Hutchinson -DA407 .H9 H7 1806

29 dear'd the young child to all her relations at the first, so as he grew, he discover'd so much growing wisdome, agi llity, and prettie spritefullnesse, had such a natural gravity without sullennesse, and such sweete innocence·, that every child of the famely lov'd him better than their owne bmtbers and sisters, and Sr. John Biron and my lady were not halfe so fond of any of their owne. ·when it was time for them to go to schoole, both the brothers {vere sent to board with Mr. Theobalds, the master of the free schoole att Nottingham, who was an excellent schollar, but having no children, some wealth, and a little living that kept his house, first grew lazie, and after left of his schoole. Sr. Thomas then remoov'd his sons to the free scboole at Lincolne, where there was a master very famous for learning and piety, Mr. Clcarke, · but he was such a supercilious pedant, and so conceited of his own pedantique forms, that he gave Mr. Hutchinson a disgust of him, and he profited very little there. At this place it was that God began early to exercise him with afliction and temptation: he was depriv'd of the attendance and care he had bene us'd to, and mett with many inconveniences, unsuitable to his tender and nice constitution; but this was little, for he had such discretion in his childhood that he understood what was fitt for him to require, and govern'd whereere he liv'd; for he 'rould not be denied reasonable, and would not aske other things. l-Ie was as a father over his brother, and having] some advantage of ycares, tooke upon him to be the guide of his youth, yet with such love, that never were children more commendable and happie in mutuall affections: but it pleas'd God to strike his brother with a sad disease, the falling sicknesse, wherein Mr. Hutchinson most carefully attended him while he continued at Lincolne, which his fftther permitted him to doe, for the opertuni ty of Dr. Pridgeon, one of the best physitiims in those parts. vVhen he had in veinc cxercis'd all his art on the young gentleman, and that he found no successe in it, he advis'd he should returne to his fitther's house, and be.