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a greater estéem for Tertullian, than for all the other fa. thers of the church. Servetus continued an Anti-trinitarian. ..
After the painful sustaining, says Dr. Fuller, of so many labours, at home and abroad, he returned to Basil, where
he spent the remainder of his life in preaching, reading, i writing, publishing, visiting the sick, and also the care
of certain adjacent churches, till 1531, when it pleased God to visit him with sickness, that soon confined him to his bed, with the greatest appearance of a speedy dissolu. tion. He sent for the pastors of the place, and welcomed them with a short oration in which he exhorted them to remain constant and firm in the purity of the doctrine which they professed, because it was agreeable to the word of God : as to other things, he wished them to be less careful; assuring them, that the all-sufficient God would care for them, and would not be wanting to his church. His children standing before him, he took them by their right hand, and gently stroking their heads, he advised them to love God, who would be to them in place of a father. A little before his deatli, one of his intimate friends coming to him, he asked him, “What news?” his friend answered, " None." But (said he) "I will tell thee news;" being asked, what it was he answered, " Brevi ero apud Christum Dominum:" i. e: " I shall in a short time be with Christ my Lord.”. And laying his band upon his breast, he said, “ Here his abundance of light." In the morning before he died, he repeated the fifty-first Psalm ; at the end of which he added, “ Salsa me, Christe Jesu;' i. e.“ Save me, O Christ Jesus ;' being the last words he was heard to speak. He surrendered his spirit
to his Creator, December 1, *1531, and in the forty-ninth 1 year of his age ; and was buried, with every marks of respect and concern in the same eity. .
He was of a meek and quiet disposition ; in the under. taking of any business he was very circumspect; nor was any thing more pleasing to him, than to spend his time in reading and commenting
He left the following works behind him: 1.“ Annotations on Genesis, Job, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, chap. ii. on the three last Prophets, on the Psalais, Maitbew, Romans, Hebrews, 1 Epistle of John.l'-2.
“Of the genuine Sense of these Words, . Hoc est curpus meum." ; -3." Ai Exhortation to the Reading of God's Word.”'-4.'.
“Of the Dignity of the Eucharist."--5.- Ot the Joy of the Ree
His learning and doctrine were such, that even cardinal Şadolet, on hearing the news of his death, wished that he could lawfully grieye for the loss of him. Sleidan says, that his grief upon the death of Zuinglius, whom he loved extremely, heightened his disorder, and hastened his end.
OGDEN, SAMUEL, was born at Oldham, in Lancashire in 1697, and educated at Christ's College, Cambridge. When he had finished his studies, he married the daughter of Mr. Burnet, minister of Oldhani, a pious non. conformist. He soon after settled at Buxton, in Derbyshire, in 1652, and had an augmentation allowed him by an order from the committee for plundered ministers, dated Şept. 17, 1652. He applied himself to the clasis of Wirksworth for ordination, which he accordingly received, Sept. 17, u 1653. In the year following, he was presented to the parochial chapel of Fairfield, by the earl of Rutland, the patron, But he was obliged to get the approbation of the Triers in London ; from whom he obtained a certifi. cate, dated Whitehall, Oct 23, 1654 ; a copy of which, and of other papers and instruments, see in Calamy. vol. II. p. 190. III. 234. He continued his ministry there till 1657, when he was called to Mackworth in the same county, where he finished his public ministry in 1662. He kept a boarding school many years, and brought up many eminent scholars. He had a genius that led him to all the parts of refined literature, in which he excelled. He valued no notions that were mean or trival, but was taken up with the more curious and manly one of learn. ing. An eminent conformist, in a letter to him, expressed himself thus : “ I dare commit any thing to your free and generous understanding.” He possessed great natural talents; he was a good linguist; wrote pure Latin, and could read any Greek author currently into English at !
