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116 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. accession of James to the crown of England, his father accompanied him to this country, and placed Patrick in the family of Dr. Lloyd, bishop of, Chester, from, whom he derived great assistance inhis literary pursuits. In the year 1605 he went to Oxford, entered into deacon's orders, and was elected chaplain of New College. Heemployed him- self in this seat of the muses in the assiduous study of ecclesiastical history and antiquities, and of the Greek language, in whichhe acquired an extraordinary knowledge. On his removal from the university he went to London, with the intention of obtaining preferment at court, to which he had easy access by means of his father. One of his principal patrons was Dr. James Montague, bishop of Bath and Wells, through whose interest he obtained a pension from the king offifty pounds a year ; and as he was master of an elegant Latin style, his pen wasoccasionally employed by his majesty, and by some other persons in power, in writing letters ; and he was also engaged in examining the archives of the kingdom.. It was one of the first objects of his ambition to obtain the post of keeper of Prince Henry's library and museum, in the palace of St. James's, which was his residence. In this he failed; but he was afterwards, through the influence of his patron, Bishop Montague, elected librarian to the king. To the royal library Mr. Young was a most assiduous visitor, spending the greatest part of his time in it, and, at the king's command, classing its contents in catalogues. He had frequent literary conversations with his majesty, who placed him in this situation, for which he was so well qualified. By his persuasion, on the death of the very learned Isaac Casaubon, in 1614, with whom he was familiarly acquainted, the king purchased most of his books and manuscripts for the library. Also, for the purpose of augmenting the stores committed to his care, he was very desirous of visiting the continent, but was unable to put his design in execution till 1617, when he went to Paris, taking with him recommendatoryletters frorn the learned Camden to some of his literary acquaintance in that metropolis. By their means he was introduced to various other eminent men, with whom, by the sweetness of his disposition, and thp candour and urbanity of his manners, he ingratiated himself, and also rendered himself peculiarly dear to, all with whom he was connected. After his return, he assisted Biog. Brit.. vol, viii. p. 4380.-Aikin's Life of Selden and Usher, p. 367.