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private charity, dispensed with such a studied concealment that the partakers of his bounty seldom knew the hand from which it proceeded, now have their reward.
Beside the Discourse, which he preached in 1660 at the consecration of five Bishops, he published separately;
I. A Sermon preached before the King, May 9, 1675. Phil. iv. 22. All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Cæsar's household.
II. A Sermon preached before the King at Whitehall, May 7, 1676. 1 Tim. iii. 15. The pillar and ground of the truth.
III. A Sermon preached before the King at Whitehall, May 20, 1677. Matt. xxviii. 30. And lo! I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.
These Discourses, printed by his Majesty's special command, contain many seasonable remarks on several of the errors and corruptions of the Church of Rome, urged with great energy of argument and with those sentiments of candour and moderation, which will, I trust, ever characterise the writings of the protestant Divine.
Two original portraits of Dr. Sudbury are extant in Emanuel College, Cambridge: one in
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still in existence.] Scholars at the University.”
the combination-room, and the other on the south-side of the gallery in the master's lodge. The portrait, of which an engraving accompanies these volumes, is in the possession of the Dean and Chapter of Durham, and is placed at the end of their library. A fourth is at Brancepeth Castle, which was formerly inhabited by his niece, Mrs. Tempest. Upon the sale of this mansion, the pictures were not removed. It is extremely probable, therefore, that the portrait in question is an original.
Dr. Denis Granville, a younger brother of John the first Earl of Bath of that family, succeeded him in his deanery. The perseverance of this gentleman, in declining to take the oaths of allegiance to King William and Queen Mary, caused him to be deprived of his great preferments in 1691. We may
lament his forfeitures; but we cannot sufficiently admire “ the integrity of his heart and the innocency of his hands,” while he thus sacrificed all his secular views to the dictates of conscience *. He followed his unfortunate Sovereign into France; but from the court of St. Germain, the unprovoked insults of Popish priests, and the illiberal jealousies which they entertained against him account
* With the Deanery of Durham, he held it's Archdeaconry, and the Rectory of Sedgefield ; that is, to use his own words, “ the best deanery, the best archdeaconry, and one of the best livings in England."
of his religion, compelled him to retire. Immediately after his deprivation, the Deanery of Durham was conferred upon Dr. Thomas Comber, the friend of Archbishops Tillotson and Sharp ; of whom it may be justly said, that the Church of England cannot boast a more able and learned defender of her Doctrine, her Liturgy, and her Discipline.