Morris, Joseph

Morris, Joseph an English Baptist divine, flourished as pastor of a London congregation in the first half of the eighteenth century. He is believed to have been born about 1685. He died in 1755. Ivimey speaks of him as "a sensible, pious, and learned man," and that he was "in habits of intimacy with the excellent Dr. Johnson, who esteemed him for his modesty and ability" (History of the English Baptists). He published several of his Sermons (Lond. 1722, 8vo; 1743, 8vo; 1757, 8vo), which were admired for their solidity, and prove him to have been a man of more than ordinary talent. His influence in the English metropolis was considerable in his day and generation.

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