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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Caleb Rotheram, D. D. (search)
ey had, by his conversation, instructions, and example, to improve themselves, while they were assisting in the education of others. It is probable that he left Northampton in 1739, when Mr. Orton succeeded him. During this engagement, Mr. Aikin preached occasionally in various places, and is said to have been highly acceptable both for matter and manner. He was actually chosen by the congregation at Leicester, which was afterwards served for so many years with such ability by the Rev. Hugh Worthington; but just as he was about to enter on the duties of his office, a fall from his horse gave him an injury in the breast, which caused him to spit blood, and, in his opinion, disqualified him for the regular labours of the pulpit. He, therefore, gave up the design of settling with a congregation; and engaged in a school, for a short time, as partner with a Mr. Lee, of Farndon, near Harborough, in Leicestershire. Having married the daughter of the Rev. John Jennings, (the able tutor