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Tie Prerogative of Parliaments in England, proved in a Dialogue between a

Counsellor of State, and a Justice of Peace. Written by the worthy knight,

Sir Walter Raleigh. Dedicated to the King's Majesty, and to the house of

parliament now assembled. Preserved to be now happily, in these distracted

times, published, and printed, 1640. Quarto, containing seventy-four

pages. . .... 304

The Accusation and Impeachment of John Lord Finch, borou of Fordwich,

lord keeper of the Great Seal of England, by the House of Commons.

Printed anno domini 1640. Quarto, containing twelve pages . 347

The Lord Digby's Speech in the House of Commons, to the bill for triennial

parliaments, Jan. ly, 1640. Quarto, containing sixteen pages . 350

A Brief Discourse concerning the Power of the Peers and Commons in Par-

liament, in point of Judicature. Written by a learned antiquary, at the

request of a peer of this realm. Printed in the year 1040. Quarto, con-

taining twelve pages ....... 355

Antient Customs of England, 1641. Qnarto, containing sixteen pages . 359

The Copy of an Order agreed upon in the House of Commons, upon Friday,

the eighteenth of June, wherein every man is rated according to his estate,

for the king's use, l641. Folio, one page . .371

The Curates Conference: Or, a Discourse betwixt two Scholars, both of them

relating their hard condition, and consulting which way to mend it, 1641.

Quarto, containing thirteen pages. .... 373

A Description of the famous Kingdom of Macaria; shewing its excellent

government, wherein the inhabitants live in great prosperity, health, and

happiness; the king obeyed, the nobles honoured, and all good men respec-

ted; vice punished, and virtue rewarded: An example to other nations: In

a dialogue between a scholar and a traveller, 1641. Quarto, containing

fifteen pages . ...... 380

News from Hell, Rome, and the Inns of Court, wherein is set forth the copy

of a letter written from the Devil to the Pope. The true copy of the peti-

tion delivered to the kiug at York. The copy of certain articles of agree-

ment between the Devil, the Pope, and divers others. The description of

a feast, sent from the Devil to the Pope, together with a short advertise-

ment to the high court of parliament, with sundry other particulars. Pub-

lished for the future peace and tranquillity of the inhabitants of Great

Britain, by J. M. Printed in the year of grace and reformation, lull.

Quarto, containing twenty-two pages .... 387

The Forerunner of Revenge: being two Petitions, the one to the King's most

excellent Majesty, the other to the most honourable Houses of Parliament.

Wherein are expressed divers actions of the late Earl of Buckingham, espe-

cially concerning the death of King James, and the Marquis of Hamilton,

supposed by poison. Also may be observed, the inconveniences befalling a

state, where the noble disposition of the prince is misled by a favourite. By

George Eglisham, Doctor of Physick, and one of the physicians to King

James, of happy memory, for his Majesty's person, above ten years space.

Quarto, containing twenty-three pages. Printed at London, in the year

1641 . . . . . . 403

The Spiritual Courts epitomised, in a dialogue betwixt two proctors, Busy-
body and Scrape-all, and their discourse of the want of their former employ-
ment. London, printed in 1641. Quarto, containing six pages,-with a
wooden cut in the title-page, representing the bishop's court in great con-
fusion . . , 41<l

Vox Borealis: Or, the Northerne Discoverie: by way of dialogue, between

Jamie and Willie. Amidst the Babylonians. Printed by Margery Mar-

Prelat, in Thwackcoat-lane, at the Signe of the Crab,tree Cudgell, without

any priviledge of the eater-caps, the yeare coming on, 164I. Quarto, con-

taining twenty-eight pages ..... 423

The Atheistical Politician; or a brief Discourse concerning Nicholas Machia-

veU. . . . .441

A Description of the Sect called the Family of Love: with their common

place of residence. Being discovered by one Mrs. Susanna Snow, of Pir-

ford, near Cuertjey, in the county of Surrey, who was vainly led away for a


time, through their base allurements, and at length fell mad, till, by a great

miracle shewn from God, she was delivered.

O Israel, trutt in the Lord,for in the Lord there is mercy, and aith

him is plenteous redemption. Psal. exxx.

London, printed, 1641. Quarto, containing six pages . . 446

Rome for Canterbury: Or, a true Relation of the Birth and Life of William

Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. Together with the whole manner of his

proceeding, both in the Star-chamber, High-commission Court, and in his

own house; and some observations of him in the Tower. Dedicated to all

the Arminian tribe, or Canterburian faction, in the year of grace, 1641.

VVhereunto is annexed a postscript in verse. Printed in the year 1641.

