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grated from Wales to America in the year 1170 with Prince Madoc,’ 1797, 8vo. 5. ‘Village Sermons,’ 1797, 8vo (followed at intervals till 1820 by seven other volumes with same title, making one hundred sermons in all. Hale edited a selection, with prefixed essay, 1838, 12mo. Some have been translated into Malay, Cingalese, and other tongues). 6. ‘Life of Rev. John Machin,’ 1799, 12mo (revised from the ‘Life’ published 1671, 12mo, and again in Clark's ‘Lives,’ 1683, fol.). 7. ‘Missionary Anecdotes,’ 1811, 12mo. 8. ‘Sermon on Death of George III,’ 1820, 8vo. 9. ‘Sea Sermons,’ 1821 (twelve sermons; nautical phrases revised by a minister who had been in the navy). 10. ‘Cottage Sermons,’ 1826 (twelve sermons). 11. ‘Sermons for the Aged,’ 1828 (twelve sermons). 12. ‘The Pilgrim's Progress, an Epic Poem,’ 1845, 12mo; and several tracts.

Besides these he edited the following: 1. Bunyan's ‘Pilgrim's Progress,’ Coventry, 1786, 12mo, often reprinted (the first edition divided into chapters, each of which is followed by large notes, had copper cuts and life of Bunyan; translated into modern Greek, 1831). 2. Collings's ‘The Weaver's Pocket-book, or Weaving spiritualised,’ Coventry, 1794, 24mo (by John Collings, D.D., written for camlet weavers of Norwich and reprinted for ribbon weavers of Coventry). 3. Abridgment of Owen's ‘Justification by Faith,’ 1797, 8vo. 4. Bunyan's ‘Holy War,’ 1803, 8vo (with notes, as above). 5. Howel's ‘History of the Holy Bible,’ enlarged and improved, 1805, 8vo (by Lawrence Howel, the nonjuror; first published 1718, in 3 vols.). 6. Watts's ‘Psalms and Hymns,’ corrected, 1806, 12mo. 7. Mather's ‘Essays to do Good,’ revised, 1807, 12mo. 8. Henry's ‘Exposition of the Old and New Testaments,’ 1811, 4to, 6 vols. (Edited in conjunction with Rev. Joseph Hughes. Prefixed is a life of Matthew Henry by Samuel Palmer. Vol. vi. gives additional matter from Henry's manuscripts.)

[Memoir by H. F. Burder, 1833 (portrait); Memoir by Cobbin (new ed.), 1856, 12mo; Circular Letter from the Independent Ministers assembled at Nuneaton, 1793; Bennett's Hist. of Dissenters, 1839, pp. 426 seq.; Sibree and Caston's Independency in Warwickshire, 1855, p. 67; Miller's Our Hymns, 1866, pp. 258 seq.; Centenary Celebration of West Orchard Chapel, Coventry, 1879, pp. 7 seq.; Wilson's manuscript list of academies in Dr. Williams's Library.]

A. G.

BURDER, HENRY FORSTER, D.D. (1783–1864), nonconformist divine, eldest son of the Rev. George Burder [q. v.], and brother of Thomas Harrison Burder [q. v.], was born 27 Nov. 1783, at Coventry. He was articled in 1798 to a wholesale firm of Nottingham and London. In London he attended the Weigh-house Chapel, and decided to devote himself to the ministry. Accordingly he became a student in Hoxton Academy, and in 1804 entered the university of Glasgow, where he took his M.A. degree in 1807, and subsequently that of D.D. After his graduation Burder became classical tutor at Wymondley College; resigned this appointment in 1808; was (31 Oct. 1811) assistant to the Rev. Samuel Palmer of St. Thomas's Square Congregational Chapel, Hackney, and on Palmer's death was ordained to his pastorate on 2 March 1814. From 1810 he also filled the chair of philosophy and mathematics at Hoxton College till its removal to Highbury in 1830. He was chairman of the Congregational Union in 1844. He remained at Hackney till 1852. He delivered on 26 Dec. 1852, and afterwards published, ‘A Pastor's Farewell,’ 8vo, London, 1853. His congregation presented him with a purse of 1,000l., wherewith a Burder scholarship was founded at New College, London.

Burder was twice married: first, in 1810, to Ann, eldest daughter of Joseph Hardcastle of Hatcham House, New Cross, London, who died in 1827, leaving a daughter and three sons; and secondly, in 1833, to Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev. J. Tayler of Whitlinge, Worcestershire, who died in 1851. He afterwards lived in the house of his eldest son at Hatcham Park, where he died 29 Dec. 1864.

Besides many sermons separately printed in various collections the principal works published by Burder were: 1. ‘The Scripture Character of God, or Discourses on the Divine Attributes,’ 8vo, London, 1822. 2. ‘Mental Discipline, or Hints on the Cultivation of Intellectual Habits, addressed particularly to Students in Theology and Young Preachers,’ 8vo, London, 1822, and other editions. 3. ‘Lectures on the Pleasures of Religion,’ 8vo, London, 1823, 12mo, Philadelphia, 1839, &c. 4. ‘Lectures on the Essentials of Religion, personal, domestic, and social,’ 8vo, London, 1825. 5. A collection of ‘Psalms and Hymns, principally for Public Worship,’ 8vo, London, 1826, third edition, 1845, and others. 6. ‘Pastoral Discourses on Revivals in Religion,’ 8vo, London, 1829. 7. ‘Memoir of the Rev. George Burder,’ 8vo, London, 1833. 8. ‘Notes on the Prophecies of the Apocalypse,’ 8vo, London, 1849. 9. ‘Sermons preached at St. Thomas's Square Chapel, Hackney,’ 8vo, London, 1854.

[Dr. H. F. Burder's Memoir of the Rev. George Burder, 1833; Rev. John Burder's Memoir of the Rev. Henry Forster Burder, D.D., in the Evan-