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The second edition of “ Practical Discourses upon the Lord's Prayer, preached before the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, by Thomas Mangey*, M.A.
against the author; but he contrived to evade punishment. His pext pubļication, intituled, “ The Memerial of the Church of England," declared the “ Church to be in danger;" which assertion was noticed by Queen Anne in one of her speeches from the throne, who deprecated the evil tendency of such doctrines. This pamphlet was proscribed by the House of Commons, and a copy of it burnt by the common hangman at the Royal Exchange; but he had the address again to elude the vengeance his works excited, and even the masked female, who conveyed his MS. to the printer, could never be discovered. In the publication of the “ Mercurius Politicus," he was less fortunate; that proeured him apartments in the Queen's-bench prison. An error in the indictment which followed, the simple change of an r for at, or “nor” for “not,” proved fatal to it: but the terrors of a writ of error which frowned on him, made a coward of his conscience, his perturbed spirits produced a fever, and that fever death, March 2, 1706. This catastrophe is said to have been accelerated by indignation at the dereliction of his friends the Tories. If this author had pursued his “ New System of Anatomy," or had directed his talents to the most valuable pursuits of literature, he would have been admired by posterity; for he possessed “ quick pregnant parts, well stored with learning, and improved by good conversation ;" his style was admired even by his enemies. He published in 1703, “ Historia Anglo-Scotica, or an impartial History of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland,” dedicated to Sir Edward Seymour, bart. comptroller, with an inflammatory preface; but doth not inform us how he obtained the manuscript. It was burnt at Edinburgh, as his Memorial had been before at London. This book, which is now scarce, has been notwithstanding received into libraries even in Scotland. Dr. Drake also wrote a comedy called “ The Sham Lawyer," founded on two plays of Fletcher's, and which was acted at the Theatre Royal in 1697. See Noble's Continuation of Granger, I. 230.
* Thomas Mangey, fellow of St. John's college, Cambridge, B. A. there 1707 ; M. A. 1711; LL. D. 1719; D.D. 1725 ;. rec. tor of St. Nicholas, Guildford, 1717; rector of St. Mildred's, Bread-street, and chaplain at Whitehall, was early distinguished by his “ Practical Discourses upon the Lord's Prayer; first printed by Mr. Bowyer in 1716; as were also the second and third editions, in 1717 and 1721; and in 1718 “ Remarks upon Nazarenus." In January 1718-19, he published “ Plain Notions of our Lord's Divinity," a sermon preached on Christmas-day; in June 1719, “ The eternal Existence of our Lord Jesus Christ," a Visitation Sermon; in October that year, “ The Holiness of Christian Churches," a sermon preached at Sunderland, on consecrating a new church there; and “ The providential Sufferings
Chaplain at Whitehall, and Fellow of St. John's College in Cambridge;" published by the special order of the Bench. 8vo.
of good Men," a 30th of January sermon before the House of Commons, 1719-20. Dr. Mangey published " A Defence of the Bishop of London's Letter, 1719," 8vo; and, besides the Sermons already mentioned, printed five single ones, in 1716, 1726, 1729; 1731, and 1733.-The following letter to Dr. Waller the physician is printed from the original :
“Dear Doctor, I am glad of this opportunity of kissing your hand, and telling you something in your profession which is the whole talk of the town. The Small-pox for these two months hath raged here more universally and fatally than for some years last past; which hath occasioned some reflections upon the most eminent physicians, especially Dr. Mead and Dr. Freind, who have affected some singularity in their practice upon that distemper. But one Dr. Dover, a man unknown in the faculty, and who hath been a sea-captain for many years, hath contributed very greatly to the diminution of their reputation. He was accidentally called in very lately to one Mrs, Corbot, who had been given over by Dr. Mead, who said she would die in a few hours. This new Doctor affirmed she was murdered by the Physicians, ordered the blisters (being six in number) to be taken off, sends for an operator, and with some difficulty persuades him to take as much blood as he could, which amounted to sixteen ounces. He then takes her out of bed, and orders her clean linen; after that gives her a large draught of sherry, orange, and water, which operated so well, that in two hours time she shewed the signs of recovery, and is now in a very hopeful way. He hath observed the same method with like success with several persons of quality this week, and is as vet in very great vogue. He pretends to have learned the method of cure in the West Indies, where no one is known to die of the Small-pos; and only saith that a greater quantity of blood is to be taken away here, upon account of more luxurious living. He declaims against his brethren of the faculty with public and great vehemence; and particularly against purging and blistering in the distemper, which he affirms to be the death of thousands. It is probable you have received a more particular account from some more able hand; but I promise myself you will excuse this well-meant impertinence from one who hath a respect for the faculty upon your account, and is, with a very sincere esteem, dear Doctor, Lord Bishop of London's,
“ Your faithful humble servant,
your Westminster, March 4, 1720.
“Tho. Manger." Mayll, 1721, he was presented to a prebend (the fifth stall) in the cathedral church at Durham, being at that time styled “ LL. D. chaplain to Dr. Robinson bishop of London, and vicar of Eal. ing in the county of Middlesex.” Mr. Granger, in his account
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“The Christian Religion as professed by a Daughter of the Church of England si. e. Mrs. Astell7. London: printed by W. B. for R. Wilkin *, at the King's Head, in St. Paul's Church-yard,” 8vo.
