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A71277 Athenæ Oxonienses. Vol. 2. an exact history of all the writers and bishops who have had their education in the most ancient and famous University of Oxford, from the fifteenth year of King Henry the Seventh, Dom. 1500, to the end of the year 1690 representing the birth, fortune, preferment, and death of all those authors and prelates, the great accidents of their lives, and the fate and character of their writings : to which are added, the Fasti, or, Annals, of the said university, for the same time ... Wood, Anthony à, 1632-1695. 1692 (1692) Wing W3383A; ESTC R200957 1,495,232 926

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in 1642. quarto 2 Speech in the House of Commons at the passing of two Bills Lond. 1641. qu. c. Several Arguments and Discourses See in Joh. Rushworths Append. p. 28. and in a book intit The Sovereigns Prerogative and Subjects Privileges discussed c. Lond. 1657. fol. Reports in the Common Pleas and Exchequer in the and 7. of King Charles I. Lond. 1683. fol. These things I think are all that he hath extant except his Humble submission and supplication to the House of Lords 28. Sept. 1642. which is more than once printed under his name yet whether genuine I cannot tell He was untimely taken from this world to the sorrow of his Majesty on the 27. of Aug. in sixteen hundred forty and five being then a Colonel of a Foot Regiment in Oxon and Privy Counsellor to his Majesty and was buried between the two lower Pillars which divides the first North isle from the second on the North side of the Choire of the Cathedral of Ch. Church in Oxon. At which time Dr. Hen. Hammond the University Orator did lay open to the large Auditory then present the great Loyalty prudence knowledge virtue c. that had been in the person that then lay dead before them Over his grave was a costly monument of black and white marble erected in the month of May an 1683 at the charge of his only daughter and Heir Anne Littleton the Widdow of Sir Thom. Littleton Bt with a noble inscription thereon wherein 't is said that this Edward Lord Littleton was descended from Tho. Littleton Knight of the Bath qui sub Edwardo IV. Justiciarius Leges Angliae municipales prius indigestas in Enchiridion feliciter reduxit Opus in omne aevum Jc tis venerandum c. GILES WIDDOWES was born at Mickleton in Glocestershire elected Fellow of Oriel Coll. 1610 being then Bac. of Arts of that House of two years standing or more Afterwards he proceeded in that faculty entred into Orders and became a noted Preacher At length being made Rector of S. Martins Church in Oxon he resign'd his Fellowship in 1621 and lived in the condition of a Commoner for several years in Gloc. Hall of which he was for the most part of his time Viceprincipal He was a harmless and honest man a noted Disputant well read in the Schoolmen and as conformable to and zealous in the established discipline of the Church of England as any Person of his time yet of so odd and strange parts that few or none could be compared with him He was also a great enemy to the schismatical Puritan in his Sermons and Writings which being much offensive to his quondam Pupil Will. Prynne a controversie therefore fell out between them an 1630 and continued for some time very hot till Prynne was diverted by other matters He hath written The schismatical Puritan Serm. at Witney concerning the lawfulness of Church authority for ordaining c. on 1. Cor. 14. ver ult Oxon. 1630. qu. Which being unadvisedly written and much displeasing to Dr. Abbot Archb. of Cant. was as scurrilously answer'd by Prynne in his appendix to his Ante Arminisme The lawless kneeless schismatical Puritan Or a confutation of the Author of an appendix concerning bowing at the name of Jesus Oxon. 1631. qu. and other things as 't is said but such I have not yet seen He was buried in the Chancel of S. Martins Church before-mention'd on the fourth day of Febr. in sixteen hundred forty and five having been before much valued and beloved and his high and loyal Sermons frequented by the Royal Party and Soldiers of the garrison of Oxford to the poorer sort of whom he was always beneficial as also ready at all turns to administer to them in their distressed condition CHRISTOPHER POTTER Nephew to Dr. Barn Potter mention'd under the year 1641 received his first breath within the Barony of Kendall in Westmorland became Clerk of Queens Coll. in the beginning of 1606 and in that of his age 15 afterwa●ds Tabarder M. of Arts and Chaplain in 1613 and at length Fellow of the said College He was then a great admirer of Hen. Ayray Provost of that House some of whose works he published and a zealous puritanical Lecturer at Abendon in Berks. where he was much resorted to for his edifying way of preaching In 1626 he succeeded the said Dr. Barn Potter in the Provostship of his Coll. and the next year proceeded in Divinity Soon after when Dr. Laud became a rising favourite in the Royal Court he after a great deal of seeking was made his creature and therefore by the precise Party he was esteemed an Arminian In the latter end of 1635 he being then Chapl. in Ord. to His Maj. he was made Dean of Worcester upon Dr. Rog. Manwarings promotion to the See of S. David having before had a promise of a Canonry of Windsore but