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accidisse putat, quo nostra regio in hac religionis vastitate et scismate miserius non fuerit afflicta. Non est opus recensere in hoc loco eversa monasteria, spoliata templa, strages sacerdotum, cedes nobilium, motus et tumultus populi, totius regni egestatem, quæ etsi aliunde accidere possunt, tamen cum tam gravia sint, ut opprimant, ultionis et vindictæ, quam probandi causa in malos et nocentes infligi putamus. Sed sunt ista fortunæ ludibria, graviora sumus passi religionis et conscientiæ detrimenta, pietas in Deos omnis evanuerat, virginalis sacerdotum professio ad libidinem soluta est, animus quasi consopitus jacebat, quem nullæ ceremoniæ excitabant, ipsa mens opinionum varietate ita distracta, ita sibi ipsi dissentiens, ut infinitis erroribus implicaretur. In hiis erant duo præcipuè fontes ex quorum rivulis et hausisse Academiam paulo liberalius, et illa potione ferinè inebriatam confitemur, Prior ortum habebat ex illa nostri violenta divulsione a Catholicæ ecclesiæ unitate, re non dissimili illius pugnæ, quam olim Menemius Agrippa in intestina civium discordia, de corpore humano memoravit. Posterior ex immensa palude et cæno Wicleviano emanavit, quem celebris apud nos imo miserabilis de sacramentis altaris patefecit. DE CUCS REI veritate plerique suo sensu abundantes, pro arbitrio quisque suo statuebat, nos philosophos, nec illos quidem optimos, imitati ex Epicureorum schola ad scripturæ lumen aliquid attulimus, Quod enim Christus omnino precise et sine exceptione de vera et perpetua sui corporis præsentia affirmarat (in cujus verbi veritate fundamentum fidei nostræ collocatur) id nos ita sumus interpretati, ut mancam, et alienam Christi vocem judicaremus, nisi illa Epicuri propria particula quasi adderetur, et quod Christiani corpus et sanguinem id nos quasi corpus et sanguinem diceremus. SED NON Est istius temporis preterita nimium meminisse quæ utinam æterna oblivione obrui possent, neque ulla tantæ labis memoria ad posteros nostros propagetur, tamen fuerunt attingenda generatim quidem, quod erranti confessio salutaris sit, membratim vero quod Academia hiis vulneribus a Censoria potestate confecta a Censoria medicina ad salutem reduci postulat. Ipsa vero pro se et suis spondet, omnes in authoritate vestra futuros, quos assiduis concionibus adeo ad penitentiam edocuit, ut et eos ad sanam religionem fidissime transiisse, et in eadem diligenti presentis vitæ usu superioris ætatis damna sarcituros putetis. Nam qui primi in hoc cursu sunt acerrime contendunt in eo quod tam voluntarie susceperunt, et qui pigrius egressi, quasi pomeridianis horis ad hoc certamen accesserunt, ea certe præbent jam immutatæ voluntatis indicia, ut quomodo temere et juveniliter a sana religione defecerunt, ita non nisi mature et cum judicio ab heresi descivisse videantur. Universis vero simul restituta et desiderata religio magis placere videtur quam si assidue percepta, neque ad tempus obscurata fuisset. QUAPROPTER ACADEMIA supplex et prostrata primum a Deo immortali pacem et veniam petit precaturque ab eo, ut hodiernum diem ad suorum salutem conservandam, et rempublicam hanc constituendam illuxisse patiatur. Deinde pro se, pro suis, pro universis, pro singulis, hanc petitionem ad celsitudines vestras affert, ut superiorum temporum offensas ex errore et inscitia profectas presenti hominum industriæ condonetis. De reliquis vero pro summa prudentia vestra et singulari in nos amore eam sententiam feratis, ut suorum causas vel justitia vestra bonas inveniat, vel clementia bonas esse faciat. In utrisque par erit beneficium, sive Academiam pro causarum equitate judicaveritis, sive pro amoris vestri abundantia innocentem eam esse volueritis, Nos pro referenda gratia summam in sacris modestiam, assiduam in literis operam, perpetuum veræ religionis amorem, sempiternam vestri beneficii memoriam repromittimus *.

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* This speech was addressed to the Visitors on January 11th, 1556, in the gate-house of Trinity College. The Bishop of Chester answered it in a few sentences. It has been printed by Fox.-Ed,

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THE FOLLOWING AF The Names OF THE CHIEF ACTORS IN QUEEN

Mary's Visitation. THOSE PRINTED IN
WERE THE VISITORS.

