Chamber's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge Volume 4

Chamber's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge Volume 4

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Moderate party, there was a courteous and honourable friendship. Erskine's twentyfive publications are of a high order of ability. They consist of essays, letters, sermons, dissertations, and pamphlets, &c., mainly of a religious character, even when dealing with the political American controversy, on which he wrote largely. He also edited a number of British editions of works of American divines. Sir Walter Scott, in his Guy Mannering, gives a graphic description of his powers as a preacher. See the Life bv Sir Henry Moncrieft" Wellwood (1818). Erskine, Ralph, brother of Ebenezer, was born at Monilaws, in Northumberland, March 18, 1685, and, after studying at Edinburgh, was ordained to the parish church of Dunfermline in 1711. Like his brother, he took part on the evangelical side in the Marrow Controversy (n.v.); and, after the formation of the Associate Presbytery, he withdrew from the communion of the Established Church, and joined the former in 1737. In the controversy concerning the burgess oath he also took part with the Burghers, and wrote several pamphlets in defence of their position. He was, however, less a controversial than a practical writer. Being a very popular preacher while he lived, his sermons were greatly prized after his death, and many of them were translated into Dutch and widely circulated in Holland. His Gospel Sonnets and Scripture Songs are well known. He died November 6, 1752. See the Life by James Fisher, prefixed.o his Practiced Works (2 vols. 1764). Erskine, Thomas, Lord Erskine, the youngest son of Henry David, tenth Earl of Buchan, was born in Edinburgh, 21st January 1750, and was educated at St Andrews. In 1764, much against his will, he was sent to sea in the Tartar manof-war, under Sir David...show more

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  • 1236966198
  • 9781236966193