ved on terms of the most perfect cordiality with his congregation.
They regarded him with the highest respect and attachment, not only on account of his literary eminence and reputation, but his agreeable deportment in society, free from pedantry, and marked in every relation of life by kindness and affability.
He had also established there the most eligible family connexion,
His only surviving son had married the grand-daughter of John Meadows, one of the ejected ministers, and of Sarah Fairfax, his wife, on whose side were no less than three of those confessors. and was now arrived at an age when men in general become increasingly averse to the trouble and uncertainty of a change.
Nevertheless, he was induced by earnest persuasion to dissolve this happy connexion, in order to commence, at this late period of his life, the laborious and anxious office of theological tutor in the newly-formed academy at Warrington, in Lancashire, whose prospects of success were represented as d