Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Phillips, George (fl.1597)

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PHILLIPS, GEORGE (fl. 1597), divine, was matriculated as a pensioner of Trinity College, Cambridge, on 2 Dec. 1579. He graduated B.A. in 1582–3, and commenced M.A. in 1587 (Cooper, Athenæ Cantabr. iii. 18).

He was the author of: 1. ‘Five Sermons: (i) A Recreation for the Soule, on Col. iii. 16; (ii) The End of Vsury, on Habak. ii. 9; (iii) The Armour and Patience of a Christian, on 2 Tim. ii. 3; (iv) The Mirth of Israel, on Psalm xxi. 1–3; (v) Noah his Arke, on Gen. viii. 6–9,’ London, 1594, 8vo. 2. ‘Gods General Summons to his last Parliament, a sermon on 2 Cor. v. 10,’ London, 1595, 8vo. 3. ‘A Peril of the Church, a sermon on Acts v. 17–19,’ London, 1596, 8vo. 4. ‘The Effect of the Last Daie, wrote in Latyn by Dyionisus Carthusianus, and Englished,’ licensed to William Leake, 1596. 5. ‘The Embasse of Gods Angel, a sermon on Acts v. 20, 21,’ London, 1597, 8vo.

‘A Preparative to the Lordes Supper, with an Exercise thereof,’ was licensed to Thomas Gosson, and also to William Leake, 1597.

[Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), pp. 1032, 1339, 1370, 1371; Crowe's Catalogue, pp. 5, 62, 126, 193, 243, 251.]

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