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Author: Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629.
Title: A briefe examination, of a certaine peremptorie menacing and disleal petition presented, as is pretended, to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, by certaine laye papistes, calling themselues, the lay Catholikes of England, and now lately printed, and diuulged by a busie compagnion, called Iohn Lecey.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A briefe examination, of a certaine peremptorie menacing and disleal petition presented, as is pretended, to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, by certaine laye papistes, calling themselues, the lay Catholikes of England, and now lately printed, and diuulged by a busie compagnion, called Iohn Lecey.
Sutcliffe, Matthew, 1550?-1629.

At London: Printed [by R. Bradock] for William Cotton, and are to be sold at his shoppe, adioyning to Ludgate, 1606.
Alternate titles: Briefe examination, of a certaine peremptorie menacing and disleal petition Answere to the lay papists lame petition. Briefe examination, of a certaine peremptorie menacing and disleal petition presented, as is pretended, to the Kings most excellent Majestie, by certaine laye papistes, calling themselves, the lay Catholikes of England, and now lately printed, and divulged by a busie compagnion, called John Lecey.
Notes:
A reprinting of and reply to: A petition apologeticall, presented to the Kinges most excellent Majesty, by the lay Catholikes of England, in July last.
Printer's name from STC.
Running title reads: An answere to the lay papists lame petition.
The last leaf is blank.
P. 147 misnumbered 141.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Petition apologeticall, presented to the Kinges most excellent Majesty, by the lay Catholikes of England, in July last -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Catholics -- England -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A13158.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND FA∣THER IN GOD, TOBIE, BY GODS GRACE Bishop of Duresme, his speciall good Lord.
To the Christian Reader.
A BRIEFE EXAMINA∣TION, OF The Lay Papistes late petition, directed to his royall Maiestie. Anno. 1604.
Chapter 1. The resolution of the petition apologeticall of the Lay papists, together with a somme of the answer, made vnto it.
Chapter 2. That the toleration of any false, heretical, or idolatrous religion, is repugnante to reasons of religion, and holy scriptures.
Chapter 3. That conniuence and toleration of false religion and heresy, and of the professors thereof, is reproued by the authority both of the Fathers of the Church, and of ancient Christian Emperors.
Chapter 4. That to admitte the exercise of false religions formerlie forbidden, is contrary both to christian policie, and reason.
Chap. 5. That toleration of diners religions is contrary to the doctrine and prac∣tise of Papists.
Chapter. 6. That Poperie is a false, and erroneous religion.
Chapter 7. That Popery is an heathenish and idolatrous religion.
Chapter 8. That Popery is are ligion, composed of old and new heresies.
Chapter 9. That popish religion is new, and not as the Pa∣pists call it, the old religion.
Chap. 10. That Popish religion, is impious and blasphemous.
Chap. 11. That toleration of popery, is contrary to reasons of state.
Chap. 12. That popish religion is enemy to kings.
Chapter 13. That popish religion is greeuous both to true christians and to papists themselues.
Chap. 14. That the petition of papists for a toleration of popish religion, is voide of reason.
Chap. 15. That popish religion may not be tolerated, if we respect the groundes of christian religion and policy confessed by the papists themselues.
Chapter 16. An answere to the title of the petition of lay lapists, and the preface of Iohn Lecey.
A PETITION APOLOGETICAL, PRESENTED TO the Kings most excellent Maiesty, by the Lay Catholikes of England, in Iulie last.
THE PREFACE.
Reasons of publishing this treatise.
The answer to both.
Chap. 17. An answere to the two first chapters of the petition, con∣teining causes both of the petitioners long si∣lence, and of their breach of silence.
A PETITION APOLOGETICAL, PRESENTED TO the Kings most excellent Maiesty, by the Lay Catholikes of England, in Iulie last.
Chapter 1. The cause of our silence.
Chapter 2. The reasons that haue driuen vs to breaech of silence, and to a necessary and iust defence.
The answere to the first and second Chapter.
Chap. 18. Of the quality, number, and forces of English papists, and of their assurance, and resolution, which they praetend in their religion.
Chapter. 3. The estate and quality of your Maiesties Catholike Subiects.
Chapter 4. The reasons vvhy vve are so resolute in our Religion.
The answere to the 3 and 4. chapter of the petition.
Chap. 19. The examen of lay papists fidelity, of which they endeuour to make proofe chap. 5. of theire petition.
Chapter. 5. The proofes of the lay papists fidelity.
The answer to the fift chapter of the petition.
Chap. 20. An answere to the petitioners calumniations agayust the professors of the Gospel set downe in the 6. chapter of their popish apologetical, petition.
Chapter 6. The cariage and behauiour of our Accusers.
The answere to the 6. Chapter.
Chap. 21. The insufficiency and foolery of the submission pro∣mised by lay papists to the king, is exami∣ned and refuted.
Chap. 7. The forme of the Catholikes submission.
The examination of the 7. chapter.
Chap. 22. A censure vpon certain letters of the banished masse preests, sent back to the lords of his maiest∣ies councell anno 1604, and annexed to the former petition.
THE COPIE OF THE BANISHED Priestes Letter, to the Lords of his Maiesties most honorable priuie Councell.
The censure.
The contentes of euery chapter of the Book precedent.
Escapes correct thus.