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Additions to the life of king James the First, communicated by the reverend Dr. Birch, Secretary to the Royal Society.

THE following books were published on occasion of king James I. Triplici nodo Triplex Cuneus, printed at sirst without his name. Cardinal Bellarmin published in 1608, under the name of Mattheus Tortus, a book in quarto intitled, Responsio ad librum, cui titulus, triplici nodo triplex cuneus, five apologia projuramento fidelitatis, adversus duo brevia Papae Pauli V, et recentes literas cardinalis Bellarmini ad Georgium Blackvellum, anglice archi-presbyterum: reprinted at Rome, 1609, in quarto.

The king upon this answer republished his own book with his name, with a monitory preface.

In 1609, Dr. Lancelot Andrews, then bishop of Chichester, published at London, in quarto, Tortura Tort; five ad Matthæi Torti librum responsio, qui nuper editus contra apologiam

fereferenislimi potentiffimique principis Jacobi, Dei gratia,' Magnæ Britanniæ,^ranciæ et Hiberniæ Regis, pro juramento sidelitatis.

Cardinal Beliarmin published jn |6io, in quarto, Pro responsione suaad librum Jacobi, Magnæ Britanniæ regis, cui titulus est, triplici nodo triplex cuneus,< apologia. ,

To this Dr. Andrews, now bishop of Ely, published at London, 1610, in quarto, Responlio ad apologiam cardinalis Bellarmini, quam nuper edidit contra præfationem monitoriam sereniffimi ac potentiffimi principis, Jacobi, Dei gratia, Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ et Hiberniæ regis, sidei defensoris, omnibus Christianis monarchis, principibus atque ordinibus inscriptam.

Nicolas Coeffetau, afterwards Bishop of Marseilles, published against the king's preface at Paris, in 1610, in octavo, Response a I'avertiflement, adresse par le screnissime Roy de la Grande Bretagne Jacques I. a tpus les princes et potentates de la chretiehte.

This was answered by Peter du Moulin, minister of Charenton, whose vindication of the king, was printed in French at Paris, in 1610 in octavo, and in Latin at London. The French title is, Defence de la foy' catholique, continue au livre de Jacques I. Roy d'Angleterre contre la response de N. Coeffetau. •

Coeffetau replied to Peter du Moulin's book in his apologie pour la response a l'avertiflement du serenissime Roy de la Grande Bretagne, contre les accusations du Pierre du Moulin, ministre de Charenton, printed at Paris 1614, in octavo.

Mr. John Donne, .afterwards doctor of divinity and dean of St. Paul's, wrote and published, before his entrance into orders, a quarto volume, S printed APPENDIX.

printed at London in 1610, in support of the king's defences of th£ oath of allegiance, Pseudomartyr: " wherein out of certaine propositions *' and gradations, this conclusion is evicted, that "those, which are of the Romane religion in "this kingdom, may, and ought to take the ** oath of allegiance."

Father Parsons, the Jesuit, published at St. Omers in 1608., in quarto, the judgment of a catholic gentleman, concerning king James's apology for the oath of allegiance: answered by Dr. William Barlow, afterwards bishop of Lincoln. Wood. Ath. Oxon. Vol. I. col. 362.

Martinus Becanus published atMentz in 1610, in octavo, Refutatio apologise et monitorise prær

fationis Jacobi regis Angliæ and Refutatio

torturæ torci contra facellanum regis Angliæ.

Dr. William Tooker, dean of Litchfield, answered him in his Certamen cum Martino Be— cano, futiliter refutante apologiam Jacobi regis, printed in 1611, in octavo, at London.

Becanus replied to Dr. Tooker in his Duellum cum Gulielmo Tooker de primatu regis Angliæ, printed at Mentz in octavo; where he published likewise the fame year, and in the fame form, a book against bishop Andrews, intitled Controversia Anglicana de potestate regis et pontificis con* tra Lancellottum Andræam.'

To which last book of Becanus an answer was given by Robert Burhill, intitled, Contra Becani controversiam Anglicanam assertio pro jure regis, proque episcopi Eliensis responsione ad apologiam

Bellarmini; London 1613, in octavo Mr.

Richard Harris published likewise an answer in Latin at London, 1612 in octavo, to Becanus's controversy Anglicana,.


Leonardus Lessius wrote against the king's præfatio monitoria, in a book printed at Antwerp, i6ir, in octavo, and inritled De Antichristo et ejus præcursoribus disputatioj qua refutatur præfatio monitoria Jacobi regis Magnæ Britanniæ.

This was answered by Dr. George Downame, afterwards bishop of Londonderry in Ireland, in his book, called, Papa Antichnstus, feu diatriba duabus partibus, quarum prior 6 libris vindicat Jacobi regis sententiamde Antichristo, posterior refutat LeonardiLeffii 16 demonstrationes regis præfationi monitoriæ oppofitas: London 1620.

Francis Suares, the Jesuit, attacked J^ie king's apology for the oath of allegiance in fiis Defensio fidei catholicæ contra Anglicanæ sectæerrores, una cum responsione ad Jacobi regis apologiam pro juramento sidelitatis, printed at Coimbra in 1613, and at Mentz in 1619.

Leonardus Cocquæus, an Augustinian monJ;, published at Friburg in 1610, Examen præfationis apologise Jacobi regis pro juramento fidelitatis.

James Gretser, the Jesuit, in 1610, printed at Ingolstad, BflnriAixoi/ Awpoe, feu commentarius exegeticus in Jacobi regis Magnæ Britanniæ præfationem monitoriam, et in ejufdem apologiam pro juramento sidelitatis.

Andræas Eudæmon-Johannes wrote against bishop Andrews, in his Parallelus Torti et tortoris ejus L. Cicestrensis, feu refponsio ad torturam Torti pro Roberto Bellarmino; Colen in 1611.

This was replied to by Dr. Samuel Collins, Regius Professor of divinity at Cambridge, in a .book, printed there in quarto, under the title of

L "Increpatio APPENDIX.

K Increpatio Andreas Endæmon-Johannis de infami parallelo, et renovata assertio torturæ Torti pro episcopo Eliensi."—He published likewise at Cambridge in 1617, in quarto, "Epphata to T. X. or a defence of the bishop of Ely concerning his anlwer to cardinal Bellarmin's apology, against fhp calumnies of a scandalous pamphlet."


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