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They gave to Thee Myrrh, frankincense, and gold

They gave to Thee Myrrh, frankincense, and gold

Author: Jeremy Taylor
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Author: Jeremy Taylor

Taylor, Jeremy, D.D. This poet of preachers was born of very humble parentage on both sides, at Cambridge, in August, 1613. His father was a barber. He must have had a good school as a boy. He entered Cams College, of his native city, as a "sizar" in 1626. His career at the university was a brilliant one. He was made fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1632; and rector of Uppingham, Rutlandshire, in 1638, as is still proudly remembered there. He was inevitably "sequestered" by Parliament in 1642. Inexorable necessities of circumstance put him in prison. During the opening of the great Protectorate he kept a school in Wales along with William Nicholson, and acted as chaplain to the Earl of Carberry at Golden Grove, Carmarthenshire, one o… Go to person page >

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First Line: They gave to Thee Myrrh, frankincense, and gold
Author: Jeremy Taylor

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