Webbe, George, Dd

Webbe, George, D.D.

an English prelate, was born at Bromham, Wiltshire, in 1581. He was educated at Oxford University, took holy orders, and became minister of Steeple Aston, Wiltshire, where he also kept a grammar-school, as he afterwards did at Bath. In 1621 he became rector of St. Peter and St. Paul's in Bath; was made chaplain to Charles I, on his accession to the throne; and was consecrated bishop of Limerick, Ireland, in December, 1634. Some time before his death he was confined in Limerick Castle by the rebels, and died there near the close of 1641. He was the author of Practice of Quietness (3d ed. 1631): — A Brief Exposition of the Principles of the Christian Religion (1612): — Arraignment of an Unruly Tongue (1619): — Augur's Prayer; or, The Christian Choice (1621): — The Protestant's Calendar (1624): — Lessons and Exercises out of Cicero ad Atticum: — some other text-books for schools, and several Sermons, which appeared from 1609 to 1619. He was accounted the best preacher in his time in the royal court, and the smoothest writer of sermons that were then published.

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