Sedgwick, Obadiah

Sedgwick, Obadiah a Nonconformist divine, was born at Marlborough, in Wiltshire, England, in 1600, and educated at Queen's College and at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. He became chaplain to lord Horatio Vere, whom he accompanied to the Netherlands. Returning to Oxford, he was admitted to the reading of sentences in 1629. He preached at St. Mildred's, London, until interrupted by the bishop, and in 1639 became vicar of Coggeshall, Essex. In the rebellion he took part against the Church and State. In 1646 he was preacher at St. Paul's, Covent Garden; and, retiring to Marlborough, he died there in January, 1658. The principal of his works are, The Fountain Opened (1657): — An Exposition of Psalm 23 (1658, 4to): — The Anatomy of Secret Sins (1660): — Parable of the Prodigal (1660): Synopsis of Christianity.

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