Bond, John (1), Lld

Bond, John (1), LL.D., an English Puritan divine and professor of law, was a native of Dorchester, and was educated at Catherine Hall, Cambridge. He was preacher to the Long Parliament and minister of the Savoy. He became master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1646, and vice-chancellor of the university in 1658. He was also some time professor of law at Gresham College. He died in 1676. Anthony Wood characterizes him as "an impudent, canting, and blasphemous person, who, by his doctrine, did lead the people to rebellion, advanced the cause of Satan much; and, in fine, by his, and the endeavors of his brethren, brought all things to ruin, merely to advance their unsatiable and ambitious desires." This opinion was doubtless actuated by prejudice and political hatred. He published, A Door of Hope (Lond. 1641): — Holy and Loyal Activity (eod.): and some single Sermons. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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