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first to Flanders, and then to Strasburg, by a train of occurrences, visibly marking the hand of providence in his deliverance. At Strasburg trouble succeeded trouble, his own health was deeply injured by a flux, which continued without abatement for nine months ; his only child died of the plague; and his beloved wife, who had found means to follow him from England, expired of a consumption, in his arms. In addition to these sorrows, disputes took place among the exiles, and several of his friends left the city. After his wife's death, he went to Zurich, where he was entertained by Peter Martyr. But hearing of the death of Queen Mary, Grindal and he returned to their native country together, and arrived in London on the day of Elizabeth's coronation. On the 21st of December, 1559, he was raised to the see of Worcester; and afterwards married Cecily, sister of Sir Thomas Wilford. In 1570, he succeeded his friend Grindal, in the bishoprick of London ; and in six years afterwards was translated to York, on the removal of Grindal to Canterbury. His severity towards the papists occasioned him much trouble, and created him many enemies, who endeavoured, by the vilest slanders, to impeach his character and bring him into contempt. After a life of contention and obloquy, the bishop ended his days at Southwell, July 10th, 1588, in the 69th year of his age, and was buried in the collegiate church of that place.'

ANDREW Peerson, or Pearson, D. D. who had the revision of Ezra, Nehemiah Esther, and Job, of the “Bishops' Bible,” was one of Archbishop Parker's chaplains, “who in the year 1563, resided in his family, and was his almoner; and, in the year 1548, or 1549, had been proctor of the university of Cambridge. He had three parsonages, all situate in the deanery of Shorehamn, the archbishop's peculiar, viz: Wrotham, Brastede, and (14) Chalmers' Gen. Biog. Dict, XXVII. pp. 129-136.

Chedingston. And was prebendary also of Canterbury, succeeding John Bale, the antiquary, about* 1563, and having a very fair and convenient house belonging to his prebend, he earnestly invited the treasurer, by the archbishop, to be bis guest in the year 1573, when the

queen, and her court, came thither in progress. He was one the archbishop confided much in, and, by bis last will, constituted him one of his executors." He died in 1594.15

Thomas Becon, or Beacon, to whom the Psalms were allotted in Archbishop Parker's version of the Bible, was born in Suffolk, and educated in the university of Cambridge, where he took his bachelor's degree, in 1530. Whilst at the university, honest Hugh Latimer, afterwards bishop and martyr, was happily instrumental in bringing him to the knowledge of the Gospel, so that he became a zealous advocate for the Reformation, from its very commencement, in the reign of King Henry VIII. During the latter part of that reign, he had to endure much perseoution from the more violent prelates, which occasioned him to retire to Alsop in the Dale, in the Peak of Derbyshire, where he taught school for his subsistence ; and enjoyed the friendship of Mr. Alsop, a pious and liberal gentleman, openly attached to the cause of the Reformation. After residing some time at Alsop, the severity of the times obliged him to remove into Leicestershire, and then into Warwickshire. In the bappier times of Edward VI. he not only had the honour of being appointed one of the six preachers in the city of Canterbury, and chaplain to Archbishop Cranmer; but also obtained the rectory of St. Stephen, Walbrook, became chaplain to the protector Somerset, and (according to Holland, in his “Heroologia,")

* He was admitted canon in the eleventh prebend of Canterbury, November 30th, 1563, and had a license for non-residence, dated January 4th, 1570. See Dart's Hist. and Antiq. of Canterbury, p. 204, (15) Strype's Life of Archbishop Parker, B, iv. ch. xlvi, pp. 510, 511.

Dart's Hist. and Antiq, of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury,

p. 201, Lond. 1726, fol.

