Sheridan, Thomas, Dd

Sheridan, Thomas, D.D., was an Irish clergyman, born in the County of Cavah about 1684. By the help of friends he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He afterwards entered into orders, and was named chaplain to "the lord lieutenant." He lost his fellowship by marriage, and set up a school in Dublin, which was at first successful, bait was afterwards ruined by negligence and extravagance. His intimacy with Swift procured him a living in the south of Ireland in 1725, worth about £150; but he lost his chaplaincy and all hope of rising by preaching a sermon on the king's birthday. from the text "Sufficient unto the day is "the evil thereof." He exchanged his living for that of Dunboyne, but gave it up for the free school of Cavan. He soon sold the school for. about £.400, spent the money rapidly, lost his health, and died Sept. 10, 1738. He was a good natured, improvident man, continuing, to the last to be a punster, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit.

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