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He had the Sine-cure Rectory of Folkton, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, given him by the Lord Chancellor (Earl of Northington) on the recommendation of Mr. Allen, of Prior Park, near Bath, November 2, He published the Letters on Chivalry and Romance this year.
Dialogues on Foreign Travel ing
And Letter to Dr. Leland of Dublin in He was made Preacher of Lincoln's Inn, on the recommendation of Mr. Charles Yorke, &c. November 6,
Was collated to the Archdeaconry of Gloucester, on the death of Dr. Geekie, by
He took the degree of D. D. at Cam
bridge Commencement this year.
He published the Sermons on Prophecy
His Mother died Feb. 27, 1773, æt. 88. 1773
And was made Preceptor to the Prince 1776 of Wales and his brother Prince Frederick, the 5th of June the same year.
Preached before the Lords, December
13, 1776, first Fast for the war.
He lost his old and best friend, Bishop Warburton, June 7th
He published the 2d and 3d Volumes of Sermons in
These three Volumes were published at the desire of the Bench of Lincoln's Inn. He was elected Member of the Royal Society of Gottingen, January 11
The Bishop of Winchester [Dr. Thomas died Tuesday, May 1, 1781. Received a gracious letter from his Majesty the next morning, by a special messenger from Windsor, with the offer of the See of Worcester, in the room of Bishop North, to be translated to Winchester, and of the Clerkship of the Closet, in the room of the late Bishop of Winchester.
On his arrival at Hartlebury Castle in July that year, resolved to put the Castle into complete order, and to build a Library, which was much wanted.
The Library was finished in
and furnished with a collection of books, late Bishop Warburton's, and ordered by his Will to be sold, and the value given to the Infirmary at Gloucester
To these, other considerable additions have been since made.
Archbishop Cornwallis died in 1783. Had the offer of the Archbishoprick from his Majesty, with many gracious expressions, and pressed to accept it; but humbly begged leave to decline it, as a charge not suited to his temper and talents, and much too heavy for him to sustain, especially in these times.
The King was pleased not to take offence at this freedom, and then to enter with him into some confidential conversation on the subject. It was offered to the Bishop of London, Dr. Lowth, and refused by him, as was foreseen, on account of his ill health. It was then given to Dr. Moore, Bishop of Bangor.
Added a considerable number of books to the new Library at Hartlebury in
Confirmed Prince Edward [their Majesties' 4th son] in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, May 14th, 1785