SMALL

CAPITALS

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Atkynson Ric. D.D . . . Late Provost of King's College. He was

one of the deputation sent by the senate to Oxford in 1554 to dispute against

Cranmer and Ridley. Bacon Thom. B.D. Master of Gonville Hall, was succeeded by

Dr. Caius who converted the Hall into

Caius College. Brassey Robert .... Provost of King's College at the time of

the Visitation. He protested against the jurisdiction of the Visitors over King's College. Fox says, “He was a worthy old man both for his wisdom and hoar

hairs." Bullocke G. D.D. .... Master of St. John's, ejected 1559. Bykardycke Mt: ... One of the Commissioners " for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc." Carr Rich. LL.D. ... Master of Magdalene. Chapman Mr.

One of the Commissioners " for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” CHRISTOPHERSON J. B.D. Master of Trinity, and Bishop of Chichester.

In 1558 he was ejected from his Master

ship and Bishoprick. One of the Visitors. COLE HEN. D.D. .... Provost of Eton. One of the Visitors. Cosins Edw. D.D..... Master of Catherine Hall. Dyer Sir James

One of the Commissioners “ for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” Evered Mr.

One of the Commissioners “for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” Francke Mr.

One of the Commissioners “ for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” Fuller J. LL.D.

Master of Jesus. A member of All Souls

Oxford. Gardiner Steph. LL.D. . Master of Trinity Hall, Chancellor of the

University, and Bishop of Winchester. Gaskyn Mr.

One of the Commissioners "for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc,”

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Junior Proctor. Harvey H. LL.D..... One of the Commissioners “ for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” Leeds Edw. LL.D. In 1562 Master of Clare Hall. Madew J. D.D.

Late Master of Clare Hall from which situ

ation he was ejected in 1553 and died in

1556. Maptyd Lawr. B.D. Master of Corp. Christ. on the cession of

Matthew Parker in 1553. Mere John ..

An esquire Bedel, writer of the following

journal, died in 1558. Mowse W...

Late Master of Trinity Hall ejected in

1553. ORMANET NICHOLAS An Italian Priest, the Pope's Datary. His

name does not occur in this journal; he is invariably termed THE DATARY. He

was one of the Visitors. Peacock Thom. B.D. .. President of Queen's College ejected 1559. Perne Andr. D.D. .. Master of Peterhouse, Vicechancellor during the Visitation. Fox says,

He was a man meetest for the purpose” [the exhumation and burning of Bucer's bones] “ both for the office he bare, and also by the testimony of Christopherson he was deemed to be the most Catholicke of all others.” He however conformed to the Protestant creed on Elizabeth's accession

and retained his Mastership.

High Steward of the University. Pierpoint Edw. B.D. Late Master of Jesus ejected in 1553. Died

1556. Pole Reginald . . ... Cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury, and

Chancellor of the University. Robinson

Senior Proctor. Rust Mr. .

One of the Commissioners “ for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc." Scot CUTHBERT B.D. Master of Christ's College. He was one of

the deputation sent by the Senate to Oxford to dispute against Cranmer and Ridley. Bishop of Chester, and one of the Visitors.

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Sedgewicke J. D.D. . . . Regius Professor of Divinity, in which office

he succeeded Bucer. He was one of the deputation sent by the Senate to dispute against Cranmer and Ridley, and also one of the Commissioners “for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.' Stokes J.....

Public Orator and Fellow of King's College. Swynbourne Roland . . . Master of Clare Hall. Having been ejected

from his Mastership in 1549 he was re

stored in 1553 and finally ejected in 1558. Taylor W. D.D. . . Chaplain to Scot Bishop of Chester, whom

he succeeded as Master of Christ's College *, and was ejected from his Master

ship in 1559. Thurlbye D.D.

Bishop of Ely. Deprived of his Bishoprick

in 1559. Walker

One of the Commissioners “ for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” WATSON THOMAS D.D. . Late Master of St. John's, Bishop of Lincoln.

Deprived of his Bishoprick 1559. One of

the Visitors. Yale

One of the Commissioners “ for religion, the

detection of heretical books, etc.” Young J. D.D.

. . Master of Pembroke College ejected from

his Mastership in 1559. He was Vicechancellor in 1554 and one of the deputation sent by the Senate to Oxford to dispute against Cranmer and Ridley.

See an account of his appointment and admission to the Mastership,

p. 188.

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