Hutchinson -DA407 .H9 H7 1806

-the like, they were all bitterly malignant; yett God awed them, that they could not at that time hinder his people, whom he overrul'd some of their greatest enemies to assist, such as were one Chadwick and Plumptre, two who, at the first, put themselves most forward into the businesse. Plumptre was a doctor of phisick, an inhabitant of Nottingham, who had learning, natura]] parts, and understanding enough to discerne betweene natural! civil! righteousnesse and iniustice, but he was a horrible atheist, and had such an intollerable pride, that he brook'd no superiours, and having some witt, tooke the boldnesse to exercise it, in the abuse of all the gen tlemen wherever he came.' Sr. Thomas Hutchinson first brought him into creditt and practise in the country, it having pleas'd God to make him instrumentall in the cure of Mr. <.Jeorge Hutchinson, who had in vaine tried the skill of the best doctors in England, for an epileptick disease, under which he lahour'd some yeares. Upon this occasion, Sr. Thomas, and both his sons, gave him much respect, and this cure gave him reputation, and iutroduc'd him into practise, in all the gentlemen's houses in the· country, which he soone lost againe by his mos t abusive tongue and other ill carriages, and was eveu gott out of favour with Sr. Thomas Hutchinson himselfe, for some abusive scoffes g iven out against his lady: but Mr. Hutchinson and his brother, in pilty to him, and in remembrance of what God had done through him, still owned him, and protected him a little aga inst the bitter zealotts, though it was impossible for his clarknesse and their light long to continue mix'd. This man had sence enough to approovc the parliament's cause, in poJn l of civill right, 1 It is said of hi·m, in Thoro ton's history of Notts) u he a person eminent in. " hi s profession, of g reat note for wiLt and learning, as he had formerly been for poetry, H when he printed a book of epi g rams :" a species of composition which the more it pleases the reader, the less it renders the author beloved. Thi s inclination to sport with the feelings of others was not at all likely to recommend him to Nlr. H utchinson;, nor make him a good assoc iate in we ighty and serious business,