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CAMBRIDGE

UNIVERSITY TRANSACTIONS

DURING THE

PURITAN CONTROVERSIES

OF THE

16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES.

COLLECTED BY

JAMES HEYWOOD, M.P. F.R.S. F.S.A.

OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE;

AND

THOMAS WRIGHT, M.A. F.S.A. Hon. M.R.S.L.

CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1854.

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CONTENTS

PAGE

1590. The University to Lord Burghley, on behalf of the Uni-

versity press, against the claims of the London booksellers, 1

Dr. Whitaker to Lord Burghley, against a visitation of the

University, as being more likely to root out those who speak

against disorders than to remove the disorders themselves. 3

The vice-chancellor to Lord Burghley, stating various disorders

which had arisen in the University ; giving a full account

of the disputes in the case of Mr. Johnson, and of the com-

bination which had been formed to resist all graces in the

schools, mentioning the extraordinary license of certain ser-

mons; and referring the cause of all these difficulties to

Mr. Johnson .

The University to Lord Burghley, complaining of the towns-

people, and forwarding to him a brief respecting the licensing

and ordering of victuallers in the town and precincts of Cam-

bridge, to prove that the bond for the due observance of the

orders about meat in Lent was to be entered into before the

vice-chancellor of the University, and not before the mayor. 8

The Privy-Council to the vice-chancellor, requiring him to see

that the orders for the killing and eating of flesh in Lent

be duly observed . . . . . . . . . 11

Dr. Whitaker to Lord Burghley, denying that he had for-

bidden, as had been reported of him, that an oration should

be delivered in St. John's College in praise of her Majesty's

government . . . . . . . . . 12

The University to Lord Burghley, exonerating Dr. Whitaker

and the fellows of St. John's . . . . . . 13

Testimonial from the fellows of St. John's, declaring that there

is no presbytery in their college . . . . . . 14
Dr. Whitaker to Lord Burghley, requesting his lordship to

examine the charges which had been made against him . 15
R. Clerk and J. Powell to Lord Burghley, stating certain

disputes which had arisen in Christ's College, and com-

man's answers . - - - - - - - . 22

The vice-chancellor to Lord Burghley, informing him that

Mr. Hickman had been restored to his fellowship - . 24

The heads to Lord Burghley, on behalf of the University printer,

who was accused by the London printers of having unlaw-

fully printed certain copies of the Bible and New Testament 25

From the same to the same, on the same subject - - . 27

From the same to the same, begging him to check the spread

of papistical doctrines, and praying that he will always up-

hold the true religion of the Gospel . - - - . 30

The heads to the Privy Council, requesting them to enforce

their order against stage-plays and games within the juris-

diction of the University (1592) - - - - . 33

The Privy Council to the vice-chancellor, enjoining the vice-

chancellor, the mayor of Cambridge, and the justices of the

peace, to forbid and put down all stage-plays, interludes,

and gatherings of the people, except the necessary fairs and

markets, as being injurious to the interest and health of the

students . - - - - - - - - . 35

A warrant issued by the vice-chancellor and two justices of the

peace to the constables of Chesterton, ordering them to pro-

hibit all assemblies collected for the purpose of seeing plays,

interludes, or tragedies; to forbid all persons to allow their

rooms, houses, or yards, to be used for such purposes; and

to arrest all who should endeavour to exhibit these shows

contrary to the prohibition . - - - - - . 37

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