never enjoyed it and in the year 1640 he executed the office or Vicechancellour of this University not without some trouble from the members of the Long Parliament occasion'd by the puritanical and factious party of the Univ. and City of Oxon. Afterwards the grand rebellion breaking out he suffer'd much for the Kings cause and therefore upon the death of Dr. Walt. Balcanquall he was designed and nominated by his Maj. to succeed him in the Deanery of Durham in the month of January 1645 but died before he was installed He was a Person esteemed by all that knew him to be learned and religious exemplary in his behavior and discourse courteous in his carriage and of a sweet and obliging nature and comely presence He hath written and published A Sermon at the consecration of Barnab Potter D. D. Bish of Carlile at Ely House in Holbourne 15. March 1628 on John 21.17 Lond. 1629. oct It must be now noted that a certain Jesuit known sometimes by the name of Edw. Knott and sometimes by that of Nich. Smith and at other times by Mathew Wilson which was his true name born at Pegsworth near Morpeth in Northumberland did publish a book intit Charitie Mistaken c. whereupon our Author Potter answered it in another intit Want of charity justly charged on all such Romanists as dare affirme that protestancie destroyeth salvation c. Oxon. 1633. oct Which book being perus'd by Dr. Laud Archb. of Cant. he caused some matters therein to be omitted in the next impression which was at Lond. 1634. oct But before it was quite printed Knott before-mention'd put out a book intit Mercy and truth or charity maintained by Catholiques By way of reply upon an answer fram'd by Dr. Potter to a treatise which had formerly proved that charity was mistaken by Protestants c. printed beyond the Sea 1634. in qu. Whereupon Will. Chillingworth undertook him in his book called The religion of Protestants c. which contains an answer only to the first part of Mercy and truth c. For tho Chillingworth had made
the same time was such a great party of that Faction present that Oliver being suspicious of some mischief that might arise sent Maj. General Joh. Bridges with eight Troops of Horse to those parts who taking up his quarters at Wallingford many of his men attended in and near Abendon during the time of Praying Preaching and Burying After the burial were tumults raised by Preaching which would have ended in blows had not the Soldiers intercepted and sent them home SIMON BIRCKBEK son of Tho. Birck Esq was born at Hornbie in Westmorland became a Student in Queens Coll. in the year 1600 and that of his age 16 where he was successively a poor serving child Tabarder or poor child and at length Fellow being then Master of Arts. About which time viz. 1607. entring into holy Orders he became a noted Preacher in these parts was esteem'd a good Disputant and well read in the Fathers and Schoolmen In 1616 he was admitted to the reading of the Sentences and the year after became Vicar of the Church of Gilling and of the Chappel of Forcet near Richmond in Yorksh by the favour of his Kinsman Humph. Wharton Esq Receiver general of his Majesties Revenues within the Archd. of Richmond the Bishoprick of Durham and County of Northumberland In which place being setled he was much esteemed by the Clergy and Laity of the Neighbourhood for his exemplary life and conversation He hath written The Protestants evidence shewing that for 1500 years next after Christ divers guides of Gods Church have in sundry points of Religion taught as the Church of England now doth Lond. 1634. 35. qu. There again with many additions in fol. an 1657. This book was valued by Selden and other learned men because therein the Author had taken great and worthy pains in producing out of every Century Witnesses to attest the Doctrine of the Ch. of Engl. in the points by him produced against the contrary doctrine of the Trent Council and Church of Rome Answer to a Romish Antidotist Lond. 1657. at the end of the former book printed in fol. Treatise of Death Judgment Hell and Heaven He was buried in the Chappel of Forcet before mention'd on the 14 of Sept. in sixteen hundred fifty and six near to the Font there Over his grave was soon after a grey marble stone laid with an Inscription thereon engraven which for brevity sake I shall now pass by and only tell you that this our Author Birckbek submitted to the men in power in the times of Usurpation and therefore kept his Benefice without fear of Sequestration RICHARD CAPEL was born of good Parentage within the City of Glocester educated in Grammar Learning there became a Commoner of S. Albans Hall in the beginning of the year 1601 and in that of his age 17 elected Demy of Magd. Coll. soon after and in the year 1609 he was made perpetual Fellow of that House being then Mast of Arts which was the highest degree he took in this University While he continued there his eminency was great was resorted to by noted men especially of the Calvinian Party had many Pupils put to his charge of whom divers became afterwards noted for their Learning as Accepted Frewen Archb. of York Will. Pemble c. Afterwards leaving the Coll. upon the obtaining of the Rectory of Eastington in his own Country became eminent there among the puritannical Party for his painful and practical way of preaching his exemplary