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Of the LEARNED

BENJAMIN WHICHOTE, D.D.

Rector of St. LAWRENCE JEWRY,

LONDON.

VOLUME I.

ABER DE EN:

Printed by J. CHALMERS, for ALEXANDER

THOMSON Bookseller, and sold at his Shop in
the Broadgate.

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R. BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE was Die

descended of an antient and good family, and was the sixth fon of his father, being born in Shropjhire, March the IIth 1609. He was educated at Emanuel College, in the university, where he was chosen fellow, and was an excellent tutor and instructor of youth, and bred up many persons of quality, and others who afterwards proved useful and eminent ; as many perhaps as any tutor of his time. About the

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of four or five and thirty, he was made provost of King's College, where he was a most vigilant and prudent governor, a great encourager of learning and good order ; and by his careful and wise management of the estate of the college, brought it in to a very flourishing condition, and left it fo. “ It cannot, says Dr. Tillotson, be denied (nor

am I much concerned to dissemble it) that here « he possessed another man's place, whó by the i“ niquity of the times was wrongfully ejected ; I

mean Dr. Collins, the famous and learned divini" ty-professor of that university ; during whose life « (and he lived many years after) by the free con“ lent of the college there were two shares out of 6 the common dividend allotted to the provost, one 6 whereof was constantly paid to Dr. Collins, as if “ he had been still provost. To this Dr. Whichcote

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