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BISHOP HALL, HIS LIFE AND TIMES:

OR,

MEMOIRS OF

THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND SUFFERINGS, OF

THE RIGHT REV. JOSEPH HALL, D. D.

SOCCESSIVELY BISHOP OF EXETER AND NORWICH;

WITH

A VIEW OF THE TIMES IN WHICH HE LIVED;

AND AN APPENDIX,

VRITINGS,

CONTAINING SOME OF HIS UNPUBLISHED

HIS FUNERAL SERMON, &c.

BY THE REV. JOHN JONES,

PERPETUAL CURATE OF CRADLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE.

PRINTED FOR L, B. SEELEY AND SON,

FLEET-STREET, LONDON.

MDCCCXXVI.

J. SEELEY, Printer, Buckinghard.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. I.

Importance of the biography of excellent characters. “ Obser

vations of some Specialities of Divine Providence in the Life of Joseph Hall, Bishop of Norwich, written with his own hand." His father. Character of his mother. Dedicated from his infancy to the sacred ministry. Some of the most eminent Divines indebted to the early instructions of their mothers. Fraternal affection of Mr. Jos. Hall's brother. Mr. Jos. Hall's admission at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His election into a scholarship, into a fellowship, and into the Rhetoric-Professorship. His intense study at the university. His piety. His relinquishing the Rhetoric-Professorship. His theological studies. His ordination. His frequent preaching,

Page 1-14.

CHAP, II.

opposes him.

Mr. Jos. Hall's whole residence at College. His presentation

to the rectory of Halstead. His previous appointment to the mastership of Tiverton school. His rebuilding of Halstead rectory. His marriage.

His children. Anecdote respecting his family. A person of the name of Lilly

His journey abroad with Sir E. Bacon, Motive of this journey. Account of his Travels, in a letter. His return. His dissatisfaction with Halstead. His preaching before Prince Henry-is made one of his Chaplains. His intention of removing from Halstead. His acceptance of the Living of Waltham Holy Cross. His unwillingness to leave Halstead. His taking his Doctor's degree:he was a principal instrument in promoting the establishment of the Charter House. His Apology against the

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