NICHOL SERIES PURITAN REPRINT
Little is known of Peter Muffet. He was an old man by 1594 and so is listed among the Elizabethan divines. His work on Proverbs was first published in 1596.
Far better known is the famous preacher of Boston, Lincolnshire (for 20 years) and Boston, Mass. (another 20 years). He was a great linguist and sound divine and expounds Ecclesiastes verse by verse which, according to Spurgeon, “he does as well as anyone”.
Cotton’s work on Song of Solomon explains the love-song historically and thereby receives Spurgeon’s censure, yet such an approach provides a helpful balance to some more fanciful isogesis.