Harris, Robert, Dd

Harris, Robert, D.D.

a pious and learned Puritan divine, was born in Gloucestershire, 1578, and was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. He afterwards took orders, and obtained the living of Hanwell, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, where he was extremely useful in confirming the people's, minds in the Protestant faith. On the commencement of the Civil War he removed to London, and became a member of the Assembly of Divines, but appears to have taken no active part in their proceedings. He officiated at the church of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate Street, until 1648, when he was appointed president of Trinity College, which office he retained until his death in 1658. His works include The Way to True Happiness, in twenty-four sermons on the Beatitudes; and A Treatise on the New Covenant, which, with other writings, were published in his Works, revised and collected (Lond. 1654, fol.). — Hook, Eccl. Biog. 5, 546.

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