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was such as excited the admiration of his acquaintance. He attained to great eminence in literature, but it was rendered almost useless by an habitual melancholy. He died in 1693.
WORKS. A Latin Poem on the death of Dr. Edmund Staunton. He published a volume of his father's sermons, and wrote a short Preface to his Prelectiones.
John Wood, M. A. Fellow. Born at Chesterfield in. Derbyshire. He continued at Cambridge fourteen years, and was ejected by the Act of Uniformity. He afterwards preached up and down in his native county in several churches, reading much of the Common-Prayer : but he used to say he did not like subscribing to conformity. He was a pious peaceable man, and of very moderate principles. He died at Norton in Derbyshire, in 1690.
WORKS. An Exposition on the Assembly's Catechism.--A Sermon on reading the Scriptures, which is annexed to it,
From the same college were ejected-Mr. WINDRESS, B. A.-Mr. MATHUM ; Fellows.--Mr. ALDEN, Scholar.
KATHERINE HALL. WILLIAM GREEN, M. A. Fellow. He spent fourteen years in the university. After his ejectment he preached privately in and about Cambridge. In the latter part of his time he lived at Fenny-Stanton, near St. Ives in Huntingdonshire ; about which place many were edified by his preaching and pious conversation. He was a learned, grave, and holy
WORKS. Two Discourses on the Corruption of Nature and Salvation by Grace; (very excellent.)-A needful Preparative for the Lord's Supper, in Question and Answer.
KING'S COLLEGE, GEORGE DUNCOME, M. A. Fellow. He wrote a piece, on occasion of the plague, for the use of a family, entitled, Forgetfulness of God the great Plague of Man's Heart. Also some verses in the Ewspa Cantab.
MAGDALEN COLLEGE. JOSEPH Hill, B. D. Proctor. Born in October, 1625, at Bromley near Leeds. His father, Mr. Joshua Hill, preacher at one of the chapels of ease belonging to that large parish, died when he was about seven years old. Some persons had resolved to trouble him for not wearing his surplice, and far other acts of Nonconformity; and had procured him to be cited to appear in the court of the Abp. of York: but he died a few hours before the summons came. This his son gave early proofs of his capacity by the progress he made in schoollearning : but the troubles which began at that time prevented his being sent to Cambridge till he was eighteen years old, when he was admitted into St. John's Col. (viz. in 1644,) where, by his diligence, he soon recovered the time that he had lost. In 1649, he was chosen Fellow of Magd. Col. The number of his pupils, during his stay here, was very considerable. In 1659, he was promoted to the office of Proctor, in preference to a senior; and his conduct in that office, for the suppressing all open immoralities, shewed him to be worthy of that honour. In 1660, he kept the B. D.'s act at a public commencement; and having declared his judgment against conformity, the collegians cut his name out of their books in kindness to him, that he might avoid trouble. He retired to London, and preached for a little while at Alhallows Barking. In 1663, he went abroad, and having seen several countries, and wearied himself with travelling, he rested at Leyden, in which university he spent two
In 1667, he was called to be pastor of the English church at Middleburgh in Zealand, where he continued till 1673, when his too late publishing his Defence of the Zealander's Choice, occasioned the governors of that province to oblige him to leave that place. Whereupon he came to England, and waiting on K. Charles II. he, as a reward for writing that book, gave him a sinecure worth above 80l. per annum, and offered him a bishopric if he would conform. But being altogether dissatisfied with the terms of conformity, he readily accepted of a call to the English church in Rotterdam, 1678, in which post he continued to the day of his death, which was Nov. 5, 1707, aged 83.
He was an acceptable and edifying preacher from his first entering the ministry. He had laid in a considerable stock of useful learning, and had an excellent way of employing it. Few persons had a more plain and intelligible method of preaching. He was peculiarly happy in a very short, but satisfactory, opening of his text; and was always very methodical in handling his subject. His sermons were well adapted to profit his hearers ; and those who were most intimate with him, could plainly see in him, when out of the pulpit, a no less tender concern for souls than when he was in it. The uriprofitableness of any of his people, under the means of grace, and the unsuitableness of their lives to their profession,
or three years,
were his most sensible grief. He was so addicted to study, that the infirmities of age did not divert him from spending many hours in a day among his books, of which he had a large and valuable collection.
WORKS. Dissert. on the Antiquity of Temples.--Another on artificial Churches.-A Sermon on sudden Death.Serm. in Morn, Ex.on Meditation. He also published a neat edition of Schrevelius's Greek-Lexicon,
JOHN SADLER, M. A. Master of the College. Dr. Walker speaks of him as “ á very insignificant man.” But one who knew him in the university, and who was a clergy, man of the church of England, writes thus: “We accounted him, not only a general scholar, and an accomplished gentleman, but also a person of great piety; though it nrust be owned he was not always right in his head.' He was des prived of his mastership at the Restoration, to make way for Dr. Rainbow, afterwards Bp. of Carlisle, who had been cast out from it in 1650, for not taking the Engagement. He was town-clerk of London, all the time of his being Master of Magd. Col. and before ; but not long after. He spent the latter part of his time at Warmwell in Dorsetshire, as appears from Mather's Hist. N. Eng. (B. vii. p. 102.) [where there is a very extraordinary account of some predictions which he uttered upon a sick-bed, in 1663, to the minister of the parish and his servant, 'concerning the plague, the fire of London, and several other then future events, which at his desire were written down at the time. He had two sons, Mr. Daniel and Mr. John Sadler, worthy men and serious christians, living at Rotterdam, in 1697, one of them his Majesty's agent for transportation, from whom the narrative * was sent to Mr. Inc. Mather at Boston.]
