Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Gace, William

GACE, WILLIAM (fl. 1580), translator, matriculated as a sizar of Clare Hall, Cambridge, in November 1568, and proceeded B.A. in 1572–3. He was author of the following translations: 1. ‘A Learned and Fruitefull Commentarie upon the Epistle of James the Apostle. … Written in Latine by the learned Clerke, Nich. Hemminge … and newly translated into English by W. G.,’ 4to, London, 1577. 2. ‘Special and Chosen Sermons of D. Martin Luther collected out of his Writings. … Englished by W. G.,’ 4to, London, 1578; another edition, 8vo, London, 1581. 3. ‘A Guide unto godliness, moste worthy to bee followed of all true Christians. … Written in Latin by John Rivius; Englished by W. G.,’ 8vo, London, 1579. 4. ‘A right comfortable Treatise conteining sundrye pointes of consolation for them that labour & are laden. Written by D. Martin Luther to Prince Friderik, Duke of Saxonie; being sore sicke. … Englished by W. Gace,’ 8vo, London, 1580.

[Cooper's Athenæ Cantabr. ii. 22–3; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

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