life and conversation and in doing many good offices for those of his function When the book concerning Sports on the Lords day was ordered to be read in all Churches an 1633 he refused to do it and thereupon willingly resigning his Rectory obtained licence to practice Physick from the Bishop of Glocester so that setling at Pitchcomb near to Strowd in the said County where he had a temporal Estate was resorted to especially by those of his opinion for his success in that faculty In the beginning of the grand Rebellion he closed with the Presbyterians was made one of the Ass of Divines but refused to sit among them and was as I conceive restored to his Benefice or else had a better confer'd on him He was esteemed by those of his opinion an excellent Preacher and one that kept close to the footings of Jo. Dod Rob. Cleaver Arth. Hildersham and Jo. Rainolds of the last of whom he would often say that He was as learned a man as any in the world as godly also as learned and as humble as godly He hath written God's valuation of mans soul in two sermons on Mark 8.36 Lond. 1632. qu. Tentations their nature danger and cure in four parts Lond. 1650. oct c. Each part came out by it self before that time Brief dispute touching restitution in the case of usury Printed with the Tentations This Brief dispute with the Short discourse of Usury by Rob. Bolton and the Usurer cast by Chr. Jellinger M. A. are replyed upon by T. P. Lond. 1679. Apology in defence of some Exceptions against some particulars in the book of Tentations Lond. 1659. oct Remaines being an useful Appendix to his excellent Treatise of Tentations c. Lond. 1658. oct He paid his last debt to nature at Pitchcomb before mention'd on the 21 of Sept. in sixteen hundred fifty and six and was buried within the Precincts of the Church there His Fathers name was Christopher Capel a stout Alderman of the City of Glocester and a good friend to such Ministers that had suffer'd for Nonconformity He was born at Hoo-capel in Herefordshire and by Grace his Wife daughter of Rich. Hands had issue Rich. Capel before mention'd EDMUND WINGATE son of Roger Windg of Bornend and Sharpenhoe in Bedfordshire Esq was born in 1593 became a Commoner of Queens Coll. in 1610 and took one degree in Arts which being compleated by Determination he retired to Greys Inn where he had entred himself before that time a Student for the obtaining knowledge in the municipal Laws But his genie being more bent to the noble study of Mathematicks which had before been promoted and encouraged in Queens Coll. did at length arrive to great eminence in that faculty and was admired by those few in London that then professed it In 1624 he transported into France the Rule of Proportion having a little before been invented by Edm. Gunter of Gresham Coll and communicated it to most of the chiefest Mathematicians then residing in Paris who apprehending the great benefit that might accrue thereby importun'd him to express the use thereof in the French Tongue Which being performed accordingly he was advised by Mounsier Alleawne the Kings chief Engineer to dedicate his book to Mounsier the Kings only Brother since Duke of Orleance Nevertheless the said work coming forth as an Abortive the publishing thereof being somewhat hastned by reason an Advocate of Diion in Burgundy began to print some uses thereof which Wingate had in a friendly way communicated
concerning the water of S. Vincents Rocks near Bristol Brief and accurate treatise concerning the taking of the fume of Tobacco These four last were printed with Via recta Philosophical discourse of dieterical Observations for the preserving of health Printed 1620. qu. He died at Bathe on the 27 day of March in sixteen hundred and sixty and was buried in the south Isle joyning to the great Church there dedicated to S. Peter Over his grave was soon after put a very fair Monument with the bust of the defunct in the east wall with a large inscription thereon made by Dr. Rob. Peirce a Physician of Bathe sometimes a Com. of Linc. College a copy of which with most envious notes on it you may see in a book intit A discourse of Bathe c. printed 1676. in oct p. 170. 171. written by a Physician of note in that City HENRY HAMMOND son of Dr. John Hammond Physitian to Prince Henry was born at Chersey in Surrey on the 26 of Aug. 1605 educated in Grammar Learning in Eaton School near to Windsore where he was much advantaged in the Greek Tongue by Mr. Tho. Allen Fellow of that College In the year 1622 Jul. 30 he was made Demie of Magd. Coll. and the same year was admitted Bach. of Arts. In 1625 he proceeded in that faculty and on the 26 of July the same year he was elected Fellow of that house being then Philosophy Reader and a singular ornament thereunto In 1633 he had the Rectory of Penhurst in Kent confer'd on him by the Earl of Leicester who a little before had been deeply affected with a Sermon that he had delivered at Court and in the latter end of the same year he was admitted to the reading of the Sentences In 1638 he was licensed to proceed in the faculty of Divinity and in 1640 he was made a member of the Convocation of the Clergy called with the short Parliament that began the 13 of April the same year In 1643 he had the Archdeaconry of Chichester confer'd upon him by Dr. Duppa Bishop thereof and