Cradock Samuel, Bd

Cradock Samuel, B.D., an eminent Noncomformist, was born in 1620, and was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow. He was presented to the college living of North Cadbury, but ejected for nonconformity in 1662, and retired to an estate at Wickham Brook which had been left to him. He died in 1706. He was a man of serious and truly catholic spirit, solid judgment, digested thought, clear method, and unaffected style. His works have been greatly commended by archbishop Tillotson and bishop Reynolds. Dr. Doddridge says that no author assisted him more in what relates to the New Testament. His principal works are, The History of the O.T. Methodized (Lond. 1683, fol.): — The Harmony of the Four Evangelists (Lond. 1688, fol.): — The Apostolical History, with an Analytical Paraphrase (Lond. 1672, fol.): — Knowledge and Practice (4th ed., with eight new chapters, Lond. 1702, fol.). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.

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