Bell, William, Dd

Bell, William, D.D.

an English divine, was born about 1731, and was educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge. He became prebendary of St. Paul's, and throughout a long life was noted for his piety, learning, and benevolence. In 1810 he founded eight new scholarships at Cambridge for the benefit of sons of poor clergymen. He died at Westminster in 1816. His writings include An Inquiry into the divine Mission of John the Baptist and of Christ (Lond. 1761, 8vo; 3d ed. 1810); Defence of Revelation (1756, 8vo); Authority, Nature, and Design of the Lord's Supper (1780, 8vo); Sermons on various Subjects (Lond. 1817, 2 vols. 8vo). — Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, 1, 233; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 161.

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