The Works of the Rev Daniel Waterland

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 400 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SECTION II. Dr. Watkrland's Birth, Education, And Academical LIFE. DR. Daniel Waterland was born at Walesby in the Lindsey division of Lincolnshire, on the 14th of February 1683, being second son, by a second wife, of the Reverend Henry Waterland, rector of that parish, and also of Flixborough, not far distant fromit. In his earliest years, he appears to have discovered hopeful talents. He was taught to read by his father's curate, Mr. Sykes, at Flixborough; and is said to have read surprisingly well, when only four years of age. After this, he was instructed by his father in the first rudiments of grammar; and was then sent to the free-school at Lincoln, at that time in great repute. Under the two successive masters of that school, Mr. Samuel Garmstone and Mr. Anthony Read, he made great proficiency, and was highly esteemed for his uncommon diligence and talents. Besides the ordinary exercises required of By the following extracts from the register of Magd. Coll. Cambridge it appears, that this Mr. Henry Waterland was also a scholar of that college, on Wray's foundation, son of a Lincolnshire Clergyman, and educated at Kirton in that county. June 28, 1656. Henricus Waterland filius Johannis Waterland, Presb. de Braughton in com. Lincoln, annum agens 16. e schola publica Kertonensi admissus est pensionarius. Tutore Magistro Hill.?June 1657. Ego Henricus Waterland electus et ad- missus fur in discipulum hujus collegii pro domino Christophero Wray. him, he frequently performed others, at the request of his preceptors, with such success, that they were handed abroad for the honour of the school. . With the learning thus acquired, he was admitted at Magdalene college, Cambridge, March 30th, 1699, having then but recently completed his 16th yearb. ...

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