The Academy and Literature Volume 29

The Academy and Literature Volume 29

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...An unusually large number of persons who made literature their profession or their hobby have perished within the last few days, Dr. Thomas Stratton, the deputy inspector-general of hospitals and fleets, died so suddenly at 4, Valletort Place, Stoke, Devonport, on March 16, that an inquest on his body was deemed necessary. He was born at Perth, and took his M.D. degree at Edinburgh in 1837, and for twenty-six years served in the navy on full pay, being stationed chiefly in Canada. He published numerous volumes, several of which nave passed through more than one edition, on the affinity between the Celtic language and the Greek, Hebrew, and Latin tongues, and occasionally contributed to the Monthly Celtic Magazine of Inverness. Many of these works were printed at Kingston or Toronto. The Rev. Charles Stanford, one of the most conspicuous ministers in the Baptist denomination, died at J)e Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, on March 18. While his vigour lasted he was unwearied in the preparation of works on divinity in general or in the defence of the creed of his own religious communion. Several of his labours in biographical literature are worthy of long life. The most important were a memoir of Joseph Alleine, his Companions and his Tim: s, which contained a compendium of information on the ministers ejected from the English Church on the Black Bartholomew of 1662; and a shoit life of Philip Doddridge, the result of a diligent study of that divine's career and of the friends with whom he conversed in person or by coi respond ence. On the same day (March 18) there passed away, at Stoke Newington Rectory, the venerable rector of that parish, the Rev. Thomas Jackson. He was a son of the Rev. Thomas Jackson, formerly president of the Wesleyan body, more

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  • Paperback | 834 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,461g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973313
  • 9781236973313