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JOHN HOOPER was born in Somersetshire, in the year 1495. Of his parentage, and early life, previous to his entrance at the University of Oxford, no particulars are known. Nor is it even stated positively at what college he was admitted—but it is probable at Merton, under the tuition of his uncle, John Hooper, who was a Fellow of that college, and Principal of Alban Hall. The year 1514 is assigned as the date of his admission. In 1518, he took the degree of Bachelor of Arts, but does not appear to have proceeded to any higher degree. He is supposed, indeed, then to have left Oxford, and to have entered into the Order of Cistercian Monks, in which he continued some time, but at length conceiving a disgust for the monastic life, returned to the University. The writings of Bullinger and Zuinglius began then to attract his notice. To these he devoted himself with an entire zeal, and, as he speaks of himself in a letter to Bullinger, “with a sort of superstitious diligence.” And thus being carried forward to a more accurate study and knowledge of the Scriptures, he became a convert to Protestantism. This change of his sentiments of course rendered him obnoxious to the adherents of superstition, and exposed him to danger from their active exertions against him. When the Act of the Six Articles therefore passed in the year 1539, he found it necessary to leave the University and seek an asylum in the country. He was received into the house of Sir Thomas Arundel, a Devonshire gentleman, to whom he became both chaplain and steward. Here he recommended himself greatly to the favour of his Patron, who, though a Papist, yet did not withdraw his regard for him, even upon discovering, as he afterwards did, that the religious principles of Hooper were opposed to his own. So anxious, indeed, was Sir Thomas Arundel still to retain him in his service, that he endeavoured to reclaim him to the Roman Church, by sending him to the Bishop of Winchester with some message, and at the same time writing privately to the Bishop, and requesting that he would confer with Hooper on the
* See Fox's Acts and Monuments; Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Biography, Vol. 2. p. 427; Wood's Athenae Oxonienses, Vol. 1. p. 91; Clark's Marrow of Ecclesiastical History; Life of Hooper, p. 221; Strype's Memorials of Cranmer, 8vo. Vol. 1, p. 302; Burmet's History of '. Reformation, Book 4. Part 3.
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subject of religion—but at any rate send him home to him again. In consequence of this, the Bishop of Winchester held a conference with Hooper for four or five days successively, and finding that he could make no impression on him, sent him back to Sir Thomas Arundel with great commendations of his learning, but ever after bearing a secret grudge against him. Nor was it long before he felt the effects of the displeasure which he had provoked. He was warned by some private friends that there were underhand workings designed for his ruin, and was obliged therefore to provide for his safety, by flying his country. To effect his escape, he borrowed a horse of a person (whose life he had saved a little before from the gallows,) and took his journey to the sea-side, where he embarked for France. Reaching Paris, he fixed his residence there, but remained only a short time, and then returned to England, obtaining the protection of a gentleman named Sentlow. Still he could find no resting-place in his own country,<-but being again exposed to danger from the machinations of his enemies, he was compelled once more to consult his safety by flight. Assuming the disguise of the Captain of a vessel bound for Ireland, he succeeded in making his way down to the sea, and so passed over, not without extreme peril of drowning, to France, from whence he proceeded to Switzerland, and the higher parts of Germany. In the course of these wanderings commenced his intimacy with Bullinger, whose writings had before interested him so deeply. Bullinger was at the same time himself an exile for the cause of religion, and gave Hooper a friendly reception at Zuric. At Basil, also, Hooper was courteously entertained by several learned men. During his residence at Zuric he married a foreign lady, a native of Burgundy *. His sojournment abroad was far from being a period of leisure and inactivity to him. He was diligent in his studies, and especially in learning the Hebrew language. Here then he continued in these labours, until a better day dawned upon England, in the accession of Edward VI. to the throne, in the year 1547. An opportunity was then afforded him of bestowing his services to the advancement of religion, and not being content to be wanting to the good work he immediately prepared for his return. Coming therefore to Bullinger, and others of his acquaintance at Zuric, he returned them thanks for their great kindness towards him, and imparted to them his intention of returning to England. Upon which Bullinger took leave of him in the following terms of affectionate regret:—“Master Hooper, although we are sorry to part with your company, for our own cause, yet much greater causes we have to rejoice, both for your sake, and especially for the cause of Christ's true religion, that you shall now return out of long banishment into your native country again; where not only you may enjoy your own private liberty, but also the cause and state of Christ's Church by you may fare the better, as we doubt not but it shall.—Another cause, moreover, why we rejoice with you and for you,
* Another account says, a German. Note to Wordsworth's Ecc. Biog. Vol. ii. p. 468. - is this, that you shall remove not only out of exile into liberty, but you shall leave here a barren, and sour, and an unpleasant country, rude and savage, and shall go into a land flowing with milk and honey, replenished with all pleasure and fertility. Notwithstanding with this our rejoicing, one fear and care we have, lest you being absent, and so far distant from us, or else coming to such abundance of wealth and felicity, in your new welfare, and plenty of all things, and in your flourishing honours, where ye shall come, peradventure, to be a Bishop, and where ye shall find so many new friends, you will forget us, your old acquaintance and well-willers. Nevertheless, howsoever you shall forget and shake us off, yet this persuade yourself, that we will not forget our old friend and fellow, Master Hooper. And if you will please not to forget us again, then I pray you, let us hear from you.” To this parting address Hooper replied, “That he gave Bullinger and the rest most hearty thanks for their singular good-will and undeserved affection, appearing, not only on that occasion, but at all times, towards him—declaring, moreover, that, as the principal cause of his removing from thence to his country was the matter of religion, so with respect to the unpleasantness and barrenness of their country, these were no reasons to him that he should not find it in his heart to continue his life there, as soon as in any place in the world, and rather than in his own native country, if there were nothing else in his conscience that influenced him otherwise ; and as to forgetting his old friends, although, said he, the remembrance of a man's country naturally doth delight him; neither could he deny but God had blessed his country of England with many great commodities, yet neither the nature of country, nor pleasure of commodities, nor newness of friends, should ever induce him to the oblivion of such friends and benefactors, whom he was so entirely bound unto ; and therefore you shall be sure, said he, from time to time, to hear from me, and I will write unto you as it goeth with me. But the last news of all I shall not be able to write; for then, he added, taking Bullinger by the hand, when I shall take most pains, then shall you hear of me to be burned to ashes; and that shall be the last news which I shall not be able to write unto you, but you shall hear it of me.” Having thus taken his farewel of Bullinger and his friends at Zuric, he repaired to England. Arriving there, he became immediately an active coadjutor in the work of the Reformation. In London he preached regularly at least once every day, and often twice. In his sermons he applied himself to the correction of sin, sharply inveighing against the iniquity of the world and the corrupt abuses of the Church. As a preacher, in doctrine he was earnest—in language, eloquent -in knowledge of the Scriptures, perfect—in pains, indefatigable. The people flocked in such numbers to hear him, that often the Church was ‘so full, that none could enter further than the doors. After he had thus practised himself in this “popular and common kind of preaching,” he was called to preach before the King. Poinet" and himself were appointed to preach in turn, at the Court, on the