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TURNER. 131 says he, about the year 1563, seems to have been the first, or one of the first, after the church of England was settled, whoopposed both its episcopacy and ceremonies, and made some disturbance about them. This Turner, adds the pious but mistaken author, was a very intemperate and indiscreet man, as appears from an anecdote recorded of him, wherein he manifested his rude treatment of a bishop, whom he had invited to dine with him.. That Dr. Turner was opposed to the episcopacy and cere- monies of the church, was never doubted; but that he was a disturber ofthe peace, was never proved. And whether he was a very intemperate and indiscreet man, will best appear from the anecdote itself, whichwas the following : the doctor having invited a bishop to dine with him, and having a very sagacious dog, was desirous to put a joke upon his lordship. Therefore, while they were at dinner, he called his dog, and told him that the bishop perspired very much. The dog then immediately flew upon his lordship, snatched off his cornered cap, and ran with it to his master. This celebrated divine having spent his life in active and vigorous endeavours to promote the reformation of the church, and the welfare of the state ; and having suffered imprisonment and banishment from the hands of the papists, and deprivation from his fellow protestants, he died full of years, July 7, 1568. His remains were interred in the chancel of St. Olave's church, Hart-street, London, where a monumental inscription was erected to his memory, of which the following is a translation :t. In MEMORY of that famous, learned and holy man, WILLIAM TURNER, Dean of Wells, a most skilful Physician and Divine, in which professions he served the Church and the Commonwealth, with the greatest diligence and success, for thirty years. Against the implacable enemies of both, but especially against the Roman Antichrist, he fought bravely as a good Soldier of Jesus Christ. When worn out with age and labours, he laid down his body in hope ofa blessed resurrection. Middleton's Biographia Evangelica, vol. ii. p. 326. Edit. IVO. t Strype's Parker, p. 152. Ward's Gresham Professors, p. 130.-An imperfect account of this inscription is given in Stow's " Survey of London," b. ii. p. 38,