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Laines, who was then the great and powerful favourite at court: so that, upon a complaint to our King, he was called back into England in some displeasure ; but at his return he gave such an honourable account of his employment, and so justified his comportment to the Duke, and all the Court, that he was fuddenly sent back upon the same embassy, from which he returned in the beginning of the reign of our good King Charles I. who made him first Baron of Castle-Inand; and not long after of Cherbury, in the county of Salop: He was a man of great learning and reafon, as appears by his printed book “De Veritate;" and by his “ History of the Reign of King Henry VIII.” and by several other tracts. ;
The second and third brothers were Richard and William, who ventured their lives to purchase honour in the wars of the Low Countries, and died officers in that employment. Charles was the fourth, and died Fellow of New College in Oxford. Henry' was the sixth, who became a menial servant to the
h - My brother RICHARD, after he had been brought up in learning, <<< went to the Low Countries, where he continued many years with “ inuch reputation both in the wars, and for fighting fingle duels, which “ were many, in fo much that between both be carried, as I have been “19d, the scars of four and twenty wounds upon him to bis grave, and “ lieth buried in Bergenopzoom.” (Life of Lord Herbert, p. 12.)
i“My brother William, being likewise brought up in learning, went " afterward to the wars in Denmark, where fighting a fingle combat, " and having his sword broken, he not only defended himself with that " piece which remained, but clohng with his adversary threw him down, " and so held bim until company came in; and then went to the wars " in the Low Countries, but lived not long after."
(Life of Lord Herbert, p. 12.) k" My brother Charles was Fellow of New College in Oxford, where " he died young, after he had given great hopes of himself every way.” (Life of Lord Herbert, p. 12.)--Mr. Charles Herbert was the fellow Cuilegian and friend of Dr. Richard Zouch, to whose poem entitled • The Dove," he has prefixed Latin verses. We also observe his name Subscribed to some lines addressed to his virtuous kinsman, Thomas Herbert, Esq. on the publication of that gentleman's “ Travels into divers Parts of Afa and Afrique.”
1 - Henry, after he had been brought up in learning, as the other “ brothers were, was sent by his friends into France, where he attained “ the language of that country in much perfection, after which time he “ came to Court, and was made Gentleman of the King's Privy Cham“ber, and Matier of the Revels; by which means, as also by a good « marriage, he attained to great fortunes for himlelf and pofierity to “ enjoy : He also hath given several proofs of bis courage in duels and • otherwise, being no less dextrous in the ways of the Court, as having “ got much by it."
(Life of Lord Herbert, p. 15.) Mr. Richard Baxter, who was educated at High Ercall, was in his early youth recommended to the care of Sir Henry Herbert, and by him kindly received. But that celebrated Nonconformist did not relish a Court life, and very foon returned to his privacy and studies. “I went
say more, than that they were all married to perfons of worth, and plentiful fortunes ; and lived to be examples of virtue, and to do good in their generations.
I now come to give my intended account of George P, who was the fifth of those feven brothers.
George Herbert spent much of his childhood in a sweet content under the eye and care of his prudent mother, and the tuition of a chaplain or tutor to him, and two of his brothers, in her own family (for she was then a widow), where he continued till about the age of twelve years, and being at that time well instructed in the rules of grammar, he was not long after commended to the care of Dr. Neale, who was then
Dean of Westminster, and by him to the care of Mr. Ireland; who was then chief master of that school; where the beauties of his pretty behaviour and wit shined and became fo eminent and lovely in this his innocent age, that he seemed to be marked out for piety, and to become the care of Heaven, and of a particular good angel to guard and guide him. And thus he continued in that school, till he came to be perfect in the learned languages, and especially in the Greek tongue, in which he after proved an excellent critic.
About the age of fifteen (he being then a King's Scholar) he was elected out of that school for Trinity College in Cambridge, to which place he was transplanted about the year 1608; and his prudent mother, well knowing that he might easily lose or lessen that virtue and innocence, which her advice and example had planted in his mind; did therefore procure the generous and liberal Dr. Nevils, who was then Dean of Cantero
Winchester, and Archbishop of York. To the Church and churchmen he was very serviceable by opposing the sectaries in their pursuits for ecclefiaftical preferment; which they indefatigably hunted after, and thereby he drew on himself their general hatred. Prynne and Burton honoured bim with the appellation of “a Popish Arminian Prelate," and omitted no'opportunity of thowing their inveteracy against him. “ He died,” says Echard, “ full of years as he was full of honours ; a « faithful subject to his prince, an indiulgent father to his clergy, « bountiful patron to his chaplains, and a true friend to all that relied “ upon him."
“ He was niade Mafler of Weâminster School in 1599, and continued so to 1610. Hacket, afterward Bishop of Lichfield, was elected from Weftminster School at the same time with Mr. George Herbert into Trinity College. When they left school, Mr. Ireland told them, “That " he expected to have credit by them iwo at the University, or would “ never hope for it afterwards while he lived.”
(Dr. Plume's Account of the Life and Death of Bishop Hacket.) s THOMAS NEVIL; D. D. eminent for the splendour of his birth, his extraordinary piety and learning, was educated at Pembroke Hall in the University of Cambridge. In 1582 he was admitted Malier of Mag. dalen College in the fame University, and in 1593 he fucceeded Dr. John Still in the Mastership of Trinity College, being then Dean of the Cathedral Church of Peterborough, over which he pretided commendably eight years. Of the College of the Holy and undieided ** Tripitý, now not only famous in that Univerfity, but in all Europe, " which was decayed and near falling, and through age incoherent and “ irregular, he was the moderator, the enlarger, and most happy reit fiorer; by his advice, favour, and liberal gift of money; the illa « disposed buildings were taken down and rebuilt in a more elegant “ form, the ways and ancient areas made regular and enlarged by new “ and excellent einbellishments and ornaments, and brought to the re« markable beauty it now bears." (Froin a M1S. extant in Trinity Cola lege, and called NEVIL.). Upon ibe demise of Queen Elizabetli, Dr. Nevil, who had been promoted to the Deanery of Canterbury in
1597, was sent by Archbishop Whitgilt 10 King James in Scotland, in • the wames of the Bishops and Clergy of England, to tender their