Harris, William, Dd

Harris, William, D.D.

an eminent English dissenting divine, is supposed to have been born at London, about 1675. He became pastor of a church at Crutched. Friars, London, in 1698. He was also for some thirty years one of the preachers of a Friday evening lecture at the Weigh-house, and succeeded Mr. Tong as lecturer at Salter's Hall. He died in 1740. "He was a concise, clear, and nervous writer; his works evince a. strong sense joined to a lively imagination, and regulated with judgment." He was one of the continuators of Matthew Henry's Commentary (those on Philippians. and Colossians). Besides a number of occasional sermons, he wrote Funeral Discourses, in two Parts: (I), Consolations on the Death of our Friends; (II) Preparations for our own Death (Lond. 1736, 8vo): — The Life and Character of Dr. Thomas Manton (London, 1725,. 8vo): — A practical Illustration of the Book of Esther(London, 1737, 8vo), etc. — Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, 1, 1406; Bogue and Bennett, History of Dissenters, 2, 372.

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