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Thomas Giles, some of the songs in a masque ‘Presented before the Kinges Maiestie at White Hall on Twelfth Night last, in honour of the Lord Hayes and his Bride, Daughter … to … Lord Dennye, Invented and set forth by Thomas Campion, Dr. of Physic.’ The orchestra by which the music was to be performed is described as follows: ‘On right, 10 musicians, 2 lutes, Bandora, double Sack bott, harpsichord, 2 treble violins—on left, 9 violins and 3 lutes; and to answer both the Consorts (as it were in a triangle), 6 cornets, and 6 Chappell voyces were seated almost right against them.’ Sir William Leighton's ‘Teares or Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soule’ (1614) contains two pieces by Thomas Lupo: ‘O Lord, O Lord, giue eare,’ for four voices, and ‘The cause of death is wicked sinne,’ for five voices. Thomas Myriell, in his ‘Tristitiæ Remedium, Cantiones selectissimæ diversorum auctorum’ (Addit. MS. 29372–6), prepared for publication in 1616, has included, in addition to the above-named compositions, the following by Lupo for five voices: ‘O vos omnes qui transitis,’ ‘Miserere mei’ (in two keys), ‘Salva nos Domine,’ ‘Heu mihi Domine,’ and ‘Out of the Deepe’ (two keys). The library of Christ Church College, Oxford, contains many manuscripts by Thomas Lupo, including two anthems for five voices, ‘Heare my prayer, O Lord,’ and ‘Have mercy upon mee;’ a madrigal, ‘Ah mee, can love,’ a song ‘Daphnis,’ and some instrumental pieces, in three, four, and five parts. Six ‘Fantasias’ by Lupo in five parts are also among Brit. Mus. Addit. MSS. 17792–6. Elizabeth Rogers's ‘Virginal-book,’ compiled about 1656, contains an ‘Ayre’ by ‘Lupus.’

[The attempt here made to distinguish the biographies of the two Thomas Lupos is conjectural. See Calendars of State Papers; Rymer's Fœdera; Cotton MS. Titus B. vii.; Addit. MS. 5750; information supplied by the Rev. T. Vere Bayne, librarian of Christ Church, Oxford; and by Mr. A. Hughes-Hughes of the British Museum.]

LUPSET, THOMAS (1498?–1530), divine, born in the parish of St. Mildred, Bread Street, London, about 1498, was son of William Lupset, goldsmith, and Alice his wife. While a boy he attracted the notice of Dean Colet, who sent him to St. Paul's School, and afterwards supported him at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge. In 1515 he accompanied Richard Pace [q. v.] on his embassy to Venice, and while he was in Italy visited Reginald Pole, He graduated B.A. at Paris, and returned to England about 1519. Settling in Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he read in 1520 the rhetoric and humanity lecture founded by Cardinal Wolsey. In 1521 he was created M.A. at Oxford (Reg. of Oxf. Univ., Oxf. Hist. Soc., i. 112–13), and soon afterwards read Cardinal Wolsey's Greek lecture there. On 28 March 1523 he was admitted to the free chapel of St. Nicholas, in the parish of Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. The same year he was at Padua with Pole. Shortly after his return home he again, at the earnest request of Wolsey, journeyed to Paris as tutor to Thomas Winter, the cardinal's natural son. On 31 April 1526 he was instituted to the rectory of Great Mongeham, Kent, and on 4 July following to that of St. Martin, Ludgate (Newcourt, Repertorium, i. 414). He was collated to the rectory of Cheriton, Hampshire, on 1 Aug. 1530, in which year he also became prebendary of Salisbury. He died about December 1530, and was buried in the church of St. Alphage within Cripplegate, London.

Lupset was the friend of More, Erasmus, Linacre, Budæus, Pole, and Leland. He rendered great assistance to his learned friends in preparing and correcting their works for the press. He was the supervisor of Linacre's editions of Galen's treatises, and of the second edition of Sir Thomas More's 'Utopia.'

He was author of: 1. 'Epistolæ Variæ ad Edw. Leuim, Nisenum,et Paynellum' in 'Epistolae aliquot Eruditorum,' 8vo, Basle, 1520. 2. 'A Treatise of Charite,' 16mo, London, 1529, 1535, 1539, 1546. 3. 'An Exhortacion to yonge Men, perswadinge them to walke in the Pathe way that leadeth to Honeste and Goodnes,' 12mo, London, 1530, 1534, 1635, 1538, 1540, 1544. 4. 'A Compendiovs and a very Frvtefvl Treatyse, teachynge the waye of Dyenge well,' 8vo, London, 1534, 1541 , 1546, 1560. He translated into English a 'Sermon of St. Chrysostom, wherein ... he wonderfully proveth that No man is hurted but of hym selfe,' 8vo, 1542. Other translations by him will be found in his collected 'Workes,' 12mo, London, 1545, 1546, 1560.

[Pits, De Angliæ Scriptoribus, 1619, pp. 713–714: Cooper's Athenæ Cantabr. i. 40; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss). i. 69; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), i. 51, 55, 73: Gardiner's Reg. of St. Paul's School. p. 18; Gent. Mag. 1858, pt. i, 119: Knight's Colet; Knight's Erasmus; Lupton's Colet.]

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LUPTON, DONALD (d. 1676), miscellaneous writer, served during the early part of his life as chaplain to the English forces in the Low Countries and Germany. By 1632 he had settled in London, where he subsisted as a hack author. Though he paid assiduous court to all parties in church and state, he failed to obtain preferment until