The New International Encyclopædia/Ames, William

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AMES, William (1576-1633). An English Puritan clergyman and writer on moral philosophy, born in the county of Norfolk. He studied at Christ College, Cambridge, and was professor of theology in the University of Franeker, Friesland, from 1622 to 1632. His best-known work is De Conseientia, eius lure et Casibus (1632). long highly esteemed in the schools.