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was greatly afflicted in his old age with a rupture, occasioned by his straining his voice to preach to a large congregation. He died in or near London, where he lived in retirement.

WORKS. A Funeral Sermon (on Matt. xii. 43.) for Mr. Ste. Charnock, (which contains a great number of learned quotations from the Fathers and other ancient writers, which it might be proper for Dr. Burn to peruse.}--He left a learned and judicious MS. upon this Question, Whether one ordained a Presbyter should be ordained Priest or Deacon, &c.

--- ALLEN, M. A. Some time after his ejectment he removed to his relations in New England, where he lived in good reputation.--> Mr. Cotion Mather, mentions a Mr. Thomas Allen ainong the first comers into that country, who afterwards left it, and says of him, that “ After he had for some time approved himself a pious and painful minister of the gospel, in Charlestown, he saw occasion to retum to England, where he lived to a good old age in the city of Norwich: a man, like Daniel, greatly beloved, who applied himself to inquire much into the times. This country lays claim to two of his composures, which have been serviceable in the world: An Invitation unto thirsty Sinners to come unto their Saviour; prefaced by Mr. Higginson.-A Chain of Scripture Chronology, printed in England, with an account of the author, in an epistle by the famous Greenhill.” Hist. New Eng. B. iii. p. 215.

Mr. William STOUGHTON, Fellow. He also went to New England after his ejectment, and lived, at Boston in great esteem and reputation, being a principal man in the go. vernment there. $Mather has his name in a list of eightythree persons, who were Magistrates of the Massachuset colony, whose exemplary behaviour was such as, to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour. Hist. New Eng. B. ii. p. 21.

NEW-INN HALL. CHRISTOPHER ROGERS, D. D. Principal. He was turned out in 1643, for flying to the parliament, and was succeeded by Dr. Prior, who was forced to give way to him at the coming of the parliament's visitors. He was Canon of Christ. Ch. Nov, 7, 1648. After his ejectment he lived privately. He was a plain man, and a lover of all good people.

PEMBROKE COLLEGE. HENRY LANGLEY, D. D. He was Master of this College by an ordinance of lords and commons in 1647. Being

ejected ejected by the visitors at the Restoration, he retired and lived privately. After the Act for uniformity, he had several in his house whom he instructed in academical learning; and often preached in private meetings at Abingdon in Berkshire, living at Tubney, a place not far from that town. He died Sepi. 10, 1679. He was a judicious solid divine; not valued in the university according to his worth.—Mr. Jessey gives an account of a scholar of Pemb. Col. who said he went to 0.x, ford on purpose to see Dr. Langley outed, and declared that then he would give a plate to the college; he was invited to dinner by a scholar, and never went out of the room more, but died 'there. (Call to England, p. 2.)

THOMAS Risley, M. A. Fellow. He was born August 27, 1630; and descended from a reputable and religious family near Warrington. He was first under Mr. Ashworth, inasa ter of the school at Warrington. At four years standing in the College he was elected Fellow, and obtained by his conduct general applause: but he was inuch of a recluse there, as he also was in the country after his ejectment, aiming rather to acquire solid learning than fame. When upon the Restoration royal visitors were sent down to the University, he was confirmed in his Fellowship, and they drew up the following instrument in his favour. “We, having received sufficient testimony of the honest life and conversation of Tho. Risley, M. A. as also of his diligence in his studies, his progress and sufficiency in learning, and conforinity to the doctrine and disci, pline of the church of England, the government of this University, and the statutes of the College wherein he lives, do, by these presents, ratify, allow, and confirm the said Mr. Tho. Risley in his Fellowship, with all rights, dues, and all perquisites thereunto belonging, notwithstanding any nullities, irregularities, or imperfections, which in a strict interpretation of the said college statutes, may be objected, c.

Paul Hood, Vice-Can. Dated June 20, 1661. Nicholas Woodward, S. Th. D.

