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THE LIFE OF DR. ROBERT SANDERSON.
hension of which would be of very great use, to enable a man to be a rational and able casuist, which otherwise was very difficult, if not impossible: 1. A convenient knowledge of moral philosophy; especially that part of it which treats of the nature of human actions ; To know, “ quid sit actus humanus (spontaneus, invitus, mixtus,) unde habet bonitatem et malitiam moralem ? an ex genere et objecto, vel ex circumstantiis ?" How the variety of circumstances varies the goodness or evil of human actions ? How far knowledge and ignorance may aggravate or excuse, increase or diminish the goodness or evil of our actions ? For every case of conscience being only this—“ Is this action good or bad? May I do it, or may I not?”—He who, in these, knows not how and whence human actions become morally good and evil, never can (in hypothesi) rationally and certainly determine, whether this or that particular action be so.—2. The second thing, which, he said, would be a great help and advantage to a casuist, was a convenient knowledge of the nature and obligation of laws in general : to know what a law is ; what a natural and a positive law; what's required to the “latio, dispensatio, derogatio, vel abrogatio legis;" what promulgation is antecedently required to the obligation of any positive law; what ignorance takes off the obligation of a law, or does excuse,
diminish, or aggravate the transgression : For every case of conscience being only this—" Is this lawful for ine, or is it not ?" and the law the only rule and measure by which I must judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of any action; it evidently follows, that he, who, in these, knows not the vature and obligation of laws, never can be a good casuist, or rationally assure himself or others, of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of actions in particular.
This was the judgment and good counsel of that learned and pious Prelate: And having, by long experience, found the truth and benefit of it, I conceive, I could not without ingratitude to him, and want of charity to others, conceal it.--Pray pardon this rude, and, I fear impertinent scribble, which if nothing else, inay signify thus much, that I am willing to obey your desires, and am indeed,
Your affectionate friend,
THOMAS LINCOLN." London, May 10, 1678
Abbot, Dr. Robert, Bishop of Salisbury, 323.
Allen, Cardinal, 225.
Alvey, Richard, 199.
Ambrose, St. 78.
Andrews, Dr. Launcelot, Bishop of Winchester, 74, 269
Arminius, James, 160.
Austin, St. 78, 94, 133, 187.
Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam, 156, 269.
Barfoote, Dr. John, 195.
Bargrave, Dr. Isaac, 166.
Barlow, Dr. Thomas, Bishop of Lincoln, 359.
Barnard, Dr. Nicholas, 242.
Baxter, Rev. Richard, 362.
Bedel, Rev. William, 143, 161.
Bellarmine, Cardinal Robert, 56.
Bemerton, Rectory of, 281.
Beza, Theodore, 136.
Bishop's Bourne, Rectory of, 224, 227.
Bocton Malherbe, Kent, 125.
Boothby Pannell, Lincoln, 328.
Boscum, Rectory of, 223.
Bostock, Rev. Robert, 297.
Boyle, Hon. Robert, 359.
Bradford, the Martyr, 206.
Brightman, Thomas, 343.
Brook, Christopher and Samuel, 60.
Brownists and Barrowists, 246.
Buckden, Palace at, 365.
Cæsar, Sir Julius, 155.
Cales, The, Voyage, 56.
Carey, Dr. Valentine, 86.
Cartwright, Thomas, 213, 343.
Casaubon, Isaac, 137.
Charke, William, 240.
Charles I., King of England, 164, 167, 226, 243, 280, 324, 332, 339.
Charles II., King of England, 365.
Chidley, or Chudleigh, John, 80.
Chillingworth, William, 313.
Churchman, John, 196.
Mrs., 197, 198
Clarke, Rev. William, 351.
Clement VIII., Pope, 146, 225.
Cole, Dr. William, 186.
Coppinger, Edmund, 202, 246.
Corbet, Dr. Richard, Bishop of Oxford, 116.
Cowley, Abraham, 176.
Cowper, Sir William, 238.
Cranmer, George, 192, &c. Letter, 244.
Creighton, Robert, 279.
Crooke, Dr. Charles, 323.
Cuffe, Mr. Henry, 138.
Curle, Dr. Walter, 280, 334.
Davenant, Dr. John, Bishop of Salisbury, 281.
Dering, Edward, 203.
Dominis, M. A. de, Archbishop of Spalatro, 154.
Donato, Leonardo, Duke of Venice, 145, 151.
Donne, Dr. John, Birth and descent of, 53. His education and abilities, 54.
Religious enquiries of, 55. His travels, 56. Entertained by Lord Elles-
mere, 57. Attachment and marriage of, 58. Discharged from Lord El-
lesmere's service, 59. Imprisonment of, 60. Enlargement and subsequent
difficulties, ibid. Dr. Morton's friendship for him, 64. Is solicited to take
holy Orders, 64, 75, 76. Residence with Sir F. Wolly, and reconciliation
with Sir G. More, 66. Removal to Mitcham, 66. Extracts from his let-
ters, 67, 68, 106. Removes to Drury House, 69. Attends Sir R. Drury
to France, 70. His Vision there, ibid. His verses addressed to his wife,
73. Secular employment solicited for, 74. King James's regard for, ibid.
Answers the objections to the Oath of Allegiance, 75. Prepares himself
for the Ministry, 76, 77 Takes Orders, 78. His diffidence in preach-
Verses in praise of his preaching, 80. Made King's Chaplain,
and D. D. at Cambridge, character of his sermons, 81. Death of his
Wife, 82 First Sermon afterward, 83. Becomes Divinity Lecturer at
Lincoln's Inn, 84. Attends the Earl of Doncaster to Bohemia, 86. Re-
turns, and is made Dean of St. Paul's, &c., 87. Under the King's dis-
pleasure, 88. Clears himself, 89. His sickness, ibid. His noble refusal
of Church property, 90. His recovery, and last illness, 91, 106. Char-
acter of, and of his Poetry, 92. Hymns by, 93, 99. His seals of the An.
chor and Christ, 95, 270. Verses sent with, to G. Herbert, 97. Reply
to Ditto, 98. Method of composing his Sermons, &c., 100. Treatise of
Biathanatos, 100. Makes his Will, 101. His charities, 103. Filial af-
fection of, 104. Extracts from his private accounts, 105. His last Lent
Sermon, 107. Joy at his recent Life, and at death, 108. Attempt of
Dr. Fox to curo him, 109. Mortuary Monument of him executed, 110.
