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Covell, Williamlocked

(d. 1613)
  • Stephen Wright

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Covell, William (d. 1613), writer and Church of England clergyman, was born at Chatterton, Lancashire. Having matriculated as a pensioner from Christ's College, Cambridge, at Lent 1581, he graduated BA in 1585 and proceeded MA in 1588. In 1595 he published Polimanteia, or, The meanes lawfull and unlawfull, to judge of the fall of a common-wealth, against the frivolous and foolish conjectures of this age, whereunto is added, a letter from England to her three daughters, Cambridge, Oxford, innes of court, and to all the rest of her inhabitants: perswading them to a constant unitie of what religion soever they are, for the defence of our dread soveraigne, and native cuntry: most requisite for this time wherein wee now live...

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