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SYDENBAM-ERBERY. 185 corporation." This could not indeedbe his fault. Hewas undoubtedly most deserving of it. In the year 1650,- by virtue of letters from the commissioners of parliament, for regulating the university of Oxford, he was created master of arts. In those letters they gave him a most excellent character. He was a constant and zealous preacher; and a man of great learning and piety, frequently exercising a holy jealousy over his own heart.. But retiringto London for the benefit of his health, and to superintend the printing of some of his books, he there died, about March 25, 1654, aged thirty-two years. His WORKS. 1. A Christian, Sober, and Plain Exercitation ofthe two grand practical Controversiesof these Times, Infant Baptism and Singingof Psalms, 165a-2. The great Mysterie of Godliness, opened in several Sermons, 1654.-3. Hypocrisie Discovered in its Nature and Workings, being the Sum of Seven Sermons, 1654.- 4. The False Brother ; or, the Mapp of Scotland, drawn by an English Pencil-5. Anatomy of Joh. Lilbourn's Spirit and 'Pamphlets ; or, a Vindication of the Two Honourable Patriots, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Governor of Ireland, and Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Knight and Baronet; wherein the said Lilbourn is demonstratively proved tobe a common Lyer,and unworthyof civil Converse, WILLIAM ERBERY, A. B.-This person was born at Roath-Dagfield in Glamorganshire, in the year 1604, and educated in Brazen-nose college, Oxford. Having finished his studies at the university, he entered into the ministerial office, retired into Wales, and became vicar of St. Mary's in Cardiff. Wood says that he was always schismatically inclined, that he preached in conventicles, and that, for refusing to read the king's declaration for sports on the Lord's day, he was brought several times into the high commission court at Lambeth, where he suffered for his obstinacy.+ The Bishop of Landaff, visiting his diocese in the year 1634, pronounced Mr. Erbery a schismatical and dangerous preacher ; and, for disobeying his majesty's in- structions, he gave'him judicial admonition, and threatened to proceed further against him if he did not submit. Re- fusing to debase himself by submission, contrary to truth and his own conscience, the bishop, the year following, pre- ferred articles against him in the high commission court, threatening to punish bim according to his deserts. In 1636 his lordship complainedof the slow prosecution against v Wood's Athena Oxon. vol. ii. p. 100, 101, 1- Ibid. p. 103.