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A LETTER OF MR. GEORGE HERBERT TO HIS MOTHER,

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e ROBERT CRETONE, or CREITTON, was elected Scholar of Trinity College in Cambridge, May 6, 1614 ; Minor Folion, Oct. 1, 1619; Major Fellow, March 16, 1620." (from the Bursar's Books of Trinity College.)

He was a native of Scotland, educated at Westminster School, and from thence.elected to Trinity College. He was afterward Greek Proteisor, and Orator of the Univerfity. In 1632 he was made Treasurer of Wells, and in 1637 Dean of St. Burien in Comaall. In the begining of the Rebellion, as well as in its progress, he suffered severely tor the royal cause, and was an exile with Charies 11. who, on his Reitorition), cave him the Deanery of Wells. During his absence froin England he was the Editor of " The History of the Council o: Florence," writea originali y' in Greek, and translaied by him into Larin, froin an autentic MS cony. “ Vera Historia unionis non veræ inte! Giæcos et Latinos : live Concili as Florentiniexactissima narratio Giacè ícripta," &c. Ha æ Coinius, 1660, fo). pagiais, 351.

Being Chaplain to the King, lie reproved the vices of the times with boldneis, whenever h: rriàcled at Court; " which,"day's Wood, or was •68 well taken by fome, though ineered ar by others.” However, in 1670 he was advanced to the ice of Bach and Wells, and dying in 1672 as buried in thar Cathedral. See "Wood's Falti," Vol. I. p. 243. And “ Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy."

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f Walter CURIE, D. D. was born at Hatfield, in Hertfordshire, a seat ofre Earls of Salisbury. His father was a servant to William Cecil Earl of Salisbury, and as bis agent in the affair of the Queen of Scots, and stena d of his ettates so faithful and helpful, that the Eart not only prę. ferred him to be Auditor of the Court of Waids, but advanced this his son to be Feilow of Peter House in Canıbridge, and prelented him to a good living, in which he discharged the duties of a paftor fo well, in preventing law-suits, and composing differences among his parishioners, luppressing houses of debauchery, and regulating many other disorders, gain. ing many Dilsenters to the Church by his wife and meek discourses, and leaving others who were obftinate in error, inexcusable by his holy conversation and charitable hospitality, that the Earl recominended him to King James 1. as a fit person for his Chaplain ; in which Itation he soon became the ohi et of his Majesty's favour, which he found by being made Dean of Lichfield in 1621. King Charles I. in 1628 appointed him Bihop of Rochester, where he continued not much longer than 'a year before he was removed io Bath and Wells, and then to Winchester, in which he

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