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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Caleb Fleming (search)
have now no means of ascertaining; but it appears that, after leaving Mr. Hardy, he was, for several years, engaged in some secular business at Nottingham, possibly his father's trade, till, in the year 1727, he removed to London. In the mean time, he had married the daughter of Mr. John Harris, of Harstaff, in Derbyshire, by whom he had a family of ten children, one only of whom survived him. In London he became intimate with Mr. Holt, who was many years afterwards mathematical tutor at Warrington. From this friend he received assistance and encouragement in his studies, and acquired further improvement in classical literature, as well as an acquaintance with the Hebrew language. Whether this was, as yet, with a view to his finally entering on the profession of a Christian minister, to which, it is said, he had an early inclination; or merely to assist him in acquiring a more accurate acquaintance with those branches of knowledge in which his tastes and habits of mind led him chie
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, John Taylor, (search)
his 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 depending on his co-operation. Thither he removed in October 1757. Of the sacrifice of personalworth and excellence, of the scriptures, and the thankful esteem with which Christians ought to receive and practically improve them. During his residence at Warrington, Dr. Taylor published an Examination of the Scheme of Morality advanced by Dr. Hutcheson, late Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow; and acially considering that, at this distance of time, it is impossible to procure a complete knowledge of all the circumstances of the case. Dr. Taylor wrote at Warrington, a pamphlet entitled The Scripture Account of Prayer, in an Address to the Dissenters of Lancashire, occasioned by the preparation of a Liturgy, to be introduce
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Caleb Rotheram, D. D. (search)
ublication of the first edition of Doddridge's Lectures, Dr. John Aikin, first classical, and afterwards for many years theological, tutor in the academy at Warrington, well deserves commemoration, as the person to whom that institution owed, if not its chief celebrity, its highest claims to distinction as a seminary of sound ) Pulteney, of Leicester, who afterwards distinguished himself as an eminent naturalist and physician. After many years thus laboriously spent, he removed to Warrington, in the month of August 1758; chiefly induced by the expectation of living more to himself, (for he determined to have no boarders, though much solicited,) and ve, indeed, was his manner of teaching, that I have seen gentlemen who, some years after they had left the academy, when they were occasionally passing through Warrington, and staying there only a few hours, joined the students in attending his lecture. See an extract from a communication of the late Mr. Simpson, of Bath, Mon.