FULLER, THOMAS, D.D., was born at Ald winkle in Northamptonshire, in June 1608, and died in London t6th Aug. 1661. He was suc cessively curate of St. Benet's, Cambridge, pre bendary of Salisbury, rector of Broadwindsor, Dorsetshire, lecturer at the Savoy, London, and, (Ening- the Commonwealth, for a time perpetual curate of Waltham, and afterwards vicar of Cran ford. After tbe Restoration, he returned to the Savoy, and was restored to his prebend. Though his life was comparatively short, and was cast on troublous times, not many authors have been so remarkable for the number and elaboration of the , works they have produced. His claims to be I numbered among Biblical scholars rest chiefly on his Pisgah-sight of Palestine, and confines thereof ; with the historv of the O. and N. Testaments acted thereon, fol., Lond. 1662. Perhaps no work was ever written on such a subject so sparkling with wit, and so full of quaint and humorous remark as this ; at the same time preserving so much of faithful adherence to the subject of which the author professes to treat. The work is not confined to
Biblical topography, but handles many points of history and archzeology ; it is also illustrated by maps and engravings, which are as quaint in their way as the text they are meant to illustrate. Fuller published also A Comment on the book of Ruth, Lond. 1634, being- the substance of lectures de livered at St. Benet's twenty-four years before ; A Comment on Me _first cleven chapters of Matthew's Gospels, concerning Christ's temptations, Lond. 1652; and Notes on 7onalz, appended to a volume of sermons, Lond. 1636. His fame rests chiefly on his Hay and Profane Slate, his Holy War, his Church History of Britain, and his History of the Worthies of England.óW. L. A.