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Lives of Ancient Fathers and Modern Divines,
INTERSPERSED WITH NOTICES OF
HERETICS AND SCHISMATICS,
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN EVERY AGE.
WALTER FARQUHAR HOOK, D.D.,
VICAR OF LEEDS.
F. AND J. RIVINGTON;
PARKER, OXFORD; J. AND J. DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE;
T. HARRISON, LEEDS.
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IN this Volume the Reader will find some names familiar to the ear as household words; while Ecclesiastical History is further illustrated under the articles of Ignatius, Justin, Irenæus, and St. Jerome, in reference to the Primitive Church; of Hildebrand, Huss, Lanfranc, and Langham, with reference to Medieval Christianity; of Latimer, Knox, and Jewel, with reference to the Reformation; of Hooker, Hoadley, Hough, Ken, Kettlewell, and Laud, as respects the later periods of the English Church.
I am indebted to the Rev. GEORGE WYATT, Rector of Burghwallis, for the Life of Heylyn.
The article on Bishop Berkley, in a former Volume, was contributed by W. P. WOOD, Esq., M.P. By a mistake, the acknowledgment was not made in the proper place.
I have to express my obligations to the Rev. J. A. BEAUMONT, M. A., Incumbent of St. Paul's, Leeds, for the kindness and care with which he has superintended the passing of this and the three preceding Volumes through the Press.
W. F. H.
January 1st, 1850.
GEORGE HERBERT was born in 1593 at Montgomery Castle, and educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow. In 1619 he was chosen university orator, which office he held for eight years, much to the satisfaction of his hearers, and particularly of those great personages whom he had occasionally to address. On more than one
occasion he pleased James I. very much, whom he also pleased by his apt and ingenious replies to Andrew Melville, the Presbyterian demagogue, at the Hampton Court conference. His talents recommended him to the notice of the celebrated Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester, and of Lord Bacon, who is said to have entertained such a high opinion of him, as to consult him in his writings before they went to press; he also dedicated to him his translation of some of the Psalms into English verse. Being at this time a favourite with the king, and "not meanly valued and loved by the most eminent and