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241, 281, 321
Roe, Rev. P. on Mortality
On Colonial Slavery
477 The Sovereignty of God connected
with an overruling Providence - 415
The Cottage Visitor, No. XI. 464
On burning Hindoo Widows 103
234, 273, 280, 314, 320, 352, 359, 360, 395, 433, 437, 501
NOTICES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 40, 80, 120, 160, 280, 320, 360, 400, 440, 512
Church of England Magazine.
MEMOIRS OF THE REFORMERS.
CRANMER THOMAS CRANMER, “ Primate of municative. He was employed in all England," and first protestant laying up a stock of useful knowArchbishop of Canterbury, was born ledge; extracting or making notes on the second of July, in the year of the valuable thoughts of different 1489, at Aslacton in Nottingham- authors in his common-place book, shire. He was of honourable Nor- and marking the numbers of the man extraction, and the seat of the divisions or pages in such works as family had been Cranmer Hall, in had paragraphs too long for tranLeicestershire. His father, who scription, but whose substance he gave him his own baptismal name, was desirous of committing to medied when he was yet in early child
mory.* hood; but he found a guardian and In 1525 he married, a gentleguide in his widowed mother, Ag- man's daughter. This measure, nes, of the race of the Hatfields, while it showed his protestant turn who sent him, at the age of four- of mind, lost him his fellowship; teen, to Cambridge, where his time but he was appointed divinitywas wasted in the subtleties of the reader in Buckingham College; schools till he was twenty-two. where he became very obnoxious His good sense and discrimination to the idle and ignorant friars, who, led him afterwards to the study of because his wife boarded with the the purest latin authors, while he hostess of the Dolphin Inn, to whom read at the same time with pleasure she was related, and he went thither and profit the writings of Faber frequently to visit her, spread a and Erasmus. He took the degree malicious report that he was no of Master of Arts, and was elected better than an ostler. His wife Fellow of Jesus College. The the- dying in child-bed, the college did ological controversies in Germany him the singular honour of once led him moreover to a diligent pe- more choosing him Fellow, though rusal of scripture; and when the it was contrary to the rules of the English monarch thought fit to University. This favour he so write against Luther, he was in- gratefully acknowledged, that when duced to examine some productions he was nominated to a Fellowship of that eminent reformer ; which in Cardinal Wolsey's new foundascrutiny was attended with a con- tion at Oxford, though the salary viction of the justness of his reason- was much more considerable, and ing, though, through that timidity the road to preferment more acand prudence which marked his cessible by the favour of that digcharacter in after-life, he did not openly avow his sentiments.
* Fox; Strype ; Melchior Adam. was rather observant than com- f Fuller's Hist. of Cambridge, p. 102.