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170 LIVES OF THE PURITANS. Ghost.-4. Two Catechisms.-5. A Guide to g'o to God.-6. God's three Arrows, Pie Plague, Famine, and Sword.-7. The Extent of Divine Providence.-8. The Dignity of Chivalry.-9. The Saints Sacrifice.-10. Two Treatises, 1. On the Sabbath, 2. On Apostacy.--., I1. The Saints Support, a Sermon before the House of Commons.- 12. Mary's Memorial.-13. The Progress of Divine Providence; a Sermon before the House of Lords.-14. A Funeral Sermon for Mrs. Duck.-15. The Right Way, a Sermon before the House of Lords.-16. A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, 1655. - Wood styles this alearned and useful work; and the pious Bishop Wilkins classes Dr. Gouge's sermons among those which he deno- minates the most excellent of his time:. THOMAS HILL, D. D.-This learned divine was born at Kington in Worcestershire, and educated in Emanuel college, Cambridge, where he was chosen fellow. He made great progress in learning, was a man of most exemplary piety, and exceedingly beloved and admired. Having finished his studies at the university,he sojourned some time, for his further improvement, with Mr. John Cotton, of Boston in Lincoln.. shire ; the benefit of whose society, example, and instructions, he never lost to the day of his death. He afterwards returned to Cambridge, became an excellent tutor, and'a very popular and useful preacher in the church of St. Andrews. When the plague raged in the place, and multitudes fled from their stations, he still continued in the work of the Lord. As the good shepherd of Christ's flock, he did not flee when danger approached. Upon his removal from the university, he was chosen pastor of the church of Tichmarch in Northampton- shire where he continued a constant, faithful, and useful preacher about nine years. Here he was highly esteemed by ' the EM'l of Warwick, in whose family he became acquainted with Mrs. Willford, governess to the earl's daughter, whom he afterwards married. - In the year 1640, when the committee of accommodation was appointed by the house of lords, to consider the innova- tions in religion, Dr. Hill, with several bishops and other learned divines, was chosen, a member of thcAub-committee, to prepare materials for their debate.t In 1643, he was chosen one of the assembly of divines ; he constantly at ; and, by his great learning and moderation, was par- ticularly useful in all their deliberations. The year following he was chosen one of the committee for the examination and Wood's Athena Oxon. vol. i. p. 807.-Wilkins's Discourse on Preach.. ing, p. 82, 83. Edit. 1679. Kingdom's MS. Collec. p. 200, 201.