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J. GEREE-SREPARD. 10 it is said, was occasioned by his extreme grief for the death of King Charles.. Mr. Baxter denominates him " an eminent nonconformist divine."t He died poor ; but was so exceed- ingly beloved by his people, that they settled thirty pounds a year upon his widow for life, and behaved very honourably to his children.t Mr. Stephen Geree, another puritan divine, was his elder brother. Mr. Arthur Jackson, one of the ejected nonconformists in 166e, was his successor.§ His WORKS. -1. Several Sermons, 1641, &c.-2. Vindiciae voti ; or, a Vindication of the true Sense of the National Covenant, in Answer to the Protestant Protested,' 1641.-3. Vindiciae Bed. Anglicanre ; or, Ten Cases resolved, 1644.-4. Proofs that the King may without Impeachment of his Oath, touching the Clergy, at his Coronation, consent to the Abrogation of Episcopacy, 1646.- 5. Astrologo-Mastix ; or, the Vanity of Judicial Astrology, 1646.- 6. Vindiciee Paedo-Baptismi ; or, a Vindication of Infant Baptism, 1646.-7. Character of an old English Puritan Nonconformist, 1646. -8. Vindicia Vindiciarum ; or, a Vindication of his Vindication of Infant Baptism, 1647.-9. A Catechism, 1647.-10, Touchily:, ' Su- , premacy in Causes Ecclesiastical, 1647.-11. An Exercise, 1648.- 12. The Sifter's Sieve Broken, 1648.-13. Answer to JohnGoodwin's ' Might and Right well met,' 1649. THOMAS SHEPARD, A. M.-This most pious divine was born at Towcester in Northamptonshire, November 5, 1605, and educated in Emanuel college, Cambridge. Here he was brought under deep conviction of sin, and led to re- ceive Jesus Christ for wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. This work was wrought chiefly by the instrumentality of the celebrated Dr. Preston. Upon Mr. Shepard's removal from the university, he became lecturer at Earls Colne in Essex, where God greatly blessed his labours, and many souls were converted by his ministry. His labours and his usefulness, however, were of no long continuance ; for in about three years he fell into the hands of Bishop Laud, who silenced him for nonconformity, and forced him out of the country. He then retired into the north, and became domestic chaplain to Sir Richard Darly, of Buttercomb in Yorkshire, where his labours were eminently useful to Sir Richard and his family. But Archbishop Neile would, not suffer him to preach, without subscription to the, ecclesiastical impositions,, Wood's Athena Oxon. vol. ii. p. 65. + Sylvester's Life of Baxter, part i. p. 34.' t Jackson's Annotations, Dedica. Edit. 1658. Palmer's Noncom Mem. vol. i. p. 120.