See also:English divine, was
See also:born at Odiham, in Hampshire . He was educated at Winchester, and at Corpus Christi
See also:Oxford . Before graduating, he edited a reprint of
See also:Burton's Pentalogia . In 1781 he brought out an annotated edition of
See also:Richard Dawes's Miscellanea Critica (reprinted,
See also:Leipzig, 1800) . In 1783 he became a
See also:fellow of his college, and in 1785 was appointed
See also:chaplain to Shute
See also:bishop of
See also:Salisbury, through whose influence he obtained a prebendal
See also:stall, which he held till 1803 . In 1788 he published his Considerations on the Abolition of
See also:Slavery, in which he advocated the principle of gradual emancipation . In 1791 he accompanied Barrington to Durham, where he did evangelistic
See also:work among the poorer classes . In 1803 he was appointed to the vacant bishopric of St
See also:David's, which he held for twenty years with
See also:great success . He founded the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in the
See also:diocese, and also St David's College at
See also:Lampeter, which he liberally endowed . In 1820 he was appointed first
See also:president of the recently founded Royal Society of Literature; and three years later he was promoted to the see of Salisbury, over which he presided for twelve years, prosecuting his benevolent designs with unwearied
See also:industry . As at St David's, so at Salisbury, he founded a Chuich Union Society for the assistance of infirm and distressed clergymen . He strenuously opposed both
See also:Unitarianism and Catholic emancipation .
He died on the 19th of
See also:February 1837 . A
See also:list of his
See also:works, which are very numerous, will be found in his biography by J . S . Harford (2nd ed., 1841) . In addition to those already referred to may be mentioned his
See also:Essay on the Study of Antiquities, The First Principles of Christian Knowledge; Reflections on the Controversial Writings of Dr
See also:Priestley, Emendations in Suidam et Hesychium et alios Lexicographos Graecos; The Bible, and nothing but the Bible, the Religion of the
See also:Church of England .
DANIEL BURGESS (1645-1713)
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