Thomas Barlow, D.D." So that he held his Fellowship till Aug. 24, 1662, when he was obliged to surrender, because he could not comply with the Act for uniformity. However, their respect for him, and their unwillingness to lose so valuable a member, prompted them to allow him a year to consider the case: in which interval he examined the terins of conformity with great dili. gence and impartiality, that he might be able to satisfy others as well as his own conscience, that he was not carried away


by the prejudices of education. Upon Nov. 10, 1662, hè was ordained deacon and presbyter the same day, by the Bp. of Norwich, who, in his certificate, gave him a very honour. able character. But, upon mature deliberation, he could not, for any place, be satisfied to come up to the conditions prescribed by the act. He retired therefore to his estate in the country; where, during the storm of persecution, he employed himself in preaching privately to such as scrupled conformity, and in visiting the sick, for whose sake he applied hiinself to the study of physic; by the practice of which, he the more effectually engaged their attention when he admini. stered to them spiritual advice. After about four years, the vice-chancellor of Oxford sent him a pressing invitation to return thither, promising hiın preferment to encourage his conformity: he had also good offers made him by Dr. Hall and Dr. Sherlock of Winwick; but a regard to conscience, hindered his acceptance. He made a tolerable shift in the latter end of the reign of Charles, and that of James. When liberty of conscience was granted, after the Revolution, his neighbours who had been his private auditors before, resolved themselves into a regular society, and committed themselves to his pastoral conduct, and he was very useful among them by his ministerial performances, and exemplary life and conversation.

He expressed himself entirely satisfied in his Nonconformity to the last. He had however a truly charitable and ca. tholic spirit; was much respected by many of the established church, and corresponded with some of his old fellow.collegians as long as he lived; particularly with Dr. Hall, Bp. of Bristol, who concluded one of his letters to him (in 1709) in these words : “ I am very glad you have so much strength " to do so much work for God. I wish your labours may “ have great success, and that you may have great comfort in " them, and an abundant reward for them. I take great plea“ sure in conversing thus, with such an old acquaintance, “ whom I have not seen so many years; and am never like “ to see again in this world. It is some comfort to think of " another world, whither if we can get, we shall live toge“ther for ever with the Lord : the Lord prepare us for our “ reinoval thither."-He died in his 86th year,

and left a son in the ministry, who succeeded him. His funeral sermon was preached by Mr. Charles Owen of Warrington. Some short meinoirs of his life are added to it. A friend has communicated the following anecdote there recorded. " When in


he could not travel to any place where the required oaths to government were adininistered, it was with difficulty he was persuaded to desist from preaching (though his son supplied for him) till some of the justices, in compassion to his age, and zeal to King George, condescended to adjourn the court to his house, where he took the oaths to the present government, sincerely and heartily, without equivocation or mental reservation."

WORKS. The Cursed Family: a Treatise on the Evil of neglecting Family-Prayer. Mr. Howe wrote a Preface to it, in which he gave some account of the author.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. Mr. FRANCIS JOHNSON, Master. He was one of Oliver Cromwell's chaplains. He was a man of learning and ability, but had not a good elocution. He took no charge upon him after his ejectment, but lived many years in one of his own houses in Gray's-Inn-Lane, London; and there died a Nonconformist, Oct. 9. 1677. Mr. Lloyd preached his funeral sermon, in which he says of him, " That he was a learned man, and well read in the controversies, but modest to a fault. His life was made up of a variety of trials. He for merly enjoyed an affluence of this world's good, but was afterwards greatly reduced. He was encompassed with Job's afflictions; and among the rest, with the noise of a foolish woman; but he patiently bore all, with a mind unmoved * if in the greatest prosperity."

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DELL, M. A: He had the living of Yeldon in Bedfordshire. He was a very peculiar and unsettled man; challenged for three contradictions. 1. For be ing professedly against Infant-baptism, and yet having his own children baptized. 2. For preaching against universities, when he held the headship of a college. 3. For being against tithes, and yet taking 2001. per ann. at his living in Peldon. It was not however for these things that he was ejected, but for his nonconformity. Such is the account of Dr. Calamy. To this was subjoined, in the first edition of the Noncon. Mem. p. 225, the following Note.—A vindication of him from the inconsistencies here charged upon him may be seen in Crosby's Hist. Bapt. Vol. I. p. 332. He might be somewhat tinctured with the enthusiasm of the times, but he was a man of substantial learning, of real piety, and a noble defender of the rights of conscience. He was at first satisfied with episcopacy and the ceremonies; but when the change of the state led to a reformation in the church, he was one of the most zealous to promote it, and would have carried it further than many others designed or would allow. He exclaimed against making a whole kingdom a church ; he thought that no power belonged to the clergy but what is spi. ritual; that blending the civil and ecclesiastical power toge. ther has been constantly the method of setting up a spiritual tyranny; that all persons ought to have liberty to worship God in the manner they think most agreeable to his word; and that the imposition of uniformity, and all compulsion in matters of religion, is antichristian. These principles led him to oppose the Presbyterians, in their attempts to get the civil power entirely to themselves, and establish their articles of faith and Directory for worship and discipline, to the suppres

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