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The late Dr . Zouch ( whose death was recently announced ) was a gentleman , of considerable literary attainments . He was of Trinity College , Cambridge—took his B . A . degree 1761 , and was third Wrangler of the year—proceeded to M . A . 1764 , and D . Tl > . 18 O 2 T . In 1765 he gained the Seatonian Prize , The Crucifixion .
Persecution ' of the French Protestants . Library , Redcross Street , Tuesday , Nov . Zl , 1815 . At an Extraordinary Meeting of the General Body of Protestant Dissenting Ministers of the Three
Denominations , summoned to take into consideration the propriety of applying to his Majesty ' s Government to interpose their good offices with the Government of France , for the Protection of the French
Protestants , who appear to be suffering the most violent and inhuman persecution on account of their attachment to that Religion , in defence of which our Forefathers shed their blood , Rev . D . Taylor , in the Chair , It was unanimously resolved , 1 . That we have learned from our holy religion , and from happy experience that liberty of conscience and of religious worship , is one of the best blessings of the Almighty Creator .
2 . That enjoying this inestimable blessing ourselves through the signal mercy of Divine Providence , and the equity and liberality of the legislature and government of these realms , we cannot but desire its universal
extension . 8 . That we are prompted by the liveliest sympathy to take an interest in the condition of our Protestant
brethren on the Continent of Europe , whose fathers , in concert with our own , at the period of the Reformation , recovered the precious rights of conscience at theexpence of their property and lives .
4 . Tfhat we , had hoped from the experience of the inefficaqy , impolicy awd impiety of persecution , and from the spread jof knowledge throughout Europe , that the time was at Jength
come when religious liberty was universally acknowledged to be the inalienable birth-right of every human being . i 5 . That we have learned with astonishment and grief the ' state of our Protestant brethren in the South of
France , who are suffering under the horrors of persecution—their dwell ings and property ravaged or consumed , numbers of them driven into exile , their pastors silenced , their temples shut up , their children dragged from the arms of their parents , in
order to be're-baptized according to the Roman Catholic ritual , and whole families brutally massacred . 6 . That our surprise and horror at these merciless deeds are aggravated by the recollection that the present government of France has been in a
great measure restored aud sustained by - 'British treasure , British valour , and British blood , exertions and sacrifices , which his Majesty * s government has avowedly made for the promotion and preservation of the peace
independence and happiness of all Europe , and which must be considered as made in vain , if our French / Protestant brethren be not protected by the restored government of France , from the fury of savage persecutors , whether single or combined .
7 . That we are not uninformed , that the events which we behold , with so much concern and alarm , are attempted to be accounted for and excused by the state of political parties in France—but that whilst , as ministers
of religion , we hold it to be a sacred duty to stand aloof from all political factions , whether at home or abroad , we cannot suffer this pretext to deaden our sympathy with our suffering Protestant brethren—because the history of persecution in all ages « hews , that
Intelligence . —Persecution of the French Protestants . 45
About thirty years ago he published - an enlarged edition of " Walton s Lives of Donne , Wotton , " &c . in 4 to ; and in 1808 , " The Life of Sir Philip Sidney . "—It is said the Doctor refused a Bishopric some years ago , on account of his age and bodily infirmities * He was uncle to the Earl of iLonsdale . 1
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1816, page 45, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2448/page/45/