Lake, Arthur

Lake, Arthur a distinguished English prelate, was born at Southampton about 1550, and was educated at Winchester School, and at New College, Oxford, of which latter he was chosen fellow in 1589. He became successively archdeacon of Surrey in 1605, dean of Worcester in 1608, and finally bishop of Bath and Wells in 1616. He died May 4,1626. Lake made important donations to the library of New College, and founded a chair for Hebrew and for mathematics in that institution. He was a very learned man, especially versed in the ancient fathers, and very successful as a preacher. After his death there were published several volumes of his sermons: Exposition of the First Psalm ; Exposition of the Eighty-First Psalm; and Meditations- all of which were collected and published in one volume, under the title Ninety-nine Sermons, with some Religious and Divine Meditations (Lond. 1629, fol.) — Theses de Sabbato (at the end of Twisse on the Sabbath): — On Love to God (Tracts of Angl. Fathers, 4,39). See Wood, Athenoc Oxonienses; Chalmers, General Biogr. Dictionary; Walton, Life of Bp. Sanderson; Hook, Ecclesiastical Biography, 6:509; Darling, Cyclopcedia Bibliographica, ii, 1755; Allibone, Dict. Encyl. and Amer. Authors, ii, 1048.

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