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BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, D.D.
Rector of St. LAWRENCE JEWRY,
Printed by J. CHALMERS, for ALEX VIR
THOMSON Bookseller, and sold at 2-DL.
R. BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE was
descended of an antient and good family, and was the fixth son of his father, being born in Shropbire, March the 11th 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 age 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 so. “ It cannot, says Dr. Tillotson, be denied (nor " am I much concerned to dissemble it) that here " he poffeffed another man's place, who by the ico 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 ss the common dividend allotted to the provost, one
whereof was constantly paid to Dr. Collins, as if 66 he had been still provost. To this Dr. Wbichcote
Archbishof Lillotson Franch vide Tillotsons tharks vol. 1 f. 215.