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Died , October 5 th > at Bew ^ U ley iji Worcestershire- SAMUEL KENRICK , Esq . This excellent man was the third son of the Rev . Jqhrt Kenrick , Minister of the Dissenting Congregation at Wrexh £ m in Denbighshire , and
was born at Wynnehall , in the same county , in the year 1728 . Having received his preparatory education in that neighbourhood * , he was sent , in the year 1743 , to the University of Glasgow . This
circumstance gave a colour lo » all the events of his succeeding life : and he always regarded it sts most kindly ordered for him by Providence . Having passed through
the classes of languages and philosophy , he entered the Divinity Hall , and attended the lectures of the celebrated Dr . Leechman , who had beeti recently elected to the theological chair ,, after violent
opposition from his ^ orthodox brethren . Time past lightly on with Mr . K . while he pursued his studies . The period pf academical education and the place where it has been carried on , seldom fail to
be remembered with regret and affection by an ingenuous mind , — being endeared by two of the highest pleasures which a human being can enjoy , the acquisition of knowledge and the formation of friendship . In the mind , of ; Mr ,
K . these feelings were peculiarly strong- —be ing brightened ; perhaps , by the contrast between the studies of his youth and the business to which his later years we ' re , dew voted . Even when he was on the verge of eighty ^ accident having , renewed his connection with the
University , his affection for his Alma Mater revived with Una * bated strength ; and he was die ., lighted to compare its present in-
stitutions and numbers ^ with those of his own day , of wjhich he re «* tained a most accurate remem , brance . It was at college that his acquaintance began with Dr «
Wodrow who was also studying under Dr * Leecbm ^ n , and who has given , so interesting an accouat of his master , in t ) ie Memoir prefixed to his Posthumous Sermons .
Similarity pf temper and pursuits sx > on ripened their acquaintance into the . closest friendship , wfyich only the death of Dr . Wodrow interrupted . ( £ > ee M . R * vol ., vi . p .
122 )* They were accustomed to meet after-the hour of lecture , to compare and correct the potes which they had taken , and to pursue , the ideas which their teacher
had suggested . Mr . Kenrick never spoke of . Dr . Leechman but with enthusiastic affection ; regarding himself as indebted to him for those rational and animating views of God and of the Christian Revelation , which he early em * braced and cherished to the end
of life . His vacations were spent with his near relation , the Rev . Rob . Millar ^ minister of the Abbey Church , Paisley , the learned author of the Histyry of the Propa * gatjon of Christianity .
Mr . K . contjpqed at Glasgow till the year 17 ^ 0 , when he , was engaged as Tutor to the two sons of James Milliken , Esq . of Millie ken , in , Renfrewshire . Wjth the elder of the ^ e ypung rpen he set QUt in the spring pjf IT ^ O ,, to make a tour on the CpQtinent . At the
Hague , fye became acquainted with the learned translator of Mosheira , who gaye hiqa much valuable in « formation respecting the route which he was to pursue . From Holland ( as we \ vere at w ^ tr with Frauc ? e ) they past through part o £
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1812, page 9, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1744/page/9/