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modelled ; and he had the true skill of fixing his accent. There was a proper force in his manner of speaking, without any undue transport. His expressions were conceived, and his sermons delivered, without the use of notes; and he was well qualified for that way of preaching. His strong ine, mory, his ready invention, his great presence of mind, and his natural fluency, inade him able to speak well and grace, fully, with ease and a becoming boldness. He could clothe any matter in apt words, with all the ornaments of a regular elocution, and his discourses had all the graces of natural oratory. But what compleated all was, they came from a serious mind, which was visible both in his countenance and expressions. He spake from his very heart, as appeared in the forceableness of his words, sometimes in his tears, and ofen in both. He spoke with solemnity and majesty, and yet with so much meekness, as declared him to be a man of God and an ambassador of Christ. His gestures were admirably graceful, and expressive of what he delivered, in which he was a great example, both as to design and method. His design in the ordinary course of his preaching was vast and noble.

He usually pursued some subject on various texts. Every head, with its enlargements was closely studied; and his particulars under each were adınirably chosen, In his Applications he was most plain, familiar, and striking. They were like so many set discourses of persuasion; and were delivered with the most address, and with the greatest warmth and vigour. He entered upon them usually with some rouzing lively preface to gain attention, and then offered his motives, which were urged with the most pungent expressions. Here his earnestness increased together with the vehemence of his voice. He had a feeling apprehension of the importance of what he was urging upon his hearers, and every word was big with concern of mind. In


but moving expressions, and with a distinguishing, pathos, he would plead with sinners, some times for a whole sermon together, without flagging in his affections, or suffering his hearers to do it.

In prayer he was most solemn and fervent, and usually expressed himself much in scripture-language, and with a tlood of affection; the very fountains of it seemed, in the performance of that duty, to be broken up, and the great deep of it opened so as often to force him to silence, till he had vented it by tears. He was a man of a distinguishing knowledge and experience in the mysteries of Christianity; and of a discerning spirit, in understanding a work of grace upon the hearts of others. With a clear head and searching skill in divine things, he had a sincere and warm heart. The fire of zeal, and the light of knowledge, accompanied each other. He kept up a serious temper at all times, and in all places and company, without much discernible alteration of abatement; but this did not in the least sour his temper, which was habitually chearful.—His skill in government shewed itself in the managing a numerous congregation, of very different opinions and tempers : His integrity, modesty, and contempt of the world appeared in refusing the bishopric of Carlisle, as another of the family (Mr. Bernard Gil. pin) had done before him, consonant to their motto, Dictis factisq; simplex.—The care of the churches lay upon him. . His unblameable character procured him esteem amongst all but those whose ill-nature would suffer them to speak well of none who differed from them. He was much respected by many for the good he had done them as a physician. Among persons of rank and quality, all necessary means were scarcely thought to have been used, if Dr. Gilpin had not been consulted. This world was not in his eye; none could charge him with any thing like covetousness. He went about do. ing good both to the souls and bodies of men.--He had been a preacher in Lambeth, and at the Savoy, where he was assistant to Dr.Wilkins. Also at Durham, and at Grey stock ; but he lived longest in Newcastle. He went into the pulpit the last time he was in it, under a feverish inclásposition, and preached from 2 Cor. v. 2. For in this we groan earnestly,' &c. and, to the surprize of all, he rather groaned than spake this sermon.

His lungs being at that time too tender for his work, his disease seized that part, and he was brought home in a peripneumonia, which in ten days time put a period to his life.

WORKS. The Temple rebuilt; Sermons before the united ministers of Cumberland and Westmoreland.—The Heads of agreement between the ministers of these two counties.--A Treatise of Satan's Temptations.--An Assize sermon in 1660.- The comforts of divine love; on the death of Mr. Timothy Manlove.- Among several MSS. he left a valuable treatise concerning the pleasantness of the ways of religion.



LASENBY (V.) Mr. Simon ATKINSON. A very acute man, and of good judgment; especially exact in his school learning. He died in Sept. 1694, in consequence of a cold, caught in travelling from Penrith, where he preached at the opening of a lecture, encouraged by Dr. Thomas Gibson, of Hatton Garden, in London.