first sight. When the pretended abp. of Samos travelled through England, he visited Mr. Ogden, who conversed with him in the Greek language. He was also well versed in the Hebrew, of which some MSS. which he left afford sufficient proof. His last work at night was reading a chapter in the Hebrew Bible. He was also a good mathematician, and was acquianted with some of the greatest men of the age in that science, which he taught such of his scholars as were studious and ingenious, to charm them into a love of those manly studies, that they might be preserved from the snares of sensual pleasures. He was a great lover of music, both vocal and instrumental, and was also well versed in natural philosophy. He took great delight in poetry, especially in Latin poetry, even to his old age. He had a considerable knowledge in anatomy, physic, and botany. With regard to divinity he was particularly eminent. He had carefully studied the most diffin. cult points; and would discourse on the most abstruse controversies with a readiness and clearness which shewed how thoroughly he had investigated them. He left a nanuscript on the separate existenceof the soul between death and the resurrection, drawn up at the request of a young gentleman in the university, who had been his scholar, and was tainted with infidelity. Also a treatise on predestination, occasioned by his own melancholy, which induced him to a deep search into that point, in order to clear up to himself the goodness and mercy of God. He said, however, that he would not advise others to embroil themselves, as he had done, in such controversies. His nonconformity was the fruit of close and deliberate consideration. Some persons thought he had too high notions of the power of the magistrate in matters of religion. He was for communicating with the Established Church occasionally, but never could come into it as a stated member. Mr. Ogden thought the over-much doting upon the Common Prayer was one great occasion of the debauchery and wickedness of the age: “ many people contenting themselves with being loud and zealous at the prayers, and making that all their religion, as if they intended, to mock God, and go to heaven in their sins. whether he will or not." He was a person of unwearied
diligence; and though his time was greatly taken up with
Besides the MSS. beforementioned, which were never published, he wrote and printed only one piece, which was on a political subject, &c. in 1683, or 1681, and was very suitable to the coinplexion of those times.
OGLE, LUKE, M. A. was born about 1630. He was first minister of Ingram, from whence he removed to Berwick, where he was when general Monk came from Scotland with his army; who having at first thought of continuing a while in that town, which was the best post in the North, made Mr. Ogle a visit, and was exceedingly kind to him, as he found he bad great interest in the atfections of the people. But finding it necessary to move forward, he left his family at Berwick; and lord Widdrington was made governor, who once heard Mr. Ogic preach, and was at first civil to him, but afterwards, on
his refusing to conform, proved his most implacable enea my. It niuch afflicted Mr. Ogle to see how soon profane. ness and all kinds of wickedness grew up in the towh, by means of the numerous garrisons, and the many Romano ists that came to reside there. ' In á scrmon on the 5th of Nov. following, he laid open the dangerous principles and the cruel practices of the Papists. Many of the officers were chagrined, and informed the governor, who was much incensed; and soon after employed a person to write his sermon after him, to try if he could that way get any advantage against him. He once sent for Mr. Ogle, ata'time when he had many officers and gentlemen with him; and told him he had preached treason. Mt. Ogle replied, that he had delivered nothing but what he could prove from the word of God. The governor said he had niany articles against him, to which he would make him answer; and added, that he knew very well, that by chusing that text (Amos ii. 1 *.) he meant to reflect on king Charles. On the 26th of Dec. follow: ing, it being usual to have a sermon on Thursdays, the bells were rung, and Mr. Ogle intended to preach, but the governor ordered the church doors to be locked, and set a guard of soldiers to keep him and the people out, because, he said, he had not preached on Christmas day, the day preceding ; and declared that he should preachi in Berwick church no more. And as it happened he'never did, for the Bartholomew day after, he was ejected by law for nonconformity. Hereupon he was invited to bestow his labours in a country church about three miles off, called Ancroft, where many of the people of Berwick went to hear him. At this the governor was so enraged, that one day he ordered the gates to be 'shut, till Mr. Ogle and the people came together to the bridge, and then they were opened, when he took the names of the people, and committed Mr. Ogle to prison, where he remained six weeks. As he was sending him away, a friend of Mr. Ogle's standing by, said boldly to the governor, “ It was visible now what they aimed at, when they sent a Protestant minister to prison by an officer who was a Papist." Upon which he called the officer back, and went hiinself,
• “ Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thervof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime." iyor. III.No. 71. .. 3