Nares, Robert

Nares, Robert archdeacon of Stafford, a distinguished English divine, son of the preceding, was born in 1753, and was educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was made M.A. in 1778. He entered into holy orders at once, and became successively rector of Sharnford, Leicestershire, preacher of Lincoln's Inn, and assistant librarian at the British Museum. Appointed archdeacon of Stafford in 1799, he became also prebendary of Lincoln, rector of St. Mary's, Reading, canon of Lichfield, and rector of All-Hallows, London Wall. Dr. Nares was editor of the first series of the British Critic, a High-Church literary review. He died in 1829. Among his works we notice, Discourses preached before the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn (Lond. 1794, 8vo): — A connected and chronological View of the Prophecies relating to the Christian Church (in twelve sermons, preached 1800 to 1804 at the Lecture founded by the Right Rev. W. Warburton, bishop of Gloucester [Lond. 1805, 8vo]): — Essays and other occasional Compositions (Lond. 1810, 2 volumes, 8vo): — On the Influence of Sectaries, and the Stability of the Church (Lond. 1813, 8vo): — The Veracity of the Evangelists demonstrated (1815): — Sermons on Faith and other Subjects (Lond. 1825, 8vo). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. 2:2156; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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