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full forty years , devoted her fprturies , time and labours to promote "What she believes to be the truth : though I cannot but hope it will be a place for more rational inquirers after she drops into ^ her grave . "
This venerable lady was at that time " turned eighty , but hale and sensible for that age . " And though she might for a moment be soothed by a glimpse of hope of the ultimate restoration of a darling child , it
was not to be expected that Mr . Lindsay ' s conversation would make any ; permanent impression upon her mind . He afterwards speaks of his aged friend as " still in the depths of mysticism and methodism , though she was become more moderate
towards those who held different opinions . " Nor does it appear that any material change ever took place in Lady Huntingdon ' s religious views , though the abuse of her generosity by some persons in whom she had placed a confidence which
they did not deserve , made it necessary for her , in some measure , to restrain her munificence , and gave rise to a report that she had deserted the methodist connexion . " Pp . 2 , 3 . Note .
Under the patronage of Lady Betty and Lady Ann Hastings , of the above-mentioned noble fa . mily , young Lindsey was placed at the grammar school at Leeds , then under the care of the Rev .
Mr . Barnard ; a gentleman of great eminence both for learning and piety , who devoted himself to the honourable and arduous duties of his profession , and to whuse superior talents and exemplary assiduity his grateful pupil was wont to ascribey under Divine
Providence , not only ail his lUerary attainments ^ but almost all thai wqs honourable and right in &ie personal character . (< P . 34 . ) Thin pleasing fact , so creditable to Mr . Ltnd&ey , deserves also tp be » cc < wr < ted in honour of hi * tutor ,
and as an encouragement to th , e teachers of youth to reckon confidently upon the success , in many instances , of their faithful labours , and particularly of their virtuous examples .
Prepared by the instructions of such a master , Mr . Lindscy , \ n the 18 th year of his a ^ e , was admitt < q ! at St . John ' s Collegp , in Cambridge , May 21 , 1741 . Here he soon attracted such notice and
respect , that he was recommended to Dr . Reynolds , Bishop of Lin . coin , as a tutor to his grandson , whom , at an early age , he sent to the university . Of the pupil , still living , we have the following interesting sketch :
" Mr . Reynolds , after having finished his education at the university , was taken by the late Lord Sandwich as his private secretary to Aix la Chapelle , "where he remained during the negociation of the celebrated treaty , "which takes
its name from that city . After his return to England , declining the engagements of public life , he retired to his estate at Little Paxton , in Huntingdonshire . There he still
resides , and amidst the high estimation in which he is universally and deservedly held , both for his public and his private virtues , he justly regards it as not the least of his honours to be known as one of the
earliest friends and warmest admirers of the venerable Theophilus Lkidsey . ** ' I recollect , * says this gentleman in a letter with which he favoured the writer of this memoir , * that Mr . Lindsey excelled in College exercises ; that he was
singularly pious ; that he attended the chapel prayers , and monthly received the sacrament . His manners were mild and gentle , and his conversation was of a serious turn , but agreeable , and sought by his fellowstudents . 1 have reason to believe tlrat he' obtained the highest ho *
Review . —Belsharn ' s Memoirs of Lindsey . 49
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1813, page 49, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2424/page/49/