the same year he was nominated one of the Ass of Divines but sate not About which time being forced to leave his Rectory by the Presbyterians he retired to Oxon for shelter and the year following was entertained by the Duke of Richmond and Earl of Southampton to go as their Chaplain with them to London to treat with the Parliament for a composure of the unhappy differences in Church and State so that behaving himself with great zeal and prudence was also the same year appointed to attend the Kings Commissioners at Uxbridge for peace where it being his lot to dispute with Rich. Vines a Presbyterian Minister that attended the Commissioners appointed by Parliament he did with ease and perfect clearness disperse all the Sophisms that had been brought by him or others against him In the beginning of 1645 he was upon the death of Dr. VVill. Strode made one of the Canons of Ch. Ch. in Oxon and Chaplain in ord to his Majesty then there by vertue of which place I mean the Canonry he became Orator of the University but had seldom an opportunity to shew his parts that way In 1647 he attended the King in his restraint at VVoobourne Caversham Hampton Court and the Isle of VVight but he being sequestred from the office of Chaplain to him about Christmas the same year he retired to his Canonry in Oxon and being elected Sub dean of his house continued there till the Visitors appointed by Parliament first thrust him out without any regard had to his great Learning and Religion and then imprison'd him for several weeks in a private house in Oxon. Afterwards he was confin'd to the house of Sir Philip Warwick at Clapham in Bedfordshire where continuing several months was at length released Whereupon retiring to Westwood in Worcestershire the seat of the loyal Sir John Packington to which place he had received a civil invitation remained there doing much good to the day of his death in which time he had the disposal of great Charities reposed in his hands as being the most zealous promoter of Alms giving that lived in England since the change of Religion Much more may be said of this most worthy person but his life and death being extant written by Dr. Jo. Fell his great Admirer I shall only now say that great were his natural abilities greater his acquired and that in the whole circle of Arts he was most accurate He was also eloquent in the Tongues exact in antient and modern Writers was well vers'd in Philosophy and better in Philology most learned in school Divinity and a great Master in Church Antiquity made up of Fathers Councils ecclesiastical Historians and Lyturgicks as may be at large seen in his most elaborate Works the Titles of which follow A practical Catechism Oxon 1644. and Lond. 1646. qu. There again in 1652 in two vol. in qu. This Catechism was first of all published upon the importune Request of Dr. Christop Potter Provost of Queens Coll. to whom he had communicated yet could never get him to set his name to it Of Scandal Oxon. 1644. qu. Of Conscience Lond. 1650. qu. Of resisting the lawful Magistrate under colour of Religion Oxon. 1644. Lond. 1647. qu. Of Will●worship Oxon. 1644. qu. Considerations of present use concerning the danger resulting from the change of our Church Government Printed 1644 and 46. Lond. 1682. qu. Of Superstition Ox. 1645. Lond. 1650. qu. Of sins of weakness and wilfulness Oxon. 1645 50. quart Explication of two difficult texts Heb. 6. and Heb. 10. Printed with Sins of weakness c. Of a late or death-bed repentance Ox. 1645. qu. View of the Directorie and vindication of the Liturgie Ox. 1645. 46. c. qu. Of Idolatry Ox. 1646. Lond. 1650. qu. The Reader ●s now to understand that after the Lord Falklands book called A discourse of the infallibility of the Church of Rome was published came out a book written by a Rom. Cath. intit A Treatise apologetical touching the infallibility of the Church Catholick c. printed 1645. Whereupon our Author Dr. Hammond wrot and published A view of the Exceptions which have been made by a Romanist to the Lord Viscount Falklands Discourse of the infallibility of the Ch. of Rome Oxon. 1646. quart The power of the keys or of binding and loosing Lond. 1647. 51. qu. Of the word KRIMA Of the Zelots among the Jews and the liberty taken by them of taking up the Cross Lond. 1647. qu. joyned with the second Edit Of resisting the lawful Magistrate Vindication of Christs representing S. Peter from the Exceptions of Mr. Steph. Marshall Lond. 1647. qu. joyned with the second Edit Of resisting the lawful Magistrate Of fraternal admonition and correption Lond. 1647. 50. qu. Copie of some papers past at Oxon between Dr. Hammond the Author of the Practical Catechism and Mr. Franc. Cheynell Lond. 1647 and 50 in qu. View of some
