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T. WILSON. 113 make no comment upon these expressions, but leave the pious reader to form his own opinion of the ungenerous in- sinuations of the zealous churchman. Dr. Hill was author of a number of pieces, chiefly sermons before the parlia- ment. His WORKS.-I. The Trade of Truth Advanced, in a Sermon to the Honourable House of Commons, at their solemn Fast, July 27, 1642-1642.-2. The Militant Church Triumphant over the Dragon and his Angels, preached to both Houses of Parliament, July 21, 1643-1643.-3. The Season for England's Self-Reflection, and AdvancingTemple-Work, in a Sermon before the Houses of Parli- ament, August 13, 1644, being an extraordinary Day ofHumiliation, 1644.-4. The Right Separation Encouraged, preached to the House ,of Lords, November 27, 1644, being the Day of their monthly public Fast, 1644. THOMAS, WILSON, A. M.-This excellent minister was born at Catterly in Cumberland, in the year 1601, and edu- cated inChrist's college, Cambridge ; where he was greatly admired for his indefatigable industry, and great progress in useful learning. Upon his leaving the university, he taught school for sometime at Chartwood in Surrey ; then entered into the ministry at Capel, in the same county. Here, by his judicious preaching and holy example, he directed the people in the way to eternal life. Though he received little or nothing for his pains, he was not the less faithful and labo- rious in promoting the welfare of souls. He sought not theirs, but them, and was greatly beloved by his people. Afterwards ' he removed to Farlington, near Portsmouth, where he laboured among very ignorant and heathenish people. He did not continue long at this place, but removed to Teddington, near Kingston-upon-Thames. In this situa- ,tion he continued several years and was made a blessing to many souls. He next accepted a presentation to the bene- fice of Otham, near Maidstone, in Kent. . At this place Ite was the means of awakening many careless sinners, and of building them up in faith and holiness. Multitudes Rocked to hear him fromMaidstone and its vicinity; and the church was soon found too small to contain them. His great popu- larity and usefulness presently awakened the envy ofprofane sinners, and several neighbouring ministers ; but he went on undismayed, the Lord blessing his labours. Notwithstanding his labours and usefulness, he was at .length silenced for refusing to read the Book of Sports. In the month of April, 1634, he was inhibited by Archbishop