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See Dr. Spencer's Address to the Reader, prefixed to the firft edi. itions of “ Hooker's Ecclefiaftical Polity": n u se
* John CALDWELL, M. D. of St. John's College in Cambridge, was in 1591 promoted from the deanery of Rochester to the fee of Salitbury, after it had been vacant three years. He died in 1596.
, a See “ Collier's Eccles. Hift.” Vol. II. p. 643. “Wood's Ath. Ox.” Vol. I. p. 368, and the inscription on Cardinal Allen's monument in the chapel of the English College at Rome, “ Biograph. Brit.” Vol. I. p. 80. [H.]
He was for some time Fellow of Oriel College, and Principal of St. Mary Hall. He displayed the most ardent zeal in defending the religion of his ancestors, left his country in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and Aed to France. Here he distinguished himself by taking under his protection the English refugees, many of whom he placed in two seminaries at Douay and Rheins. He was rewarded by Pope Sixtus V. with a Cardinal's bat in 1587, with tbe title of Cardinal of St. Martin's in the Mount. In 1589, he was appointed Archbillop of Mechlin in Brabant, and died about 1594. Pope Gregory XII, entertained to high an opinion of him, that he introduced bim to his Cardinals in there words, " Venite, fratres mei, oftendam vobis Alanum.”
• We learn from the letter of King, Bishop of Chichefier, to Mr. Ifaac Walton, that Dr. Stapleton was the person who named « Hooker's Ecclefiaftical Polity” to Pope Clement VII. Thomas Stapleton, D.D. descended from a noble arid ancient tamily in the county of Sussex, left England on account of his religion, and retired into flauders. He read lectures in divinity at Douay, and afterward, at the express invitation of the king of Spain, filled the Profetsor's chair at Louvain. He was elieemed tor bis virtues and his learning, being classed fecond to Bellar: mine in controversial skill. He was born in 1535, and died at Louvain in 1598. His works were printed at Paris in 1620, in four volumes tolio.
(Wood's Ath, O.r. Vol. I. p. 292.)