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of Bishop Crewe (Biog. Hist. 8vo. vol. IV. p. 285) says, “ He gave Dr. Mangey a prebend of Durham, for a flattering dedication prefixed to a Sermon, which, as Dr. Richard Grey, then his domestic chaplain, assured Mr. George Ashby, he never read. He was fully satisfied with the dedication." He was advanced to the first stall of Durham, Dec. 22, 1722 ; and was one of the seven Doctors in Divinity created July 6, 1725, when Dr. Bent. ley delivered the famous Oration prefixed to his Terence; and at the end of 1726 he circulated proposals for an edition of Philo Judæus, which he completed in 1742. He died March 11, 1754-5. His manuscript remarks on the New Testament came into the possession of Mr. Bowyer, who extracted from them many short notes, which are inserted in his volume of “ Conjectures” under the signature of Anonym. Dr. Mangey married Dorothy, daugh, ter of Archbishop Sharp; by whom he had one son, John, vicar of Dunmow in Essex 1754; and a prebendary of St. Paul's. Mrs. Mangey died in July 1780; and her son in November 1782. See Gent. Mag. vol. L. p. 394 ; vol. LII. p. 551.
* “ He is a bookseller of good reputation, and is scrupulous in doing the least injustice; neither was he less accomplished in the art of obedience whilst he was an apprentice, than that of government since he has been a master. He is devout at prayers, and reverent and attentive in hearing, and is not only a true son of the Church, but also a resolute champion in behalf of the hierarchy, as well remembering that prophetic apophthegm of James I. No Bishop no King; and to convince us of the great respect he bears to the pious memory of Charles I. he has lately published Several Evidences which have not yet appeared in the Controversie, concerning EIKNN BAETAIKH, produced in a Letter to the Reverend Mr. Wagstaffe.” Dunton, p. 314. + Mr. Bowyer's corrector of the press was usually a Nonjuring
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* This learned Divine and Platonic Philosopher was born in 1657 at Colingborne-Kingston in Wiltshire, of which place his father, Mr. John Norris, was then minister. He bred his son first at Winchester school, and afterwards sent him to Exeter college in Oxford, where he was admitted in 1676; but was elected fellow of All Souls in 1680, soon after he had taken his degree of B. A. From his first application to Philosophy, Plato became his favourite author ; by degrees he grew deeply enamoured with beauties in that divine writer as he thought him, and took an early occasion to communicate his ideal happiness to the publick, by printing an English translation of “ The Picture of Love unveiled, 1682." He commenced M. A. in 1684; and the same year opened a correspondence with that Icarned mystic divine Dr. Henry More, of Christ's college in Cambridge. He had also a correspondence with the excellent Lady Masham, and the ingenious Mrs. Astell. He resided at his college, and had been in holy orders only five years, when he was presented to the rectory of Newton St. Loe in Somersetshire, 1689; upon which occasion he entered into matrimony, and resigned his fellowship. In 1691, his distinguished merit procured him the rectory of Bemerton near Sarum. This living, upwards of 2001. a year, came very seasonably to his growing family, and was the more acceptable, for the easiness of the parochial duty, which gave him leisure to make an addi. tion to his revenues by the fruits of his genius; the activity of which produced a large harvest, that continued increasing till 1710. But he seems to have fallen a martyr, in some measure, to this activity; for, towards the latter end of his life, he grew very infirm, and died in 1711, in his 55th year, at Bemerton. He was interred in the chancel of that church ; where there is a handsome marble monument erected to his memory with the following inscription : “ H. S. E. Johannes Norris, parochise hujus rector, ubi annos viginti bene latuit curæ pastorali et literis vacans, quo in recessu sibi posuit latè per orbem sparsa ingenii pariter ac pietatis monumenta. Obiit An. Dom. 1711, ætatis 54." His works are very numerous.
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* The Author's name does not appear in the title-page; but the dedication, to the Duke of Ormond, is signed E. Fenton.
+ This amiable prelate, born at Slapton in Northamptonshire about 1662, was admitted on the foundation at Westminster 1676; elected at Christ-church, Oxford, where he became a student, in 1680; B. A. tbere 1684; M. A. 1697; B. D. 1694, In that year he was appointed preacher at Lincoln's Inn; and in 1697 preacher of Boyle's Lectures. The substance of eight sermons on this occasion he published, in 1697, in ope continued discourse, as a defence of Religion in general against Atheism ; and a second part in 1699, against the Deists. He commenced D.D. in 1700, being then chaplain to the speaker Harley ; in 1702, published “ Some Considerations concerning the Trinity a and became a canon of Christ Church. In 1707 he first pubJished his “ Christian Institutes ;" an excellent anniversary ser. mon preached at the mceting of the Charity Schools in London ; and a third edition of his “ Considerations on the Trinity," comprising an answer to Collins, who had attacked that work. He was chosen proctor in convocation for Christ Church in 1711, and appointed chaplain to the Queen. In 1714 he published