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114 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. gotten from the spies and setters of the house ; for which' they were afterwards rewarded with the fellowships of those who by that means were ejected. A most excellent encou- ragement to informers ! And let me add," says he, " that in direct contradiction to the very letter of the statutes, they ordered one of them to receive the rents of the college, and soon after made him sub-rector, though he was at that time, or only a few months before, no more than batchelor of arts." To the above criminations Mr. Tozer desired time to put in his answer, which was granted him. When he returned his answer, he disowned their authority, saying, " That the things about which he was questioned, concerned the disci- pline of the college ; and that he had some time before answered in the name of the whole college, that they could not, without perjury, submit to any other visitors than those to whom their statutes directed them." This answer being unsatisfactory to the visitors, they ordered him to be ejected, and committed the execution of the sentence to the soldiers of the garrison. However, Mr. Tozer still kept possession ofhis college for some time and, June 29, 1648, the visitors. sent for him again, and in direct opposition to the statutes of the house, peremptorily forbade him to proceed to an election the day following ; and to effectually prevent him, they expelled him both from the college and the university. He refused after all to deliver up the keys of the college and to be perjured, when they proceeded to apprehend and imprison him. There is one circumstance more concerning his sufferings, which, says our author, must not be omitted, viz. " That the second of the same month,he was dragged out of St. Martin's church by the soldiers, and forbidden to officiate there any more ; because, forsooth ! he preached pestilential doctrine." The visitors, however, afterwards moderated their sentence ; allowed him the use of his chamber in the college ; and appointed him the profits of a travelling fellowship, to be allowed him for three years : " but," our author adds, " whether it was ever paid him, or not, I cannot say.". Upon the appointment of this allowance, he went to Holland, and became minister to the English merchants at Rotterdam, where he diedSeptember 11, 1650, aged forty-eight years, and his, remains were interred in the English church at that place. Dr. Thomas Marshall, who 4, Walker's Attempt,part ii.p.115.