Pegge, Samuel, Lld, Fas

Pegge, Samuel, Ll.D., F.A.S., an eminent English divine, noted especially as an industrious antiquarian, was born at Chesterfield, Staffordshire, in 1704. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he became fellow in 1726. He became vicar of Godmersham, Kent, in 1731; and rector of Whittington, Staffordshire, in 1751. He was also rector of Heath, perpetual curate of Wingerworth, and prebendary of Lichfield and of Lincoln. He died in 1796. He published, An Examination of the Inquiry into the Meaning of Daemoniacs in the New Testament. Inn a Letter to the Author. Wherein it is shown that the word Daemon does not signify a Departed Soul, either in the Classics or the Scriptures; and, consequently, that the whole of the Inquiry is without Foundation (Lond. 1739): — Popery, an Encourager of Vice and Immorality; a sermon on Isa 5:20 [on occasion of rebellion] (ibid. 1746, 8vo): — The Life of Robert Groteste, the celebrated Bishop of Lincoln, with an Account of the Bishop's Works, and an Appendix (ibid. 1793, 4to). Other works of his are, Dissertations on some Anglo-Saxon Remains (ibid. 1756, 4to): — Memoirs of Roger de Wesehan — (ibid. 1761, 4to): — Essay on the Coins of Cunobelin (ibid. 1766, 4to): — The Forme of Cury (ibid. 1780, 8vo): — Anonymiana (ibid. 1809), etc. See Darling, Cyclop. of Bibliog. s.v.; (London) Gentleman's Magazine, 1796, pt. ii, p. 66 sq.; Nichol. Literary Anecdotes, 7:1813-1816.

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