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26th. November Sunday
John Worthington, D.D., died at Hackney 26th Novenber. He was born at Manchester 8th February, 1617, and educated at the Grammer School and at Emanuel College, Cambridge, of which he was Fellow; was created B.D. in 1646 and D.D. in 1655. He was chosen Master of Jesus College in 1657, but resigned the appointment, and elected Vice-Chancellor of the University, which he held until 1660. He held several livings in succession, and was curate of St. Benet Fink during the plague of London. He wrote A Form of Sound Words, 1673; Great Duty of Self-Resignation, 1691, and other works. He had an extensive correspondence with Samule Hartleb and other scholars at home and abroad. His Diary and Correspondence, published by the Chetham Society, a valuable contribution to the history of literature and learning.(7)