Hay any worke for Cooper: or a briefe pistle directed by waye of an hablication to the reverende byshopps [in reply to An admonition to the people of England]. Penned by Martin the metropolitane. With an intr. and notes [by J. Petheram]. (Puritan discipline tracts).

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1845
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Page 5 - Hay any worke for Cooper: Or a briefe Pistle directed by waye of an hublication to the reverende Byshopps, counselling them, if they will needs be barrelled up...
Page 5 - Reue' rend TC, (by which misticall letters is vnder' stood eyther the bounsing Parson of Eastmeane, ' or Tom Coakes his Chaplaine,) to bee an vnskil' full and a beceytfull tubtrimmer. — Wherein worthy ' Martin quits himselfe like a man I warrant you, ' in the modest defence of his selfe and his learned ' Pistles, and makes the Coopers hoopes to flye off, ' and the Bishops Tubs to leake out of all crye. ' Penned and compiled by Martin the Metropoli' tane. Printed in Europe, not farre from some of...
Page 34 - Atheism and loos[e]nes and so cal for Gods vengance vppon vs all / euen vnder the coulor of relligion. I affirm them to be the greatest enemies that now our state hath /for if it were not for them / the trueth should haue more free passage herein / then now it hath. All...
Page 33 - Antichristian dealing to be hidden. The most part of men could not be gotten to read any thing / written in the defence of the on[e] and against the other. I bethought mee therefore! of a way whereby men might be drawne to do both...
Page 33 - I bethought me therefore, of a way whereby men might be drawn to do both, perceiving the humors of men in these times (especially of those that are in any place) to be given to mirth. I took that course* I might lawfully do it, aye for jesting is lawful by circumstances even in the greatest matters.
Page 65 - Concerning Walde-graue / its no matter how you deal with him/heez a foolish fellow /to suffer you to spoyle his presse and letters: an a had bin my worships printer /ide a kept him from your douches. And yet it is pitie to belye the diuell : and therefore you shall not belye / him and goe scotfree. As for the presse that Walde-graue solde / he did it by order /vz. He solde it to an allowed printer/ 1. C. one of his owne companie/with the knowledge of his Warden / Henry Denham/&c. And cal you this...
Page 80 - Thy brute-beasts' worth by their dams' qualities? Sayst thou thy colt shall prove a swift-paced steed, Only because a jennet did him breed? Or, sayst thou this same horse shall win the prize, Because his dam was swiftest...
Page 67 - Antichristian prelats / when will you make an ende of defending your tyrannie /by the blood and rapine of her maiesties subiectes ? You haue bin the consumers of the fruits of Walde-graues labors : for haue you not sent him so often to prison /that it seemed you made a common occupation thereof ? For assoon as any book is printed in the defence of Christs holy discipline /or for ye detecting of your Antichristian dealings /but your rauening purciuantes flye citie and countrie to seekefor Walde-graue/...
Page 34 - I vsed as a couert, wherin I would bring the truth into light. The Lord being the authour both of mirth and grauitie, is it not lawfull in it selfe for the trueth to vse eyther of these wayes, when the circumstances do make it lawful ? My purpose was and is to do good.
Page 42 - E priuy, or hath bin priuie vnto my writings against you, I vsed the aduise of non therein. You haue and do suspect diuers, as master Paggett, master Wiggington, master Udall, and master Penri, &c. to make Martin. If they cannot cleare their selues their sillinesse is pitifull, and they are worthy to beare Martins punishment.

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