3 Annotations

First Reading

Wim van der Meij  •  Link

From Warrington: "Matthew Griffith, D.D., rector of St. Mary Magdalene, Old Fish Street, and preacher at the Temple. He was an episcopalian, and author of several printed sermons. He died in 1665."

Vicente  •  Link

One quote :then subject of King and God in Milton references :Ver. 4. Sorrows of death. It is heaven's peculiar to be the land of the living; all this life is at most but the shadow of death, the gate of death, the sorrows of death, the snares of death, the terrors of death, the chambers of death, the sentence of death, the savour of death, the ministration of death, the way of death. Matthew Griffith, 1634.
Brief Notes upon a late Sermon, titled, "The Fear of God and the King," preached, and since published, by Matthew Griffith, D. D. and Chaplain to the late King, wherein many notorious Wrestlings of Scripture, and other Falsities, are observed.."

His apparent stance for king is interesting.

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

GRIFFITH, MATTHEW (1599?-1665), master of the Temple; B.A. Gloucester Hall, Oxford, 1618; rector of St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, and (1640) St. Benet Sberebog; requestered, 1642; D.D. Oxford, 1643; royal ehaptain, 1643; helped to defend Basing House, 1645; his royalist sermon (1660) answered by Milton, 1660; master of the Temple and rector of Bladon, Oxfordshire, с.1661-5.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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