from all appearance of evil c. Oxon 1640. 1660. oct and qu. Want of Church-government no warrant for a total omission of the Lords Supper c. Lond. 1650. qu. Ox. 1653. oct Vindication of Dr. Will. Twysse from the Exceptions of Mr. Joh. Goodwin in his Redemption redeemed Oxon. 1653. fol. The Examiner examined or a Reply to Mr. Fulwoods Examination of want of Church-Government no warrant for omission of the Lords Supper Lond. 1653. This Mr. Fulwood is the same with Franc. Fulwood sometimes of Emanuel Coll. in Cambridge afterwards Minister of West Alvington in Devonshire Archdeacon of Totness D. of D. and Canon of Exeter an eminent Writer of his time A mixture of scholastical Divinity with practical in several Tractates Oxon. 1656. qu. The titles of those Tracts are 1 Concerning the sinful fear of man 2 Of Christs incarnation 3 Of the resurrection of Christ 4 Concerning the fulness of Christ and 5 Of the excellency of Praise and Thanksgiving being all the effect of certain Sermons Dr. Hammond's 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 or a greater ardency of Christs love of God at one time than another proved to be utterly irreconcileable with his fulness of habitual grace and perpetual happiness and impeccability of the Soul Oxon. 1657. qu. Replyed upon by a third person in a book intit The Refuter refuted See in Will. Creed under the year 1663. Treatise concerning the indifferency of humane actions Oxon. 1659. qu. Brief and scholastical discourse touching the nature of Thanksgiving on Ephes 5.20 Oxon 1660. qu. Mostly the same mention'd in the fifth head of A mixture of scholastical Divinity c. Of original righteousness and its contrary concupisence Oxon. 1660. qu. Written against Dr. Jer. Taylor Sermon enlarged into a Treatise concerning the last and general judgment c. on Rom. 2.16 Oxon. 1660. qu. Certain Letters between him and Dr. Jer. Taylor concerning a passage of his Hen. Jeanes in his farther explication of original sin Oxon 1660. qu. Uniformity in humane doctrinal Ceremonies grounded on 1 Cor. 14.40 Or a reply to Dr. Hammonds Vindication of his grounds of Uniformity Oxon. 1660. qu. Dr. Creed's voluminous defence of Dr. Hammonds 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 briefly examined and the weakness thereof fully discovered Lond. 1661. qu. Several Sermons as 1 The work of heaven upon earth c. Serm. at Taunton in Somersetsh 11 May 1648 being a day set apart for the annual commemoration of the deliverance of that Town by the relief which they received on the 11 of May 1645 on Psal 92. ver 1. Lond. 1649. qu. and others besides what are before mention'd as also an Answer to John Milton's book intit Iconoclasies c. printed 1651. qu. and said to be written by one Jeans which I have not yet seen He gave way to fate in the City of Wells some few days before the fatal day of S. Barthelmew in the month of August in sixteen hundred sixty and two and was buried in the Cathedral Church there At which time one of his perswasion intended to preach a Sermon of Mortality but Dr. Piers the then Bishop of that place who had no affection for Jeanes because he knew him to have been an Heretick and often had call'd him so examined the Sermon least any thing therein might be spoken in commendation of him and his opinions JOHN BIDDLE or Biddellus as he is by some Authors written Son of Edw. Bid. a Taylor was born at Wotton Under Edge in Glocestershire baptized on the 14. of January 1615 and afterwards being a youth of great hopes was by the benevolence and exhibition of George Lord Berkley educated in Grammar learning in the Free-school there by John Rugg and John Turner successive Masters thereof Under the last he made so great proficiency in his studies that he englished Virgils Bucolicks and the Two first Satyrs of Juvenal Both which were printed at Lond. in 1634 in oct and dedicated to John Smith of Nibley in the said County Esq Mecaenas of the Wottonian Muses In the beginning of that year having a little before composed and recited before a full auditory an elaborate oration in Latine for the gracing the funeral of an honorable School fellow he was entred a Student of Magd. Hall and for a time if I mistake not was put under the tuition of John Oxenbridge a Person then noted to be of no good principles Before he had taken the degree of Master of Arts being about that time a Tutor in the said Hall he was invited to take upon him the care of teaching the School wherein he had been educated by the Overseers thereof but refused it and after he had compleated the said degree which was in 1641 he became Master of Crypt School within the City of Glocester where for a time he was much esteemed for his diligence in his profession severity of manners and sanctity of life At length the Nation being brought into confusion by the restless Presbyterians the said City garrison'd for the use of the Parliament and every one vented his or their opinions as they pleased he began to be free of his discourses of what he had studied there at leisure hours concerning the Trinity from the holy Scriptures having not then as he pretended convers'd with Socinian Books But the Presbyterian Party then prevalent there having notice of these matters and knowing full well what mischief he might do among his disciples the Magistrate summoned him to appear before him and after several interrogatories a form of confession under three heads was proposed to him to make which he accordingly did 2. May 1644 but not altogether in the words proposed Which matter giving then no satisfaction he made another confession in the same month more evident than the former to avoid the danger of imprisonment which was to follow if he should deny it Afterwards being more satisfied in his mind by reading various Authors he drew up several arguments against the generally received deity of the Holy Ghost which he intended shortly after to print but being betrayed by one whom he took to be his sure friend who had as it seems a copy of them he acquainted the Magistrate and Parliament Committee then in the said City of the matter Whereupon after they had perused them they committed the Author then labouring under a feaver to the common Goal there on the 2. of Decemb. 