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tionariolum Trilingue.-Francisci Willoughbeii Hist. Piscium cum Fig. Oxon. Fol.-Observations Topographical, Moral, and Philological, made in a journey thro' several parts of Europe.- A Collection of unusual or local English Words; with an Account of preparing English Metals.-A Collection of English and other Proverbs. Camb.-A Persuasive to an holy Life.—The Wisdom of God manifested in the Works of the Creation. In two parts.Three Physico-Theological Discourses with Practical Inferences.Miscell. Discourses concerning the Dissolution and Changes of the World, 1692; which have been since reprinted with Additions, and his Letters.—Stirpium Europearum extra Britannias pasćentium Sylloge.-Methodus Insectorum.-Historia Insectorum: Opus Posthumum.-Synopsis Methodica Avium & Piscium : Opus Posthumum.--A long Congratulation to K. Charles II. upon his return.
JOSEPH ODDY, M. A. Fellow. He was born at Leeds, and sent from the school there to this college. Besides his fellowship he had the living of Meldred in Cambridgeshire, but lost both by his Nonconformity. He afterwards retired to Willingham in the isle of Ely, (where Mr. Bradshaw, after his ejectment, had formed a church in his own house, and had preached unmolested five years. To escape the troubles which threatened him in 1667 he went to London, when Mr. Oddy succeeded him, and preached not only to this people but all over the Fens.] He was so much followed, (persons travelling twenty miles to hear him) that he was sometimes constrained to preach in the open fields; on which account it is less to be wondered at that he was frequently imprisoned. He was once confined five years together, and a great while with Mr. Holcroft, to whom he was assistant. But at length he was connived at to preach privately to bis friends. Upon the Indulgence in 1672 [he removed to Cot. tenham, and gave himself up entirely to itinerancy till his death, which happened May 3, 1687. He was buried by the side of his colleague Mr. Holcroft, in a piece of ground which the latter purchased for a burying-ground, at Oakington, where a decent tomb was erected for them both. These two men were the founders of almost all the nonconformist churches about Cambridgeshire, and exercised a general superintendency over them, but were assisted by three other el. ders. (See the account of Mr. Holcroft, p. 260.) Their pulpit is yet preserved at Cottenham. It
may not be amiss here to insert Mr. Oddy's smart re. partee, on being insulted by one of the wits of Cambridge,
after rary lines:
after he was released from prison, in the following extempo
“ Good day, Mr. Oddy,
“ Pray how fares your body?
Mr. Oddy's extemporary reply.
“ 'Tis for righteousness sake; “ Damnation's the fruit of your sin."] SA correspondent * relates the following anecdote of Mr. Oddy; who lived with his great grandfather at Willingham, which he heard from old people there when he was young. " When preaching in the night in a wood, between Willingham and Cottenhain, sitting upon his horse, that he might the more readily escape if molested by informers, he was broke in upon so abruptly, that he was thrown from his horse and quite stunned with the fall. In this state of insensibility he was laid, by his inhuman persecutors, across the horse, and in that situation carried to Cambridge castle."
THOMAS SENIOR, B. D. Fellow, and lecturer of TrinityChurch. He was a Westminster scholar, and a great critic in the original languages, both Hebrew and Greek. He was an admirable textuary, indefatigably industrious, and a useful preacher. He spent the latter part of his life at Hackney, with alderman Bewley; and preached a lecture many years in the house of alderman Ashhurst, with great acceptation. He has a sermon in the Morning Exercises (at Cripplegate No.7. on hearing the word with profit. James i. 21. It is not only a useful practical discourse, but abounds with learned criticism.]
SAMUEL CORBYN, M. A. Conduct of the same college. A man of untainted piety and integrity. [He was of the congregational denomination, and was one of those who were chosen elders to assist Mr. Holcroft. See p. 260.]
WORKS. A Call from the living God to unconverted Sinners, -Advice to Sinners under Convictions, to prevent their miscarrying in Conversion.
EDMUND Moore, M. A. Fellow. He was born at Dit- . ton near Cambridge, and educated there from his childhood. * Mr. Martin Mayle, minister of Blunham in Bedfordshire.
When twenty-five persons stood for ten fellowships in that college, he was one of them who carried it, without the assistance of any friend, though he had several in the town, determining that he would not obtain it by interest. After his ejection for Nonconformity (particularly for refusing to wear the surplice) Serjeant Maynard received him as his
chaplain, in whose family he continued, much respected, till his marriage. During his residence with the Serjeant he got some knowledge in the law, which was of use to him afterwards, when he lived at East Sheen, near Mortlake in Surrey, as he did several years, and preached as he had opportunity, among those who had sat under the ministry of Mr. Clark
Here he met with trouble, and was excommunicated though by a false name. His goods were seized, and carried off to be sold; but he bid the people buy them at their peril; for, being illegally seized, they were stolen goods. They were therefore soon restored to him. He was a man of great sincerity and exemplary piety, and was very serene in his last hours. He died in May 1689. He had good skill in music, and played well on the bass viol.
