This was followed in 1777 by A Letter to Dr Hurd, Bishop of Worcester, wherein the Importance of the Prophecies of the New Testament and the Nature of the Grand Apostasy predicted in them are particularly and impartially considered.
Hurd, History of Essex County (Philadelphia, 1888); J.
Hurd, History of Middlesex County (3 vols., Philadelphia, 1890); S.
Hurd, History of Norfolk County (Boston, 1884).
RICHARD HURD (1720-1808), English divine and writer, bishop of Worcester, was born at Congreve, in the parish of Penkridge, Staffordshire, where his father was a farmer, on the 1 3th of January 1720.
He was extremely popular at court, and in 1783, on the death of Archbishop Cornwallis, the king pressed him to accept the primacy, but Hurd, who was known, says Madame d'Arblay, as "The Beauty of Holiness," declined it as a charge not suited to his temper and talents, and much too heavy for him to sustain.
Hurd wrote two acrimonious defences of Warburton: On the Delicacy of Friendship (1755), in answer to Dr J.
Of his works (1811); "Memoirs of Dr Hurd" in the Ecclesiastical and University.
Richard Hurd (1860), giving selections from Hurd's commonplace book, some correspondence, and extracts from contemporary accounts of the bishop. A review of this work, entitled "Bishop Hurd and his Contemporaries," appeared in the North British Review, vol.
Hamilton Hurd, History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts (Philadelphia, 1864).
Hurd, in the Publications of the Michigan Political Science Association (1901).
Hurd, History of Worcester County (Worcester, 2 vols., 1889); I.
" by a gentleman of Cambridge" from Warburton, in which his friend and biographer, Richard Hurd, had a share (1757).
Warburton's works were edited (7 vols., 1788) by Bishop Hurd with a biographical preface, and the correspondence between the two friends-an important contribution to the literary history of the period-was edited by Dr Parr in 1808.