Winzet (or Winget), Ninian

Winzet (or Winget), Ninian a Scotch clergyman, is supposed to have been born in Renfrewshire in 1518, and to have been educated at the University of Glasgow; was master of the grammar-school of Linlithgow in 1551, and soon afterwards entered into holy orders; was cited before the superintendent of the Lothians in 1561 to answer for his religious opinions, when he gave in his adherence to the Roman Church, in opposition to the Reformation, and was deposed from his office; defended his position, and endeavored to accomplish reform within the Roman Church; was compelled to escape to Flanders in 1563; appointed abbot of the Scottish monastery of St. James at Ratisbon in 1576; and died September 21, 1592. He published, Certane Tractatis for Reformatoun of Doctryne and Maneris (1562): — The Last Blast of the Trumpet of Godis Worde against the Usurpit Auctoritie of Johne Knox and his Calvinian Brether, Intrudit Precheouris (1592), suppressed by the Protestants in the hands of the printer: — An Exhortation to Mary Queen of Scottis, etc. (1562): — The Buke of Fourescoir and Thre Questions touching Doctrine, Ordour, and Maneris Proponit, etc. (1563). See Irving, Lives of Scottish Writers, 1:98-101.

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