Oh read ouer D. Iohn Bridges, for it is worthy worke: or an epitome of the fyrste booke, of that right worshipfull volume, written against the puritanes, in the defence of the noble cleargie by as worshipfull a prieste, Iohn Bridges, presbyter, priest or elder, Doctor of Diuillitie, and Deane of Sarum : herein the arguments of the puritans are wisely prevented, that when they come to answere M. Doctor, they must needes say some thing that hath bene spoken / compiled for the behoofe and overthrow of the vnpreaching parsons, fyckers, and currats, that haue lernt their catechismes, and are past grace by the reverend and worthie Martin Marprelat gentleman, and dedicated by a second epistle to the terrible priests ; in this epitome, the foresaide fickers, [et]c. are very insufficiently furnished, with notable inabilitie of most vincible reasons, to answere the cauill of the puritanes.

Marprelate, Martin.
Standardized Title:
Oh read over D. John Bridges. Epitome
[Fawsley] : Printed on the other hand of some of the priests by Robert Waldegrave, [Nov. 1588]
[48] p. ; 20 cm. (4to)
ghhe d.i- reue thbe (3) 1588 (Q)
Bridges, John, d. 1618. Defence of the government established in the Church of Englande for ecclesiasticall matters -- Controversial literature.
Marprelate controversy -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
England Northamptonshire Fawsley.
The Marprelate controversy was a war of pamphlets waged in 1588 and 1589 between a puritan writer who employed the pseudonym "Martin Marprelate" and defenders of the Established Church. Cf. Bookseller's description.
Martin Marprelate has been identified with John Penry and, more probably, with Job Throckmorton.
A reply to: Bridges, John. A defence of the government established in the Church of Englande for ecclesiasticall matters.
The epitome only; the epistle was published earlier the same year.
The imprint is false; actual imprint from STC.
The last leaf is blank.
Signatures: [A]² B-F⁴ G².
Local notes:
Culture Class Collection copy has bookseller's description laid in.
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
STC (2nd ed.) 17454
Throckmorton, Job, 1545-1601.
Penry, John, 1563-1593.
Waldegrave, Robert, 1554-1604, printer.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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