Nares, Edmund, Dd

Nares, Edmund, D.D.

an English divine of note, was born of noble and distinguished parentage at London in 1762, and was educated at Westminster School. where he continued till the year 1779, and then removed to Christ Church, Oxford, under the tuition of Dr. Randolph, afterwards bishop of London. After taking his bachelor's degree, he was elected a fellow of Merton College in 1788, but did not take his master's degree till the year following. In 1792 he entered into holy orders, and was soon afterwards presented to the cure of St. Peter's in the East by the college of which he was a member, and there he officiated for some years with great and deserved popularity. He vacated his fellowship in 1797. on his marriage, and soon after was presented with the rectory of Biddenden. In 1814 he was given the professorship of modern history at Oxford, on which occasion he took his degree of D.D. He flourished in this position until after 1816. He died at Biddenden, Kent, August 20, 1841. His publications are, An Attempt to show howfar the Philosophical Notion of a Plurality of Worlds is consistent with the Language of Scripture (1802, 8vo): — Sermons composed for Country Congregations (1803, 8vo): — A View of the Evidences of Christianity at the Close of the pretended Age of Reason (in eight sermons preached as Bampton Lectures, 1805, 8vo): — A Sermon preached at the Primary Visitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Ashford (1806, 4to): — A Letter to the Reverend F. Stone, M.A., in Reply to his Visitation Sermon (preached at Danbury, in Essex, 1807, 8vo): — The Duty and Expediency of Translating the Scriptures into the Current Languages of the East (a sermon preached before the University of Oxford, 1807, 4to): — A Jubilee Sermon (preached October 25, 1809, 8vo): — Remarks on the Version of the New Testament lately published by the Unitarians (1810, 8vo): — Thinks I to Myself (1811, 12mo; 9th ed. 1813): — A Sermon (preached at Oxford before the University on Commencement Sunday, and published at the request of the vice- chancellor, 1814, 8vo): — Discourses on the Three Creeds, etc., with a copious anzd distinct Appendix to each Set of Sermons (ibid. 1819. 8vo): — Life of William Cecil, Earl of Burghley (ibid. 1828-31, 3 volumes, 4to). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. 2:2155; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Dict. Living Authors, s.v.

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