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in the Chapel of Gonville and Caius Col- 1744 lege, Cambridge, by the Bishop of Norwich, Dr. Gooch.
He took his B. D.'s degree in
He published the same year Remarks on Mr. Weston's book on the Rejection of Heathen Miracles, and his Commentary on Horace's Ars Poetica; which last book introduced him to the acquaintance of Mr. Warburton, by whose recommendation to the Bishop of London, Dr. Sherlock, he was appointed Whitehall Preacher in May 1750 He published the Commentary on the Epistle to Augustus in
the new edition of both Comments, with Dedication to Mr. Warburton, in
the Dissertation on the Delicacy of Friendship in
His Father died Nov. 27 this year, æt. 70. He published the Remarks on Hume's Natural History of Religion in
Was instituted this year, Feb. 16, to the Rectory of Thurcaston, in the County of Leicester, on the presentation of Emanuel College.
He published Moral and Political Dialogues
He had the Sine-cure Rectory of Folkton, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, given him by the Lord Chancellor (Earl of Northington) on the recommendation of Mr. Allen, of Prior Park, near Bath, November 2,
He published the Letters on Chivalry and Romance this year.
- Dialogues on Foreign Travel in And Letter to Dr. Leland of Dublin in 1764 He was made Preacher of Lincoln's Inn, on the recommendation of Mr. Charles Yorke, &c. November 6,
Was collated to the Archdeaconry of Gloucester, on the death of Dr. Geekie, by the Bishop, August 27,
Was appointed to open the Lecture of Bishop Warburton on Prophecy in
He took the degree of D. D. at Cambridge Commencement this
He published the Sermons on Prophecy
His Mother died Feb. 27, 1773, æt. 88. 1773 He was consecrated Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, the 12th of February He published the 1st Volume of Sermons preached at Lincoln's Inn
And was made Preceptor to the Prince 1776 of Wales and his brother Prince Frederick, the 5th of June the same year.
Preached before the Lords, December 13, 1776, first Fast for the war.
He lost his old and best friend, Bishop Warburton, June 7th
He published the 2d and 3d Volumes of Sermons in
These three Volumes were published at the desire of the Bench of Lincoln's Inn.
He was elected Member of the Royal Society of Gottingen, January 11
The Bishop of Winchester [Dr. Thomas] died Tuesday, May 1, 1781. Received a gracious letter from his Majesty the next morning, by a special messenger from Windsor, with the offer of the See of Worcester, in the room of Bishop North, to be translated to Winchester, and of the Clerkship of the Closet, in the room of the late Bishop of Winchester.
On his arrival at Hartlebury Castle in July that year, resolved to put the Castle into complete order, and to build a Library, which was much wanted.
The Library was finished in and furnished with a collection of books, late Bishop Warburton's, and ordered by his Will to be sold, and the value given to the Infirmary at Gloucester
To these, other considerable additions have been since made.
Archbishop Cornwallis died in 1783. Had the offer of the Archbishoprick from his Majesty, with many gracious expressions, and pressed to accept it; but humbly begged leave to decline it, as a charge not suited to his temper and talents, and much too heavy for him to sustain, especially in these times.
The King was pleased not to take offence at this freedom, and then to enter with him into some confidential conversation on the subject. It was offered to the Bishop of London, Dr. Lowth, and refused by him, as was foreseen, on account of his ill health. It was then given to Dr. Moore, Bishop of Bangor.
Added a considerable number of books to th. new Library at Hartlebury in Confirmed Prince Edward [their Majesties' 4th son] in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, May 14th, 1785
Added more books to the Library this year. And put the last hand (at least he thinks so) to the Bishop of Gloucester's Life, to be prefixed to the new edition of his works now in the press. Confirmed Princess Augusta [their Ma jesties' second daughter] in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, Dec. the 24th this year
Preached in the Chapel the next day (Christmas day) and administered the Sa crament to their Majesties and the Princess Royal and Princess Augusta.
Preached before the Lords the 30th of January
His Majesty was pleased this year to bestow a prebend of Worcester [vacant by the death of Dr. Young] on my Chaplain, Mr. Kilvert.
Preached before their Majesties and Royal Family in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, and administered the Sacrament to them, on Christmas day 1786.
In the end of February this year
was published in seven volumes 4to a complete edition of the works of Bishop Warburton. The Life is omitted for th