1645 to remain in that place till the Parliament should take cognizance of the matter But a certain Person of note dwelling in Glocester who had a respect for Biddle for the truth is except his opinions there was little or nothing blame worthy in him he procured his liberty by giving sureties for his appearance when it should please the Parliament to send for him About the month of June in 1646 the learned Usher Primate of Ireland travelled through that City in his way to London and having before heard of spake to and used him with all fairness and
Jo. Stow's Survey of London and his continuators Discourse of the Empire and of the election of the King of the Romans c. Lond. 1658. oct Lexicon tetraglotton An English-French-Italian-Spanish-Dictionary Lond. 1659. 60. fol. A particular vocabulary or nomenclature in English Italian French and Spanish of the proper terms belonging to several Arts and Sciences to common professions and callings both liberal and mechanick c. in 52 Sections Lond. 1659. Printed with the former book Proverbs or old sayed sawes and adages in English or the Saxon tongue Italian French and Spanish Whereunto the British for their great antiquity and weight are added This is also printed with Lex tetragl A cordial for the Cavaliers Lond. 1661. Answer'd as soon as it peep'd abroad by Rog. L'estrange in a book entit A caveat for the Cavaliers which having given offence to divers Persons he published a second edition of it with his name and a preface to it Soon after our author Howell set forth a vindication of his Cordial under this title Some sober inspections made into those ingredients that went to the composition of a late Cordial for the Cavaliers Lond. 1661. Upon which L'estrange briefly reflects in the close of a piece of his intit A modest plea both for the Caveat and Author of it A French Grammar and a dialogue consisting of all Gallicismes with additions of the most useful and significant proverbs c. Printed at London twice the last time was in 1673 fol. He also added to A French and English Dictionary composed by Randle Cotgrave Sundry animadversions with supplements of many hundreds of words never before printed with accurate castigations throughout the whole work The parley of Beasts or Morphandra Qu. of the enchanted Island c. Tom. 1. Lond. 1660 fol. The second part of casual discourses and interlocutions between Patritius and Peregrin c. Lond. 1661. oct Printed in a book intit Divers historical discourses of the late popular insurrections in Great Britaine and Ireland Apology for Fables mythologiz'd Printed in the said book also Twelve treatises of the late revolutions Lond. 1661. octav New English Grammar for Forreigners to learn English with a Grammar for the Spanish or Castilian tongue with special remarques on the Portugues dialect for the service of her Majesty Lond. 1662. oct Discourse concerning the precedency of Kings Lond. 1663. fol. Translated into Latine by B. Harris L. P. Lond. 1664. oct Poems on several choice and various subjects occasionally composed Lond. 1663. oct Collected and published by one who calls himself Serjeant Major Payne Fisher somtimes Poet laureat to Oliver Treatise concerning Embassadors Translated into Lat. by John Harmer of Magd. Coll. Lond. 1664. oct Concerning the surrender of Dunkirk that it was done upon good grounds Lond. 1664. oct He also translated from Italian into English 1 S. Pauls late progress upon earth about a divorce 'twixt Christ and the Church of Rome by reason of her dissoluteness and excesses c. Lond. 1644. oct The Author of it whose name I cannot yet learn made it publick about the year 1642 and being forced to fly from Rome for so doing in the company and under the conduct of one that pretended friendship to him was betrayed at Avignion and there first hanged and then burned 2 A Venetian looking-glass or a letter written very lately from Lond. to Card. Barbarini at Rome by a Venetian Clarissimo touching the present distempers in England Printed 1648. in 3 sh in qu. 3 An exact history of the late Revolutions in Naples and of their monstrous successes not to be parallel'd by any antient or modern History Lond. 1650. oct Published in Ital. by Lord Alex. Giraffi The second part of this History came out soon after by the same hand who also translated it from Ital. In both which it appears that the said Revolutions were occasion'd by the excessive Gabells laid upon common Vendibles which exciting the Mobile headed by Tomaso Anello commonly called Masaniello a Fisherman all things in Naples were for some time turn'd topsie turvy 4 A letter of Advice sent from the prime Statesmen of Florence how England may come to her self again Dated at Flor. 12. Mar. 1659 Printed at the end of The second part of casual discourses c. before mention'd He also Ja. Howell translated from French into English The nuptials of Peleus and Thetis consisting of a Mask and Comedy or the great royal Ball acted lately in Paris six times c. Lond. 1654. qu. and from