Horbery, Matthew, Dd

Horbery, Matthew, D.D.

An English divine, was born at Haxay, Lincolnshire, in 1707; educated at Lincoln College, and elected fellow of Magdalen College. He became successively vicar of Eccleshall canon of Lichfield, vicar of Hanbury, and rector of Staielake. He died in 1773. He was greatly respected as a sound, able, and learned theologian, and an amiable and excellent man. His sermons were praised by Dr. Johnson; they are written in nervous, animated language, yet with great simplicity. Van Mildert classes them "among the best compositions of English divines." His Works, including the Sermons, and an Essay on the Eternity of Future Punishments, have been collected and published (Oxford, 1828. 2 vols. 8vo). — Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1, 1539; Hook, Ecclesiastes Biog. 6, 150; Waterland, Works,. 1, 116, 242, 254; 6, 416 sq.

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