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REV « EDWABD EVANfiON , A . M « THE Rev . Edward Evanson was born at Wafrington , Lancashire , the 21 st of April , 1731 . When he was about three years old , his father removed from thence to MacclesfielcJ ,
Cheshire , where he opened a commercial school , which a £ conducted with much success and reputation , having consider rable talents for this department of education ; it was from this circumstance , that Mr . Simpson in his reply to the Dissonance , was led into the mistake , that Macclesfield was the
place of the author ' s nativity . The Rev . John Evanson , rec * tor of Mitcham , Surry , was his paternal uncle , and kept a classical school in that village . When Edward was about 7 years of age , he offered to take charge of his education , and being a batchdior , to adopt him as his . son ; to this proposal his father consented , having then the prospect of a large family , which was afterwards realized , for Edward was the
eldest , and his brother John , now living in London , the youngest of fifteen children . In the month of July , 1738 , his uncle paid a visit to his hrother at Macclesfield , and on his return , brought his nephew with him to Mitcham * He sooq discovered that he was a boy of talents much above the common rate , for he made a rapid progress in acquiring the rudiments of the Latin and Greek languages . This determined
his uncle to educate him for the church , and being well prepared by a classical school education , in March , 1745 , he entered him at Emanuel College , Cambridge , Here , applying to his studies with great diligence , from the natural acutenesg of his mind , and a very tenacious * memory , he made such progress , in learning and science , as to render himself mucfct
respected , and in January , 1749 , oh taking his batchelor ' s degree , he acquired a considerable share of academical repiw tation and honour . He was strongly urged to prosecute hie studies , and continue at College till he could take his master ' s degree ; inclination and the pleasing prospect of some valuably
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* - ' V 'THE ' ~ MONTH LY REPGSITORY OP Theology and General Literature .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1806, page unpag, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1720/page/1/