Styles, John, Dd
Styles, John, D.D.
an English Congregational minister and author, commenced his ministry in early life at Cowes, Isle of Wight, thence removing to Brighton, where for many years he attracted large audiences. His next charge was Holland Chapel, North Brixton, which he built, and which he left in 1835. From 1836 to 1844 he officiated in Claylands Chapel, at the same place. In the latter year he became pastor at Foleshill, where he remained until his death at Kennington, June 22, 1849. A masculine energy, a noble generosity and benevolence of disposition, were his characteristics. His mind was energetic and powerful, he could write on almost any topic, was an acute critic, had' superior colloquial powers, richness of fancy, and his style was polished, vivacious, and luminous. Dr. Styles published, An Essay on the Stage (2d ed. Lond. 1807, 12mo): — Legend of the Velvet Cushion (exposing in a masterly manner a writer oni the Puritans): — Sermons (ibid. 1813, 1823, 2 volumes, 8vo) [the sermon on The Spirituality of God (Isle of Wight, 1806), and that on Temptations of a Watering-Place (Brighton, 1815) were published separately]: — Sermon on Lord Byron's Works (Lond. 1824): — Prize Essay on the Prevention of Cruelty to Annals (elegant and convincing): — Critical Papers in Ward's Miscellany and in the Evangelical Magazine. See (Lond.)Evangelical Magazine, August 1849, page 393.