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Norrisiau Professor of Divinity , an . d Au-% hpi ' 0 of Lectures on the Thirty-Nine Articles ; Farmer , well kpowa among Shakspeare critic ? and book collectors ; Paley ; Tyrrwhitt , the well known Unitarian , who shewed his zeal for the University by leaving at his death £ 4000 for
the encouragement of Hebrew literature ; Pearce , afterwards Master of Jesus College , and Dean of Ely . The colleagues > yere not , however , all agreed in the ap ^ probation of the plan , for we find by Dr . . Jebb ' s account of the proceedings of thesq times , that Dr . Hallifax and Mr . Farmer . ** did all in their pqwer to obstruct and
distress their brethren , " Farmer declaring that the proposed grace " would be the ruin of the University , and shake the foundations of the constitution in church and state . " In consequence of the appouHment of tbe syndicate , nineteen resolutions were proposed , which were s ^ l rejected , there being for the first
six , Ayes 43—Noes 47 . For , the next £ ye , Ayes 41—Noes 48 . For the next eight , Aye / s 38—Noes 4 . 9 , Some other attempts were made , but equally failed , smti no alteration took place till the year 1-780 , when another day wa # added for p ^ a . minations , and more stress was laid ugH > B Natural Law and Moral Philosophy ,
a . nd particularly on Loc ] ke on the Human Understanding . In 1775 , Mr . Lambert quitted the Assistant Tutorship , and 1777 lpft College to superintend the education of Sir John Fleming Leicester , B ^ art , smd his brothers , residing with them at l ^ ady Leicester ' s , partly ia London and partly at Tabley , ia Cheshire , In 1780 ,
he resigned-the Greek Professorship , and returned ; to College with Sir John Leicesr Ujr in * 17 * 82 . His connexion with the Leicester family coufcinuedtjjl 1787 , when the , two younger brothers , Henry and Clerks , took their Bachelor ' s degree , from vtfhick time he resided principally in College , making occasional excursions on visits to his numerous friends in
different parts of the , island . In 1789 he was appointed Bur sax of the College , which be held for 10 years from this UiD £ . To nearly the end of his life he was punctual in his attendance at the amtual examinations , as also at the examinations for scholarships and felloWr tihips . Mr . Lambert , though well versed
in tbe severer studies of the University * pa& xooce attention to polite literature fui 4 tteology . To the latter subject hia CQimckuatipus scrupiea necessarily raad ^ hi « b devote much of , hia time , and it was not till after a thorough examination of t&B Scriptures that lie gave up the doctrine * oj Athauasius , and adopted in their 9 tead tins precepts of our Saykmr accordr
ing to the true principle of Protestants , tnat from the Bible and from the Bible only , their religion is established ; and though be sacrificed much to his conscience , the consequent losses did not excite a moment ' s regret , aud no one seems to have followed better the
apostolical precept , Rejoice evermore . Natural History in every branch was among his favourite pursuits . The elegant and moral turn of his mind i& well known to those friends to whom on various occasions he communicated those poeticaj effusions which never failed to unite instruction with amusement . He
particularly endeared himself to the young , who never lost their regard for him in after age . His cheerfulness did not forsake him to the last , and after a weil » spent life , he left this world with the utmost resignation to tbe Divine will and the Christian , hope , that he should in a future life he admitted to participate in
the glories of his Saviour . Though he outlived many of his friends , sufficient are left to cherish his memory with the recollection of his virtues , thajt integrity of character , amiably disposition , and highly gifted min / d * for which he was so
eminently distinguished . He departed this life on the 28 th of April , at the house of his beloved friend and relative , Mr . Carter , at Fersfield , in thq county of Norfolk , and was buried , agreeably to his wish , in the . parish church of that village .
353 Obituary + ^ Rev . William Moon .
June 8 , aged 50 , the Rev . William Moon . He was a native of Dover , and trained for the Ministry on the General Baptist Education Society , then under the superintendence of Dr . Evans , of Islington . Having assisted the Rev .
Joseph Brown , ( a pupil of Doddridge , ) he at length succeeded him , and was near twenty years pastor of the General Baptist Congregation at Deptford . Here he enjoyed the patronage and friendship of that excellent man , the late Samuel Brent , Esq ., at whose expense the chapel was
repaired and beautified . This ancient place of worship had the honour of witnessing the labours of Dr . John Galey whose ( earned reply to Dr . Walton Infant Baptism is still m high estimation , and was lately re published for the benefit of ^ the Christian world . Mr . Moon had ,
about two years ago , a paralytic seizure , from which he never l-ecovered . He , however , continued , though under the pressure of ftebHifcy , to discharge the duties of a Christian wfmister till the time of his decease . The Sabbath piecedHig his dissolution he , ajtojinistered the Lord ' s
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 358, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/46/