A very scarce and scathing tractate addressed to the Cromwell and the Puritan / Presbyterian Parliament accusing them of raiding the cubbards once they were in Parliament, stealing tithes which had been collected for the Church of England, of taking Church of England property, etc.,
This was no theory. Himself a shining light among the puritans, in 1641 he changed toward supporting the episcopacy. Immediately, he was removed from his living, his tithes and church turned over to a non-Episcopal divine, and left paupered, though he affirmed the doctrines of the reformation, the thirty-nine articles, and was, by all accounts, a person of reputed piety and good reputation.
The work itself, a curiousity, has a fascinating full page woodcut illustrating the case as unholy birds, presumably buzzards or some similar, feast on the holy things offered to God on the altar in the presence of "The God who Sees All."
Udall, Ephraim. Noli Me Tangere; or, A Thing to be Thought On. London. [?]. 1642. 35pp.
Professionally removed from an important sammelband of 17th century works on religious liberty, the English Civil War, etc. Some stains. Reinforced on frontis woodcut. But complete and very rare.