Brown (or Browne), Moses

Brown (Or Browne), Moses an English clergyman, was born in 1703, and learned the trade ofa pen- cutter. Early in life he distinguished himself by his poetical talents, and devoted many years to literary pursuits. In 1753 he took holy orders, and soon became vicar of Olney, in Buckinghamshire. Some time afterwards he was appointed vicar of Sutton, in Lincolnshire, and in 1763 he was elected chaplain of Morden College, Kent, where he died, September 13, 1787.

His publications include Poems on Various Subjects (1773): — Sunday Thoughts (1752): — Percy Lodge, a poem (1755): — Sermons (1754-65): — and other works. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer Authors, s.v.

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