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(SP 15/27B)


i) So we arived safelye at
Dover the morowe followinge very earely my little man
and I together. There we were at the very pointe to
be taken beinge by comaundment brought before ye Maior
of the towne, who coniectured many thinges, suspected us
to be suche as in dede we were, adversaries of the
newe hereticall faction, favourers of the old fathers faithe
that we discembled oure names, had bene abroade for re-
ligion, and returned againe to spreade the same.

ii) I ride aboute some pece

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of the country every day. The harvest is wonderfull
greate. On Horse backe I meditate any sermons, when
I come to ye house I poolishe it. Then I talke with
suche as come to speake with me, or hear theire confessi-
ons. In the morninge after masse I preache, they heare
with excedinge gredines, and very often receyve the
sacramentes. For the ministration whereof we are
ever well assisted by preistes whom we finde in every
place.


iii) I can not longe escape the handes of the heretickes
the enemyes have so many eyes, so many tonges,
so many scoutes. I am in apparell to
my selfe verye ridiculous, I often change it and my
name also.

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iv) I had sett downe in writinge by severall
articles the causes of my comminge in, and made cer-
taine demaundes most reasonable. I professed my selfe
to be A preist of the societie, that I returned to
enlarge the catholike faithe, to teache the gospell,
to minister the sacramentes, humblye askinge audience
of the Quene and the nobilitie of the realme, and
proferinge disputations to ye adversaries.