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ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

1919

Some Account of the
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Dr. BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE.

NR. BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE was

descended of an antient and good family, and
was the sixth son of his father, being born in Shrop-
fire, March the 11th 1609. He was educated at
Emanuel College, in the university, where he was
chosen fellow, and was an excellent tutor and in-
structor of youth, and bred up many persons of qua-
lity, and others who afterwards proved useful and e-
minent; as many perhaps as any tutor of his time.
About the age of four or five and thirty, he was made
provost of King's College, where he was a most vigi-
lant and prudent governor, a great encourager of
learning and good order ; and by his careful and
wise management of the estate of the college,
brought it in to a very flourishing condition, and left
it so. « It cannot, says Dr. Tillotson, be denied (nor
o am I much concerned to dissemble it) that here
o he possessed another man's place, who by the in
“ niquity of the times was wrongfully ejected; I
" mean Dr. Collins, the famous and learned divini-
« ty-professor of that university ; during whose life
66 (and he lived many years after) by the free con-
“ lent of the college there were two shares out of
as the common dividend allotted to the provost, one
66 whereof was constantly paid to Dr. Collins, as if
* he had been still provost. To this Dr. Whichcote

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