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PRICES OF STOCKS from MARCH 23 to APRIL 24, 1804, both included:
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delivery which hy its found pleases the in all ages and countries for the ici. generality of congregations more than ences, the arts, and for great actions: lense less agreeably uttered. From it was a lynchronismatic history at ove Needham, Mr. Prieslley removed to view. Experimental philofophy ago Mamptwich, in Chetlane, whither he began to eng.ve a good portion of his was invited to take charge of a fmall time at Warrington, where he comflock, whois crcumfiauces were so poled his “ History and present State of scanty, that ao more that thirty povads Liectulcity;" a work which ran through a year could be made up for ihe pat several editions, was tranflated into tor; and therefore he resolved to open the German and French languages, a day school as an auxiliary fupport and obtained for him the diftinction of In this last occupat on he engaged being adınitted into several learned to more attention, and laid a better foun- cetes is an honorary membi-r. It dation for the eno uneiat he ait r. w is about this time that the Univeröity wards derved from penons ca; able f of Einburgh, in a very handiome judging of bus merit. He man defied manner, gr mied him a diploma of uncoinmon jurigeancnt 10 tle svitem Doctor or L . he adopted for the education of his Atter about Gr years residence at pupils, enlarging ther ininds by va• War Ingion, Dr. Prietiley received a rious philol)phical xperiments. His pretting larisation from an opule at reputation spread among nis profer congregation a: Leeds, which he at: fional brethren io much, that many cepted, not merely as be willied to be among then made a point of contii ulerul in his orig ual profeflion, but as buting to his profperity by every m ans having a predilecrion for it. From bis in their power. On the death of Dr. earlielt age his mind hati been strongly Taylor, at Warrington Acadeiny, in imprelied with devotional sentimients; 1701, Dr. Aikin was cholen tutor in and though he had more than once de divin ty in his place, and Mr. Prieitvated from the doctrinal opinions he ley was invited to fulaeed the last men- bad before ir vibed, yet the pious artioned gentiemals in the ucpartment of dor and 2tal for rei gion remained belles lettres. This was a newly insti- with bim undiminitled at all times. tuted academy for educating the funs His writings, however, could not fail of diflenters, and particularly for young to mark his own way of th:uking, and men intended for the miniltry among to thow in tull force the principles of a diflenters. He entered on this engage- ditienter fronu the church establithmedia ment with great zeal, and experienced Hs“ Justitutes of Natural and Reall the advantages of allociating with vealed Religiou" gave, in a popular and men of great literary attainments.. concile form, his system of divinity, He introduced several valuable im- with its evidences. His “ View of the provements into the system of educa. Principles and Conduct of the Protesttion át Warrington; and finding him aut Dilrenters" displayed his notions of felf, in a short time, perfectly easy in the grounds of diffent, and the proper cistumstances, he looked out for one character and policy of a religious lect; worthy to, thare his happiness with and these, with a great variety of conhim; and this person he found in Mifs troverdial and polemic writings, preMary Wilkinson, daughter of Mr. Wil sented to the world his views of the kinson, of Berlham Foundery, near Chriftian difpenfation, Wrexham, a lady of good understand- Notwithanding he was thus ening, and of amiable manners.
gagéd, he found time to profecute his Mr. Pr eftley was now in a situation experimental enquiries, and these were to give full fcope to his dispolition for conducted with such rapidity and lucliterary pursu-ts and philosophical re- cers, that, in fullowing him in his casearch; and the publinations which he reer, it is impossible not to bear in mind speed ly offered to the world proved his prototype, the great Bacon. His the extent of his application and researches on the subject of air are fo thought, and the originality of his ge- numerous and important, that they nius. One of the first and not the forin, as it were, a new æra in the hil Jeast of these works, which lerved to tory of natural ph losophy. This eladiftinguith the nature of his studies, fic rarefied fluid, lo neceffary to the was a Chart of Biography, in which he exiftence of the vegetable and animal ingeniously presents to the eye a pro- worlds, was little known to the wilest portional duration, and a chronological of us, till Dr. Priestley's discoveries existence, of perions the most eminent and familiar experiments were publith