See also:English divine, was
See also:born at
See also:Hackney, Middlesex, in
See also:September 1634 . He was educated at
See also:Westminster school and at Christ
See also:Oxford . Before taking orders in 1658 he was in the
See also:habit of preaching as the
See also:champion of Calvinism against Socinianism and Arminianism . He also at this
See also:time showed a leaning to
See also:Presbyterianism, but on the approach of the Restoration his views on church
See also:government underwent a
See also:change; indeed, he was always regarded as a time-server, though by no means a self-seeker . On the loth of
See also:August 166o he was chosen public orator of the university, and in 1661 domestic
See also:chaplain to
See also:Clarendon . In
See also:March 1663 he was made prebendary of Westminster, and shortly afterwards he received from his university the degree of D.D . In 1667 he became chaplain to the duke of
See also:York . He was a zealous
See also:advocate of the
See also:doctrine of passive obedience, and strongly opposed the Toleration
See also:Act, declaiming in unmeasured terms against the various
See also:Nonconformist sects . In 1676 he was appointed chaplain to
See also:Lawrence Hyde (afterwards
See also:earl of Rochester),
See also:ambassador-extraordinary to the
See also:king of Poland, and of his visit he sent an interesting account to
See also:Edward Pocockein a
See also:letter, dated Dantzic, 16th
See also:December, 1677, which was printed along with South's
See also:Works in 1717 . In 1678 he was presented to the rectory of
See also:Oxfordshire . Owing, it is said, to a
See also:personal grudge, South in 1693 published with transparent anonymity Animadversions on Dr Sherlock's'
See also:Book, entitled a Vindication of the
See also:Holy and Ever Blessed Trinity, in which the views of
See also:William Sherlock (q.v.) were attacked with much sarcastic bitterness . Sherlock, in answer, published a Defence in 1694, to which South replied in Tritheism Charged upon Dr Sherlock's New Notion of the Trinity, and the
See also:Charge Made
See also:Good .
The controversy was carried by the
See also:rival parties into the
See also:pulpit, and occasioned such keen feeling that the king interposed to stop it . During the greater
See also:part of the reign of Anne South remained comparatively quiet, but in 1710 he ranked himself among the partisans of Sacheverell . He declined the see of Rochester and the deanery of Westminster in 1713 . He died on the 8th of
See also:July 1716, and was buried in Westminster Abbey . South had a vigorous
See also:style and his sermons were marked by homely and humorous
See also:appeal . His wit generally inclines towards
See also:sarcasm, and it was probably the knowledge of his quarrelsome temperament that prevented his promotion to a bishopric . He was noted for the extent of his charities . He published a large number of single sermons, and they appeared in a collected
See also:form In 1692 in six volumes, reaching a second edition in his lifetime in 1715 . There have been several later issues; one in two volumes, with a memoir (
See also:Bohn, 1845) . His
See also:Opera posthuma
See also:latina, including his will, his Latin poems, and his orations while public orator, with
See also:memoirs of his
See also:life, appeared in 1717 . An edition of his works in 7 vols. was published at Oxford in 1823, another in 5 vols. in 1842 . See also W .
C .Lake, Classic Preachers of the English Church (1st series, 1877) . The contemporary
See also:notice of South by Anthony
See also:Wood in his Athenae is strongly hostile, said to be due to a jest made by South at Wood's expense .
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