Patrick, John

Patrick, John D.D., an English divine, brother of the succeeding, was born at Gainsborough, in Lincolnshire, about 1640, and was educated at Cambridge University. After taking holy orders he was preacher at the Charter-house, London. He died about the opening of the 18th century. Like his brother the bishop, Dr. John Patrick was a decided opponent of the papists. He wrote, Reflections vpon the Devotions of the Roman Church, with the Prayers, Hymns, and Lessons themselves, taken out of their authentic Books; in three Parts, this first Part containing their Devotions to Saints and Angels [all ever published]; with two Digressions concerning the Reliques and Miracles in Mr. Cressy's late History [anonymous] (Lond. 1674, 8vo) The Virgin Mary misrepresented by the Roman Church; in the Traditions of that Church concerning her Life and Glory, and in the Devotions paid to her as the Mother of God; both showed out of the Offices of that Church, the Lessons on her Festivals, and from their allowed Authors; Part I, wherein Two of her Feasts, her Conception and Nattivity, are considered [anonymous] (Lond. 1688, 4to); also in Gibson's Preservative, 15:292, and 16:1. Dr. Patrick also published The Psalms in metre (Lond. 1710, 12mo).

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