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of great learning, and judgment, he was persuaded to set down those his Lectures in writing, which are like short. ly for their excellency and worth, to be
published for the common benefit. 1567.
15. His singular, and extraordinary gift in preaching, caused him, upon the recommendation of Sir Nicholas Bacon, the then Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, and Sir William Cecill, principal Secretary (afterwards Lord
Treafurer of England) to be sent for to Sent for to preach before Her Majesty, who took preach before so great liking of him, for his method, the Queen.
and matter, that, hearing his Name to be Whitgift , she said he had a whitegift indeed. And as his Gifts were then esteemed white, fo his Fortune afterwards proved white, and happy ; his good Name and Reputation white, and spotless : so that it may be properly fàid of him, that he was galline filius
alba. Was made. 16. Her Majesty within four Months Master of Tri- after that he was Master of Pembrokenity College, July 4. 1587. Hall, made him Master of Trinity Cola and the lege, and caused him immediately afQueen's Chapter to be sworn her Chaplain.
17. TN the College, at his first en. Fourd Divi.
I trance, he found much division, Fions in the (especially amongst such as laboured
College ; innovation in the Church) being begun and headed in the government of his Predecessor Master D. Beaumont. Yet did he in short time wisely appease these wisely-appealed Stirs, and governed for five years space them. with great quietness both of the whole Company, and himself, until Master Thomas Cartwright (a Fellow of that College ) his last return from beyond the Seas.
18. The first discontentment of the Cartwright's said Master Cartwright grew at a Dispu- for fi di content, tation in the University before Queen Elizabeth, because Master Preston (then of King's College, and afterward Mafter of Trinity Hall) for his comely Ge. fture, and pleasing Pronunciation, was both liked and rewarded by her Majesty, and himself received neither reward, hor commendation; presuming of his own good Scholarship, but wanting indeed that comely grace and behaviour which the other had. This his no small grief he uttered unto divers of his inward Friends in Trinity College, who were also very much discontented, be
cause the honour of the Disputation did not redound unto their College.
19. Mr. Cartwright, immediately af. ter her Majesty's neglect of him, began to wade into divers Opinions, as that of the Discipline, and to kick against her Ecclesiastical Government; he also then grew highly conceited of himself for Learning, and Holiness, and a great Contemner of others that were not of his mind. And although the Learning and Qualities of any were never so mean, yet if he affected Master Cartwright, and his Opinions, he should be in great estimation with him, accord. ing to the saying of the Poet:
Precipui sunto, fitque illis aurea barba. But if he were against him in his fanciful Conceits, though he were never so good a Scholar, or so good a Man, he could not brook or like of him; as of Dr. Whitaker, and others : And although in their Elections of Scholars into that College, they made as good choise as any other, either before, or in their time, yet could he never afford the Electors, nor Parties elected, a good word, unless they fided with him in his Fancies,
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20. And that he might the better Cartwright feed his Humour with these conceited went to GeNovelties, he travailed to Geneva ; .
HEVA ; the Discipline where observing the Government and of that Church. Discipline of that Church to be by cer. tain Ecclefiaftical Superintendents, and Lay-Elders, or Presbyters (as they cal. led them,) he was so far carried away with an affection of that new devised Discipline, as that he thought all Churches and Congregations for Government Ecclesiastical, were to be measured and squared by the practice of Geneva.
21. Therefore, when he returned His oppositions home, he took many exceptions against to the Elft a. the Established Government of our Government
blished Church Church, disallowing the Vocation of in England. our Archbishops, Bishops, Archdeacons, and other Ecclesiastical Officers; the Administration of our Holy Sacraments, and observation of our Rires and Ceremonies; and buzzing these Conceits into the Heads of divers Preachers and Scholars of the University, he drew after him a great number of Disciples and Followers. And upon a Sunday (Doctor Whitgift being from home ) Master Cartwright with some of his Adherents, made three Sermons in
Preccheth Against the Surpless.
that one day; wherein they so vehemently inveighed (amongst other Ce. remonies of our Church) against the Surpless, as those of Trinity College were so moved therewith, that ac Evening Prayer they cast off their Surplesses (though against the Statutes of the House) and were all placed in the Chappel without Surplesses, three only excepted ; Do&or Legge, Mr. Weft, and the Chaplain. By reason of which Stirs, both that private College was greatly distracted, and the whole University much perplexed and troubled.
22. For these his Opinions were now broached not only at home in their Col. lege Sermons, and Domestical Common-Places, but by Master Cartwright himself, and his Adherents, in the pub: lick Church of the whole University, wherein they mightily declameda gainst the Ordination of our Priests, and Deacons, and greatly traduced the Heads and Governors of the Colleges, because they attended the Service of those Places. The Reverend Bishops, and Fathers of the Church, for their due observing Ecclesiastical Rules, and Constitutions, were by them much perftringed, the Elablished Church paral