Addington, Stephen, Dd
Addington,. Stephen, D.D, a learned Dissenting minister, was born at Northampton,. England, June 9, 1729, and was educated 'under Dr. Doddridge. Having been admitted to preach, he removed in 1750 to Spaldick, Huntingdonshire, and in .1752 became minister of a Dissenting congregation at Market-Harborough, Leicestershire. In 1758 he opened his house for the reception of pupils, and for many years he devoted nine hours each day to their instruction.' He. removed to Miles Lane, Cannon Street, London, in 1781, and soon after was chosen tutor of a new Dissenting academy at Mile End. He continued in the care of his congregation till within a few months of his death, Feb. 6, 1796. Besides several educational works, he wrote, Maxims Religious and Prudential, with a Sermon to Young People (12mo):--Dissertation on the Religious Knowledge of the-Ancient .Jews and Patriarchs, etc. (1757, 4to):Life of St. Paul the Apostle (Lond. 1784, 4to) :--Sermon on Hosea iv, 6 (ibid. 1786, 8vo). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Theol. Mag. Jan. 1803, p. 7.