1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry More

George Dyer, in History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (1814) 2:216.



Dr. Henry More, fellow, was author of various works, both in prose and verse, a philosopher, Platonist, and Arminian Christian. Being fond of retirement, he declined offers of the highest preferment, and lived and died an independent man. The following passage, which is a quotation from his Altercations with Eugenius Philalethes, exhibits the high character of Dr. M. "It is not in thy power," says he, "to cast me so low as any sect whatever. God hath placed me in a dispensation above them: and wilt thou throw me down?" Dr. More died September 5, 1687, aged eighty-three.