JOHN HUTCHINSON, B. A. Fellow. The first edition of this Account of the ejected ministers falling into his hands, seeing only his name there mentioned, he drew up a paper in the following words: “ When K. Charles. returned into “ England, there was a great revolution and change of af“ fairs. I was then newly chosen Fellow of Trin. Col. in “ Camb. by Dr. Wilkins. But he being soon after turned
out, and Dr. Fern put in, all that did not conform to the “ forms and ceremonies of the public worship, were cast out “ of their preferments, in which number of Nonconformists " was I; who lost for conscience sake my fellowship to the “ value of 100 l. a year ; which was a great oppression to is
me.” He also ordered his son (who transmitted this paper to the author) to add a more particular information concerning him, which is as follows: He was born in London, April 15, 1638; had his grammar-learning partly at Merchant-Tuylor's school, and partly at Eaton College. At fifteen years of age he went to Cambridge, was chosen fellow at about twenty, nem. con. though there were but four fellowships vacant, and twenty-four candidates, of whom he was the youngest but one. Upon his ejectinent he went to London, and visited Mr. Joseph Hill, and assisted him in correcting Schrevelius's Lexicon. He afterwards travelled into T 3
France and Italy, with a view to the improvement of his knowledge in physic and anatomy. On his return, he was invited to become a fellow of the college of physicians in London, but waved it, and was contented with submitting to an examination, upon which he was approved, and had a licence to practise as a physician per totam Angliam. He settled at Hitchin in Hertfordshire, where he practised near thirty years. He was there particularly acquainted with Dr. Eales, (the celebrated physician of those parts) who often used to say of him, “ He is a modest man, but knows more than all of us.”
Mr. James, a son of the late worthy Baptist minister at Hitchin, says, “ That Dr. Hutchinson appears to have belonged to the Society in Tyler Street, (where his father preached] which has always held with mixed communion, and that he was a subscriber to the building of that meetinghouse. It appears from the parish register that his children were baptized at church, the names of four of them being there entered*, viz. John, Claudia, Benjamin, and Edvardus.”
He preached sometimes at Bendish, [a neighbouring vil. lage] and occasionally at Hertford, Ware, and Bedford, but always gratis; and would not take upon him the charge of a congregation, though much urged to do it. He was congregational in his judgment, but very candid to those of dif. ferent sentiments. He had good skill in music, was an excellent Grecian, spoke French very fluently, and was reckoned no contemptible poet. He was of a humble, meek, and peaceable temper; a great enemy to rash anger ; very patient and submissive under trouble ; and so generous as of ten to refuse handsome fees when offered him. After leaving Hitchin, he lived two years at Clapham, where he practised physic with great reputation and success. His last remove was to Hackney, where he kept a boarding school, and taught Latin and Greek nine years. Being at length burthened with age, he longed for his departure, which happened Feb. 9. 1715, Ætat. 77. $ It does not appear that he published any thing but a recommendatory Poem to Atwell's Faithful Surveyor, dated Trin. Col. 1662.
ROBERT EIKINS, B. A. At the Restoration, when he was * Query whether this is certain evidence? It seems very unlikely that a man of his principles should submit to the use of Sponsors, the sign of the cross, or the very exceptionable form of words; though it is known that some modern Dissenters are herein strangely inconsistent. Ed.
Senior Batchelor, Dr. Fern having taken possession of the mastership, and jostled out Dr. Wilkins, strict conformity was introduced into the college, and such as would not comply were ordered to withdraw from it. Hereupon about fourteen fellows and scholars withdrew; but Mr. Eikins not being satisfied that they had a power as yet to eject, forebore going to the chapel, but still went to commons in the hall. Hereupon he was cited three times before the masters and seniors, who argued the case with him again and again ; admonished him, and told him he should not stay if he would not conform. He answered them, That if they were satisfied that by their statutes they could justify the expelling him, and would proceed to do it; he would be gone. He continued half a year afterwards, going to commons as before ; but having no hope of peace, he at length withdrew. Thus was he deprived of the prospect of a fellowship; and by the Uniformity-act, which took place soon after, he was incapacitated for any living, and though he had three offered him, could accept of none of them, because he durst not comply with impositions which he thought partly needless and partly sinful. Upon the same account also he lost the favour of his own family and near relations, and so continued a poor Nonconformist. But God wonderfully provided for him, and he had comfort in his ministerial service, among a handful of people at Oakham in Rutland, his allowance from whom was so small, that he could not have supported himself and his family, had not God taken care of him by other means.--Among many pleasant and facetious letters to the author, he says in one of them, “ I have strange stories to tell of God's " wonderful providing for me, and protecting of me from the “ malice and violence of unreasonable men. I have had great 5 comforts in my ministerial work, and seen something of " the fruits of my ministry. And for ever blessed be God, I “ have good hope of faring as well hereafter to all eternity, as any prelate that ever wore a mitrę."
JOHN Davis, M. A. Fellow. He was a very learned man: commonly called Rabbi Davis.
Mr. Samuel PONDER. A Northamptonshire man. Emi. nent for piety and humility. [An old MS. stiles him Mr. Ponder of Whaddon ; where probably he might be curate : that he could not be rector appears from the induction-book.. He was concerned in Mr. Holcroft's ordination at Bassingbourn. ]