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42 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. under the gallows before the people, to see whether the terrors of deathwould not frighten them. They, neverthe- less, continued firm even in the immediate prospect of death, and were brought back to Newgate. April 6, 1593, they were carried to Tyburn a second time, and there executed.. At the place of execution, they gave such testimonies of their unfeigned piety towards God, and loyalty to the queen, praying so earnestly for her long and prosperous reign, that when Dr. Rainolds, who attended them, reported their behaviour to her majesty, she repented of having con- sented to their death.+ The doctor signified to her majesty, that he was persuaded, if they had lived, they would have been two as worthy instruments for the church of God, as any that had been raised up in that age." The queen, afterwards riding by the place of their execution, called to mind their suffering death, and, desirous to obtain some further information concerning them, demanded of the Earl of Cumberland, who was present at their death, what kind of end they made. He answered, 44 A very godly end, and prayed for yonr majesty, state, &c." Also, Mr. Philips, a most worthy,and famous preacher, having conferred with Mr. Barrow, and beheld his holy preparation for death, said, 4 Barrow, Barrow, my soul be with thine."t And'we learn from the famous Mr. Thigh Broughton, who lived in these tithes, 44 that though Barrow and Greenwood were condemned for disturbance of the state ; this would have been pardoned, and their lilies spared, if they would have promised to come to church."§ Thus they suffered for their nonconformity ! Their trial for offences against the state, when tkey had written against the bishops and the church only, was undoubtedly the artful contrivance of ArchbishopWhitgift ; who, by so doing, cast the odium of their death from himself upon the civil magistrate. Indeed, this charge is fairly brought against him by one of the sufferers. Mr. Barrow, having suffered confinement in close prison several years, exposed to all the severities of cold, nakedness, and famine, at length presented a supplication to the queen, earnestly desiring to be delivered from their present mise- ries, though it were by death. The paper was, however, intercepted by the archbishop, who endeavoured to prevent. Heylin's Hist. of Preshy. p. 324, 325. + Nears Hist. of Puritans, vol. i. p. 884. 4to. Edit. Peirce's Vindication, part i. p. 147. Broughton's Works, vol. ii. p. 731. Edit. 1662.