His Epitaph and Portraits, 111. His happy death and burial, 113. Hon-
ours paid to his tomb, 114. Private subscription sent for his Monument,
114. His foatures, eulogy, and character, 115. Poetical Epitaphs on, 116.
Dorset, Edward and Richard Sackville, Earls of, 88.
Dort, Synod of, 101.
Drayton Beauchamp, Church and Parsonage, 198.
Drury, Sir Robert, 69.
Duncon, Rev. Edmund, [not Edward] 297.
Duport, Dr. James, 268.
Duppa, Dr. Bryan, Bishop of Salisbury, 96.
Earle, Dr. John, Bishop of Salisbury, 227.
Elizabeth, Queen of England, 139, 200, 207.
-, Queen of Bohemia, 85, 153.
Ellesmere, Thomas Lord, 57, 59, 324.
Elmer, John, Bishop of London, 197.
Farrer, Nicholas, 275, 297.
Fell, Dr. Samuel, 342.
Ferdinand de' Medicis, Duke of Florence, 140.
Fox, Dr., 109.
Field, Dr. Richard, 47.
Fulgentio, M., 101.
Fulman, Mr., 239.
Fulston Church, Wilts, 297.
Gardiner, Dr., 342.
Gataker, Rev. Thomas, 84.
Gauden, Dr. John, 45.
Gentilis, Albericus, 132, 135.
Goodier, Sir Henry, 95.
Gretzerus, the Jesuit, 228.
Grindal, Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury, 207.
Guarini, Battista, 131.
Gunning, Dr. Peter, Bishop of Ely, 363.
Hacket, William, 202, 246.
Hales, John, of Eton, 174.
Hall, Dr. Joseph, Bishop of Norwich, 96.
Hammond, Dr. Henry, 334, &c.
Harding, Dr. Thomas, 191.
Harrison, John, 170.
Harsnett, Dr. Samuel, Bishop of Chichester, 81.
Hay, James, Earl of Doncaster, 85.
Henchman, Dr. Humphrey, Bishop of London, 286.
BERT, George, 95. Life of, 257. His birth and family seat, ibid. Fam.
ily of, ibid. His education,-entered of Cambridge, 259. Account of
his mother, 260. University, character and titles at, 264. His conduct
as Orator, 266. Replies to Melvin's Satires, 267. Verses on Dr. Donne's
Seal,-his hopes of Court preferment, 270. His health impaired by study,
-His verses on affliction, 271. Death of his Court friends, 272. Deter-
mines to take Orders, 273. Made Deacon,-Repairs the Church of Lay-
ton Ecclesia, 274. His Letter to his mother in her sickness, 275. His
own illness, 278. His resignation, recovery, and his person described, -
Courtship and marriage of, 279. Receives the Rectory of Bemerton,
-hesitates at taking Orders,-convinced by Bishop Laud, and is ordain-
ed, 281. Holiness of his life,-his induction, his delight in the title of
Priest, 282. Address to his wife thereon, 283. Repairs the Church and
Parsonage,—instances of his humility and goodness, 284. His christian
conduct, ibid. His Country Parson, 286. His Sermons, 287. Pious
life of him and his parishioners, 289. His love for Music, 293. Anec-
dotes of, ibid. Is seized with a consumption, 296. Mr. Duncon's visits
to, 297. His acquaintance with Nicholas Farrer, 298. Sacred Poems,
sent to, 303. Their publication, ibid. His reflections on dying,-hymn
by, 305. Dying conduct of, ibid. His Letter to Nicholas Farrer, 309.
Herbert, Lady Magdalen, 95, 260, &c.
Herbert of Cherbury, Lord, 257.
Herbert, Sir Thomas, 340.
HOOKER, RICHARD, His birth and character of his childhood, 183. Schoolmas-
ter's advice, 184. Success of his intercession with J. Hooker, 185. Is
patronised and sent to Oxford by ditto, and Bishop Jewel, 186, 187. Fil-
ial affection of, 187. His visit to Bishop Jewel, ibid. Is made Tutor to
Edwin Sandys, 189. His learning and piety at Oxford, ibid. Is admit-
ted on the College Foundation, 190. Graduates there, and becomes Fel.
low, 191. His pupils, ibid. His subsequent course of study, 193. Be.
comes Hebrew Lecturer, 194. Is expelled his College, ibid. Re-admit-
ted, takes Orders, and is appointed to preach at St. Paul's, 195. His jour-
ney to London, and Sermon, 196. Unhappy marriage of, 197. His resi-
dence at Drayton Beauchamp, 198. Recommended to be Master of the
Temple, 199. Receives the office, 200, 214. His religious disputes with
Travers, 216. His defence of his doctrine of Faith, ibid. And Justifica-
tion, 217. His charitable belief concerning Papists, 219. His mildness
in argument, 220. His controversial writings published, and his Ecclesi.
astical Polity commenced, 211. Dr. Spencer's eulogium on, 222. Is
presented to the Rectory of Boscum, 223. Publication of his first four