Twining, Thomas

Twining, Thomas a learned Anglican divine, was born in 1734, and educated at Sidney College, Cambridge, being contemporary in that university with Gray, Mason, and Bate. Mr. Twining was well versed in the composition, harmony, and history of the art and science of music. In 1760 he took his degree of A.B., and that of A.M. in 1763. He became rector of White Notley, Essex, in 1768, and of St. Mary's, Colchester, to which he was presented by the bishop of London, in 1770. He died Aug. 6, 1804. Sound learning, polite literature, and exquisite tastes in all the fine arts lost an ornament and defender in the death of this scholar and worthy divine.

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