Thomas Doolittle. Aetatis suae 51.Dust drawne to th'life! yet dull and shortly dead. Shall live. Death's slaine by death, Christ in my stead Did dye, Deare Lord! Love flames my flesh & mind; In thee do hope eternall life to find. My flesh, my soul, my all I owe to thee, Thy Wounds are health, thy stripes are balm to mee. T.D. [In ink:] Thos. Doolittle born at Kidderminster.
Engraving. 122 x 76mm. 4¾ x 3". Cut.
Thomas Doolittle (1630-1707) was a nonconformist clergyman. Doolittle learnt his preaching methods from Richard Baxter, who later encouraged him to enter the ministry, leaving his occupation as assistant to a county lawyer. In 1653 Doolittle received Presbyterian ordination but committed himself to a Church of England congregation where he served until he was eventually ejected for nonconformity in 1662. He was however eminently successful at that ministry.
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