Pearse, Edward

Pearse, Edward an English Nonconformist divine, flourished in the second half of the 17th century. He was minister of St. Margaret's, Westminster, but was ejected at the Restoration for nonconformity, though a pious man and a useful preacher. He died in 1673, about forty years old. He published, The Best Match, or the Soul's Espousal to Christianity (Glasgow, 1672, 12mo; Lond. 1673, sm. 8vo; new ed. 1843, 8vo): — A Beam of Divine Glory, and the Soul's Rest in God (1674, 8vo; 1704, 12mo): — The Grand Concern (17th ed. 1692, 12mo; new ed. 1840, 18mo). See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. 2:2317, 2318.

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