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iho branches and flowers grewen out of Christ's hands—the branches grewen out of the boughs upon which they in Bishop's Wood stooden, and tho boughs grewen out of stocks or trunchons, and the trunchons or shafts grewen out of the root, and the root out of the next earth thereto, upon which and in which the root is buried. So that neither the cart, neither the - hands of the bringers,' neither tho bringers ben the grounds or fundaments of tho branches.

6. The second principal conclusion and truth is this:- Though it pertain not to holy scripture, for to ground any natural or moral governance of truth, into whose finding, learning, and knowing, man's reason may by himself and by natural help come, as it is open now before; yet it may pertain well enough to holy scripture, that he reberse such now said governancies and truths, and that he witness hem as grounded somewhere elsed in the law of kind, or dooms of man's reason,

7. The third principal conclusion is this :--The whole office and work into which God ordained holy scripture, is for to ground articles of faith, and for to reherse and witness moral truths of law of kind, grounded in moral philosophy; that is to say, in doom of reason, that the readers be remembered, stirred, and exhorted by so miche' the better, and the 110re, and the sooner for to fulfil them. Of which articles of faith, some ben not laws; as these that God made heaven and earth in the beginning of time; and that Adam was the first man, and Eve was the first woman; and that Moses tad the people of Israel out of Egypt; and that Zacharia was father, and Elizabeth was mother of John Baptist; and that Christ fasted forty days; and so forth of many like. And some other ben laws; as that each man ought be baptized in water, if he may come thereto; and that each man ought to be hosiled”, if he may come thereto..

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S. The fourth principal conclusion :- It is not the office longing to moral law of kind, for to ground any article of faith, grounded by holy scripture. For why?-all that the now said moral law of kind, or moral philosophy, groundeth, is grounded by doom of man's reason; and therefore is such a truth and a conclusion, that in his finding, learning, and knowing, man's wit may, by itself alone, or by natural Delps, without revelation fro God, rise and suffice. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

9. The fifth principal conclusion :--Though neither the said moral law of kind, neither outward books thereof written, mowe ground any truth or conclusion

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of very faith; git: tho outward books, as Christian men hem maken, mowe well ynow, reherse, and witness truths and conclusions of faith, grounded before in holy scripture. For why ?-it is no more repugnant, that books of moral philosophy reherse truthş and conclusions proper to the grounding of holy scripture, than that books of holy scripture reherse truths and conclusions proper to the grounding of moral philosophy,

10. The sixth principal conclusion :— The whole office and work into which ben ordained the books of moral philosophy, written and made by Christian men, in the manner now before spoken, is to express outwardly, by virtue of pen and ink, the truths and conclusions which the inward book of law of kind, buried in man's soul and heart, groundeth ; and for to reherse some truths and conclusions of faith longing to the grounding of holy scripture, that the readers be the more and the ofter remembered, and stirred, and exhorted by this rehersing, &c. • 11. The seventh principal conclusion :--The more deal and partye of God's whole law to man in earth, and that by an huge great quantity over the remanent parts of the same law, is grounded sufficiently, out of holy scripture, in the inward book of law of: kind, and of moral philosophy, and not in the book of holy scripture.

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12. The eighth principal conclusion :--No man may learn and kunne the whole law of God, to which Christian men ben bound, but if he can of moral philosophy; and the more that he can in moral philosophy, by so much the more he can of God's law and service. This conclusion followeth out of the seventh conclusion openly enough.. . · 13. The ninth conclusion :-No man shoulden perfectly, surely, and sufficiently understand holy scripture in all tho places wherein he reherseth moral virtues ; but if he be before well, and perfectly, surely, and sufficiently learned in moral philosophy. This conclusion followeth out of the seventh and the eight conclusions.

14. The tenth conclusion :-The learning and kunning of the said law of kind, and of the said maral philosophy, is so necessary to Christian men, that it may not be lacked of them if they shoulden

perfectly serve to God, and keep his law bitake to · hem in earth.

15. The eleventh conclusion :-- Full well oughten all persons of the lay-party, not miche learned in moral philosophy and law of kind, for to make miche of clerks well learned in moral philosophy, that tho clerks shoulden help tho lay persons, for to aright understand holy scripture in all tho places in which holy scripture reherseth the before-spoken conclusions and truths of moral philosophy ; that is to say, of law of kind. For why?-without tho clerks so learned in moral philosophy, and without her direction, the now said lay persons shoulden not easily, lightly and anon, have the due understanding of holy scripture in the now said places.

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16. The twelfth conclusion :-Full well oughten all persons of the lay-party, not learned onywhere elsed by the now said clerks, or by other books of moral philosophy, for to make mich of books made to kem in her mother's language, which be cleped thus : The Donet® into Christian Religion ;-The Follower to the Donet ;The Book of Christian Religion, namely, the first party fro the beginning of the third treaty forward;The Book filling the Four Tables ;--The Book of Worshipping ;-The book cleped The Proroker of Christian Men ;-The Book of Counsels ; and other mo pertaining to the now said book of Christian Rea ligion.—Would God, men woulden not be by so mich the forwarder, and the more presumptuous, that goodness is to hem thus proferred. Would God, that they woulden assay perfectly whạt tho now said books ben ; and woulden well kunne hem, and then if they should have any cause for to blame or commend those books, that then first, they would blame or commend.

17. The thirteenth conclusion :---They that would

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