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C

35®'

Nor

could

filch

Books, which were fecretly

dif

perfed

among

the

People,

be

confuted,

unlefs

thole

who

anfwered them could

get

a

Copy,

which

by

this

Means

he

endeavoured to obtain. Had

Mr. N.

made

a

fair

Quotation,

either given the

Words

of

the Author, or

the

Licence

itfelf, this

would

have

appeared

;

the

Reader

°hall

have

them both.

'

This

strype's

whit_' Licence

the Archbifhop

granted upon

this

good

gift,

p.

:66,

'

Contideration,

That

fuch Books being perufed

by

learned Men,

the Adverfaries

Arguments

might

be

'

the better

known,

in

order

to

the Confutation

of

them, and that oftentimes thence

Matter

'

might

be

colledled

of

fundry

things

relating to

'

this

Church

and Realm,

that might

turn to

its

Ufe

'

and

Benefit,

as

may

appear

by

the laid

Licence,

which

ran

in

thefe

Words.

'

Whereas

fundry

'

Books are

from time

to time

fet

forth

in

the Parts

beyond

Seas,

by

fuch

as

are addi&ed

to

the

Errors

of

Popery,

yet,

in

many refpe

&s,

expedient

to

be

had

by

fome

of

the

learned

of

this

Realm

;

contain-

ing

alto

oftentimes

Matter

in

them

againft

the

`

State

of

this

Land,

and

flanderous

unto

it;

and

therefore

no

fit

Books

to

pals

thro'

every

Man's

Hands

freely.

In

Confideration

whereof

I

have

tolerated

Afcanius

de

Renialme,

Merchant

Book-

`

feller, to bring into

this

Realm from

the

Parts

beyond

Seas, force

few

Copies

of

every fuch

fort

of

Books, upon

this

Condition

only,

that

any

of

`

them

be

not

'hewed

or

difperfed

abroad,

but firft

brought to me, or

force other

of

her

Majetty's

Privy

-

Council,

that

fo they may be

delivered,

or

directed to

be

delivered

forth

unto

filch

Perfons

`

ONLY,

as by

us,

or

force

of

us,

°hall

be

thought

`

moll meet

Men, upon good

Confiderations

and

`

Purpofes,

to have the

Reading

and

Perufal

of

them.

Given

at

Lambeth,

&c.

Mr.

Strype

further

ac-

quaints us, that the Archbithop was

fo

careful, that

he

made

ilfcanio

enter into

[lri&

Bonds

to perform

thefe

Conditions.

N's

Hitt.

p.

492.

'

In

another Provincial

Synod,

about Michaelmas,

it

was

agreed,

that

the

Oppref-

`

fions

offered

to others,

and efpecially

to

the

Mi-

'

nillers,

.by

the

Bilhops

and their Officials

in

their

fpirl-