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A Brief William Kenrick Bio

Written by: Kenrick (William), LL.D., English author, b. near Watford, Herts, about 1720. In 1751 he published, at Dublin, under the pen-name of Ontologos, an essay to prove that the soul is not immortal. His first poetic production was a volume of Epistles, Philosophical and Moral (1759), addressed to Lorenzo; an avowed defence of scepticism. In 1775 he commenced the London Review, and the following year attacked Soame Jenyns’s work on Christianity. He translated some of the works of Buffon, Rousseau, and Voltaire. Died 10 June 1779.

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