Palmer, Herbert Bd

Palmer, Herbert B.D., a learned English divine, was born at Wingham, Kent, in 1601; and was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, but afterwards chosen fellow of Queen's. After taking holy orders, he became preacher at St. Alphage's Church, Canterbury, in 1626. Three years afterwards he was silenced for nonconformity. In 1632 he was made vicar of Ashwell, Herts, and was chosen one of the Assembly of Divines in 1643, on the triumph of dissent over Anglicanism. He preached also at various places in London until the earl of Manchester appointed him master of Queen's College, Cambridge, in 1644. He died in 1647. Palmer had a considerable share in the Sabbatum Redivivums with Cawdrey. His own principal work is entitled Memorials of Godliness and Christianity (13th ed. Lond. 1708, 12mo). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of British and American Authors, vol. 2, S.V.

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