Spanish into Engglish The process and pleadings in the Court of Spain upon the death of Anthony Ascham Resident for the Parliament of England and of Joh. Baptista Riva his Interpreter c. Lond. 1651. fol. The said A. Ascham who was born of a gentile family was educated in Eaton School and thence elected into Kings Coll. in Cambridge 1633 Afterwards taking the degree of M. of Arts closed with the Presbyterians in the beginning of the Rebellion took the Covenant sided with the Independents became a great creature of the Long Parliament by whose authority he was made Tutor to James Duke of York and an active Person against his Soveraign At length being looked upon as sufficiently Antimonarchical was by the Rump Parliament sent their Agent or Resident to the Court of Spain in the latter end of the year 1649. In the beginning of June following he arrived at Madrid and had an appartment appointed him in the Court but certain English Royallists then in that City taking it in great disdain that such a notorious Rebel one of the destroyers of their Nation as they call'd him should come there from the murtherers of his sacred Majesty of England six of them named Joh. Guillim Will. Spark Valentine Progers Jo. Halsal Will. Arnet and Hen. Progers repaired to his lodging Two of them stood at the bottom of the stairs two at the top and two entred his Chamber of whom Spark being the first drew up to the table where Ascham and another were sitting and pulling off his hat said Gentlemen I kiss your hands pray which is the Resident Whereupon the Resident rising up Guillim took him by the hair of the head and with a naked dagger gave him a thrust that overthrew him Then came in Spark and gave him another and because they would make sure of their work they gave him five stabs of which he instantly dyed Whereupon Jo. Bap. Riva his Interpreter thinking to retire to his Chamber four others that were without the Chamber gave him four wounds whereof he presently expired Afterwards five of the Englishmen took sanctuary but were haled thence imprison'd and Spark suffered The sixth Person named Hen. Progers fled to the Venetian Embassadors house and so escaped The said Anth. Ascham who was slain 6. June 1650 hath written A discourse wherein is examined what is particularly lawful during the confusions and revolutions of government c. Lond. 1648. oct and other things as 't is probable
he wrot a scoffing ballad At length he having lived beyond the age of man concluded his last day in the Navy-Office in Seething-lane within the City of London on Saturday the 18. of Febr. in sixteen hundred and seventy Whereupon his body was buried at the upper end of the Chancel of the Church of S. Olaves in Hart-street on the 27 day of the same month Soon after was a neat monument erected over his grave with an inscription thereon much becoming the person for whom it was set up His eldest Brother which his Father had by his first Wife Elizabeth Warham was named Matthew who was created Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of K. Ch. 1. The second was named Thomas who was buried in the Church of S. Peter in Sandwych in Janu. 1631. EDWARD LEIGH Esq Son of Hen. Leigh was born at Shawell in Leycestershire 24. of March 1602 being the day and year on which Qu. Elizabeth deceased bred in Grammar learning under one Mr. Loe of Walshall in Staffordshire became a Communer of Magd. Hall under the tuition of Will. Pemble an 1616 ran through the severe discipline then and there used and proceeded in Arts in 1623 But before his Regency was expired he went to the Middle Temple and studied the common Law wherein he made considerable progress yet before he had been there two years he with others were forced thence by tho great plague that violently raged in London an 1625. So that instead of retiring into the Country he went into France and spent there half an year with great improvement to himself and his studies After his return he spent some years in the said Temple not only in the study of the Laws but of Divinity and History in both which in his elder years he attained to some eminence Afterwards he retired to Banbury in Oxfordshire and became a constant hearer for some time of that noted puritanical preacher Will. Wheatley But he dying in 1639 our author Leigh receeded to London where continuing till the civil distempers broke forth was upon the withdrawing of divers members of that unhappy convention called the Long Parliament to the King at Oxon chose a Recruiter or Burgess for the Town of Stafford Afterwards upon a vacancy he was appointed one of the House of Commons to sit in the Ass of Divines as did Philip Earl of Pembroke Will. Visc Say c. of the House of Lords with Joh. Selden Franc. Rous Bulstr Whitlock c. other members of the said house where he behaved himself as learnedly as most of the Divines then sitting He was also then a Colonel of a regiment for the Parliament was Custos Rotulorum for the County of Stafford and afterwards was numbred among those Presbyterian members that were turned out of the House of Commons by the Army 6. Dec. 1648 and imprisoned thereupon in the publick Inn called the Kings head in the Strand From which time till towards the Kings restauration when he with the rest of the ejected members then living were restored by General Monk to their