was made professor of divinity in the university of Oxford; but Chalmers doubts the correctness of his biographer relative to the latter preferment. In Queen Mary's time, Mr. Becon was imprisoned for above seven months in the tower, with Mr. Veron, and Mr. John Bradford, and deprived of his ecclesiastical dignities and benefices. On his release, he fled to Marburg, in Germany, from whence he removed to Strasburg, and addressed an “ Epistle to the Faithful in England,” exhorting them to patient perseverance in the truth. After Queen Mary's death, he returned to England, and, in 1560, was preferred to the rectory of Buckland, in Hertfordshire; and, in 1563, to that of St. Dionis Backchurch, in London. He was also a prebend of the fourth stall in Canterbury Cathedral. In the year 1564, he was accused of nonconformity to the clerical dress, and was cited before Archbishop Parker, and refusing to subscribe, was sequestered and deprived, but afterwards conformed and was preferred. In the same year he revised and reprinted his former writings in three volumes, folio ; dedicating them to the archbishops and bishops of the realm. As he was deeply affected with the deplorable ignorance of many of the clergy, he endeavoured to render them all the assistance in his power, by publishing, in 1566, a book entitled A new Postil, containing most godly and learned Sermons, to be read in the church throughout the year, &c. He was considered as a divine of great learning and piety, and an able preacher ; and is said to have been the first Englishman that wrote against bowing at the name of Jesus. Historians are divided in their opinions concerning the time of his death, some placing it previous to September 26th, 1567; and others in 1570. A catalogue of his numerous writings is given by Brook, among which he enumerates, An Abridgment of the New Testament ; Questions of the Holy Scriptures; The glorious Triumph of God's Word; Chronicles of Christ, &c. &c. 16

ANDREW PERNE, D. D. who revised Ecclesiastes, and Solomon's Song, in the Bishops' Bible, was born at Bilney, in Norfolk, and educated at St. Peter's College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow, and was one of the proctors of the university in 1546. Bishop Goodrich presented him to the rectory of Walpole, and the following year, to the rectory of Pulham, in Norfolk. In 155), he was chaplain to King Edward VI. and one of his itinerary preachers; and in November, 1552, was made prebendary of Westminster. In 1554, he was raised to the mastership of his college ; and, in 1557, was promoted to the deanery of Ely; he was also rector of Balsham, in Cambridgeshire. He served the office of vice-chancellor of the university of Cambridge five times; and on one occasion whilst be held that office, in the reign of Queen Mary, delivered a sermon, in which he uttered the most violent invectives against the famous Martin Bucer, for the doctrines which he maintained; not from a conviction of their erroneousness, but from a sordid time-serving disposition ; of which he is said afterwards to have repented, and wished “that God would grant his soul might even then, presently depart, and remain with Bucer’s. For he knew well enough that his life was such, that if any man's soul were worthy of heaven, he thought his in especial, to be most worthy.” Dr. Perne is reckoned among the benefactors to the university in which he was educated, and to his own college in particular, in which he founded one fellowship, and three scholarships ; gave to it a very valuable library, and made provision for a librarian. In the latter part of his life, he spent much of his time at Lambeth-Palace, with Archbishop Whit(16) Brook's Lives of the Puritans, I. pp. 166-170,

Chalmers' Gen. Biog. Dict. IV. pp. 232, 233.
Holland's Heroologia Anglica, II. p. 179. fol. Arnheim.
Strype's Memorials of Archbishop Parker, I. B. iii. ch. xv. p. 513;
and ch. xxviii. pp. 607–609.

gift, who had a great regard for him, and treated him with all kindness. He died there, April 26th, 1589, and, by the archbishop's direction, was decently buried in the parish church at Lambeth.?

ROBERT HORN, or HORNE, D. D. to whom was committed the revision or translation of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, with the Lamentations, was the son of William Horn, of Cleter, in Copeland, in the county of Cumberland. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge ; and was dean of Durham, in the reign of Edward VI. On being deprived of his deanery, by the re-establishment of popery, under Queen Mary, he retired, with John Jewell, Edwin Sandys, and Henry, eldest son to Sir Francis Knollys, to Frankfort, in Germany. Whilst there, he took an active part with Dr. Coxe, formerly tutor to Edward VI. in attempting to establish the use of the English Service-Book among the English exiles in that city. On the death of Queen Mary, he returned to England, and was consecrated bishop of Winchester, February 16th, 1560. This dignity he retained till his death, which took place at his house, in Southwark, London, June 1st, 1580. Wood says, he was “a man of a great inind, and profound genius ; and no less sagacious in detecting the crafts of his enemies, than prudent in preventing, and avoiding them. He was also a frequent preacher, and an excellent disputant, and wrote in English an answer to Joh. Fickenham's (abbot of Westminster,) scruples concerning the oath of supremacy.

Thomas COLE, who had the translation or revision of the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel, in the “Bishops' Bible,”


(17) Bentham's Hist. and Antiq, of the Cathedral Church of Ely,

p. 228, Camb. 1771, 4to.
Wood's Athena Oxon. l. Fasti. p. 80.

Fox's Acts and Monuments, III. p. 770.
(18) Godwin, De Præsulib. Anglic. I. pp. 238,239.

Wood's Athenæ Oxon. pp. 135, 691.
Neal's Hist. of the Puritans, I. p. 109.

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