They [the magistrates] apply their power to further and continue the kingdom of Antichrist. They defend papistry, superstition and idolatry, pilgrimages to wells and blind chapels, and they procure the wardens of churches in time of visitation to perjury, to conceal images, roodlofts and altars. Here would I wish that the justices of the peace with us in Wales should receive admonition and learning, although I speak generally of them, yet I know that some of them walk uprightly and more after the will of God than others do.
(Richard Davies, Funeral Sermon ... for the Earl of Essex, 1577 in D.R. Thomas, Life and Work of Bishop Davies and William Salesbury, 1902, p. 49 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] .)