Hunter, Henry, Dd

Hunter, Henry, D.D.

a Scotch Presbyterian divine, born at Culross, Perthshire, in 1741, was educated at the University of Edinburgh. In 1766 he became minister of South Leith, and in 1771 minister of the Scotch Church, London Wall, London. He died at Bristol Hot Wells, October 27, 1802. Hunter was a mall of learning, and an eloquent writer. His principal works are Sermons, collected and republished in their respective order, etc. (Lond. 1795, 2 vols. 8vo): — Sacred Biography, or the History of the Patriarchs; being a course of lectures delivered at the Scotch Church, London Wall (6th ed. Lond. 1807, 5 vols. 8vo). This work has often been reprinted both in England and America, and has had great popularity. It is, to a large extent, an unacknowledged translation from Saurin's Discours Historiques. Huater edited several other French books, and excelled in this line of labor. After his death appeared a collection of his Sermons and other Pieces, with a Sketch of his Life and Writings (Lond. 1804,2 vols. 8vo). See Jones, Christian Biography, s.v.; Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, 1, 1582; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 922.

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