Walker, Samuel

Walker, Samuel a Church of England divine, was born at Exeter, Dec. 16, 1714; entered Exeter College, Oxford, in 1732, and took his A.B. degree in 1736; and in 1737 was ordained to the curacy of Doddiscombsleigh. In the following year he traveled in France, and added music to his acquisitions; and in 1839 returned and resumed his ministry as curate of Lanlivery in Cornwall. Subsequently he removed to the curacy of Truro, where his spiritual life underwent a radical change for the better. He died July 19, 1761. Mr. Walker was attractive and commanding in person, expressive in features, frank and courteous in conversation. His tracts are considered of great value, especially The Christian: a Course of Practical Sermons (1755), thought to be the best in the English language. His posthumous works are, Fifty-two Sermons on the Catechism (1763): — Practical Christianity: — The Covenant of Grace: — The Christian Mirror: — The Refiner, or God's Method of Purifying his People: — The Christian Armor: Distrust Removed. See Christian Observer, Feb. 1877, p. 150; Christian Remembrancer, 1838, p. 709; Church of England Magazine, 1, 468; Sidney, Life, Ministry, and Remains of Samuel Walker (1835).

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