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felfis lieidlong in ane golff,' quhilk mycht leave* fufficientlie, without manis heavme, gif thofe liowlattis
and ftymeis ' war fcliote ' away.
O, worthiell Inglifchmen ! Wey the force and reafones of this my Counfall, quhairof I haif fkairce
recited tlie tent pairt ; and 36 fall perfave that I am come to ^our cuntrey as ane helthfull ilarr, quiiilk
thir Courtioures haif drowned with the fea wallis, as the Lycaonian Starr, or Vrfa Maior, to quhome it
war ane villanie to have fo drowned fuche ane flarr.
Bot we fall nociit all die to day vnrevendget !
vpf .S, ^."S-i IV. FoUowis the tennour ofTWE Depositiones of 3Ir Thomas Roi/s.
At Edinburgh, the ellevint day of Auguft, 1G18. In prefens of Sir Williame Oliphant of New-
toun, his Maiefteis Aduocat.
Mr Thomas Roiss, humblet on his kneis, and deiplie fuorne vpone his folempne oathe, fayis, that
he will declair the treuthe in all and everie thing that fall be demandit of him. Demandit, yf the
Thesis, and Appendices fairof, producet and fchawin vnto him, and writtin on thre fydis of paper,
be his awin Iiand-writt ? Depones and grantis, that thay ar his awin hand-writt — and that na vtlier
perfone wrait ane word or Lettir fairof.
Demandit, quhat moved him to wryte them ? Depones, that he, being ane gentilman borne,
depryved of all benifeit that he micht expect of his fatheris eftait, and being reducet to the extreme
point of miferie and povertie, and liaveing refi'auet mony infupportable iniureis of liis cimtrie men, at
Courte ; he, being efchamed to beg, and difdaneing to fteill, and haveing no nieanis quhairby to inter-
tene^ him felft', ffinding no comforte norreleif of his contriemen at Conrte, he Jiairfoir, being in difpair
and mad, out of his dillemperat humour and frenyfie, and fair aganis his heart, without ony ietled
refolutioun, and without ony purpois to do evill, bot to fchaw the greif of his heart, and to move pitie
and compaflioun towardis him, wrait thir Theses; thinking, that the wryting fairof, in this his mad
liumour and difpofitioun, wald rafer procure pitie nor" wraithe, at his Ma'^'^^ handis ; and that God,
peradventure, wald moue his Ma^^'" heart, who is a prudent and wyfe Prince, to think that tiie
deponer was drevin, vpone plane miferie and neceffitie, to wi-yte thame ; and fat fairfoir his Ma'^"'
wald pitie his diflres and miferie, and help him : And he appreliendit that fome weill-myndit Court-
ioures wald interceid for him, and fchow his Ma'^'" that he quho had done fo weill vpone a evill
fubiect, wald do far better vpone a goode fubiect, gif he war imployed ; bot, yf it fould pleis God to
move his Ma'^'^ to think vtherwayis of this matter, and to tak it in evill pairt, it behooved the
deponer to abyde Godis will and the Kingis INIateis.
Demandit, quhat he did with thir Theses, eftir the wryting thairof ? Deponis, that lie affixt thame
on a dur of the Kirk, callit St Maries Kirk, at Oxfurde, vpone Twifday, being a preiching day,
in the moneth of July laft, immediatlie as the people war diflblueing frome the Sermone, and as
Doctor Godwene, Vice Chaxcellour of the Vniuersitie of Oxfurd, was cuming out of the
Kirk. And depones, that immediatlie eftir J>ai war affixt, ane man, quhome the deponer knowis nocht,
tooke thame doun, and cayreid thame to ]<e Vice-Chancellour. And grantis, that the Theses now
producet and fch.owne vnto him ar ]>e fame verrie Thefes, and that fame Paper quhilk lie wrait and
affixt, as faid is.
Demandit, yf at ony tyme afoir ]ie wryting of the Theses he was in conference with ony perfones
1)airanent? Depones, that ane moneth afoir the affixeing of the Theses, he was in conference with
lie Vice-Chancellour ; and regrated vnto liim his hard eftait and conditioun, and the vntliaidifulnes of
liis countrie men, the Courtioures, quho wer his gritt vnfrcindis.' And he fchew the Vice-Chancel-
lour that he iiad a purpois to go to France, and intreited him that he mycht haif a viaticum ^ to tranf-
' Gulf. ' Who might live, &c. ' Owls and bats. < Thrust ; driven. * Support ; maintain.
* Than. ' Enemies. ^ In this sense, viaticum seems to have been a term employed to denote a charitable contribu-
tion raised by authority, within the Universities, for enabling poor students to undertake jouineys to foreign paita, &c.

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