An honest plaine meaning man, (simply and conscionably)reprehended the malignity, hypocrisie, and misdemeanour of manyReligious persons.
Madam Aemilia sitting next to the gentle Lady Fiammetta,perceiving the modest chastisement, which the vertuous LadyMarquesse had given to the King of France, was generally graced by thewhole Assembly; began (after the Queene had thereto appointed her)in these words. Nor will I conceale the deserved reprehension, whichan honest simple lay-man, gave to a covetous holy Father, in veryfew words; yet more to be commended, then derided.
Not long since (worthy Ladies) there dwelt in our owne nativeCity, a Friar Minor, an Inquisitor after matters of Faith; who,although he laboured greatly to seeme a sanctified man, and an earnestaffecter of Christian Religion, (as all of them appeare to be inoutward shew;) yet he was a much better Inquisitor after them that hadtheir purses plenteously stored with money, then of such as wereslenderly grounded in Faith. By which diligent continued care inhim, he found out a man, more rich in purse, then understanding; andyet not so defective in matters of faith, as misguided by his ownesimple speaking, and (perhaps) when his braine was well warmed withwine, words fell more foolishly from him, then in better judgementthey could have done. blond wigs
Being on a day in company, (very little differing in quality fromhim selfe) he chanced to say; that he had beene at such good wine,as God himselfe did never drinke better. Which words (by someSicophant then in presence) being carried to this curiousInquisitor, and he well knowing, that the mans faculties were great,and his bagges swolne up full with no meane abundance: Cum gladijset fustibus; With Booke, Bell, and Candle, he raysed an hoast ofexecrations against him, and the Sumner cited him with a solemneProcesse to appeare before him, understanding sufficiently, thatthis course would sooner fetch money from him, then amend anymisbeliefe in the man; for no further reformation did he seeke after. pixie cut wigs