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PULLAIN. 115 time. Having no prospect of enjoying his public ministry, and being deeply concerned for his persecuted countrymen, he continued to labour in private as he found an op- portunity. He preached and administered the Lord's supper, about a year, to the protestant congregation, which assembled in private places, in and about the city of London.* The persecutionof the protestants becoming, at length, extremely hot, and Mr. Pu llain finding himself most pro- bably in danger of the fire, he fled into a foreign land, and became an exile at Geneva; where he became a member of the English congregation, and abode during the remainder of the bloody queen's reign. The news of the queen's death, and of theaccession of Queen Elizabeth, gladdened the hearts of all the worthy exiles. On this occasion, Mr. Pullain united with his brethren at Geneva, in their letter of congratulation, addressed to their fellow-exiles at Arran, Basil, Strasburgh, Frankfort, and other places.t Upon the reception of the joyful news, he immediately prepared to return home ; and was no sooner arrived in his native country, than he resumed his zealous ministerial labours. But he had not continued long in his beloved work, before he received a sudden check. For the new queen having issued her royal proclamation prohibitingall preaching, till all the affairs ofthe church were finally settled, this worthy servant of Christ was taken into custody at Colchester, and sent prisoner up to London. His crime was that of preach- ingwhen prohibited by the queen ; but our historian does not saywhat further prosecution he underwent.I Towards the close of the year 1559, Mr. Pullain became rector of Capford in Essex, which lie kept to his death.s About the same time, he was made Archdeacon of Col- chester. He sat in the famous convocation of 1562, and subscribed the articles of religiond He was an avowed enemy to all popery and superstition; and, therefore, was much grieved at the imperfect state in which the reformation rested, and the severe proceedings of the prelates which immediately followed. He was ever anxious to have the church purged of all its corruptions and antichristian cere- monies, and for its discipline and government, as well as its * Fox's Martyrs, vol. iii. p. 525,--Strype's Annals, vol. i. p. 292. I. Troubles at Frankeford, p. 169-162. ITerlYv 'Coe't:rtrIrelps t°.1.E.eC31. 441. ii. p. 192. II Strype's Annals, vol. i. p. 289.