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THOMAS CRANMER, D. D.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
COLLECTED AND ARRANGED
THE REV. HENRY JENKYNS, M. A.
FELLOW OF ORIEL COLLEGE.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, &c.
FALSE CALUMNIATIONS OF DR. RICHARD SMYTH,
WHO HATH TAKEN UPON HIM TO CONFUTE THE DE-
OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE BODY AND
I HAVE now obtained, gentle reader, that thing which I
have much desired, which was, that if all men would not embrace the truth lately set forth by me concerning the sacrament of the body and blood of our Saviour Christ, at the least some man would vouchsafe to take pen in hand, and write against my book, because that thereby the truth might both better be searched out, and also more certainly known to the world. And herein I heartily thank the late Bishop of Winchester and Doctor Smythe, who partly have satisfied my long desire; saving that I would have wished adversaries more substantially learned in holy Scriptures, more exercised in the old ancient ecclesiastical authors, and having a more godly zeal to the trial out of the truth, than are
[This short tract was appended to the Answer to Gardyner published 1 Oct. 1551; but the expressions at the beginning and end prove it to have been written before. Whether or not it was also printed before does not appear. It again accompanied the Answer &c. in the edition of 1580.]
[The title of Smythe's book was, A Confutation of the True and Catholic Doctrine, &c. Strype, Cranmer, (Oxford, 1812.) p. 1089. See also ibid. p. 255. and App. N°. 61; and Memorials, vol. ii. p. 43.]