Collier, Arthur an English metaphysician and divine, was born at the rectory of Langford Magna, near Sarum, October 12, 1680, and was educated at Salisbury Grammar School and Pembroke College, Oxford. In 1704 he was presented to the benefice of Langford Magna, where he continued until his death, in 1732. In religion he was an Arian, and also a High Churchman, on grounds which his associates could not understand. The following are some of his works: Treatise on the Logos, in seven sermons (1732): — New Inquiry after Truth, on the non-existence of an external world: — Specimen of True Philosophy. See Encycl. Brit. 9th ed. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.