1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mathias Prideaux

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 2:97.



MATTHIAS PRIDEAUX Son of Dr. John Prideaux Rector of Exeter Coll. was born in S. Michael's Parish in Oxon in the Month of Aug. 1622, became a Sojourner of the said Coll. in the beginning of the Year 1640, was elected Fellow soon after, took the degree of Bach. of Arts in 1644, and in the Year following, he, by the name of Captain Matthias Prideaux, was, by virtue of the Chancellor's Letters, actually created Master of Arts. Under the name of this Person was publish'd after his Death,

An easy and compendious introduction for reading of all sorts of Histories. Oxon. 1648. qu. There again 1655. qu. To which is added A synopsis of the Councils, written by the Father of the Author Matthias, who, as 'tis said, had a considerable hand in the Easy and comp. Introd. This Matthias Prideaux who was esteemed by his contemporaries an ingenious Man, died at London of the Small Pox in sixteen hundred forty and six, or thereabouts, to which place he receded after the surrender of the Garrison of Oxon to the Forces under the Command of Parliament. He had written one or more trite things, but were never published.