John Prime, B. D.—He was born at Oxford, received his grammar learning at Wickham school, and afterwards entered at New College, Oxford, where he took Itis degrees, and was chosen fellow of the house. Upon his entrance into the sacred function, he became a zealous and popular preacher in the city of his nativity, being much favoured by Dr. Cooper, bishop of Winchester. Afterwards, he became vicar of Adderbury in Oxfordshire, where he was much followed for his edifying way of preaching. The Oxford historian denominates him a noted puritanical preacher.* He died at Adderbury, in the prime of life, April 12, 1596, and his remains were interred in his own church.
His Works.—1. A short Treatise of Sacraments generally, and in special of Baptism and of the Supper, 1582.—2. A Treatise of Nature and Grace, 1583.—3. A Sermon briefly comparing the State of King Solomon and his Subjects, together with the condition of Queen Elizabeth and her People, preached at St. Mary's in Oxon. Nov. 17, 1585, on 1 Kings x. 9.—1585.—4. An Exposition on the Galatians, 1587.—5. The Consolations of David applied to Queen Elizabeth, in a Sermon at St. Mary's in Oxon. Nov. 17, 1588, on Psalm xxiii. 4.—1588.