Dawes, Sir William, Dd

Dawes, Sir William, D.D., archbishop of York, was born at Lyons, near Braintree, in 1671. He was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, and Catharine Hall, Cambridge; became master of Catharine Hall in 1696, bishop of Chester in 1707, and finally archbishop of York in 1714. He died in 1724. He had a lively imagination, a strong memory, and a sound judgment. He was one of the most popular preachers of his day. Among his writings are The Anatomy of Atheism (1693, 4to): — Duties of the Closet, etc. (1707, 8vo), etc. A collection of his works was published (Lond. 1733, 3 vols. 8vo), with a preface, giving some account of his life and character. — Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1:870; Biographia Britannica, v. 15,

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