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one of our best books.—Burnett's Reformation, Vol. iii. ed. 1715.
This famous Instrument may truly answer to his Name, for he was a rich Jewell both to the Church and Commonwealth.—Lupton's History of Modern Protestant Divines, 258. Lond. 1637.
In reference to the Church alone, nothing appears more memorable than the publishing of an elegant and acute Discourse, entitled, The Apology of the Church of England, first writ in Latin by the Right Reverend Bishop Jewell, translated presently into English, French, Italian, Dutch, and at last also into Greek.--Ecclesia Restaurata, p. 155. Lond. 1670.
If rare and admirable qualities of our Ancestors do deserve a thankfull acknowledgement of Posteritie, then most deservedlie ought the singular naturall endowments and supernaturall graces of this reverend Prelate to live and flourish in perpetual memory; by whom as an especial means the sincere Religion we now professe received much vigour and strength after her long suppression in the time of Superstition. Indeed such a JEWELL in all
all respects, such nature with such Grace, so heavenlie learning in so heavenlie a life, such eminent gifts in such eminent place so fruitfullie distilling their wholesome and suretest influence to the refreshing and cherishing of the Church of God, have not been frequently found in these latter times.-
Jewell's Life prefixed to Fuller's Edition of his Works, fol. Lond. 1609.
When Master Welch Dean of the Colledge made his brags before Doctor Brooks, sometimes Fellow of that Colledge, but then Bishop of Glouster, that they alone had
kept safe their rich Copes, Cushens, Plate, and other ornaments of their Chappell. “It is true,” quoth Doctor Wright, Archdeacon of Oxford, standing by; “you have saved them, but you have lost a more precious ornament of your house, your JEWELL."-Abel Redivivus, p. 303.
Thus have I answered in his behalfe, who bothe in this and other lyke controversies, mighte have beene a great stay to this Churche of Englande, if wee hadde beene worthy of him. But whilest he lived, and especially after his notable and moste profitable travayles, he receyved the same rewarde of wicked and ungratefull tongues, that other men be exercised with, and all must looke for, that will doe their dutie.-Whitgifts Answer to the Admonition, p. 435. Lond. 1574.
John Woolley, Secretary to Queen Elizabeth, made some verses upon
his death; these are the two last of them :-
p. 268. Lond. 1637.
The first and indeed the much best writer of Queen Elizabeth's time, was Bishop Jewell: the lasting honour of the See in which the providence of God has put me, as well as of the age in which he lived; who had so great a share in all that was done then, particularly in compiling the second book of Homilies, that I had great reason to look upon his works as a very sure Commentary on our Articles, as far as they led me. --Bishop Burnett's Preface to his exposition of the thirty-nine Articles, p.8. Ed. Lond. 1819.
In addition to the foregoing, in English, we select the following in Latin Prose and Verse, from innumerable Testimonies poured forth in his praise in almost all Languages:
“Et certe qui in illo viro insignes animi dotes, quibus tanquam immensi preții gemmis ornatus fuit, spectaverit : ; fateatur necesse est, raro cuiquam nominis significata aptius convenisse. Pietatem igitur vitæque integritatem testentur, imo inviti testantur Pontificii, qui hominem exosi cane pejus et angue, tanquam veritatis propugnatorem insuperabilem, tamen criminis, nè levissimi quidem labe eum unquam ausi sint aspergere. Eruditionem vero incomparabilem loquuntur, et loquentur semper, nunquam inter moritura literarum monumenta ab eo edita, ac illa in primis ECCLESIÆ ANGLICANÆ APOLOGIA, orationis elegantia, nervorum soliditate, sententiarum pondere mirabilis, qua reformationem hic institutam sugillantium ora conatus est obturare.”Godwin de Præsulibus Anglie, p. 354. folio. Cantab. 1743.
Joannes Juellus, vir vere gemmeus—multos egregios et præclaros libros exaravit ediditque qui tum Anglicè tum Latinè extant, et væneunt; imprimis vero illam elegantissimam et inconfutabilem APOLOGIAM ECCLESIÆ ANGLICANÆ.-Holland's Heroologia.
Animam etiam [hoc anno, viz., MDLXXI.] cælo reddidit Joannes Juellus vix quinquagenarius, vir singulari ingenio, exquisita in Theologicis eruditione, et summa pietate.-Camden. Annal. p. 207, Edit. London, 1615.
Joannes Juellus Superintendens factus Sarisburiensis, qui singulari eloquentiæ opinione apud suos florebat, celeberrimum Sancti Pauli suggestum Londini conscendit maxima
hominum frequentia, ibique conciones aliquot in laudem antiquitatis habuit.-N. Sanderi De Origine ac Progressu Schismatis Anglicani, p. 337. Edit. Coloniæ Agrippina, 1610.
Juelle, mater quem tulit Devonia,
Hei mihi quam celeri fugiunt mortalia cursu,
Quæque minus debet, surripit atra dies
Flende mihi nimium chare Juelle jaces.
Johannes Wollerus, Secretary to the Queen.
Cernis ut Humfredi rediit redivivus ab arte,
Olim discipulus mihi, chare Juelle, fuisti
Parkhursti Ludicra, 4to. 1673.
Dear Jewell whilome Schollar thou wert mine,