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S E R M ON,
L O N D ON:
The following Account of the Earl of RO.
CHESTER's Life and Writings is abstracted
chester, the son of Henry Earl of Rochester, better known by the title of Lord Wilmot, fo often mentioned in Clarendon's History, was born April 10, 1647, at Ditchley in Oxfordshire. After a grammatical education at the school of Burford, he entered a nobleinan into Wadham College in 1659, only twelve years old ; and in 1661, at fourteen, was, with Tome other persons of high ravk, made mastur of arts by Lord Clarendon in perfon,
He travelled afterwards into France and Italy; and, at his return, devoted himself to the court. In 1665 he went to sea with Sandwich, and distinguished himself at Bergen by uncommon intrepidity; and the next suinmer served again on board Sir Edward Spragge, who in the heat of the engagement, having a message of reproof to send to one of his captains, could find no man ready to carry it but Wilmot, who in an open boat went and returned amidst the storm of shot.