cart to Tyburn, and for some time exposed Strype's Whitgift, p. 414, 415. + MS. Remarks on Hist. p.454. t About this time, Mr. Barrow presented a petition to the Attorney,. General Egerton, in which, after humbly requesting the favour of an- impartial conference, in behalf of himself and his brethren then confine4 in prison, he thus addressed him .-" I protest to your worship, in the " sight of God, at whose judgment I look hourly to stand, that I? 'hold not any thing out of singularity, or pride of spirit; but am certainly persuaded by the grounds of God's word, the profession and practice of tliereformed churches, and learned men of other countries. I, for " my own part, avow unto your worship, that, through God's grace, " I will utterly forsake any error I shall be proved to hold, and will " humbly submit in all matters proved by the word of God.-By this charitable act, your worship may put an end to the present controversies, "reduce all whereinwe err, and appease many christian souls.-Signed " your worship's humble suppliant, HENRI' BARROW." Strype's Annals, vol. iv. p. 171.