Grey, Zachary, Lld

Grey, Zachary, LL.D., an English divine and laborious writer, was born of a Yorkshire family in 1687, and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He afterwards removed to Trinity Hall, where he took the degree of LL.D. in 1720. He was rector of Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire, and vicar of St. Giles's and St. Peter's in Cambridge, and died in 1766. He was author of nearly thirty publications, many of which are violent diatribes against Dissenters. The best known of his publications is his edition of Hudibras, with Annotations and a Preface (!744, 2 vols. 8vo); to this he published a supplement in 1752 (8vo). He also wrote An impartial Examination of Neal's History of the Puritans (Lond. 1736-44, 3 vols. 8vo). This is a really valuable work in spite of its bitterness: A Defense of our Ancient and Modern Historians (Lond. 2 vols. 1725 -30): The Ministry of the Dissenters proved to be Null and Void (Lond, 1725, 8vo). Hook, Eccl. Biog. v, 412.

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