Quarto, containing eight pages. .... 450

Sir Thomas Roe's Speech in Parliament; wherein he shewctb the cause of

the decay of coin and trade in this land, especially of merchants trade. And

also propoundeth a way to the house, how they may be increased. Printed

in the year 1641. Quarto, containing twelve pages . . . 456

A true Description, or rather a Parallel between Cardinal Wolsey, Arch-

bishop of York, and William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. Printed in

the year 1641. Quarto, containing eight pages . 4O2

The Bill of Attainder that passed against Thomas, Earl of Strafford. Printed

far J. A. 1641. Quarto, containing six pages . .466

The Accusation and Impeachment of William Laud, Archbishop of Canter-

bury, by the House of Commons, in maintenance of the accusations where-

by he standeth charged with high-treason. Printed anno dom. 1041.

Qnarto, containing eight pages ..... 468

Leicester's Commonwealth fully epitomised; conceived, spoken, and publish-

ed, with most earnest protestation of all dutiful good-will and affection

towards this realm, for whose good only it is made common to many. Con-

tracted in a most brief, exact, and compendious way, with the full sense,

and whole meaning of the former book, every fragment of sense being inter-

posed. With a pleasant description of the first original of the controversies

betwixt the two houses of York and Lancaster. Quarto, containing sixteen

pages . . . . . . 470

An honourable Speech made in the Parliament of Scotland, by the Earl of

Argyle, (being now competitor with Earl Morton for the chancellorship)

the thirtieth of September, 1641, touching the prevention of national dis-

sension, and, perpetuating the happy peace and union betwixt the two king-

doms, by the frequent holding of parliaments. London, printed by A. N.

for J. M. at the George in Fleet-street, anno 1641. Quarto, containing six

pages . . . . . .480

The Earl of Strafford characterised, in a Letter sent to a Friend in the

country. Printed in 1641. Octavo, containing eight pages . , 433

A Discourse, shewing in what State the three Kingdoms are in at this pre-

sent. Printed m the year 1641. Quarto, containing eight pages . 4s3

The Negotiations of Thomas Wolsey, the great Cardinal of England, contain-

ing his life and death, viz. I. The original of his promotion. II. The

continuance in his magnificence. IIL His fall, death, and burial. Com-

posed by Mr. Cavendish, one of his own servants, being his gentleman-

usher. London, printed by William Sheers, 1641. Quarto, containing

one hundred twenty,six pages ... . . 48S

The Orders, Proceedings, Punishments, and Privileges of the Commons

House of Parliament in England. Printed anno dom. 1641. Quarto,

containing thirty pages. . . ... . 559






Manifestly proving,

Against the Surmises and Objections made to the Contrary,

By Robert Bellanmne and Casar Barenius, Cardinals: Florimondus Ramondus, N. D. and other Popish Writers,

Impudently denying the same.


London, printed by John Haviland, for William Garret; and are to be sold at hi* (bop in Paul's Church-yard, at the sign of the Bull's Mead. 162s. Quarto, containing one hundred and forty pages.

To the most Reverend Father in God, Tobias, my Lord Archbishop of York's Grace, Primate and Metropolitan of England.

IT is lamentable to consider how many stars are fallen of late from heaven, how many goddesses on earth have departed from the faith, and given heed unto the spirit of errors and doctrines of slanderers, to wit, the Papists; yet, methinks, it is no matter of wonderment, because we read, that, '' If men receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved, God, in his justice, will give them strong delusions to

1 This is the ljlst number of the Catalogue of Pamphlets in the Harlelaa Lihrary.
*]. S Theu. ii. 10, It.

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believe lyes, that they may be damned': for few or none of these late apostates, for aDy thing I can learn, were ever in love with the truth. Among us they were, but they were not of us, as now appears by their departing from us; for, if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; doubtless, they would never have fallen to popery. For, though popery be managed after the most politick manner, yet, in itself, it is a gross religion; and the perfecters thereof as shameless men in avowing manifest untruths, and denying known truths, as ever set pen to paper; all which it is as easy to prove, as to object against them. But my purpose, at this time, is, to lay open their shame in denying known truths; which, though it may be shewed by divers particulars, as, namely, by ' Parsons's and'Bishop's denying that they call their Pope their Lord God; by * Bellarmine's denying that any Jesuit had any hand in the powder-treason; by their 'general denying that Pope Honorius the First was an heretick, and by such like; yet most apparently their impudency appears in denying the report of Pope Joan, which is proved by a cloud of witnesses, in this discourse (which I make bold to present unto your Grace) for they are driven to feign, to forge, to cog, to play the tools, and, in plain English, to lye all manner of lyes for the covering of their shame in this. Onuphrius, Harding, Saunders, Cope, Genebrard, Bellarminc, Bcrnartius, Florimondus, Papyrius Masso, Baronius, Parsons, and divers others, who have joined hand in hand, with purpose to carry this cause away by a strong hand, are so intanglcd in it, that it is with them, as with birds in the-lime-twigs, which stick the faster in, by how much they flutter the more to get out. Which if your Grace, upon perusing at your best leisure, shall find true, my humble desire is, that you will give me leave to publish it under your Grace's name; partly, that, by it, the simpler sort (for I write not for the learned) may have a taste, by this, of the honesty, or rather dishonesty, of Papists, in handling of points in controversy; and, partly, that it may be a testimony of that reverent respect, which I acknowledge due to such church-governors, as your Grace is, who give atendance unto reading, which the 'apostle willed Timothy to do, and, after the example of the ancient bishops, preach often, drawing on others, not by words only, but by example also, to performance of like exercises. Hereafter, if it please God, that health and means of books servo, I shall light on some more profitable argument. In the mean while, I pray God strengthen your Grace's hands to the finishing of the Lord's work, in the province wherein you sit, as one of the seven angels in the seven churches mentioned in the Revelation; that, by your Grace's means, the epha, wherein popish wickedness sitteth, may be lifted up between the earth and the heaven, and carried out of the north into the land of Sinar, and set there upon his own place.

