Addison, Launcelot, Dd
Addison, Launcelot, D.D., an English prelate, was born at Mauldismeaburne, parish of Crosby- Ravensworth, Westmoreland, in 1632. He was educated at Appleby, and was afterwards sent to Queen's College, Oxford, where he was admitted A.B. Jan. 25, 1654; and A.M. July 4. 1657. He was chosen one of the terra filii in 1658, but, objecting to the' tyranny to which .he was exposed, he soon after quitted Oxford. - After the Restoration he obtained the chaplaincy of the garrison at Dunkirk, and in 1663 that of Tangier. He returned to England in 1670, and was made chaplain in ordinary to his majesty. Soon after, he' obtained the living of Milston, Wilts, and also a prebend in the Cathedral of Salisbury. He took both degrees in divinity at Oxford July 6, 1675, and July 3, 1683, was promoted to the deanery of Lichfield. On Dec. 8,1684, he was collated to the archdeaconry of Coventry, and held it with his deanery in commendam. He died April 20, 1703, and was buried in the church-yard of Lichfield. He published, The Present State of the Jews (Lond. 1676, 12mo): The Christian's Manual (ibid. 1700, 12mo):-A Modest Plea for the. Clergy (1677, 8vo) :-The First State of Mahometanism, etc. (1688, 8vo): -An Introduction to the Sacrament ('1681, reprinted 1686): - ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΥΤΟΘΕΟΣ, or, An Historical Account of the Heresy Denying the Godhead of Christ:-The Christian's Daily Sacrifice on Prayer (1698, 12mo) :-An Account of the Millennium, etc. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Hook, Eccles. Biog. s.v.