Item VI/ii/09 - A Collection of Psalms and Hymns extracted from various authors

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-VI/ii/09


A Collection of Psalms and Hymns extracted from various authors


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1760 (Publication)

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12mo, 1 volume

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MADAN, MARTIN, elder son of Lieut. -Col. Martin Madan MP, Hertingfordbury, Herts., Equerry and Groom of the Bedchamber to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Judith, dau. of Spencer Cowper (at school under Busby, qv); b.; adm. (aged 11) Oct 1736 (Hawkins'); left 1742; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 9 Feb 1742/3, Canoneer Student 28 Jun 1743 – void 22 Dec 1750; BA 1746; adm. Inner Temple 22 Dec 1741, called to bar 5 Feb 1747/8, left Inner Temple Jun 1757; ordained deacon (Winchester) Jun 1757; Curate, St. Saviour’s, Southwark 1757; Chaplain to The Lock Hospital, Hyde Park, London c. 1761 – c. 1780; closely associated with the Countess of Huntingdon; corresponded with John Wesley; travelled the country as a Calvinistic Methodist; author, Collection of psalms and Hymns, 1760, and Thelyphthora, 1780, in which he advocated polygamy; the ensuing controversy led him to resign from his hospital chaplaincy and retire to Epsom, Surrey; author numerous other works, some of which appeared anonymously; m. 21 Dec 1751 Jane, dau. of Sir Bernard Hale, Baron of the Exchequer (I); d. 2 May 1790. DNB.

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Access to rare books is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, in cases where the item in unavailable at another UK repository.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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2 volumes.

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GB 2014

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  • English


  • Latin


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