Nowell, Thomas, Dd

Nowell, Thomas, D.D., an English theologian and divine, was born about 1728. He was educated at the University of Oxford, where he graduated M.A. in 1753; and became fellow of Oriel College, and public orator. In 1764 he became principal of St. Mary's Hall, and in 1771 king's professor of modern history. He died in 1801. Dr. Nowell wrote An Answer to a Pamphlet. entitled Pietas Oxoniensis, or a Full and Impartial Account, etc., in a Letter to the Author (Oxf. 1768, 8vo): Sermon, Numbers 16:3 (Lond. 1772, 4to). This sermon, asserting the divine right of kings, was suppressed by the author, a vote of thanks given by the House of Lords having been afterwards ordered to be expunged by a large majority of the House. See Critical Remarks on Dr. Nowell's Sermon on Numbers 16:3 (Lond. 1772, 4to).

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