See also:Nonconformist divine, was of
See also:Northamptonshire origin and was educated at St
See also:College, Cambridge . He received deacon's orders from a
See also:bishop, whereupon he settled as assistant-
See also:master in the
See also:free school of
See also:Rutland . He was reclaimed from in-different courses and associates here by a very " painful "
See also:minister, the Rev . Benjamin
See also:King . Subsequently he married Mr King's daughter, and " becoming a convert to his principles, received ordination in the Presbyterian way, not being satisfied with that which he had from the bishop." He was presented to the living of Wilby in Northamptonshire; but was thence ejected under the
See also:act of Uniformity in 1662 . After his ejection he preached privately at Oakham and
See also:Wellingborough, sharing the
See also:common pains and penalties of nonconformists,---e.g. he was imprisoned six months for praying with a sick
See also:person . A bookagainst
See also:William Sherlock, dean of St Paul's, called Antisozzo (against
See also:Socinus), written in the vein of Andrew Marvell's
See also:Rehearsal Transprosed, procured him much celebrity as a wit . Dr Robert South, no friend to nonconformists, publicly pronounced that
See also:Alsop had the
See also:advantage of Sherlock in every way . Besides fame, Antisozzo procured for its author an invitation to succeed the
See also:Thomas Cawton (the younger) as
See also:independent minister in
See also:Westminster . He accepted the
See also:call and drew
See also:great multitudes to his
See also:chapel . He published other books which showed a fecundity of wit, a playful strength of reasoning, and a provoking indomitableness of raillery . Even with Dr
See also:Goodman and Dr
See also:Stillingfleet for antagonists, he more than held his own .
See also:Mischief of Impositions (168o) in answer to Stillingfleet's Mischief of Separation, and Melius Inquirendum (1679) in answer to Goodman's Compassionate Inquiry, remain
See also:historical landmarks in the
See also:history of
See also:nonconformity . Later on, from the entanglements of a son in alleged treasonable practices, he had to sue for and obtained
See also:pardon from King
See also:James II . This seems to have given a somewhat
See also:diplomatic character ,to his closing years, inasmuch as, while remaining a nonconformist, he had a
See also:deal to do with proposed
See also:political-ecclesiastical compromises . He died on the 8th of May 1703, having preserved his "
See also:spirits and smartness" to the last . See
See also:Wood'sAthenae (
See also:Bliss) iv . 106; Calamy's
See also:Life of
See also:Baxter, ii . 487;
See also:Wilson's History and
See also:Ant. of Dissenting Churches, iv . 63-66 . (A . J .
ALSIUM (mod. Palo)
JOHANN HEINRICH ALSTED (1588—1638)
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