1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Thomas Culpeper

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 2:938-39.



THOMAS CULPEPER, second son of Sir Tho. Culpeper of Hollingbourne in Kent, Kt. was born of an ancient and knightly family in the beginning of the Year 1640, aged 14 Years, created Bat. of Arts in 1643, and was Senior Collector in the Lent that Year. Afterwards he travelled beyond the Seas, and at his return was elected Probationer Fell. of All S. Coll. but soon after left that House, retired to his Patrimony in Kent, and after the King's Restoration received the Honour of Knighthood. He hath written,

Moral Discourses and Essays upon several Subjects. Lond. 1655. oct.

Considerations touching Marriage. Lond. in qu. This I have not yet seen.

A Discourse shewing the many Advantages, which will accrue to this Kingdom by the abatement of Usury. Together with the absolute necessity of reducing Interest of Money to the lowest Rate it bears in other Countries. Lond. 1668. qu.

Short Appendix to the said Treatise — printed with the Discourse before-mention'd. In answer to which, and another of the like nature written by J. C. came out an Answer with this Title, Usury at Six per Cent. examined and found unjustly charged by Sir Tho. Culpeper and J. C. with many Crimes and Oppressions, whereof tis altogether innocent, &c. Lond. 1669.

qu. written by Tho. Manly Gent. In the same Year that Sir Tho. Culpeper's Book was published, came out another entit. Interest of Money mistaken: or, a Treatise proving that the abatement of Interest is not the Cause of the Riches of the Nation, &c. Lond. 1668. qu. but who the Author was I know not. Sir Thomas has also written,

The Necessity of abating Usury re-asserted: In a Reply to the Discourse of Mr. Tho. Manly, entit. Usury at Six per Cent. examined, &c. Lond. 1670.

Brief Survey of the growth of Usury in England, with the Mischiefs attending it. Lond. 1671, in one sh. in qu.

Several Objections against the Reducement of Interest, propounded in a Letter, with the Answer thereunto. Lond. 1671. in one sh. qu.

He also wrote a Preface to A Tract against the high rate of Usury, presented to the Parliam. 1623. Printed the fourth time at Lond. 1668. which Tract was wrote by his Father Sir Tho. Culpeper, as you may seen p. 265 of this Vol.