See also:English writer . He is best known as the editor of the
See also:Lexicon technicum, or
See also:Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1704), which ranks as the earliest of the long
See also:line of English encyclopaedias, and as the compiler of the Collection of Voyages and Travels which passes under his name . He was
See also:born about 1666, probably in
See also:Shropshire, and was a
See also:scholar of Trinity
See also:Oxford, from 1684 to 1688 . He was presented to the vicarage of Icklesham in
See also:Sussex, and subsequently to the rectory of St
See also:Thomas, Winchelsea . In 1698 he was entrusted with the delivery of the seventh series of the Boyle lectures—Atheistical Objections against the Being of
See also:God and His Attributes fairly considered and fully refuted . Between 1702 and 1704 he delivered at the Marine
See also:House in Birchin Lane the mathematical lectures founded by
See also:Cox, and advertised himself as a mathematical tutor at
See also:Amen Corner . The friendship of Sir
See also:William Cowper, afterwards
See also:lord chancellor, secured for him the
See also:office of private
See also:chaplain, a prebend in Rochester
See also:cathedral (1708), and the rectory of the
See also:united parishes of St Mildred,
See also:Bread Street and St
See also:Margaret Moses, in addition to other preferments . He showed himself an ardent supporter of the
See also:government, and engaged in a bitter
See also:quarrel with the Rev . Charles Humphreys, who afterwards was chaplain to Dr Sacheverel .
See also:Harris was one of the early members of the Royal Society, and for a
See also:time acted as
See also:president . At his
See also:death on the 7th of
See also:September 1719, he was busy completing an elaborate
See also:History of Kent . He is said to have died in poverty brought on by his own
See also:bad management of his affairs .
JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS (1848-1908)
SIR WILLIAM SNOW HARRIS
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