Born in May 1634, Vincent followed in his father's footsteps and became a minister. He graduated from Christ's College, Oxford, and pastored at St. Mary of Magdalene in Milk-Street, London until 1662. A non-conformist, Vincent found himself ousted from his church, so he turned his attention to education. He felt compassion for the poor and downtrodden, and during the Great Plague of London, Vincent spent his time helping the sick and suffering. London then experienced another disaster when the Great Fire swept through the city. Vincent witnessed it firsthand, and as an author, he noted all that he saw. A Puritan, Vincent penned The Only Deliverer from the Wrath to Come
and several other religious works. He passed away on October 15, 1678.
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