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antiquities for Dr. Martin Lister [q. v.], to illustrate papers read before the Royal Society, and printed in the 'Philosophical Transactions.' Lodge was a member of an interesting society of virtuosi at York, comprising Dr. Lister, Francis Place [q. v.] the engraver, Ralph Thoresby [q. v.], and others, who used to meet at the house of Henry Gyles [q. v.] the glass-painter. Whilestaying with a friend near Harewood in Yorkshire, Lodge dreamt that he would be buried in Harewood Church. He died unmarried at Leeds in August 1689, and left directions that he should be buried with his mother at Gisburn in Craven, Yorkshire; but while the funeral procession was on its way thither an accident rendered it necessary to deposit the body in the nearest church, which turned out to be Harewood, where it was subsequently interred. Lodge painted some portraits in oil, and engraved a few, including one of Oliver Cromwell and his page. In the print room at the British Museum a portrait, engraved in mezzotint by Francis Place (the only example known), is stated to be a portrait of Lodge.

[Walpole's Anecd. of Painting, ed. Wornum; Vertue's MSS. (Brit. Mus. Add. MS. 23059); Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis.]

L. C.

LODVILL or LUDVILLE, PHILIP (d. 1767), divine, a native of Oxfordshire, of good family, was the author of the first authoritative work in English on the doctrines and practices of the Eastern church. It is entitled 'The Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church, faithfully translated from the Originals,' London, 8vo, 1762, and is a free rendering of a confession drawn up during the seventeenth century by Peter Mohila, patriarch of Kiew in Russia, and approved by a synod of eastern bishops. Lodvill, who was a regular attendant at the Russian Church, 32 Welbeck Street, received the prayer oil at the hands of Jeromonach Diakoffski and Andrew Samborski (afterwards confessor to the Empress Catherine), died on 14 March 1767, and was buried in Bow Church on 22 March (register, Stratford-le-Bow). A daughter of Lodvill married Peter Paradise, British consul at Salonica; their son was John Paradise [q. v.], a correspondent and an acquaintance of Dr. Johnson.

[Notes and extracts from the Spiritual Register kept at the Russian Church in Welbeck Street, communicated by J. T. Seccombe, esq., M.D.; Boswell's Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill, iv. 364 n. and 434; Lodvill's book in Brit. Mus. Cat., under heading 'Greek Church.']

T. S.

LOE, WILLIAM (d. 1645), divine, apparently a native of Kent, graduated B.A. from St. Alban Hall, Oxford, on 5 Nov. 1597, M.A. on 14 June 1600, R.D. from Merton College on 8 June 1618, and D.D. on 8 July following (Foster, Alumni Oxon. 1500-1714, iii. 934). In 1598 or 1600 he was presented to the vicarage of Churcham, Gloucestershire, and became master of the college school in Gloucester in 1600. He was installed prebendary of Gloucester on 30 Sept. 1602 (Le Neve, Fasti, ed. Hardy, i. 448), but he was never sub-dean as has been asserted. On 26 Nov. 1611 he was presented by the king to the rectory of Stoke Severn, Worcestershire (Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1611-18, p. 94). In 1618, being then chaplain in ordinary to James I, it seems that differences with Laud, then dean of Gloucester, who was busy with his 'reformations in the cathedral,' led Loe to seek duty abroad (ib. p. 439). He accepted the pastorate of the English church at Hamburg. By 1620 he had returned to England. He subsequently officiated as curate at Putney, in 1631 was vicar of Wandsworth, and was buried in Westminster Abbey on 21 Sept. 1645. He left a son William and a daughter Hester.

It is of Loe that the story is told that, having to preach in a church near London at a morning service, where a Mr. Adam was to preach in the same church in the afternoon, he selected for his text the words, 'Adam, where art thou?' to which his colleague, or possibly candidate for the same post, responded later in the day by a discourse from the words 'Lo, here am I' (Lysons, Environs, i. 293, citing 'Perfect Passages,' a newsletter for 16 April 1645).

Loe is author of a volume of religious verses composed exclusively of monosyllables, entitled 'Songs of Sion. Set for the joy of gods deere ones, who sitt here by the brookes of this worlds Babel,' 12mo, Hamburg, 1620 (Brit. Mus. and Bodl.) Each division of the book has a prose dedication to an English merchant in Hamburg. A reprint was issued in 'Miscellanies of the Fuller Worthies' Library,' vol. i. ed. Grosart, 1871.

Loe's prose writings, which are interesting from their quaintness and vigour, include:

  1. 'The Joy of Jerusalem and Woe of the Worldlings, a Sermon preached at Pauls Crosse,' square 18mo, London, 1609.
  2. 'Come and See, The Blisse of Brightest Beautie, Shining out of Sion in Perfect Glorie. Being the sum of four Sermons preached in the Cathedral Church of Gloucester,' 4to, London, 1614.
  3. 'The Mysterie of Mankind made into a Manual … being the sum of seven Sermons preached at S. Michaels in Cornehill,' 12mo, London, 1619 (copies are in the Bodleian and the Hamburg Public Library).
  4. 'The Merchant reall, preached
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