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Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - July 1, 1797, London, Middlesex T II E ABERDEEN MAGAZINE^- o R, UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY, for JULY, 1797. slight biographical sketches WCOt-> "Car Bnfto1 > 1;Ut at tMC SSC of the life of the c F. T. F V, rat Y. d �f tW'clve llC ta"Sht GrCck aild Latl" Mr. JOHN HENDERSON, or1 ia tlle collcSe ot Trevcka. Pembroke collecf, oxford. On his quitting Trcvc^a, iicrcturni cd to his father, who then rehded at THIS was one of the moil extra- King, wood, and kept a boarding fchool ordinary characters which have for feme years. After this, he cpen- appeared upon the ftage in modern ed a houfe for the reception of infane times; and, like every other extraor- perfons, which he conducted with, dinary perfon, his Angularities attract- great reputation and hiccch. In this cd the notice of all who knew h.'m, lart undertaking^ the medical know- and exited the warnieil approbation, ledge of his fon was of great fervice to or the fevered cenfurc, according to him ; but he took no part in the ma- the circumitances, in which the ohfcr- nagcment of the fchool. During his vers were placed with refpect to him, reikknice at Kingswood, his whole tune and the peculiar fketch of their talents, was devoted to intenfe, fludy, and the or bent of difpolitions. convex fation of a few felect friends. This lingular perfoir was born at In'this Mate of retirement, he ac-Bellegarance, near Limerick, in Ire- quired the knowledge (A Hebrew with.* land, March 27, 1757, wheiv his out any instructor, and in procefs of parents at that time accidentally hap-' time-learned, with ailcnina'-g facility, pened to be. His father, Mr. kichard almolt all the oriental tongues.' lie Henderfon, was then a preacher in con- read alfo the works of the bell �French, nection with Mr. John Wefiey, and Italian, and German writers in the; his mother is faid to have been related original languages; but his favourite to one of the firit families in Wales.objects of fludy-at this time, were clie-Even in his. infancy he was never miihry and medicine, .known to cry; and his queilipns in _ About the year 17S1 he enteredi.t his earlicft years denoted itrong intelli- Pembroke college, as a commoner, gence. ,f , without appearing to have had any par-He received part of his education ticular object in view, but that of pro-in Mr. John Wefley's fchool, at Kings- fecuting his literary purfuk?-, and cxvail- 2 u i
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