Barrington, Shute

Barrington, Shute a prelate of the Church of England, was born in 1734. He was educated at Eton and at Merton College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow; was ordained in 1757; obtained various preferments, and at length, in 1769, the bishopric of Llandaff; in 1781 that of Salisbury; and ten years after that of Durham, which he held till his decease, in March, 1826. Bishop Barrington was a man of deep piety, a patron of all religious and philanthropic institutions, and wholly devoted to the great work com rmitted to his care by the Church. His talents were acknowledged to be considerable, and.his various publications, which consisted of Biblical criticisms, tracts, sermons, and charges, were all consecrated to the glory of God.

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