Your Grace's at Commandment,

Alexander Cooke.

1 KT. P. Tn his W.irnword to Sir Francis Hastings's Watehword, Encounter I. cup. 2.

t In his Reproof of Dr. Abbot's Defence ot' Mr. Perkins's Preface to In© Reader, p. 10.

3 Apolucia ad Jib. Jacob Mng BiiUti. Regis, cap. XT. p. COB.

4 lii Harm. I'ajcn. Pignuts, &c. i) 1 Tim, iv. 13.

To the Popish, or Catholich Reader.

PAPIST, or Catholick, chuse whether name thou hast a mind to (fur, though I know, that, of late years, thou art proud of both, even of the name 'papist, as well as of the name'catholick, yet I envy thee neither; only I would have thee remember, that that firebrand of hell, Hildebrand, commonly called Gregory the Seventh, 'was the first man who challenged it, as his sole right, to be called Papa, that is Pope, whence thou art called papist; and that divers are of opinion, as 'Hugo de Victore noteth, that, in some sense, the devil might be called a catholick.) I offer unto thee here a discourse touching Pope Joan, (if thou darestread it, for fear of falling into thy Pone's curse) whose popedom I will make good unto thee, not by the testimonies of Pantaleon, and Functius, and Sleidan, and Illyricus, and Constantius Phrygio, and John Bale, and Robert Barnes, because thou 'hast condemned their persons, and their books too, to hell; but by the testimonies of thy brethren, the sons of thy own mother, because as "one saith, firmwn est gains probationis, quod etiam ab adversario swnitur, ut Veritas etiam ab iiiimicis veritatis probetur: 'That is a strong proof, which is wrung out of the adversary, when the enemies of truth are driven to bear witness unto the truth.' And, as 'another, Amid contra amicurn, Sr inimici pro inhnico, invincible testimonium est: which sounds, as I conceive it, thus: 'The testimony of a papist aganist a papist, and the testimony of a papist for a protestant, is without exception.' The reason why I have framed it in way of dialogue, was, that I might meet more fully with all the cavils, which thy proctors use in pleading of this case; and that it might be better understood of common readers, who are sooner gulled with continued discourses. If I have spoken truly, I would have thee bear witness with me unto the truth ; if otherwise, I am content thou strike me: for, though I hold thy pa-pism, in so me respect, to be worse than atheism, agreeably to a speech fathered upon Epiphanius, x'k^ " <"u»»io'a T?,; ijnc,ia?, heresy is worse than infidelity, and, by consequent, thyself a dangerous neighbour to dwell by; because, as one of thy own * doctors writes, certi periculosius est cum hareticis, quam cum samaritanis quam cum gentilibus, aut Mahumetanis agere: 'It is, questionless, more dangerous to dwell by an hcretick, than to dwell by a Samaritan, by an Heathen, by a Turk:' yet I am not so far out of love with thee, but I can be content to learn of thee, as 'St. Augustine did of Tyconius the heretick, if thou canst teach me. Yea, I profess, that, though it may be gathered out of '0 Campian, thy champion and Tyburn-martyr, that thou believest one heaven cannot hold

1 Baron. Annot. in Martyrol. Rom. Octob. lfi. b. Lorinns in Act. Apost. cap. xx. vers. 30. Au.istas!u5 Cochelet. Palxstrita Honoris D. HallenMS pro Lipsio, cap. i. pag. 6. .

2 Bellann. Lib. iv. de Eccleaia, cup. 4. Rhero. Annot. in Act. xi. 26. 3 Baron. AnnoU in Martyrol. Jtoro. Jan. 10. o. 4 Annot. in 1 ad Cor. xiii. 5 In indice Lib. prohibit. 6 Novatian. de Trinitatct cap. 18. num. 86. inter Opera Tertulliani.

7 Vives de Instrumeuto Probabiiitatis. 8 Maldonat in Joban- iv. 0. 9 Lib. ti.

Retract, cap, 18. 10 ILtio. 10.

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