Bedford, Arthur

Bedford, Arthur an Oriental scholar of some note, was born in Gloucestershire 1668. He studied at Brazenose College, Oxford, where he passed A.M. in 1691. In 1692 he became vicar of Temple Church, Bristol, and in 1724 he was chosen chaplain to the Haberdashers' Hospital, London, where he died in 1745. Among his works are,

1. Evil and Danger of Stage-plays (Lond. 1706, 8vo): — 2. The Temple Music (Lond. 1706, 8vo): — 3. The Great Abuse of Music (8vo): — 4. An Essay on Singing David's Psalms (8vo): — 5. Animadversions on Sir Isaac Newton's Chronology (Lond. 1728, 8vo): — 6. A Sermon at St. Botolph's, Aldgate, against Stage-plays (1730, 8vo): — 7. Scripture Chronology (Lond. 1730, fol.): — 8. Eight Sermons on the Doctrine of the Trinity (Lond. 1740, 8vo): — 9. The Doctrine of Justification by Faith stated (1741, 8vo). — Hook, Eccl. Biog. 2, 217.

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