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350 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. the rigorous imposition of conformity, Dr. Sampson being already deprived of his deanery, Mr. Kingsmill withdrew from the storm. He was averse to all severity in the impo- sition of habits and ceremonies ; and being fixed in his nonconformity, he wrote a long letter to Archbishop Parker, against urging a conformity to the papists in habits, cere- monies, and other things equally superstitious.. Upon Mr. Kingsmill's departure from the kingdom, he resolved to take up his abode among the best reformed churches, both for doctrine and discipline, that he could meet with in a foreign land. During the first three years, he settled at Geneva, where lie was highly esteemed by persons eminent for learning and piety. Afterwards, he removed to Lausanne, where he died in the month of Sep- tember, 1569, aged thirty-one years. Though he was a zealous puritan, and an avowed nonconformist, seeing he was a man of such great worth, and universally beloved, Wood found himself obliged to give him an excellent character. Accordingly, he says hewas too good for this world, and left behind him a most excellent pattern of piety, devotion, and every other amiable virtue.+ His WORKS. -1. A View of Man's Estate, wherein the great Mercy of God in Man's free Justification is shewed, 1574.-2'. An excellent and comfortable Treatise for all such as are in any manner of way either troubled in Mind or afflicted in Body, 1578.-3. Godly Advice touching Marriage, 1581.-4. A godly and learned Exhorta- tion to bear patiently all Afflictions of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.- 5. A Conference between a godly learned Christian and an afflicted Conscience, concerning a Conflict had with Satan.-7. A. Sermon on John iii. 16. CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN was a zealouspuritan, and one of the preachers to the congregation of separatists in Lon- don. In the year 1567, he was apprehended, with the rest of his brethren, at Plumbers-hall, and cast into prison, where he remained a long time. This heavy sentence was inflicted upon him, for separating from the established church, and holding private meetings for divine worship, when he could not in conscience conform to the church of England.# Having at length obtained his release, he wrote a letter, in the year 1569, to Secretary Cecil, earnestly urging him to employ his interest to promote a further 4. Wood's AthenEe Oxon. vol. i. p. 126.-Strype's Parker, p. 157. + Athense Oxon, vol, i. p. 126, See Art. Robert Hawkins.