Calvert, Thomas

, uncle to the preceding, was born at York in 1606, and studied at Sidney college, Cambridge. After being chaplain for some time to sir T. Burdet, in Derbyshire, he held the vicarage of Trinity in the king’s court, York. He also preached at Christ Church, and was one of the four preachers who officiated at the cathedral during the time of Oliver Cromwell. On passing the act of uniformity he was ejected from Allhallows parish in that city, and lived privately. His studies appear to have been much directed to the scriptures in the original languages, and to the Jewish rabbins. He was much disturbed in mind and injured in his property by an extravagant son, but was greatly comforted in the excellent character of his nephew, the subject of the preceding article. He died March 1679. His works are, 1. “Mel Cceli, an exposition of Isaiah, chap. 53,1657, 4to. 2. “The blessed Jew of Morocco a demonstration of the true Messias, &c. by Rabbi Samuel, a converted Jew, &c.1648, 8vo, originally written in Arabic, and translated into English by our author, with notes. He published also translations of Fox’s “Christus Triumphans;” “Comcedia Apocalyptica;” Gerard’s “Schola Consolatoria,” with additions, and wrote some poetical pieces, elegies, and a practical work entitled “Heartsalve for a wounded Soul, &c.1675, 12mo. 2


Ibid, and Le Long, Bibl. Sacr. fol. p. 662.