Yet have there been among them a few, as eminent for their learning as for their piety, and, in justice to their memory, I will mention two of this character:  the one was Gataker, well known for his excellent edition of the Meditations of the emperor Marcus Antoninus, and his Commentary on the prophecy of Jeremiah; the other, a somewhat earlier writer, old Mr. Dod, surnamed the Decalogist, an exquisite Hebrew scholar, a man of primitive sanctity, and a passive non-conforming divine.  His memory is not quite extinct among the dissenters of the present age, for I remember, in my youth, to have seen, in the window of an old bookseller of that denomination, a printed broad sheet, with a wooden portrait at the top thereof, intitled 'Mr. Dod's sayings,' being a string of religious aphorisms, intended to be stuck up in the houses of poor persons.  In Fuller's Worthies, page 181, and also in his Church history, book xi. page 219, are some particulars that mark his character, and in the latter, page 220, the following note of his simplicity.  'He was but coarsely used by the cavaliers, and when the followers, who came to plunder him, brought down the sheets out of his chamber, into the room where he sat by the fire-side, he, in their absence to search for more, took one pair, and clapped them under his cushion whereon he sat, much pleasing himself, after their departure, that he had, as he said, plundered the plunderers, and, by a lawful felony, had saved so much of his own to himself.  He died the same year with archbishop Laud, 1646, and with him,' this author adds, 'the old puritan seemed to expire.' (Hawkins)

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