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“ What in the airy region glide,
" Whose pow'r both heav'n and earth proclame !" King, Bishop of Chichefer, who himself translated the Psalms for the use of the common people, obferves that Mr. George Sandys was too elegant for the vulgar use, changing both the metre and tunes wherewith they had been long acquainted.
r« Cecidit tamen ex Anglis Cranmerus pro-rege ab epiftolis, vir eru. * ditissimus, et ipfi eo no.nine longè charissimus,
(Canden, Annal. Regin, Eliz, sub An. 1600.) • Sir GEORGE Carew, created by Charles I. Earl of Totnes, and celebrated for his military exploits in Ireland, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. He was the author of " Pacata Hibernia; or, the Hifiory of the Wars in Ireland, especially within the Province of Munfter, in the Years 1599, 1600, 1601, and 1602.”
+ Mr. MORRISON, Secretary to Lord Mountjoy, and author of " An Itinerary, containing his ten Years Travels through the twelve Dominions of Germany, Bohmerland, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, England, Scotland, and Ireland; divided into three Parts. London, 1617." Fol. Published after his death, and originally written in Latin.
u WILLIAM DAVISON, Elg, one of the Principal Secretaries of State to Queen Elizabeth, a plain and honeli man, without policy, and totally unskilled in the dark intrigues of a court. His conduct with re: fpect to the warrant granted for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots has been variously reported. (See the State Trials, 1583. 30 Eliz.) The fullelt credit may probably be given to his own assertions in the Star-Chamber, when he proteiied before God and the commissioners that were appointed to try bim, " That wittingly or willingly he had “ done nothing in this thing but that which he was persuaded in his “ conscience the Queen willed. In which if he had carried himself to do " any part either by unskilfulness or negligence, he could not choose but " be grievously sorry, and undergo willingly the censure of the commil:
of Secretary with Sir Henry Killigrew * in his embassage into "France; and after his death he was fought after by the most “ noble Lord Mountjoy , with whom he went into Ireland,
where he remained, until in a battle against the rebels near “ Charlinford, an unfortunate wound put an end both to his “ life and the great hopes that were conceived of him."
Betwixt Mr. Hooker and these his two pupils, there was a sacred friendship; a friendship made up of religious principles, which increased daily by a fimilitude of inclinations to the same recreations and studies; a friendship elemented in youth and in an University, free from felf-ends, which the friend thips of
a ln 1679 Mr. Hooker read the Hebrew Lecture at Oxford, during the indifpofition of Mr. Thomas Kingsmill, Fellow of Magdalen College, who in 1565 was elected Public Orator, and in 1569 Hebrew Profefsor. This circumstance, mentioned by Walton, in the earlier editions of Mr. Hooker's Life, was afterward omitted; as also the account of his expultion from his College in 1579, with his immediate relioration. This ex. polfion probably did not bappen, or the cause of it was so frivolous as not to deserve notice.
preach either at St. Peter's, Oxford b, or at St. Paul's Cross , London, and the last fell to his allotment.
d Of this diftinguished divine, the founder of the Church of Geneva, see Mr. Hooker's Preface to his “ Ecclesiastical Polity,” Sect. II.
e The name of Dr. HAMMOND requires no eulogy. His excellent writings fully demontirate his piety and learning. It is remarked of him, that, after all his great acquisitions, the scholar was less eminent than the Chrifiian : That his fpeculative knowledge, which gave light to the most dark and difficult points, became eclipled by the more dazzling lufire of his practice.