Carpenter, Richard

, confounded by Langbaine with the former, but a divine of a very different character, and prior in order of time, was a Cornish man, and became a batler in, Exeter college in Oxford, in 1592, and four years after fellow of that house, being then B. A. By the advice and direction of the rector, Dr. Holland, he applied himself to theological studies, and, in a few years, | proved a learned divine and an excellent preacher. In 1611 he was admitted to the reading of the sentences; and about that time was made rector of Slierwill, and of Loxhore adjoining, in Devonshire; and afterwards obtained the benefice “of Ham near Sberwill. He died Dec. 18, 1627, aged fifty-two, and was bnried in the chancel of the church of Loxbore. He published some sermons 1.” “The Soul’s Centinel,” preached at the funeral of sir Arthur Acland, knt. Jan. 9, loll, on Job xiv. 14.“Lomi. 1612, 8vo. 2.” A Pastoral Charge, faithfully given and discharged at the triennial visitation of W. Bishop of Exon, at Barnstaple, Sept. 7, 1616, on Acts xx. 28.“London, 1616, 8vo. 3.” Christ’s Larum-bell of Love resounded,“&c. on John xv. 12. Lond. 1616,8vo. 4.” The conscionable Christian," &c. being three assize sermons at Tan n ton aud Chard in Somersetshire, 162O, on Acts xxiv. 16. Lond. 1623, 4to. 1

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