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Author: Standish, John, 1507?-1570.
Title: A discourse wherin is debated whether it be expedient that the scripture should be in English for al men to reade that wyll. Fyrst reade this booke with an indifferent eye, and then approue or condempne, as God shall moue your heart.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A discourse wherin is debated whether it be expedient that the scripture should be in English for al men to reade that wyll. Fyrst reade this booke with an indifferent eye, and then approue or condempne, as God shall moue your heart.
Standish, John, 1507?-1570.

Excusum Londini: In ædibus Roberti Caly, typographi, mense Decembris. Anno. 1554.
Notes:
Signed at end: I.S., i.e. John Standish.
At foot of title: Cum priuilegio.
Signatures: A-K L4.
With a final errata leaf.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Bible -- Versions -- English -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A12919.0001.001

Contents
title page
¶A question to be moued to the highe courte of Parli∣ament.
The fyrst Chaptre. Scripture is very harde to be vnderstande.
Herken now the testimonies of of auncient writers concer∣ninge this matter.
The testimony of S. Ambrose.
Diuers testimonies of S. Hiero.
An other testimonie of S. Hiero.
An other testimonie of S. Hiero.
Yet an other testimonie of S. Hierom.
The testimonie of Cyrill.
The testimonie of Damascene.
The testimonie of Erasmus.
The seconde Chapter God woulde the Scripture to be obscure, and the mysteries not to be playne to al men.
The thirde Chapter. Sundrie causes wherof oftymes difficultie and great hardnes in scripture doeth arise.
The .iiii, Chapter, The letter doeth kyll and that sondry wayes.
The. v▪ Chaptre, The best meanes to vnderstand the Scriptures by.
The .vi. Chapitre. Scripture ought not to be in the vulgare tonge, that al men with∣out restraynt may rede it.
Fyfty probations of this assertion, The first Probation.
The seconde Probation.
The thirde probation.
The .iiij. probation.
The fyfte probation.
The syxte probacion.
The seuenth probation.
The eight probation.
The ninth probation.
The tenth probation.
The eleuenth probation.
The xii. probation.
The xiii. probation.
The .xiiii. probation,
The ,xv, probation
The .xvi. probation.
The .xvii, probation.
The .xviii. probation.
The .xix. probation.
The .xx. probation.
The xxi. probation.
The xxij. probation.
The xxiij. probation.
The .xxiiij. probation.
The .xxv. probation,
The .xxvi. probation.
The xxvij. probation.
The xxviij. probation.
The ,xxix, probation,
The ,xxx, probation,
The ,xxxi, probation,
The ,xxxij, probation.
The ,xxxiij, probacion.
The .xxxiiij, probacion.
The ,xxxv, probation.
The .xxxvii. probacion.
The xxxvij. probation.
The xxxviij. probation
The xxxix. probation:
The ,xl, probation.
The .xli, probation.
The .xlij, probation.
The .xliij, probation,
The ,xliiij. probation.
The .xlv. probation.
The ,xlvi. probation.
The .xlvii. probation.
The .xlviij. probation▪
The xlix. probation.
The .l. probation.
¶The conclusion of this simple discourse.
¶Of Masse & all other diuine seruice in the churche to be in Latine and not in the vulgare tongue.
A PRAYER.
¶Fautes escaped the printer in many of the bokes.