Jeremy Taylor

TAYLOR, Jeremy. b. Cambridge, 1613 (baptized 13 August); d. Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, 13 August 1667. Although his parents were not prosperous, his father taught him some grammar and mathematics before he entered the Perse School. He entered Gonville and Caius College as a ‘sizar’, a poor scholar who did the duties of a servant, in 1626 (BA 1631, MA 1634). A brilliant student, he was ordained in 1633, graduating in 1631. Through the influence of Archbishop Laud, he was made a Fellow of All Souls’ College, Oxford (1635 as a probationer, 1636 as a full Fellow). He became a chaplain to Laud, and a chaplain-in-ordinary to Charles I. He became rector of Uppingham, Rutland, in 1638, but...

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