Knowles, Thomas, Dd

Knowles, Thomas, D.D., an English divine of great learning and talents, was born at Ely in 1723; studied at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, of which he was chosen fellow, and was afterwards, for over thirty years, lecturer of St. Mary's, in Bury St. Edmund's. He became successively prebendary of Ely, rector of Ickworth and Chedburgh, and, finally, vicar of Winston, Suffolk. He died in 1802. His principal works are, The Passion (f our Lord Jesus Christ (Lond. 1780, 12mo; a new ed., with additions, by the Rev. H. Hasted, London, 1830, 12mo) : — Twelve Sermons on the Attributes (Camb. 1750, 8vo): — Answer to Bp. Clayton's Essay on Spirit (Lond. 1753, 8vo):- Primitive Christianity (1789, 8vo). He also wrote several pamphlets on religious subjects. See Gent. Magazine, vol. lxxii; Chalmers, Genesis Biog. Dict . Allibone, Dict. Engl. and Am. Authors, vol. ii, s.v.

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