Guyse, John, Dd

Guyse, John, D.D., an English Independent minister, was born at Hertford in 1680. He entered the ministry at the age of twenty as assistant to Mr. Haworth, who soon after dying, Mr. Guyse was chosen to succeed him as pastor of the church at Hertford. In 1732 he accepted an invitation to remove to London as successor to the Rev. Matthew Clarke. Here his sphere of usefulness was enlarged, and his worth became widely known as a scholar, Christian, and divine. He published many sermons, but his great work is his Practical Expositor, or Paraphrase on the New Testament (Loud. 1739-52, 3 vols. 4to), which has been I several times reprinted, lie died November 22, 1761. Among his other writings are Jesus Christ God-Maul (Loud. 1719, 8vo): — Treatise on the Holy Spirit (new ed. Loud. 1840, 8vo): — Practical Sermons (Lond. 1756 8vo: — The Scripture Notion of Preaching Christ (Loud. 1730, 8vo): — Youth's Monitor (Loud. 1759, 4th ed.). See Bogue and Bennet, Hist. of Dissenters, ii, 618; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, i, 751; Darling, Cyclopo. Bibl. i, 1757.

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