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the masters absence or els no election be made, And yet wee have tryall in other matters.

6. The composition was carefully observed before, if the auncient and worthier were not hindered by the Mr at home or one unfitt preferred. And triall of examples maie prove the universitie therein to deserve rather commendation than blame. And what Mrs maie wring at home, and what theie dare attempt to doe (the university not now hable to overthrowe theire unorderly doinges) we refer it to your wise considerations, and D. BAKER's late example, besides by some statutes he is preciselie interdicted this negative voice in publike affairres.

7. It weare to be wished this carelesnes could be shaken of, and men were otherwise affected: but all that tender the university maie lament the causes.

JUDICANDI POTESTAS.

2. What triall is it to be allowed of a fewe Mrs of Colledges, if his owne Mr put him up at home? let them shewe any one for enimity theise late yeres (wheareof they so complayne) put by by the universitie, but in the negative voyce 6o it is answered at large. But a shewe of a priveledge is graunted, none in deade, and our priveledge taken awaie with dalyance with oure othe.

3. All this auns were we stande to prove in all poyntes false. 4. It was not the first intent of the graunte of Justices of peace to insult upon Mrs of Artes doing theire duty upon foolish private affections: suche enormities as are here heaped up are to be restreyned by that authoritie, but a regent in the regent house to be commanded to the Tolbote for modestlie asking a question, or a disputer for modestlie disputinge, is an harte sore to the whole universitie.

AUCTORITAS INTERPRETANDI.

1. We honor and reverence our Chancellor's authority and wisdome, and would wish all interpretations were referred to his judgement who wandreth not so in affections upon particular And if bothe the houses were in youth and discretion (as it pleaseth you every where to terme them) yet theie were

causes.

wont to appoynte grave and wise delegates to debate and discusse the matter, and then to referr it to their Consideration and confirmation.

Of the judgements in theis interpretations let wise men judge. 2. It is answered before 4o in the Vicechancellor and the inconveniences apparantlie set will not be understode.

3. It is answered in half and to no purpose as conference shall open : fridaie and saterdaie the heade will not graunte, So Batchelers varienges are allowed contrarie to your interpretation. 4. It is not understode: consider the ende thereof at the choise of the heade 3o.

5. This plausible shewe by your misreporting is and hath bene an especiall meanes that oure singuler patrones have conceaved not so well of the whole university: whom have you found of late either in pryvate admonishing or executing the statute incorrigible? It greveth not us to have this statute moste severlie executed but it greveth you that you have no just cause to complayne of the universitie and so in extremitie you flie to this false pretended shifte to bring us in mislikinge. And yet you have no authoritie to make lawes but to interpret the trewe and literal sense of the Lawe.

6. Mr BROWNE was never Taxer but at the faire tyme in the absence of the Taxer, the interpretation was made in the erle of Oxforde his presence.

7. By statute they ought to be regestred in the proctor's bookes.

8. It is apparent.

9. As childish and ridiculouse as it is it cometh from the Doctors. So the pretenses of nominations be false the governaunce of the universitie disturbed, ET SENATUS CANTABRIGIENSIS is at the direction of a fewe Mrs of Colledges, who if they had not sought themselves more than the advauncement of the universitie, they wolde never so indirectly by false information have procured the breaches of our ancient pryveleges nor thus almost in every article slaunderously defaced the regentes and non regentes generally.

The rest unnamed are answered before 4o IN POTESTATE INTER

PRETANDI upon triall whereof it shall be apparente how that newe jurisdiction of the Vicechancellor is commendable and to be allowed of

OPEN SCRUTINIES.

1. Who are so Cockishe let other men judge. That of D. Whitgift we are here to prove to his face.

2. A common shift when no glose is left to deface the universitie but this is true.

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3. They litle knowe of the estate of the universitie that will urge men's voyces upon theire othes to hange of graces graunted in houses.

4. This is sene and knowen true.

5. What D. PEARNE maie remember we know not, but in our tyme we know not suche differinge of lectures and affirme there was more importunate sute this last yere then any tyme we can call to mynde.

THE SENIOR NON REGENT JOINED WITH THE SCRUTATOR.
Yt is all true and of some importance.

