Sharpe, Gregory, Dd

Sharpe, Gregory, D.D., an English clergyman, was born in Yorkshire, in 1713, and, after passing some time at the grammar school. of Hull, went to Westminster, where he studied under Dr. Freind; but in 1731 he was settled with principal Blackwell in Aberdeen. Here he remained until he had finished his studies, when he returned to England, and in a few years entered into orders. He was appointed minister of the Broadway chapel, in which he continued till the death of Dr. Nicholls of the Temple, when he was declared the doctor's successor and in this station he continued until his death, which occurred in the Temple house, Jan. 8, 1771. His works were, a Defence of the late Dr. Samuel Clarke (Lond. 1774, 8vo): — two Dissertations: Upon the Origin, etc.; of Languages; and Upon the Original Powers of Letters (ibid. 1751, 8vo): — two Arguments in Defense of Christianity (ibid. 1755-62, 8vo): — The Rise and Fall of the Holy City and Temple of Jerusalm (ibid. 1765-66, 8vo): — besides various Letters and Sermons.

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