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T. WILSON. 175 briefly express myself thus : His majesty'sexpress pleasure is, that the laws of the realm, and the canons of the church, be observed in all places of the kingdom ; and therefore at Otham in Kent : but this book, as I conceive, is contrary to both.- It is contrary to the statute laws.-It is contrary to the eccle- siastical laws.-It is contrary to the scriptures.-It is con- trary to the councils.-It is contrary to divines, ancient and modern. -It is contrary to reason.. 7. In 1633, when the commission was granted for repair- ing St. Paul's, you said, to build sumptuous temples is to justify antichrist. Ans. I deny this altogether. 8. In 1634, you bade the people, in scorn and derision, Its take heed of dealing with high priest's servants. Ans. I deny both the time and the words. 9. At Boxley, June 29, 1632, you said, No man can have a broken heart, who path twosteeples ; meaning two benefices, alleging Acts xx. 20. Ans. I never spake such words. But at the funeral of a grave and learned minister, I entreated theministers present to prepare to give an account of their lives and livings, sheaving the vanity of thosewho plead for pluralities, saying, " That if a man's heart were broken it would not be with the weight of three churches ;" and herein I followed no new opinion, but the general opinion of learned divines, both ancient and modern. 10. You have scandalized the governors and government of the church of England, as persecutors of God's faithful ministers and people. Ans. This is not true, in the whole or in any part. 11. In April, 1633, you delivered a dangerous doctrine, even that if a subject suffer the penalty of the law from the civil magistrate, he is free frorn Ans. I deny the time, and words, and doctrine. I never taught, nor read, nor heard of this doctrine, till I heard this article ; and I abhor it, and disclaim it as dangerous. 12. April 22, 1634, you lectured and expounded, after inhibitionby the vicar-general. Ans. This is not true. I did not preach, excepting on Lord's days and holidays ; neither did I expound. Yet Thad a license to expound, and was not forbidden expound- ing. 1 constantly instruct, by question and answer, in the Mr. Wilson enlarges upon each of these topici with great judgment, but the whole is too long for insertion.