Page images
PDF
EPUB
[blocks in formation]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

BEAUTIES

OF THE

Evangelical Magazine,

BIOGRAPHY.

The Rev. ANDREW KINSMAN, late Minister of the Gospel at Plymouth-Dock, in the County of Devon.

As

S an exhibition of well-executed portraits is greatly enriched, not only by marking the most prominent features in each picture, but by difpofing of the whole in fuch a direction, as to form the most striking contrast; so it is with a series of biographical defcription. The general trait of all good men muit needs bear fome fimilarity to each other, like the grand outlines of the human body, while their talents may be as evidently different as their respective features. Though there be fome particulars in the character of the late Mr. Berridge, given in a former number of this work, and of Mr. Kinsman in the prefent, very diftinguishable from each other, yet we shall perceive that both poffeffed a great portion of excellence, and were active in the exercife of thofe peculiar gifts, with which the great Head of the Church had entrusted them.

Mr. Andrew Kinfman, the fon of John and Mary Kinfman, of Tavistock in the county of Devon, was born Nov. 17, 1724. His childhood and youth were marked by a difpofition and manners, mild and engaging, together with a behavior to his parents peculiarly dutiful. He was, however, unacquainted with the religion of the Gofpel, until he had attained his feventeenth year, when providentially meeting with a volume of Mr. Whitefield's Sermons, one of thefe, on the new-birth, was greatly bleffed as a mean of informing his judgment, and alarming his confcience. Ha

VOL. I.

с

« PreviousContinue »