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been zealously ; labouritfgz tb crfeodursge and restrain by an exspaaire- of U » 5 toai * rors aud it& iniquity ;
ofl tta Bivitrer Beiirgv l ^ lii ' s * eotrtfetemfc was \ his support in ttie many affifttfre trials ; tor which he was * svtyjevted ? TBe strength &t Mb religious principles- wb » pat to a severe test by tth ?> losr aP Hfo only childj . the Re ? . T . BV firoadbeut , ( see Mont Repoa XW . p . 690 >) a' yo «« g man of great promise and' amiable character . This low he felfc most acutely ; -
bo * the pore and'correct religions principles he had imbibed supported him on tihis trying- occasion ; Mia constitution , however , received a shock' which if never recovered . From that period , indisposition began to . make inroads upon his health , and bodily- infirmities continued to-increase until they finally put a . period ' to his life . His mind remained-
unimpaired to the moment , of . his dissolution ; and a few days before he died , he expressed-Himself fti the warmest language of thank fulness ; to ? his Almighty Fatfier for . having , througln a longi lifey confeprecB upon him so many blessings , and- pavtU cularly for preserving , his mental ) powonsi to his lasd days , As ? her had : Ifredy so he died y oalnv placid peaceful ^ and > composed .
In / the latter , period ; of his nriuisterialt earner ,, hie formed ai class of young pep * sons in . the congregation , to whom he delivered ,, during two yeansy a series * o 4 lectures in a , plain .- and popular style , Itu ? which he gave a clear and : lucid view'of the Scriptures , Mr . Broadbent waer a » warm and intimate friend of . die Rerv
Thomas Belshanu Their friendshi p * commenced when he was ; only eighteen , and Continued unbroken until the hand of death , has for a time , snapfc asunder that bond ! which united : them in a congeniality ofi sentiment ^ of dispositions , of habita , and of virtues . Mir . Broadbent was interred on tft < y
following Thursday , in the Uditariam chapel at Warrington ^ and on Sunday , the 9 th iust ., the Rev . Edward Robinson Diroock delivered a very * able funeral discourse , to a crowded audience , &dui Hebrews xL 4 *
JbsEPH PtANn ,, Esa . Dec . 3 > at thai advanced , age of- 8 + r Joseph PiiANTU ,, Eaqv , FtR . Si ^ Vte- ^ Rrii * cipal Librariaaof theBiittoh Mkiseutn . , Mk . Planta waft bom om Feb . aL , 1744 ,. and ) wasi educated under thet personal supers vision of hia father , wiho was ) a , native o ^ S witzerland , and , held th £ offlc& of A ^ Httante Librarian at . the Museums lu tha early part ; of . hit life her pasted aonoe years . abfoacL He retumedl tot finglmnb Ut W % and ia the , following . yaj * y on
Rev . William Broadbent . Dec . 1 , at Latchford , near Harrington , aged 72 , the Rev . William BroaIdb&nt , who was pastor of the Unitarian congregation of Warrington upwards of thirty years . He was the eldest son of William and Elizabeth Buoadbentr , aiidwas born on the 28 th of August , 1755 . In August 1777 , he . entered aw Student ; in Divinity at the Dissenting . Academy at Daveutry , then under the direction of the Rev .
Thomas Kobihst ; aud , in June 1782 , finished his course of academical studies , la August ,, in the same yeaa ' , » he was chosen Classical . Tutor in thaf institution , to succeeds Mr , Taylor ,, who / had , resigned . In January 1784 , be resigned this appointment and accepted ^ that of Tutor in Mathematics , Natural Philosophy ^ and Lo gic . In November
1789 , he removed" to Northampton with the Academy , which was- then placed uuder the cave of the Rev . John Horsey , as successor to Mr . Belsham ,, wJio , from the purest principles of integrity , had , resigned the office of Principal and Theological . Tutor , on account of : the . change : which had taken place iu his theological sentiments .
Mr . Broadbent resigned his situation , on accepting an invitationr to settle at Warrington , where , he became ; the . pastor , of the congregation . He held this office until the spring of 1822 , when he was compelled , by indisposition and growing infirmities , to . resign .. Mr . Broadbent was always a close student ; , his favourite line of reading was in biblical criticism ,,
and he was intimately acquainted with , the best authors ,, ancient and modcru , who have devoted , themselves to scrift » - tural inquiries . To this circumstance ^ may be attributed hi » eminent usefulness as a preacher . When , he settled . at . Warr rington he was a moderate Ajrian . By his continued researches into ; the
Scriptures , he became dissatisfied with , the theological sentiments he had held , and in a few years became a , decided Unita ~ rian ; aud in time , succeeded in bringing , over the congregation , with the exception of three or four individuals , to his , own opinions .
The prevailing sentiment ; in his mind , and a favourite theme of his pulpit services and conversations , was the ; infinite mercy ; and goodness of Clod . He even delighted in expressing his full aud entire confidence in tho moral governmwit
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1828, page 59, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2556/page/59/