Robertson, Bartholomew (DNB00)

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ROBERTSON, BARTHOLOMEW (fl. 1620), divine, was probably of Scottish origin. In March 1620 he was granted a pass by a ‘member of parliament to be employed about my necessary and spiritual affairs and business in and about London and elsewhere’ (State Papers, Dom. James I, cxx. 58). The member is doubtless one of the patrons to whom Robinson dedicated his books. He wrote: 1. ‘The Heavenly Advocate, or a Short Direction for the Speedy Understanding of the New Testament,’ London, 1617 (dedicated to Sir James Fullerton, gentleman of the bedchamber). 2. ‘The Crown of Life, containing the Combat betwixt the Flesh and the Spirit,’ London, 1618 (ded. to James I's queen Anne). 3. ‘The Soules Request, or a most sweet and comfortable Dialogue between Christ and the Soule,’ London, 1618 (ded. to Sir William Howgill). 4. ‘A Heavenly and Comfortable Mould of Prayers,’ 1618. 5. ‘A Meditation of the Mercy and Justice of God’ (ded. to Sir William Alexander). 6. ‘The Anatomy of a Distressed Soul,’ London, 1619 (ded. to Sir Robert Naunton [q. v.]). 7. ‘A Line of Life, pointing to the Immortality of a Virtuous Name’ (anon.), London, 1620.

[Robinson's Works in the Bodleian; Watt's Bibl. Brit.]

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