Excerpt from Catholic Tractates of the Sixteenth Century: 1573-1600; Tyrie's Refutation, 1573; Hay's Demandes, 1580; Hamilton's Catholik Taictise, 1581; Burne's Disputation, 1581; Canisius' Catechism, 1588; Hamilton's Facile Traictise, 1600; Ane Schort Catholik Confession, Ms.; Selections Edited, With Introducti The controversial and catechetical tracts written by Scottish Roman Catholics and issued from foreign presses during the reign of James VI. cant claim to take rank as classics of the language. They cant be compared from a literary point of view with the famous catechism set forth by the authority of Archbishop Hamilton in 1552; r do they possess the idiomatic vigour or historic interest which distinguish the writings of Ninian Winzet, or, in a less degree, of Quintine Kennedy, composed in the heat of the Reformation struggle. Yet these curious tracts cant be passed over in any complete survey of the Scottish literature of the sixteenth century. When the vernacular literature, in the hands of the dominant ecclesiastical party after 1560, was becoming rapidly Anglicised, mainly under the influence of the English Bible, the remnant of the old Church maintained or affected a certain linguistic conservatism, and made it a point of hour to adhere to their mother tongue. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.