Comber, Thomas

Comber, Thomas a learned English divine, was born at Westerham, Kent, March 19, 1644. It is said that he could read Greek at ten years old. Admitted B.A. at Cambridge in 1662, he was made Prebendary of York in 1677, dean of Durham in 1691, and died in 1699. His chief works are: Companion to the Temple (new edit., Oxford, 1841, 7 vols. 8vo, one of the most complete works extant on the Book of Common Prayer): — Short Discourses on the Common Prayer (1684, 8vo): — Roman Forgeries in the Councils of the first four Centuries (London, 1689, 4to). His Memoirs, by his great grandson, T. Comber, were published in London in 1799 (8vo). — Hook, Ecclesiastes Biography, 4:156; Kippis, Biographia Britannica, 4:45.

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