PENRITH (V.) Mr. Roger BALDWIN. After his ejection he removed into Lancashire, where he took a farm, for which he paid a considerable fine. Having three children, he took it for their lives, not putting in his own ; but it pleased God that he outlived them all : upon which he quitted the farm, and at length fixed at Eccles near Manchester, where he preached at Monks-Hall, for many years, acceptably and usefully. He was a solid, scriptural, judicious preacher ; a man of good abilities, and of an agreeable temper. He was one of the Monday lecturers at Bolton. He died June 9, 1695, aged 70.

THURSBY, See Yorkshire.
WETHERHALL [C.) Mr. Wilcox.

Mr. GEORGE Nicohlson. He was educated at Oxford, under Mr. Theophilus Gale. He went down into Cumberland a little before the Bartholomew-act took place. Mr. Hopkins, who had gathered a church at Melmerby, resigned it into his hands; and by the connivance of Mr. West, (who succeeded' Mr. Broadley at Glassenby, he preached for about a year, both at Glassenby) and Kirkoswold: For Mr West, who was a prebendary, hoped to have drawn him into conformity by mildness, and fair promises of doing great things for him. While he was here, a certain curate, being instigated by other persons, as he was praying before his sermon, began to read the Common-prayer, but upon perceiving a general disgust, desisted. After the Act took place, which kept him out of the public churches, he preached in private houses as opportunity offered. Sir Philip Musgrave once surprized a meeting where he was the preacher; and thereupon the goods of the master of the house were seized, and some also of his; and they were forced to pay Сс 3

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down the money which the law required. After this he had a dispute with a certain curate, in Sir Philip's presence, which occasioned that gentleman to be more moderate in his carriage to him afterwards. When K. Charles II. granted his Indulgence, he took a licence under the denomination of a congregational minister. Upon K. James's liberty, he had a meeting-place built for him at Huddleskew, at whịch he preached till his death, which was serene and peaceable, Aug. 20, 1697, aged about 60. He administered ihe Lord's Supper the Lord's-day before, when he quoted that text, Luke xxii. 18. which was fulfilled in himself. He appeared more thanordinarily affected in the adıninistration, and a flood of tears almost stopped his voice.—He had good skill in the Hebrew language, was a popular preacher, and was instrumental in doing good to many. There is a Sermon of his extant in a book called The Virgin Saint, containing the life of Mr. Wilson's daughter.

ANTHONY SLEIGH, M. A. He was a candidate for the ministry when the Bartholomew-act took place. He was educated in a private academy at Durham, and took his degrees at Edinburgh, 1660. He preached occasionally in the public churches of Cumberland and Westmoreland till 1662, when he was silenced for his Nonconformity. Being after some time ordained, he fixed among Dr. Gilpin's old hearers, with whom he continued all the time of K. Charles's reign ; performing the various duties of his ministerial function with great faithfulness, notwithstanding all the discou, ragements he laboured under, both from the government and from the people. He was twice imprisoned for preaching, and once thrown into the dungeon for praying with the prisoners. As soon as he was set at liberty he returned to his people, and preached to them in the night, when she could have no other opportunity for it. For twenty years together, he had not above twenty shillings a year from his people. He continued with them after the Toleration, though he had invitations to more profitable stations. Such was his love to his poor flock, that nothing could separate him from them but death.-Towards the latter end of his time, he was violently tortured by the stone, which he endured with christian patience, till God called him to his rest, in 1702. In the whole of his life he was regular and blameless to such a degree, that the worst of his enemies could not in the least sully his reputation. He was a man mighty in prayer, and of a

meek peaceable disposition. He loved not to be embroiled in the controversies of the times, though he was able and ready to give a rational account, both of his faith and

praca tice, to all christian inquirers,

Mr. DANIEL KING. Born at Brig of Allen, near Stirling in North Britain. He was brought up in the college of Glasgow, and ordained at Edinburgh. By the interest of the Earl of Queensberry, he obtained a living in this county, from which he was ejected for his Nonconformity. He afterwards returned to Scotland, and was the Earl of Queensberry's chaplain for above thirteen years, till the said Earl's death. He used then and afterwards to preach occasionally, as he had opportunity. He died at Stirling, not long before the Revolution, about 60 years of age. He was well beloved, and much followed wherever he preached.

WORKS. After his being in Scotland, he published a book entitled, Advice to all those who love their souls. He also printed several other pieces.

The following afterwards conformed: Mr. James Cragg of Newkirk.-Mr. John FORWARD of Bolton.—Mr. John MICHAEL or MYRIEL of Lampley, the seat of Mr. Lamplugh.Mr. GEORGE YATES of Ang stable. He lived and preached at Crogline

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