Harris, John, Dd, Frs

Harris, John, D.D., F.R.S.

an English divine, was born about 1667. He studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, and became successively rector of St. Mildred's London; perpetual curate of Stroud, prebendary of Rochester, and fellow, secretary, and vice-president of the Royal Society. He died in 1719. Dr. Harris was the first compiler of a dictionary of arts and sciences in England (1708, 2 vols. fol.), and was a careful and able editor; but he was improvident, and died completely destitute. He wrote A Refutation of the atheistical Objections against the Being and Attributes of God (London. 1698, 4to): — Sermon, John- 16:2: — The Wickedness of the Pretence of Treason and Rebellion for God's sake (Nov. 5th) (London, 1715, 8vo); and compiled a Collection of Voyages and Travels (Lond. 1702; revised by Campbell 1744, 2 vols. fol.). — Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1, 1403; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 790.

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