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70 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. the law, with whom he had been, in the earlier part of his life, a fellow-student ; and who, on that account, were afterwards ready to testify their respect to his memory, by affording their countenance and expressing their kindness to his son.. His son was the celebrated Mr. Thomas Gataker, another puritan divine, who was first chosen lecturer at the Temple, then ministerat Rotherhithe near London. ARTHUR WAKE.-This excellent person was son of JohnWake, esq. and descended from a very ancient and honourable family. He was canon of Christ's Church in Oxford, and a most popular and useful preacher. In the year 1565, he was preferred. to the benefice ofGreat-Billing, in Northamptonshire ;+ and several times he preached the sermon 'at Paul's cross. In one of these sermons, delivered in the year 1573, he boldly defended the sentiments of Mr. .Cartwright in his reply to Whitgift, and openly declared his objections against the established church. Bishop Sandys, of London, the very next day, sent a pursuivant to apprehend him ; but he had left the city, and returned to Oxford, where his lordship's authority could not reach him. The bishop, meeting with this sore disappointment, wrote to the Lord Treasurer Burleigh and the Earl of Leicester,the latter being at that time Chancellor of Oxford, urging them to take the case into consideration.1 It does not appear, however, that the two honourable persons were at all disposed to comply with his lordship's solicitations. Though Mr. Wake escaped the snare of the Bishop of London, he fell, the same year, into the hands of Scambler, Bishop of Peterborough, when he received the ecclesiastical censure. He was rector of the above place; and being cited before the bishop's chancellor, he was first suspended for three weeks, then deprived of his living. Mr. Eusebius Paget,§ and several other worthy ministers, were suspended and deprived at the same time. They were all laborious and useful preachers. Four of them were licensed by the university, as learned and religious divines ; and three of them ha,d been chosen moderators in the religious exercises. The reason of Mr. Wake's deprivation, and that of his brethren, was not any error in doctrine, nor any depravity of life ; but because they could not;vvith a good conscience, Biog. Briton. vol. iv. p. 2155, 2156. Edit. 1747. + Bridges's Hist. of Northamptonshire, vol. i. p. 407. Strype's Whitgift, Appen. p. 19, 1 SeeArt. Busebius Paget.