Parry, Richard

Parry, Richard D.D., an English divine, was born about the beginning of the second quarter of last century. He was a student of Christ, Church, Oxford, and obtained the degree of M.A. March 31, 1747; B.D. May 25, 1754; and D.D. July 8,1757. After taking holy orders he was made rector of Wichampton, in Dorsetshire, and preacher at Market Harborough, in Leicestershire, for which latter county he was in the commission of the peace. Dr. Parry was a very learned, active, and able divine. He died miserably poor at Market Harborough, April 9, 1780, scarcely leaving sufficient to defray the charges of his funeral. His publications are: The Christian Sabbath as Old as the Creation (1753, 4to); he was then chaplain to lord Vere: — The Scripture Account of the Lord's Supper; the substance of three sermons preached at Market Harborough in 1755, 1756: — The Fig-tree dried up, or the Story of that remarkable Transaction as it is related by St. Mark considered in a new light (1758, 4to): — Defence of the Lord Bishop of London's Interpretation of Job's "I know that my Redeemer liveth" (against Warburton [1760, 8vo]): — A Dissertation on Daniel's Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks (Northampton, 1762, 8vo): — Remarks upon a Letter from the Rev. Dr. Kennicott to the Printer of the "General Evening. Post," wherein the printed Hebrew Text in Psalm 16:10 is vindicated, and the Doctor's Charge against the Jews of having wilfully corrupted the Prophecy is confuted '( Lond. 1763, 8vo ). Other works: harmony of the Four Gospels: — The Genealogy of Jesus Christ in Matthew and Luke explained (1771, 8vo).

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