JOHN DOVE, Surrey Man, born of Plebeian Parents, was elected from Westminster School a Student of Ch. Ch. an. 1580, aged 18, and after he had taken the degrees in Arts became a Preacher of note in the University. In 1586 he proceeded in Divinity, being at that time well beneficed, if not dignified, but where I cannot tell. His works are,
A Perswasion to the English Recusants to reconcile themselves to the Church of Rome. Lond. 1603. qu.
Confutation of Atheism, Lond. 1605. and 1640. oct.
Defence of Church-Government, wherein the Church-Government in England is proved directly consonant to the Word of God, &c. Lond. 1607. qu.
Defence of the Cross in Baptism, as 'tis used in the Church of England. — Printed with the Defence.
Advertisement to the English Seminaries and Jesuits, shewing their loose kind of Writings, and negligent handling the Cause of Religion, &c. Lond. 1610 qu.
The Conversion of Salomon. A Direction to holiness of Life, handled by way of Commentary upon the whole Book of Canticles, &c. Lond. 1613. qu.
Sermons. On Ezek. 33. 11. and S. Matth. 19. 9. Lond. 1597. 1601. oct. &c. See more in Alb. Gentilis, an. 1611. where you will find him author of another book, but whether printed I know not. He concluded his last day in Apr. (about the 19th day) in sixteen hundred and eighteen, but where buried I know not as yet. I find one John Dove to be author of Polydorion, or a Miscellany of Moral, Philosophical, and Theological Sentences. Printed 1631, oct. But whether he was the same with the doctor, or another, I cannot tell, unless I see the book itself, which I have not yet done.