See also:English divine, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 24th of
See also:July 1725 (O.S.) . His
See also:father, who for a long
See also:time was
See also:master of a
See also:ship in the Mediterranean
See also:trade, became in 1748
See also:governor of
See also:York Fort, Hudson
See also:Bay, where he died in 1751 . The lad had little
See also:education and served on his father's ship from 1737 to 1742; shortly afterwards he was impressed on
See also:board a man-of-war, the "
See also:Harwich," where hewas made a
See also:midshipman . For an attempt to
See also:escape while his ship
See also:lay off Plymouth he was degraded, and treated with so much severity that he gladly exchanged into an
See also:African trader . He made many voyages as mate and then as master on slave-trading
See also:ships, devoting his leisure to the improvement of his education . The state of his
See also:health and perhaps a growing distaste for the slave trade led him to quit the
See also:sea in 1755, when he was appointed
See also:tide-surveyor at Liverpool . He began to study Greek and
See also:Hebrew, and in 1758 applied to the archbishop of York for ordination . This was refused him, but, having had the curacy of Olney offered to him in
See also:April 1764 he was ordained by the
See also:bishop of Lincoln . In
See also:October 1767
See also:William Cowper settled in the
See also:parish . An intimate friendship sprang up between the two men, and they published together the Olney
See also:Hymns (1779) . In 1779
See also:left Olney to become rector of St Mary Woolnoth, London, where he laboured with unceasing
See also:diligence and
See also:great popularity till his
See also:death on the 31st of
See also:December 1807 . Like Cowper, Newton held Calvinistic views, although his evangelical fervour allied him closely with the sentiments of
See also:Wesley and the Methodists .
His fame rests on certain of the Olney Hymns (e.g . " Glorious things of Thee are spoken," " How sweet the name of Jesus sounds," " One there is above all others,") remarkable for vigour, simplicity and directness of devotional utterance . His
See also:works include an Authentic Narrative of some Interesting and Remarkable Particulars in the
See also:Life of
See also:John Newton (1764), a
See also:volume of Sermons (1767), Omicron (a series of letters on religion, 1774), Review of Ecclesiastical
See also:History (1769) and Cardiphonia (1781) . This last was a further selection of religious
See also:correspondence, which did much to help the Evangelical revival .
See also:Scott, William
See also:Charles Simeon, William Jay and Hannah More all came under his
See also:direct influence . His Letters to a Wife (1793) and Letters to Rev . W . Bull (
See also:posthumous, 1847) illustrate the frankness with which he exposed his most intimate
See also:personal experiences . A Life of Newton by
See also:Cecil was prefixed to a collected edition. of his works (6 vols., 1808; vol . 1827) . See also T .
See also:Wright, The
See also:Town of Cowper .
ALFRED NEWTON (1829–1907)
JOHN NEWTON (1823-1895)
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