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fcpifcubtes ; ~ . and it was evident in fcis conversation ] , as it is in his writings that he was ho comfnon * place tbifiker &&d observer . In a moral and religions view , he attained to great eminence of characters Firm , upright , inde ^
pendent , he was , at the samfe timej kind and tender in his feelings , candid in his judgments , cordial and steadfast in his
friendships , and , generous and beneficent in his various intercourses with the world * The purity of his mind , his disinterestedness and self-denial ^ and the ' zeal which he fconstantly exercised for the accomplishment of important obi
jects , were the genuine fruits' of Christian piety and faith . His devotion was a principle and habit ; tmd his consistency of conduct procured him general respect ; while , united with the valuable qualities already enumerated , it cemented and increased the
attachment of / those whoi had the happiness of knowing him in pri * . vate life . Nothing so much distinguished him from the ~ bulk * of the professors of Christianity , and even from many of his brethren in the
tninistry , as his ardent love of religious truth . To discover and tonimunddate the pure doctrines of the gospel , and to promote their efficacy upon the human character were purposes for which be spared neither time nor c&se > neither car *
ly preposefcsions nor personal torn * forts and expectations . A . sotind understanding er ( a&led > him * to form a satisfactory and mature judgment upon point * of theblogieal dilute t his inquiries ! into idigious subjects Were cariied on
in the spirit of religion i &hd it wS $ some presumption of ihe truth - of the doctrines which he fcealotislV enforced , that fhey were embr&fc £ d by a person of such qualificatiotfsi and in such circmstances * While lie avowed them with fortitude , h 4
inculcated them in love . Nd > man was less disposed to censui'e others for using that liberty of private dpiftfofr which he claimed and ^ exercised himself : but nO
m&n was more hostile to dishonourable concealitient and accom * modation ; no 6 ne was more faith- * ful to the obligations of Christians and Protestants ; and he might
truly have said , with the excellent Dr . John Jebb , "It is not mf * nature to give way to expediency at the expense of right . Moderation , ' when real , I honour : but timidity , or craft , under that ap * pearance , 1 detest */'
The sermons of M , r . Kenrick Were plain and scriptural ; iiiteK ligible to hearers of hUmble capaw city and attainments , but ifistruotiVe and acceptable likewise to iri £ h
of reading aiftd 'renectioii ; r $ tid , they treated ; with b&ppy variety , upon devotional ^ practjical ^ nd doctrinal . s ^ lye'dts ; * Of 4 he * superior excellence both of his
distolirses &nd his expositions the public has r \ OW an opportunity of jtidgr iftg ; nor have the two volumes of the former , which made their ap-|> earance in 1805 + failed of obtain * ing the approbation of persons who are sigtially qualified todepfda
upon their mferits . Every other part of the pastorsfl oflice was discharged by ' Mri ICenrick in a \§ ry cx ^ txiplmy manner . Tb tti b ii ^ - rirdvement of the yowTig people pf his congreg&tioA his time *\\ 4
. * Mgoipiri ( j ? . 185 . ) prefixed to ' -the first VoL of his Woiks ^
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Memoirs of the late Rev . Timothy Kenricfk # 5
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Feb. 2, 1808, page 65, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2389/page/9/