Clarke, Joseph (d.1749) (DNB00)

CLARKE, JOSEPH (d. 1749), controversialist, son of Joseph Clarke, D.D., rector of Long Ditton, Surrey, was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards at Magdalene College, Cambridge, under Thomas Johnson. He was elected a fellow of his college, proceeded to the degree of M.A., and died after a long illness on 30 Dec. 1749. His funeral sermon, preached in the parish church of Long Ditton on 4 Jan. 1750–1, by the Rev. Richard Wooddeson, M.A., master of the school at Kingston-on-Thames, was printed at London, 1751, 8vo.

His works are: 1. ‘Treatise of Space,’ 1733. 2. ‘A Defence of the Athanasian Creed, as a preservative against Heresy.’ 3. ‘A full and particular Reply to Mr. Chandler's Case of Subscription to Explanatory Articles of Faith, &c.’ 1749, 8vo.

He also edited Waterland's ‘Sermons on several important Subjects of Religion and Morality,’ 2 vols. Lond. 1742, 2nd ed. 1776.

[Funeral Sermon; Addit. MS. 5865, f. 139; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus.]

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