Life of Philip Doddridge, D. D. : with notices of some of his contemporaries, and specimens of his style
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HKAK'\1,1 University of California. z/lccessions No. CLns No. (p/Jl^3o LIFE PHILIP DODDRIDGE, D.D., WITH NOTICES OF SOME OF HIS COTEMPORARIES, AND SPECIMENS OF HIS STYI^E. at [Dr. Doddridge's Church, Northampton.] a. M.By D. HARSHA, A., STAR OP BETHLEHEM; A GUIDE TO THE SAVIOUR; ORATORS ANDEMINENT STATESMEN,' ETC. E ONLY FOR Qod's GLORY.'—Doddridge. HILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT & CO 1 869. _D7// Entered to Act of in theaccording Congress, year 1864, by D. A. HARSHA, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of New York. PREFACE ardentTo of refined and of sincere andminds, piety,persons it must afford and to thegreat pleasure profit study carefully a name 'oncharacter and of Philiplife, Doddridge,writings benevo-which all who have with the thesympathy generous, lent and devout will ever to The ofthe objectdelight linger.' to sketch the and char-the volume ispresent personal history to some account of hisacter of this excellent divine; give and totimes and of some of his distinguished cotemporaries ; of hisa few choice specimens style.present andThe author has aimed to a succinctclear, compre-give andhensive account of the events in the active valu-principal able of Dr. in withlife order,Doddridge, chronological special and scenesreference to the interesting, touching melancholy of his last till the hour 'without one cloudwhen,days, happy his its to God.

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HKAK'\1,1
University of California.
z/lccessions No. CLns No.
(p/Jl^3oLIFE
PHILIP DODDRIDGE, D.D.,
WITH
NOTICES OF SOME OF HIS COTEMPORARIES,
AND SPECIMENS OF HIS STYI^E.
at
[Dr. Doddridge's Church, Northampton.]
a. M.By D. HARSHA, A.,
STAR OP BETHLEHEM; A GUIDE TO THE SAVIOUR;
ORATORS ANDEMINENT STATESMEN,' ETC.
E ONLY FOR Qod's GLORY.'—Doddridge.
HILADELPHIA:
LIPPINCOTT & CO
1 869._D7//
Entered to Act of in theaccording Congress, year 1864, by
D. A. HARSHA,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States
for the Northern District of New York.PREFACE
ardentTo of refined and of sincere andminds, piety,persons
it must afford and to thegreat pleasure profit study carefully
a name 'oncharacter and of Philiplife, Doddridge,writings
benevo-which all who have with the thesympathy generous,
lent and devout will ever to The ofthe objectdelight linger.'
to sketch the and char-the volume ispresent personal history
to some account of hisacter of this excellent divine; give
and totimes and of some of his distinguished cotemporaries ;
of hisa few choice specimens style.present
andThe author has aimed to a succinctclear, compre-give
andhensive account of the events in the active valu-principal
able of Dr. in withlife order,Doddridge, chronological special
and scenesreference to the interesting, touching melancholy
of his last till the hour 'without one cloudwhen,days, happy
his its to God. The dates andof gloom,' spirit winged way
circumstances connected with his most important pub-leading
lications are also with brief criticisms on theirgiven, peculiar
merits.
Some of the ofgems Doddridge's epistolary correspondence,
on a of are inter-matters,throwing light variety interesting
narrative. It is ofwoven with the biographical worthy remark,
that some of his earlier written in the midst of ruralletters,
in his free and fresh communion with nature,delights, display
more of the beauties of and of than his laterimagination style
of the andone,writings, reminding frequently, easy, graceful
letters of and some othervigorous Pope, Gray, distinguished
writers of the classic of Anne and I. TheQueenage George
remark Mr. has madewhich Morell respecting Doddridge is,
we that 'none who have read his earlier cor-think, true,very
can that if he had tochosen direct therespondence doubt,LIFE OF DR. DODDRIDGE.4
bent of his to works of and taste he couldgenius imagination
have rivalled some of the most wits of thatsprightly polished
carried on an extensive withage.' Doddridge correspondence
eminent and such as Samuelmany theologians literary men,
David Isaac John Far-Watts,Clarke, Jennings, Barker, Hugh
Daniel Dr.mer, Bishop Warburton, Neal, Benjamin Fawcett,
Robert William NathanielStonehouse, Blair, Seeker, Lardtier,
Gilbert and Samuel Davies. As an instance of hisWest, large
we his own words on one 'Ioccasion;correspondence quote
marshalled unanswered and found them one hun-letters,my
dred and near of which reached me since Fri-six, one-quarter
noon it was then and all thisday (and Monday evening),
I have written between and letters the lastthough fifty sixty
fourteen with own nohand,days, my having secretary.'
As it is to trace the of intellectual dis-interesting progress
in the author has beenminds, careful to men-cipline superior
tion some of the books whichprincipal Doddridge studied,
his and which aided instudent-life, theespecially during
of his mental and in his taste.development powers, forming
it will be was a but didas heDoddridge, seen, great reader;
not a book he reflected on whatperuse superficially ; carefully
read and endeavored at the same time to make thehe stores
of thus accumulated subservient to some valuableknowledge
—^^to the of hispractical purpose improvement understanding
In of hisand heart. the his studi-early days ministry, during
ous in a rural he writes to his brother-in-law :retreat,pursuits
it most useful to and and'I find wouldjoin reading reflection,
either or others.'not Whenentirely depend upon myself
is with tosuch a course we canpursued regard reading readily
'Hall : No law bindswith old us to read all butBishop ;say
take in andthe more we can the will be ourdigest, greater
The criticisms of on some of theimprovement.' Doddridge
he his show abooks read, student-life, fineduring frequently
taste and a of the beauties of cele-literai'y just appreciation
brated authors.