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CROOK. 107 writers who were fellows of Emanuel college, Cambridge.. The two Mr. Thomas Shepards, successively pastors of the church at Charlestown in New England, were his son and grandson.+ His WORKS. -1. The Doctrineof the Sabbath, 1649.-2. Certain Select Cases' Resolved, 1650.-3. Subjection to Christ in all his Ordinances and Appointments, the best means to preserve our Liberty, 1652.-4. The Sincere Convert, 1652.-5. A Treatise of Liturgies, 1653.-6. The Parable of the Ten Virgins, 1660.-7. The Sound Believer, 1671.-8. The Churchmembership of Children; and their right to Baptism.-9. New England's Lamentations for Old England's Errors.-10. ATreatise of Hearing the Word.-11. Wine for Gospel Wantons; or, Cautions against Spiritual Drunkenness. SAMUEL CROOK, B. D.-This excellent divine was born at Great ,Waldingfield in Essex, January 17, 1574; educated in Pembroke-hall, Cambridge ; and afterwards chosen fellow of Emanuel college. His father was the learned and labori- ous Dr. Crook, preacher to the honourable society of Gray's- inn, and descended from an ancient family. He was highly esteemed in the university, for his pregnant parts, great industry, and answerable proficiency in all the branches of useful and polite literature. Hewas chosen reader of rhe- toric and philosophy in the public schools, which offices he filled with great applause. While at Cambridge he was a constant hearer and a great admirer of the excellent Mr. Perkins. He preached first for a short time at Caxton, near Cambridge ; then, in the year 1602, accepted an invitation to the pastoral charge at Wrington in Somersetshire, receiving his presentation to the living from Sir Arthur Capel. In gratitude for the advantages which he had enjoyed at the university, he gave to the library of Pembroke-hall, Basil's Works,Greek andLatin; to Emanuel college, all theCouncils, Greekand Latin; and to the universitylibrary, the Works of Gregory Nazianzens and Gregory Nissens. Mr. Crook, upon his settlement at Wrington, took inde- fatigable pains in his ministry, and his usefulness surpassed all expectation.. He constantly preached three times a week, and sometimes oftener, to the end of his days. As he preached so he lived. His life was one continued comment upon his doctrine. He was much admired and esteemed by his people, and their affectionate attachment continued to increase to the last. As, during his preparations for the Hist. of Cambridge, p. 147. + Mather's Hist. b. iii. p. 88.