Dr. Clarke is spoken of as a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge;
and as a very learned clergyman and eminent preacher. He was Vicar of Minster
and Monkton in Thanet, and one of the six preachers of the cathedral
church in Canterbury. He died in 1634. Three years after his death, a
folio volume of his learned sermons was published. But alas for "folios" and
learned sermons" in these days. When people look on such a thing, they
are ready to exclaim, like Robert Hall, at the sight of Dr. Gill's voluminous
Commentary,--"What a continent of mud!"
John Laifield, D.D.