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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 103 pages of information about Ten Reasons Proposed to His Adversaries for Disputation in the Name.

[Footnote 6:  On the other hand, Mr. Thomas Edward Stonor, in a correspondence to be mentioned immediately, says that there were no definite traditions as to the actual locality of the press.]

[Footnote 7:  Challoner, Missionary Priests, Introd. p. 12.]

[Footnote 8:  As five printers were subsequently arrested, we know their names, and they deserve to be recorded here, viz., Stephen Brinkley, John Harris, John Hervey, John Tuker, John Compton.  Allen speaks of seven workmen. Diary of the Tower and Douay Diary.]

[Footnote 9:  The custom however was already changing, and “Roman” type soon afterwards came into general use.]

[Footnote 1:  Memoirs, i. cap. 24; Collectanea P. fol. 155.]

[Footnote 11:  Bombino, Vita Campiani 1620, p.136.  Some of Bombino’s additions are not, perhaps, arranged in their true chronological order.  He tells us, for instance, a propos of Brinkley’s difficulties in getting printers, that he had to dress them, and give them horses to ride, like gentlemen.  But he does not make it clear whether these were the men who printed the Ten Reasons, or Persons’ previous works.  Bombino says that Brinkley paid for the type, &c., but Allen, in a contemporary letter, says that George Gilbert had left a fund for these purposes.  Bombino says the printing of the Decem Rationes was commenced at Brinkley’s own house at Green Street, and had to be removed because one of the servants was arrested in London, and tortured to make him confess, which he heroically refused.  Campion and Persons knowing of the torture, not of the man’s constancy, at once removed the press.  But Persons’ Memoirs ascribes this incident to an earlier period. (Domestical Difficulties, p. 119; Autobiography for 1581).]

[Footnote 12:  Simpson, p. 217, following Lansdowne MSS. xxx. 78]

RATIONES DECEM

QVIBVS FRETVS B. EDMVNDVS CAMPIANVS CERTAMEN ADVERSARIIS OBTVLIT IN CAVSA FIDEI, REDDITAE ACADEMICIS ANGLIAE.

EPISTOLA [1]

AD REGINAE ANGLIAE CONSILIARIOS, QUA PROFECTIONIS SUAE IN ANGLIAM
INSTITUTUM DECLARAT, ET ADVERSARIOS AD CERTAMEN PROVOCAT

Quandoquidem, viri ornatissimi, a Germania et Bohemia revocatus, non sine ingenti vitae meae periculo, in hoc florentissimum Angliae regnum, dulcissimam patriam meam, tandem aliquando perveni, pro Superiorum meorum voluntate, Dei gloriam et animarum salutem promoturus; verisimile esse putavi, me turbulento hoc, suspicioso ac difficillimo tempore, sive citius, sive aliquanto tardius, in medio cursu abreptum iri.  Quapropter ignarus quid de me futurum sit, quum Dei permissu in carceres et vincula forte detrudendus sim, ad omnem eventum scriptum hoc condidi:  quod ut legere, et ex eo causam meam cognoscere velitis, etiam atque etiam rogo.  Fiet enim, ut hac re non parvo labore liberemini, dum quod multis ambagibus inquirere vos audio, id totem aperta confessione libere expromo.  Atque ut rem omnem, quo melius et intelligi, et memoria comprehendi queat, compendio tradam, in novem omnino capita eam dispertiar.

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