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William Pinke

William Pinke, A. M.—This learned person was born in Hampshire in the year 1599, and educated in Magdalenhall, Oxford, where he took his degrees. Soon after he entered upon the ministerial work he was chosen reader of philosophy in Magdalen college, which he performed with great admiration and applause. In the year 1628 be was chosen fellow of the college. He was accounted a person of close studies, exemplary piety, a strict conversation, and a thorough puritan. Wood says, " he possessed a singular dexterity in the arts, a depth of judgment, an acuteness of wit, and great skill in the Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic languages, for which he was much noticed and reverenced by the collegians."* He died much lamented in the year 1629, aged thirty years. His remains were interred in Magdalen college chapel. He wrote " The Trial of a Christian's sincere Love to Christ, in four sermons," 1630. This was often printed. He left behind him numerous manuscripts ready for the press, though probably they were never printed.