Jeremiah Seed

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Jeremiah Seed (1700–1747) was an English clergyman and academic.

Jeremiah Seed, 1750 engraving by Simon François Ravenet, after Francis Hayman.

Life[edit]

His father was Jeremiah Seed, who graduated B.A. from Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1682, and was rector of Clifton, Westmoreland, from 1707 until his death in 1722.[1] Jeremiah Seed the younger was educated at Lowther grammar school, and matriculated on 7 November 1716 at The Queen's College, Oxford, proceeding B.A. on 13 February 1722, and M.A. 1725.[2] He was chosen a fellow in 1732, and was for some years curate to Daniel Waterland, vicar of Twickenham, whose funeral sermon he preached on 4 January 1741. Seed was presented by his college in the same year to the rectory of Knight's Enham, Hampshire, where he remained until his death on 10 December 1747.

Works[edit]

Seed was admired as a preacher. Samuel Johnson remarked that "he was not very theological" but had "a very fine style."[3] Two sermons were published during his lifetime; others posthumously as Discourses (London, 1743; 6th, 1766). The Posthumous Works, consisting of sermons, essays, and letters, was edited by Joseph Hall, M.A., fellow of Queen's College, and was printed for M. Seed (possibly his widow), 1750, London, 2 vols. Other editions appeared, 2 vols., Dublin, 1750; London, 1770, 1 vol.; and the work is said to have been translated into Russian.

References[edit]

  • "Seed, Jeremiah" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Seed, Jeremiah (ST679J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ "Seed, Jeremiah (ST738J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Mgr Ronald Knox" ("Horizon," 1948) by Evelyn Waugh.
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Seed, Jeremiah". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.