Bush (or Bushe), Paul

Bush (Or Bushe), Paul an English prelate, was born in 1490, and educated at Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1518. He afterwards became a brother of the order called Boni Homines, and, after studying some time among the friars of St. Austin (now Wadham College), he was elected provincial of his order at Edington, in Wiltshire, and canon residentiary of Sarum. On account of his great acquisitions in learning, Henry VIII made him his chaplain, and advanced him to the newly erected see of Bristol, to which he was consecrated June 25,1542. On the accession of queen Mary he was deprived of his bishopric, and spent the remainder of his life in a private station at Bristol, where he died, Oct. 11,1559. He wrote, Notes on the Psalms (Lond. 1525): — Treatise in Praise of the Crosse: — Answer to Certain Queries concerning the Abuses of the Mass : — Dialogues between Christ and the Virgin Mary: — Carmina Diversa; and other works. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict . s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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