THE EXECUTION AND DILIGENT OBSERVANCE OF THE OLD STATUTES

ETC.

The reasonable execution of the old statutes, and the changing of the commencement, and greife of our pryvate comodities abridged by taking awaie dispensation, with other objections concernyng imperfections and contrarieties though they be not but in wordes onlie of them touched, yet we cannot replie for wante of tyme beseching your graces and honors all to accept of this and judge thereof as not so fully aunswered as we might with leisure but as well as we could in such hast.

ARTICLES EXHIBITED BY THE MASTERS OF COLLEGES AGAINST Mr BEACON, PURESYE, NICHOLLS, BROWNE AND OTHERS.

1. Imprimis the peace and studie of the whole universitie is at this time by their means disquieted the inferior lightlie regarding their duties nowe at home thoroughe the expectation of some innovation which they have promised.

2. Her Majties statutes by them have been openlie spoken against, first by Mr BROWNE and that bitterly in Mr of Bennet College his Chamber when the Vicechancellor and most of the Heades then at Home and divers straungers were their present to the great offence of all Hearers and afterwards by Mr BEACON in an oration which he verie seditiously madd in the Regent House at Thelection of the Vicechancellor to the diffaming of the Queen's Maties Statutes and to the great discrediting of the Heades of Colleges using such insolence against them as the like have not been harde, Through whose audasitie the inferior sorte have been sithence the more encouraged and emboldened boeth to speak and to sett themselves against their seniors and Heades, in so much that shortlie after one Mr FLETCHER a busie regent of the Proctor's faction bouldined by his exsample, was not ashamed to abuse the L. Gouche in the regent house sayinge that if he were served according to his deserte he should have his Hood plucked over his Ears.

3. They have sought to overthrow her Majties statutes, through the shew of a multitude of handes which they have by synistre meanes procured, persuading some thereunto by sayinge that there was all the Heades on their sides saving fower, and telling other some that they hadd divers of the Counsel on their sides, who would either stand or fall in this their attempt with them.

Means also

used for

subscription.

1. And if thowe bee a good fellowe

2. We shall give the Tyraunts an overthrow

3. We shall convey the sworde into our owne

handes and make them stoupe awhile

4. Thou shalt never take degree more in the

universitie

4. They have so bewitched the Subscribers to their supplication by assuring them of alteration that they have procured a great sorte of them to be contrybutors towardes the maintenance of their charges in their attempt, which being joyned with their other practises doth argue a pettie rebellion.

5. Mr PURES ESIE one of the Proctors was not afraid to speak in a place heir in London that if they did not prevaile against the Heades at this time they would not so leave and give over but 'would find some other opportunity to obteyne their purpose, whereof if they should retourne without hope of redresse it .would turne to a further inconvenience than wee are aware of, which speech in owre opinion was very seditiouse.

6. In the Bill of their complainte theye are not ashamed to use this terme, The grevances of the Bodye of the universitie, whereas in verie dede very fewe of their bodie be made privye to these Articles in procuringe handes to their supplication, to some they did but shew two of these Articles, unto others not above fower at the most, as we are creditably enformed, and some they make believe that they did not mean any thing else but the disannullinge of the sale of Privelege within five miles as they terme it, whereas in dede they purposed to overthrowe all the Queen's Statutes, by their allurement of the multitude unto them.

7. To shew their stomackes against their Heades and Rulers and how lightlie theye esteeme of them they are not ashamed as well in their articles as also in other places to use most opprobrious terms against them, charged them with .... perjury, oppression and insolencie, and using this terme viz. in dispeight of the vicechancellor, which we take to be most grevouse injuries and hope for redresse of the same at your Honnor's hands, besides their general offences they have particularly slaundered Mr Dr WHITEGIFTE, Dr CHADERTON and others as apperithe in their Articles.

8. The Vicechancellor and Maior meeting at St. Marie's Church accompanyed with divers of the Heades and with divers Aldermen and Bailiffs who were assembled to make certain proclamations for the maintenance of good order within the towne of Cambridge and to walk thorrowgh the streates as their manner

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