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110 LIVES OF THE PURITANS:' years, and his remains were interred in St. Olave's church,' He was esteemed a good scholar and an excellent preacher. His Wom(s.---1. The Two Witnesses, in several' Lectures at St. Lawrence Jewry, on Rev. xi., with the great Question discussed, Whether the two Witnesses were slain or no ? 1643.-This work was made public by an order from the committee of the house of com- mons,idatedApri127, 1643.-2. Christ's Warning-piece, givin.,Notice to every one to watch and keep their Garments, delivered in :Sermon at Margaret's, Westminster before the House, of Commons, at their solemn Fast, October 30, 1644-1644.-3. Lex Talionis ; or, God paying everyMan in his own Coin, a Fast Sermonbefore the House of Commons, July30, 1645, on 1 Sam. ii. 30.,1645.-4. Joseph Paralleled by the present Parliament, in his Sufferings and Advancenient, a Sermon preached before the House of Commons on their solemn Day of Thanksgiving, Feb. 19, 1645, on Gen. xlix.'23, 24., 1646. EDWARD SYMMONDS, A. M.-This pious man was born at Cottered in Hertfordshire, and educated at Peter-house, Cambridge. Upon his leaving the university, he entered into the ministerial office, and appears' to have preached at Fowey in Cornwall. In the year 1630 he, became rector of Little :Rayne in Essex, wherehe continued till the commencement of the civil wars. He omitted the useof the cross inbaptism andwearing the surplice, for which he was brought before a justice of peace ; but whether the prosecution was dropped, or he was punished for this two-fold marvellous crime, we are not able to learn. " His omission of the cross and surplice, and his friendship with Stephen Marshall, plainly intimate," says Dr. Walker, " that he was something inclinable to the puritans ; "t and we venture to add, that the former alone sufficiently proves that he was apuritan and a nonconformist. He was nevertheless brought into many troubles during the' civil wars, by the committee of scandalous ministers. Ap- pearing before the committee, he was sequestered for preach- ing and publishing, " That the king, being the supreme magistrate, hath immediate dependence upon God, to whom only he is accountable-that the title of the Lord's anointed is proper and peculiar to the king : that royal birth is equivalent to royal unction :that authority is a sacred thing, and essential to the king's person : that resistance is against the way of God, destructive to the whole law of God, Inconsistent with the spirit of the gospel, the perpetual practice of christianity, the calling of ministers, common prudence, the, rule of Wood's Athens Oxon. vol. ii. p. 82, 81.-Walker's Attempt, part p. 6. + Walker's Attempt, part 11. p. 161,,