Murcot, John

Murcot, John an English divine of some note, was born near the opening of the 17th century, and was educated at the University of Oxford. He wrote largely, and yet but little is known of his personal history. He died in 1654. His most important writings were collected and published as Theolog. Treatises (1657, 4to). Wood, in his Athence Oxon., speaks of Murcot as characterized by "a forward, prating, and pragmatical precision." Thomas Manton held him highly in esteem, and speaks of him thus as a preacher: "It were pity that the sermons coming from such a warm, affectionate spirit should die away with the breath in which they were uttered: as his fruit remaineth (I hope) in the hearts of many that heard him, so is it wrapt up in these papers to preserve it from perishing and forgetfulness." See Allibone. Dict. Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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