Lupset, Thomas (DNB00)

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LUPSET, THOMAS (1498?–1530), divine, born in the parish of St. Mildred, Bread Street, London, about 1498, was son of William Lupset, goldsmith, and Alice his wife. While a boy he attracted the notice of Dean Colet, who sent him to St. Paul's School, and afterwards supported him at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. In 1515 he accompanied Richard Pace [q. v.] on his embassy to Venice, and while he was in Italy visited Reginald Pole, He graduated B.A. at Paris, and returned to England about 1519. Settling in Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he read in 1520 the rhetoric and humanity lecture founded by Cardinal Wolsey. In 1521 he was created M.A. at Oxford (Reg. of Oxf. Univ., Oxf. Hist. Soc., i. 112–13), and soon afterwards read Cardinal Wolsey's Greek lecture there. On 28 March 1523 he was admitted to the free chapel of St. Nicholas, in the parish of Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. The same year he was at Padua with Pole. Shortly after his return home he again, at the earnest request of Wolsey, journeyed to Paris as tutor to Thomas Winter, the cardinal's natural son. On 31 April 1526 he was instituted to the rectory of Great Mongeham, Kent, and on 4 July following to that of St. Martin, Ludgate (Newcourt, Repertorium, i. 414). He was collated to the rectory of Cheriton, Hampshire, on 1 Aug. 1530, in which year he also became prebendary of Salisbury. He died about December 1530, and was buried in the church of St. Alphage within Cripplegate, London.

Lupset was the friend of More, Erasmus, Linacre, Budæus, Pole, and Leland. He rendered great assistance to his learned friends in preparing and correcting their works for the press. He was the supervisor of Linacre's editions of Galen's treatises, and of the second edition of Sir Thomas More's 'Utopia.'

He was author of: 1. 'Epistolæ Variæ ad Edw. Leuim, Nisenum,et Paynellum' in 'Epistolae aliquot Eruditorum,' 8vo, Basle, 1520. 2. 'A Treatise of Charite,' 16mo, London, 1529, 1535, 1539, 1546. 3. 'An Exhortacion to yonge Men, perswadinge them to walke in the Pathe way that leadeth to Honeste and Goodnes,' 12mo, London, 1530, 1534, 1635, 1538, 1540, 1544. 4. 'A Compendiovs and a very Frvtefvl Treatyse, teachynge the waye of Dyenge well,' 8vo, London, 1534, 1541 , 1546, 1560. He translated into English a 'Sermon of St. Chrysostom, wherein ... he wonderfully proveth that No man is hurted but of hym selfe,' 8vo, 1542. Other translations by him will be found in his collected 'Workes,' 12mo, London, 1545, 1546, 1560.

[Pits, De Angliæ Scriptoribus, 1619, pp. 713–714: Cooper's Athenæ Cantabr. i. 40; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss). i. 69; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), i. 51, 55, 73: Gardiner's Reg. of St. Paul's School. p. 18; Gent. Mag. 1858, pt. i, 119: Knight's Colet; Knight's Erasmus; Lupton's Colet.]

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