22 The English Scholars Library. 4. [Simon Fish, of Gray's Inn ] A SUPPLICATION FOR THE BEGGARS. [? 1529-] A Su$plicacyon for the Beggars* Stated by J. Fox to have been distributed in the streets of London on Candlemas Day (2 Feb., 1529], This is the Fifth Protestant book (not being a portion of Holy Sciipture that was printed in the English Language. The authorship of this anonymous tract, is fixed by a passage in Sir T. MORE'S AJfolosry, of 1533, quoted in the Introduction. 5. [Rev. John Udall, Minister at Kingston on Thames.'} DlOTREPHES, The state of the Church of Englande^ laid open in a conference b&twcene DiOTREPHES a Byshopp, TERTULLUS a Papiste, DE- METRIUS an vsurer, PANDOCHUS an timekeeper, and PAULE a preacher of the ivord of God. This is the forerunning tract of the MARTIN MARPRELATE Contro- •versy. For the production of it, ROBERT WALDEGRAVE, the printer, was ruined ; and so became available for the printing of the Martinet invectives. The scene of the Dialogue is in PANDOCHUS'S Inn, which is in a posting- town on the high road from London to Edinburgh., 6. [ ? ] THE RETURN FRO M PARNASSUS. [Acted 1602.] 1606. The Returne from Pernassus: or The Scourge of Simony. Publiquely acted by the Students in Saint lohns Col ledge in Cambridge. This play, written by a Univeisity man in December, i6or, brings WILLIAM KEMP and RICHARD BURBAGE on to the Stage, and makes them speak thus; '* KEMP. Few of the vniuersity pen plaies well, they smell too much of that writer Omd and that writer MetamorJ>Jiosist and talke too much of Proserpina, and luppiter. Why herees our fellow Shakespeare puts them all,downe, I [Ay] and Ben, lonson too. O that Ben lonson is a pestilent fellow, he brought vp Horace giuing the Poets a pill, but our fellow Shake- t#eare hath given him a purge that made him be ray his credit: " BURBAGE. It's a shrewd fellow indeed :" What this controversy between SHAKESPEARE and JONSON was, has not yet been cleared up. It was evidently recent, when (m Dec., 1601) this play was written.