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“All things written in this booke I humbly and meekly submit to the censure
never be.”-HOOKER, MS. Note on the title leaf of the “ Christian Letter.”
me Cleanroy adfieasons for addressing Archbishop Whitgift. .-03.1-64
MOST REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,
MY VERY GOOD LORD,
THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
PRIMATE AND METROPOLITAN OF ALL ENGLAND.
Most REVEREND IN CHRIST. THE long-continued and more than ordinary favour ? which BookW
hitherto your Grace hath been pleased to shew towards me may justly claim at my hands some thankful acknowledgment thereof. In which consideration, as also for that I embrace willingly the ancient received course and conveniency of that discipline, which teacheth inferior degrees and orders in the Church of God to submit their writings to the same authority, from which their allowable dealings whatsoever in such affairs must receive approbation, I nothing fear but that your
1 (See the Life of Hooker, p. 53.] • hymself. I reserve it in my hands
? The following letter, preserved “ untill I know sume trustye mesby Fulman, ix. 214, furnishes an singer. No man shall see it, God instance of this kind of deference, willinge, thus I commend you to on the part of Hooker, towards Ec “ God, who kepe you in helth to his clesiastical Authorities.
plesure. London the 4th of De“ To my lovinge freind Mr. “cember, 1584. Yo’rs to his power Reynolds of Corpus Christi Col.
“ GEOR. BYSSHOP. lege in Oxford. Salut. in Chro. “ Mr. Hoker wolde neds have it “Your copie was delyver into my goe unto my L. of Cant. Other“ L. of Cant. owne hands the daye wyse I was in mynde for to doe it “after I receyved it of you. Sence “ first, which I wolde I had done, “that tyme it was demanded twyse “ that the world might have judged “at his hands, and deferred, upon “ of it, there wold have bin no "more view, the third tyme I went “ falte funde then, yf it had bin "myself and spake unto his G. his
Yf it be your pleasure, answer was that he could not alow I will dele with Mr. Mills, that he “ it, because of some glawnsinge at may dele further with my L. of matters in this tyme (those were
“ Canterb.” " the very speeches his G. used.) The writer of this letter was a " I requested the copie agayne, and noted bookseller, and is mentioned " it was delyvered me presentlye by by Strype as Warden of the Sta
HOOKER, VOL. II.