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100 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. days. With great zeal and faithfulties, he laboured to pro.. mote the gloryof God and the goodof souls to the very last. He was taken ill in the pulpit, was carried home, and con- tinued in a weak state about six weeks, but kept his bed only two days. He died in the year 1648, aged seventy-four years. Mr. Blackerby was " an excellent linguist, and ac- counted the best Hebrean in Cambridge:4 Granger says, "he was perfectly skilled in the learned languages."t At his death, he expressed his strong hopes, that in the dayof judg- ment there would be many hundreds of his posterity standing at the right hand of Christ. And it is said, that those who knew his children believed they were all heirs of eternal life there were favourable hopes of all his grandchildren, many of whom were eminent persons; and many of his great grandchildren were truly pious christians.# The excellent Mr. Samuel Fairclough, who was ejected in 1662, married one of his daughters.§ It is said, that on account of the heavenly majesty and holiness which always attended Mr. Blackerby, the excellent Mr. Daniel Rogers of Wethersfield used to say, he could never come into his presence without trembling.lI THOMAS TEMPLE, D. D.-This learned divine was brother to.Sir John Temple, master of the rolls, and one of his majesty's privy council in Ireland. He was fellow of Trinity college, Dublin, and afterwards resided for some time in Lincoln college, Oxford. Hewas beneficed first at Win- wick in Northamptonshire, then at Battersea in Surrey. At this last place he was labouring in the year 1639, having Mr. Samuel Wells for his assistant.4 Upon the commencement of the civil war, he espoused the cause of the parliament; and, in- 1643, was appointed one of the licensers of the press, and nominated one of the assemblyof divines, and he constantly attended during the session. He was one of the committee for the examination and ordination of ministers..- In 1645, he was chosen one of the committee of accommo- In each of these public offices he discovered great learning and moderation. In the year 1648, he united witk Clark's Lives, p. 58-66. + Granger's Biog. Hist. vol. ii. p. 196. Clark's Lives, p. 64. § Palmer's Noneou. Mein. vol. iii. p. 279. Clark's Lives, p. 65. Calamy's Account, vol. ii. p. 457, 540. * Neal's Puritans, vol. iii. p. 46, 52, 89. +1- Papers of Accommodation, p. 13,