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I should likewise have made some apology for the style, were I inclined to ask favours of the reader; but they who know what it is to collect from dry and musty registers, and to put together loose and broken materials, will hardly expect that the style should be equal, or indeed tolerably uniform; nor have I studied to give it beauty at the expence of truth.
To the Sermon on Lady Margaret, is now added that at the funeral of her son, Henry VII.; as being the production of the same venerable author, preached only a few weeks previously, upon one so nearly connected with the Foundress, and so helpful to her and others in all undertakings for the promotion of learning; and who combined, far above all his predecessors, the qualities, moral and political, of a great King; and was, as Lord Bacon says, 'one of the best sort of wonders, a wonder for wise men.'
*Reg. Acad. An. 1507, 8.
A Catalogue of the Lady Margaret's Professors at Cambridge; which, being very new, and differing from our received accounts, I submit to further enquiry and examination. To such Professors as have been added by me, I have placed my vouchers; it were too long to add my reasons for every minute particular.
John Fisher, D.D. sometime Master of Michael House, after of Queens' College, first Professor by the Charter of the Foundation, an. 1502.
Thomas Cosyn, D.D. Master of Corpus Christi College 1487, and Chancellor of the University 1490, succeeded Bp. Fisher in this Professorship, circa an. 1504.
'William *Burgoign, D.D. 1507; afterwards Master of Peter House, Feb. 12, 1517, and Rector
1 Upon Dr Burgoyn, Baker has the following note. An. 1517. Recepimus de Dre Burgoyn pro Decimis Lecturæ suæ 6s. 8d. [Regr. Coll. S. Petri.]
An. 1506. Decima de Dre Burgoyn et Mr Robinson pro Lecturis [MS. M.W. ex Archiv. Coll. Pet.]
An. 1519. Decimæ de Mro nostro pro Lectura 6s. 8d. Ibid.
An. 1520. Decimæ de M° nostro pro Lectura sua 6s. 8d. Ibid.
An. 1526. De Mro Stafford pro Decimis Lecturæ 7s. Ibid. And so of other officers of Peter House or Pembroke Hall (within the Parish as I presume) Tithes are collected ; otherwise, I do not understand it.
of Hildersham, Com. Cantab.; admitted Professor circa an. 1506.
Desiderius Erasmus. He had his Grace at Cambridge, an. 1506, to commence B.D. and D.D. at the same time, performing his Exercises and satisfying the Bedels. Admitted Professor circa an.
John Fawn, D.D. Fellow of Queens' College, admitted Professor, circa an. 1515.
Thomas Ashley, Fellow of King's College, a very learned man; B.D. at Louvain, and Doctor at Cambridge, an. 1517, either in Divinity or Canon Law.
William Buckmaster, D.D. Professor an. 1532, and again an. 1534. [v. Regr. vetus sive Lib. Procur.]
John Redmayn, D.D. admitted Fellow of St Archiva John's College, Nov. 3, 22 Hen. VIII.,viz. 1532; afterwards Master of King's Hall, and, upon the suppression of that House, First Master of Trinity College; receives the stipend for reading the Lady Margaret's Divinity Lecture, Dec. 27, ann. 30 Hen. VIII. He was also nominated in the Charter of the Foundation, one of the first Prebendaries of Westminster; at which place he died, and was buried in the north aisle of the abbey-church there, Nov. 1551, aged 52. (See Hist. of Ref. App. p. 248.) The following
Ann. 1506. Conceditur Des. Erasmo, ut unicum, vel si exigantur, duo responsa, una cum duobus sermonibus ad Clerum, sermoneque examinatorio, et lectura publica in Epistolam ad Romanos, vel quævis alia, sufficiant sibi ad incipiendum in Theologia; sic, quod prius admittatur Baccalaureus in eadem, et intret libros sententiarum, Bedellisque satisfaciat. (Grace Book of the University.)
notice of his Lectures occurs in Strype's Life of
Smith, p. 13: This correct way of reading Greek, introduced by Smith, prevailed all the University over; and, which was more remarkable, it was consented to by John Redman, Public Professor and Reader of Divinity, of great honour and deference in the University for his learning, integrity of life, and gravity of manners; who, when at any time in his readings he alledged a text in Greek, used to read it after the correct pronunciation.' [v. Tho. Smith de Linguæ Græcæ pronunt. p. 42, et Aschami Epist. Lib. I. Ep. 5.]
William Skete, D.D. 1544, Fellow of King's College, admitted Professor circa an. 1542.
William Glynn, D.D. afterwards Master of Miscel. P. Queens' College, and Bishop of Bangor in 1555; admitted Professor circa an. 1544. Under Edward VI. he was inhibited, and in June 1549 resigned his Lecture. He died in 1558. He took a leading part in the disputation on the Eucharist held at Cambridge in 1549, before Bp. Ridley and others, the King's Commissioners', so fully reported by Fox;
Of this Visitation, Baker quotes a very interesting account from a MS. in the Library of Corpus Christi College; ' when those controversies that had been so eagerly debated by private men, were openly disputed by the king's authority; and Dr Madew, who, as Vice-Chancellor, had forbid those questions to be brought into the Schools, did now maintain them publicly, when he was called upon by authority, being then the king's Professor. The Questions then maintained by him were--' -Transubstantiatio non potest probari Scripturæ verbis, neque inde necessario colligi, neque
and he is thus mentioned in Langdale's Confutation of Ridley in the Epistle Dedicatory, where an account of the management of that disputation is given; [v. Albani Langdaili Catholic. Confutat. D. Nic. Ridlæi, in Epistola nuncupatoria, Fol. 7.]— Tota itaque concione alto silentio persistente, ecce tibi virum, qualem vis dicam? certe, vel illorum omnium judicio, et gravitate maturum, et pietate doctum; qui jam cognitione linguarum peritus, et sacræ theologiæ lectionem publicam, professor, magna cum veterum ante mille annos Orthodoxorum consensu confirmari. In Cæna nulla est alia Christi Oblatio, nisi mortis ejus commemoratio, et gratiarum actio.
The opponents were Dr Glynn, Mr Langdail, Segiswick, Young, and Parker of Trin. Coll., who opposed in their silk hoods. Dr Madew answered in his cope, and, as it is said, 'My Ld of Rochester holp'd Dr Madew, and as he saw cause so he made answer unto every one of the Replyers, and soluted their arguments, shewing very much learning to the great comfort of the auditors. And lastly the sayd Ld of Rochester determined the Questions, Scholastico more.'
The same Questions were afterwards maintained in the affirmative by Dr Glynn, opposed by Mr Perne, Grindall, Guest, and Pilkington; and again in the negative by Mr Perne. 'The whole was concluded by my Ld of Rochester, appointed by the rest of the Visitors and the Noblemen to determine the truth of the sayd Questions; every man of them standing bareheaded all the time of the determination, which was a whole hour; which the forsayd Ld did, by manifest. Scriptures, and conference of the same with the authority of the most antient Doctors; both wisely, learnedly, and godly concluding that there was not Transubstantiation to be proved nor gathered by Scripture or ancient Doctors in the Sacrament, as touching the first; nor yet that there was any other oblation in the Sacrament of the Supper of our Lord, but a commemoration of his death, and thanksgiving, as touching the second.'