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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 school. learning : but the troubles which began at that time prevent. ed 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. În 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 or three years. 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 hiin 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 dol. 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, 1698, in which post he continued to the day of his death, which was Nov. 5, 1907, 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 inethodical in handling his subject. His sermons were weit 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 Jess tender concern for souls than when he was in it. The unprofitableness of any of his people, under the means of grace, and the unsuitableness of their lives to their profession, 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
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 hiin as “ a very insignificant man.” But one who knew him in the university, and who was a clergyman 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 must be owned he was not always right in his head." He was deprived 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 frorn 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 seeins evident he was in a delirium. ED.
not in conscience doom all those to hell, who were there damned.”
JOHN W00D, 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 dif. fident 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 had no certain dwelling-place on earth, but I trust hath one in heaven.” 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 ininistry 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. Baxter 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 Cronwell, to elect a certain person'whom he named, 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 ejectinént, 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 counsellot, and died * a rich bachelor. There is a short La
tin * 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
in it where principle of the fear of the His spirit won-in
tin 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-Lewerton in Nottinghamshire, and nephew to those two emi.. nent linguists Mr. John and Mr. Samuel l'icars, 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 that 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 seve. ral 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 hiin 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 be. nevolence, and that he employed his superfluous wealth in acts of piety and charity, particularly in assisting his poor brethren who had numerous families, it would have been more to his honour, than to have it said that he died a rich bachelor.
Mr. Mr. Howe, of whose church he was a member, says of him, “ He afforded one instance, among others, to shew that Religio Medici is not always opprobrious, and that a beloved physician, on the best account, was not appropriate
of mankind; and his skill was not unequal to his sincerity, nor his charity to his skilt; being as ready to attend the poor as the rich : and when his art could not heal their bodies, he did all he could to save their souls. So that his ministerial qualifications were not lost: and they were eminently useful to his own family. In every relation in life he was desirable and exemplary to others, and enjoyed continual peace within. As he lived he died; his last hours being very composed, and concluding with that sutavaola (that good and easy death) for which he had often prayed.” Mr. Howe closes his account of him thus : “ In all my conversation with him, nothing was more observable or more grateful to me, than his pleasant and patient expectation of the blessed state which he now possesses: the mention whereof would make joy sparkle in his eye, and clothe his countenance with chéarfulness, accompanied with such tokens of serenity as shewed an unreluc. tant willingness to wait for that time which the wisdom and goodness of God should judge seasonable for his removal. He died about the year 1705.
He had taken great pains in collecting materials for a History of Nonconformity, and Memoirs of the ancient and inodern Nonconformists: but he did not live to accomplish his design; and his papers were afterwards scattered. Seve. ral of them however fell into Dr. Calamy's hands, which he acknowledges were of use to him; and in his Preface he has given a plan of his design at large. “ If this work (says the Dr.) had been finished and appeared in the world, it might have been a means of convincing some, that Nonconformity hath all along had a closer connection with both our civil and religious interest than they are willing to allow; and that the present Nonconformists act, in the main, upon the same principles with those who have been most eminent for serious religion ever since the Reformation.”-It doth not appear that he published any thing but a correct edition of Mr. T. Parker's Methodus Div. Gratiæ ; to which he prefixed an excellent epistle ; which was while he resided at Framlingham.
ABRAHAM CLIFFORD, B. D. Fellow. He had been Proctor of the university. He was also ejected at Quendon in Es