THOMAS MORE, M. A. Fellow. He was an excellent philosopher, and therefore was chosen by the proctor to be moderator in the batchelor's-school. And being (like his uncle Mr. Andrew Marvel) a witty man, was chosen to be Tripos. His temper was sedate, his courage modest and sober, and his principles were very moderate.
The main thing that he stuck at, in regard to conformity, was the damnatory clause in the Athanasian Creed: he said, “ That he could
The narrative has all the appearance of authenticity, and the things which Mr. Sadler uttered are doubtless extraordinary, but from the circumstances mentioned in Mather's History, it seems evident he was in a delirium. Ep.
not in conscience doom all those to hell, who were there damned."
John Wood, M. A. Fellow. He was a Charter-house scholar, and reckoned as great a critic in the Greek and Latin languages as any in the university. He was of long standing, and a close student, but excessively modest, timorous, and diffident of his own abilities : one of the most helpless men in the world. After his ejectment he lived upon the charity of his friends. Mr. P. Henry says of him; “He was a learned man, but wanted the faculty of communicating; one that feared God, and walked in his integrity to the last; he hail no certain dwelling-place on earth, but I trust hath one in hea. ven." He died Sept. 19, 1692, at Mitton in Shropshire, aged about 70.
Mr. ROBERT WHITAKER. Born in Lancashire. He settled at Fordingbridge in Hampshire, where God blessed his ministry, to the good of many souls. He left a son in the ministry among the Dissenters.
From the same college was ejected Mr. BUTLER, or BATLOE, who had taken the degree of M. A.
PEMBROKE HALL. WILLIAM Moses, M. A. Master. He was a very quick and ready man, on which account Mr. Bazter was very desirous to have him one of the commissioners at the Savoy, but could not prevail. When he was Master of PembrokeHall, and a certain vacancy was to be filled up by the Master and Fellows of that house, an order, was sent them from Crumwell, to elect a certain person whom he nained, without any delay. Mr. Moses had private intelligence of such an order before the messenger arrived. The order being contrary to their statutes and privileges, he immediately shuts up the hallgates, summons the Fellows, and proceeds to an election. On the messenger's arrival, he takes horse for London, waits on the Protector, and informs him that they had chosen another before his order arrived.--After his ejectment, he was a serjeant at law, and saved the hall some hundreds of pounds in a law affair, for which they acknowledged themselves greatly obliged to him. He had very good practice as a counsellos, and died * a rich bachelor.' There is a short La
* In the former edition, the editor had here inserted this parenthesis (not greatly to his honour] for which more than one correspondent called him to
poem of his in the Congratulatory Addresses of the university of Cambridge to Charles II. on his relurn.
ALEXANDER GREEN, M. A. Fellow.
HENRY SAMPSON, M. A. Fellow. He was son and heir of a religious gentleman, Mr. Wm. Sampson, of South-Leverton in Nottinghamshire, and nephew to those two eminent linguists Mr. John and Mr. Samuel Vicars, the joint authors of the Decapla, on the Psalms; and son-in-law of Dr. Obad. Grew of Coventry. [His spirit was early and deeply tinctured with the fear of the Lord, which became the governing principle of his life ; and he chose thať condition in it wherein he thought he might most glorify God, and do most good to men. He was a pupil of the learned Mr. Wm. Moses, under whom his proficiency was very great, in every branch of rational learning, but especially in the knowledge of those languages in which the sacred scriptures were written.] As soon as he was of sufficient standing he was chosen Fellow of the same hall; and soon after had one of the best livings in the gift of his college bestowed upon him, viz. that of Framlingham in Suffolk. Here he preached with great acceptance, as he also did at Coventry, where he made several visits, and often preached for Dr. Grew, and in both places his memory was long honoured. Upon the Restoration, being obliged to leave his people, and not being satisfied to conform, he applied himself to the study of physic; the rather because he had never been ordained. He travelled into France, and visited several universities famous for inedicine abroad. He staid first at Padua, and then at Leyden, where he became acquainted with the lord chief justice St. John, who bore a singular respect to him as long as he lived. Having taken his degree, he returned home, and settled in London, where he entered himself of the college of physicians, as honorary fellow, and lived and died in good repute.
account. He does not retract the sentiment, but takes this opportunity of explaining his meaning. Christians in general are forbidden laying up for themselves treasures on earth. For single persons to do it, whether men or wo, men, appears to him peculiarly unbecoming a Christian character. If it had been said of Mr. Moses that as he encreased in riches he enereased in his benevolence, and that he employed his superfluous wealth in acts of piety and charity, particulariy in assisting his poor brethren who had numerous fami. lies, it would have been more to his honour, than to have it said that he died a rich bachelor