an admonition to the people of england against martin mar prelate

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Cyprian saith, " Non qui audit, sed qui facit conuitium, miser est." Not he that is railed at, but he that raileth, is the wretched man. The wicked lewes, when they could not otherwise answere Christ, called him Samaritan, and saide he had a deuill, and shortly after tooke vp stones, and cast at him. So the Anabaptists, within our memory, after slaun- derous and opprobrious calumniations against the godly preachers and magistrates then liuing, fell to blowes and open violence. The Libeller in this booke hath performed the one, and threatned the other. This haue I laid downe word by worde, as I receilied the same from my Lorde of London: who desireth to haue the matter heard by indifferent ludges, and will shew the Suggestions to be very vntrue. And as to Martins lewd exclamation against the B. of London cocerning the cloth thought to be stollen fro the Dyars, this is the truth of the case : that vpon notice giue to the said B. that such like cloth was wayued within his Manor of Fulham, and left in a ditch there, and no owner knowen, hee presently hoping to take them that brought it thither, or at the least to saue the same from purloyning or miscarying, appoynted the same to be watched diuers nights : and in the end hearing neyther of the owners, nor of the that so waiued it, willed the same to bee brought to his house in Fulham, and there to be kept for him or them which by law ought to haue it, were it in respect of the first property, or of the alteratio therof by means of the liberties. Whereupon, a good space after, the Dyars indeed came to the Bishop, and claimed the cloth, and sought by earnest means to haue it again, without making any proofe, that the cloth was theirs, or that the same cloth was it, for which the theeues were executed, or that fresh sute was made af...
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