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ASTOR, LENOX TILDIN FOUNDATION,

BIOGRAPHY.

TACKSON, ARTHUR, was born at Little Walding

field in Suffolk, in 1593. His father, who was a Spanish merchant in London, died when he was young, and bis mother who afterwards married sir T. Crooke, bart. dying in Ireland, he was sent by his guardian, Mr. Jos. Jackson of Edmonton, tọ Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was placed under a tutor, who was so inattentive to his pupils, that any of them, as he said, might have been for months absent without his knowing it. But being, through the grace of God, of a studious disposition, he was careful to improve his time. At that early period he com. menced a habit, which he continued till the time of his death, of rising at three or four o'clock both summer and winter, seldom studying less than fourteen or sixteen hours in the day. His sight was so good, even to the last, that he could read the smallest Greek print without spectacles, by inoon light. But he was so short-sighted that he could not distinguish his friends when he met them in the street; which occasioned some who did not thoroughly know him, to accuse him of pride, for not returning their civilities. He continued in the college till 1619, when he married the the eldest daughter of Mr. T. Bownert of Stoneberry, Herts, with whom he lived above forty-seven years in the greatest endearinent, and by whom he had three sons and five daughters. Soon after his marriage he was chosen by the inhabitants of St. Michael's, Wood Street, to be their lecturer, and after the death of Mr. Brogden, "called to be their pastor. When the plague broke out in 1624, he sent his wife and children to her father in Hertfordshire, being determined to continue in the city, where he discharged all the duties of a faithful pastor ; hazarding his own life VOL III, --N0. 51.

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