Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 16

Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 16

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...he received ordination, and the position of a minister of Glasgow without charge or emolument. In 1694 he was commissioned by the general assembly, along with Mr. Patrick Cumming, minister of Ormiston, to congratulate the king on his return from the continent, and in 1695 to prepare an address to his majesty on the death 01 the queen. As a further mark of royal favour he was appointed historiographer for Scotland in 1693. In the very prime of life he died in March VOL. xvi. the duties of his chair, and likewise to preach as occasion presented itself in the Edinburgh churches. In the latter capacity he was singularly successful. He had great pulpit gifts, much fluency, and a lively fancy; his emotions penetrated his discourses, and brought out his appeals with a rare power of conviction and persuasion. Quick in perception, of very laborious habits, and a tenacious memory, his attainments and learning were regarded as extraordinary, and had his life been prolonged he would doubtless have risen to the highest distinction in the church. He died in 1720, at the early age of twenty-eight. His publications were: 1. 'A Collection of Confessions of Faith, Catechisms, Directories, Books of Discipline and of Public Authority in the Church of Scotland, ' 2 vols. 1719-22. 2. 'A Preface to an edition of the Westminster Confession, &c, lately published at Edinburgh, ' 1720. 3. ' Sermons preached on Several Subjects and Occasions, 2 vols. 8vo, 1722. Sketch of Life prefixed to the Sermons. W. G. B. DUNMORE, Earls Of. See Murray. DUNN, Sir DANIEL (d. 1617), civilian. See Donne. DUNN, ROBERT (1799-1877), surgeon, studied at Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, and became licentiate of the Society ot Apothecaries 1825, member of the Royal College of Surgeons...show more

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