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D. ROGERS. 149 worthies.. Upon his removal from the office of librarian, he retired to the house of his son-in-law, at Bromfield in Essex, where he was taken off by an acute disease, Septem- ber 7, 1652, aged sixty-eight years. His corpse was interred in the chancel of Bromfield church, and over his grave was laid a stoneof black marble, with the following monumental inscription :t Here under Beth the body of PATRICK YOUNG, esq. Son of Sir PETER.YOUNG, knt. who left two daughters and coheiresses. Elizabeth married to John Attwood, esq. and Sarah married Sir Samuel Bose, knt. He died September 7, 1652. Mr. Young was a person most celebrated both for piety and erudition and one of the most distinguished Grecians of the age. Bishop Montague used to style him, " the patriarch of the Greeks."# Of his character, both as a scholar and a man, abundant eulogies, from persons of literary distinction, are annexed to Dr. Smith's biographical memoir of him.. He was consulted by most of the great scholars in Europe : as, Fronto-Ducus, Sirmondus, Pita- vius, Grotius, Valesius, Salmasius, Vossius, Casaubon, Usher, Selden, and many others. DANIEL ROGERS, B. D.-This excellent divine was born in the year 1573, and educated in Christ's college, Cam- bridge, where he was chosen fellow. He was son to Mr. Richard Rogers, of Wethersfield in Essex, and brother to Mr. Ezekiel Rogers, both eminent puritan divines. Upon his removal from the university, he was some time minister at Haversham in Buckinghamshire; afterwards at Wethers- field, the place of his birth, though not the immediate suc- cessor of his father. In the latter situation, however, lie met with some trouble under the persecution of Bishop Laud. This unmerciful prelate was no sooner advanced to the see of London, than he proceeded with the utmost severity against the nonconformists in his diocese ; and, in the year 1629, great numbers, for preaching against arminianismand Wood's Athena, vol. i. p. H4.-Walker's Attempt, part ii. p. 50. f Biog. Brit..vol. vii. p. 4383. t Walker's Attempt, part ii. p.50.