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O; C ' . . 86 LIVES OF THE PURITANS: me in all and every point, I "n1n most ready and willing to answer.".--The year following, upon the severe proceed- ings against Mr. Francis Johnson, another zealous puritan, he united with upwards of sixty others, all learnedmen and fellows of the university, in presenting a supplication to Chancellor Burleigh, in behalf of this persecuted servant of Christ.+ Mr. Alvey united with his brethren in their endeavours to promote a more pure ecclesiastical discipline ; and when they were apprehended and carried before their spiritual judges, he was one of those who took the oath ex ojicio, and discovered the associations. In the year 1595, when Barret was called to an account for his dangerous sentiments, he was one of the learned divines of St. John's college, who openly declared their disapprobation of his opinions, and their dissatisfaction with his pretended recantation: Towards the close of this year, complaints were brought against him and several others of the fellows, concerning their nonconformity. These complaints, or rather slander- ous and false accusations, were laid before Archbishop Whitgift ; against which, he justified his conduct, and vindicated his character, at considerable length.q Thougfi it does not appear what further troubles he endured, he probably found it necessary to leave the university ; for, he was soon after chosen provost of Trinity college, Dublin ; in which office he succeeded the celebrated Mr. -Walter Travers.11 Mr. Alvey is called a 'worthy benefactor to St. John's college, Cambridge. By his last will and testament, he gave, out of a house in Jesus-lane, four nobles, to be annually paid to a Nottinghamshire scholar, living under a fellow ; and in default of such scholar, the four nobles to be given to the college one year, and to the tenant another, alternately. He also made some other bequests of a similar kind, for the encouragement of learning and the advantage of learnedmen in the university.a 4. Baker's MS. Collec. vol. xii. p. 92. + See Art. FrancisJohnson. Baker's MS. Caller. vol. ii. p. 27, 28. S Ibid. vol. xii. p. 210-213. jj MS. Chronology, vol. iii. A. B. 1655. (72.) 2 Baker's MS.-Collec. vol. xiii. This vol. is not paged. wor-aftworclealealf