places in Parliament he had little else to do but to write books the titles of which among others which he wrot before that time do follow Selected and choice observations concerning the twelve first Caesars c. Oxon. 1635. oct To which he added six more making up the number 18 which were printed with the former in another Edition The observations on the rest that followed were made by Henry Leigh the authors eldest Son M. of A. of Magd. Hall which being printed with the former at Lond. 1657 in oct had this title put to them Analecta Caesarum Romanorum Afterwards they were illustrated with their several effigies and coines Lond. 1664. oct and in another Edit that came out in 1670 in oct they had observations of the Greek Emperours added to them by the same hand Treatise of Divine promises in 5. books Lond. 1633 there again the third time 1650 and the fourth in 1657. octavo Critica sacra on the Hebrew words of the old and on the Greek of the New Testament Lond. 1639 and 46. in qu. There again in two parts in fol. 1662. In which book the author expressing his great skill in the Languages was the reason therefore why the learned Usher primate of Ireland had a respect and kindness for him Supplement to the Critica sacra Lond. 1662. fol. A Treatise of Divinity in three books Lond. 1646. qu. The Saints encouragement in evil times or observations concerning the Martyrs in general Lond. 1648. 51. oct Annotations on all the New Test Lond. 1650. fol. A philological Commentary or an illustration of the most obvious and useful words in the Law with their distinctions and divers acceptations as they are found as well in Reports antient and modern as in records and memorials never printed Lond. 1652. 58. 71. oct A Systeme or body of Divinity in 10 books Lond. 1654. and 62. fol. Treatise of religion and learning in 6. books Lond. 1656. fol. Which book laying dead on the Booksellers hands had this title put to it in 1663. Faelix consortium or a fit conjuncture of religion and learning in one entire volume consisting of six books c. From which Treatise Will. Crowe of Suffolk Master of the Free-school at Croydon in Surrey took many things when he composed his Elenchus Scriptorum in sacram scripturam c. Lond. 1672. octavo Choice French proverbs Lond. 1657. 64. oct Annotations on the five poetical books of the old Test viz. Job Psalmes Proverbs Ecclesiastes and Canticles Lond. 1657. fol. Second considerations of the High Court of Chancery Lond. 1658. in 2 sh in qu. England described or the Counties and Shires thereof briefly handled Lond. 1659. oct Copied mostly from Camden Choice observations on all the Kings of England from the Saxons to the death of K. Ch. 1. Lond. 1661. oct Three Diatriabes or discourses 1. Of travel 2. Of money 3. Of measuring c. Lond. 1671. oct This book is called in another edit 1680. The Gentlemans guide in the three discourses c. He also published The Magistrates Authority in two Sermons Lond. 1647 qu. penn'd by Christopher Cartwright B. of Div. and Minister at York To which our Author Leigh put a preface to vindicate himself against a lying pamphlet as he calls it which entitles him a man of a fiery disposition and one generally made chair-man upon any business that doth concern the Clergy He paid his last debt to nature in his house called Rushall Hall on the second day of June in sixteen hundred seventy and one and was buried in the Chancel of the Church of Rushall near to Walshall a Market Town in Staffordshire before mention'd as I have been informed by letters written to me by his Son Henry EDMUND STANTON son of Sir Franc. Stanton Knight was born in Bedfordshire became a Communer of Wadham Coll. in the beginning of the year 1615 aged about 14 years was
and mostly lived in Somerset house in the Strand within the liberty of Westminster c. One of his Adversaries tell us that Cressy was an author grave and sober whose reason was very keen and sharp one that he was the Coripheus of the Roman party which is true but I must take leave here to tell the reader that while he continued in Oxon he was accounted a quick and accurate Disputant a man of a good nature manners and natural parts and when in Orders no inconsiderable preacher But after he had spent di●ers years in a religious order and was returned into England his former acquaintance found great alterations in him as to parts and vivacity and he seemed to some to be possest with strange notions and to others a reserved Person and little better than a Melancholick Which mutation arose not perhaps known to him upon his solely giving himself up to religion the refinedness of his soul and the avoiding of all matters relating to humane and profane learning as vanities His works are these Exomologesis or a faithful narration of the occasions and motives of his conversion to Catholick unity Paris 1647. and 53. in oct In the last edition is an Appendix in which are cleared certain misconstructions of his Exomologesis published by J. P. author of the Preface to the Lord Falklands Discourse of infallibility This Exomologesis was the golden calf which the English Papists fell down to and worshipped They brag'd that book to be unanswerable and to have given a total overthrow to the Chillingworthians and book and tenents of Lucius Lord Falkland Sancta Sophia or directions for the prayer of